Somerset House, 222 High Street
Built in the 1930s, Touchwood House is a substantial 6-bedroom family home situated on the edge of this desirable village. Arranged on ground and two upper floors, the house offers spacious and flexible accommodation, ideal for family living. A bright and welcoming hallway leads you in with its elegant marble floor and solid oak staircase, and French doors at the far end leading out to the terrace. The reception rooms all lead off the hall and have beautiful oak wooden floors and either an open fireplace or woodburning stove as a feature. The formal drawing room also has a set of French doors leading out to the ornamental side garden. The kitchen breakfast room is the hub of the house and is well appointed with an Aga, cream painted cabinetry and a mixture of light cream and graphite blue Corrian worktops and sink, as well as an oak butcher's block. There is a larder and large utility room leading off and a lovely family room accessed through quadruple oak doors. Both the breakfast room and family room have French doors to the outside and the views from this side of the house are spectacular. Upstairs on the first floor are the principal bedroom with its en suite, 3 further double bedrooms and family bathroom, as well as a separate WC. The second floor is home to two further double bedrooms, each with its own study area and another bathroom. There is also a very useful loft area. The property also has a fully monitored alarm system.
This property has 1.44 acres of land.
The property is approached by a carriage driveway with access to the rear of the house through side gates and parking for several vehicles. There is an integral double garage to the side of the property along with a large outbuilding. The gardens and grounds lie mainly to the south and west of the house. Adjoining the west elevation is a charming Italian style terrace garden with ornamental fish pond, neat box hedging and flower beds. The main part of the garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a wide terrace and pergola. Beyond the formal garden is a lower level with a screened hard surface tennis court. In 2009 a separate swimming pool complex was built which sits across the lawn on the easterley boundary of the property. The immaculately maintained indoor pool has a separate shower room and plant room and has two sets of bi-fold doors which open out to a terrace and steps up to the lawn. The property also benefits from an underground irrigation system, used to water the lawn and flowerbeds.
The property occupies a commanding position on the southern slopes of the Hog' Back on the fringe of the village of Puttenham. The area is renowned for its open countryside. Of particular note is Puttenham Common, where there are miles of walking and riding on sandy soil with wonderful views and attractive lakes. The towns of Guildford and Godalming are about 4 miles away and both offer excellent shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Puttenham Golf Course is close by. There is access to Guildford main line station via the A31 which provides a fast rail service to London Waterloo. The A3 gives access to the M25 road network, whilst the M3 can also be reached via the A31 and A331. There is an excellent selection of schools in the area, including the infant school in Puttenham, Prior's Field and Charterhouse on the edge of Godalming, Royal Grammar School, Guildford High School, Tormead and Lanesborough in Guildford.
From Guildford take the A31 Farnham road and continue onto the Hogs Back dual carriageway. Take the exit signposted to Puttenham and at the bottom of the slip road turn left. The entrance to Touchwood House will be found on the left, half way down Puttenham Hill.Read all