Four-bedroom Smallbrook Farm near Thursley shows how good design can improve our built heritage.
Located a mile down a country lane, and walking distance from the charming village of Thursley, sits Smallbrook Farm, a ‘wonderfully pretty house, with beautiful gardens and a picturesque setting’, according to agent Alaistair Mercer.
Despite having ‘skin in the game’, he is indeed correct. Smallbrook Farm — for sale with Savills for £2.35 million — is a delightful four-bedroom Surrey home, which sits under a hipped roof, with a stone façade and magnificent gardens extending to just over an acre. It’s in a prime location too — the village of Thursley benefits from a pub, church and, crucially, a cricket club. It’s also near the Surrey Hills AONB and the area is designated a National Nature Reserve. Farnham and its Waitrose is only 8 miles away. All bases officially covered.
The main property is listed Grade II and dates back to the early 15th century, and offers a wealth of period features, a tremendous aspect and rooms in good proportions. Of particular interest is the conservatory/extension which houses the family kitchen. Created from an exposed oak frame with a pitched and glazed lantern roof, it’s a terrific spot for entertaining, with plenty of natural light and a breakfast bar in the centre for seating. Further reception rooms on the ground floor include a sitting room, snug, study and utility room.
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The first floor houses the four bedrooms, including the spacious master suite, and two bathrooms. Outside, two outbuildings house two separate studios, one detached and the other above the two-bay garage. Both come with their own bathrooms.
The gardens take advantage of the glorious position of Smallbrook Barn, and have been landscaped to maximise the surrounding landscape. Providing a mix of formal, wild and woodland areas, it’s the perfect place for entertaining, alfresco dining and relaxing, while providing plenty of space for nature. A scenic brook can be found at the edge of one side, and further private gardens are found across the country lane.
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