- 6 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- 5 receptions
A substantial family home in this popular location, moments from Charterhouse school and the A3.
37 Downing Street
The current owners have tastefully renovated and refurbished the property, creating a stylish family home with a separate selfcontained annexe and recently completed second floor accommodation. Period features are evident throughout the house, from the very high ceilings, ornate cornicing, original internal doors, to the numerous fireplaces. The original front door opens to the spacious entrance hall with Victorian style checker floor tiles and a grand staircase. Reception rooms are plentiful with a notable feature being the elegant double aspect drawing room with two considerable bay windows, a marble surround fireplace and views over the rear grounds. The generous kitchen/breakfast room with its oak beamed vaulted ceiling, granite work surfaces, stylish fitted units and under floor heating is the heart of the house, and opens to the terrace via double doors. This wonderful area leads to a family/games room, perfect for entertaining, with four further reception rooms providing versatile accommodation.
The first floor is accessed via the main staircase with a substantial landing area and a secondary staircase, both leading to four double bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts a considerable walkin wardrobe and spacious en suite bathroom with separate shower. Bedroom 2 is interchangeable as a Master bedroom with its dual aspect and en suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. All rooms enjoy delightful countryside views. The recently refurbished second floor accommodates two double bedrooms with a sliding partition creating an open plan space or two separate rooms. The newly installed bathroom has a roll top bath and a separate sizeable shower. Storage space is plentiful.
This property has 1.2 acres of land.
The property is approached via wrought iron electric gates and an extensive driveway providing parking for a number cars and a two and half times garage to the left aspect. The front gardens have mature beds and trees, along with side access to the rear grounds. The grounds are laid mainly to lawn with specimen trees and shrubs to the boundary, creating a very private and peaceful setting. The rear terrace extends the width ofthe house with a circular raised pond and water feature to the centre, overlooking the gardens. A rainwater harvesting system provides ample water for the gardens needs. A self-contained annexe with kitchenette and separate bathroom is situated above the garage.
The house is set in a highly convenient location within easy access to the A3 and stations, yet situated in the heart of beautiful Surrey countryside, with all amenities close by. The surrounding Surrey Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are renowned for walking, cycling, running and riding and provides miles of spectacular scenery.
The historic and picturesque market town of Godalming is just over 1.5 miles to the south and offers an excellent selection of supermarkets, high street and independent shops, including a large Waitrose, together with a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. The nearby countryside is ideal for leisurely days out, with scenic walks accessed from the rear grounds. Winkworth Arboretum; a spectacular National Trust maintained area, famous for its bluebell carpet in the spring is close by.
Guildford town centre is about 4.7 miles away and has a thriving High Street, offering a variety of restaurants and a wide range of shops. Leisure amenities in Guildford include Surrey Sports Park and The Spectrum Sports Centre for a comprehensive choice of sporting facilities, along with The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and G Live, both of which provide wonderful theatre productions and music concerts.
There are a number of golf courses in the area which include Hurtmore, Puttenham, Milford and Bramley. Additional nearby sporting facilities include the Charterhouse Club (sports leisure facility within the renowned Charterhouse School) and Godalming Leisure Centre.
There are excellent schools in the immediate area in both the state and private sectors and include St Marys Infant School, St. Hilary's, Priors Field School, Aldro, Charterhouse, St Catherines, Royal Grammar School, Guildford High, Tormead and Godalming College.
The A3 for travel to London 44 miles and the South Coast provides a direct link to the national motorway network via the M25 with access to both Heathrow airport 31 miles and Gatwick airport 40 miles.
Guildford Train Station 4.7 miles (London Waterloo 38 minutes). Godalming Station 1.7 miles (London Waterloo 48 minutes). Farncombe Station 1.6 miles (London Waterloo 45 minutes).
- Reception hall
- 4 Reception rooms
- 2 Studies
- Kitchen/breakfast room and separate utility room
- 2 Master bedrooms with en suite bath/shower rooms
- 4 Further double bedrooms (1 with en suite bathroom)
- 2 Family bathrooms and separate WC
- Double Garage with studio apartment above
- Driveway parking
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