Built in the late 15th century this beautifully presented, quintessential grade II listed character cottage is nestled in a sought after village and designated aonb.
It has idyllic views to the picturesque village green and pond with it’s resident swans to the front and across fields to the Surrey Hills to the rear.
Built some 500 years ago, it has created such interest that an architectural report has been written about it.
Throughout the changing seasons of the year, this cottage is a delight and offers a wealth of character features, including exposed oak beams, traditional latched doors, an inglenook fireplace and its own well, yet also has all the requirements of modern day living.
On the ground floor there is a lounge with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace and log burner, separate dining room, a refurbished kitchen opening into a superb conservatory day room with double doors which open on to landscaped gardens with views across fields to the hills beyond.
The character of this property continues upstairs with three double bedrooms with latch doors and original low doorways, timber frame walls and vaulted ceilings. There is also a newly fitted bathroom with rain shower and views to the rear.
The cottage is nestled within the scenic village of Dunsfold, which has a 13th Century church, traditional village public house, cricket green and tennis club. There is also a village shop and post office for everyday needs. Whilst being situated in a semi rural location and surrounded by an aonb, this enchanting cottage is strategically placed between the delightful villages of Cranleigh and Godalming which are around 3.5 and 6 miles away respectively, whilst the historical town of Guildford, with its cobbled streets is about 8 miles. All are linked by bus routes. From Guildford you can also gain access to the A3 with links to the M25 and London. Gatwick is just 45 minutes and the coastal towns of Worthing and Chichester are just around 50 minutes away. With a choice of three stations close by, London Waterloo can also be reached within 45 minutes.
There are a variety of excellent schools within the area both in the state and private sector.
Oak front door to entrance lobby and boot room with inner door to the lounge.
Description for: Lounge
16' x 14'4
The lounge has an abundance of character with an inglenook fireplace, log burner and flagstone hearth, oak bressumer and beamed ceiling which, although it has a restricted head height in places, just adds to the charm of this lovely room. Two front aspect windows make this a light and airy room with lovely views of the garden and the village green beyond. Under stairs storage cupboard, stairs to first floor.
14'6 x 10'9
Front aspect room, beamed ceiling and walls and with oak supporting pillar, fireplace recess.
Overall 23'3 X 11'4
Kitchen area 12.' x 11'4
Recently re furbished modern kitchen, comprising an extensive Maia work surface with inset sink and directional pull out mixer tap and a comprehensive range of modern soft close base and eye level cupboards and drawers with under unit lighting. Wine rack, built in fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and wine chiller. Space for range cooker, extractor hood above. Peninsular breakfast bar, recessed down lighting. The kitchen area continues through to a partially timber clad conservatory/family room where there is a feature well with light. Views to rear garden and fields beyond.
Conservatory family area 11'6 x10'9
Beautiful bespoke timber pitched roof conservatory family room with feature well with light and French doors that open out onto the rear garden with views to the fields and Surrey hills beyond.
A characterful landing with beamed walls with old latticed windows at high level and exposed brick fireplace.
15' x 8'6
Front aspect room overlooking the village green and pond, vaulted and beamed ceiling and walls, range of bespoke fitted wardrobes.
11'8 x 9'
Front aspect room overlooking the village green, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, range of bespoke fitted wardrobes. Loft access.
10'6 x 9'2
Front aspect room with views over the village green, vaulted ceiling and beamed walls, range of bespoke fitted wardrobes.
High quality refurbished bathroom with tiled walls, contemporary bath with central mixer tap, large separate recessed shower cubicle with fitted rain shower, chromed towel radiator, low level wc, round sink with mixer tap with bespoke cupboard unit below, feature beamed and original stone wall. Window with beautiful views over fields to the rear.
The cottage has a low stone garden wall and five bar gate which opens to the large driveway which is bordered by hedging and provides plenty of off road parking and leads to the barn style and tile hung garage. Pretty lawned garden with colourful flower beds and a flowering cherry tree, holly tree and Wisteria. Rambling and climbing roses adorn the front of the cottage with Clematis over the porch.
Barn style Garage with wooden doors and pitched roof providing ample storage area above.
A stunning landscaped garden backing on to open fields with views to the Surrey Hills. There is a sun terrace immediately to the rear of the conservatory bordered by specimen plants and shrubs with a lawned garden beyond, there is a further raised lawn which backs on to and overlooks open fields with a further paved sun terrace adjoining the summer house / garden studio.
Pretty detached garden studio with views across the fields, which can be used as a home office or summer house.
We Love our cottage and our village! The neighbours don’t bite and we all look out for each other. We’ve also made some great friends here too!
Having moved from suburbia where neighbours hardly talk, everyone, it seems, has time for a chat. All in all, if it wasn’t for the fact that we need to move from our delightful 500 year old cottage, we would be staying here, in this lovely village with its friendly community, its ponds with resident swans, its (very dog friendly) pub, general store and not forgetting the numerous walks from our door, through fields, woods and farmland to the fabulous Surrey Hills.
This area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and that, it certainly is! We never get tired of looking across the field from the cottage to the hills beyond, often watching the deer and pheasants, as does the cat!
The 21st century encroaches upon all of our lives yet this lovely quintessential Surrey village with its 53 Grade 2 listed properties and seven ponds still feels untouched and whilst seeming rural, it is actually so well placed geographically for other main towns and villages close by, airports, train and road links to London and the coast.
To be honest I can’t imagine a better place to be. The community spirit here is very strong and we are all very proud of our delightful village. Would we ever move back to suburbia? Not a chance!