An exquisite small Estate with fabulous formal gardens and an unbeatably convenient location

Dunsborough Park was originally part of the substantinal landholdings of nearbly Newark Priory founded by Augustinian cannons in the early 12th century and sacked on the orders of Henry VIII at the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538. The Dunsborough lands were granted by the king to a nobelman and soon afterwards a modest Tudor farmhouse with a single central chimney was built on the site.

Extended by a succession of wealthy owners over centuries, that simple building forms the core of the grand Grade II listed Dunsborough House, which today stands in about 117 acres of park and pasture, dotted with fine trees (some of the Oaks reputed to be over 600 years old) and woodland and skirted by the meandering River Wey.

This property has 117 acres of land.

Outside

Lot 1 – Dunsborough Park Grade II listed, five reception rooms, extensive master bedroom suite and six further en-suite bedrooms, double bedroom and bathroom, attic room with potential en-suite, Coach House containing the estate offices with two bedroom flat above, two bedroom Potting Shed Cottage, swimming pool, squash court/ music room with kitchenette, garages, stables and other traditional courtyard buildings, collection of traditional Edwardian glasshouses with potential for alternative uses, block of four stables, outstanding formal gardens including water garden fronting the Ockham Mill Stream, tree studded parkland About 47.43 acres (19.19 ha)

Lot 2 – The Water Meadows and Woodland Lying to the north of Ockham Mill Stream and the park and skirting the River Wey on its northern boundary About 44.75 acres (18.11 ha)

Lot 3 – South Lodge Three bedrooms, two reception rooms, good sized garden and outbuildings About 0.13 acres (0.05ha)

Lot 4 – West Lodge Two bedrooms, two reception rooms, small garden with outbuildings About 0.06 acres (0.03 ha)

Lot 5 – North Lodge Three bedrooms, two reception rooms, small garden with outbuildings About 0.08 acres (0.03 ha)

Lot 6 – East Lodge Two bedrooms, two reception rooms, good sized garden with outbuildings About 0.12 acres (0.05 ha)

Lot 7 – The Equestrian Facilities Stable yard, barns and supporting buildings, railed paddocks About 15.09 acres (6.11 ha)

Lot 8 – 1 Dunsborough Cottages Semi-detached three bedroom cottage with modern extension into barn, private walled garden, garage About 0.13 acres (0.05 ha)

Lot 9 – 2 Dunsborough Cottages Semi-detached two bedroom cottage, private courtyard garden About 0.05 acres (0.02ha)

Situation

Dunsborough Park is a trully delightful English country house, Listed Grade II, approached by a long private drive and sitting in outstanding gardens with views out over its own parkland, watermeadows and woodland beyond. Discreetly positioned on the northern edge of the picturesque village of Ripley, the Estate is situated in a highly desirable area only 23 miles from central London. The astonishingly attractive formal gardens are regularly open to the public, particularly aroudn the famous tulip festival in April, which is run by the current owner. The house, appears modest on approach down the long drive. Inside however, is an enchanting traditional English family home bursting with appeal and character. Flag stone floors, wooden panelling and floor to ceiling windows, the property is light and warm with open fires throughout.

Dunsborough House exudes character and style with a comfortable combination of both tradition and more contemporary aspect, which mutually complement one another.

Directions

Take the A3 south from London crossing the M25 (J10). After a further 1.5 miles exit sign posted to Ripley and about 1/2 way down the High Street, turn right onto Newark Lane. After 500 yards, the lodge houses and entrance will be on your right.

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Ref: LON120019

Ripley Woking Surrey GU23

From £14,000,000

Ref: LON120019

Ripley Woking Surrey GU23

From £14,000,000