Bungalows within a stone’s throw of the village centre are few and far between. Tucked away in a secluded position, with delightful gardens and light, spacious accommodation, this appealing bungalow is an opportunity not to be missed. It offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, sitting and dining room, integral garage and a delightful rear garden.
The property is approached by a private driveway and screened by a vast island bed hosting a variety of mature bushes and shrubs. The trunk of an ancient Cypress tree that once stood prominent in the Cranleigh skyline now remains as a statuesque feature in the midst of the planting. There is parking in front of the garage and a further graveled area for visitor parking. A brick pathway leads to the front door and a covered entrance porch.
The front door opens into an entrance hallway with a coats cupboard and a thermostatic control for the gas-fired central heating. The dining room has a large bay window to the front aspect and opens onto the sitting room, creating a light, spacious and versatile living space. The sitting room has a central fireplace with a decorative brick surround, an open hearth and a gas fire currently in situ. A sliding patio door leads to the terrace and garden. The kitchen is off the dining room and is fitted with a range of pine units, a built in oven and ceramic hob and a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink beneath a window that overlooks the garden. A door leads to the adjoining utility room which has a sink, fitted cupboard, shoe racks, a hanging clothes dryer and space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is an outside door to the side of the property and a door to the integral garage which has an automatic up and over door.
The three bedrooms are situated at the other end of the property and are all a good size. The master bedroom overlooks the glorious south-easterly facing rear garden and benefits from built in wardrobes and an en-suite with a bath, basin, wc, bidet and shower cubicle. Bedrooms two and three overlook the front garden and both benefit from built in wardrobes. They are served by a family bathroom with a suite of bath, basin and wc.
Location and Amenities
The rear garden is an outstanding feature of the property and is mature and established with many varieties of trees and shrubs. It enjoys a high degree of seclusion and a south-easterly aspect. There is gated access down both sides of the property, with a timber shed outside the back door and a large patio runs across the back of the property.
Cranleigh lies in the Weald on the main route from Guildford to Horsham and is said to be the largest village in the country. The modern Health Centre, Arts Centre and High Street are all within a quarter of mile of the property. Stockland Square, in the centre of the village, was built on the site of the former station and along with the rest of the High Street now boasts an attractive range of shops, two independent department stores, M&S Food and a selection of restaurants and cafes, many with pavement seating.
Cranleigh sits at the foot of the Surrey Hills, which provide some of the finest countryside in the south east of England. Over 3,000 acres of woodland and heathland is held in trust and open to the public. It is therefore a haven for walkers, horse riders and cyclists.
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, cinema and The Spectrum for ice skating, bowling and most sports. The cobbled High Street and numerous Arcades offer a selection of shops, to rival the best of London’s famous streets.