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Guildford Road, Normandy
- Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study
- Farmhouse style kitchen and Aga
- Five double bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Beautiful parkland gardens with natural pond edge by bluebell woods
- 17th Century central aisle combination barn, redundant dairy shed, 2nd hay barn (collapsed), machinery store
- Triple garage block
- Woodland, parkland gardens, paddocks, disused sand school
- In all approximately 9 acres
Available to the market for the first time in 50 years, a charming Grade II listed 15th Century Manor House in need of restoration with barns and outbuildings all set within 9 acres.
Whipley Manor is a charming 15th Century Grade II listed country house beautifully positioned at the end of a long tree lined drive.
As you approach Whipley Manor the Georgian style addition built circa 1737 gives an impression of grandeur. The building is timber framed with the right-hand wing clad in red and brown brick and the left-hand wing of blue brick and red brick dressing. The original fielded panel door to the centre is carved with festoons and classical figures.
On passing through the ornate front door a large, broad reception hall with a deep brick fireplace is the perfect place to welcome guests.
To the right of the reception hall is the main drawing room and the oldest part of the Manor. With a high vaulted exposed beam ceiling, oak framing and preserved wattle panels this is a charming room that enjoys a dual aspect looking over the adjoining paddocks and gardens.
The dining room is situated on the western corner and has a dual aspect overlooking the rear terrace and fields beyond.
A farmhouse style kitchen is well positioned in the centre of the house. There is a range of units, plenty of preparation space and an oil-fired Aga as well as a utility room and pantry. A small internal room, currently used as a bar, is accessed from the kitchen and opens onto the reception hall.
An inner hallway leads to the sizable study, cellar and stairs to the 1st floor.
The Master bedroom is simply splendid with dual aspect windows and commanding views across the grounds and woodland beyond. Four further double bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the 1st floor accommodation.
Gardens and grounds
Passing through the entrance gates your approach is via a long tree lined drive, with a wooded copse to the left and a large natural pond to the right. As you approach the top of the drive a central turning circle leads you around in front of the Manor House and around to the triple garage block.
The gardens and grounds extend to the south and west of the estate and are arranged into paddocks with post and rail fencing. To the top of the paddocks there is a disused sand school which, although it is well fenced, will require resurfacing and general improvements.
To the far south of the plot is approximately 1 acre of mixed woodland which provides an attractive backdrop to the boundary.
To the east of the main house, a cottage garden and orchard can be found. This runs around the side of the house and leads to the old dairy sheds.
A large oak barn, garages and other outbuildings are housed within their own walled courtyard. The buildings are in a distressed state and will require improvement to make them safe and usable.
In all approximately 9 acres.
Wanborough Station 2.2 miles (Guildford 7 min, Reading 38 min), Worplesdon station 4 miles (London Waterloo 38 min), A3 access 3.6 miles,
Woking 7.3 miles, Guildford 4.5 miles, Central London 34.6 miles