Horse Block Hollow, Cranleigh
A charming Grade II listed late 16th Century cottage with modern additions and the latest technology, offering privacy and opulent interior design coupled with breath taking views. With ample indoor and outdoor entertaining space whatever the season this is the perfect country retreat.
Jelleys Hollow is a is a 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 ground floor incorporating underfloor heating. Hand crafted English oak lead light windows throughout draw in the views across the gardens and surrounding hillsides beyond. An abundance of galletted doors leading all the principal rooms complement this stylish characterful home. In recent years it has been sensitively restored and refurbished with tasteful bathrooms and a well kitchen with a La Cornue Cornafe range style cooker. 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 receptions and hosts a walk-in utility room with plenty of cabinets and space for your appliances, also access from the hall is a cloakroom with 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. With freestanding vintage De Kercroft units, butchers block and granite worksurfaces, and a bespoke hammered copper butler sink, this amazing space oozes sophistication and class, all with stunning views across the garden terraces and beyond. 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 rich interior design create 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 enjoy a movie with the inbuilt surround system or perhaps to chat with friends whilst dappled light floods through from the roof windows. With a long 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 adjoining luxury bathroom, beautifully fitted with a Victoria & Albert standalone bathtub, V&A basin with a floating vanity unit below. The walk-in shower cubicle is fitted with 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 lit to provide interest and character. The adjacent family bathroom has standalone clawed feet bathtub by Imperial, with luxury fittings to compliment.
The property has a 250-metre-long private lane leads to electric double gates. On passing through the gates Jelleys Hollow comes into view. A large, gravelled driveway provides ample parking and leads to a detached stone built double garage. Above the garage is a large double storage room with bathroom facilities.
Wrapping around the rear of the cottage is a large elevated Indian sandstone terrace which 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. Leafing from the terrace is a fabulous timber outbuilding that has been converted into an external dining room 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 kennels, and general garden areas.
- Open plan kitchen with a hammered copper butler sinks and freestanding vintage units
- 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 both with en-suite facilities
- Hand crafted English oak lead light windows throughout
- Detached double garage with safe room and large storage room with separate access over
- Detached outbuilding hosting an elevated outdoor dining room
- Raised sun terrace with outdoor kitchen and sunken jacuzzi
- Landscaped cottage gardens, raised sun terraces and water features
- In all 0.62 acres