East Shalford Lane, Guildford
A beautiful, secluded five-bedroom country cottage in a semi-rural location overlooking fields and less than three miles from Guildford town centre and main line station.
Manor Cottage is an utterly charming period cottage, positioned along a quiet semi-rural lane with the most stunning landscape views.
Approached via a gravel driveway with ample parking, a covered entrance porch gives way to a bright and light reception hallway.
A beautiful country kitchen has been carefully fitted with shaker style units, a central island and breakfast bar, an integrated range style stainless steel cooker, fitted dishwasher and fridge freezer. The kitchen opens to a lovely breakfast area with double doors leading to the garden and terrace where you can enjoy the stunning views beyond.
The more formal drawing room has a wonderful inglenook fireplace with an open hearth, rear aspect leadlight windows and door out to the gardens beyond. The exposed beams all add to the charm and character of this stunning room.
The reception hallway leads through to a dining hall, and at the far end of the house is a generous study, again with access and views of the garden, and a separate utility/boot room.
The first-floor accommodation is equally impressive. The master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect with long distance views and a sunny position. A full en-suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes further complement the room.
Four further bedrooms, family bathroom and separate shower room complete this generous first floor accommodation.
The rear garden is south-westerly facing and adjoins farmland offering an unobstructed rural view. The main lawn area is edged by mature and very well stocked flower beds with a range of seasonal planting which ensures the gardens offer interest and colour throughout the year.
To the south-easterly end of the garden is a timber-built garden store and a second lawn area which is screened from the lane by mature hedgerows and trees.
To the westerly end of the garden is an enclosed swimming pool area. A modern barn style building plays host to a double garage with an up and over door, the pool plant room is also positioned within the garage. A side door gives access to the annex, with a small
kitchen area, shower room and internal stairs up the studio/games room.
Located in a leafy rural lane and bordering beautiful down land and the Chantry Hills, Manor Cottage sits within one of Guildfords premier locations, providing easy access to the historic town centre and mainline station. It is a short drive to excellent local schools, in addition to close access to the Downs, providing miles of lovely countryside with many footpaths and bridleways.
The county town of Guildford offers an extensive range of department stores, boutique shops and restaurants, together with cultural and leisure amenities. Guildford mainline station offers a fast commuter service to London Waterloo in approximately 35 minutes.
The A3 is quickly reached, giving fast access to Central London, and connects with the M25 at Wisley (junction 10), which in turn provides easy links to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. There is an excellent choice of private schools in the immediate area including The Royal Grammar School for boys, Tormead and Guildford High School for Girls. Alternatively, Holy Trinity, Pewley Down, George Abbott, Guildford County, St. Thomas of Canterbury and St. Peters are all highly regarded state schools.
- Drawing room with large inglenook, dining hall, study
- Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, downstairs cloakroom
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Four further bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room
- Detached barn style double garage
- Kitchenette and separate shower room within the barn
- 266 Studio/games room over the garage area
- Stunning cottage gardens with an extensive terrace area overlooking the farmland
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Ample parking
- In all 0.46 acres