The 16th century Fairview is an exciting project waiting to be built in the village of Betchworth.
Fairview looks pretty good from the outside. Its beautiful red brick façade is surrounded by a long driveway with parking space, lawns on both sides and a number of derelict outbuildings, including a detached two-car garage.
Having been in the same family property since the 1970s, the five-bedroom period property is now up for sale through Jackson-Stops with an estimated price of £1.6 million.
In total, the area extends for nearly an acre, with views extending over open farmland towards the North Downs and Box Hill. With garages, outbuildings, and a separate back garden workshop that offers plenty of room for a home office or studio, there’s a lot to offer outside.
Inside, some vintage features remain, including ornate windows, exposed wood paneling, original doors, and a particularly unique fireplace in the family room with seating on either side.
It is a kind of canvas that is well suited to owners who want to leave their mark on a property without losing its history and character.
The first floor is currently equipped with an entrance veranda leading to the family room, which in turn leads to a large living room (with another fireplace), behind which is an office.
The outdated dining room and kitchen are located at the rear of the house, both with access to the rear garden. Provided all the necessary planning decisions and obstacles are met, this space can become a fantastic open plan kitchen/dining room, which in the warm season can be perfectly combined with a back garden with a terrace for relaxation.
The space below is completed by a pantry located between the dining room and the common room (with easy access through a side door), pantry, pantry and bathroom.
All five bedrooms can be found on the ground floor (with stairs leading from the dining room) as well as two bathrooms. Again, with the necessary planning consent, there is plenty of room to change the layout to suit a range of family needs.
Fairview is located in the small rural community of Gadbrook, just a few miles from the village of Betchworth, in the Mole Valley area of Surrey Hills Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are several good primary schools in the immediate area, including North Downs Primary School and Sandcross Primary School, as well as a post office/shop and a couple of pubs. Reigate and Dorking are about 3.5 miles east and west of a wider range of amenities, both have an excellent selection of schools and commuter flights to London.
The Fairview is currently for sale through Jackson-Stops for an estimated £1.6 million – see more photos or ask agents for more information.
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