Little London, Albury
A rarely available period three/four-bedroom cottage within the hamlet of Little London in the Surrey Hills. With a stunning handmade farmhouse style kitchen, cottage garden and off-street parking.
Elm End Cottage we believe dates to the early/mid-17th Century and is a stone/brick with exposed roof timbers 2 bay end chimney house, with stone and rendered walls and a gabled tiled roof. In more recent times the property has been extended with ground floor additions.
A pitched and covered entrance porch gives way to a stunning entrance hall, with exposed timbers, wide original floorboards, and an exciting and enticing feel to what is found beyond. The living rooms focal point is the large brick inglenook fireplace with wood burner, surrounded by stunning Bargate stone, and an attractive cottage window overlooking the front garden.
Leading from this room you enter the hub of the home, a bespoke farmhouse style, oak framed kitchen with plenty of eye and base level cabinets, granite worksurfaces and delightful tall, fitted dresser unit. There is a built-in Rangemaster stove, dishwasher, and space for a fridge/freezer. French doors lead to the garden. There is a separate utility room off the kitchen.
Also leading from the kitchen area is a study/bedroom three. Again, with wonderful double doors leading to the garden. Accessed from the entrance hallway is a downstairs bathroom, beautifully appointed with a standalone clawed foot bathtub and shower, w.c. and period wash hand basin.
Further along you will find a separate reception room with French doors leading to the lawn garden.
The first-floor accommodation is equally impressive, the main bedroom has a wonderful, vaulted ceiling and enjoys fabulous views out towards the neighbouring rural landscape. Also on this floor is another good-sized bedroom, and a single bedroom/ dressing room and well-appointed bathroom, again with a standalone bath with telephone tap shower.
The gardens have been worked on meticulously creating a level lawn garden which is edged by well stocked flower bed borders and several mature shrubs and ornamental bushes. The front garden has a lovely sunny feel with a lawn area and flower bed borders. The parking area offers space for two cars.Elm End Cottage occupies an idyllic position within the picturesque hamlet of Little London in the Albury Heath area of the Surrey Hills, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village benefits from the William IV, a superb public house and dinery, a church, village green and village cricket club. The surrounding countryside provides about miles of wonderful walking, riding, and cycling. Other popular villages close by are Shere, Abinger Hammer and Peaslake, which offer local amenity shops, and the Kingfisher Farm Shop.
More extensive recreational, education and shopping facilities can be found in Cranleigh to the South, Dorking to the East and the County Town of Guildford to the West.
Both Dorking and Guildford offer mainline stations to London whilst nearby Gomshall station provides services to Reading and Gatwick.
The A3/M25 can be accessed at Wisley or, alternatively, at Leatherhead, giving fast access to the national motorway network together with central London and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick.
The area is well served with schools including, Belmont, The Duke of Kent, Hurtwood House, Cranleigh, St. Catherines, the Royal Grammar School, and Guildford High School, to mention but a few.
Abinger Hammer 2.6 miles, Cranleigh 6.4 miles, Guildford 11 miles (London Waterloo 35 min), Dorking 7 miles (London Victoria 56 min), Central London 35 miles
- Reception hall with exposed timbers and render infill panels.
- Sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner
- Farmhouse style oak kitchen/breakfast room
- Study/bedroom three, downstairs bathroom
- Two bedrooms, fourth bedroom/dressing room and bathroom
- Private driveway with parking for two cars
- Front and rear cottage gardens