Savills | Ranmore Common, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6SP | Properties for sale
58 Ac(23.47 Ha)
Guide price £8,750,000

Ranmore CommonDorking, Surrey, RH5 6SP

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2020
  • Breathtaking views along the North Downs and over the Surrey hills
  • Beautifully positioned principal residence with well proportioned accommodation
  • Four further residential properties
  • 13142 Approx Sq Ft
  • A highly sought after Home Counties location
  • Exceptional recreational and leisure facilities
  • Approximately 58 acres of land

A prestigious and important residential estate in the Surrey Hills with exceptional views along the North Downs and within 25 miles of central London.

About this property

  • Converted from an ancillary property to the original mansion. The Denbies House is a substantial dwelling with beautifully proportioned rooms comprising; Reception Hall with sweeping staircase, Drawing room, Dining room, Sitting room, Family room, Study, Kitchen and Utility rooms, Principal Bedroom with walk in wardrobe, Dressing room, Boudoir and En-suite Bathroom complete with steam shower. The principal bedroom opens out on to a large roof terrace with far reaching countryside views. There are 6 additional En-suite Double Bedrooms (one of which is part of the guest accommodation with an additional lounge, kitchenette and roof terrace), Indoor Swimming Pool, Extensive Cellars, Connected Leisure Complex, Tennis Court, Lake and a 5 car Garage. In addition the main house has various outbuildings including a boiler house with potential for conversion into additional accommodation (subject to the usual planning consents) and a large enclosed storage barn (264 sq m / 2830 sq ft). The main house is surrounded by extensive lawns and York stone terracing leading down to the lake, and include an impressive Walled Garden.

    PARKLAND, GARDENS AND GROUNDS
    Beautifully landscaped and maintained by the current owners, the gardens and park-like grounds are a particular feature of the estate. There are extensive lawned areas, banks of rhododendrons and herbaceous borders affording a wealth of colour throughout the seasons. The gardens have been designed to make the most of the far-reaching views. York stone terracing leads down to the impressive lake and fountain with exceptional views along the North Downs beyond. An impressive walled garden lies to the west of the main house, which contains a large kitchen garden, greenhouses and potting sheds, as well as the tennis court.

    THE LEISURE COMPLEX
    Across a courtyard from the main house or accessed via the underground tunnel, the Leisure Complex provides excellent sports facilities including; Squash Court, Sports Hall and Badminton Court, Snooker room, Games room, Fitness gym and Sauna. There are good changing room facilities and a kitchen.

    STABLE COTTAGE
    A beautifully presented and well proportioned cottage with 2 Reception Rooms, Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms and 2 En-suite Bathrooms. There is a pretty Walled Garden, which offers a high degree of privacy. Planning consent has been granted to extend the Kitchen.

    ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION
    DENBIES COURT
    Built by the current owner in the mid 1980s, Denbies Court is a well designed spacious bungalow with accommodation comprising; Entrance Hall and Cloakroom, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Principal En-suite Bedroom, 2 further Double Bedrooms, family Bathroom and Study/4th Bedroom. There is a Double Garage and gardens surround the property, from which there is a lovely outlook towards St Barnabas Church. Denbies Court has recently been refurbished.

    NORTH LODGE
    A classic Victorian gate lodge with accommodation briefly comprising an Entrance Hall, double aspect Sitting room with open fireplace, Dining room/ Bedroom, Fitted Kitchen, Double
    Bedroom and Bathroom. Outside, North Lodge has the benefit of a Garden and Detached Garage.

    APPLEBEE
    Applebee is a sensitively converted former apple store providing excellent ancillary or staff accommodation with a Reception Room, Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom.

    STORAGE BARN
    An additional large barn (400 sq m / 4320 sq ft) provides ample storage space for machinery, stock or perhaps vintage cars and the like. Mains water and electricity is supplied to the barn.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

An important house in a spectacular elevated position with distant views.

Paul FinneganProperty agent

Local information

  • SITUATION
  • The Denbies House presents a rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent and historic country estate with a substantial principal house in an attractive countryside setting. Positioned high up on the Surrey Hills, the house benefits from breath-taking, far-reaching views along the Surrey stretch of the North Downs and offers a high degree of seclusion and privacy. The Estate is located near to the traditional and well regarded market town of Dorking, which provides a range of local and regional services. The property is extremely well served by road and rail for access to London and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick.
  • SPORTING & ENTERTAINMENT
  • Beaverbrook Hotel and Spa in Leatherhead (just under 8 miles from The Denbies House), offers sporting and entertainment experiences of the highest calibre, with a 5* Hotel and Spa, fine dining Japanese Grill, cookery school and an 18 hole golf course which opened in 2016.
  • Golf: Wisley, Betchworth and Tyrrells Wood. Slightly further afield but within Surrey are the internationally renowned golf courses of Wentworth and Sunningdale.
  • Horse Racing: Sandown Park, Epsom, Lingfield, Ascot and Goodwood. The RAC Country Club is nearby and the High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre in Mickleham offers a wide range of pursuits including climbing, abseiling, trail biking and adventure walking amongst others.

Additional information

  • Directions: Junction 9 of the M25 motorway is about 6 miles to the north providing excellent east/west communications and bringing both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports to within a 30 and 40 minute drive respectively.
  • EPC Rating = F