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  • Worplesdon, Surrey, GU3

  • 6 Bedrooms

£1,795,000

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  • Enjoying secluded gated grounds of around 2.5 acres 'Gateway House' is a very special and unique home. Having been designed by the renowned architect Eric Ambrose the property is simply a fantastic example of contemporary living. From the intriguing differentials in the external elevations to the impressive flowing receptions flooded with natural light and finished with individually commissioned items. This is arguably one of the finest in its pedigree and without a viewing it's hard to see just how bespoke this house is.

    With a generous 4000 sq ft of accommodation the house itself is well presented throughout and offers a bright and flexible living space. The spacious entrance hall sets the tone with floor to ceiling windows and a contemporary turning glass staircase, a cosy triple aspect sitting room with original fireplace is located on the left hand side of the building.
    Across the hall is the heart of the home, a fantastic open plan family/kitchen area that extends to 33ft in length. There is ample space for sitting and dining areas along with a modern kitchen that incorporates a range of mostly base level units, space for large appliances and a central island that is perfect for entertaining.
    Sliding doors provide access to the garden and deck area with brick built pizza oven. There is a range of fitted cupboards leading to the utility room and space for multiple appliances. There is a further reception room located on the ground floor that has historically been used as a study but could suit a number of needs.

    The first floor also offers plenty of flexibility with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master suite has a generous bedroom space with separate dressing room and spacious four piece en-suite bathroom, bedroom two is also en-suite. A rear balcony runs across the rear of the property and access can be gained from bedrooms 3, 4 and 5.

    Situated in the middle of the plot the property makes full use of the 2.5 acres with mature gardens mostly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and hedging. There is a full size tennis court which has recently been re-laid, a double garage and storage area.
    The country setting provides an exceptional commute to London. Woking's mainline railway station offers a 26 min fast train into London Waterloo and is reachable within 10 minutes. Brookwood station is within a 3-4 minute drive and is the next stop from Wokings fast train. Worplesdon also has its own mainline station, bakery, hotel, public house and Church, and lies between Guildford and Woking. Both towns have excellent shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The A3 connects with the M25 at Junction 10 (Wisley), giving easy access to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

    There is a wide choice of schooling in the area, including Greenfield, Rydes Hill Preparatory, Tormead, Royal Grammar School, Guildford High, Guildford County, Lanesborough, Charterhouse and Aldro, to name but a few. Recreational opportunities include golf at several local clubs, including Worplesdon, Woking and West Hill, flying at Fairoaks aerodrome and a variety of activities at the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre. In addition, the surrounding countryside, including the North Downs and the Surrey Hills, offers wonderful walking and cycling. For the riding enthusiast, Bridley Equestrian Centre is situated on a 300 acre estate, with superb hacking on the doorstep, and many facilities.

    Worplesdon Station: circa 1.6 miles, A3: circa 2 miles, Woking Station: circa 3.9 miles, Guildford Station: circa 4.7 miles, Heathrow: circa 17.5 miles, Central London: circa 28 miles.

    * A fantastic example of contemporary living, enjoying gated grounds of around 2.5 acres
    * Designed by the renowned architect Eric Ambrose in the late 1950s
    * Living accommodation extending to in excess of 4000sqft
    * Unspoilt views of the gardens from all rooms
    * Individual signature central staircase with glass balustrade and matching galleried landing
    * Impressive open plan kitchen/dining/family room with Aga, surround sound and under floor heating * Bespoke feature fireplace in sitting room
    * Walk in dressing room and en suite bathroom with under floor heating and an integrated television to master bedroom
    * Interconnecting balcony stretching across the rear of the house and accessible from three bedrooms * Secure and secluded wrap around grounds
    * Decking area with pizza oven and further large paved terrace
    * Re laid Tennis court
    * Detached garaging and store
    * Long sweeping driveway


    Ground Floor    Large covered entrance porch with double oak front door into

    Spacious Entrance Hall    Walnut flooring, radiator, oak & glass feature oak & glass staircase to first floor.

    Cloakroom    Low level wc with concealed cistern, pedestal wash basin, half-tiled walls, radiator/heated towel rail.

    Living Room 22'4" x 17'9" (6.8m x 5.4m). Triple aspect, oak floor, open fireplace, fitted bookshelves, sliding patio doors to garden, two radiators.

    Study/Den 12'10" x 11'10" (3.91m x 3.6m). Double aspect, fitted oak furniture & built-in gloss-black cabinets including a boiler cupboard.

    Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining Room 33'6" x 23'11" (10.2m x 7.3m). A fantastic, bright, modern living space ideal for entertaining. Range of walnut-fronted units & black granite worktops, sink unit with mixer tap including salad rinser, two plate/four-door Aga, built-in steam oven, combi oven & integral coffee maker, storage cupboards over, built-in dishwasher, built-in fridge, breakfast bar, space for large dining table, gloss white-fronted cupboards along one wall, TV point (+ Sky),radiator, door to rear, two sliding doors to garden. Door to:

    Utility Room 11'6" x 8'2" (3.5m x 2.5m). Fisher & Paykel split-level dishwasher, Whirlpool American-style large washing machine & drier, space for fridge/freezer, granite worktops with cupboards & drawers below, eye-level cupboards.

    First Floor

    Window-lit Landing    Three radiators, range of white gloss-fronted storage cupboards, door to all rooms.

    Master Bedroom 23' x 19'8" (7m x 6m). Radiator, TV point, telephone point, dressing room with hanging rails & shelves. Door to:

    En-suite Bath & Shower Room    Deep bath with mixer taps & shower attachment, waterproof TV set into the wall at one end, ceiling speakers, separate glass shower cubicle with monsoon shower head, low-level wc, wash basin with mixer taps, ceramic tiled floor.

    Bedroom Two 24'3" x 10'6" (7.4m x 3.2m). Radiator, door to:

    En-suite Bathroom    Deep bath with mixer taps & monsoon shower head over, low-level wc, wash basin with mixer taps, heated towel rail, ceramic tiled floor.

    Bedroom Three 24'7" x 15'5" (7.5m x 4.7m). Radiator, sliding door to rear south-facing balcony.

    Bedroom Four 23' x 10'6" (7m x 3.2m). Two sliding doors to rear balcony, built-in double wardrobe, radiator.

    Bedroom Five 12'2" x 9'10" (3.7m x 3m). Sliding doors to rear balcony, built-in double wardrobe, radiator.

    Bedroom Six/Study 10'2" x 9'10" (3.1m x 3m). Two built-in double wardrobes, radiator.

    Family Bathroom    White suite comprising panelled enclosed bath with mixer taps & shower attachment, low-level wc, pedestal wash basin with mixer taps, radiator/heated towel rail, ceramic tiled floor, cupboard housing hot water tank.

    Outside

    Garden    The gardens of Gateway House are a particular feature of the property, extending to over two-and-a-half acres in total, with large level lawns surrounded by matures trees providing a high degree of seclusion with the added benefit of an enclosed tennis court. The house is approached via a remotely-controlled sliding gate opening to the long sweeping gravel driveway which leads to the large gravel parking area & the garages.

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