A charming three bedroom, semi-detached, period cottage tucked away in a quiet location, in the heart of the Surrey Hills and with uninterrupted views as far as St Martha’s Hill. Built originally in the early part of the last century and extended four years ago; the property has been completely refurbished and now provides a comfortable and stylish blend of open plan and traditional living space, with a sunny south facing garden. EPC Band D
The property is approached down a short track to a gravel driveway which provides parking for three cars. An oak framed porch doubles up as a log store and a place to deposit dirty boots. The oak front door opens into an entrance lobby which has plenty of hanging space for coats and a cloakroom with wc, basin and a useful utility cupboard. The lobby leads into the kitchen/family room and an engineered oak floor runs throughout. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cream units and woodblock tops, with a Rangemaster cooker built into the chimney breast. It also has a built in dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer and washing machine. There is room for a good sized table at the centre of the kitchen and at the other end of the room, there is plenty of space for a sofa and chair in front of bi-fold doors that lead to the garden. The adjoining sitting room enjoys a dual aspect with a window to the side and double doors leading to the garden; at the centre of the room is a fireplace with an oak mantle, suitable for a log burner. Underfloor heating extends throughout the ground floor and traditional brace and latch doors help retain the period character.
Stairs lead to the first floor landing and three bedrooms, along with the family bathroom. Bedroom one is a good sized room with a decorative cast iron fireplace and views from the sash window over the neighbouring fields to the Downs and St Martha’s Hill in the distance. Bedroom two is also well proportioned, with a built in cupboard, a cast iron feature fireplace and views over the garden. Bedroom three is another comfortably proportioned room, with a fitted cupboard and two roof light windows. The bathroom is stylishly done with tiled walls, laminate flooring and a modern white suite of bath with pumped shower over and a glazed screen, basin and wc.
The south facing garden is attractively landscaped with a paved terrace adjoining the house and lawns edged by wooden sleepers and planted borders. There is generous side access with a gate and two timbers sheds. There would potentially be room for a studio, or outbuilding if so required.
Location and Amenities
The property is situated in a quiet lane, in the heart of the Surrey Hills village of Peaslake. The local shop and deli, the church, the local primary school and the Hurtwood Inn are all within walking distance. There is a great sense of community that surrounds these establishments. Peaslake sits beneath Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill, beyond which are Leith Hill and Winterfold. In total there is over 3,000 acres of wood and heathland to explore, making it absolutely ideal for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riding.
The larger village of Cranleigh is 4.5 miles to the south and offers a wide range of facilities including a modern health centre, library and a leisure centre. The High Street is lined with pavement cafes and restaurants; there are also a range of stylish independent shops and also better known names such as M&S Food, WHSmiths and Sainsburys. There is a good choice of schooling in both the private and the state sector, including the renowned Cranleigh School, The Duke of Kent in Peaslake and Longacre School at Shamley Green.
There are commuter stations at Gomshall, Clandon and Effingham Junction, which are 2.5 miles, 7 miles and 9 miles respectively. The county town of Guildford is 8.5 miles away and provides a mainline rail service with a fast service into Waterloo. There is also access to the A3 for central London and the M25. The range of shops in the streets and arcades that surround the cobbled High Street are a match for any of the best streets in central London, and the same could be said for the choice of bars and restaurants. There is also a modern multi-screen cinema and The Spectrum leisure centre offers ice skating, bowling, swimming pools, gym facilities and athletics track. The area is well served with golf courses, tennis clubs, riding stables and just about anything else you might turn your hand to; even sailing is possible, with the south coast is only an hour away.