A stylish and beautifully presented three bedroom cottage, which offers an attractive combination of character and contemporary features. The property has been extended and refurbished by the current owners and now provides three distinct reception areas, a modern kitchen, three good bedrooms, bathroom and separate shower room. The south facing garden is a delightful feature of the property, and so is the open outlook over fields. EPC Band D
A stepping stone path leads to the front of the property, where a border beneath the bay window is planted with colourful heathers and quarry tiled steps lead to the front door. Inside is a small entrance lobby with stairs to the first floor and a door leading to the sitting room; a cosy room, with a bay window and a wood burning stove. A light oak floor runs throughout, which enhances the feel and the layout of the ground floor. The dining room has a cast iron feature fireplace as the central focus and is open plan to both the kitchen and the family room. The family room enjoys a triple aspect with a bay window to the front and double doors leading to the terrace and garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern cream units and has a window overlooking the garden and two skylights. Leading off the kitchen is a very practical rear lobby, with back door to the garden and a useful cloakroom and shower room.
The stairs lead to the first floor landing and to one side is the master bedroom, which has a range of fitted wardrobes, a vaulted ceiling and a double aspect with views over fields and the garden. Across the landing are two more bedrooms and the family bathroom. Bedroom two is to the front, with a cast iron feature fireplace and also enjoys open views. Bedroom three is still a good size and the adjoining family bathroom is attractively finished with a modern white suite of bath with shower over, basin, wc, and an airing cupboard and heated towel rail.
The garden is an outstanding feature of the property, with gravel and stepping stone paths leading to different areas for entertaining and relaxing. A sunny terrace for morning coffee, a shaded pergola to enjoy a lazy lunch and a lawn screened by a mature laurel hedge. There is also a vegetable garden, herb garden and the detached garage has a useful studio to the rear, where the owner runs a business. The gravel driveway provides parking for several cars.
Location and Amenities
The nearby village of Shamley Green is a walk across the fields. It is quintessentially English, being situated around a cricket green with two pubs and a local shop and post office. It has a highly regarded Primary School, which has just been awarded an ‘outstanding’ in a recent Ofsted report. There is also Longacre School which is an independent preparatory school for boys and girls, aged 2-11 years. It 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 larger village of Cranleigh is 3 miles to the south and is on the main route from Guildford to Horsham and is said to be the largest village in the country. The High Street boasts two independent department stores, M&S Food and a selection of restaurants and cafes, many with pavement seating. 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. 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 6 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.