Farnham Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6LE | Property for sale | Savills
4,536 sq ft(421.41 sq m)
Guide price £2,150,000

Farnham RoadElstead, Surrey, GU8 6LE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2023
  • Three/four reception rooms
  • Mid 19th century character
  • Party barn with kitchen & fabulous swimming pool
  • Formal garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll and woodland
  • Detached garaging, store, workshop & greenhouse
  • Gated driveway
  • Around 4 acres of grounds
  • Located within the Surrey Hills AONB

Fabulous country house with Mid-19th century character, within glorious Gertrude Jekyll designed gardens and natural woodland, located within the Surrey Hills AONB.

About this property

  • Foxhill is understood to date from the mid 19th century when it was formerly two cottages which were subsequently connected and enlarged to provide an outstanding family home offering over 4,500 of accommodation. With a collection of reception rooms and generous bedroom accommodation the property comfortably offers versatile living within a traditional country house.

    An attractive open porch gives access into an entrance hall, with a boot room area and a guest WC and shower.

    There is a generously proportioned drawing room with an elegant fire place with a log burner and a large bay window providing a view of the garden. The dining room has an equally decorative marble fireplace, with views over the garden.

    A double glazed conservatory provides an additional sitting and dining space, enjoying a view of the rear terrace and garden.

    The delightful family kitchen, is fitted with bespoke cabinetry by Mark Wilkinson furniture with granite worktop, a breakfast bar island, range oven and built in appliances and a walk in pantry. The kitchen connects to a utility room and a family/breakfast room.

    On the first floor is a superb principal bedroom with a dressing room and an en suite and four double bedrooms served by a family bathroom. The second floor accommodates two further bedrooms and a shower room. All the bedrooms enjoy southerly aspects and views of the stunning gardens.

    Outside the property is approached via electric automatic gates and a sweeping driveway made of resin bound gravel. The driveway arrives at a detached outbuilding which consists of two garages, garden/machine store and a work shop. The driveway continues to the front of the property where there is a further space for parking.

    Neighbouring the garaging is an Alitex greenhouse enjoying a sunny aspect.

    The gardens and grounds are a spectacular feature of the property. Accessed via the conservatory is an excellent terrace providing a perfect space for alfresco dining, complete with pizza oven.

    On from the terrace are the formal gardens, which were partly designed by Gertrude Jekyll and includes stretches of lawn, terracing with pathways and an interesting water feature. All the garden has been loving restored and includes following much of the original planting scheme of herbaceous and mixed colourful planting being looked after to provide a wonderful setting.

    Further on within the garden is an excellent pool/party barn with a kitchen and log burner and double doors which open onto the terrace. The terrace surrounds a fabulous outdoor swimming pool, which leads to detached changing facility and plant room.

    The plot extends to just under four acres and includes a back drop of a developing woodland garden, where the land rises allowing for a south facing tree top view. Throughout the woodland there are rhododendrons, azaleas and primulas.

    Additionally there is an area of land on the other side of the road there is approximately half an acre of land which is set up as an excellent vegetable garden.

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Beautiful gardens, swimming pool and early 19th century elegance.

Helen PackProperty agent

Local information

  • Foxhill is located within the Surrey Hills AONB. The nearby village of Tilford, has a picturesque cricket green, two public houses and a shop/Post Office. This part of Surrey is renowned for its natural beauty and its accessibility from London. The larger village of Elstead also provides for every day needs and is within a mile.
  • Farnham is just four miles away offering a comprehensive selection of amenities, shops and restaurants with a number of restaurants on the picturesque Castle Street and Lion and Lamb Yard. There is a Waitrose and Sainsbury's within the town with a larger Sainsbury's hypermarket on the edge of town.
  • The larger county town of Guildford, which is less than 12 miles away, is one of Surrey's principal shopping centres.
  • Transport links are excellent, with the ‘Milford Junction' of the A3 and the A31 ‘Hogs Back' are within 4 miles from the property and provides access to London and the South Coast as well as Heathrow, Gatwick and the private airport at Farnborough.
  • There are train stations at Farnham (services to London Waterloo in under an hour) and Guildford (services to London Waterloo from 37 minutes).
  • Within Tilford itself is the highly regards Waverley Abbey junior school. In addition, there are a number of schools in the area including, Barfield in Seale, Frensham Heights, Edgeborough and More House in Frensham, Amesbury and St. Edmund's in Hindhead and Aldro in Shackleford.
  • Tennis is available at The Bourne tennis club and David Lloyd in Farnham and golf is also available nearby at clubs including, Hindhead, Liphook and Hankley Common.
  • For outdoor enthusiasts, this part of Surrey offers excellent walking and riding opportunities in the nearby countryside including Crooksbury, Hankely and Thursley Common, Frensham Great and Little Pond as well as Alice Holt Forest.

Additional information

  • Services; Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage. Bore hole for the garden integrated watering system.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H