Guildford GU5 Great Tangley, Wonersh Common, Wonersh

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Features at a glance

  • Historic wing with 5 bedrooms and 4 reception rooms
  • Private drive
  • Formal gardens
  • Lake
  • Rose garden
  • About 3.95 acres
  • Less than 4 miles from Guildford

Magnificently historic and beautifully presented 5 bedroom wing in romantic gardens.

Great Tangley Manor, which is listed Grade I, is described by Pevsner in The Buildings of England as 'the most impressive of Surrey’s moderate collection of half-timbered houses.' There has been a dwelling on the site of Great Tangley Manor since 1016. Some of the garden walls are of Saxon origin. It was reputedly Prince John’s hunting lodge in the twelfth century and was rebuilt as a Medieval Hall house in the fifteenth century. The Tudor frontage, upper floor and some of the panelling was added in 1582. In 1885 the house was bought by Wickham Flower, a founder member of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings, who commissioned Philip Webb to extend it.

Today, the property is divided into two exceptional wings. Upper Tangley Manor, which is accessed via a private drive, is the west wing, the major part of which was designed by Webb. Every room exudes character and fascinating architectural detail from the Medieval period through to the Art Deco, Upper Tangley Manor has mixed use Class C3 and D2 and has been used as a holiday let and wedding reception venue by the current owners.

This property has 3.95 acres of land.


The gardens are a major feature of the property. Characteristic of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the integration of house and garden is at the centre of the design, with the house spilling out into the garden in a series of out-door rooms. The moat, which encircles the property is one of its most spectacular, defining features.

Beyond the formal gardens, the grounds extend into a wilder, natural setting which features the spectacular lake that hosts an abundance of wild life and is surrounded by a variety of beautiful trees. There is a bog garden, wisteria walk running the length of the lake, rose garden and orchard. Within the grounds there is also a garage with electric car charging point.


The attractive and ancient village of Wonersh lies some 3.5 miles south-east of Guildford and is surrounded by The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wonersh has a parish church, surgery, public house, village shop and Post Office. Whilst these amenities provide for daily needs, nearby Cranleigh and Guildford provide a more comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities. The main line station at Guildford offers a fast and frequent service into London, with journey times from around 36 minutes.

The A3 provides access to London, the south coast, airports and the national motorway network via the M25 interchange at Wisley. Good schools in the area include St Catherine’s, Lanesborough, Tormead, Guildford High School, Royal Grammar School, Cranmore, St Teresa’s, Cranleigh, Charterhouse and Prior’s Field.

Recreational opportunities include golf at several local clubs; The Spectrum Sports and Leisure Centre; racing at Epsom and Sandown Park; and polo at Ewhurst. In addition, the surrounding countryside, including The North Downs Way and the Downs Link paths, offers excellent walking and riding.


From Guildford, head South on the A281 towards Horsham. Continue for 1.7 miles, then at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Kings Road/A248. After 0.9 miles, continue on to Wonersh Common/B2128. In 240m, turn left onto Great Tangley and continue until you reach the entrance for Great Tangley Manor. All distances are approximate.

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