- Guide Price £1,250,000 to £1,350,000
- Four Double Bedroom Detached Family Home
- Three Bathrooms
- Four Reception Rooms
- Double Garage
- Swimming Pool
- Luxurious Kitchen
- Large Driveway
- Grounds Extending to Approx 1 Acre
Guide Price £1,250,000 to £1,350,000 Hunter & Company are proud to offer this gorgeous, detached, period home, set within secluded and mature grounds. Located along a country lane, away from the hustle and bustle, yet only 0.8 miles from Merstham train station and the M23.
The property dates back to circa mid 1930's and is approached by a sweeping driveway. The house is situated within the middle of the plot, surrounded by its stunning gardens, giving you a real sense of privacy. The pretty front elevation is adorned with a carefully cultivated wisteria, blending beautifully in to the landscaped gardens.
The ground floor comprises a large storm porch, which leads through to a spacious entrance hall. There are doors leading to the 13ft x 12ft dining room, 20ft x 16ft sitting room with inglenook fireplace, down stairs WC and an 18ft x 12ft kitchen. Various rooms then lead off of these principle rooms including the 15ft x 14ft breakfast room with utility, which then also leads round to the integral double garage via a to the 14ft study. The 34ft conservatory wraps its way round the north west corner of the house from the kitchen through to the sitting room, giving a panoramic view of the garden. There is solid wood flooring throughout the sitting room, entrance hall and dining room.
The kitchen really has the wow factor and is the heart of this home. There is a vast range of bespoke cream base and wall units, including a centralized island, all set beneath dark granite work tops. The Red AGA is the focal point, along with the ceramic sink with drainer and other appliances including inset induction hob with extractor over, eye level oven and built-in microwave, space for an American style fridge/freezer, plinth lighting and a ceramic tiled floor. The window overlooks the rear garden and there are added Velux roof lights making this space light and airy.
The sitting room is flooded with light as it enjoys a triple aspect. The inglenook fireplace adds a great focal point and double doors through to the conservatory make this a fantastic space for relaxing or entertaining. The dining room has a serving hatch through to the kitchen, a typical feature of 1930’s architecture. This room could easily be used as a family room or play room too, being that the breakfast room is located directly off the kitchen. The Breakfast room is such a lovely space, with a double aspect and patio doors out to the garden. It also leads to the utility room, keeping all those noisy white goods out of the kitchen and a home for the boiler. Also located off of the breakfast room is the study, another double aspect room and has direct access through to the double garage.
The garage measures 19ft x 17ft and has a remote up and over door to the front, access to the rear garden through to the back and a window to the side.
Going upstairs, there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master has triple aspect windows, a walk-in wardrobe and a large en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a generous 20ft long and again has a triple aspect to front, side and rear with an en-suite shower room making it the perfect guest suite. Bedrooms three and four enjoy views over the front garden and all bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom comprises a white four-piece suite and views out over the rear garden.
Outside, this property will be hard to beat. With grounds of approx. 1 acre, a 265ft roadside frontage including a large drive way with parking for several vehicles, stunning 98 ft wisteria covered arbor walkway, and of course, the fantastic swimming pool. You just can’t help but feel relaxed around this pool, you are completely secluded and private, even from the rest of the garden. There is a covered seating area and pretty pool house too. This really all has to be seen to be appreciated.
The property is located within the well-liked area of Merstham, known for its charming high street and boutique shops with a number of listed buildings and home of the annual ‘Quality Street Fair’. Here, you also find Merstham mainline train station with regular direct trains into London Victoria & London Bridge taking less than 40 minutes. There are also great bus and motorway links with M25 and M23 nearby. Merstham is also nearly at the end of its huge regeneration scheme with new Co-op convenience store and Day Lewis Pharmacy having 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 lost sitting outside enjoying 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 and after Government approval, a new school named ‘Merstham Park’ opened in September 2018.