Savills | Balchins Lane, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LL | Property for sale
6,620 sq ft(615.02 sq m)
Guide price £3,950,000

Balchins LaneWestcott, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3LL

    Key features

    • Five acres of formal gardens and paddock
    • Stunning setting adjoining countryside walks
    • Popular village setting in the Surrey Hills
    • Equestrian facilities
    • Annexe/home office facilities

    A stunning Queen Anne House set in five acres of professionally designed gardens and pasture land, on the edge of a sought after Surrey Hills Village.

    About this property

    • Rookery Farm is a charming Grade II listed farm house set in an idyllic location, believed to date back as early as the 16th century with later additions behind a wisteria clad Queen Anne façade. Set within five acres of beautifully kept formal gardens, tennis court and paddock land. The property offers a wealth of charm and character with original beams and stone fireplaces throughout.

      The property is accessed via an electronically operated five bar gate that leads into a delightful courtyard which provides ample parking and a number of useful barns including two single garages, wood shed, additional covered storage, a garden store, further store room, workshop and stabling. In addition there is a fabulous barn conversion with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, an ideal annexe or home office which has a kitchen and dining room area, bathroom and reception/bedroom/home office space.

      The main house has a triple aspect sitting room with double doors onto the garden terrace, the contemporary kitchen/breakfast room has a traditional AGA with an independent companion Aga cooker, the kitchen has integrated appliances under slate and stainless steel worktops. The dining room has exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace, the study and family room complete the accommodation on this floor. The house benefits from two very useful cellars, one described as the hot cellar as it has the boilers and one cool, perfect for wine storage.

      On the first floor the principle suite has an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and a large walk in dressing room which can be reverted back to a bedroom if required. There are three further bedrooms, one with en suite facilities and a family bathroom.

      On the second floor there are three further bedrooms and a bathroom.

      The gardens at Rookery Farm are spectacular, featuring beautiful herbaceous borders, formal lawns, a wild flower orchard and a large vegetable and cutting garden. The wild garden area has a pond and rotating summer house offering fantastic far reaching views towards Ranmore Common. The circular garden with white planting is edged with box and leads to a pretty central gazebo. There are private paddocks to the side and rear both with separate access.

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    Rookery Farm is the archetypal English country home, set in the Surrey Hills, with period architecture and exquisite gardens and grounds, and a variety of outbuildings, including a party barn.

    Theo James-WrightProperty agent

    Local information

    • Westcott is a thriving village in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), with a real sense of community and belonging. Situated close to the village centre with a charming church, pubs, shops, school, village green and reading rooms as well as nearby doctor's surgery.
    • Dorking town centre is within approximately 1.7 miles and offers a comprehensive range of facilities with a selection of supermarkets including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, local and national shops, including Waterstones, WH Smiths and S C Fuller for country pursuits, and restaurants including the Michelin starred Sorrel restaurant and recently refurbished White Horse Hotel.
    • Dorking also offers a selection of primary and secondary schools and doctors' surgeries. Dorking Halls on High Street offer cultural entertainment including plays, concerts and films. The building is shared with an active Sports and Leisure Centre.
    • Dorking has three railway stations for services to London, Guildford, Horsham and the South coast, Redhill, Reading and beyond.
    • The immediate area offers some of the county's finest walking, riding and cycling countryside with Ranmore Common, Denbies Hillside, Box Hill, Leith Hill, Headley Heath and Holmwood Common and Hill close by.
    • The M25 is accessed at junctions 8 and 9, in Reigate, Leatherhead, and Guildford and the A3 are both within approximately 10 miles. Gatwick airport is approximate 14 miles away.
    • All distances and locations are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band H
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold