A handsome detached 7-bedroom Victorian villa, featuring a superb three storey turret tower, in the sought-after hamlet of Horne, and close to the National Trust Harewoods Estate.
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Oakwood House is a stunning Victorian villa which has been beautifully restored to blend the original period features with modern amenities; including high ceilings, ornate cornicing, wooden floors and fireplaces. The interior design includes many bespoke pieces, cast iron radiators and exclusive wallpapers.
Arranged over three floors, and incorporating the impressive turret tower, the accommodation is light, spacious and versatile with a natural flow. The reception hall features a superb, centrepiece antique peat burning stove, and double doors lead to the dual aspect, generous dining room. The drawing room has its own unique freestanding stove, corner bay window and wood panelling.
The sitting room and library/study are mirror images, both with tall bay windows, the former having a cast iron fireplace. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast/family room provides a range of contemporary wall and floor units with feature splashbacks, with a built in seating for a table to provide more informal dining, the whole combining to create an ideal family and entertaining space. The neighbouring fitted utility room has a Belfast sink and cast-iron fireplace; whilst a useful, separate boot room has doors to the front and rear garden.
On the first floor the dual aspect master bedroom has a tall bay window and corner turret window, and a luxurious, contemporary style en suite shower room. There are five further bedrooms on this floor, plus two family bathrooms. The 7th bedroom occupies the second floor with corner turret window boasting magnificent views across farmland.
AGENTS NOTE: Planning Permission has been granted for a side extension to include a gym, store & wet room. (Tandridge District Council 2019/2131)
The property has two electric gate entrances and is approached over a gravelled driveway offering ample parking, in addition to the triple garage.
The enclosed garden to the rear features level lawns with numerous seating areas including a contemporary gazebo, well-stocked flowerbeds and a generous paved terrace; ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. The garden is screened by mature shrubs and trees.
From the house, via a no through road, is a public footpath with access to the historic National Trust Harewoods Estate, including ancient woodland and bluebell woods.
The picturesque hamlet of Horne has a public house and a church. Additional shopping and recreational services can be found in nearby Horley and the historic town of Reigate, just over 9 miles distant, with its vibrant High Street and variety of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
The area offers excellent recreational and sporting facilities, including walking, hiking, cycling and bridle paths in the surrounding countryside.
There is a mainline station at Redhill (about 8.3 miles distant) offering regular services to London (in about 38 minutes), and easy access to the M23, M25 and wider motorway network. The area also has a good selection of state schooling including Burstow Primary School and Oakwood School together with a wide range of noted independent schools including Copthorne Prep, Lingfield College, The Hawthorns, Dunottar and Worth.
Heading west on the M25, at Junction 6, take the exit towards Eastbourne/Godstone/Redhill (A22). At the roundabout, take the 1st exit followed by the 2nd exit at the next roundabout continuing on the A22. After about 3.5 miles, turn right onto Byers Lane (which becomes Whitewood lane after approximately 1.1 miles). Continue for about 0.8 miles where the road will become Church Road. After approximately 0.6 miles, turn right onto Smallfield Road, turning right into Wilmots Lane after 0.3 miles, where the entrance to the property will be found on your right.Read all
- Entrance porch, Reception hall
- Drawing room, Sitting room, Dining room, Library/study
- Kitchen/breakfast/family room, Utility room
- Cloakroom/shower room, Boot room
- Master bedroom with en suite shower room
- 6 Further bedrooms, 2 Family bathrooms
- Triple garage
- Garden, 2 Garden sheds
- EPC rating D
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