Horse Block Hollow, Cranleigh

£2,550,000 Guide Price
Horse Block Hollow, Cranleigh £2,550,000

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A beautiful and charming Grade II listed late 16th Century cottage with a newly installed “Smallbone” kitchen amongst several enhancements since our client's ownership in 2021. Offering complete privacy and opulent interior design coupled with breathtaking views. With ample indoor and outdoor entertaining space whatever the season, this is the perfect country retreat.

Jelley Hollow is an absolutely charming Grade II Listed cottage with 16th-century origins and later 18th and 20th-century extensions. The use of traditional vernacular construction details dominates with an exposed timber frame, whitewashed rendered infilling, and beautifully restored sandstone elevations. Internally the cottage has a great deal of character with wonderful honey-coloured beams, fine open fireplaces, and natural stone flooring throughout the ground floor incorporating underfloor heating. Hand-crafted English oak leaf light windows throughout draw in the views across the gardens and surrounding hillsides. An abundance of galletted oak doors leading to all the principal rooms complement this stylish characterful home.

Our clients purchased the cottage in 2021 and have undertaken several enhancements such as the installation of a new luxury kitchen, a new roof, a new jacuzzi and sun deck, plus many other tech-based improvements. to what already is a beautifully refurbished cottage. For a property of this age, it is surprisingly light with a practical, well-flowing layout and lovely views from all rooms.

The main entrance is via a wonderful oak framed pitched porch and panel glazed door. The reception hallway leads to the main reception and hosts a walk-in utility room with plenty of cabinets and space for your appliances, also accessed from the hall is a cloakroom with a vintage French vanity stand and basin. Nine-million-year-old fossils are seen throughout the marble surrounds. A truly decadent cloakroom indeed!

The ground floor offers great entertaining space and features a splendid bespoke open-plan kitchen/ breakfast room. “Smallbone of Devises” was tasked with creating an opulent yet practical space, whilst retaining the charm and character of this stunning country home. The “Falcon” range was decided upon with muted soft tones in a shaker style. A white quartz worksurface with gentle veining offers plenty of preparation area and gives the room a wonderful linear feel. Two tall eye-level units provide a hidden ladder cupboard and storage solution, and the integration of a full-height fridge/ freezer unit, and dishwasher all add to the creative space and practical use this stunning kitchen offers. This amazing space oozes sophistication and class, all with stunning views across the beautiful garden terraces and the South Downs. Adjoining the kitchen area is a charming dining area separated only by the original vertical wall beams allowing the light and space to be shared between the two rooms.

A truly opulent drawing room with a rich interior design creates a warm and cosy principal reception room centred by a large inglenook fireplace with cleaver lighting showcasing the stone wall detail and the old bread oven. The family room is set up for a more informal feel, whether that is enjoying a movie with the inbuilt surround system or perhaps chatting with friends whilst dappled light floods through from the roof windows. With an exposed stone wall and vaulted ceiling, this is a cleverly designed room filled with interest.

The 1st floor accommodation is accessed via a modern solid oak staircase. To the right is a superb master bedroom with an adjoining luxury bathroom, beautifully fitted with a Victoria & Albert standalone bathtub, and V&A basin with a floating vanity unit below. The walk-in shower is fitted with a Hansgrohe shower system. This fabulous bathroom is finished with recessed displays and variable-coloured LED lighting.

The second bedroom is equally impressive with French doors out to a private terrace, clever portal windows, and a vaulted ceiling. The en-suite bathroom is also well-fitted with Duravit and V&A fittings and walk-in shower. Bedroom three again enjoys a faulted ceiling, however, as this part of the original house, you are blessed with exposed beams and the curved stone of the chimney well, illuminated to provide interest and character. The adjacent family bathroom has a standalone clawed feet bathtub by Imperial, with luxury fittings to compliment.

The gardens and grounds

The property has a 250-metre-long private lane that leads to electric double gates. On passing through the gates Jelleys Hollow comes into view. A large, graveled driveway provides ample parking and leads to a detached stone-built double garage. Above the garage is a studio room with bathroom facilities.

Wrapping around the rear of the cottage is a large elevated Indian sandstone terrace that looks out across the lawn garden and the open landscape views beyond. On a clear day, the Chanctonbury Ring can be seen on the South Downs some 20 miles away! A few steps up, lead to a secondary terrace with an outdoor kitchen and sunken jacuzzi. Leading from the terrace is a fabulous timber outbuilding that has been converted into an office with heating and broadband making the most of the wonderful outlook. The gardens are bursting full of life with ornamental planting, mature herbaceous borders, and woodland walkways.

To the rear of the house is a large lawn area, leading to a timber-built garden store, oak-built dog run, kennels, and general garden areas.

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Property Features

  • Nestled in a gorgeous valley, surrounded by Hurtwood Forest, with magnificent views of the South Downs and Chanctonbury Ring.
  • Newly installed luxury kitchen by Smallbone of Devizes
  • Drawing with large inglenook fireplace and exposed beams
  • Family room with integrated wiring for surround sound cinema system
  • Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and stunning views adjacent to a luxury bathroom
  • Two further double bedrooms, two further bathrooms (one en-suite)
  • Hand-crafted English oak leaf light windows throughout
  • Detached double garage with secure storage room
  • Studio with bathroom facilities above the double garage
  • Elevated outbuilding used as an office with heating and broadband
  • Raised sun terrace with outdoor kitchen and newly installed jacuzzi
  • In all 0.69 acres.

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