7 bedroom detached house for saleRunwick, Farnham, Surrey, GU10
- Fabulously convenient location in a rural position
- Stylish internal presentation
- Extensive secondary accommodation
- Beautifully maintained and landscaped gardens
- Far reaching views
- Tennis court and swimming pool
- Long private driveway
- EPC Rating = F
A well-presented period country house set in an elevated position at the end of a long drive with far reaching views.
Approached down a long drive through a parkland setting, Ridgeway House is a well-modernised period property benefitting from far reaching views towards Farnham.
Tracing its roots back to the 14th century, the property has been extended over time, primarily with a Georgian personality and a large Victorian extension was subsequently further enlarged, sympathetically, in the early 1990’s. Today, extending to almost 9,000 sq ft, the property has beautifully proportioned interiors and the rooms flow from one to another making it ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. The principal rooms all benefit from a southerly aspect and take full advantage of the delightful rural outlook.
Ridgway House is an extremely comfortable family home with the benefit of a gardener’s cottage and a one bedroom cottage to one end of the house (if required).
Gardens and Grounds
The entrance to the property is to the north west and is approached through electric wooden gates. This leads to a tree lined avenue through which a drives snakes its way down through the paddock with southerly views to the house and beyond. A spur drive leads off to the garage. The garden and grounds have been landscaped to make the most of Ridgeway House’s fine setting and southerly aspect. The majority of the gardens are laid to lawn and are found on the southern side of the property. There is an outdoor swimming pool (oil and solar heated) and an all-weather clay tennis court to the eastern side of the property. Beyond the formal lawns, to the south, is a large paddock, whilst to the north of the house is a large walled vegetable garden with two greenhouses and raised vegetable beds.
Farnham has a number of attractive houses from various periods and many passages, which reveal hidden parts of the town including workshops, historic cottages and hidden gardens. Nearby is the well-renowned Four Seasons Hotel offering an extensive range of outdoor activities such as horse riding and clay pigeon shooting as well as a number of indoor options including treatments in the spa and swimming in the 20 meter (66 sq ft) indoor pool. The hotel also provides ample opportunities for recreation and relaxation including a choice of dining rooms.
The historic Georgian market town of Farnham offers an extensive range of shops, restaurants, boutiques and supermarkets. The county town of Guildford is a mere 10 miles away providing more comprehensive recreational and shopping facilities.
Public and prep schools in the area are well renowned and include Charterhouse, Edgeborough, Frensham Heights, Priors Field School for Girls, Aldro at Shackleford and St Catherine’s in Bramley. t Farnham Maltings has diverse concerts including opera, folk and acoustic music gigs, band evenings and stand-up comedy nights. s On Frensham Ponds, Chichester and South Coast.
Racing can be found at Ascot, Windsor, Goodwood and Sandown and are all within half an hour drive. Espom Downs is within 45 minutes. A Southampton Airport is 40 minutes (36 miles) and London Heathrow Airport is 40 minutes (30 miles). M The M3 is 7 miles away giving good access to London with the A31 providing links to Winchester and the South West.
A direct train service runs from Farnham Station (1 mile) to London Waterloo and takes approximately 53 minutes. (Distances and times are approximate).
Square Footage: 8,921 sq ft
Acreage: 15.36 Acres
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