Quoin Cottage in Shamley Green, a Building of Local Merit dating from the late 16th century, is a wonderful four-bedroom character home of immense charm. Situated on The Green the house enjoys views of the Surrey Hills and cricket square whilst being just a short walk of the village pubs and store. Other benefits include parking, a substantial detached garage with adjoining workshop/office and a partially walled garden.
A wrought iron gate under an ivy clad arch opens onto a brick paved path that leads to an oak, stable front door which opens into the entrance hall. The hallway links all rooms and boasts two staircases to the first floor. Other features include a brick floor, whitewashed walls and exposed timbers, as well as a cast iron radiator and wall lighting, all adding to the character. The double aspect sitting room has a feature fireplace and a bay window with leaded light double doors that open onto the patio with garden beyond. The kitchen at the back of the house has windows overlooking the courtyard and has space for a breakfast table. On the other side of the hallway is a utility room and cloakroom, as well as a very useful shelved pantry and a door leading onto the courtyard. There is a cosy snug at the foot of the stairs and a fabulous dining room with inglenook fireplace, exposed wall and ceiling timbers and lead light windows which look out to the front of the property.
On the first floor, accessed from the main staircase, is the double aspect 21ft master bedroom which boasts views of the Surrey Hills and has wall to wall built-in wardrobes. On the landing is a good size bathroom with a bath and separate shower and access to bedroom four. The other staircase leads to a generous bathroom and two further bedrooms. Bedroom 2 has a door linking it to bedroom 4 on the other side of the house.
Outside, to the rear, is a secluded courtyard with a wood store cupboard and garden room measuring 10ft by 8ft with power, light and an electric heater and windows over the garden. A brick paved path and patio with flower and shrub borders wraps around the house and is accessible off the sitting room. Steps lead up to a good size lawn with views over a low brick wall which enclose the garden to the village green. At the rear of the property there is a substantial brick-built garage (22ft by 12ft) with pitched, tiled roof providing eaves storage. There is parking in front of the garage. The garage and adjoining office/workshop (12ft by 9ft) have power and light.
Situated between Guildford and Cranleigh village in an area surrounded by lovely countryside providing miles of wonderful walking and horse riding opportunities, Shamley Green has facilities including a recently enlarged general store/post office, a church and two public houses. The county town of Guildford, with its famous cobbled High Street, offers excellent shopping with covered shopping precincts and many leading stores, restaurants and recreational facilities.
There are several excellent schools in the vicinity including Longacre, St. Catherine’s, Cranleigh School, Guildford High, Tormead, The Royal Grammar School and Charterhouse. 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 airports all within easy reach.
- 4 bedrooms
- Four bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Sitting, room, dining room and snug
- Kitchen, utility room and cloakroom
- Two separate staircases
- Garage, workshop/office and garden room
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.