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Garston Park, Ivy Mill Lane
- 18th CENTURY COACH HOUSE
- ORIGINAL CLOCK TOWER & FEATURES
- STUNNING KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM WITH EXPOSED BEAMS
- 7 BEDROOMS
- 5 RECEPTION ROOMS
- SWIMMING POOL & TENNIS COURT
- TRIPLE GARAGE & DRIVEWAY FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLES
- 5.2 ACRES OF GARDENS AND PADDOCKS
The Clock House, circa 1769, originally part of the great estate of Garston Park. A unique character detached house, now providing seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, five reception rooms, set in a total of 5.2 acres of formal gardens and equestrian paddocks, with tennis court, swimming pool, triple garage and Victorian greenhouse.
The Clock House is a charming character property that dates to the 1770s, formerly the carriage house to the Garston Park estate and later converted into a spacious family home, it now provides versatile accommodation set over two floors of some 4612sq ft. The property retains much of its original features with open fires, exposed stone and brickwork, a Victorian green house and of course the Clock Tower itself. However, in recent years it has been modernised and now offers stunning accommodation with underfloor heating in key reception areas. The house is set down a long drive, shared by the residents of Garston Park which forms an attractive and safe country estate. The gardens and grounds lie to the south of the house with a heated swimming pool, tennis court and post & rail enclosed paddocks. In total the area amounts to some 5.2 acres. Once inside the front door, you are welcomed by a stylish Travertine floored reception hall, together with the drawing room and dining room providing excellent areas for formal entertaining. Both the drawing room and dining room have open fireplaces and exposed ceiling timbers, the drawing room also has an impressive vaulted ceiling. The sitting room and games room offer excellent family entertaining areas with the sitting room having direct access to the rear garden. The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room by Chambers is fitted with a comprehensive range of base and full height cupboards including a larder cupboard and a matching island unit. Granite work surfaces extend to provide a breakfast bar and incorporates a 1½ bowl sink. Appliances include Lacanche range cooker, Neff microwave and Miele dishwasher. There is a walk-in pantry and space for a fridge freezer. This stunning room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and has double doors opening to the south facing terrace. The generous sized study provides ample working space for home office use, there is also a ground floor guest bedroom with en-suite facilities accessed from the office. Completing the ground floor is a utility room with extensive storage cupboards and space for appliances; a shower room; cloakroom and several storage cupboards. An attractive bespoke oak staircase rising to the first-floor landing corridor gives access to the double aspect master bedroom suite with exposed wooden floors, double hayloft windows and an attractive arched picture window to the side, a walk-in dressing room and well-appointed en-suite shower room. There are five further bedrooms all with wardrobes and fitted desks, a stylish shower room and a family bathroom. The Clock house is approached over a sweeping shared drive through Garston Park. A private drive leads to the front paved courtyard of the house with multiple parking spaces, being part enclosed by a high stone wall and well stocked beds. A five-bar gate and gravel drive lead up the side of the house to the rear garden, where the detached timber frame garage by English Heritage is located. It comprises two garages and an open bay to one side with power and lighting. The south facing gardens are principally laid to lawn with a generous paved terracing by the house together with a pergola that provides excellent areas for alfresco entertaining. Attached to the house is the elegant Victorian greenhouse with a tiled floor. The lawn stretches the length of the garden interspersed with trees and shrubs, to the rear of the garden is the enclosed tennis court and a fence enclosed heated swimming pool with pool house. Beyond the 1.1-acre formal garden is 4.1 acres of equestrian paddocks, with post and rail fencing and beautiful views over adjoining fields and woodland. Oxted Station 4 miles, (London Bridge & London Victoria 33minutes) Godstone Station 3.3 miles (London Bridge 55 minutes) Redhill Station 4.9 miles, (London 31 minutes Gatwick Airport 9 minutes) Easy access to the M25 with routes to Heathrow Airport in 40 minutes and Gatwick Airport in 22 minutes. Central London 21 miles.