Magnificent Edwardian country house with Arts & Crafts influenced gardens located deep in Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens country within the beautiful Surrey Hills.
Situated in prime Surrey Countryside, Norney Wood is a magnificent Edwardian country house, understood to have been built in 1903, very much in the Arts and Crafts style, comparable to other properties designed by Charles Voysey and Edwin Lutyens, who are both famous for their country houses, particularly in Surrey, and designed around the turn of the century.
Norney Wood has been transformed by the current owners into an eco-friendly version of the original property, but with all the grace and refinement of a country house built in the 1900s. Throughout the property the neutral interiors create an elegant setting, including mouldings in the National Trust acorn pattern framing the high ceilings and tall, elegant picture windows allowing endless south facing views out to the gardens.
The property has been comprehensively and sympathetically refurbished and extended to a high standard, including separate accommodation. The grounds have been landscaped to provide a variety of parkland, formal and informal gardens.
This magnificent home has acquired eco-friendly status through the installation of ground and air source heating, complemented by solar panels, full insulation and underfloor heating to the entire ground and first floors. The modern double glazing enhances the property's Edwardian character. The extensive Cat 5/6 cabling, Lutron lighting, Crestron, and iPad controlled audio-visual system, allows modern day families to feel comfortable at home in an elegant setting.
A domed, decorative entrance porch provides access into the spacious reception hall that features two ornate fireplaces, one operational and one decorative, and a grand sweeping staircase. Acting as the heart of the home, with direct access to the rear terrace and garden, the hall leads to a versatile selection of reception rooms which include an elegant drawing room, magnificent dining room and a comfortable TV room, and a study that enjoys a double aspect view out to the front of the property.
The family kitchen is fitted with bespoke hand painted cabinetry featuring a peninsular breakfast bar and island, and a range of built-in appliances. The kitchen, which is open plan to a family area, includes a walk-in cold room, pantry and leads to a utility/boot room and access to the side of the house, providing an informal and convenient everyday entry to the property.
The grand staircase arrives at a wonderfully generous landing with a seating area enjoying an elevated view of the gardens and Surrey Hills beyond. The principal bedroom takes up the sunny south west corner of the first floor with a dressing room and en suite bathroom complete with shower and steam room. The guest suite is equally well-arranged enjoying south facing views across the garden and tree top views beyond with a dressing room and en suite bathroom.
There are five further bedrooms across the first and second floor, four that are en suite. The vaulted room on the second floor provides a space for a studio, cinema room or an eighth bedroom. This area could also be developed into a studio flat by converting the neighbouring storeroom to a kitchenette and bathroom. Many of the bedrooms enjoy double aspect views of the surrounding gardens and all the bathrooms are well appointed. On the first floor there is a laundry room and a secondary staircase providing everyday access from the bedroom accommodation down to the kitchen.
The annexe ground floor is entered via a timber framed loggia with a vaulted ceiling. This provides an impressive setting for outdoor dining and entertaining. Within the ground floor of the annexe is a garden room or studio, a perfect home office, art studio, or addition to the reception rooms of the main house. There is also a kitchen and shower room.
A private entrance leads up to the first floor of the annexe where there is a generous self-contained flat. The accommodation here comprises a contemporary kitchen and open plan family area, utility room, a sitting room and two en suite double bedrooms.
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