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Homes for Sale - Rockwood House, Godalming Surrey, £8500000. Detail Property ID: 19168

Title
Homes for Sale - Rockwood House, Godalming Surrey, £8500000

Offer ID: 19168

£8,500,000

State
Surrey (See containing lot: 19168 Surrey Real Estate Property Listing)

City
Godalming (See containing lot: 19168 Godalming Real Estate Property Listing)

Location
Godalming, Surrey

Category
Home (See containing lot: 19168 Home For Sale in Godalming Property Listing)

Posted by
Anton Roy

Date (Create/Update)
12 April 2008/none

Expiration Date
27 March 2009

Description
Home For Sale in Godalming, Surrey. Auction Lot ID: 19168

4 reception rooms
10 bedrooms
Pool house and tennis court
Coach house & gate house
About 107 acres

Freehold

SITUATION:
Rockwood occupies a wonderful private location positioned about half a mile from the pretty village of Brook. Communications are excellent with central London (40 miles) and the nearby A3 (3.5 miles) giving access to the M25 and both Heathrow (35 miles) and Gatwick (32 miles). There are fast and regular train services from Witley (2.5 miles) and Guildford to London (Waterloo) taking approximately 55 minutes and 35 Minutes respectively.There are good local shopping facilities available in Godalming (4 miles) with more comprehensive shopping in the town of Guildford (9.5 miles). The area has an excellent choice of schools, notably Priorsfield and Charterhouse near Godalming, St Catherine's, Bramley, The Royal senior and junior schools at Haslemere, Churchers College and Bedales in Petersfield and Frensham Heights at Rowledge. Sporting facilities include racing atEpsom and Goodwood, together with Polo at Cowdray Park.

DESCRIPTION:
The principal house dates from 1910 with elevations of Bargate Stone with Bath stone mullion window surrounds under a tile roof, extending to approximately 11,000 sq ft. Rockwood enjoys a wonderful elevated position at the head of a long drive and sits beautifully in the middle of its own land with 360 degree views over Charterhouse to the North and over Witley Park and Blackdown to the South. The property has all the ingredients of an important country estate with spacious and elegantly proportioned accommodation, and extensive secondary accommodation, all contained within its gardens and grounds.The property is approached through wrought iron gates at the lodge, along a tarmacadam driveway leading to a large parking area to the front of the house. A service driveway leads to the Coach House, garaging for 8 cars and ancillary accommodation.The whole estate has been securitized with a Chubb security system which can be monitored from both the lodge and the main house. Whilst impressive itself the main house is in need of substantial upgrading and alterations and currently has planning permission (WA/2007/0630) to extend or alter to create a 14,500 sq ft (approx) house. Alongside the additional buildings the planning consents offer any potential purchaser a very exciting opportunity to create one of the premier estates in south west Surrey. The accommodation is as follows:

ACCOMMODATION:
GROUND FLOORThe ground floor accommodation at Rockwood is well arranged around a magnificent Grand Hall with an exceptional wooden staircase and galleried landing. The Drawing Room and Dining Room are beautifully proportioned rooms with excellent ceiling heights and delightful views over the formal gardens. The Library is an attractive wood panelled room with an impressive stone fireplace and carved oak bookcases. Beyond the dining room is the Breakfast Room with access to a large modernKitchen.FIRST FLOORThe bedrooms at Rockwood are all well proportioned with excellent ceiling heights, with the front bedrooms having access to the terrace. The Master Bedroom Suite is an impressive room comprising a Dressing Room, en suite Bathroom, Sitting area and access to the terrace. There are three further guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing areas as well as a linen room and large laundry room. Under the proposed plans there would be a double master bedroom suite offering two separate bedrooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms. SECOND FLOORThe second floor accommodation is light with good ceiling heights comprising six further bedrooms, three en-suite shower rooms and two bathrooms. There is also a small Kitchen, Linen Room and Store Room. On the second floor, over the proposed extensions, there will be a considerable amount of space offering potential for further accommodation. CELLAROnce the property undergoes the proposed alterations the cellar will include a bar, billiard/cinema room and temperature controlled wine cellars. COACH HOUSEThe Coach House is positioned a short distance to the east of the main house, constructed of part stone and part brick under a tiled roof and in need of refurbishment. It comprises a one bed flat with sitting room, dining room, kitchenette and bathroom, as well as a three bed flat with sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and a double garage below. Beyond the coach house lies garaging for a further six cars, a granary and stables. GATE HOUSEAt the north west corner of Rockwood's boundary, at the entrance, is the Lodge which is built of part brick, part tile hung elevations under a tile roof. It comprises two semi-detached cottages:Cottage 1 comprises: sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Cottage 2 comprises: sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Garage outside. A planning application (WA/2007/1621) is currently registered with the local authority to extend the property to 4,100 sq ft.POOL HOUSEAlso to the east of the main house is the brick built Pool House under a tile roof which is currently arranged with an indoor swimming pool, changing facilities and entertaining rooms. This building is in a poor state of repair but has planning permission (WA/2005/0066) to convert it. This planning allows about 6,000 sq ft and affords it great potential to be either a separate dwelling or further accommodation for the main house with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Alternatively, subject to planning, the whole buiding could be replaced with an attractive state of the art property.GARDENS AND GROUNDSThe gardens and grounds are an important feature of Rockwood. The large and impressive terrace runs the full length of the southern facade with doors leading from the reception hall. Steps lead down to a lawned area with a central fountain all encompassed within a low stone wall. Further steps lead down to the parkland, offering lovely walks through the mature specimen trees. To the east of the house is a disused swimming pool with paved surround. To the west of the house is further parkland, interspersed with trees, shrubs and a magnificent array of mature rhododendron bushes.ABOUT 107 Acres (43.62 hectares)

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