Smallbrook Farm, near Thursley, Surrey
Smallbrook Farm is a picturesque Grade II listed home positioned down a pretty country lane near the popular Surrey village of Thursley. The property is set in just over an acre of gardens and is excellently presented, with a wealth of character features and an extension which takes full advantage of the beautiful garden view. All of the rooms are of good proportions and the layout works very well for entertaining and modern living.
A pretty, open gabled porch leads to a welcoming entrance hall and on to a pleasant sitting room with a timber floor and open brick fireplace. The extension provides a fabulous space for the family kitchen, created out of an exposed oak frame with pitched and glazed lantern roof and wide, bifold glazed doors on the garden side.
There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and a stylish fitted kitchen with marble flooring, designed around an island with breakfast bar seating. The kitchen features granite worktops and fitted appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and wine store, and there is a range oven. In addition to the principal living rooms, there is a comfortable snug with a lovey inglenook fireplace, as well as a separate study, with a utility room and guest WC completing the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs there is a principal bedroom, three further double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Within the grounds, there is a detached double garage with studio, kitchen and shower room, approached separately from the side. There is also a secondary outbuilding, which is another useful studio with separate shower room.
The glorious gardens and grounds have been landscaped, with an elevated terrace and a mix of formal garden, wild and woodland areas. A beautiful terrace with York stone paving is accessible from the family kitchen, which is perfect for al fresco dining and relaxing. A rolling lawn is surrounded by an attractive array of established specimen trees and rhododendrons, all underplanted with seasonal flowering bulbs. The wild meadow and woodland areas lead down to a scenic brook. Across the country lane there is a further area of private garden and in total, the land area of the property measures around 1.1 acres.
With much of the nearby countryside belonging to The National Trust, including Thursley Common and Hankley Common, there are wonderful opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. Frensham Common and Great and Little Ponds, The Devil’s Punchbowl and Witley Common are also close by.
Despite its beautiful, rural setting, there are a number of villages and towns offering a wealth of amenities within easy reach. The village of Elstead is about three miles away, providing village shops, doctors, vets, a choice of pubs and the highly regarded primary school St James. The nearby Georgian market town of Farnham, eight miles away, offers a comprehensive selection of amenities, shops, and supermarkets, and a number of restaurants on the picturesque Caste Street and Lion and Lamb Yard. Also close by are the country towns of Haslemere and Godalming, both about 7.5 miles away, with a more extensive range of shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities in the county town of Guildford, which is about 12 miles distant.