4 bedroom property
Dovers Green Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2
- Beautiful landscaped gardens
- Separate home office
- Suitable for car enthusiasts
- Semi-rural location
- Outstanding views
England’s Cottage is ideally situated in a wonderful semi-rural setting 2 miles from Reigate’s bustling high street. It provides a comprehensive range of local shops, boutiques, coffee shops and a good mix of restaurants. Reigate Priory Park offers many acres of open parkland and woodland for walks and excellent facilities for families including tennis courts, skate park and The Pavilion cafe. There is a 24 hour Tesco supermarket at Hookwood.
For the commuter Salfords Station, the Gatwick express and Redhill Station all offer direct train services to London Victoria and London Bridge (from 33 mins). The M23 (Junc 9) is approximately 6 miles to the south and the M25 (Junc 8) is approximately 4 miles to the north. Both of which link into the wider national motorway network giving access to the South Coast and central London.
The surrounding area is particularly well served by some excellent state and independent schools for all ages. These include Reigate Priory, Reigate Parish, St. Mary’s Prep School, Micklefield, Reigate Secondary School, Dunottar, The Hawthorns at Bletchingly, Reigate Grammar School and Reigate College.
Recreational opportunities in the area include golf at a number of local clubs (including Gatton Manor, Reigate Heath, Betchworth Park, Bletchingley and Reigate Hill). Rugby clubs at both Dorking and Reigate, Racing at Limpsfield and exceptional access to superb walking, cycling and hacking across the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty including Box Hill. There is flying at Redhill aerodrome, fishing on the River Mole less than half a mile away at Sidlow Bridge and there are many attractive local pub-restaurants such as the Fox Revived.
Description England’s cottage a very picturesque property full of charm and character and is set within beautiful grounds. The original house dates back to the early part of the 19th century where it was a shepherd’s cottage for the local manor. Over the years the cottage has been extended a number of times to provide a delightful home. The overall accommodation is both flexible and well-proportioned and as you would expect of a property of this age it also retains many fine original features.
The property would ideally suit a keen car collector or enthusiast with its two double garages and a workshop. There is also a separately accessed home office attached to the garages. Subject to the relevant planning application and approval these could also be converted to an annexe, gym or studio.
The accommodation overlooks the magnificent gardens and a central courtyard with feature water fountain and seating area. From the l-shaped hallway there is a dual aspect sitting room, fitted kitchen, utility room, a dining room and a family room that leads into the conservatory.
On the first floor are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, one being en suite.
The grounds are accessed via an electronic five bar gate and wrap around the property. There is an expanse of immaculate lawn area as well as numerous herbaceous borders, rose and shrub beds and mature trees including an orchard of apples and plums. At the rear of the garaging is a separate kitchen garden with numerous box-hedged bordered vegetable beds, an asparagus bed, soft-fruit cages and a feature arched walkway of apples and pears, leading to a private terrace seating area. There are also three garden storage sheds and a greenhouse.