Beresford Court is a Grade II listed Arts & Crafts home on the edge of Limpsfield, near Oxted in Surrey. Designed by the well-known architect Baillie Scott in 1926 using Elizabethan brickwork, the six-bedroom house has been extended and updated to a high specification with great attention to detail throughout. Features include fine oak panelling, exposed brick architraves, high ceilings, exposed ceiling timbers, lead light windows with stone mullions, in-ceiling sound system, zoned heating system, modern bathroom suites and an impressive bespoke kitchen/breakfast room.
The principal accommodation is arranged to take in the southerly views over the gardens, which are a beautiful feature of the home, providing an attractive private setting with formal lawns and a kitchen garden. In addition, there is a swimming pool, grass tennis court, architectural tree house, recently refurbished helipad and a post and rail paddock. In total, the property extends to about 4.1 acres.
The main reception rooms provide elegant entertaining areas and comprise an impressive oak panelled drawing room with a listed fireplace and connecting door to the dining room, which is panelled in Oregon pine and birch. There is also a striking double height billiards room with barrelled ceiling and minstrel gallery, as well as a snug providing an informal family living space.
Situated within the extension is a spacious kitchen/breakfast/family room which has an island and features a gas fired Aga. The family area is part vaulted with a pair of double doors to the terrace. There are two studies, a utility room and a boot room completing this floor, along with a cellar providing storage and a wine store.
Located on the first floor is the principal bedroom suite comprising a double aspect bedroom with extensive range of fitted furniture and access to a charming roof terrace. The modern en suite bathroom features a walk-in shower and contemporary oval bath. There are five further bedrooms, one of which is being used as a dressing room, and two with en suite bathrooms. In total there are four bathrooms and one shower room.
The house is approached over a gravel drive which leads to the integral garaging. Sitting predominantly to the south of the property are the beautiful gardens, comprising a generous York flagstone terrace with two fish pools and a timber pergola with climbing plants to one side of the heated swimming pool and pool house with a shower and WC. From the terrace, steps lead to the formal garden with a level lawn flanked by clipped yew hedging and trees. The gardens continue to a kitchen garden and there is also a tree house, store and shed.
A variety of established trees, shrubs and flowers provide year-round interest, including mature rhododendrons and camellias. There is extensive lighting within the gardens with mood lighting to the rear of the house.
David Johnston, head of residential as Savills Sevenoaks, says: “Beresford Court is quite simply a stunning family home that ticks all the boxes. The impressive Arts & Crafts home is surrounded by glorious established gardens and grounds, located in a sought-after private road on the edge of the village of Limpsfield.”
Limpsfield offers local amenities and direct access to footpaths over adjoining countryside and the National Trust’s pine forest Limpsfield Common, while Oxted, 1.5 miles away, provides an excellent range of schools, a mainline station, Everyman Cinema and a selection of acclaimed restaurants and bars.
There are mainline rail services to Victoria and London Bridge from Oxted, Thames Link trains to Blackfriars, Farringdon and London St Pancras International, and from Sevenoaks Station (7÷9 miles) to Cannon Street/Charing Cross/London Bridge.
Beresford Court is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £3,925,000.
A stable block with planning permission to demolish and replace with a new dwelling, situated in about half an acre, is available by separate negotiation.
For more information, contact David Johnston at Savills Sevenoaks on 01732 789722.