Cranleigh, UK, United Kingdom
The Old Court is a rare gem, set back from the High Street to offer an oasis of historic character and quiet charm, in a convenient location for Cranleigh's many amenities. The property is offered for sale with no onward chain.
Coming through the arched oak gate from the attractive green and footpath, one enters the calm of the pretty wisteria and flower-filled courtyard, complete with ornamental fish-pond. Ranged around three sides of the courtyard, the house dates back in parts to the 17th and 18th centuries, with high ceilings and impressive oak beams reflecting its past lives as a threshing barn, hayloft and stables. Contemporary design and modern features have been sensitively combined to complement these period characteristics. Freshly re-carpeted and re-painted in all principal reception rooms and bedrooms.
From the courtyard, an entrance porch leads to the galleried and beamed kitchen, with double-oven Aga, solid oak granite-top units and stained glass display cabinets. Adjoining is the spacious, oak-beamed dining-room, which overlooks the courtyard, and in turn leads to the family-room with log-burner, feature beams (thought to have been taken a hundred years ago from Cranleigh's last windmill), and a French door onto the delightful terrace and extensive rear gardens. The adjacent master bedroom suite enjoys colourful garden views, with double French doors to the terrace.
Next door to the family-room, the barrel-vaulted drawing-room also benefits from a log-burning stove, and is dual aspect, with a picture window overlooking the courtyard, and a glazed door onto the garden terrace. This room connects to the third ‘wing' of the house, where a well fitted bedroom suite, guest bedroom, shower room, and a second kitchen with dining area, create the option of independent living space for multi-generational families. (The second kitchen can easily be converted back into an additional bedroom if preferred.) Further flexibility is provided by the 2-bedroom guest apartment on the first floor, which has its own entrance off the central courtyard, in addition to internal stairs from the main ground floor corridor.
The Old Court is centred around a picturesque courtyard garden with topiary, a fish-pond and seating areas, crowned by a magnificent wisteria, which climbs from the courtyard to adorn the entire frontage of the house. The rear grounds are peaceful and meticulously landscaped, creating very private surroundings, which are not overlooked on any side. Herbaceous borders are filled with an extensive variety of plants, including spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas and a variety of mature specimen trees, with magnificent acers providing a blaze of autumn colour. Abundant apple, pear and plum trees, strawberry plants, an asparagus bed and herb garden add to the garden's appeal.
The large level lawn is surrounded by landscaped areas of garden providing peace and tranquillity. A summerhouse with a veranda overlooking an ornamental pond is discreetly tucked away, and has electricity to enable year round use. A rear terrace extends from the property to the gardens, and there is a further raised and covered barbecue and entertaining area to the far left hand side.
The single garage has the option of additional parking behind, along with further private off-street parking for 2 - 3 cars to the front of the property.Flexible accomodation with 4 - 6 bedrooms
4 Reception rooms/Study
Additional kitchen/breakfast room (can be converted to an extra bedroom if required)
Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom
4-5 Further bedrooms (two en suite)
Further family bathroom
Garage and Summer house
Large Mature gardens