4,079 sq ft(378.95 sq m)
Guide price £1,995,000

Petworth RoadWormley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5SW

    Key features

    • Grade II listed former open hall House
    • Many period features
    • 6 double bedrooms
    • Outdoor swimming pool and tennis court
    • Lily pond designed by Gertrude Jekyll
    • Set within approximately 2.6 acres

    Grade II listed timber-framed open hall house dating from about 1400 with additions in 15th, 19th & 20th centuries

    About this property

    • Culmer Farmhouse is a charming Grade II listed former open hall house, dating from about 1400 with later additions in the 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th centuries. This comfortable country house offers well-balanced family accommodation with many fine period features, including inglenook fireplaces in the main reception rooms, an abundance of exposed oak beams and a fine crown post in the main bedroom, all set in about 2.64 acres. The house is approached through a pair of electrically operated gates. From the driveway there is an attractive walkway leading to the front door. The main outbuildings provide garaging and useful storage space, with the possibility of being converted into further accommodation (subject to planning permission).

      The main reception rooms are fine rooms set on the south side of the house and are centred around a large York stone paved terrace, creating a sheltered entertaining area during the summer. The well proportioned kitchen/breakfast/family room was remodelled by Smallbone and incorporates an Aga with views over the gardens. The sizeable main rooms are all ideal for family living and entertaining. There is a door that leads to the utility room, snug and guest cloakroom. The extensive bedroom accommodation features a master bedroom suite with bathroom, vaulted ceiling and dressing area, five further bedrooms and three bathrooms.

      The wonderful gardens are thought to have been designed by Gertrude Jekyl, they are well established and contain a wealth of mature shrubs and plants. There is a raised York stone terrace with stone steps leading down to a stone pathway. The formal gardens are predominantly walled and edged with deep and well stocked borders featuring a splendid variety of shrubs, ornamental trees and flowering plants. Set just beyond the east of the house is a magnificent magnolia tree. A wrought iron gate leads to a Lily pond. To the north of the house, surrounded by lawns and impressive specimen trees, is a heated swimming pool set into a paved surround. Set beyond a mature conifer screen is a hard tennis court and a gate leading to the paddock. There is a delightful two storey granary and a barn providing garaging for numerous cars.

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    Beautiful village home brimming with period features set in 2.64 acres

    Alastair MercerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Culmer Farmhouse occupies a convenient position on the outskirts of the village of Witley some nine miles south of Guildford and only a ten minute walk from Witley train station. There is a local convenience shopping for daily needs whilst at nearby Milford there are further local shops plus an excellent farm shop. Godalming offers an even wider range of amenities including shops, churches, banks, restaurants and a sports centre. London commuters have three popular stations nearby at Witley, Milford and Godalming providing fast and frequent services into Waterloo. The area comprises largely Green Belt with open farmland and managed woodland and is surrounded by the Surrey Hills AONB. Nearby Witley and Milford Commons are owned by The National Trust and offer a range of rural activities and a visitor centre. Communications are very good with the A283 connecting with the A3 at Milford which in turn joins the M25 at Wisley for access to the airports and the national motorway network. The area is blessed with a wide choice of both state and private schools: Rodborough at Milford, King Edwards at Witley, St Catherine's at Bramley, and Charterhouse and Priorsfield at Godalming. Recreational opportunities include golf at a number of clubs within easy reach, sport and leisure centres at Godalming and Cranleigh, fishing at Enton Lakes and miles of open country for walking or riding.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Guildford, take the A3 south and turn off at the Milford exit. Follow the signs for the A283 (Petworth/Chiddingfold), and continue through the village of Witley, past the White Hart public house on the left, and after about 0.33 miles the large oak entrance gates to Culmer Farmhouse will be found on the left, immediately before Culmer Lane. Mileages: Witely Station – 1 mile (1.6km); A3 – 3 miles (4.8km); Godalming – 4 miles (6.4km); Guildford – 9 miles (14.5km); Central London – 40 miles (65.2km). (All mileages are approximate) Please note that all distances are approximate
    • EPC Exempt