Warwicks Bench, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3TG | Property for sale | Savills
514.78 sq m(5,541 sq ft)
Guide price £4,500,000($5,806,116)

Warwicks BenchGuildford, Surrey, GU1 3TG

    Key features

    • South facing orientation
    • Accommodation extending over 5500 sq ft
    • Exceptional far reaching views towards the Surrey Hills
    • Extensive terrace
    • Private landscaped gardens
    • Car barn and garage
    • Gated driveway and parking

    A remarkable period property set in an elevated town centre location.

    About this property

    • Garden Court is an exquisite Grade II listed property set in an elevated position offering breath taking views of Guildford and the surrounding countryside.

      Built in 1913 by M. H. Baillie-Scott in a 17th-century vernacular style, this stunning house showcases remarkable brick elevations, exposed timbers, and leaded windows beneath a tiled roof. Inside, the property features fine oak joinery, a magnificent staircase, beamed ceilings, and oak panelling, all adding to its character and charm.

      The ground floor consists of a large reception hall which leads to the principal reception rooms, providing southerly views over the secluded gardens, Shalford Meadows, St. Catherine's Chapel, and the North Downs. The impressive drawing room features an open fireplace, oak panelling, and wood flooring. The beautifully fitted kitchen includes integrated appliances, a range cooker, a Quooker tap, a pantry cupboard, and ample space for dining. Two studies, a utility/boot room and cloakroom can also be found on the ground floor.

      On the first floor, the well-arranged bedroom accommodation includes a principal bedroom suite with a feature fireplace, exposed beams, an en suite bathroom, and a dressing room. The dressing room offers flexible space that could be used as an adjoining nursery or study. Six additional bedrooms, a family bathroom, and two shower rooms are spread over the first and second floors, all neutrally decorated, with some rooms featuring original wood flooring and views through the leaded windows.

      The external store rooms on the lower ground floor offer potential for conversion into a gym or substantial wine cellar. The current owners have undertaken extensive renovations to preserve and enhance this beautiful character property. Planning permission has been granted for further internal work, allowing new owners to make their mark on this historic property.

      Garden Court is accessed via metal electric gates set on brick and stone pillars. A long drive leads to a parking area with space for several cars and garaging for three cars. The secluded front gardens feature a gate from the parking area that leads to steps providing access to a lower level with a small pond, lawn area, and front door. Pathways around both sides of the house lead to the rear gardens, which are divided into three sections. The immediate rear garden includes a large terrace across the back of the house, offering a delightful space for al fresco dining or entertaining. Beyond the terrace, a spacious lawn is bordered by mature hedges, raised beds, and various fruit trees, including apple, pear, damson, cherry, and fig.

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    I love the balance of character, layout and proximity to central Guildford.

    James BoydenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Guildford offers a wide range of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities, restaurants including Ivy Brasserie and Ivy Asia, the renowned Yvonne Arnaud theatre, G Live entertainment venue and a multiplex cinema.
    • Communications are good, with the A3 connecting with the M25 at Wisley for access to the airports and the national motorway network. In addition, the town benefits from two railway stations offering fast and frequent services into London Waterloo, with journey times from around 35 minutes.
    • There is a good selection of schools in the area, including Holy Trinity, The Royal Grammar School and RGS Prep, Guildford High School, Tormead and St Peters. There is also the University of Surrey and University of Law in the town.
    • Sporting and recreational opportunities include the Spectrum Sport and Leisure Centre, golf at a number of local clubs and rowing on the River Wey. In addition, the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers miles of walking, cycling and riding country.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H