Fine example of Victorian architecture set within its own woodland in the heart of the Surrey Hills
Tilford Barrows is an impressive country house understood to have been built in 1883. Set in about 10 acres and facing south with the potential of good views, the house sits in a very desirable spot, tucked away in a secluded woodland setting between Elstead and Tilford. Tilford Barrows is an excellent example of a large Victorian family house with a mass of retained original features typical of the period with beautifully proportioned, balanced accommodation with particularly light rooms with high ceilings. The house which is not listed, has been in the same family for almost 50 years and therefore provides an exciting opportunity for an incoming buyer.
The three principal reception rooms offer generous and elegant accommodation and with access to the spacious terrace and gardens are ideally suited to formal entertaining as well as relaxed family living. The drawing room and sitting room both have beautiful feature fireplaces and a large box bay window enjoying views out to the gardens. The dining room shares the same garden views and is adorned with traditional wall panelling and a more delicate fireplace, there is also a study. The accommodation on the first floor comprises six bedrooms, including the spacious master bedroom, with the neighbouring smaller bedroom becoming an en suite. The layout allows for excellent flexibility.
Within the house on the first floor there is a flat comprising a kitchen with adjoining bedroom, sitting room, cloakroom and bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds at Tilford Barrows contributes to the enchanting setting. The approach to the house is via a secluded driveway that wends its way through mature rhododendrons and takes you to a parking area at the front of the house. The area to the rear and southern side of the house features a paved terrace and beautiful wisteria growing up the rear elevation. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with the perimeter bordered by mature shrubs including azaleas, rhododendrons which are interspersed with trees, creating a parkland setting.
Within the woodland are 5 Bronze Age Barrow Sites, which are an English Heritage National Monument. Barrow cemeteries occur across most of lowland Britain, with a marked concentration in Wessex and their longevity as a monument type provide important information on the variety of beliefs and social organisation amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving or partly-surviving examples are considered worthy of protection. There is however no public right of way. The entire garden and woodland measures approximately 10 acres.
Situated away from the house is a beautiful oak framed a summer house offering secondary accommodation. Tilford Barrows has a number of usable outbuildings in the form of two double garage, barns and storerooms.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fuelled central heating.
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council 01483 523333
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This really is a fine opportunity to purchase a splendid example of Victorian architecture which has been owned for over 40 years.Rory McKenzie