Arts & Crafts style Surrey mansion, overlooking gardens, lakes and rolling countryside
Constructed in 1907, Milhanger was designed by the Farnham based architect Harold Falkner, who rebuilt much of that charming town. Roger Taylor, the drummer of the rock group Queen, extended the property during his tenure from 1979 to 2003. The property retains many original features including a superb oak staircase in the main reception hall, however the property does now require some upgrading.
Key features of the house include the elegant and stylish drawing room, the adjoining formal dining room and an attractively proportioned study and anteroom. The library/entertainment room has French doors opening onto an elevated southeast facing timber deck. From the library, stairs lead down to the indoor leisure complex comprising swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gymnasium, changing room with showers and W/ Cs and steam room. The pool and gymnasium also benefit from wide sliding doors to the terrace and garden.
Milhanger is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale but equally suited to more relaxed family living. The heart of the house is the spacious kitchen/breakfast room with comfortable sitting space that opens to the large conservatory. This room has views over the gardens and beyond. The bedroom accommodation is equally impressive, particularly the vast second floor master suite. A discreet staircase leads from the first floor to a vaulted room comprising an elegant bedroom with ample sitting space, a semi open-plan dressing room, ensuite bathroom, and a study. Dormer windows throughout the valley side of Milhanger offer dramatic views. On the first floor there is an oriental style ensuite guest room, five further bedrooms two bathrooms and a W/C.
A two bedroom property attached to the main house, it has a separate entrance.
A detached building set apart from the house, formerly a rehearsal/ recording studio, it has flexible use as a gallery, entertainment area and storage space.
Within the estate and with its own access drive, there is a Grade II listed former water mill providing four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite), sitting room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room and first floor sitting area.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached, through electronically operated gates, via private graveled drive leading to a forecourt and parking area in front of the house. There is a six car open bay garage. The drive and forecourt are flanked by lawn, evergreen hedges, shrubs and many mature rhododendrons and trees. While open and spacious, there is a very pleasant, private feel. The main grounds lie mainly to the south and east of the property. A spur off the drive leads to a stable yard with ten loose boxes, store rooms and an all-weather manège. Beyond the formal gardens, the remaining grounds comprise of fenced paddocks and a variety of mixed woodland.
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This is the former home of a legendary musician, it is once again drumming up interest to those looking for a large country home.Ed Tighe