A unique opportunity to purchase a delightful period property dating from around 1900, situated within the National Trust owned Hatchlands estate, 5 miles to the South East of Guildford. The Cottage was originally built for the estate's Gardener from which it takes its name, and still has the original slanting timbered frame of the old Vinery attached, in addition to the enclosed walled rear garden and various adjoining brick built outhouses. With it's hugely appealing part brick/part tile hung facade, the cottage has been beautifully restored by the current owners with much care and thought to create a character contemporary home yet still in keeping with its origins.
Through the front door into the entrance hallway, a pretty staircase with a white wooden balustrade and polished wood handrail on the right leads upstairs while the hallway continues to the back of the house with the original varnished wood flooring and an open under stairs area for coat and shoe storage. On the left, at the front is a well appointed Sitting room with an attractive square bay window overlooking the front. The generous kitchen/breakfast room at the back has double aspect windows front and back, plus a glazed door to the garden. There is a range of solid wood wall and base units with a light worktop and a wooden topped breakfast bar. The stainless steel double oven and the electric hob are both Bosch integrated appliances and there is space for a dishwasher and an upright American style refrigerator. Back to the hallway and off to the left are a series of ground floor reception rooms including a Utility/Boot room, culminating in a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a feature floor to ceiling window and shower room adjacent. Both the dining room and sitting room have beautiful polished wood floors, log burner fires and pleasant views across the lawns.
Upstairs, there are three good sized double bedrooms, two with pretty feature fireplaces and one of those with an en suite shower room. The bathroom is contemporary with white sanitary ware including a bath, separate shower, sink, bidet and WC.
Tenure: Leasehold with 76 years to run.
Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, tucked away within the historic National Trust owned 430 acre Hatchlands Park Estate. Within easy reach of the villages of West Horsley and East Clandon, both with stations. The larger village of East Horsley has a range of everyday shops and amenities together with the station which provides a regular commuter service into London Waterloo in approximately 45 minutes. The A3 is within easy reach and provides quick access to the M25 and on to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. There are a number of good schools locally in both the private and state sectors. The county town of Guildford is approximately 5 miles away providing extensive shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities.
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