A stunning, Grade ll listed period home of exceptional character, dating from the 18th Century when it was Kettlewell Farm. Sitting in a prime, elevated position within a short walk of both Horsell village and Woking town centre and with a quite delightful, south facing garden. House EPC Rating D. Annexe EPC Rating E
Horsell Grange dates back to the 18th Century when it was Kettlewell House and Farm, Set at the top of Kettlewell Hill, at that time with grounds extending from Horsell Common to the canal in Woking. In 1937 the house was converted into three unique and exceptional homes with number three occupying a prime position, set well back from the road in a quiet and quite delightful, south facing setting. Throughout the house there is a wonderful feeling of the original building that combines with a good deal of versatility to the way in which it can be used. Beautifully proportioned rooms in the main look out over the stunning, south facing garden which very much adds to the pleasure of the setting as a whole.
On the ground floor an enclosed front porch leads into a dining hall which has been opened up by the current owner into a stunning orangery all of which immediately creates a feeling of space and gives uninterrupted views through to the garden. The orangery also enjoys the benefit of electric underfloor heating and a log burning stove providing for continued use of this wonderful space through winter months. From here double doors lead out onto the large sun terrace at the back of the house, making this a space that works incredibly well with the garden.
The adjacent kitchen was again created by the current owner, having been converted originally from an 18th Century barn. The fabulous oak beams of the barn remain overhead while the kitchen also leads out on the sun terrace and indeed enjoys direct sunlight from early in the morning. Next to the kitchen, on the front of the house, is a very large family room with a superb herringbone woodblock floor, a room which lends itself to a number of different uses, especially as it has an en suite shower room, making it ideal for a relative or as guest accommodation.
On the other side of the house is a cosy sitting room with an dual fuel stove and an outlook and double doors onto the garden and beside this is an ancillary kitchen which could easily be converted into a study or family room if preferred. This space has its own entrance from the drive so it could also be an ideal work from home office or be extended at the back (STPP) to incorporate the exterior WC and utility into a bath/shower room to make a further self contained unit for family members.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, the master having a view out over the garden and the third having a large, front facing balcony.
Adjacent to the house is a superb separate annexe which has a sitting room and a small kitchen while above is a mezzanine bedroom. This part of the house would make a fabulous space for a teenager or au pair or indeed could be rented out.
It is unusual to say the least to find a house of this character that is such a part of local history but that also works so well for a family and has such a degree of versatility.
The location and setting of the house is undoubtedly part of the appeal, not only as it is within such easy reach of Horsell village but also as it is likewise just a short walk from Woking town centre and station and the delightful walking area of Horsell Common. Horsell is a village with a real sense of community and has a varied collection of local shops, a number of excellent pubs and several restaurants and cafes. It also contains very good state schools and the private schools of St. Andrews and Halstead are also both within easy walking distance. Woking as a town is undergoing some radical regeneration currently that it seeing it take on a far more interesting and contemporary feel. Well known bars and restaurants have opened up all along Commercial Way and in the Peacocks Shopping Centre there is an excellent theatre and soon to re open cinema. There are other exciting developments in the pipeline that will only see the town improve further in the coming few years. The new Victoria Square development is due to open later this year and will be home to a very substantial Marks and Spencer along with a Hilton hotel complete with sky bar. Very frequent trains from Woking reach Waterloo in about 24 minutes and from the station there is a very efficient coach service to Heathrow. The A3 and thereby the M25 are a short drive away..