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A rare opportunity to acquire this most interesting four bedroom character home believed to date from the 1820’s set in a beautiful and tranquil location with acres of open countryside right on your doorstep. This Grade II listed property is situated within the private curtilage and community of Fair Dene which provides a friendly and tranquil place in which to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

This attractive and unique property named Garden House is formed from a central wing of a large Manor House originally built in the 17th Century and extended many times over the years. Entered via a substantial entrance hall the impressive high ceilinged reception come dining room boasts many period features including solid parquet wood flooring, picture rails, French doors and sash bay window with the original shutters whilst the ornate cast iron fireplace with marble hearth provides the focal point of the room. The modern kitchen/breakfast room benefits from granite work surfaces, built in Siemens induction hob, Miele oven and grill as well as an impressive double butler sink. There is also a useful utility room located off the kitchen.

To the upstairs and the four bedrooms and two bathrooms are located off one long landing boasting the impressive original lead windows. Two of the bedrooms feature original fireplaces with the master benefitting from original sash windows overlooking the impressive private lawn and rolling fields beyond. The bathrooms correlate perfectly with the building's history with traditional pedestal sinks and freestanding cast iron claw leg roll top bath, both with old fashioned style modern fittings and beautiful dark wood floors bringing the whole look together.

The property is beautifully located within a semi-rural location and offers delightful far reaching views over open fields and is approached via wrought iron electric gates and the most impressive sweeping carriageway though the grounds of the converted Fair Dene Manor. Garden House has a private parking space to the front of the property whilst to the rear there is a lovely private patio courtyard area and substantial sized lawn. Owners within the estate benefit from use of the hard tennis court within the grounds. There is also ample guest car parking and a private double garage.

Chipstead Village lies within the M25 and yet is surrounded by some of Surreys finest open green belt countryside where many fine walks and riding opportunities can be enjoyed, including Chipstead Meads, Starrock Green and Vincents Green. The village is a vibrant location and includes local pubs and a number of private sports clubs including Golf, Tennis, Bowls, Cricket and Rugby and 'Chipstead Players' hold regular productions at the villages Courtyard Theatre. The nearby towns of Reigate and Banstead also provide a comprehensive range of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and The Dining Room. Chipstead Station provides London bound services on the Tattenham Corner line, whilst Coulsdon South on the London to Brighton main line offers faster connections. In terms of road communications, the M23 and M25 can be accessed easily, whilst for the frequent traveller Gatwick Airport is approximately 14 miles.

EPC: Exempt

For further information, a full colour brochure or to arrange a private viewing pleas call our Sales office on 01737 817 718.

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11 August 2016


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