Capel, Dorking, RH5

£2,200,000GBPBritish Pound
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4,987
    Sq Ft.
  • £440
    Price / Sq. Ft.


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Capel, Dorking, RH5

About Capel, Dorking, RH5, England

Property Description Originally known as Brooke/Obrook/Upbroke, Osbrooks is a stunning Grade II Listed Manor House with a long and rich history. Appearing in records for the first time in the name of Robert de Upbroke, in around 1282, the site would have been occupied by a Hall House, later to become a smoke-bay house in the sixteenth century. Substantial additions were made in the seventeenth century with a large and complementary extension being added in the early 20th century by Detmar Blow. Recently the present owners have carried out a programme of refurbishment which has resulted in the perfect marriage of period and contemporary. French oak flooring has been used in the Dining Room with Delacroix Limestone across the whole Entrance and Reception Hall area. Sophisticated wall and window treatments and modern bath and shower room fittings combine skilfully with the period architectural detailing, creating a superb family residence which is warm and welcoming for entertaining. Situation The property is set in a rural position just to the south of Capel village. The village offers everything for day to day needs and includes a pub, shops, church, village hall, school and recreation ground. For more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities the major shopping centres of Dorking and Horsham are conveniently accessed via the A24. They also have main line stations to London Waterloo and Victoria respectively. There are excellent schools in the vicinity including a primary school in Capel, Cranleigh School in Cranleigh, Farlington School in Warnham, Belmont Prep at Holmbury St Mary and St Teresa's at Effingham to name just a few. The general surrounding area offers delightful countryside and is ideal for the riding/walking enthusiast. Outside "When the eye is trained to perceive pictorial effect, it is frequently struck by something - some combinations of grouping , light and colour - that is seen to have that complete aspect of unity and beauty that to the artist's eye forms a picture. Such are the impressions that the artist-gardener endeavours to produce in every portion of the garden." Thus wrote Gertrude Jeykll in Colour in the Flower Garden. The famous garden designer drew up plans for parts of the formal garden. These gardens and the surrounding grounds are a magnificent feature of Osbrooks, being extensive and varied in nature. Close to the house are extensive flower and shrub borders and a brick and paved stone path, which to the rear widens out providing several seating areas. Alongside the house is the feature heated swimming pool with flagstone terrace, brick columns, pergolas and a spa tub. To the rear of the house are extensive areas of lawn, interspersed with a variety of shrubs and trees, that sweep away to the south and west down to a path leading to a stream and lake in a more sheltered valley area that divides the formal garden from the woodland beyond. In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 14 acres.

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