Hidden amongst a 4 1/2 acre sea of mature plants, specimen trees and large Victorian pond are three unique properties, each bursting with character and their own unique charm.
In Cranleigh — famously the largest village in England and within hopping distance of the Surrey Hills AONB — these 4½ leafy acres contain an immense amount of character.
First, there’s the historical arboretum planted by the grandson of renowned planthunter Robert Fortune.
Sculptures are scattered among mature palm trees, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias in gardens that are criss-crossed with little paths stretching down to the lake and Tea House.
The main dwelling here is pretty 16th-century Newhouse Farm Cottage, with five bedrooms.
There is also the two-bedroom Inglenook Cottage, with separate access and planning permission for a three-bay garage in place, which overlooks a pretty Victorian pond.
Finally there is a one-bedroom home, The Chalet, which could be used as a studio or home office.
Cranleigh: What you need to know
Location: In Surrey, approximately 8 miles southeast of Guildford, near the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Atmosphere: As the largest village in England, there are a wealth of shops, restaurants and country pubs; an art centre, weekly market and renowned cricket academy.
Things to do: Explore the large village with its range of eclectic and high street shops. Nearby Guildford offers further amenities including several theatres, and is home to fascinating historic buildings and a gloriously cobbled high street. The Cranleigh Cricket Academy is well-renowned, as is The Cranleigh School Equestrian Centre for sporting enthusiasts. The Surrey Hills AONB is perfect for those looking to adventure either on foot, bike or horseback.
Schools: There are some fantastic schools in the area including: Cranleigh School, St Cuthbert Mayne Primary and Guildford High.
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