A stunning property on the edge of Bourne Wood.
Lobswood House is part of a larger, historic country house, which was once the summer retreat of author Sir JM Barrie. It is believed The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island was created at this house in 1901, with the garden and nearby woods providing the inspiration for Barries characters, the most memorable being 'Peter Pan'. The current owners have sympathetically improved Lobswood House over a number of years, and it therefore retains great charm and character. A substantial extension was added to the property in 2015 providing two bedrooms and a bathroom, with scope to convert to a self-contained annexe if required. The reception hall is bright and spacious and leads to the ground floor reception rooms to the left and two bedrooms and a bathroom to the right. The beamed dining hall is full of period charm and leads through to a stylish, open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, with a five oven dual control AGA as the focal point. The classic solid wood kitchen provides ample storage with a large walk-in larder and central island with Carrara marble work surface. The kitchen flows through a cosy family room to a charming sitting room with large brick fireplace and French doors opening on to the terrace and stunning garden. A practical boot room, separate utility, cloakroom and cosy study complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom and a second with en suite wet room. However, the most enchanting room is the vaulted principal bedroom which enjoys wonderful views over the beautiful, established gardens through the full height bay window. There is a door leading onto the substantial balcony; a perfect place to sit and relax whilst overlooking the garden. A good deal of built-in storage has been thoughtfully positioned throughout the property. EPC rating D.
This property has 1.5 acres of land.
Approached along a gravel drive and set well back from the road, the property is positioned to take full advantage of the south-facing aspect and is bordered by fencing, mature trees and hedging. There is plenty of parking, space for turning with access to the double garage. The gardens are mostly laid to lawn with an attractive terrace across the rear with French doors leading from the sitting room. There is a pretty water garden and a mature oak tree creates the perfect area for young children to explore and play. The heated swimming pool is positioned in a sun-drenched spot bordered by a stunning display of Lavender. The pool house is equipped with a changing room with shower, a kitchenette and a large games room with underfloor heating. The fenced, disused tennis court requires refurbishment. About 1.5 acres.
Lobswood House is located in a semi-rural position to the south of Farnham, about 1.5 miles from the mainline station and town centre and about 1 mile from the quintessential village of Tilford. The charming Georgian market town of Farnham offers an excellent range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities; the mainline station runs regular trains to London/Waterloo. There are excellent private schools in the area including Edgeborough, St Nicholas, Charterhouse and Lord Wandsworth College and the popular South Farnham School and Weydon Academy are both nearby. The Surrey county town of Guildford is approximately 14 miles distant, offering a more extensive range of high street and independent shopping as well as a number of excellent private schools favoured locally, including RGS and Guildford High School.
From Farnham proceed across the A31 towards the station onto the A287, bearing right as you pass over the level crossing onto Tilford Road. Continue forward, going straight over at the traffic lights with Great Austins. Follow the road for about a mile, passing Bourne Grove and Lodge Hill Road on your right. As the road straightens out, look for the sign for Lobswood Manor on the right hand side and turning right into the gravel drive, the entrance to Lobswood House is on the left. (The house is the first property on the right).Read all
- Character throughout with beams and panelling, summer retreat of Sir JM Barrie (Creator of Peter Pan)
- Stylish interiors with high quality fittings
- Stunning kitchen/breakfast/family room with AGA
- Formal dining hall, charming study, boot room and utility
- Sitting room with fireplace and doors opening to the terrace
- Vaulted principal bedroom with large balcony overlooking the south facing gardens
- Three further first floor bedrooms, two en suite, luxury shower room
- Two ground floor bedrooms and bathroom (annexe potential)
- Extensive grounds with lawns, water garden and tennis court (dis-used)
- Heated swimming pool and pool house (with kitchenette, changing room and shower)
- Map & Street View
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