Cranleigh lies in the Weald on the main route from Guildford to Horsham and is said to be the largest village in the country. It also sits at the foot of the Surrey Hills, which provides some 3,000 acres of woodland and heathland that is held in trust and open to the public. It is, therefore, a haven for walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
Stockland Square, in the centre of the village, was built on the site of the former station. The refurbished square now boasts an attractive range of shops, and the High Street boasts two independent department stores, M&S Food and a selection of restaurants and cafes. The Health Centre, Leisure Centre and Arts Centre are situated at the southern end of the High Street.
Cranleigh Common is famous for its cricket green, which claims to be the finest in England after the Oval. Cranleigh School is one of the UK’s leading public schools. It was founded in 1865 as the Surrey County School for farmer’s sons and still has a farm and stables today. There is also a further choice of schooling in both the private and the state sector.
The County town of Guildford is 10 miles away and provides a mainline train station with a fast service to Waterloo. The A3 also provides quick access by car to the M25 and central London. Guildford provides a diverse range of social and recreational facilities: including theatre and cinema. The cobbled High Street and numerous Arcades offer a selection of shops, to rival the best of London’s famous streets.
The property is situated on the Guildford Road, with a block paved driveway screened by mature laurel hedges. The oak front door opens into the entrance hall, with oak effect Karndean flooring extending through to the kitchen/breakfast room; off the hallway is a cloakroom with a sink, built-in vanity unit and WC. The sitting room is an inviting room with a stylish gas feature fireplace with a marble surround. The kitchen/breakfast room is L-shaped and part of which is fully glazed and overlooks the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern high-gloss units and is equipped with a double oven, gas hob, built-in microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There is informal living space with room for a table and chairs, sofa and chair. A door is cleverly concealed in the feature wall and opens into the adjoining fourth bedroom/playroom; at one end of which is a mezzanine accessed by a spiral staircase, beneath which is a window seat with built-in storage. There is also a practical element to the room with a range of built-in storage cupboards and useful worktops and work surfaces.
From the hallway, the stairs lead to a galleried first-floor landing. The master bedroom is situated to the rear with a view of the garden and a fitted wardrobe. The ensuite has Karndean flooring, a double shower cubicle with a glazed sliding door, built-in vanity unit with basin and WC. Bedroom two is another double with a front aspect and a large built-in wardrobe. Bedroom three is a single with a rear aspect and a fitted wardrobe. The family bathroom has Karndean flooring, a P-shaped bath with a power shower and glazed screen and a built-in vanity unit with basin and WC.
The garden has a south-easterly aspect and is private and screened by mature trees with close board fencing on all boundaries. A paved terrace extends all the way across the back of the house with a wooden pergola and a path leads down the side to a secure gate. The rest of the garden is lawn and there is a timber garden shed.