Surrey is perennially popular with those in search of a new family home, whether they're coming out from London or moving from elsewhere in the Home Counties.
Mill Hill — a former Victorian lodge house — is located on the edge of National Trust land, on the outskirts of Dorking. It was once used as the lodge residence to the manor house which, in turn, once belonged to the Nestle family.
The property has undergone a full facelift in recent years but maintains the expressive deep gable windows on the exterior. Inside, the interiors are clean and crisp, albeit a touch uninspiring, but provide five decent sized bedrooms.
In addition to the impressive log-shed near the entrance, there are two additional outbuildings in the garden which are currently set up as a gym and a home office. Completing the outdoor space is a large terrace in front of the house, creating a fantastic al fresco environment.
Why buy one house when you can buy three? If you’re looking for symmetry, beautiful gardens and plenty of space to entertain, then Southways, Merrydown and Rowley Cottage are for you.
Southways is the main house and it is unquestionably equal parts beautiful and impressive. A complete refurbishment in 2018 means that the accommodation of offer is as luxurious as it gets — there’s even a commercial grade kitchen and separate staff accommodation.
The 15,000 sq ft spectacular period property sits in 8.5 acres of truly beautiful gardens that have been meticulously maintained, and the new ‘hidden’ pool — with sunken terrace and gym — blend seamlessly into the leafy landscape. However, also included in the sale are a further two fantastic properties — Merrydown, built in 2018 which features glorious lavender-edged walled gardens and Rowley Cottage which is en par both stylistically and situationally with its neighbours, enjoying glorious views over to Blackheath.
Tucked away in the Surrey Hills AONB is this former farm labourers’ cottage from 1850. It’s a sweet, two-bed, semi-detached property with latticed windows and exposed original beams.
It’s been thoroughly updated in recent years, benefiting from a new kitchen and bathrooms; doors, windows, new boiler and a complete re-wiring. Quite the facelift!
Outside is a stone patio area and secure lawned garden which has views over the fields and woodlands beyond where deer are often spotted.
In the town of Weybridge, located just 17 miles from central London, sits this quaint three bed property that has been renovated to exceptional standards to really maximise on both internal and external space.
Tall ceiling with decorate cornices and exposed original fireplaces feature in both reception rooms, whilst to the rear of the property, the modern kitchen is punctuated by roof lights and a door which leads out to the garden beyond.
Outside towards the rear of the garden is a terraced pergola — perfect for bbq’s and outdoor dining, and although small, the garden has not been overlooked in the renovations with a tidy lawn and climbing foliage on either fence to help soften the landscape.
If you look past the skull memorabilia and gothic influenced interiors, then you will see that Oakwood House offers fantastic, bright and spacious living spaces amounting to 5,000sq ft, with many of the rooms benefitting from huge, original dual aspect sash windows.
Six of the seven bedrooms can be found on the first floor, including the principal suite, whilst the remaining bedroom is located on the second floor but could also double up as a snug/family room.
Planning permission has been granted for a side extension which yields further potential for this already spacious and unique Victorian property. The garden includes a paved terrace and lawned area, parking spaces for eight cars plus a triple garage.
Buyers looking for a project will be delighted to stumble across Drummond House and the opportunity it presents to create a really special home surrounded by mesmerising gardens.
The property provides a unique opportunity in that the vendors are already halfway through renovations and planning permission for a significant extension and remodel is in place, including heat pumps and solar panels, not to mention a new pool house next to the existing swimming pool.
The task in hand is by no means small: rooms have been gutted and the debris is currently piled up in the garden. However, it doesn’t take a trained eye to see the potential that this house has, and a transformation into something really special seems easily attainable — budget permitting, of course.
Glorious Green Place is a unique property dating back to the 15th century with further additions and extensions added during the 16th and 18th centuries and Regency style touches incorporated during the 19th century. This results in an architecturally eclectic property where you can witness the unfolding styles from the timber-clad Tudor kitchen, through to the Regency stuccoed façade.
There are a total of nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two additional cottages — including the former coach house, located towards the rear of the main house. Also within the grounds is a tennis court, tropical looking outdoor pool with decking and a number of outbuildings and garages.
Green Place really is wholly unique family home which travels through time with its mix of period touches. It’s set within the Surrey Hills’ Area of Outstanding Natural on the outskirts of the village of Wonersh which is home to a great local pub, doctors surgery and village shop.
Described by the agents as ‘one of the most sought-after and private estates in England,’ this palatial modern mansion showcases Georgian-inspired architecture against its leafy 900 acre surroundings on the exclusive St George’s Hill near Weybridge.
The property is expansive and lavish in equal parts, measuring over 15,000sq ft. Each room is finished to an impeccably high standard, whether it’s the dark walnut panelled study or the vast indoor pool with beautifully ornate arched windows and doors leading out the immaculate gardens beyond.
In the garden stands a large Victorian style greenhouse in one corner, whilst a series of hidden terraces and seating areas, raised flower beds and immaculate lawns are flanked by established trees, beyond which, the grounds slope down to one of the estates golf courses.
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