Summersbury Drive, Shalford, Guildford
An iconic detached family house of 3,353 square feet, including outbuildings, in a wonderful garden of c0.5 acre. The house, we understand, dates back to c1875 and provides considerable scope for both enlarging, subject to planning, and updating.
Approached via a gated private driveway, which accommodates parking for several cars, The Clockhouse offers versatile and exceptionally spacious accommodation on the ground floor. Whilst it could easily be arranged to provide a single family home, it could also be arranged to provide an annexe, au pair accommodation or home office. Particular highlights include the fine drawing room and the large garden room overlooking the stunning rear garden.
The first floor has 3 bedrooms and a fourth room is approached via bedroom 3, from which there is access to the clock tower.
Externally, there is a garage and to either side of the house there is access to the glorious garden, which features a large glasshouse, raised swimming pool and outbuildings. The garden has been extremely well maintained over many years. In one ownership for over 50 years, the house has partial gas central heating (radiators) in addition to electric heating. Properties of such immense character and scale rarely become available and an early viewing is highly recommended.
The extremely pretty village of Shalford provides shopping for everyday needs along with a railway station, post office, village shop, chemist, two pubs, coffee shop, tennis and cricket club. There is an excellent selection of schools in the area including the highly regarded Shalford Infant and Pre-School. The beautiful surrounding countryside offers wonderful walking, riding and cycling opportunities.
Guildford is approximately two miles away and has an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities including the cinema complex, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, G Live, the Surrey Sports Park and Spectrum Leisure Centre. Guildford main-line station provides a fast and regular service to London Waterloo in approximately 35 minutes. There is a good road network and the A3 gives access to London, the M25 and the national motorway network, Heathrow and Gatwick.