- Stunning Grade II Listed Cottage
- Three Double Bedroom Detached Family Home
- Grounds of Approx 0.75 Acres
- 28ft Sitting Room
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room
- Two Inglenook Fireplaces
- 18ft Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom
- Separate Shower Room
- Downstairs WC
- In-and-Out Drive with a partially constructed Double Garage
Hunter & Company are proud to offer for sale a simply stunning, Grade II listed, former gamekeeper's cottage surrounded by countryside and the Surrey Hills. We understand that this beautiful home dates back to the 16th century, with later additions making it what it is today.
Arranged over two floors, Cold Blow Cottage has a flexible layout. With many fine period features including the two inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and centuries-old brickwork, this is very much a character property. However, the layout is very functional with a lovely triple aspect 28ft x 20ft open plan sitting room with patio doors out to the garden, this space is located just off the entrance hall with its exposed brickwork on show. In the other direction, there is a cosy living room, again with doors leading out to the same patio area. You can immediately imagine this being the room to keep snug by the fire, when the winter months draw in. Just off the living room is the kitchen/breakfast room, yet another triple aspect space with views out across the garden. The handmade kitchen is delightful and really suits this property, with a range of maple and cherry wood base and wall units. Completing the ground floor is the useful downstairs toilet, located just off of the entrance hall.
Going upstairs, one of our favourite views is from the landing window, reaching out over the garden and countryside beyond. There are three bedrooms, the master is 18ft x 14ft and has a double aspect to both front and rear, built-in wardrobes and a full en-suite bathroom. The second double bedroom has an envious view out over the garden, something you could never tire of waking up to, whilst bedroom three is also a double, with access to eaves storage. A useful shower room divides these rooms and completes the accommodation.
Outside, the property is approached via an in-and-out driveway, which is shingled and screened from the road by tall established conifer trees. An unfinished double garage with room above provides a project for the next owners, offering potential versatile storage space.
The rear garden surrounds the cottage on three sides and has been beautifully landscaped whilst covering approximately 0.75 acres. The views out over the adjacent fields give you a sense of privacy, with the closest neighbouring properties barely visible. A terrace wraps around all sides of the house and is accessed from several points. There is a large expanse of lawn to the east of the property and a garden shed.
The property is located within the much-admired area of Merstham, known for its charming high street and independent 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 and London Bridge taking less than 40 minutes. Also located nearby is Surrey National Golf Club with its state-of-the-art clubhouse. 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 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 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 but 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.