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6 bed detached house for sale

£1,275,000 (£319/sq. ft) Guide price

Petworth Road, Wormley, Nr Godalming GU8

6 2 4 3,998 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • Garden
  • Rural/secluded
  • Wood floors
  • Exquisite Lutyens joinery
  • Barrel vaulted ceiling
  • Arris corner windows
  • Staircase reception hall
  • Lutyens large chimney stack
  • Arts and Crafts Fireplaces

Property description


Lutyens entrance porch into reception staircase Hall
Drawing Room
Dining Room
Kitchen breakfast room
Laundry room
Utility room
Boiler room
Spacious sitting area/landing
6 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Coach House double garage
Machine store and workshop
Jekyll cottage garden and light woodland area in all about 1.39 acres


Listed in Pevsner, Wood End was built in 1897 for Lady Stewart and is described as an “attractive house, excellently composed, on a corner, the oversailing upper story of white plaster on a base of Bargate Stone with brick dressings, being anchored by a giant chimney stack into which a miniature porch fits snugly”. The property retains original features of Sir Edwin Lutyens’s work including “one of the most elegant staircases in South West Surrey” (Roderick Gradidge), a barrel vaulted ceiling in the drawing room and, in the dining room, there is a distinctive arched fireplace with the initials of Georgina Stewart, the mother of a leading architect in the Lutyens office and with whom he stayed whilst Tigbourne Court, regarded as Lutyens’s “gayest and most elegant buildings and, probably his best”, was being built just down the road. In his formative years as an architect, Gertrude Jekyll mentored Lutyens to define his own style which was different from either that of Ernest George and Norman Shaw. Many Wood End features are now replicated in other houses.

The impressive reception hall has a large fireplace typical of the early Arts and Crafts movement and there is a similar fireplace in the drawing room. Prior to 1897, Wood End had been a cottage, once owned by William Paton Burton*, architect and artist who was one of the many artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, who moved to Witley with the advent of the railway. Myles Birket Foster and Helen Allingham also moved to the area at that time.

Of particular note are Lutyens's exquisite joinery, the big chimney stack and the delightful porch with its elegant gate. The staircase, being a key feature in his work, was clearly an indication of what would come later and so dramatically in many of Sir Edwin's later works, such as Viceroy House in Delhi and Britannic House in the City.

Wood End is a comfortable home of charm and character and, whilst it would benefit from careful and sympathetic modernization of facilities, it remains a rare example of a Lutyens property which has retained its architectural integrity and also having a garden originally laid out by his friend Gertrude Jekyll.

*William Paton Burton (1828-83)
The son of Captain William Paton Burton, an officer in the Indian Army, he was born in Madras, but educated in Edinburgh before joining the practice there of the architect, David Bryce. He devoted much time to landscape painting in watercolour and traveled widely, visiting continental Europe, India and Egypt. In the 1860s he moved from Edinburgh to Witley, in Surrey, and painted many Surrey and Sussex scenes. Along with other venues, he exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Scottish Academy.

Gardens and grounds

In her garden designs, Gertrude Jekyll had a unique way of synthesizing different natural and cottage garden styles as well as more formal layouts and this is evident too at Wood End. Situated on a corner, the property is usually approached from behind via a driveway from Wormley Lane that leads to a gravelled forecourt. The former Coach House adjoins the forecourt and provides garage space for two vehicles. There is also a former stable now utilized as a machinery store/workshop as well as an adjacent tool store. Steps lead down off the drive by an Ironstone path to an attractive sunken garden, with typical Jekyll dry stone walling, level lawn and a central rose bed. The path continues to the porch. Another path leads behind the house to a pleasantly secluded terrace accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room. The gardens behind the house and are laid to lawn with a variety of shrub and flower boarders, raised beds and footpaths leading through a dense backdrop of rhododendrons and wisteria to an area of light woodland, with specimen trees.


Wood End is set in the countryside between Godalming and Chiddingfold and is surrounded by The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are local convenience shops at Witley, Hambledon and an excellent farm shop at Milford. The main-line stations at Witley and Milford offer fast and frequent train services into London (Waterloo), with journey times from about 50 minutes.

There is a footpath at the end of the garden which leads onto Hambledon Common.

There is a choice of supermarket shopping, banking, restaurants and other local services at Godalming, whilst a complete range of shopping, leisure and cultural amenities are to be found in Guildford. Recreational amenities include golf at Chiddingfold, Enton and Milford and fishing at the nearby Enton Lakes. Hambledon Common is within half a mile and offers good riding and walking country. There are excellent schools in the area and these include King Edward’s, St Hilary’s, Barrow Hills Prep School, Aldro, Priorsfield, Charterhouse, St Catherine’s and Cranleigh.


Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage.

Postal address
Wood End, Petworth Road, Wormley, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5TR

Local Authority
Waverley Borough Council. Tel:

Fixtures and Fittings
Certain fixtures and fittings such as the fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and garden statutory are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

Energy Performance
A Grade II Listed house does not require an EPC.


Strictly by appointment with de Mallet Morgan Ltd.

Property info

Market activity
Average price paid £610,985 Sales 184 Current average value £778,381 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £45,901 ▲ 6.27%

What is the current average value of properties in GU8?

The current average value in GU8 in January 2017 is £778,381. This has increased 1.05% from October 2016. Terraced properties sold for a current average value of £441,418 and semi-detached properties valued £541,465. In the past year property prices in GU8 have increased 6.27%. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.

Property value data/graphs for GU8

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £1,089,272 £514 4.2 £895,600
Semi-detached £541,465 £454 3.2 £505,516
Terraced £441,418 £442 2.8 £411,913
Flats £376,958 £410 1.9 £297,493

Current asking prices in GU8

Average: £1,253,823
Avg. current asking prices in GU8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £393,775
Flats - £349,950
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All - £388,906

Current asking rents in GU8

Average: £3,100 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in GU8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £1,339 pcm
£1,428 pcm
£2,050 pcm
£2,999 pcm
Flats - £1,601 pcm
£1,196 pcm
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All - £1,458 pcm
£1,395 pcm
£2,050 pcm
£2,998 pcm

Fun facts for GU8

Highest value in GU8
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Munstead Heath Road £2,840,459
Salt Lane £2,209,814
Bowlhead Green £1,794,306
Pickhurst Road £1,689,895
Mill Lane £1,663,657
Highest turnover in GU8
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Northfield 60.0%
Dorlcote Way 50.0%
Hurlands Lane 40.0%
Hambledon Park 39.1%
Roundals Lane 38.9%

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Nearby transport

  • Witley (0.3 miles)
  • Milford (Surrey) (1.9 miles)
  • Godalming (3.6 miles)
  • London Gatwick Airport (19.6 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (24.9 miles)
  • Shoreham Airport (25.6 miles)
  • Weybridge Ferry Landing (18.8 miles)
  • Shepperton Ferry Landing (18.8 miles)
  • Ditton Island Ferry Landing (22.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Witley CofE Controlled Infant School (0.9 miles)
  • The Chandler CofE Aided Junior School (1.2 miles)
  • St Mary's CofE Aided Primary School (1.7 miles)
  • Godalming College (3.0 miles)
  • Charterhouse (4.3 miles)
  • Guildford College of Further and Higher Education (8.2 miles)
  • King Edward's School Witley (0.2 miles)
  • St Dominic's School (0.6 miles)
  • Barrow Hills School (1.3 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£4,666 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 127,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 0.5
Your payment £4,069 /mo Find available rates In partnership with Natwest

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £778,000 Contents value up to £85,000 Average insurance cost £85/mo (£1/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Energy Gas £65 Electricity £76 Estimated energy cost £141/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 24900 kWh/year
Electricity: 6800 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority


Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £329 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water Supply £23 Sewerage £19 Estimated water cost £42 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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