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With a pleasant outlook across neighbouring countryside, The Rookery is an attractive Victorian property which has been the subject of a recent comprehensive programme of extension and refurbishment. The elegant accommodation is arranged over three floors and is presented with sophisticated, contemporary styling incorporating many twenty first century technologies such as Cat5E cabling, solar assisted hot water and a multi-room satellite and telephone system, yet retains many period features. Room sizes are generous, ceilings high and windows large, allowing for views of the gardens and maximum natural light penetration.
There is a wide reception hall with solid oak flooring extending into the principal reception rooms. These include a distinguished drawing room which extends to approximately 20 feet and features a limestone fireplace with 8kw Clearview log burner and the formal dining room which has a triple aspect and doors to the sun room. Of particular note is the stunning kitchen enjoying bi-folding doors opening to the patio. It is fitted with a wide range of modern units topped with granite work surfaces and incorporating a central island. Integrated appliances include a Miele main oven plus a steam/combi oven, sous chef drawer, dishwasher, induction hob, down draft extractor, Zip tap and wine cooler. Other features include 'AtmosphericZone’ lighting and underfloor heating extending into the boot room and gardener's toilet.
Upstairs are six double bedrooms, all presented with aplomb. This includes an impressive master suite with 20ft bedroom and large dressing room. The luxurious ensuite bathroom features an 8ft double ended walk in shower with Matki shower screen, Duravit sanitary ware, twin basin unit, free standing bath with Vado tap and Hans Grohe fittings. There is a second ensuite on the second floor and two further bath/shower rooms each shared by two bedrooms and forming ideal guest or self-contained suites. Extensive storage is available in a two room attic.
Detached from the main house are a pair of adjoining Coach House' cottages with a clock tower and arranged around a courtyard. Both are single storey therefore ideal as an annexe for elderly relatives, holiday lets or home offices. They are well presented with modern fitted kitchens which are open to spacious living rooms fitted with Clearview log burners. One has two bedrooms, a WC, an ensuite and potential for a second ensuite. The second also has two bedrooms, WC and two existing ensuites.
Ideally located on a quiet residential lane with a rural setting yet easy access to transport and direct access to the beautiful countryside of The Surrey Hills. Caterham is 2.4 miles with high street shopping and a station. The M25/M23 is quickly accessible just 2.4 miles away. Local schools include a primary school within walking distance at Chaldon, the popular Caterham School and De Stafford. Close by are equestrian establishments, tennis and bowling at Queens Park and the Surrey National Golf Course. TRAIN SERVICES: Coulsdon South Station is 2.5 miles with fast direct train services to London Bridge & Victoria in circa 25 minutes and also direct services to Gatwick Airport and the south coast.
The beautifully maintained grounds of approximately 1 acre have sweeping lawns and feature colourful acers, yew hedgerows and shrubs to provide year round interest. Facing south is a patio with bi-fold doors ideal for summer entertaining which is open to the west for evening sun. There is a low fence to maximise the vista into the field behind and two sheds to one side. There is ample parking on the smart gravel drive with retaining walls and a grand entrance with an enclosed porch by the front door.
Fine Edwardian house recently refurbished to a high standard
6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms
5 reception rooms
Pair of detached staff/guest cottages
Landscaped gardens of approx 1 acre
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