A superb 6 bedroom family home in a private and secluded setting.
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Built in 2011, Birch House is a substantial six bedroom family home arranged over three floors. This impressive property is beautifully finished, with attractive décor and high quality fittings throughout. On the ground floor there are four spacious reception rooms, notably the light and airy drawing room, with its fireplace and two sets of French doors opening onto the terrace and rear gardens. Double bi-fold doors lead to the large dining room, ideal for family meals and entertaining. Further versatile reception space is provided by the family room and study. The heart of this house is the bespoke Charles Yorke fitted kitchen in a sleek modern design. set around a central island. The orangery style breakfast area with glazed vaulted ceiling, allows for an abundance of natural light and provides picturesque views over the terrace and garden. The family room provides an additional space to relax in and can be used as a cinema room, as the house is fitted with Cat5 cabling allowing for a surround sound system to be fitted. Stairs rise to the first floor and a wide open landing with a bay window, thoughtfully arranged as a tranquil library/reading area. Of particular note is the generous principal bedroom suite with two dressing rooms and large en suite bathroom. Three further double bedrooms, each with an en suite complete this floor. The top floor accommodates two further double bedrooms and a family shower room.
The house is approached via a private driveway and electric gates up to the house where there is ample space for several cars. A double barn style detached garage provides further space for two cars, with a substantial workshop behind and very useful secure store. Attractive box hedging and mature shrubs, as well as an ornate greenhouse, embellish the approach to the front door. The gardens wrap around the house and are mainly laid to lawn, edged with mature planting, shrubs and flower borders. A substantial terrace runs the full width of the house with Scots pines and larches lining the boundaries, providing excellent screening and privacy. The gardens back on to the playing fields to Cranleigh School.
Cranleigh is renowned as being the largest village in England and boasts an excellent range of high street and independent shops, including Sainsburys, Co-Op and a M&S Simply Food. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and country pubs, plus a vibrant weekly market, as well as an extensive garden centre, library, Cranleigh Arts Centre, Cranleigh Cricket Academy and The Cranleigh School Equestrian Centre. More extensive amenities can be found in nearby Guildford, with its cobbled High Street and historic buildings. Guildford is readily accessible, with a regular bus service from the end of the driveway, and offers an eclectic range of shops, an abundance of restaurants and entertainment including The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Electric Theatre and G Live venue. With the Surrey Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) on the doorstep, this area is perfect for walking, cycling and riding. There are a number of excellent schools, both in the state and private sector, including the renowned Cranleigh School, Pennthorpe, St Cuthbert Mayne Primary, St Hilarys, Longacres, Shamley Green, St Catherines, Charterhouse, Royal Grammar School, Guildford High and Tormead.
From Guildford proceed out of the town on the A281 Shalford Road, passing the station on your left. At the mini roundabout take the B2128 to Wonersh and then, with the Grantley Arms in front of you, bear left on the B2128 Cranleigh Road, continuing through Shamley and straight on towards Cranleigh. After several miles, you will pass Notcutts Garden Centre on your right and a turning to Woodcote on your left. Take the fourth driveway opening after Woodcote and proceed to the end of the private road, keeping to the left and Birch House is the house straight ahead, right at the end.Read all
- Reception hall
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Family room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Principal bedroom suite with 2 dressing rooms and en suite bathroom
- 5 further double bedrooms, 3 with en suite bathroom
- Family bathroom
- Gardens, in all about 0.8 acres
- Double garage
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