**first opportunity to view - Wednesday 17th June by appointment only** A truly sensational detached five bedroom family house offering a wealth of history and original features, this property was originally built by the famous architect Ernst l. Freud in 1939 for Dorothy Cottington-Taylor, Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute.
Situated within a tucked away position at the foot of Pebble Hill, surrounded by miles of unspoilt Surrey Hills countryside considered to be an area of outstanding natural beauty.
This contemporary, yet alluring 1930s property offers all of the charm expected from this era including generously proportioned rooms, ribbon windows as well as many of the original features fitted when the property was built including the floors, windows and doors. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the most remarkable feature which is the rotunda interior spaces with half circular bay windows extending the dining room on the ground floor and the Master bedroom upstairs. With these features in mind, there is no surprise that this has been a much loved home for the past 42 years.
Traditionally arranged across two floors the bright, airy accommodation flows beautifully throughout, ideal for modern day family living and starts in the entrance hall where you are instantly greeted with the magnificent splendour that this property offers. Opening through into the spectacular 32ft dual aspect living room with open fireplace and classic bi-folding doors which ensure plenty of natural light floods in before opening directly out onto the garden terrace, creating the ideal space for entertaining guests. In addition, this room benefits from a separate family room, perfect for any growing family. Next is the newly refurbished kitchen fitted with a selection of high gloss floor to ceiling units complemented by granite worktops with stylish under unit lighting, all the expected integrated appliances including a Siemens double oven/grill, fridge/freezer and a gas hob with hood. Connected to the kitchen is the impressive rotunda designed dining room with half-circular bay window enjoying picture perfect views across open farmland. Across the hall is the study, another generously proportioned room which could alternatively be used as an additional bedroom serviced by the ground floor bathroom if desired. Finishing off the downstairs is the very spacious utility room, ground floor cloakroom with boot room and an internal hallway leading through to the garage.
From the hallway, stairs curl up to the first floor landing which in turn provides access to all the rooms and useful linen cupboards. The real centrepiece to the upstairs is the magnificent Master bedroom suite, again offering a rotunda with half-circular bay window capturing picturesque views, a separate dressing room area and its own modern private en-suite bathroom with separate shower. Across the hall bedrooms one, two, three and four are found which are all very generous doubles benefiting from built in wardrobes. Completing the first floor is the family bathroom fitted with a modern white three piece suite and stylish tiling.
Towards the front of the property there is a private sweeping driveway providing parking for a number of cars and access to the garage before a pathway leads you around to the front door. The tranquil back garden is another impressive feature to this wonderful home, mainly laid to lawn with a full width patio enjoying pleasant views, ideal for al fresco dining or entertaining in the warmer months. Over a number of years, the current owners have put many hours into creating a beautiful environment offering many beds bursting with colour. The property sits on a plot offering approximately 1 acre of enclosed space creating a serene, secluded area with an inviting array of trees, shrubs and well stocked flower beds. In addition, there is a garden shed and the Surrey Hills countryside can be directly accessed from the garden, ideal for walking enthusiasts.
**Please note due to the owners shielding from Covid-19 we can only accept viewings from parties who are in a proceedable position**
The Weald is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Betchworth. It is equidistant between Dorking and Reigate (approximately 3.5 miles), and has a number of good schools, both state and independent, for all ages. For golfers, local courses include Reigate Heath, Betchworth Park, Walton Heath and the rac Club at Epsom. Betchworth Station is a short walk away offering a regular service with direct trains to Gatwick and onward to London in 25 minutes from Redhill and further afield to places like Bedford using the Thameslink Service from Redhill. Close by is the North Downs Way and Pilgrims Way offering miles of stunning open countryside, ideal for walking and riding enthusiasts. Further footpaths take you up to the top of Boxhill and the open areas of the National Trust land at Headley (the now famous route of the Olympic cycle race). Betchworth village has a post office and general store, local infant school and three public houses. Gatwick Airport is approximately 20 mins by car and the M25 at Junction 8 and 9 are both approximately 4 miles away. The lovely south coast and Brighton are 39 miles away.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Seymours Estate Agents, 27 South Street, Dorking, RH4 2JZ.
Fixtures and fittings - We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the appliances, mechanical or electrical fittings.
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