Stroud Common, Shamley Green
£395,000 Freehold -


A three bedroom semi-detached cottage, with a private rear garden, situated in a small hamlet on the outskirts of Shamley Green. The property is in need of modernisation, but presents a great opportunity to refurbish and to create a beautiful home. It is surrounded by open countryside, yet is still convenient for commuters with Guildford mainline station only six miles away.

Property Description

The property is approached by a gravel driveway which leads to parking for two, or three cars and access to the garage. The front door opens into the sitting room which has a central fireplace with a decorative brick surround and a gas point. A door leads into the adjoining kitchen/dining room which has the unusual feature of an original solid fuel Rayburn in the open hearth. The kitchen area is to the far end of the room and provides a range of fitted base units with space for freestanding appliances. There is a large window over the sink and a door opens to the rear garden.

The enclosed staircase in accessed through a door of the kitchen/dining room and leads to the first floor landing where there is a hatch leading to the generous loft. The main bedroom overlooks the front and has a centrally positioned fireplace with a fitted wardrobe to one side. Bedroom two also overlooks the front and has a built in wardrobe and airing cupboard. Bedroom three overlooks the rear garden and the family bathroom has a coloured suite of bath, basin and toilet.

There is side access the back garden and there is a generously proportioned garage, with an up-and-over door to the front, a side window and a rear access door. The garden has a paved patio adjoining the house. There are a mixture of close board fencing and mature hedges on the boundaries and a lawn runs its length. There is an established vegetable patch at the end of the garden and a greenhouse. EPC Band E.

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. It sits at the foot of the Surrey Hills, which provide 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.

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.