• For Sale
  • GBP 4,950,000 
  • Build Size: 6,720 ft2
  • Land Size: 754,894 ft2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom: 7
An impressive period country house with eight bedrooms, a wealth of character, a separate two bedroom cottage and extensive grounds.Old Timbers Estate is an impressive family estate located near Guildford, comprising a grand eight bedroom period property, a separate two bedroom cottage, stables, garages, treehouse, tennis court and 17 mixed acres of formal gardens, woodland, fields, and paddocks. The setting offers the privacy of rural surroundings, whilst benefitting from easy access to the shopping, recreational facilities and outstanding schools of the areaOLD TIMBERS (5,612 square feet)Approached via a long, scenic driveway, lined with mature oak and chestnut trees, “Old Timbers” was designed by architects Annesley Brownrigg & Hiscock (now Scott Brownrigg) and built in 1929 as a grand country residence for wealthy businessman Col. Ernest Gates, one of the owners of the “Cow and Gate” company. The house, featuring east and west wings, retains many of its character features from that era, including old ships timber beams, decorative brickwork, and original fireplaces. The spacious accommodation includes eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, a further three cloakrooms and five reception rooms. The imposing entrance hall is a central focus point, featuring a wall of leaded light windows. The heavy oak doors lead through to the drawing room, dining room, study and the remaining downstairs rooms. The layout is very suitable for entertaining on a grand scale. At the centre of the house, connecting the two wings, is the spacious farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, with French doors leading out to a large patio area, perfect for outdoor dining. The 35-foot (10.7m) family room is adjacent to the kitchen, as are various cloakrooms, utility and storage rooms. A staircase in each wing leads to the upstairs accommodation which comprises, including the principal bedroom suite, eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and a sunlit upper hall. There are two enormous lofts which offer the possibility of conversion. OLD TIMBERS COTTAGE (1,108 square feet)Located 250 meters away from the main house and privately situated within its own grounds, Old Timbers Cottage is a substantial brick-built two bedroom cottage with two reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom and an attic room. It was extensively renovated by the present owners, but there is still ample scope for further extension and development. A continuous and reliable source of rental income, the cottage would also be suitable as accommodation for domestic staff or a dependent relative.The house sits within its own enclosed four acres of formal gardens, patios, orchards, treehouse, and tennis court. There are stables and a further 13 acres of woodland, fields, and paddocks. The setting offers the privacy of rural surroundings, whilst benefitting from easy access to the shopping, recreational facilities, and outstanding schools of the area.
Tom Shuttleworth
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Old Timbers Estate, Surrey, England, United Kingdom is a 6,720ft2 Surrey luxury Single Family Home listed for sale GBP 4,950,000. This high end Surrey Single Family Home is comprised of 7 bedrooms and N/A baths. Find more luxury properties in Surrey or search for luxury properties for sale in Surrey.