A pretty period cottage in a superb position in one of the most desirable villages in the surrey hills. Formerly a keeper’s cottage, Farley Heath Cottage was originally built between 1839 and 1870. The House faces the road and is approached by a series of stone paving slabs set in grass flanked with borders. The cottage is constructed of brick and dressed with large irregular sandstone blocks, with brick at the corners and round door and window openings with a tiled roof. The cottage retains many of the original features including Victorian metal windows and glass panels.
The cottage benefits from a rear double story extension, added around 1951 and matches the original in every detail. The accommodation now comprises a storm porch, reception room with a log fire, a separate dining room and a large family room with stone and brick surround log fireplace. There is also the benefit of a ground floor cloakroom.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, the master bedroom with a walk in dressing/storage room has a large rear aspect window affording glorious views to the rear garden.
The gardens surround the cottage on all four sides with grounds of just under an acre with mature trees, shrubs and established flowerbeds. The cottage benefits from a summer house and storage shed and a large detached garage to the side of the house.
This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a most delightful fairy tale cottage which has been in the same family since 1951. The cottage is in need of thoughtful restoration and modernisation, once completed it will make a most attractive modern home to delight the new owners for years to come.
Location & Amenities
The Parish of Albury, in Surrey, is set in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, flanked by the North Downs Way and with the Tillingbourne River running through the village. The parish has two churches, one set in the heart of the village and the other on Farley Green, both of which have a lively and active congregation. There is a popular well-stocked village shop, Post office, a pub with restaurant and a village hall, run by the parish council for the benefit of the village residents.
Albury is an active village, with a number of community activities such as a cricket and football club, bowls, history society and local events in the village hall and numerous golf courses nearby. The Parish Council has a piece of land by the river, ‘the meadow’, which makes a lovely area for family picnics and village gatherings.
The larger village of Cranleigh is six miles to the south and boasts two independent department stores, M&S Food and a selection of restaurants and cafes. The modern Health Centre, Leisure Centre and Arts Centre are situated at the southern end of the high street. There are two supermarkets and a healthy variety of independent shops and established High Street stores.
The market town of Guildford is six miles to the north 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 a 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.