A rare opportunity to purchase a unique character home with flexible accommodation which includes a detached one-bedroom annexe. The Coach House is set in a wonderful semi-rural location that also enjoys easy access to the A3/A31 to London and South Coast, stations at Farncombe and Guildford as well as being within easy reach of Guildford and Godalming town centres.
As you turn off New Pond Road into Withies Lane you drive past the village pub, The Withies Inn, following the single-track lane that bears right into Polsted Lane. Keep going down the lane deep into countryside with hedges to either side and fields in all directions. Just after the entrance to Polsted Manor you will see a pair of gates that opens onto the gravel driveway of The Coach House.
The driveway provides parking for a number of vehicles and there is a lawned garden to the front of the property with flower and shrub beds backed by a mature hedge. The property comprises two buildings; The Coach House and The Annexe, between which is a block paved courtyard, which provides a perfect sheltered, sunny spot, screened to the rear by a brick wall covered in climbing plants with a gate which leads to the drive behind the property.
The Coach House is entered via a porch that leads into the vaulted reception hall/dining room, a fabulous space with double-glazed doors onto the courtyard. A bespoke oak staircase rises to an open loft space (with restricted head height) that has a skylight window and a double-glazed window providing wonderful views over the garden to the countryside beyond. From the reception hall an inner hallway with partially vaulted ceiling and exposed, painted brickwork, provides access to all other rooms. To the front of the property is a double-aspect living room with fireplace and windows over the garden.
Also at the front of the property is a generous kitchen/breakfast room which again boasts a vaulted ceiling with a large double-glazed window to the front aspect. The kitchen comprises a range of base and eye level units with cupboards and drawers, ceramic hob, oven and extractor fan, space for fridge and dishwasher and a cupboard that houses the hot water tank. A door leads to a useful enclosed porch with door to a covered pathway at the side of the property. Also, off the hallway to the back of the property is a large double-aspect, double bedroom as well as a good size bathroom. The property is heated via electric, thermostatically controlled radiators by Fischer, with oak floors, pine doors and substantial ceiling beams throughout.
The annexe across the courtyard provides flexible living accommodation or work from home space with a living room, kitchen, shower room (with access to a boarded and insulated loft space) and a bedroom with a space saving staircase that leads to the loft space which the owner uses as an occasional bedroom.
A driveway to the rear of the property leads to a double width garage with up and over door, behind which steps lead up to a further area of lawned garden with fruit trees which is screened by hedgerow with views out over fields.
Compton is a lively and friendly community with a thriving Village Hall, a local bus service and the annual Compton Village Fete, not to mention the renowned Withies Inn.
- 3 bedrooms
- Unique character property
- Stunning semi-rural location
- Flexible accommodation
- Garage and parking
- Self-contained annexe
The university town of Guildford lies about 30 miles south of London in the Surrey Hills. The town offers huge variety in ages and styles of property, has excellent schools, both state and private and a bustling cobbled High Street and shopping centre, making it one of the country’s most desirable areas. Guildford also offers a range of recreational facilities, theatres and leisure centres. For the commuter, there are 2 mainline train stations, both offering services into Waterloo, with the fast line getting you there in approximately 35 minutes.