As James Fisher discovered, style and substance go hand in hand at Great Oaks in Surrey.
Surrounded and shielded by mature trees on almost all sides, the Great Oaks on the outskirts of Guildford hides its amazing beauty from envious onlookers.
Described by agents as “one of the finest arts and crafts houses to hit the market in Guildford in recent times,” Great Oaks is somewhat stunning both inside and out.
It is being marketed through Knight Frank with an estimated price of £2.75 million.
Externally, the long sloping roof, pillared windows, and intricate brick chimneys are fine examples of the arts and crafts style.
Built in the 1920s, the hotel seems to have grown in its surroundings, and the elegance of its three quarter acres of gardens is matched only by the interiors, which have six/seven good sized bedrooms, five living rooms, a magnificent entrance. hall with stairs, exposed beams throughout and modern kitchen/breakfast room with island.
The large open brick fireplace in the living room is a particularly distinctive feature of the home, adding subtle grandeur and elegance.
Outside, behind an enclosed gravel driveway, you will find a large garage and workshop. The idyllic gardens surrounding the villas consist of a wide lawn and a large terraced patio where you can dine and relax.
Guildford High Street and its many attractions are just 1½ miles, making the Great Oaks as convenient as it is beautiful. There are some great learning options in the area, including Guildford High School, Royal Grammar School and Tormid.
Central London is less than 30 miles from the hotel and can be reached via the train station which provides quick links to London Waterloo. The A3 also provides access to major London airports as well as the south coast.
Great Oaks is currently being sold through Knight Frank for an estimated £2.75 million – see more photos or ask an agent for more information.
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