Limpsfield, Surrey, RH8 0RF
LOCATION Located on a private road in the beautiful rural setting of Limpsfield Chart, an area surrounded by National Trust woodland with its footpaths and bridle ways and within a short walking distance of Limpsfield Chart Cricket Club, the Carpenters Arms public house and St. Andrew’s Church. Limpsfield Chart is a most desirable location close to Limpsfield Village and Crockham Hill, each village providing excellent primary schools. Other nearby schools with a good reputation are Downsway Primary School, St. Mary’s C of E School, Hazelwood Prep School and Oxted School at secondary level. Oxted town centre provides a mainline service to East Croydon and central London (London Bridge 30 minutes, Victoria 40 minutes) and good shopping facilities including Morrisons, Little Waitrose and many independent retailers. There are excellent restaurants and pubs around the area, together with many leisure and sporting facilities, with Gatwick Airport only a 20 minute drive away. Oxted is a sought-after little gem in this corner of North-East Surrey.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION This delightful residence is set on a 3/4 of an acre plot located on a sought after private road in Limpsfield Chart. It has been lived in by the current owner for 50 years and presents a fabulous opportunity for modernisation to create a beautiful family home.
The original house was built just before the first world war as one residence and was split in the late 50’s into two wings. This wing retains many original features and has been beautifully designed with most of the living accommodation and bedrooms located at the rear of the house making the most of the south westerly aspect and fabulous far reaching views over the garden and beyond. The front door opens to the entrance hall with terracotta tiled floor and understairs cupboard. There is a large cloakroom with w.c., wash hand basin and space for coats and shoe storage. The sitting room is entered via a wood panelled door and boasts an attractive working fireplace with tiled surround, wooden mantel and tiled hearth; the room also features an alcove with shelving, beams to the ceiling, solid wooden floorboards, a large window with tiled cill overlooking the rear garden and a door to the garden. A study sits to the rear of the house with an archway opening to the kitchen which is fitted with 1960’s units. A dining room sits to the front of the house and can be accessed from both the kitchen and the entrance hall. These three rooms could be incorporated into one area (subject to building regulations) creating a fabulous kitchen/dining/family area. The utility room is located off the kitchen with a sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine, and access to a large walk in larder. A back door leads from the Utility to a covered passageway with doors at either end and from which can be accessed a number of out buildings.
The long first floor landing has large windows to the front allowing plenty of light in. There are five double bedrooms on this floor, four of which look over the rear garden and all have at least one storage cupboard or built in wardrobe. Four have wash hand basins set in vanity units, two also have disused fireplaces. The master bedroom is particularly spacious. There are two bathrooms on this floor, both comprise a bath, w.c. and wash hand basin.
A further staircase leads to the second floor providing a small landing area and a further good sized room which could be used as a bedroom, study or playroom. There is a door leading to an easy accessible loft storage area, as well as eaves storage to the other side. A pretty window allows for lovely views over the garden.
OUTSIDE The fabulous, south west facing gardens are a major feature of the property. Beautifully landscaped, running to 3/4 of an acre and surrounded by hedges, they are mainly laid to lawn, with mature shrubs and trees in the borders and flower beds, including azaleas, rhododendrons, spring bulbs, bluebells and roses providing a host of colour. A disused concrete swimming pool is secluded at the end of the garden which backs onto woodland.
To the front of the property a winding driveway runs around a couple of lawned islands with trees and flowers. There is space to park numerous cars to the front of the property and access to the double garage. There are four brick built outbuildings providing ample storage to the side of the property. Two of these are accessed from the covered passageway. One has a cellar area, one houses the hot water tank and one the boiler. These outbuildings offer immense potential for combining with the main house or a separate annex area.
THE BEST BITS: A fabulous opportunity to unlock the potential of this prestigiously located family residence. Beautiful gardens extend to approximately 3/4 of an acre.
* 5/6 bedrooms
* Many original features
* Beautiful and quiet rural location
* Private road and far reaching views
* Requiring modernisation
* Stunning gardens
* EPC rating E
* Council tax band G
* 4021 Sq ft
* Max broadband speed 80.00Mbps