The Croft
9,793 sq ft(909.80 sq m)
Guide price £3,850,000

Burrows LaneGomshall, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9QE

    Key features

    • Private edge of village location
    • Excellent house for entertaining both adults & children
    • Billiard room, home cinema & indoor pool
    • Well located for many renowned local schools
    • Some of the best walking, cycling and horse riding in the country, directly accessible from the property
    • Easy access to London via rail or road

    Victorian country house full of authentic period features

    About this property

    • Dating from 1889, The Croft is an excellent example of a large Victorian family house with a mass of retained original features typical of the period. The property benefits from a spacious and impressive reception hall featuring a magnificent staircase lit from a large stained glass window. 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 real surprise however lies beneath the terrace where the owners have carefully and sympathetically installed a magnificent and luxurious indoor swimming pool and leisure area. Here, full width glass doors open to a perfect ‘sun-trap' lower terrace with steps leading up to the gardens.

      First and second floor accommodation is no less grand , tastefully blending with the period elements is a bright and spacious master suite including a generous dressing room (potential further double bedroom) and roof terrace. A total of six further bedrooms are arranged over two floors together with an office and spacious home cinema. The majority of rooms enjoy lovely views over the grounds and surround countryside.

      Whilst retaining its essential 19th Century characteristics The Croft has been well maintained and upgraded for 21st Century family living and the second floor accommodation would, if required, be perfect for au-pair or other staff accommodation.

      The accommodation of The Croft is particularly flexible and is illustrated on the floor plans included in this brochure.

      Gardens and Grounds
      The property is approached over a short shared entrance leading to a private drive and spacious forecourt with parking for several cars. The area is flanked by shrub and flower borders offering considerable privacy by mature evergreen trees and hedges. A spur off the drive leads to a further extensive parking area, an oak-framed triple garage and tractor shed. Here there is also a very well laid-out and productive kitchen garden with several large raised beds and aluminium framed greenhouse.

      Lying mainly to the west and south of the house, the remaining grounds comprise mostly lawn on two levels one of which is laid out for croquet. An extensive stone paved and full width terrace adjoins the house with access from the drawing room and rear hall and there is an attractive ‘breeze house' for all year round outside entertaining. Set against a backdrop of mature woodland the whole area is totally private and perfect for relaxation or summer dining.

      In all about 3.5 acres (1.4ha).

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    It is no wonder The Times, Bricks and Mortar, chose The Croft as their 'House of the Week' earlier this spring. This is a complete one off and is full of untouched period charm. The house has a wonderful feel and is perfect for families who love to entertain, whether in the indoor pool or taking full advantage of the gardens and woods!

    Lottie GeavesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Located on the A25 route and approximately equidistant between Dorking and Guildford, the historic village of Gomshall nestles at the foot of the North Downs and is in the heart of The Surrey Hills AONB. Here, tucked away above a semi rural country lane, The Croft occupies a delightfully secluded location surrounded by its own extensive grounds.
    • The nearby villages of Shere, Abinger and Forest Green offer between them a selection of local shopping for daily needs including two good farm shops. Cranleigh has a broader selection of amenities while for the full range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities, Dorking, and Guildford are within easy reach. Both these towns have mainline stations that provide direct services into London with journey times (from Guildford) from around 37 minutes whilst the Tonbridge – Reading line at Gomshall provides a useful east-west link and also connects with Gatwick Airport. Road connections are good. The A25 joins the A24 at Dorking for London or the south coast and also links to the M25 at Leatherhead for the airports and the national motorway network.
    • There is a wide choice of state and private schools within easy reach including Belmont Preparatory, Duke of Kent, Cranleigh School, St Teresa's, and Hurtwood House among many others. Recreational opportunities in the area include polo at Hurtwood Park, golf at a number of clubs within easy reach and a choice of well-equipped sport and leisure centres at Dorking, Cranleigh or Guildford. In addition, the surrounding Surrey Hills provides some of the best walking, cycling and horse riding in the country
    • Mileages: Guildford: 6 miles (10 km); Dorking 6 miles (10km); M25/Wisley 10 miles (16km); Heathrow Airport 23 miles (36km); London 33 miles (52km)

    Additional information

    • Directions: Directions From Guildford or Dorking follow the A25 to Gomshall and opposite the petrol station turn into Queen Street. Continue up a slight rise and ahead at the junction and then after a very short distance with a road called Heathrow on the left, turn right into the shared entrance of The Croft. Bear immediately left onto the private drive.
    • EPC Rating = F