A Grade II listed character cottage with two bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen, utility and cloakroom as well as an upstairs bathroom and a bonus room. The cottage is situated in an idyllic village location opposite the common with The Withies Inn just up the lane.
The cottage is approached through a five-bar gate that opens onto a large, gravelled courtyard to the front of the cottage where there is ample parking as well as a bike store and log store/kennel. There is a gate to the rear garden and a door that opens into the kitchen. The kitchen comprises a range of wood block worksurfaces with pine base and eye level units with under unit lighting and a Belfast sink under the window. There is a five burner, three oven, gas range, plumbing for a washing machine, shelved chimney recess and a large walk-in shelved pantry. Off the kitchen a door leads to a utility room with coats hanging space, storage and space for appliances with a further door leading to a downstairs cloakroom. From the kitchen a door leads to the living room which has a herringbone wood floor, wood burning stove, secondary glazed leaded light window and understairs recess. A door then leads into a hallway which has stairs to the first floor and a door which leads out via a porch to the front garden. Across the hallway is the family/dining room, currently being used as a home office, which again features a herringbone wood floor, fireplace, built-in storage and leaded light window to the side aspect.
On the landing there is access to the partially boarded loft space via a loft ladder and doors lead to two bedrooms, a bonus room and bathroom. The main bedroom enjoys an aspect looking out over gardens and down the lane toward the common and benefits from built-in cupboards, while the second bedroom on the other side of the house looks out towards trees. There is a bonus room utilising eaves space, with restricted head height, that provides useful extra space and a study area that houses the gas boiler, Megaflo pressurised hot water tank and a storage cupboard.
The gardens are a real feature of the property, being mainly laid to lawn with an old apple tree and a mature wisteria. There is panel fencing on one side and a laid hedge of hawthorn, hazel and hornbeam to the other side. At the bottom of the garden a pathway leads to the far end of the row of cottages where there is a further area of garden. This has been a project for the current owners who have worked to get it back under control and has most recently been used for growing fruit. This could be turned into a magical garden area under the trees bordered by a small stream where a rustic bridge has been fashioned leading to woodland walks on the opposite bank.
Compton is a lively and friendly community, whose activities include the Compton Little Theatre, the Compton Club (for socials and other activities from dance to yoga), a thriving Village Hall, a local bus service and the annual Compton Village Fete, not to mention the renowned Withies Inn.
Farncombe station is 2 miles away, for services to London Waterloo in less than an hour. By car, London, the south coast, Heathrow and Gatwick airports are all within an hour’s drive. Guildford has a great shopping centre and a wealth of history, with the old market town of Godalming on the River Wey, less than 3 miles distance.
- 2 bedrooms
- Grade II Listed character cottage
- Two bedrooms and a bonus room
- Kitchen, pantry, utility and cloakroom
- Two reception rooms
- Rear garden and courtyard with parking
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.