Savills | Folly Lane, Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4NH | Property for sale
60 Ac(24.28 Ha)
Guide price £3,250,000(€3,762,441)

Folly LaneHolmwood, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4NH

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Charming period farmhouse offering great potential
  • Stunning outlook over some of the best Surrey countryside
  • Useful outbuildings with great potential
  • Lovely rural setting yet close to amenities and Dorking
  • Close to good transport links

A Handsome period farmhouse set in its own land on the lower slopes of The Surrey Hills.

About this property

  • 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 WilliamsProperty agent

Local information

  • Folly Farm is ideally situated in an outstanding rural setting near the vibrant villages of Beare Green, the Holmwoods and Newdigate, with walks to the west of the property to Coldharbour and Leith Hill.
  • For every day needs the nearby villages offer village halls, pubs, schools, village churches, community shops/post offices, recreation grounds and a sports club. There is also a farm shop at Ockley. For a more comprehensive range of shops, eateries and leisure facilities the bustling market towns of Dorking and Reigate are only approximately three miles and twelve miles away respectively.
  • Communications are excellent. The A24 gives access not only to the South Coast but also to the M25 and the national motorway network. Gatwick is approximately 10 miles away. For the commuter, Holmwood station is approximately 0.5mile distant offering a direct train line to London Victoria. Dorking and Dorking Deepdene Stations are approximately 5 miles distant providing rail services to London Victoria, Waterloo, London Bridge and, East-West, to Gatwick, Guildford and Reading.
  • There are many good state and private schools within easy reach, including The Weald School at Beare Green, Scott-Broadwood, Belmont Preparatory, Duke of Kent, Cranleigh, Box Hill, Hurtwood House, Christ's Hospital and Reigate Grammar to name but a few.
  • Recreational opportunities in the area include golf at a number of local clubs (including Gatton Manor, Dorking, Rusper and Betchworth Park), polo at Hurtwood Park, Rugby clubs at both Dorking and Reigate and exceptionally easy access to walking, cycling and hacking across the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = E