7 bedroom detached house for salePook Hill, Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8
- 5 reception rooms and study
- Master suite with balcony
- 6 further bedrooms
- 3 further bath/shower rooms
- Swimming pool and tennis court
- Greenhouse and stores
- Triple detached garage
- Gardens, woodland and paddocks
- In about 15.3 acres
- EPC Rating = E
Period home in a peaceful idyllic setting
Tucked away, along a quiet country lane, Sleepy Hollow occupies an enviable rural situation on the fringes of Chiddingfold. The surrounding countryside is predominantly rural in nature and comprises largely agricultural land and woodland. Chiddingfold lies within The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of Great Landscape Value, with all the protection that designation implies.
Famous for its spectacular annual Guy Fawkes bonfire, this historic Wealden village fits the archetypal English scene, with its village green, duck pond and ancient parish church. The village is well served by The Mulberry Inn, The Swan Inn and The Crown for restaurants and accommodation. Chiddingfold is a thriving community supports a number of active sport and social groups, from the local pony club to the bell-ringers. The village has convenience store, post office and pharmacy for daily needs, whilst a wider choice of shopping may be found at Haslemere, Godalming and Guildford.
Located on the A283, Chiddingfold benefits from a convenient connection with the A3 at Milford, which in turn gives access to London, Portsmouth; and, via the M25 at Wisley, to the airports and the national motorway network. There is a fast and regular train service to London (Waterloo) from Haslemere, Witley or Godalming, with journey times form about 46 minutes. Witley station (London from circa 55 mins) is within 2 miles.
A wide choice of both state and private schools in the area includes Haslemere Primary, Rodborough, Aldro, Kind Edward's, Barrow Hills, Prior's Field, St Dominics, Charterhouse, St Catherine's, Cranleigh and many others.
Recreational opportunities include golf at Chiddingfold and other clubs within easy reach, country sports at a number of local venues and sport and leisure centres at Godalming, Haslemere and Guildford. There is also polo at Cowdray Park and sailing at Chichester Harbour. Goodwood is well known for horse racing, as well as the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival meetings. In addition, the surrounding area is ideal for walking, cycling and riding and is crossed by numerous footpaths and bridleways, including The Downs Link, Greensand Way and North Downs Way long distance trails.
Witley Station: 1.8 miles, Chiddingfold: 2 miles, Haslemere: 3.8 miles, A3: 5.3 miles, Godalming: 6.9 miles, Guildford: 9 miles, M25 (J10): 19 miles, London: 41 miles
Believed to date from the 19th century, Sleepy Hollow is built in the typical Surrey/Sussex border style, with brick, stone and tile hung elevations, under a plain tiled and gabled roof. The property has been enlarged and upgraded over the years and, further enhanced in recent years, Sleepy Hollow now offers a bright, spacious and beautifully presented family home of generous proportions in the most idyllic yet convenient of locations
Key features of the property include the impressive inner reception hall that leads to a stylishly comfortable, split-level drawing room, with carved stone fireplace. A balustrade and steps lead to the lower level where full-height leaded light windows and French doors draw the eye to extensive garden and woodland views. Also off the main reception hall, steps lead down to an impressive and elegant double height dining room, with its moulded ceiling.
Whilst Sleepy Hollow is ideally suited to formal entertaining, the spacious and well-appointed kitchen/ breakfast room, with its AGA and generous proportions, provides the perfect situation for relaxed family living. First floor accommodation comprises a superbly bright and spacious master suite, with extensive fitted storage, luxuriously appointed bathroom and French doors opening onto a balcony from which beautiful garden and rural views may be enjoyed. There is also a generous guest suite, comprising two bedrooms and a bathroom, which is accessed via a separate staircase. Four further bedrooms and two family bathrooms complete the arrangements.
Gardens and Grounds
Sleepy Hollow is approached from the lane via electrically operated double gates leading to a tarmacadam forecourt, with central island and an adjoining three bay detached timber garage. An area of lawn in front of the house is planted with spring bulbs and surrounded by clipped laurel hedges. Paved paths lead to the rear of the house where a full width stone paved terrace provides the ideal situation for relaxation or summer dining, with shade provided by a vine clad timber pergola. In front of the drawing room, an area of formal knot garden has been planted with neatly clipped box hedges and paths of gravel and herringbone bricks.
Extensive and immaculately tended lawns extend away from the house with mixed borders of shrubs and herbaceous planting along the edges. To the East of the house there is also an enclosed vegetable plot with a number of fenced beds and an attractive Victorian style greenhouse. Beyond the lawns there is an enclosed swimming pool, with paved surround, and adjoining pool house/games room, whilst, a short distance across the lawns, there is also an all-weather tennis court. The remainder of the grounds comprise well-maintained light woodland, with a number of pretty paths, a mass of spring bulbs and a meandering stream. The entire property is surrounded by a backdrop of mature trees.
Porch, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, library and 2 studies, lower hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, laundry room and 2 cloakrooms, master suite, with balcony, 6 further bedrooms and 3 further bath/shower rooms. Detached triple garage, greenhouse and garden machinery store, swimming pool, pool house and plant room, tennis court, landscaped gardens, vegetable garden and woodland, in about 15.3 acres.
Square Footage: 5,716 sq ft
Acreage: 15.3 Acres
From Guildford, follow the A3 south to the Milford exit and, here, follow the signs for the A283, to Petworth. At the second traffic light, turn left into Cherrytree Road and, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A283 towards Petworth. Proceed for 2.3 miles then turn right into Combe Lane, signed to Witley Station. Continue in this road for 1.5 miles and, at an island junction, turn right into Prestwick Lane, then, after a further 0.2 miles, bear left into Pook Hill. Sleepy Hollow will be seen after 0.4 miles on the left.
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