Norley Lane, Shamley Green
A rare three/four-bedroom Georgian Cottage with Victorian additions set within wonderful private and mature gardens. With a partially converted 1135 sq. ft barn/studio and garage.
In all 0.74 acres.
Bay Tree House is one of those rare and captivating properties that envelop you in its history whilst providing all the finer comforts of the present day. Joining the market for the first time in 26 years, this charming and characterful period cottage has been a much loved and greatly cherished family home.
The original and oldest slate roofed portion of the house we believe dates to the 17th Century and was extended in the Victorian era as well as in more recent times, with tile-hung additions. A more modern and contemporary orangery was added in 2001 to create the most fabulous kitchen/dining/family room, which also provides a wonderful entertaining space for parties or family events.
Accessed from a private lane via a pair of wooden 5-bar gates, a gravelled driveway provides a large parking area for up to 10 cars. The barn/studio is presented here, along with the garage. A side gate leads around to the main lawn garden, offering a wonderful vista towards this charming cottage that sits in a slightly elevated position towards the rear of the plot.
The reception hall is part of the original cottage and leads to the drawing room which has been beautifully decorated with white-painted exposed ceiling beams, a stunning Inglenook fireplace with seating on each side, and lovely leaded cottage windows overlooking the gardens. Leading from the drawing room, access is given to the Victorian extension, which enjoys higher ceilings and larger windows synonymous with this period. The sitting room also enjoys long views across the lawn, a wide opening lead into the study / home office, with French doors out to a garden terrace.
It is often said that the main hub of a home is the kitchen, and never has this statement been truer. Fitted with an artisan farmhouse-style kitchen, a wonderful range of units provides ample storage with a large central island/breakfast bar ideal for food preparation or perhaps somewhere to chat while dinner is being prepared. A stainless steel SMEG five burner range-style oven adds contemporary and practical use. A butler sink and a large period dresser all add to the charm and practicality of this wonderful kitchen area. A utility/boot room, downstairs lavatory & shower room, and storage areas are accessed from the rear of the kitchen area, as well as housing both fridge and freezer, conveniently close to the kitchen food preparation and cooking area. The room also contains a further butler sink in the laundry area.
The addition of the orangery has transformed this kitchen space and now offers a bright and engaging area in which to relax with the family, with ample space for dining, all the while looking out towards the cottage gardens. For those cooler winter evenings, a large wood-burning stove is a wonderful addition.
The first floor plays host to a delightful principal bedroom suite, with a spacious and beautifully appointed en suite bathroom with a stand-alone tub. A separate dressing room offers ample fitted wardrobe storage. The two further bedrooms and a family bathroom are all good proportions.
The gardens and grounds are another stand-out feature of this wonderful home. Approached via a gravelled driveway with ample parking for up to 10 cars, to the right is a barn-style garage block with two sets of double doors. The old stable/barn building has been partially converted which now offers excellent office and studio space. With a fitted kitchen, modern shower room, two good sized ground floor reception rooms, one with a wood burner, and one further generous sized room.
The first floor is accessed via an open, wide, oak ladder-style stair. This floor plays host to a fabulous office and storage area..
Enjoying a westerly aspect, the gardens wrap around the house, with an array of mature and well-stocked flowerbed borders. There is a vegetable garden with raised beds and a wooded area which provides an option for further outbuildings if required. The main lawn is bordered by mature hedgerows and trees affording a high level of seclusion and privacy with a rural woodland feel.
In all 0.74 acres
Bay Tree House is situated on the edge of Shamley Green, a highly sought-after and picturesque Surrey village. The village has a newly enlarged general store/post office, a cafe/restaurant, a church, and two popular public houses which offer excellent dining, and lies mid-way between Guildford and Cranleigh village in an area surrounded by lovely countryside. Access to Blackheath, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is easily accessible by car in a matter of minutes, or by foot along one of several footpaths. The county town of Guildford, with its famous cobbled High Street, offers excellent shopping with covered shopping precincts, many leading stores, restaurants, and recreational facilities.
For the commuter by rail, Guildford mainline station has a fast service to London Waterloo whilst the A3 provides excellent road links to the M25 thus putting the south coast, Heathrow and Gatwick International airports, and central London within easy reach.
Local schooling is excellent; there is a village nursery, pre-school, C of E Infant School, and a Montessori school. Many children are enrolled in the nearby independent Longacre School, which is tucked away behind the village green and a very popular choice for local families. St. Catherines School and St. Catherines Prep School in nearby Bramley are held in high regard, and Cranleigh School and Cranleigh Prep are other very popular choices.
Shalford Station is 2.8 miles (London Waterloo 49 min) Guildford Station is 4.8 miles (London Waterloo 34 min) Guildford Town is 4.8 miles, Central London is 27 miles, and Heathrow is 28 miles. Gatwick 33 miles
- Drawing room with Inglenook fireplace
- Sitting room, study, reception hall
- Bespoke farmhouse-style kitchen with a large orangery
- Principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom
- Two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom
- Barn/Studio with five rooms, kitchen, and shower room
- Private driveway with substantial parking areas, single garage
- Mature and extremely well-stocked gardens and grounds
- In all 0.74 acres