Guide Price £2,500,000
Gadbridge Lane, Ewhurst, Cranleigh
Mind your head as you step back in time to the Golden Age of Elizabethan England as this historic farmhouse dates from 1581, the year Sir Francis Drake was knighted for circumnavigating the globe. The small holding of more than 13 acres has been enjoyed by the family during the last 41 years, operating as a working farm for much of this time. In addition to the main house of 3521 sq ft (327 sq m) the property includes a separate on bedroom cottage, plus a range of agricultural and equestrian outbuildings, offering a further 5141 sq ft (471 sq m). You can take a break from managing the land with a glass of Robinsons on the tennis court and make a splash in the heated swimming pool.
The enduring character of the original house has been preserved with low level ceilings and oak beams, while the property has grown to meet the needs as extensions have been added to three elevations during the last few centuries. This makes for an interesting and adaptable layout with split levels, rooms through rooms and opportunities for creative repurposing depending on your needs.
Why not escape to the country and enjoy true rural living in this picturesque Surrey village, surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, and not much more than 35 miles outside of London? We think you will be charmed by the quirks this venerable farmhouse has to offer and invite you to come and see it for yourself by appointment with a Fine & Country agent.
Ground Floor - Entrance hall and w/c, foyer, 26' sitting room with working fireplace and structural beams, 23' dining room with low level beams, 25' living room with dual-aspect countryside views, 32' kitchen/breakfast room with granite worksurfaces and gas aga, Amdega conservatory with panoramic views of the gardens, utility room with pantryand a range of storage facilities including wine store, additional walk in pantry and boiler room used for boots and coats storage
First Floor - Master suite with dressing room and three-piece en-suite shower room, bedroom two with tri-aspect windows and built in storage facilities, three further double bedrooms, two additional three piece bathrooms and eaves storage throughout.
Outside Cottage - Master bedroom, living room, fitted kitchen with space for all appliances, three piece bathroom and a car port designed for the cottage to house one vehicle.
Outside - The property features several outbuildings and additional features including, but not limited to; two workshops, full sized tennis court with cedar gazebo, two sheds, pool room, potting shed and a heated 30'x15' fibre-glass lined swimming pool with sliding cover in addition to summer house and covered area, two detached double garages of which one has upstairs storage facilities.
Farm - The working farm element of this property features the following; 3 ? loose boxes, tack room, piggery, fox-proof chicken coup, 2 bay tiled barn, 4 bay machinery barn, ménage, goat house, enclosed hay barn, mower and bike shed, log shed, potting shed, timber shore, additional workshop, orchard, fruit cage, 2 greenhouses and a mature vegetable plot.. The working farm also has gated access to the 11 1/4 acres of fields to the rear of the property.
Location - Ewhurst is a popular village with a thriving community at the base of Surrey Hills and has a local shop for daily goods, popular village school and public house and is surrounded by miles of beautiful walking and riding countryside. Cranleigh can be found approximately two miles away, has a vast array of amenities including supermarkets, a health centre, sports centre and library. Guildford has a much wider range of shopping, social, educational and recreational facilities. There are stations at Guildford and West Clandon for Waterloo and at Dorking for Victoria and Waterloo. The A3 gives access to the M25 and Heathrow Airport and Gatwick can be reached via Newdigate.
Connected Persons - In accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979, please note the vendor is a relative of one of the Partners of Fine and Country Woking.
- 16th Century Grade II listed Farmhouse
- 2 Acre Garden / 11 ? Acre Fields
- 5/6 Bedrooms
- 5 Reception Rooms
- Working Farm
- Tennis Court
- Swimming Pool
- Equestrian Facilities
- No Onward Chain
- 4 Lock Up Garages