This fabulous country home offers the full package for the active family as it stands now, with endless opportunities for further development to maximise the equine potential! With the spacious 5 bedroomed family home full of character, ancillary accommodation, detached former ‘Cart House’ (now an office), pool, former tennis court, spacious garage with workshop and 7 acres of pasture, there’s something for everyone.
Dating back to the 16th century, this Grade II listed farmhouse boasts many of its original features, including exposed ceilings and wooden beams, the former bread oven, and even a well discretely tucked away.
Spread over 3 floors, the cellar offers a laundry room, wine cellar, storage space and boiler room. To the ground floor, ample entertaining space, with a number of reception rooms giving unbeatable views out across the surrounding countryside, a kitchen/breakfast room complete with aga, pantry, and utility room leading off it, plus dining room. A staircase leads off the kitchen, providing separate access to a double bedroom (plus ground floor bathroom) – creating an ideal guest room.
The main staircase takes you up to a spacious hallway, the master bedroom (and ensuite), plus a further 3 double bedrooms and family bathroom. The 5th/guest room can be accessed from the main stairwell so can still very much be a part of the main house.
Outside, the land is split by a very quiet bridleway/track into two main sections, with the parking, garage & workshop, former tennis court, and a large paddock (2.36 acres) on the lower side of the valley. The main parcel of land (4.81 acres) is approached through the main gates leading up the pathway to ‘The Cart House’ – beautifully converted into an office for 2/3 people, again, with incredible views over the surrounding countryside. Further to the left you reach the main house, formal gardens, pool and orchard. To the right of the Cart House, the pathway takes you up to ‘The Outlook’ – currently used as a games and media room, with kitchenette and WC. This brick built building could lend itself to a number of uses (subject to the relevant planning permissions), be it granny annex, teenagers hideaway or grooms accommodation.
Beyond The Outlook, a second, large paddock sits on a gentle slope. This benefits its own vehicular access from further up the lane.
The pasture offers the ideal grazing land for the family horses or ponies, with the unbeatable bonus of the limitless bridleway networks, as well as miles of sandy hacking Thursley Common, and the Devils Punchbowl just a short ride away. For those wanting to develop the equine facilities, there are a number of sites that naturally lend themselves to becoming stable blocks (subject to planning), such as the garaging/workshop area by the carparking, or even the old tennis court which could become a lovely stable block or even a schooling area subject to planning.
This property really does need to be seen to be appreciated.
- 5 bedrooms (1x ensuite)
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Dining room
- Family room
- Drawing room
- Large reception hall
- 3x bathrooms
- Laundry room
- Wine cellar
- Media room
- Games room
The Cart House
- Office for 2/3 people
Acreage & Land
- 7.17 acres, split between 2 paddocks, formal gardens and a small orchard
- Tennis court
- Heated pool & pump room with shower
- Large garage & workshop
- Mains water
- Mains electricity
- Oil fired central heating
- Private drainage
A short drive off the A3 tucked down a valley between the picturesque villages of Thursley and Bowlhead Green in Surrey.
Strictly by prior appointment only. Contact Pelhams on 01252 781640