7 bedroom detached house for saleLowicks Road, Rushmoor, Farnham, Surrey, GU10
- Classical Georgian architecture
- 7 Bedrooms & 5 reception rooms
- Open plan kitchen & orangery
- South facing terrace
- Formal gardens & grounds
- Swimming pool & tennis court
- Stone barn with conversion potential
- Approx 2.5 acres
- EPC Rating = E
Georgian Country House set in a private position amongst magnificent gardens & grounds, close to Frensham Common.
The Lime House occupies a wonderful semi-rural position on the edge of Rushmoor village, in a peaceful location well positioned for walking and riding opportunities, some directly accessed from the house, with National Trust heath land and several local beauty spots including The Frensham Ponds, Devil's Jumps, The Devil's Punchbowl and The Flashes nature reserve all within close proximity. The Lime House lies within the Green Belt in The Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and in an Area of Great Landscape Value with the protection that implies. Local amenities include a village shop at Tilford, Churt and Frensham for daily needs, whilst a wider range of shopping and leisure amenities is available at Farnham and Haslemere. Communications are good with ready access to the A3 at Hindhead connecting London and the coast and linking with the M25 at Wisley for the airports. Lying equi-distant between Farnham and Haslemere, there is a choice of fast and frequent train services into London with journey time from Haslemere of around 50 minutes. There is a wide choice of state and private schools including village primary schools in Tilford, Frensham and Churt, The Royal School at Hindhead, Frensham Heights, Aldro, Highfield, Amesbury, Salesian College, St Edmund's, Barrow Hills, King Edwards at Witley, Charterhouse, and Priors Field amongst many others. Recreational and sporting opportunities include golf at a number of clubs in the area including Hankley Common, The Sands at Farnham, Old Thorns at Liphook, Cowdray Park and Goodwood. There is also racing at Fontwell Park, polo at Midhurst, racing and flying at Goodwood, shooting at Bisley and sailing at Frensham and Chichester.
The Lime House, with its elegant and impressive symmetrical Regency facade complimented by the notable Welsh slate roof, occupies a private position surrounded by glorious grounds. It is believed to have been built in the early 19th century, when the villages of Rushmoor, Tilford and Frensham gained popularity, due to the rise in sheep farming and hop growing. The Lime House is approached via a tree lined, sweeping gravel drive, leading from Lowicks Road through stone pillared electric gates. As the gates open, the idyllic gardens and exciting architecture of The Lime House become immediately apparent; a real haven, privately tucked away, whilst being just on the edge of the village and close to local amenities. The drive arrives at the front of the house at a large turning area with ample parking space for several cars.
The impressive front door opens into a welcoming and full height entrance hall of grand proportions, which are found throughout the house, the drawing room and study positioned on either side of the front door, with oak parquet flooring throughout the main reception rooms. The elegant drawing room is light and spacious with a large open fireplace and French windows opening onto the south facing terrace. It also benefits from a separate area ideal as a music room. The full height hall, showcasing the wide and gently circling staircase, leads to the formal dining room, a perfect space for entertaining. The heart of this home is arguably the kitchen, which opens onto the beautiful orangery with garden views and the large family room. This area is ideally laid out and proportioned for contemporary family living. The kitchen is attractively presented and carefully thought out to work well for a chef, with a central island unit, four oven gas fired AGA and a range of integrated appliances including, an electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge. The built-in wall and floor units, hand carved in English oak are beautifully intricate. The adjoining orangery floods the room with light, with four sets of French windows leading out onto the south facing terrace, ideally positioned for al fresco dining, with the gardens and pool area beyond. The sweeping staircase arrives at a central landing looking down on the entrance hall.
On the first floor is the large master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom and separate dressing room/ bedroom. The three windows in the master bedroom offer beautiful views over the garden. There are a further four double bedrooms on this floor arranged around the central landing, one en suite, which has doors out onto a roof terrace and the others with the use of the family bathroom. All bedrooms benefit from built-in wardrobes. There is a further large bedroom on the second floor which doubles up well as an upstairs playroom.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens are beautifully maintained and mostly laid to lawns which are largely fl at. Within the garden are many colourful planted borders and stunning specimen trees, including an avenue of Lime Trees leading to the terrace. There is an outside heated swimming pool, which is sheltered within a walled garden to the south of the house with plenty of room for outdoor seating. The hard tennis court is discreetly positioned at the end of the lawn. In total the land amounts to approximately 2.5 acres.
Of particular interest within the grounds is the beautiful old brick and stone barn with a slate roof and charming weather vain, believed to be the old apple store of the estate. This currently amounts to approximately 840 sqft and has an impressive height of over 7 metres. Subject to gaining the necessary planning permission, it is believed that this barn has great potential to be converted to a spacious ancillary dwelling of approximately 2,500 sqft , set over two floors. The current owner uses the barn for storage and a wood store. Adjacent to the house in the rear garden, is the Summer House with mains electricity, lending itself well to being a separate office or further playroom.
Square Footage: 4,846 sq ft
Acreage: 2.5 Acres
Directions (GU10 2EY)
From London - follow A3 south and take the exit sign posted Thursley. Continue through the centre of Thursley Village passing The Three Horse Shoe PH on your left and the cricket green on your right. At the end of Dyehouse Road turn left onto Thursley Road, passing through Pitch Place and arriving at a crossroads with Bel and the Dragon hotel opposite. Turn right onto Tilford Road and proceed for approximately 0.8 miles before turning left onto Lowicks Road. Continue for around 0.3 miles and the driveway for The Lime House will be on your left hand side.
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