5 bedroom detached house for saleSutton Place, Abinger Hammer, Surrey, RH5
Guide Price £2,950,000
- 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (2 en suite)
- Annexe and playroom
- Gym and steam room
- Triple garage and tennis court
- Swimming pool with pool house
- Paddocks and 2 stables with tack room
- Gardens and grounds
- In about 3.2 acres
- EPC Rating = D
A grand, secluded, family home
High Barn is situated in Sutton Place, which is between the two much sought after, picture postcard, villages of Abinger Hammer and Holmbury St Mary, with their attractive village greens, public houses and local shops. A wider range of recreational, shopping and leisure facilities is available at the market town of Dorking (known for its antique shops) and the university town of Guildford, where theatres, restaurants and leisure centres are to be found.
Both have main line stations to London (Guildford to London Waterloo from about 34 minutes). The M25 and motorway network are available via the A3 and A24, and give fast access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. There are a number of good schools in the area including St Catherine's, Charterhouse, Royal Grammar School, Guildford High School, Duke of Kent and Belmont. There is fantastic walking, cycling and riding country in the surrounding Surrey Hills, which are classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
High Barn is an attractive and substantial house, in the Arts and Crafts style, with white rendering under a tiled roof containing 'eyebrow' windows. The property was built in the 1930s, we understand, and has been extended to a high standard in keeping with the original architectural ideals of quality over quantity. It now presents 21st century living combined with high craftsmanship and is eminently suited to a family that likes to entertain all year round. Internally, the property boasts a wealth of quality features, including a Mark Wilkinson designed kitchen and utility room. The floors, doors, windows and their surrounds are oak. There is also a ground floor and outside terrace advanced link sound system, two cloakrooms and a 2,000 bottle (approximate) wine cellar.
The entrance porch opens into the hall from which other rooms and stairs to the wine cellar are accessed. To the far right end is a vaulted drawing room, with galleried space above, currently used as a gymnasium. This is an impressive and spacious room which a vaulted ceiling and has glass doors which lead onto a parterre which overlooks the gardens and tennis court and is adjacent to one of the outside dining areas.
To the other end of the house is a sitting room, with a beehive chimney breast fireplace. This room shares a lobby area leading to the dining room. Both rooms have views overlooking the box knot gardens that in turn overlook the grounds leading to the Tenningshook Wood. Next to the dining room is the well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room. On a terracotta tiled floor, oak cupboards, with knotted oak inlay, under a granite surface, sweep round the semi-circular end of the room, which overlooks the garden. The kitchen contains a full range of Miele or American appliances, including a Wolf cooking range that has 4 gas rings plus a central simmering plate (Calor Gas).
The sitting area offers a wood burning stove housed in an inglenook, and stable door to an external entertaining area. There are further cupboards, drinks fridge and double doors to the rear garden. The study, next to the sitting room, and the family room both have a plentiful supply of storage in the way of cupboards and shelving, the family room having the added bonus of stairs leading to a first floor storage/playroom.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite, overlooking the side and rear gardens, has a separate dressing room plus an en suite bathroom. There is a guest suite with 'hidden' bathroom and door to an outside terrace. A third bedroom has access to the terrace and has sole use of a separate bathroom.
The second floor offers two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The annexe is found to the rear of the gymnasium, both of which share access to the shower/steam room. This room is ideally suited for an au pair or as additional guest accommodation, with its own kitchenette, and can be accessed by a private staircase via a separate side entrance located at the rear of the garages.
High Barn is approached by a five-bar gate and a gravel in and out drive sweeping around a horseshoe shaped lawn with shrubs. This passes the triple bay attached garage block with electric doors, flooring and bicycle stands, with additional parking area to the front and side. The property sits in the middle of its own mature gardens and grounds, predominantly grassed, with shrubs, such as rhododendrons and hydrangeas, and trees, including hornbeams and oaks.
At one end of the property can be found a paddock with stables comprising 2 stables and a tack room. To the right of the entrance drive, there are lawns interspersed with trees that sweep round the back of the garage separating the paddock from the tennis court and terraces. The enclosed hard tennis court is separated from the lawn by a yew hedge.
The main for mal area of garden is to the rear of the sitting and dining rooms and this consists of a York stone terrace interspersed with box knot gardens. There are splendid views over the remainder of the grounds and beyond to the woods forming part of the Hurtmore. Elegant steps lead down to a lawn surrounded by shrubs and trees.
To the left of the lawn are steps leading up to an historical pond, below which lies the pool area. The heated pool has a safety walk-on cover and is surrounded by a terrace with generous areas for sunbathing and dining. There is a brick built pool house.
In all about 3.2 acres
Square Footage: 6,846 sq ft
Acreage: 3.2 Acres
From the M25 (junction 10), take the A3 southbound towards Guildford. Leave Guildford on the A25 towards Dorking. At the village of Abinger Hammer, turn right opposite the post office onto the B2126. After about 1 mile, take the right turning onto Sutton Place (marked as private road), follow the road up the hill continuing straight on and the gates of High Barn are on the corner on the right.
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