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Bedford Lane, Thursley
A charming and versatile country house situated in a magical valley setting. Surrounded by rolling countryside and immaculate grounds.
Cosford Farm, we understand, dates back to the 17th Century and now comprises a very versatile country house situated in an enviable setting. Our clients bought Cosford Farm in 1998 and immediately undertook an extensive renovation of the buildings to now create the very flexible accommodation arranged today. The house boasts some impressive reception rooms including the grand drawing room, a wonderful vaulted dining room with stone walls and beamed ceiling and the sitting room with its impressive fireplace and wood burning stove.
Of note also is the garden room, again vaulted, with extensive timberwork from which you can enjoy the most wonderful views across the valley.
In the main house there are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Whilst the property has been, over the years, renovated, so much of the character has been retained with oak floors, some doors and windows which are reputed to have
come from Waverley Abbey, fireplaces with wood burning stoves and the oldest part of the house having leaded light windows.
To the west of the main house is Cosford Cottage which was rebuilt by our clients incorporating in the centre a double garage with, on either side, a workshop and office. Approached from a separate door to the rear, access is given to the flat above which can be used either as a one or two bedroom flat. Beyond this in an elevated setting is an Alitex greenhouse. In addition is the open fronted double garage with storage above.
Cosford Farm is approached down its own long private driveway, off Bedford Lane, which swings around to the impressive double gates which lead into the courtyard with a central lawn. The courtyard is a feature of the property with a lovely old stone wall, a water feature, manicured hedges and well stocked flower and shrub borders. The formal gardens lie principally on the southern and eastern side of the house, being laid to lawn with beautifully manicured box hedges and a Yew hedge. There are again well stocked flower and shrub borders and rose beds. On the eastern side, abutting the house, is a raised York stone terrace with access straight into the house through 3 doors, allowing a free flow for entertaining. To the south is the pond with an island, bordered by post and rail fencing. This in turn is adjoined by the paddockland. Within this is a field shelter.
The backdrop to Cosford Farm is quite stunning with neighbouring land rising up to a copse on the brow of the hill. On the western side of the courtyard is the vegetable garden and greenhouse, an orchard area and a chicken run. The gardens and grounds of Cosford Farm are beautifully maintained providing throughout the Spring and Summer a wonderful array of colour. This is quite an exceptional setting, bearing in mind its proximity to the A3, London, Guildford and the South Coast.