A stunning and truly unique five bedroom detached family home set in over an acre of exquisite grounds on an exclusive private road in Godalming.
This superb property has been in the family for over 50 years and has never previously been to the market. The home has been meticulously restored, retaining many original external features, but has been completely remodelled, extended and developed resulting in just under 4,000sq.ft. of contemporary living space, nestled within secluded grounds.
The entrance porch has original beams and opens to a large reception hallway with oak flooring and underfloor heating, leading to all downstairs accommodation.
The ground floor comprises; spacious triple aspect lounge room with flueless gas fire and access to rear patio, separate dining room with double doors and which would comfortably seat eight guests. The utility room has granite worktops, handmade units and plumbing for utilities. Furthermore, there is a study to the rear of the building, which could easily be used as a playroom.
The stand out feature of the ground floor is undoubtedly the stunning kitchen, dining and living area. This bespoke, hand-made kitchen features custom made “star galaxy” granite work surfaces with “Ovolo” edge detail, soft close doors, solid oak soft close drawers, reflected soft LED lighting, ample cupboard and shelving space and a number of clever design features to maximise storage.
The kitchen has the highest quality fittings with Miele appliances throughout, perfect to cater for even the busiest of households, with a deluxe “Falcon” range, two slow cookers/warming drawers, steam oven, microwave and wine conditioner with temperature and humidity control. The “Quooker” hot water tap provides instant, filtered hot water and there are also two dishwashers. For dining and entertaining, there is a breakfast bar and ample space for a dining table. The kitchen leads to a stunning triple aspect entertaining area with plenty of space for guests, with bi-fold doors leading to the patio and gardens.
Each room to the ground floor benefits from underfloor heating and is controlled by individual thermostats in most rooms.
The generous first floor landing gives access to all bedrooms and also benefits from a seating area which could be used as a study space, library or play area. The first floor comprises; stunning dual aspect master bedroom with lovely front and rear views over the gardens, featuring beautifully designed hand-made wardrobes with solid oak drawers and automatic lighting. The ensuite bathroom has twin sinks, a rainfall shower and freestanding “Victoria and Albert” roll top bath.
The dual aspect guest bedroom comes complete with a dressing room and ensuite wet room with rainfall shower. There are three additional bedrooms, the third of which is a generous double also with an ensuite shower room and fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms four and five are well proportioned doubles and have built in storage space with lovely views over the rear garden.
Also to the first floor is a family bathroom and a separate utility room, with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The latter houses the new Worcester boiler with large megaflow and circulating pump for instant hot water. There is also preparation for a water softener if required. All upstairs bathrooms have under floor heating and the bedrooms have thermostat controlled radiators. The loft is fully insulated and provides plenty of storage space.
The house is set in over an acre of grounds, with the garden predominantly laid to lawn and offering privacy and seclusion with mature trees and shrubs at the boundaries. The patio area extends across the rear of the property. The front lawn also has mature trees, including a rare ‘monkey puzzle’.
The property is accessed via secure gates from Mark Way with video intercom access and benefits from gravel driveway with off street parking for numerous cars as well as a detached double garage.
Robinswood is constructed from original Bargate stone. This rare and highly sought after material is sourced from the nearby quarry in Godalming and is no longer commercially available. The property has design influences from renowned local architect Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). Whilst the original building was constructed in 1955, Robinswood has since been generously extended, restored and refurbished by the family, with a complete internal and external refurbishment, new electrics, plumbing and private drainage.
This beautiful family home is situated on arguably the most highly sought after private road in the area, located just two miles from Godalming and 1.5 miles from Farncombe. There are a wide range of bars, boutiques, restaurants and supermarkets within easy reach. For more extensive shopping options; Guildford is just 6 miles away featuring some of the best shopping and leisure facilities outside of Central London.
There are some excellent local schools, including the renowned Charterhouse school and nearby Priorsfield school, which are both less than a mile away. Other notable schools and colleges include King Edwards school in Witley and the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. There are a number of excellent recreational facilities nearby including Bramley, West Surrey and Chiddingfold golf clubs and sports, leisure centres and theatres in Guildford.
Both Godalming and Farncombe train stations offer excellent access to Central London, both of which provide fast train links to London Waterloo in under 50 minutes. For the motorist, the A3 is within easy reach and provides direct links in to Central London or to the South coast. Heathrow (30 miles) and Gatwick (33 miles) airports are within easy reach via the M25.
Overall, this stunning and unique home combines period charm with contemporary living set within a secluded, secure and generous plot on a highly desirable private road. Viewings are available seven days a week from 8am until 8pm, with transport available upon request.
Ryan is the Managing Director of Ivy Gate – Middle East. He has lived and worked in the region for 6 years and is an expert in Dubai property.