Charming country house in a village location set adjacent to National Trust Land. Redhill Station (5.4 miles away) has services to Central London Stations from 31 minutes.
Outwood House extends to approximately 4,860 sq ft in total. Inside, the reception hall with its open fire affords a welcoming atmosphere. The principal reception rooms lead off the hall on either side. The drawing room has a log burner and a curved bay window with lovely views over the gardens.
The dining room has French windows leading to a walled garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has a four oven oil-fired Aga, a walk-in larder, walk-in cold room, kitchen units by Mark Wilkinson and doors leading through to the spacious utility room, which is complete with a dog shower. French windows from the kitchen/breakfast room open to the patio, which is ideal for outdoor dining. There are also doors from the kitchen leading directly to the rear garden. Also on the ground floor is a study and a downstairs WC.
There are two separate staircases leading to the first floor, one from the reception hall and the other, a spiral staircase, from the inner hall beside the study. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, three of which are en suite, set over two floors. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
The generous principal suite occupies the whole of the East side of the house and has a dressing room designed by Mark Wilkinson and an en suite bathroom with underfloor heating, a bath, separate shower and two basins. The second floor of the house lends itself extremely well to use as a children's or guest floor as it has two double bedrooms, a shower room with WC that can be configured as ensuite, and a substantial reception space in the middle.
There is a three phase electrical supply to the house. The heating runs off an air source heat pump and there is an oil fired boiler as back-up. The Living Control audio system is wired to the kitchen, dining room, hall, principal suite and top floor landing. The majority of the windows are double glazed.
Outside, the mature gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property. There are areas mainly laid to lawn as well as planted beds, mature native and specimen trees including oaks, willow and numerous acers and a rose garden. The lake has an island and draws in an abundance of wildlife throughout the seasons. There is an orchard with apple, quince, pear and crab apple trees.
The leisure facilities at Outwood House include a 12m indoor pool, heated in part by thermal solar panels, which is attached to a complex that could be used as a home gym and potentially a one bedroom annexe, subject to refurbishment and any necessary planning consents. The tennis court is adjacent to the pool building, with a patio area therebetween suitable for entertaining.
The garage/stabling complex features five brick built garages/stables and three wooden stables. This building is currently used as extensive storage but could be suitable for either equestrian or garaging needs.
There is also a separate double garage and single garage with a studio flat above, comprising studio room, kitchenette and bathroom. This flat is entered from behind the garage, via a separate door, and has its own council tax.
Please note this house has private drainage.
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To find a house with all the delights of a rural yet 'edge of village' setting, its own lake and access to miles of National Trust land so accessible to London is truly a special opportunity.Phillippa Dalby-WelshProperty agent