Handsome Grade II listed home with wonderful gardens.
Formally known as 'Cobbetts', Pitch Place House is brought to the open market for the first time since 1967. This much loved family house is believed to date back to 1683, is Grade II listed, built in red brick under a tiled roof and is described in Pevsner as being a mid-c17 house with late and deft detailing. Striking features of the house are the Dutch gabling and a wealth of period features.
Approached via a gravel driveway with turning circle, there is a sense of arrival at Pitch Place House, which is an exceptional country home set in a popular and convenient location close to Guildford. The current owners have retained the character and charm one would expect of a property of this era and while well maintained, now affords a purchaser the opportunity to further update and modernise, if so desired.
The main house offers superb well-proportioned living accommodation and is accessed via an impressive front door to a wonderful welcoming entrance hall that leads onto the three principal reception rooms. The main reception room is a memorable room with its sash windows, fireplace and triple aspect views over the formal rear gardens. The house has been planned thoughtfully with formal dining room and sitting room/ study, as well as the kitchen/breakfast room extending to the pantry and utility room.
This allows a huge amount of light to come through into the kitchen, offering southerly views over the gardens and pretty rear patio.
The first floor is accessed via an impressive turned staircase with galleried landing overlooking the hall. The principal bedroom is to the rear of the house with an en suite bathroom and double aspect taking advantage of the garden views. Additionally there are two further double bedrooms and two bathrooms on this floor. On the second floor, there are five further bedrooms accessed via two separate staircases.
Outside, the gardens are a beautiful feature of this property that have been well planned, lavishly stocked and wrap around the house. There are some fine mature trees including Canadian Oak, English Oak, Copper Beech, Walnut and Indian Beam as well as fruit trees. There is a large flat lawn area, tennis court, swimming pool with secret lawn beyond.
There are a number of outbuildings including games barn, studio/office, former stables now used as a large triple garage with inspection pit and room above, outside WC, workshop and green house.
There is a separate two/ three bedroom cottage attached to the side of the kitchen which could easily be incorporated back into the main house.
Photographs taken August 2021 and May 2022.
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I love the wonderful history of this family house and the fact is hasn't been listed on the market since 1967! The house and gardens have been beautifully cared for by the current owner.Alastair Mercer