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Guide price £2,150,000
AN EXCEPTIONAL SETTING IN OVER SIX ACRES CLOSE TO THE HEART OF THIS MUCH SOUGHT AFTER SURREY VILLAGE Brays Farm House is an impressive and delightful Victorian country home, built in the 1880s, and has been the subject of careful and sympathetic renovation resulting in a classic Victorian property of great charm and character. There are many fine period features evident throughout this fine home with high ceilings, some with moulded cornices, original panelled doors and sliding sash windows to the majority of the rooms, Victorian fireplaces and a general sense of timeless elegance The accommodation is well balanced and as can be seen on the floorplans, very versatile, being arranged over three floors in addition to the large cellars. From every room delightful rural views can be enjoyed over the surrounding grounds and adjacent farmland- one of the stand out features is the magnificent "Vale Garden Houses" bespoke double glazed Victorian style conservatory with underfloor heating which has been expertly designed to take full advantage of the stunning views across the surrounding grounds and up to the viewpoint located along the Greensand Way. Considerable investment has been undertaken in the house, grounds, and outbuildings by the owners over the last 35 years including the installation of a carbon neutral 50 kW Biomass boiler which provides the heating and hot water for the house plus heating for the workshop and the office and studio above. OUTBUILDINGS AND GROUNDS The setting of Brays Farm House is very special in that it is accessed from Bower Hill Lane via its own private drive, which also gives access to the neighbouring farm, The Pastures. Created by the current owners, and set on the eastern boundary and at right angles to the house, there is an impressive barn-style outbuilding that has been custom built using attractive natural materials such as timber and the handmade clay tiled roof mirroring the main house. This outbuilding comprises two wide, open garage bays, together with a further garage fronted by timber doors and adjacent workshop. On the first floor are the office and studio - two spacious rooms that make an ideal set up for those wishing to work from home. Located to the rear section of the enclosed garage is the eco wood pellet boiler together with the back-up oil fired boiler. Please enquire for further detailed information with regard to the wood pellet boiler which has a government RHI Grant until 2033. Between the house and the barn, there is a well-designed shingled driveway with parking and turning for several vehicles. The grounds are a delightful feature of Brays Farm House and the formal gardens very much of the classic English country garden style, comprising sweeping lawn areas, numerous established trees- mainly deciduous- together with a raised sun terrace to the western side of the house with access from the kitchen breakfast room and the dining room which makes for a very comfortable seating area, being protected from the north side by a lovely old Victorian wall. Beyond, the owners have created a large clay-puddled pond which is a haven for wild life and at the far side, a natural wildflower meadow and wooded area. Particular thought has been put into planning the grounds which comprise numerous deciduous hedges, providing a wonderful natural habitat. Accessed via a separate gate onto the private drive, there are four stables adjacent to a small yard. At the western end of the grounds, there is an orchard, planted by the current owners in consultation with the Fruit Officer, RHS Wisley. Fourteen trees were planted in January 1989 to comprise plum, damson, pear, apple and crab-apple. Adjacent to the outbuilding is a secluded fruit and herb garden. The paddock is located to the north of the kitchen and conservatory, providing a stunning landscape as it slopes gently up to the hedgerow and land which is part of the neighbouring farm. From the top of the paddock, there are delightful views back to the house and grounds. In all the grounds extend to approximately 6.33 acres.
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