Star Hill, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2HS | Property for sale | Savills
4,483 sq ft(416.48 sq m)
Guide price £3,500,000

Star HillChurt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2HS

    Key features

    • Spectacular interiors
    • Super garden studio and air source heated swimming lake
    • Private setting - around 6.3 acres
    • Frensham common directly accessible on foot
    • Edge of a vibrant village

    Secluded home in a tranquil location with spectacular interiors, garden studio and swimming lake in a glorious grounds of about 6.3 acres.

    About this property

    • Ashby House is spectacular home positioned in a stunning location. Tucked away off a country lane, Churt Village with village green, hall, local shops and pub and stunning walks across Frensham Common are directly accessible.

      Understood to have been built circa 1920. It could be said that the house is built in style which reflects characteristics of the Arts & Crafts stylisation. This includes the white-rendered façade with stone window-dressings a black crittal windows and striking sweeping slate roofs.

      The present owners of the property have completely renovated this fantastic home and have really continued the endeavours of architects of this time. Internally have created an interior which is a master piece in proportion and composition, materials, colour and superb craftsmanship.

      There is over 4,400 sq ft of accommodation which is designed so that there is harmonious integration of interior and exterior throughout, whether via access or a view. The property offers so much space and versatility for family members to use the home independently and together. It is also fantastically proportioned and arranged so that it is perfect for a growing family and for entertaining. This is added to by the secluded, truly peaceful ground which feature a natural swimming pond and pool house.

      The position of the property in the plot is superb, arrived via a private access lane and on to a gated gravel driveway.

      The open porch and double front door, leads into the central spacious entrance hall, where the high specification finish to the interiors becomes immediately apparent through the beautiful flooring that flows seamlessly through the ground floor. Here there is a guest cloakroom.

      Double doors open to a reception room, which has crittal windows and double doors that entice you into the room by the glorious view of the garden that they provide. There is also a double aspect study with view to the front and also a comfortable snug/children's playroom or music room. Another set of double doors lead to a family/games room with a pitched ceiling and exposed roof frames and double open out to the terrace.

      The true focal feature of the ground floor is the spectacular open plan kitchen, dining area and family area. With multiple views and access to the garden and terrace this space is full of natural light, enjoys views of the garden and offers easy indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.
      The family area has a stunning stone open fireplace and with beautiful exposed ceiling timbers. The dining area is 21 ft long, making it perfect for hosting dinners for the family and friends.

      The kitchen is beautifully fitted with Martin Moore cabinetry, finished in a crisp contemporary white, with a decorative granite worktop on the outer edge and the large island is topped with a single impressive piece of quartz. Appliances include a Lacanche range oven, built in Siemens ovens, wine fridge, dishwasher and fridge freezer.

      To complement the kitchen there is a walk in scullery/walk-in pantry where there is two dishwashers. This connects to a boot room which provides a great every day access. Both are fitted with Martin Moore joinery.
      To further complement the kitchen there is a utility/laundry room which keeps all things house work away from the rest of the house. If desired this could become a bar to further enhance the games room.

      The semi-galleried staircase arrives at a spacious landing with ornamental ceiling lights highlighting the way.

      The principal bedroom enjoys a private terrace overlooking the garden – perfect for enjoying midday to after-noon sun, a dressing room and a luxury en suite bathroom with free standing bath, shower and double basins.

      Bedroom two provides as an excellent guest room with an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms that are served by a four piece family bathroom. All of the bathrooms and appointed with high quality fixtures, including stone bath and sinks in master en suite and marble and other natural surfaces in all the bathrooms and WC.

      Additionally to the house there is a detached versatile space which is a real asset to the property this can provide for a home office or additional accommodation (STPP).

      Outside, the feeling of privacy at Ashby House is absolute. Beginning with the approach. the driveway arrives before the house offering ample parking and turning and the possibility of reinstating an in and out driveway.

      There is a wonderful versatility to the garden with areas of formal and informal gardens in a most private setting extending to around 6.3 acres. The area immediately surround the house provides formal gardens with attractive terrace, ideal for entertaining and relaxing. There is a substantial lawn area with banks of Rhododendrons and Azaleas leading through to less formal areas of the grounds with woodland walks and generous grass areas which extend to include an orchard.

      Within the grounds is a fabulous natural swimming pond and eco-pond house (the pool, can be heated through an air source heat pump). Offering a truly private, fun, fully private retreat it is amazing for entertaining or retreating to. The pool house could be a yoga studio or garden office. It includes a sauna and outdoor bath and shower. This part of the garden encourages you to truly embracing the natural outdoors in the most private and secluded position, next to a pine forest.

      The pine forest provides breathtaking private walks or a world for children to play and explore and is ultimately an enchanting backdrop for the property. The garden to provides a wonderful park like setting, with some notable mature specimen trees, shrubs and hedges and in all provides excellent privacy and seclusion.

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    The feeling of privacy in the countryside is one of my favourite things about this property.

    Rory McKenzieProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ashby house lies in West Surrey, close to the Hampshire border, within a private location, tucked away off a country lane away from traffic, yet only a mile from Churt Village centre. Lying within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Great Landscape Value and within the Green Belt, the countryside is interlaced with footpaths and bridleways and is renowned for its commons, many in the ownership of the National Trust. Nearby Frensham Commom and ponds are directly accessible and provide excellent walking and riding country. Other local areas to enjoy include Hankley Common and Bourne Woods.
    • Churt offers a small selection of everyday shops, an infant school and two public houses. Churt boasts a cricket club, hosts fetes, amateur dramatics and more throughout the year.
    • The Georgian town centre of Farnham is less than five miles away, offering a comprehensive selection of amenities, including a choice of supermarkets, branded and independent shops and restaurant and now there is a cinema. The Maltings Arts Centre offers theatre, film and crafts. The town of Haslemere is also only 5 miles away and provides further shopping opportunities and a host of other amenities, including a museum and theatre.
    • The A3 is approximately 3.5miles distant, which gives access to the national motorway network via the M25. Trains to London Waterloo are available from both Farnham and Haslemere stations with a journey time of an hour.
    • Churt village is versatile for catchment areas and there is a wide choice of state and private schools, including Churt's St John's Primary school, Tilford, Frensham and Beacon Hill Primary Schools and Woolmer Hill Secondary. Local fee paying schools include Edgeborough and Frensham Heights in Frensham, St Edmunds and Amesbury in Hindhead, and St Ives and The Royal School in Haslemere.
    • (All distances are approximate)

    Additional information

    • Mains water, electricity and gas. The property has private drainage and we understand is compliant with the relevant government regulations/registered with the appropriate body.
    • The property is not listed.
    • In a conservation area .
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H