A Grade II listed house in the heart of Chiddingfold village.
The Grade II listed house, which has origins dating as far back as the 16th Century, has benefited most recently from the construction of a spectacular garden Orangery, but overall is dominated by its Georgian additions, notably the stunning front façade. The entire property has been lovingly refurbished and restored by the current owners, who whilst paying meticulous attention to original features have succeeded in adapting the house for practical modern living. Glebe House has many of the character features one would expect of its era, including high ceilings, cornicing, working shutters and fireplaces almost throughout, all preserved in beautiful condition. In addition, there are amongst some of the finest examples of Trompe l'oeil decoration in a number of the rooms. The principal reception rooms are particularly noteworthy, with an impressive double aspect drawing room with a lovely marble fireplace, and a stunning dining room, with exceptional Trompe l'oeil panelling. The superb kitchen/ breakfast room and adjacent snug/sitting work particularly well for family life. The extensive entertainment/party room, located at the back of the house, has a striking, vaulted oak beamed ceiling and brick built inglenook style fireplace. The bedroom accommodation works well, with an excellent master suite, with bathroom and separate shower room, joined by six further bedrooms (one of which has a separate study area), three further bathrooms and a WC on the first floor.
The cottage which has been recently refurbished offers two receptions room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. This is an ideal space for guests or staff accommodation. Connected to this cottage is the original carriage house with stores and garages attached, also all in excellent condition. Adjacent to the cottage is the triple garage with gardener's room, utility room and housekeeper's flat above. The flat consists of a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom, this also serves as ideal staff accommodation.
Gardens and grounds
The gardens and grounds are undoubtedly a special feature of Glebe House. They have been the subject of an extensive restoration programme and are beautifully laid out. The swimming pool area is of particular note and is a real sun trap, facing south west. Adjacent to the pool is the stunning orangery, which is ideal for inside/outside entertaining and offers a gym and changing rooms, as well as a kitchenette and WC.
There is also a tennis court in the grounds, a lovely rose garden and croquet lawn accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Outside the rear door is a substantial vegetable patch, which is prolific in the summer months. The planting throughout has been carefully designed and creates a very special atmosphere in all parts of the garden. There is also a large paddock currently planted and used as an arboretum, with a mixture of local and exotic trees.
In all about 5 acres.
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Arguably the best house in the village! Beautiful Georgian architecture, tucked away and surrounded by incredible gardens and swimming pool - all within the heart of this thriving Surrey village.Lottie Geaves