Wonderful period house and detached Coach House in over 5 acres
Originally a 16th century farm house with the West and East wings added in 1910 and 1926. The West wing addition featured in the 1910 edition of Country Life as a good example of an addition in keeping with the original architecture. The property still retains architectural details of a bygone era and is a successful blend of original features and the luxuries of modern day living with unusual window light and ceiling height for a period property.
Set in over five acres this 16th century country house is approached from Chertsey Road via hardwood automatic gates opening on to a sweeping 'in' and 'out' driveway providing access to both the house and the coach house.
Th house is entered via a reception vestibule, opening to a spacious reception hall with oak panelled walls, exposed beams and a fireplace with an inset large wood burner. The elegant sitting room with original inglenook fireplace and the triple aspect leisure room both having exposed beams and parquet flooring, provide superb entertaining space with French doors opening from the sitting room to provide access to the paved south facing terrace. Located in the west wing of the house is the formal dining room with a fireplace, bay window and double doors opening on to a west facing terrace. The fully integrated kitchen with central island and adjoining all day dining room both have direct access to the outside terrace enjoying stunning sunsets. To complete the ground floor there is a utility room with access to a covered outside seating area and a cloakroom.
On the first floor there is a principal bedroom suite which has excellent ceiling height, a dressing area, built in wardrobes, en suite bathroom and walk in shower. The spacious second bedroom has an en suite bathroom with walk in shower and large built in wardrobes providing ample space for a seating area, whilst the four additional bedrooms (one currently being used as a study) are serviced by a family shower room. Bedrooms three and four are currently connected as one large bedroom and lounge area which can be changed back to two separate bedrooms by reinstating the partition on the oak framework currently separating the sitting area from the bedroom area.
Outside, the landscaped gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property with well stocked flower and shrub borders providing all year round interest, a variety of mature trees including oak, lime, horse chestnut, willow, crab apple and bramley apple. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool screened by hedging to provide privacy and a flood lit all weather tennis court.
In addition to the main house there is a detached coach house with a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and a shower room, which is ideal for guest or more permanent accommodation or an alternatively income stream. There is also gas central heating in the main house and night storage heating to the coach house. The workshop is linked to the central heating system and would lend itself to extension (subject to the necessary consents) to be a spa, gym or an outdoor office that would suit those working from home or alternatively to house an air source or ground source.
For the equestrian enthusiast and discreetly positioned away from the house is a brick and tile stable block protected by a security alarm and floor lights comprising four stables, a tack room and feed room. There is also a flood lit manege and four paddocks. It is worth noting that there is an independent entrance and roadway to the equestrian area.
The mix of residential and equestrian buildings offer flexibility that will suit a number of buyers including those simply seeking a peaceful lifestyle.
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I love the lifestyle that Copyhold has to offer. It has the perfect slice of country living yet is so close to excellent transport links.Charles Broadbent-CombeProperty agent