Folly Lane, Holmwood, Dorking, RH5
- 6 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
6 bedroom house for sale
- Reference Number rps_was-DOR200035
- Agent White & Sons Dorking
- Agent Number 01306 887654
Guide price £3,250,000
About this property
HANDSOME PERIOD FARMHOUSE. 63.23 ACRES approx. Commanding position. BEAUTIFUL GARDENS. Tennis court. Believed to date back to the 1700's.
A rare opportunity to acquire a handsome period farmhouse occupying a commanding position and situated centrally in its own land of approximately 63.23 acres.
Folly Farm house has been in the ownership of the same family for 50 years and has been a wonderful family home over generations. The house is steeped in history, with some of the outbuildings believed to date back to the Tudor period. The Farmhouse is of period origins, believed to date back to the 1700's and has been adapted and extended in the Victorian era with subsequent later additions. The principal farmhouse has Leith Hill stone elevations under a clay roof and is relieved by sash windows in the main parts. There is a wealth of character features throughout the property including predominantly original internal doors, high ceilings; the principal reception rooms and master bedroom benefit from double aspects. This wonderful family home has a warm and light feel with a flowing layout and lovely views over the immediate formal gardens.
The accommodation comprises a wide entrance hall with a ground floor cloakroom, deep walk-in cupboard and office/bedroom 6, currently well fitted out as an office, with en suite shower room. This area of the house along with the adjoining utility room, forms a natural separation from the original house and could create a self-contained annexe. The entrance hall in turn leads through to the large inner hall from which the principal reception rooms are accessed. There is a large sitting room offering a double aspect and a welcoming woodburning stove, and the original front door leading out onto the garden. A particular feature is the fabulous double aspect drawing room with high ceilings featuring a large sash window offering plenty of light and a wide inglenook fireplace with side seats, ideal for winter evenings. The dining room also has high ceilings, a fireplace and a wonderful view over the gardens. The farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the home, with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards and drawers, and an Aga which creates the centre piece of this room. There is also the benefit of a larder and utility/boot room. There are two cellar rooms, which have restricted head height and offer ideal storage. A sweeping staircase from the entrance hall leads up to the spacious landing from which the principal bedrooms are accessed. The master bedroom is a particular feature of the property with a large en suite bathroom and a double aspect offering fabulous views over the surrounding farmland. There are four further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate WC. There is also a large unconverted roof void accessed from one of the bedrooms.
The gardens at Folly Farm are a particular feature, as they fall naturally to the south, east and west of the property, with three principal lawns surrounding the farmhouse. There are a range of flower and shrub borders, mature trees and established hedging offering a high degree of privacy. Steps lead up from the south facing lawn to a croquet lawn and there is also the benefit of a hard tennis court. From the garden lovely views can be enjoyed over the land at the farm. A long private drive leads to an extensive gravel driveway providing parking for several vehicles. To the east of the property, an old three bay cart shed provides a wonderful outlook and it is believed that this cart shed is the oldest part of the property. The cart shed is attached to a large red brick and stone building currently used as a garage. There is a beautiful three bay barn which is in excellent condition and could be used for a variety of purposes, from a home office, entertaining space or even separate accommodation. This courtyard of buildings could create further accommodation, subject to the normal consents. At the beginning of the driveway to Folly Farm there is a small block of former stables and tack room, ideal for storage or other purposes and there is also an enclosed area which formerly housed an Atcost barn. A kitchen garden falls to the east of the property, which in turn, leads through to an orchard offering productive fruits. Within the kitchen garden there is a large potting shed and the base of an old Victorian greenhouse is still visible and could be reinstated should a purchaser wish.
The remaining land at Folly Farm is made up of 59 acres of pasture, 3.5 acres of which is woodland with the remaining 55.5 acres made up of permanent pasture. The pastureland is split into 9 fields by well managed hedges and stock proof post and rail fences. There are working field water supplies to most of the fields and gated access points off Folly Lane to the north and south. The land sits below Redlands Woods to the west, which in turn leads up to Coldharbour.
Mains gas, electricity and water, private drainage (Klargester)
Mole Valley District Council
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING
Current 41 - E Potential 74 - C
The land is currently let to a tenant farmer.
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