Charming Farmhouse in delightful rural setting with a wealth of character and outside space
A handsome farmhouse originally built in the 16th century and later modified by the prolific architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The property has a wealth of character and history and is where, according to Godalming Museum, Winston Churchill spent time during the summer of 1915 with his wife, Clementine and brother Jack.
It is also where he first learned to paint and reproductions of two of Churchill's paintings, of Hoe Farm itself, can be found in Godalming Museum.
The downstairs accommodation has a versatile arrangement; comprising an entrance lobby leading to the dining room, with a woodburning stove and parquet flooring, this is also a great space for serving as an entrance reception or office. You are then led to the large sitting room, with woodburning stove. A family room has lots of natural light and doors out to the patio area. The kitchen provides an open plan feel with large breakfast room area, plenty of storage, Aga and stairs which lead down to the utility where you have a door to the outside of the property. There is also a downstairs w/c and porch area to the back.
Of particular note is the charming split staircase which provides access to the first floor accommodation comprising principal and secondary bedroom, both with with en-suites, four further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room and separate WC. The attached annexe offers a further bedroom with en-suite, and potentially an eighth bedroom or a sitting room with bathroom and kitchen.
A private driveway leads up to the farmhouse and offers a roundabout design which provides ample parking in addition to a double garage. There are multiple outbuildings which include a wine cellar, workshop and three stables which provide storage options.
The property sits in about 3 acres of which there are gardens, seating areas, large lawns and the tennis court, a real feature of the property. The Tenant will be required to meet the costs of garden maintenance. Three paddocks are available by separate agreement, totaling about 9.5 acres. There is a public footpath running through one of them.
The nearby town of Godalming offers shopping and restaurants and the area is served by Godalming's mainline station with journey times to London Waterloo from 46 minutes.
Oil central heating
Tesla electric car charging point
White goods included
Waverley Borough Council - Band H
Please contact Lottie Murphy at Savills Petworth