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Ashwood Place, Ashwood Road, Woking, GU22

Guide price £1,000,000

New instruction

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: WOK220032

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Private Gated Development
  • Premier Woking Location
  • South-facing roof terrace
  • Period features throughout
  • Far reaching views

THE PROPERTY

A grand apartment and great example of the opulence of Arts & Crafts, set in a private gated development with south-facing roof terrace and far reaching views.

Ashwood Place is a Grade II Listed building being of architectural significance in the Arts and Crafts movement and featured in the renowned book documenting the period, Arts and Crafts Master: The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott. Baillie Scott was appointed by the tycoon F J Derry to build this exceptional property in 1929, an architect in much demand during his era for attention to interior detailing and clever use of space. The architecture blends the best of the Arts & Crafts and Art Deco periods, with Baillie Scott drawing upon the best of his career's experience, being one of his last major designs. It was acquired in the late 1990s by Michael J Wilson Restorations and his team of specialist craftsmen sensitively went about restoring the historic mansion to its former glory. Now divided into apartments, the Ashampstead Suite is positioned on the first floor and retains many of the original features designed by Baille Scott whilst adapted for modern day living. The property is accessed via a private drive with security gates and lies within four acres of private communal grounds. Upon entering the apartment you are immediately struck by the grand oak panelled dining hall with attention drawn to the ornate mock Gothic ribbed and moulded lattice plaster ceiling. Through an oak panelled door you are led from the dining hall into a lobby with internal glazing, off which are the master and second bedroom along with entrance into the main reception/drawing room where the period influence begins to take effect with a feature fire place and high ceilings, giving a real sense of space. The reception room provides a striking uninterrupted view through to the North Downs. From the drawing room, you access the kitchen leading to the large, breath-taking roof terrace with far reaching views. The kitchen features leaded windows from counter top to ceiling, opening the room into the grounds and providing a wealth of light. The master suite continues the overall theme of simply stunning accommodation; full walnut panels, beautiful fireplace and carefully hand carved wardrobes and drawers hidden in the panelling are examples of the period features. This room is believed to have been the dressing room of F J Derry when the mansion was originally built and the original metal racking in the wardrobes adds to the character of the room. Within the master bedroom are stairs to an upper level providing an en-suite bathroom and further storage. There is a third bedroom off the dining hall, which lends itself to a quiet study and a separate guest WC and utility room completes the internal accommodation. Externally the property benefits from a private garage with loft space, allocated parking bay and use of the immaculately manicured, landscaped grounds which extend to approximately four acres. There are also visitor parking spaces. A sense of tranquillity transcends through the property with its countryside aspect from each room and one cannot escape the universal intricate craftsmanship with further examples including windows with hand blown glass, marble sills and ornate woodwork detailing. Ashwood Place is nestled in a prime and highly sought after quiet residential area whilst being under one mile to the town centre and mainline railway station. The close proximity to Woking station (London Waterloo 24 mins) allows for ease of access to central London whilst being in a beautiful Surrey location. There is also a bus from the station every 30 minutes to Heathrow. Woking has the Basingstoke Canal passing around the town centre and nearby Guildford boasts The Wey Navigational Canal, being the first of its kind to be built in this country, both giving the opportunity of long walks through some of Surrey's green belt areas. Woking offers excellent shopping and restaurants, a theatre and multi-screen cinema and award winning gallery and museum. Council Tax Band: G Local Authority: Woking Borough Council EPC Rating: E Tenure: Share of Freehold Latitude: 51.312624 Longitude: -0.549202 What Three Words: lift.garden.lance