Savills | Portsmouth Road, Thursley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6NT | Properties for sale
70 Ac(28.33 Ha)
Excess of £5,000,000

Portsmouth RoadThursley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6NT

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2020
  • Swimming pool
  • Ancillary accommodation including; staff cottage, party barn and mill house
  • Extensive equestrian facilities
  • In all about 70 acres

Arts & Crafts style Surrey mansion, overlooking gardens, lakes and rolling countryside

About this property

  • 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.

    Staff Cottage
    A two bedroom property attached to the main house, it has a separate entrance.

    Party Barn
    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.

    Cosford Mill
    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.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

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 TigheProperty agent

Local information

  • One mile from Thursley, the substantial and historic house of Milhanger occupies a dramatic elevated position, surrounded by its own extensive grounds, from which it enjoys superb views. The estate includes a delightful hidden valley with tumbling stream and lake, former mill house, landscaped gardens and adjoining woodland with banks of spring flowers and abundant wildlife.
  • The neighbouring village of Milford offers a good range of local amenities including two convenience stores and excellent farm shop. It also has a train station with main line services to London Waterloo.
  • The larger towns of Haslemere (6.5 miles), Godalming (5.7 miles), Farnham (9.2 miles) and Guildford (10 miles) provide a more extensive variety of shops and leisure facilities. Each of these towns has main line train services to London Waterloo.
  • The A3 trunk route provides ready access to Portsmouth and London, connecting with the M25 at Wisley Interchange for Heathrow and Gatwick airports (32 and 37 miles respectively from Milhanger) and the national motorway network.
  • The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and riding with plenty of country pubs in the adjacent villages. Golfers delight in the superb choices available including the celebrated Hindhead Golf Club. The area has a great selection of prominent schools nearby including St. Catherines, Cranleigh, Barrow Hills, Aldro, St. Hilary's, Charterhouse, Prior's Field, Royal Grammar School, Churchers College, Bedales, Guildford High School and Godalming Sixth Form College amongst others.

Additional information

  • Directions: From London or Guildford follow the A3 south towards Portsmouth. About five miles south of Guildford pass the exit for Milford and the A283. After three further miles, take the slip road to Thursley and Bowlhead Green. At the top of the slip road turn left and immediately left again onto French Lane, parallel to the A3. After about 150 yards, the entrance to Milhanger is on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = F