A £2m home in Surrey that will challenge your idea of what a country house could — and should — be

Sleek design, innovative green technology and a soothing interior? Absolutely. But while Fieldsend, near Guildford, is a revolutionary home with a lot to love, it won’t be to everyone’s taste.

There is a mistake that many of us make when buying houses: we forget that after they are bought, you spend most of your time inside and look outside instead of looking inside.

If any place serves as a reminder to take this into account, it is Fieldsend, near Sutton Green on the outskirts of Guildford, which is currently on sale through the Hamptons for an estimated price of £2 million.

With an award for “excellence in architectural technology” under its belt, there is no doubt about the authority of this building. This innovative and modern open plan home is a prime example of energy efficiency, boasting geothermal heating, high insulation and photovoltaic solar panels.

It is also angular, boxy, and as far from the Platonic idea of ​​a Surrey Hills country house as can be. Those who are accustomed to eating Georgian delicacies and wonders of arts and crafts will certainly challenge. However, this is an issue worth looking into carefully.

The three-bedroom home makes the most of its south facing, with an almost all-glass façade that floods the reception areas, bedrooms, and kitchen/dining area with natural light and allows potential owners to make the most of the views of the area. farmland.

All windows are equipped with electric shutters and the rest of the house is equipped with the same high standard fittings, with Miele appliances in the kitchen, Sonos in every room and lighting from Lutron Homeworks.

Set in a secluded area, the partly plastered, partly galvanized exterior sits elevated and offers a fresh approach to indoor and outdoor living with glazed sliding doors that open directly onto the south-facing terrace from the bedrooms and living room.

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The gardens, which span about one-third of an acre, are mostly turfed with some surrounding woodland and feature a rainwater harvesting system used to power a smart sprinkler system.

The location is also incredibly convenient. The city of Guildford is about 4.6 miles away and the city of Woking just under three miles, both cities offer a wide range of shopping and recreational opportunities. The area also has several golf courses and miles of walking and horseback riding trails.

A regular train runs from Woking to London’s Waterloo in just under half an hour, and the A3 connects London and the south coast. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are also within reach via the M25 motorway.

It won’t be to everyone’s taste, and no doubt some buyers won’t be able to get past the original look. Buying a home – especially in the £2 million “home forever” category – for most of us has more to do with dreams and expectations than getting a high score on that little EPC chart. (By the way, Fieldsend scores with a potential of 89.)

But for buyers who want to live in a modern, efficient, light-filled home built to the highest standards yet surrounded by pristine countryside? Well, maybe this is the place for you.

Fieldsend is currently on sale through Hamptons for an estimated £2 million – see additional images or contact an agent for more information.

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