10 bedroom detached house for sale

Elderslie, Ockley, Dorking, Surrey, RH5

Guide Price £2,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed country house in parkland setting
  • 5 Reception rooms and 10 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bedroom annexe
  • Stable block and paddocks
  • All weather sand school
  • Swimming pool and pool house
  • Tennis court and Dutch barn
  • Gardens and Bluebell wood
  • About 22 Acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A wonderful country estate -

Location

Situation
Whilst a village house with the benefit of local amenities its rural atmosphere is captivating, lying opposite the long Common with cricket green, and the unmistakeable ridge of Leith Hill as a backdrop. Ockley has a village shop/petrol station, an old church, two public houses, a village nursery, an infant school and a mainline station with services to both London Victoria and London Waterloo. There is also a well-established comprehensive farm shop. For more extensive shopping and recreational facilities, Dorking is some 7 miles distant. Gatwick Airport is about 12.5 miles, with the Gatwick Express train service to London/Victoria from about 33 minutes. Guildford, which is 14 miles away, also has a fast train service, extensive shopping, restaurants, theatres, the Spectrum Leisure Centre and access to the A3, in turn connecting with the M25 (J10) providing fast vehicular access to both Heathrow Airport and London.

Description

Description
Elderslie once formed part of a larger estate and dates from 17th century when it was built as Yeoman's house for Mr John Constable, a man of some importance in the area. Over the years it has been remodelled with imposing, tall, rendered and gabled elevations and a most attractive adjoining Coach House in brick. It has an interesting history which is well recorded and was owned by the Arbuthnots family for a 100 years or so. They began planting in the ground with specimen trees, in the 1920's, which were imported from far and wide, many of which are now mature and still in situ.
Today the property offers spacious accommodation with impressive reception rooms and layout over three floors. The exposed beams and inglenook fireplace adds to the property's character. There is a first floor library and cinema room, an attached two bedroom annexe with stableyard. Elderslie is set in about 5 acres of parkland grounds, with an additional 16 acres of post and rail fenced pasture land and bluebell woods. The property is approached via a gravel drive, through an electric, five-bar, wooden gate that leads past the front door to a York stone, cobbled parking and turning area.

Accommodation
The house has well proportioned and well laid out accommodation with excellent entertaining space, as well as more informal reception rooms and studies. There are ample bedrooms, with five bedrooms on the first floor, as well as another five smaller bedrooms on the second floor, providing excellent family and guest accommodation. In addition there is a wonderful first floor library with balcony overlooking the grounds, as well as a cinema room. Please refer to the floorplans for more information.

Gardens and Grounds
The house is approached along a gravelled driveway and running to the left side of this is a croquet lawn and to the right a mature hedge and formal beds. The driveway comes to an end in front of the main house, with a turning and parking area. Beyond the garaging is a Stable Yard, comprising of 8 loose boxes, a feed store and storage room with an inner secure tack room. A path leads past the stable yard to another parking area and gated entrance, which can be used for a horse box or other vehicles, and gives direct access to the road.
The gardens and grounds at Elderslie are mainly laid to lawn inset with a wide selection of specimen trees, including a Monkey Puzzle, Redwood, Fir and mature Oak. This gives the grounds an elegant parkland feel. There is a large terrace leading to the formal lawns that are immaculately maintained. To one end is a greenhouse, further lawned areas interspersed with formal beds and shrubs, as well as a sunken pond with seating area to one side. There is a path from the stable yard to an all-weather Sand School with open bay 80ft Dutch Barn to one end.
The formal lawn area is bordered by post and rail fencing, which encloses an outdoor heated Swimming Pool and lawn area. To one end is an oak-framed pool house, with impressive folding glass doors and centrally positioned wall mounted fire. At the other end of the pool is a hedge enclosed, all-weather Tennis Court. There is also a small Orchard to the left of the pool house containing a variety of fruit trees. Beyond the pool and tennis court area are a series of 3 paddocks all enclosed by well maintained, post and rail fencing. Beyond this is a further field laid to grass.

In all about 22 acres

Square Footage: 7,228 sq ft
Acreage: 22 Acres

Directions

From the M25 (J8) take the A24 signposted to Dorking. Continue along A24 past Dorking to Beare Green then take the A29 to Ockley. On entering Ockley continue into the village and turn left just after the Inn on the Green where the wooden five-bar electric gate and gravel drive to Elderslie will be found.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 May 2016

Nearest stations

  • Ockley (1.1 mi)
  • Holmwood (2.8 mi)
  • Warnham (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Ockley (1.1 mi)
  • Holmwood (2.8 mi)
  • Warnham (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Country Department

33 Margaret Street London W1G 0JD

020 8012 3130 Local call rate

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