Brackenwood Manor, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AR

House 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 1 Garage 3,692 ft2

Brackenwood Manor, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AR

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Brackenwood Manor is a recently built and substantial home constructed in the English vernacular timber-frame style. The exposed oak frame, colour-washed render and mellow brickwork combine with the attractive gabled roof to recreate the archetypal English manor house of the past, whilst incorporating the very latest standards of building technology.
Internally, a wonderfully bright and spacious reception hall opens into a generous drawing room, with an attractive brick fireplace and French doors opening onto the south-facing terrace. Also off the reception hall, a well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room, complete with a Rangemaster Excel cooker and a comprehensive range of integrated appliances, offers garden views and is the ideal location for informal family living. Double doors open into the conservatory, currently arranged as a formal dining room. Two sets of folding doors allow this room to be almost completely open to the garden and terrace providing the perfect venue for family gatherings or formal entertaining. Stairs from the reception hall lead to three well-appointed en suite bedrooms.
Beyond the drawing room, there is a spacious family room, with an open plan kitchen and two further bedrooms above. This side of the house has its own exterior access and could be arranged for separate occupation or incorporated into the main dwelling according to needs.
Gardens and Grounds
Brackenwood Manor is approached via a pair of electrically operated timber gates, with entry intercom, that open onto a winding drive with exterior lighting. The drive leads to a spacious and attractive block paved forecourt adjoining a two-bay cart lodge style garage.
The recently landscaped grounds comprise a full width, stone paved, south-facing terrace beyond which level lawn, interspersed with decorative trees and shrubs, extends towards the boundary where a backdrop of mature trees ensure a high level of privacy and seclusion. To one side of the lawn, an attractive hillock incorporating a pumped water feature provides a point of interest whilst screening the grounds from the drive. Much of the planting has yet to mature but, in time, will provide a wonderful display of year-round colour and interest.
Accommodation
5 bedrooms, 5 en suite bath/shower rooms, galleried sleeping area, entrance hall, vaulted reception room, drawing room, conservatory/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, study/media room and second kitchen. Double garage, log store, workshop/garden store and landscaped gardens, in all about 2.2 acres.
Situation
Brackenwood Manor occupies an enviable and secluded location, surrounded by its own superbly landscaped grounds, just 2 miles to the south of Godalming. Munstead Heath Road is an attractive and much sought-after rural lane between Bramley and Godalming and lies in the heart of the Surrey Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The nearby town of Godalming offers an extensive range of local amenities, including the main line station from which there is a fast and frequent service to London (Waterloo), with journey times from around 47 minutes. A more extensive selection of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities will be found at Guildford. The A281 and A3 provide ready access to London, the south coast, Heathrow and Gatwick airport and the national motorway network.
There is a wide choice of both state and private schools in the area, including Aldro, St Catherine’s, Prior’s Field, Charterhouse and Cranleigh. Recreational opportunities include golf at several nearby clubs, including Bramley and The West Surrey; polo at Cowdray Park and Ewhurst, racing at Epsom and Sandown Park and country sports at a number of local venues. In addition, the surrounding area provides unrivalled walking, riding and cycling.

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24.05.2012 Property details discovered online – Long since sold