- Stunning Edwardian Detached Family Home
- Situation in Private Cul-De-Sac within Conservation Area
- Four Double Bedrooms & One Large Single
- Master Suite with Dressing Room & En-suite Bathroom
- 22ft Drawing Room & 21ft Dining Room
- 18ft Study with Wine Cellar
- Separate Snug/Family Room
- Kitchen with Utility Room
- 3/4 Acre South West Facing Garden
- Sweeping Drive with Parking for Several Cars
Guide Price £1,250,000 to £1,300,000 Hunter & Company are delighted to offer, for the first time in over 30 years, this imposing and engaging, five double bedroom detached family home in an exclusive private road. Located on the edge of Merstham village and under half a mile from Merstham Station.
Properties in Church Hill are rare to the market, as these are normally “forever homes” so it’s not unusual for ownership to span several decades at a time. The Corner House is no exception. Our vendors were originally drawn by its character, the house was designed, like others in the immediate area, by Paxton Watson and built in 1903 with a turret extension in the 1920s.
Once you have entered the property, the ground floor accommodation is set out with easy access from the main entrance hall. The traditional farmhouse style Kitchen was originally refitted by our clients, with a range of base and wall units and space for a dining table and chairs in the centre. There is a really useful utility room located just off the kitchen, with access out to the side of the property. Next up is the sitting room/snug, with a feature fireplace a window overlooking the garden. This could be a lovely playroom or den, whichever suits your needs. Across the hall is a downstairs cloakroom, essential for any large family home. Heading back towards the front door, the stunning drawing room is breathtaking. The large leaded light bay window with a door leading out to the veranda fills this room with natural light. There is a feature marble fireplace and period mouldings, befitting of a property of this quality. The neighbouring dining room has a matching bay window, again with access out to the sunny veranda and an even more incredible fireplace. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the 18ft study, with feature turret windows and wine cellar. As mentioned before, this was an addition to the property in the 1920s, commissioned by the wine merchant vendor.
Up to the first floor, there are five double bedrooms, a separate WC and family bathroom. The main suite measures 18ft with a bay window facing the rear, 11ft dressing opening up to another turreted seating area to match the study below. Through the bespoke fitted wardrobes leads you to a full en-suite bathroom, fitted with a traditional white suite and tasteful lemon décor. Bedroom two has a matching bay window along with useful guest washbasin and built-in wardrobe, bedroom four completes the trio of beautiful windows seen from the rear. Bedrooms three and five face north and east respectively, both with feature fireplaces and one benefitting from a guest washbasin. The family bathroom consists of a white suite with corner bath with shower over and pedestal wash basin offset with white wall tiles.
Outside, the south-west facing rear garden is very private and secluded. Backing directly on to woodland, there is access to a public footpath running beside one boundary of the property. It also has mains drainage [not all on the road do], gas, electricity & broadband as one would expect. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a large veranda. Enclosed mainly by fencing and hedgerow to boundaries, with mature trees to the rear and also an apple tree. The front garden is laid to lawn with a sweeping block paved driveway with parking for several vehicles and separate gated access to the rear garden.
The Corner House is situated both in the private road section of the cul-de-sac and in the Conservation Area that encompasses the lower part of Church Hill. Located half a mile from Merstham village centre with local shopping facilities and mainline station. This much-admired area of Merstham is known for its charming high street and independent shops with several listed buildings and home of the annual ‘Quality Street Fair’. Merstham mainline train station with regular direct trains into London Victoria and London Bridge taking less than 40 minutes. There are also great bus and motorway links with M25 (Heathrow 30 mins) and M23 (Gatwick 20 mins) nearby. Merstham is also nearly at the end of its huge regeneration scheme with a new Co-op convenience store and Day Lewis Pharmacy opened recently. The new Community Hub and more shop/restaurant units have also recently opened.
Located on the nearby Watercolour development are amenities including a Tesco Express convenience store, bus links, veterinary surgery, doctor’s surgery, pharmacy and a new children's nursery. One other hidden gem, just on the outskirts of the village by Nutfield Marsh is Mercers Country Park, a significant nature reserve established around a former quarry pit. The historic pit is now Mercers Lake, which is used for water sports and offers idyllic views over the Greensand Ridge as well as plenty of public footpaths for dog walkers. Across from the Lake is the ever-popular 'Inn on the Pond' country pub, where many a Summers day can be enjoyed sitting outside having a cold beverage, whilst watching the cricket being played on the green.
Several primary schools located nearby include Merstham, Furzefield and Lime Tree. For those with older children, there is The Warwick, St Bede's, Royal Alexandra and Albert, Dunottar, Reigate Grammar, Woldingham Girls and Caterham School to name a few. The Hawthorns Prep school for ages 2 to 13 is located 3 miles away in the village of Bletchingley, and after Government approval, a new school named ‘Merstham Park’ opened in September 2018.