Quirky cottage steeped in historyBy Rebecca Younger
May 18, 2012
ORIGINALLY built as a hunting lodge with an additional cottage, Park Green Cottage occupies a convenient position on the edge of the bustling village of Cranleigh with beautiful rural views towards Winterfold and the Surrey Hills.
Steeped in history, the Grade II listed house was originally built in the 1550s as a hunting lodge for the men of Shere. Consequently the property has uncharacteristically high ceilings for a cottage, bringing an abundance of light into the home.
In the 1580s an additional cottage was built on the land, believed to be for a son of the family that originally owned the house, when he married. When the home was later bought by a yeoman in the 1650s, the pathway between the two homes was covered in and this now forms the hallway of this intriguing property.
The current owners, who have lived at the cottage for 18 years, bringing up two children there, have retained the period features while updating the property over the years to create a fine five-bedroom family home. There is also planning permission in place to extend the kitchen and breakfast room, further adding to the property's appeal.
The gardens are a real feature of this property, with much love and care going into their design. A beautiful pergola leads to a swimming pool, while a large terrace offers an excellent place to sit and admire the gardens and views towards the hills, which will never be spoilt as the property adjoins the Cranleigh County Showground. This and the countryside beyond can be accesed via the rear of the property.
Adjacent to the house are a spacious storage barn, triple garage and carport. The whole provides a lovely setting and in all extends to about two acres.
For more information about Park Green Cottage, which is on the market at a guide price of £1,895,000, contact Grantley on 01483 893939.