7 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Ripley, Surrey, GU23

Guide Price £17,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Country House
  • 5 Reception rooms
  • 7/8 Bedrooms
  • 10 Cottages
  • Extensive range of outbuildings, garages
  • Formal gardens and grounds, parkland
  • Outdoor swimming pool & tennis court
  • Equestrian facilities, Manège, Pastureland

Full description

Occupying a delightful rural setting, yet only 25.8 miles from central London, Dunsborough Park is an
exceptional property offering a combination of residential and amenity assets with superb communication links. In all, the estate extends to about 107.91 acres and comprises an impressive principal Grade II Listed house, 10 further estate cottages, tennis courts, garages, an extensive range of outbuildings and excellent equestrian facilities, including 17 boxes, 2 foaling boxes, a manège and paddocks.

Location

Dunsborough Park occupies a wonderful position with lovely rural
views on the edge of the picturesque village of Ripley. The larger town centres of Woking and Guildford are 4.9 and 7.7 miles respectively, both with fast mainline rail services to London Waterloo. Communications are excellent: Central London (Knightsbridge) is 25.8 miles by road; both private and commercial airports are within easy reach including Farnborough Airport 18.7 miles away; train services are frequent with a good service to London (from 28 minutes to London Waterloo from Woking and services to stations on the South Coast); comprehensive local shops are at Guildford and there are excellent local restaurants, picturesque villages and farmers' markets in the surrounding area. It is also close to a number of excellent schools including St. George's Weybridge, Parkside, ACS International, Reeds, Feltonfleet at Cobham, The Dutch School at Woking, RGS Guildford, Tormead School, Guildford High School and Charterhouse.

Local amenities in the area include Golf at Wisley, Queenwood,
Pyrford, Woking, St George's Hill, Burhill, West Byfleet, West Hill,
Worplesdon, Sunningdale, Wentworth, Coombe Hill and Walton
Heath; The Spectrum Leisure Centre in Guildford; Arts at the
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and the New Victoria Theatre in Woking; Racing at Sandown Park, Ascot, Windsor, Epsom, Kempton Park and Lingfield; Polo is available at Guards Polo Club, Hurtwood Park and the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club.

Description

Approached through the Tudor style gatehouse, designed in 1939 by W Braxton Sinclair, the rural setting of Dunsborough Park is immediately felt on arrival, with a view across the parkland and paddocks. The driveway passes along the south east of the property before arriving into the gravelled parking area to the east of the house. The house lies in the Eastern corner of the estate giving far reaching, uncluttered views over its own land and the river Wey.

The main entrance opens into a traditional flagged stone hallway and provides access through to both the breakfast room and towards a card room with wooden flooring and a fire surrounded with delft tiles. Off this reception hall lie the principal reception rooms as well as a door to the terrace. The principal reception rooms consist of a drawing room with floral silk and cotton wall covering, marble fireplace, wooden flooring and full height windows; the morning room, featuring large floor to ceiling windows and traditional wood panelling, as well as a fireplace and access to the garden; a sitting room with fireplace and wooden panelling and the dining room with a marble fireplace and Italian hand painted hessian wallpaper, giving a sense of the gardens from within the house.

Both the dining room and entrance hall lead into the kitchen and breakfast room, with traditional features, exposed wooden beams, a kitchen island, double aga and larder. The kitchen has access to the large conservatory overlooking the garden and parkland to the west and also leads on through a family room
into the domestic offices with various facility rooms such as a laundry room, flower room and access to the courtyard at the rear of the house. On the upper floors are eight well proportioned double bedrooms, six of which are en suite, and a further family bathroom.

Outbuildings
To the rear of the house is a separate entrance off the Milk Road which leads into the cobbled courtyard and to the back door. There is a 4 car garage with a car lift, a separate double garage, workshop, stables, store rooms and office. To the southern end of the house is the concert hall with a viewing gallery and high ceiling. It is believed that this building was originally used for the English sport 'Fives'. A wooden floor sits over what was previously an indoor swimming pool. The foundations are still in place should a purchaser wish to revert the use.

Gardens
Beautifully landscaped and maintained, the gardens are a spectacular feature at Dunsborough Park. Formally laid out in the 18th Century, the gardens have been gradually improved and extended since with a ha-ha surrounding the perimeter.

To the north of the house are a series of impressive traditional Edwardian greenhouses (now requiring modernisation) and the walled gardens, divided into four main areas: a rose garden, a knot garden, a wild garden-orchard and a topiary garden. On
entering the walled garden the Penelope Hobhouse borders provide a pathway across the top of the various garden sections, the first of which is immediately visible from the greenhouses, with a central pathway leading to some double wrought iron gates, bordered on both sides by mature apple
espaliers. To the northern end is a magnificent Dutch garden with a huge array of tulips and a 70 foot long Ginkgo hedge.

The southern end of the walled gardens feature The White Garden, a secluded and natural area with a Mulburry tree thought to be over 300 years old. The Rose Walk runs parallel to the southern flank of the walled gardens and leads to The Italian
Garden, a secluded area with high yew hedges and an oblong pool edged with York paving, all surrounded by a grass lawn. To the northern end of the Rose Walk is The Water Garden. Large blocks of stone create shallow pools with flowing water, all heading to Ockham Mill stream at the lower end, running underneath a picturesque stone bridge and pavilion.

In front of the house and with views across the park, the family garden is a more open space. A lawn extends out from the western side of the house as far as the ha-ha. To the south lies the hard tennis court, an old grass tennis court and outdoor
swimming pool, with an impressive grotto with waterfall alongside.

Estate Cottages
The estate benefits from some excellent secondary accommodation in the form of 10 cottages, most of which are currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies. A schedule of the occupancies can be found under Tenure and Possession, within the General Remarks. Set within the courtyard behind the main
house, The Coach House is located above the offices and provides a useful 3 bedroom flat with reception room, bathroom and kitchen. The Potting Shed lies further up the garden and has been converted to provide a 2 bedroom cottage with reception room, kitchen and two bathrooms.

Numbers 1, 2, 7 & 8 Dunsborough Cottages are all accessed off the Milk Road. Number 1 comprises a reception room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor with a further 2 bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. Number 2 has two bedrooms and a bathroom on the
first floor along with a kitchen, reception room and conservatory on the ground floor. Numbers 7 & 8 each have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and a kitchen, W.C and reception room on the ground floor.

North, East, South and West Lodges sit on four corners
of the large Tudor style gatehouse at the main entrance,
within a courtyard through which the front drive passes. West Lodge and East Lodge have 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and reception room whilst North Lodge and South Lodge comprise 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and reception room. All of the Lodges benefit from extensive outbuildings.

Parkland
Extending west away from the house, the parkland creates a peaceful setting removing the sense of proximity to the surrounding area. A gate from the gardens gives access at
the northern corner of the park, with a track leading down the northern edge towards the equestrian facilities. Further north a large meadow area stretches out to the River Wey. The driveway sweeps through the southern end of the parkland.

Equestrian Facilities
To the far west of the parkland are the equestrian facilities, currently let on a commercial lease. A 60m x 25m sand/rubber floodlit manège was installed in 2009. The courtyard is surrounded by 13 boxes with 4 extra boxes located in the park. There are also 3 move-able stables around the courtyard and in the paddocks and 2 foaling boxes (one used as a tack room/kitchen, another for storage/dry room). Around the courtyard is an office/WC and hay barn and a large barn is located between the courtyard and the four stable block.


Acreage: 107.9 Acres


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Nearest stations

  • West Byfleet (2.4 mi)
  • Clandon (2.9 mi)
  • Woking (3.0 mi)
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