Believed to be built in the 1860’s, this beautifully restored, classic Victorian town house has accommodation arranged over 3 floors and has been superbly renovated in recent years to create a stunning period home with a modern, contemporary twist. The property is approached through a wrought iron gate and steps leading up to the front door, which opens into an entrance hall with space for coat hanging and a door to a downstairs cloakroom. Off the hall area, a lovely panelled door leads into the main reception room with stairs leading both up to the first floor and down to the lower ground floor. The room has a calm, elegant feel with a handsome working fireplace and flat fronted sash window to the front. A doorway at the rear leads into the original dining room with painted floorboards and modern wood burner stove in the fireplace surround. A single step divides the dining area from the superbly light, modern kitchen with bi-fold doors opening on to the rear patio, and velux windows in the ceiling. The units are a light neutral colour with corian work surfaces, with a central island and a contemporary five burner range cooker. The floor is tiled in a smooth travertine tile with underfloor heating. Hand painted stairs take you down to the lower ground floor, immediately into a smart utility area, again with space for coat hanging and log storage. This room is currently used as a spare bedroom but could also be considered as a study/home office or second sitting room. The stairs from the ground floor take you up to a small first floor landing with window to the side, giving access to the main front bedroom, again with restored fireplace and sash window to the front. A passage leading to the rear of the house gives access to the second bedroom and a beautiful contemporary family bathroom, again with underfloor heating, a roll top bath and spacious walk in shower. Outside to the front of the property there is a small driveway, whilst to the rear the garden enjoys a south facing aspect, and has steps leading up to a lawned area, and further steps to a decked area, that catches the evening sun. There is also a storage shed.
The property occupies an enviable town centre position within the catchment of the excellent local schools. Sydenham Road is located less than 400 yards from Guildford High St with its wide range of shops and restaurants and within easy walking distance of two mainline train stations offering fast and frequent services to London Waterloo. It is also just a few minutes walk from the spectacular countryside of the North Downs.
There is a wide range of excellent local schools – both state and private – including Pewley Down, Guildford County, Guildford High and Royal Grammar.
- 3 bedrooms
- Victorian town house
- Three bedrooms
- Stunning, open plan kitchen/family room
- Character features
- South facing rear garden
- Off road parking for a small car
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.