A highly desirable and substantial country house with a detached lodge set in 2.6 acres

Whitwell Down is a charming and characterful detached family home, built in 1935 by Rhodes, a renowned local builder. The property offers spacious and versatile accommodation which has retained many period features including an ornate staircase, wood panelling and flooring and open fireplaces with decorative surrounds. The principle rooms have been designed with large windows to maximise the far reaching views.

The light and airy, dual aspect drawing room is a superb space for entertaining with a beautiful open fireplace, double doors lead to the library which overlooks the garden. The traditional kitchen has a range of units, walk in larder and integrated appliances. Adjoining the ground floor accommodation is a pool house with a 15m indoor heated swimming pool with separate jacuzzi. The pool house has three sets of sliding doors, with a southwest-facing aspect opening onto the attractive gardens.

There are six spacious double bedrooms arranged over two floors. The master and bedroom four (dressing room/walk-in wardrobe) share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The remaining 4 bedrooms are serviced by a family bathroom and two shower rooms.

Whitwell Down Lodge is a detached 1,192sqft 3 bedroom, 2 reception room property with separate access.

This property has 2.6 acres of land.


Whitwell Down is accessed via electric gates opening onto a tarmacadam driveway which leads to the main house, parking, garages and turning for several vehicles. The property is set in delightful south facing gardens, bordered and enclosed by woodland with a variety of mature shrubs and hedgerows. A large York stone terrace runs the length of the house enjoying a bright aspect with countryside views, ideal for outdoor entertaining. In the grounds is an outdoor swimming pool and a detached brick built badminton court. Additional driveways provide access to the Whitwell Down Lodge and garages.


Whitwell Down is quietly situated on one of Haslemere’s most sought after residential roads. Tennyson’s Lane, named after poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, leads to hundreds of acres of National Trust land providing wonderful walking and riding countryside.

Haslemere town is about 0.7 miles away and provides a good variety of boutique shopping, restaurants, a Waitrose supermarket, recreational facilities and a mainline station with fast trains reaching London Waterloo in approximately 53 minutes. The A3 London to Portsmouth road is about 3.7 miles distant providing access through the Hindhead tunnel to Guildford, London, Heathrow, Gatwick, the M25, and south to the coast.

There is a fine selection of schools in the area including St Ives, St Edmunds, Highfield, Brookham, Amesbury and the Royal School (both junior and senior). Sporting facilities include golf at Liphook and West Surrey, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park and sailing off the south coast at Chichester. There are theatres at Guildford and Chichester.


From Strutt & Parker’s Haslemere office, turn onto Petworth Road and after just over a quarter of a mile, turn right onto Haste Hill. On reaching the junction at the top of the hill continue straight across into Tennyson’s Lane. After 0.1 miles and opposite the turning left (Tennyson’s Lane) the gated entrance to the property can be found on the right hand side.

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Other features

  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms (2 shower rooms)
  • 2 Cloakrooms
  • Cellar
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Badminton court
  • Double garage
  • Gardens 2.6 Acres
  • Whitwell Down Lodge:
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Cloakroom

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Ref: HSL190102

Whitwell Down, Tennysons Lane Haslemere Surrey GU27

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Ref: HSL190102

Whitwell Down, Tennysons Lane Haslemere Surrey GU27

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