Semaphore House is a notable Guildford property on the slopes of Pewley Hill, close to Pewley Down and Guildford High Street. This unique Grade II listed property offers spacious and flexible accommodation over four floors. On the ground and lower ground floors are a number of reception rooms, including a wonderful double aspect drawing room.
The four bedrooms and three bathrooms are located on the first and second floors and of note is the master bedroom with its dual aspect windows and en suite bathroom with dressing area. There is also a family room/bedroom five on the second floor. Many of the rooms overlook the fabulous gardens.
A key feature of the house is the iconic cupola with panoramic 360 degree views across Guildford and the surrounding countryside, currently accessed via a ship's ladder on the second floor. Far-reaching views can be enjoyed from this room and it would serve as a perfect home office if required. There remains scope to extend the house (subject to the necessary consents) to the side and rear.
The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and immaculately maintained by the current owners, with areas that have been laid to lawn, water features and manicured beds.
The property is steeped in history, dating back to about 1822. This private house with its distinctive cupola was once part of a vital naval communications route. Semaphore messages, and the 1 o'clock time signal, were passed between London and Portsmouth along a chain of 13 stations, about five miles apart.View payable Stamp Duty for this property