Combe Lane, Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4XN | Property for sale | Savills
94 Ac(38.04 Ha)
Guide price £18,000,000(€21,000,924)

Combe LaneChiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4XN

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Grade II listed Victorian house of approx 11,538 sq ft
  • 2 staff/guest apartments & 2 cottages
  • Indoor swimming pool, gym & tennis court
  • Stabling, manège, stick and ball pitch
  • Pasture, woodland & lakes. In all 94 acres

One of Surrey's finest rural estates

About this property

  • Understood to date from around 1850 with various later additions and alterations, Combe Court is the classic Victorian large country house estate. To emphasise their importance the main house and stable block were both listed Grade ll in 1983. During the First World War the property was given to the government on a twenty year lease and was used for the breaking and training of the thousands of war horses and carriage mules that were needed at the front.

    Combe Court has been meticulously maintained externally to preserve all the classic characteristics of its period with the addition, following a fire in the 1970's and before the house was listed, of a turret in the same gothic style. This now provides spacious sitting areas to both the family kitchen and principal bedroom from which magnificent 270 degree views may be enjoyed. Internally, the contemporary décor which works in harmony with the characteristics of the building, creates a wonderfully comfortable and efficient family home ideally suited to 21st century living.

    Spacious reception rooms, ample guest accommodation and an excellent range of leisure amenities render the house eminently suitable for entertaining and offer a superb lifestyle in the most idyllic and convenient of locations.

    The accommodation of Combe Court is well laid out and is illustrated on the floor plans and photography included in this brochure.

    There is planning permission and listed building consent for a significant 3 storey extension and internal alterations [ref WA/2024/00200].

    This consent would create:
    At basement level: a new gym, changing room, sauna, swimming pool and plant room
    At ground floor level: a substantially larger kitchen, sitting and dining area and re-located cloakroom
    At first floor level: a grand principal suite with 2 dressing rooms, 2 bathrooms and a balcony. A further bedroom suite. A galleried viewing area overlooking the dining room.
    A lift between basement, ground and first floor levels.

    Leisure facilities and outbuildings Situated a short walk from the house is the indoor heated pool, housed within a beautifully restored tithe barn. As well as the changing room, WC and plant room, the complex also houses a fantastic entertaining space, with triple doors opening onto the adjoining courtyard. This space also lends itself to a gymnasium. The tennis court is found to the eastern side of the pool complex, surrounded by mature hedging and trees. For riding enthusiasts, the attractive double storey stable block includes 4 loose boxes and 4 stalls, tack room/office, utility room and outdoor WC. On the first floor is a separate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat. There is an outdoor manège and a stick and ball pitch. Other outbuildings include: wood stores, garaging and general stores.

    Gardens and grounds Combe Court is approached from the lane via timber gates that open onto a long sweeping drive rising through the impressive grounds to the main forecourt in front of the house. The main drive to the front entrance arrives at impressive wrought iron gates leading to an extensive forecourt with space to park and turn numerous vehicles if required. A full width south-facing paved terrace offers distant views over the estate and the surrounding countryside and is ideally suited for entertaining, relaxing or quiet summer dining. From here the land falls away to pasture mixed woodland and three lakes one of which has a magnificent lily display in season. Several areas of well-maintained formal gardens adjoin the house and other buildings whilst the remainder of the grounds are laid to areas of lawn, fenced pasture and woodland. In all about 94.4 acres.

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Local information

  • In the heart of the Surrey Hills AONB, Victorian Tudor Gothic style blends with 21st century efficiency to produce the stunning country estate that is Combe Court.
  • This magnificent property occupies an outstandingly beautiful and elevated situation surrounded by its own extensive grounds from which it enjoys distant southerly views yet is barely two miles from the village centre.
  • Historic Chiddingfold is the archetypal English village with its church, duck pond, period buildings, old smithy, local shops and pubs all gathered around the village green. Once renowned for local glass-making, Chiddingfold is a friendly and active community now famous for the impressive Guy Fawkes celebration held annually. The village has its own community website at www.chiddingfoldnews.org.uk.
  • Communications are excellent. The main A283 road through the village connects with Petworth and Chichester in the south and with Milford and Godalming in the north. From here the A3 trunk route provides the link to London and Portsmouth and to the airports and the national motorway network via the M25 at Wisley. Fast and frequent rail services to London are available from Haslemere, Witley, Milford and Goldaming. The international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow are easily accessible and the private air field at Farnborough is 19 miles away, Combe Court can be accessed by helicopter with its own private helipad.
  • In addition to local shops in the village for daily needs there is an excellent range of food shopping and general services at Haslemere, Cranleigh and Godalming, whilst at Guildford there is a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities including theatre, cinema and sports centre.
  • There are a number of good state and private schools in the area including the village primary and nursery schools, King Edwards at Witley, Priors Field and Charterhouse among many others.
  • Recreational opportunities include golf at several clubs within reach, country pursuits at a number of local venues, polo at Cowdray Park, shooting at Bisley, racing and flying at Goodwood and sailing at Chichester. The surrounding countryside offers ample opportunity for walking and riding.

Additional information

  • Directions: From London or Guildford follow A3 south to Milford exit and then follow A 283 towards Chiddingfold and Petworth. After 2.3 miles turn right into Combe lane signed to Prestwick and Witley Station. After 1.1 miles turn right into the gated entrance to Combe Court and continue to the property.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H