An outstanding individual home built to the highest and most exacting standards, with numerous eco credentials is this superb detached family house. Situated on a quiet unmade lane with The Golden Valley (National Trust) within touching distance, yet only a few minutes level walk from village centre amenities and schools.
3,735 Sq Ft of accommodation
Oak and thatch entrance porch
Open plan living room and kitchen/breakfast/dining room
Floor to ceiling glass affording wonderful natural light and elevated views
French windows to full width balcony on upper floor and covered veranda with extended terrace and steps to lower deck
Principal bedroom suite with two dressing rooms and en suite bathroom, also benefitting from vaulted floor to ceiling glass windows
Two bedroom suites
Bedroom 4/study with en-suite
Detached single garage and spacious home office with mezzanine floor, shower room, and kitchenette
Completed in 2018, Peony Cottage sits in a peaceful position, on the outskirts of the village of Grayshott. In addition to the beautiful rural surroundings, the property is well
placed for schools, amenities, and the commuter, with the A3 only a short drive away and mainline train station in Haslemere. Grayshott provides excellent amenities for day to day needs including Applegarth farm shop, an independent bakery, butcher/fishmonger, wine shop, post office and two supermarkets, as well as a selection of restaurants, coffee shops and the well-known Grayshott Pottery. More comprehensive shopping facilities are available in the nearby towns of Haslemere, Farnham and Guildford. Haslemere also has a mainline train station which provides a frequent service into London Waterloo taking approximately 51 minutes.
Communications in the area are superb, with the A3 providing easy access to London, the M25 and Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports.
There is an exceptional choice of schools in the area, including at the junior level St.Edmund’s, The Royal Junior School and Amesbury all within 3 miles
and St Ives and Highfield and Brookham also close by. There are a range of excellent and convenient senior schools including St Edmunds, The Royal
School, Churchers, Bedales and Charterhouse. Grayshott village primary school and PK nursery school are within walking distance.
Sporting facilities include golf at Hindhead Common, Hankley Common, Liphook and Chiddingfold, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, Polo at
Cowdray Park and sailing at Frensham Pond and off the south coast at Chichester.
One of the most special elements of Peony Cottage are the many beautiful areas for walking and riding on the doorstep, being Whitmore Vale, Golden
Valley, Windy Gap, Waggoners Wells, Ludshott Common, and The Devil’s Punchbowl within the vicinity.
A truly distinct, contemporary home built using the finest materials and craftsmanship, Peony Cottage is one of kind. Built to our clients’ exacting and high standards, the house is perfect for the needs of a modern family. The property is of oak frame construct on the ground floor, rendered in brick, flint, and Cape Cod cladding (to the rear), under a clay tile roof with a characterful thatched porch.
As one might expect from an oak frame, the ground floor benefits from vaulted ceilings across its length, allowing for light, bright, open-plan spaces. Upon entering, one is immediately aware of the elegance and tranquil feeling of the living space; its engineered-oak floors are soft underfoot and the balcony that wraps the rear façade of the house, complete with wall-mounted patio heaters for all year use, are immediately accessible through twin sets of French windows. The seamless flow of this level is continued into the kitchen/breakfast/dining room; the custom-made Tom Howley kitchen boasts a large island with induction hob, teppanyaki and extractor, built-in Miele appliances, Quooker tap, wine fridge, butler sink, a walk-in pantry and Cathedral tumbled limestone floors. At one end of island is a banquette seating area, perfect for entertaining and one can access the full width balcony beyond through a set of French windows, and down an external spiral staircase to the veranda beneath. Further to the ground floor is the principal bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and automated window blinds, a feature bath directed to the countryside view, two generous walk-in wardrobes and en suite bathroom, with full access to the balcony and a spacious cloakroom, with feature glass floor panel before entering, fitted with an attractively coloured anthracite lavatory and sink and copper effect tap.
To the lower ground floor, is a living room with a log burner at its heart, with access to the veranda, terrace and lower deck, including a built in BBQ, an
entertaining kitchen/utility room with laundry chute and external door, two en suite bedrooms, plus a study also with an en suite bathroom, with feature switchable privacy glass which turns from opaque to clear. The principal guest suite and bedroom three also enjoy direct access to the veranda which is over-hung by the balcony above creating a loggia effect, perfect for year-round entertaining and with dual wall mounted patio heaters for indoor/outdoor living. A beautiful Jura Blue Limestone staircase leads from the ground floor to the lower floor, and externally a cast iron spiral staircase allows direct access from the balcony to the veranda and terrace. There is a cloakroom fitted-out in vintage style adjacent to the living room and plentiful, deep built-in storage within the expansive lower hallway.
Further to the principal house is a superb home office, with a kitchenette, shower room, vaulted ceiling with Velux windows and staircase to the mezzanine level. This space is extremely versatile and could also serve as a games/media room or gym and, subject to planning, could be used as au
pair or further guest accommodation.
Gardens and grounds
The house is approached off an unmade no-through lane, via hardwood electric gates onto a gravel driveway. There is plentiful parking here in addition to the single garage attached to the home office. The grounds are accessed by many areas of the house and feature extensive terracing and Millboard decked areas with built in patio heating, and external lighting controlled by the smart home lighting system installed throughout the house, in addition to the aforementioned balcony and lower deck. From all areas one can enjoy the peace and beauty of the surrounding countryside; notably the grounds are mostly flanked by mature trees. Further in the garden is a summer house and built in BBQ set on its own deck including built in cabinets with granite work tops.
We are advised by our clients that the property has mains water, gas, electricity, and drainage
Underfloor heating throughout
Control 4 Smart lighting system
MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery)
EPC rating: B