Prestigious, exemplary and utterly impeccable, Merry Wood is an undeniably stunning example of an exceptional family residence. Within gated grounds of circa 0.6 acres this capacious detached home is commendably presented to the highest standards. Each and every detail demonstrates an exquisite attention to detail throughout a magnificent interior that takes every opportunity to connect with breathtakingly beautiful south facing gardens. The expansive grounds include a swimming pool and a wealth of garaging.
With its majestic double fronted facade, Merry Wood instantly generates a sense of spaciousness and refinement. Dating back to the 1930s and owned by the same family for the past 18 years, this stunning property is far more than merely a house, it is a sensational family home. Thoughtfully extended and enhanced over recent years its layout offers a wonderfully natural flow and has been designed to allow the majority of the ground floor to tempt you out into the glorious south facing gardens.
Behind the stately doorway a magnificent central entrance hall captures your imagination and hints at what’s to come. A herringbone floor lends warmth and texture to cool white walls and entices you to explore the commodious ground floor that unfolds around you. With ample space to relax and entertain two tremendous reception rooms with distinguished fireplaces blend a tasteful heritage palette with oak floors. A superbly sized triple aspect drawing room connects seamlessly with the terrace via pillar less wrap around bi fold doors that allow a sea of the colour and greenery to add a blissful backdrop. The wonderful aesthetics and outlooks are echoed in the adjacent double aspect sitting room with its French doors, while an additional study is a peaceful haven when working from home.
Across the entrance hall a formal dining room creates a central hub leading the way to a versatile family room and an utterly marvellous kitchen/breakfast room that gives every excuse to sit, spend time together and catch up on the day’s events. Recently fitted only four years ago to an exemplary specification this hugely sociable space benefits from piped underfloor heating. Supremely well appointed with a considered array of integrated Miele appliances, the handle less cashmere cabinets proffer a wealth of storage. A fabulous tilted extractor creates a striking focal point against a pink glass splashback that adds a pop of colour, while the abundant countertops form a brilliantly broad breakfast bar that subtly delineates the room. Further French doors make it irresistibly easy to enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace, while a fabulous multi fuel Aga wood burner is both contemporary and homely. A substantial Shaker utility room keeps laundry appliances hidden from view and accommodates a wine fridge. A deluxe ground floor shower room is a notable inclusion, and an additional cloakroom completes the layout.
Elegantly carved spindles lend a crisp white contrast to the rich tones of an oak staircase and galleried landing, inviting you up to the first floor where a duo of outstanding suites stretch out across the full depth of the house. Exquisitely fitted dressing rooms supply stylish storage to each room, and whilst both have glorious garden vistas the principal bedroom opens onto a Juliet balcony. However, it is undoubtedly their resplendent en suites that offer the epitome of luxury. Filled with light, the principal en suite has moulded twin basins, an indulgent corner bath and walk in shower. A master class in interior design, the second en suite engenders a sultry feel with the richness of its timber cabinetry and feature tiling, and has a bidet and a raised inset bath. The additional three double bedrooms have the pleasure of sharing an outstanding family bathroom with a glass framed shower, bath and floating basin, all arranged in a marble tile setting. A considerable loft space is part boarded.
Wrought iron gates sweep open onto the substantial brick paved driveway of Merry Wood evoking a tremendous sense of exclusivity and privacy. Behind the greenery of perfectly clipped Buxus and established shrubs, the rusticated quoins and window lintels enhance the grace and grandeur of its double fronted facade. Integral and detached double garaging supply further secure off road parking.
Step out from the ground floor onto a classically landscaped terrace that is a marvellous place to simply sit back and relax with the weekend papers while you admire the halcyon south facing gardens. Statuesque trees and hedgerows lend prized degrees of seclusion, while borders fully stocked with the beautiful blooms of established shrubs frame a manicured lawn and encompass an idyllic summer house. Convenient rear access is available from the private enclave of Blenheim Gardens.
The property is situated just outside Worplesdon,
about 5 miles to the north of Guildford, and is
conveniently located for access to both Guildford and Woking which have mainline stations, with frequent services to Waterloo in about 38 and 26 minutes respectively. Brookwood Station is approximately 1.5 miles away with further services to Waterloo in about 40 minutes. Guildford and Woking have a wide range of shopping, social, educational and recreational amenities and the A3 at Guildford provides access to London, the south coast and via the M25 to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. There are several golf courses in the area and countryside walks nearby with access to woodland walks which lead to the Village of St Johns.