Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0EN
LOCATION Set on a quiet residential road within a short walk of the pretty town of Oxted. This commuter town is surrounded by national trust land, and boasts the ever popular Master Park offering year round events. Oxted station provides a mainline service to East Croydon and central London (London Bridge and Victoria – 40 minutes). The town includes a Leisure Complex with swimming pool, Independent boutique Cinema and a range of shops including a Morrisons and a Waitrose. Junction 6 of the M25 is approximately 3 miles distant. There are a number of good local state and independent schools for all ages, some within walking distance. These include Limpsfield and Downs Way Infant Schools, St Marys Junior School and Oxted Secondary School in the state sector and Hazelwood School in the independent sector.
DESCRIPTION The private driveway, offering space for several cars, is gated and a gravel pathway leads to the front entrance. Once through the front door, the galleried landing above offers light and the sense of space. The ‘Snug’ is currently being used as a cosy television room away from the hub of the house and offers built-in cupboards and views to the front. To the other side of the entrance hall, though an area providing the coat cupboard and downstairs cloakroom with w.c., a very generous double aspect reception room, currently being used as a games room, leads conveniently out onto the garden and pool area. There is an abundance of storage space throughout the house and this room is no exception, providing a sizable cupboard for large items. This area is ideal for entertaining for large numbers.
The dining hall is an impressive central room, allowing for a large dining table and access to the remainder of the house including the garden and stairs to the galleried landing. The substantial dual aspect living room has sliding patio doors to the pool terrace and for the winter months offers an open fireplace. The dual aspect dining room is conveniently located next to the kitchen and has the potential to convert into a large open plan kitchen/diner if desired. The kitchen, recently updated, has a range of wall and base units with attractive granite work surfaces, interrupted only by the five ring induction hob and two sinks for added convenience. The units include a microwave and double oven in addition to the dishwasher. There is space allocated for a large American style fridge freezer and a breakfast bar set in the middle of the kitchen offers a casual dining area. The utility room is through an archway where further units provide added storage and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Located towards the driveway and garage, the utility room has a very useful entrance, not only does it provide easy access to the kitchen but also at this end of the house there is a shower room and study/sixth double bedroom that is ideal for self-contained guest accommodation or a possible granny annex.
The stairs with ornate wooden banister lead up to a spacious, bright and airy landing. Two large Velux windows and the galleried landing looking down to the front door add to the feel of impressive space. The landing has space for ornaments and furniture as well as giving access to five bedrooms, one with ensuite, two family bathrooms, two storage cupboards (one housing one of two hot water tanks) and the boarded, lit loft with integrated pull down ladder. To the left of the top of the stairs is the master bedroom, bedroom two and first family bathroom. The master bedroom has an impressive double aspect with stunning views of the North Downs, two large built in wardrobes, wooden style floors and an ensuite boasting a Jacuzzi bath, large shower, w.c., cupboard, wash hand basin with mirror over and a glazed window. Bedroom two has a window to the rear, a Velux to the side and two built in wardrobes. Just outside the door to this room is one of the spacious family bathrooms with shower, w.c. and wash hand basin with mirror over.
To the other side of the landing, bedrooms three and four are both generous doubles one with Velux window and both with windows to side. Bedroom five is a large single room with two dormer windows to the front. The second family bathroom has a bath with shower over and glass screen around, w.c., wash hand basin with mirror over and a Velux window.
OUTSIDE The property sits almost centrally in the plot allowing access around the entire building and taking advantage of all aspects. To the front is a gravel driveway with parking for several cars and access to the triple fronted garage with space inside for six cars. Extended to high standards just three years ago , the garage is an imposing structure in itself. Internal steps leads to the purpose built office space above with room for several desks and numerous filing cabinets.
The pretty and very practical, fully fenced garden is mainly laid to lawn with a ornamental pond and water feature. Offering a good sized level area and a landscaped, easy to maintain terraced shrubbery with a variety of plants. A rose arbour separates the level lawn and the pathway leading to the raised wooden summer house. The 8 ft deep swimming pool, installed about 8 years ago, has a new lining and a decked surround. Directly outside the living room, the westerly facing terrace area provides an excellent space for summer BBQ’s and a raised second terrace to the rear of the house offers shade for those who like to keep out of the sun.
THE BEST BITS A Scandia-Hus is an energy efficient timber framed property, boasting substantial savings and better acoustic insulation qualities, meeting all building regulations and in most cases exceeding requirements. The house is fully triple glazed and has smaller radiators than traditional designs due to the efficiency of the structure. The pool is heated with a heat pump, also using very little energy.
* Five bedrooms, six reception rooms
* Modern Scandia-Hus design
* Opportunity for self contained granny annex
* Six car garage and home office
* Heated swimming pool
* No Onward Chain
* Max broadband speed 152Mbps
* Council tax band G