3 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Godstone, Surrey
- UNDER OFFER Country cottage
- 4.37 acres (*TBV) gardens & grounds
- Secluded location
- 3/4 bedrooms - 4 receptions
- NO CHAIN
UNDER OFFER - STC - A unique country & Equestrian gem! A charming Character cottage (unlisted) set in 4.37 acres (*TBV) in a highly desirable rural location within the grounds of Garston Park and backing onto Surrey Wildlife Woods offering miles of country walks and for off road riding there is easy access to a good bridle path network from the location. This attractive link-detached single storey property (circa 1800) is one of a small group of eight households which once formed the heart of the Garston Park Estate. The deceptively spacious character accommodation is arranged in a 'horse shoe' layout offering flexibility to incorporate an integral annexe if required. Currently the interior boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and a conservatory with further detached studio/garden room/snug/guest room/home office. A long meandering drive through the park leads to a driveway to the cottage with it's enchanting gardens and grounds which are a particular feature and with various areas of interest. A secluded 'sun trap' courtyard includes an abundance of planted beds and shrubs offering a colorful vista there is also a vegetable garden and orchard plus established wildflower meadow. An upper garden includes two picturesque ponds which are a magnet for wildlife. A detached open plan barn on concrete base with rubber matting is currently used as stabling. (N.B. There is ample space to add further equestrian facilities if required -subject to permissions). The good sized post and railed pastureland is mainly level and well drained being on greensand and is divided into paddocks by mains fed electric fencing allowing for year round turnout and also includes a field shelter on concrete base with rubber matting. NO CHAIN.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
Tucked away, it would be possible not to have contact with anyone but the delivery driver for as long as you want! The property is situated within close proximity to the delightful village of Godstone (wwwgodstone.net) with it s village green, pond, cricket pitch, selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants with local shops, post office and bakery, village school and Cygnets nursery. For older children the Hawthorns and Oxted school. Private secondary schools in Caterham are also are also within easy reach. Communications: Oxted station 4 miles (London Bridge & London Victoria 33minutes) Godstone Station 3.3 miles (London Bridge 55 minutes) Redhill Station 4.9 miles, (London 31 minutes Gatwick Airport 9 minutes) Easy access to the M25 with routes to Heathrow Airport in 40 minutes and Gatwick Airport in 22 minutes. Central London 21 miles.
ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan
Floor Plans are online and in the brochure (accom. in all extends to 2033sqft). The property is of mixed brick and stone construction under a tiled roof arranged in an attractive horse shoe layout around a large private courtyard. The versatile well presented accommodation is deceptively spacious and has a light and airy feel due to the number of windows overlooking the sunny courtyard and due to the' horse shoe' layout there are good options to divide the interior to provide an integral annexe if required. A focal point of the accommodation is a large vaulted and beamed sitting room with a feature fireplace and 'Clearview' wood burner. The large kitchen features a walk in pantry, china cupboard and boiler/drying room (all white goods and range cooker included in sale). A garden reception room offers options to be used as a large entertaining area by opening Bi-Fold doors to the conservatory or could be used as a guest bedroom/snug. The conservatory itself gives the impression of bringing the outside in' enjoying views over the lower garden.
STABLES & OUTBUILDINGS
Refer to the floor plan online: DETACHED STUDIO - hobbies /work room. Timber framed overlooking front garden.
The current stabling comprises of a detached open plan BARN on a concrete base with rubber matting (power and water connected) N.B. There is good space to add further equestrian facilities at the property if required (subject to permissions). A FIELD SHELTER is located in the main field and with concrete floor and rubber matting.
GARDENS, GROUNDS & PASTURE
The enchanting gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property (originally part of the vegetable garden and orchard of Garston Park) xtensively planted with an array of plants and shrubs offering year round colour as well as being a haven for birds, butterflies and bees The soil is a gardeners delight especially for those keen to grow their own produce being well drained and easy to cultivate on greensand. Since buying the property back in 2003 the current vendor has designed the garden to be as low maintenance as possible retaining many of the original mature shrubs and trees which offer the cottage an all year round colourful vista. A tranquil and secluded courtyard is a real suntrap surrounded by an abundance of cottage plants and shrubs, an adjacent lower garden is planted with deep beds boasting a varied mixture of perennial cottage garden plants. A further garden area has been established as a stunning wild flower meadow with perennial bulbs defined by grass paths to amble through at your leisure. The vegetable garden at the top of the plot boasts a range of soft fruit, a productive kiwi, a grape vine, asparagus, rhubarb as well as fruit trees. Two ponds also set within the grounds offer a protective environment for local wildlife and are a magnet for nesting birds and wildfowl.
The good sized pastureland is mainly flat and well drained being on greensand allowing for year round grazing. The perimeter is post and rail fenced with mains fed electric fencing dividing the land into a number of paddocks and a track system in the summer months. To the western border of the land is a bluebell wood and to the south there is direct access into Graeme Hendry Wood which is a Surrey wildlife trust reserve.
AGENTS NOTE: There is a public footpath on the main field which follows the boundary. It does not go across the field.
The main field is 3.74acres (*TBV), whilst the gardens/cottage/outbuildings and courtyard is 0.63 acres (*TBV), total 4.37acres(*TBV). The acreage stated at the property is *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk www.homecheck.co.uk www.floodrisk.co.uk www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk www.homeoffice.gov.uk www.ukradon.org
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tandridge District
SERVICES: Mains gas. Mains water. Mains drains. gas central heating.
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: 52/89 E full ratings and advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site:
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Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
T: 01892 829014
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By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
From Junction 6 of the M25, at the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto Godstone Hill. At the mini roundabout, go straight over, as you approach the village, follow the one way system around to the right, sign posted Bletchingley, with the Village Green on your left, bear left onto Bletchingley Road, take the first left into Ivy Mill Lane, you will then come to Garston Park on your left hand side, approach the wooden gates and they will automatically open. Drive along the drive and as you go around the big green in the middle follow the direction of arrows proceed to the top (see houses on left) keep going straight on to the entrance of the Cottage. N.B. Please drive into the property and park - do not park at the entrance.
Tel: 01892 829014