A Grade II-listed house in Surrey, England, converted from an early 18th-century farm building, has hit the market for £3.5 million (US$2.62 million).
Dubbed The Hop House, as it was originally built for bagging and drying hops produced nearby, the property includes a 7,335-square-foot main residence and a detached, two-bedroom cottage. There is also a separate structure known as The Mini Hop, featuring a four-car garage on the ground floor and a gym and offices on the upper level.
The farmhouse was turned into a residence in 1870 by noted Victorian architect Richard Norman Shaw and further modernized by the present owners, while maintaining period details such as the oak staircase, a gallery and exposed timber, according to the listing posted by Savills last month.
The main residence has eight bedrooms, seven with en-suite bathrooms, a grand reception hall, a family room, a study and an open-floor plan for dining that includes a formal dining room, a well-appointed kitchen and a breakfast bar, according to the listing.
The current owners bought the property in 2005 for an undisclosed amount and spent a year renovating the house, said listing agent Lottie Geaves. She declined to disclose the owners’ identity, only pointing out that they are family looking to downsize locally as their children grow up and move away.
“The house is in immaculate condition and despite being done up 12 years ago, [it] still feels very contemporary,” she said.
The 2.4-acre landscaped land also features manicured gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool, barbecue terraces, and space for a pony paddock.
Adjoining parcels of up to six acres are also available by separate negotiations, according to the listing.
The property, listed as a Grade II historic building in 1974, sits on a quiet country lane in the town of Farnham, which became a center for hop production in 17th century, according to Savills.
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