Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AA
Family home in the heart of the Surrey Hills
Rallywood occupies a most attractive and especially convenient location, about a mile south of Godalming town centre, and is set well back from the road in delightfully wooded grounds. Godalming and the neighbouring village of Hascombe fall within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Godalming benefits from a good range of shopping, including Waitrose and Sainsbury's, banks, bars, restaurants and other amenities, including churches, schools and leisure centre, as well as a main line station that offers a fast and frequent service into London/Waterloo. A more extensive range of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities is available at Guildford
There is a good selection of state and private schools in the area, including Charterhouse, Prior's Field, Aldro, St Hilary's, St Catherine's, Longacre and Cranleigh. Recreational opportunities within reach include golf at several local clubs, plus shooting and fishing at a number of local venues. There is polo at Ewhurst and racing at Goodwood, Sandown Park and Epsom. Well-equipped sport and leisure centres are available at Godalming, Cranleigh and Guildford, whilst the surrounding countryside offers excellent walking, cycling and riding.
Godalming: 1 mile, A3: 3.7 miles, Guildford: 5 miles, M25 (J10): 14 miles, Heathrow Airport: 32 miles
Rallywood is a substantial and impressive house set in landscaped grounds, with the added benefit of a tennis court and paddock. Understood to date from around the 1930s, the property offers generous and flexible accommodation comprising three reception rooms, four bedrooms and up to four further bedrooms, one of which is currently a dressing room. There is a spacious second floor room that is presently in use as a gym, but is ideal as a further bedroom or staff accommodation. The property has been cleverly arranged, with all principal rooms enjoying superb southerly views over the grounds and countryside beyond.
A generous and well-laid out kitchen/breakfast room lends itself ideally to informal family living, whilst, through the adjoining utility room, there is another room presently set up as a well-fitted home office, that would be particularly well-suited as a playroom.
Gardens and Grounds
From the lane, double timber gates open onto a sweeping gravel drive leading to an extensive forecourt and turning area with central oak tree. A short spur off the drive leads to a single garage. To the front of the house, the gardens comprise extensive areas of lawn, with many mature trees and evergreen shrubs, as well as a feature lily pond. From here, a path leads behind evergreen hedges to the hard tennis court and adjoining summerhouse. The path continues to an area set aside as a vegetable garden and then to the paddock.
Paved paths lead around the house to a full width stone-paved and south-facing terrace from which attractive garden views may be enjoyed. There is access to the terrace from the dining room, kitchen and garden room. The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped to comprise level lawns extending away from the terrace, beyond which well-planted shrub borders and numerous mature trees provide a delightful backdrop and a high level of privacy and seclusion.
7/8 bedrooms, dressing room/bedroom 7, 4 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), attic room, entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom. Garage, tennis court, summerhouse, gardens and paddock, in about 3.4 acres.
- 4 reception rooms
- 7/8 bedrooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room
- utility room
- gardens and paddock
- tennis court
- in about 3.4 acres