Property history of Bench Cottage, Norwood Hill, Horley RH6 0HP, 15th Oct 2011

Previously listed for sale on 15th Oct 2011
From £600,000 - 4 bed detached house

Property info

Property features

  • Price Range: £600, 000 - £650, 000
  • Gorgeous grounds
  • Fabulous location, Norwood Hill
  • Built in the late 1800s
  • Inglenook fireplace
  • Double garage

Property description

Secluded, with beautiful views and the character and charm of a Victorian house ….More often than not the two above statements do not come hand in hand.
Bench Cottage was built for the gardeners of Rowgarden Wood Estate next door, believed to be built in 1870.
With far reaching views of the Surrey Hills, this four bedroom detached house is far from disappointing.
Over the last 40 years, two extensions have taken place, although in parts the house needs a little updating, a fabulous amount of space is on offer. With the look of a chocolate box cottage on the outside, this is what dreams are made of, then step inside and it is clear to see why this was purchased in a heart beat. The dining room has a delightful inglenook fireplace, a feature fireplace in the lounge and a large bay window invites the light and plenty more quirks that are often found in a late 1800s cottage.
Upstairs, all bedrooms are of a generous size, the third largest, is equipped with an en-suite. There are three further rooms and another good sized bathroom.
Outside you will notice the house sits just off centre from the plot, creating a large driveway leading to the double garage, leaving the rest to be occupied by a gorgeous and well maintained garden with many mature trees.
Norwood Hill is located in a little pocket in between Reigate, Dorking and Horley.

Please refer to the footnote regarding the services and appliances.

What the Owner says:My parents moved to Bench Cottage in 1965. The tiny Victorian house was derelict and they worked hard to create a wonderful family home for my sister and myself. Two extensions later it still has its original character and cosiness.
It was the perfect location for my father commuting to London whilst enjoying country living and the house has hosted innumerable parties and family gathering over the years.
Many hours were spent turning a wilderness into a lovely garden that is admired by everyone who sees it - a labour of love that became my parents’ pride and joy.

I hope you have many happy years here as we did

Room sizes:
  • Entrance Hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Dining Room 18'1 × 10'12 (5.52m × 3.35m)
  • Lounge 18'1 × 15'11 (5.51m × 4.86m)
  • Kitchen 14'9 × 8'7 (4.5m × 2.61m)
  • Utility Room 16'3 × 10'3 (4.96m × 3.13m)
  • Bedroom 1 15'4 × 8'8 (4.67m × 2.65m)
  • En-suite
  • Bedroom 2 15'3 × 11'2 (4.66m × 3.41m)
  • Bedroom 3 15'10 × 11'11 (4.83m × 3.64m)
  • Bedroom 4 10'2 × 8' (3.11m × 2.44m)
  • Bathroom
  • Double Garage
  • Driveway
  • Front & Rear Gardens
Please note that these particulars do not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may they be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify their accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures and fittings and planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose.

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