The Old House is a superb Grade II listed country house situated on the edge of the much sought after village of Frensham, within stunning gardens and grounds. The house would once have been the main farm in the area and dates, we understand, back to the 16th century with late 17th century/early 18th century additions and refronting, and further 20th century additions. The attractive facades are built of brick under a tiled roof. The result is a house of great charm with some rooms enjoying beams and others, particularly the drawing room, having high ceilings and grand proportions.
The accommodation is extensive with 3 excellent reception rooms arranged off the reception hall, with its inglenook fireplace and wide boarded timber floor. The drawing room is a fine room and has an attractive outlook over the gardens, a wooden floor and impressive fireplace with wood burning stove. The panelled dining room and sitting room have great character and there is also a study. The well-appointed kitchen leads through to the breakfast room and there is planning permission in place (WA/2013/0757) to extend and open up this area.
The bedroom accommodation is extensive with a superb vaulted and beamed master bedroom enjoying lovely views of the gardens and grounds, and having its own expansive bathroom, dressing room and balcony. In addition on the first floor, there are a further 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and an additional 4 bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor.
To the west of the inner courtyard there is a cottage with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and kitchen, and there are in addition a double garage, workshop, open store and large greenhouse.
Gardens and grounds
The gardens and grounds are a superb feature of the property and we understand that they were remodelled in the 1930s. They are laid out both formally and informally with an avenue of trees leading up to the very stylish swimming pool with electronic safety cover, with large terrace. There are expansive lawns interspersed with mature specimen trees and shrubs, a pond to the east of the house, and wooded walks to the south.
There is a hard tennis court with adjacent stabling with 2 loose boxes and tack room. Beyond the gardens are paddocks at the end of which is frontage onto the River Wey. The house is approached off Old Lane via a winding gravelled drive which runs under a bell tower which links the garaging and the open store. This leads to an inner courtyard with abundant parking. The Old House represents a wonderful opportunity to buy a very attractive, classical period country house set within grounds of about 19 acres which have been beautifully maintained and tended over the years, on the edge of a much sought after and very commutable village.View payable Stamp Duty for this property