A Handsome period farmhouse set in its own land on the lower slopes of The Surrey Hills.
A rare opportunity to acquire a handsome period farmhouse sitting at the centre of its own land and which has been in the same family for over fifty years.
The farmhouse occupies a commanding position on the edge of the Surrey Hills and has stunning far reaching views in all directions. The original Farmhouse dates back to the 1700s and is built in Leith Hill stone, with many later additions making it a versatile family home with elegant proportions.
The original entrance porch leads through to the large sitting room offering a double aspect and a woodburning stove. The fabulous double aspect drawing room with high ceilings features a large sash window with fine views over the formal gardens. The room has a charming inglenook fireplace with side seats and a fine hardwood wooden floor and leads to a traditional conservatory. The dining room flows off the drawing room. The farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the home, with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards and drawers, and an Aga which creates the centre piece of this room. There is also the benefit of a walk-in larder and utility/boot room. To the north of the farmhouse is the newer addition of a wide entrance hall and cloakroom. Leading off this hall is the office/ bedroom six with an en suite shower room.
There are three cellar rooms, which have restricted head height and offer ideal storage.
A sweeping staircase from the entrance hall leads up to the spacious landing from which the principal bedrooms are accessed. The master bedroom is a particular feature of the property with an en suite bathroom and a double aspect offering fabulous views over the surrounding farmland. There are four further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate WC. There is also a large unconverted roof void accessed from one of the bedrooms.
Beautiful gardens surround Folly Farm and offer an immense range of mature trees, shrubs, vegetable gardens and orchards. The lawn to the south has a water lily pond and leads to the elevated croquet lawn and hard tennis court.
A long private drive opens out into an extensive graveled area which provides parking for several vehicles. To the east of the property, an old three bay cart shed provides a wonderful outlook and it is believed that this cart shed is the oldest part of the property dating back to Tudor times. The cart shed is attached to a large red brick and stone building currently used as a garage. There is a beautiful three bay barn which could be used for a variety of purposes.
At the beginning of the driveway to Folly Farm there is a small block of former stables and tack room, ideal for storage or other purposes.
The remaining land at Folly Farm is made up of approximately 60 acres of pasture, 3.5 acres of which is woodland. The pastureland is split into 9 fields by well managed hedges and stock proof post and rail fences. There are working field water supplies to most of the fields and gated access points off Folly Lane to the north and south.
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This is a great opportunity, I love the setting and also the scope to adapt and it make it your own.Jamie Williams