Guildford Road, Alfold
This imposing double fronted five/six-bedroom detached property has undergone extensive renovations and extensions to create a stunning family home with an opulent indoor pool, gym, and outbuildings. In all 1.2 acres.
Rarely will you find a more meticulously styled and considered property that offers such opulent and bespoke craftsmanship. This substantial Victorian family home sits in a southerly facing plot. Striking architectural features, red brick and tile elevations and large bay windows, all add to the classic feel of the period. The covered entrance porch leads to a spacious formal entrance hall with doors to the principal drawing room and family room, with high ceilings and dual aspect which add volume and light. Leading from the reception hall is a family snug that then leads into the brand-new kitchen extension by Westbury.
Westbury has built a reputation for design, quality, and innovation, transforming ordinary houses into extraordinary homes. The kitchen/breakfast/family room which they have added to this period home is, simply put, best in class.
A high vaulted ceiling, glazed gables and dual aspect windows and doors gives a light, bright and opulent feel to this stunning addition. An oversized island provides a plentiful area for food preparation, a comfortable place to sit and chat or a more informal breakfast bar. There is a plentiful array of wall and base units all in subtle neutral tones. Twin Miele ovens, a five-ring gas hob, twin fitted dishwashers, wine fridge and double American style fridge freezer all add to the high end feel and service this kitchen offers. Towards the end of this garden room extension are doors that lead out to the courtyard area and garden beyond.
Leading to right of the reception hallway is a link to the utility room with space for twin sets of washing machines and dryers perfect for those with a larger family. The utility room has a separate inner boot room for plentiful storage of seasonal garments. The utility opens into a fabulous boot room with bespoke joinery and access to the front driveway and integral double garage.
Following through the boot room and a further lobby, you will find a newly added room, with marble floors, walls and ceiling to create a spa shower room and changing room with separate WC facilities. A glazed door opens into an air-conditioned gym with ample space for floor work, weights and aerobic equipment. The gym has a glazed lantern in the ceiling, making it very light, and a glazed wall looks across the indoor pool.
The pool room, again designed by Westbury, is in a Palladian style, with a very large central roof lantern over the 10m heated swimming pool. This indoor pool area has several openings to the outside terrace, the porcelain tiles that surround the pool area are matched to the outside terrace giving an inside-outside feel with continuity in style and creating a protected outdoor courtyard and living/dining space.
Back to the main reception hallway, there is a gentle rise staircase with decorative balustrade leading to a wide and bright landing which services the main bedroom suite with dressing room and full en suite bathroom as well as the guest suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom. The upper floor plays host to three further double bedrooms, the family bathroom and cloakroom. There is a significant loft space above this third floor with retractable ladder access.
The grounds are accessed via electric wooden gates and open to a broad sweeping gravelled driveway and a double garage, which has a further significant boarded loft space and retractable ladder access. This space could be converted to, for example, a studio or substantial home office, subject to any consents. The front gardens are south facing and edged by an array of mature trees and shrubs with a central wild garden cover by a willow bower. The former stables have been converted, providing an office, games room and log store. A secondary timber store is located to the side. In all a total of 1.2 acres
- Drawing room, family room
- Family snug, kitchen, Westbury orangery dining room
- Boot room & utility room, inner boot room
- Indoor pool complex with a glass fronted gym, spa shower and changing room
- Master bedroom suite with dressing/nursery room and en suite bathroom
- Guest suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom
- Three further double bedrooms and family bathroom
- Outbuildings housing an office and games room
- Gated driveway with ample parking
- Landscaped gardens in 1.2 acres