Mr Clarke thinks :
The gorgeous layout paired with the quality of finishes would make anyone feel proud to call this home.
Hurlands is an elegant Victorian property in the pretty village of Puttenham. Over 4000sq ft internal space is beautifully divided over four floors. Externally there is a double garage, parking and a large south facing, private garden with stunning views and a night sky observatory.
The story starts somewhere around 1897 when "the Father of Arts and Crafts Architecture", Phillip Webb. designed and built this stunning. It went on to become the Portuguese Embassy, and it wasn’t until 1975 when it was sympathetically divided into a selection of luxury homes.
There is an effortless style and a calm atmosphere throughout the home making this the perfect place for a family looking to enjoy the bucolic surroundings but be close to Guildford and London. Each room has an individual vibe - every wall is adorned with beautiful paint tones, and the flooring ranges from original stone to classic parquet flooring. With flowing spaces and natural light, the interior encourages entertaining and being together. But there are also many pockets of intimate spaces for quiet contemplation, work or yoga. The living room allows you to get comfy around the fireplace on colder days, or throw open the double doors and relax with a book on a sunny afternoon. The south-facing garden is green and colourful all year round, and it makes a peaceful spot throughout the day. Listen to the morning birdsong from under the pergola, day dream in the afternoon sun whilst watching the horses in the field opposite, and stargaze in the observatory on a clear night. The setting is truly awe-inspiring.
Mrs Clarke loves :
Feeling like I’m in a fairytale with these magical surroundings.
Rearranged and reinvented, the kitchen has been made for the discerning modern family who love to cook. The Belfast sink, gorgeous cabinets and brand new Neff double oven and induction hob is a delight in itself. Everything has been thought out to the highest of details, for example the oven is in front of the window to enjoy the view when cooking supper. There’s a break out space, which is great to keep people entertained whilst waiting for dinner or to keep an eye on children doing their homework. The Sitting Room is a flexible space and could be a study, dining room, study or playroom.
We adore the landings, which are almost rooms in themselves. Upstairs, the hallways are just as impressive. First is the family bathroom with a walk in shower and large bath. This is the perfect place to soak away the day. Next-door, the main bedroom is spacious, serene and has a gorgeous step-down en-suite - it’s everyone’s dream sleeping space. Listening to the rustle of the trees and enjoying the light streaming through the window is one of our favourite past times. There are four other beautiful bedrooms acting as quiet retreats, but they could be turned into a library or study.
Wherever there used to be nooks and crannies and unusable spaces, you now find large areas with useful storage; this clever thinking can be found throughout this home. To top it all off, there’s a separate living quarter on the top floor. It’s a great space to get creative, host family & friends, work from home or turn it into a cinema theatre. There’s a kitchen and toilet up here so it feels like its own. Back outside, the private woodlands is hosts the double garage, which is currently used as a workshop so has electricity, and lots of parking space. The cellar is split into two separate storage spaces. The possibilities are endless. Welcome home.
- Three words : Personality. Style. Grandeur.
Our favourite part
There is a purposeful and beautiful aesthetic throughout the home, which carves a happy future for its next homeowner..
This village is a serene, lush place to live. Giant trees, vast woodlands and chocolate-box shops. There's things you don't necessarily need but it's nice to have...Greyfriars vineyard, Hogs Back brewery, a village hall which hosts puppy training, and ties with the rock band Queen. A surprising mixed bag.
The North Downs run through here and brings with it cycling and hiking opportunities. If golfing is your thing then you're in luck as Puttenham golf course is excellent. Sandown and Goodwood are close if you're after a faster paced sport.
Farmland and vast AONB countryside views come at you from all angles. For your flower fix you have RHS Wisley nearby just off the A3. You're close to market town Guildford where you can stroll along the canal to Godalming (home to one of our fave home stores Wattle & Daub). You'll be pleased to find out you can be fast-tracked into London Waterloo under 36 minutes from these nearby train stations.
Schools are outstanding in this part of the country for all ages - private options include Charterhouse, St Hilary's and King Edward's and there are some outstanding state primary and secondary options too. are just a few to mention.
...With oodles of charm.
- Closest village/town: There's adorable villages surrounding here. Shere is one of our faves.
- Stores: Major supermarket a short drive away.
- Fun Fact: There's a village next door called Christmas Pie.
- Grade II listed with over 4000sqft of living space.
- The future: An orangery could be a wonderful addition as well as opening up the utility room and kitchen. Planning permission and listed building regulations required.
- Conservation: Grade II listed building.
- Top floor accommodation: The flat has it's own kitchen, bedroom and living area. It has it's own heating and electrical system so can be rented out or perfect for a teenager.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Arts and Crafts style building designed by Philip Webb.
- Double Garage.