Look at the handsome and distinguished face of The Rookery near Caterham! Very niiiice. Wanna guess the price?!
Stylish, sophisticated and exceedingly elegant. Are these the five words I’d use to describe myself? Well, er, probably not.
But they are perfect for The Rookery. So please smile coquettishly and / or doff your hat to this handsome Victorian country dwelling with beautiful gardens overlooking the Chaldon countryside.
This gorgeous property has been meticulously restored and modernised – but still has bags of character and period features. Don’t take my word for it though! Play the game and guess the price – no cheatypoos – wait until the end. Eye away from the keyhole – we’re going in!
So, what we have here is a six bedroom home set over three floors plus a wine cellar. Yes, six bedrooms. And yes, a wine cellar. Someone pinch me.
But it gets better. I’m so giddy with excitement, I’m not sure what to tell you about first.
Is it the incredible living space downstairs? Are your ready for this? This stunner has – deep breath – a drawing room, sun room, sitting room, sun room, a superb kitchen/breakfast room, a study and a super practical boot room as well as a utility room. It’s all lofty ceilings and space, charm and style. Here, sneak a peak…
I’m just a tiny bit smitten. But wait! There’s more!
On the first floor you’ll find five bedrooms, including what has to be the most amazing master suite I’ve ever seen. I’m going all weak at the knees and giggly at the mere thought of it. Here – have a look.
And if that’s not the grandest ensuite bathroom you’ve ever seen – I’ll eat my Muddy Stiletto! And that dressing room …. *Sigh*
The sixth bedroom and a shower room plus a storage area is on the second floor.
But wait, there’s more. As well as facing south – thus getting a full afternoon of sunshine – there’s a little over an acre of gardens and a charming paved terrace. A sweeping gravel drive lead you to this house – so it’s wow-factor from the outset.
But I do still have one last surprise in store. Well, two actually – and you’ll need to consider this when guessing the price. As well as the main six-bedroom Victorian house the property includes two adjoining Coach House cottages. Both are single story with two bedrooms and an open plan kitchen / living room. My mind is whirring at the potential of this place.
But how much? Well here’s a clue, if you don’t know Chaldon, it’s just over two miles from Caterham, where you’ll find typical village high street shops and the excellent co-ed Caterham School. Woldingham School is also nearby. Coulsdon South station is 2.5 miles away with fast direct services to London Bridge and London Victoria stations, and by road you’re just a couple of miles from the M25 and M23.
So, fellow nosey parkers – how much do you think it’s on for then? Find out here, while I slip down to the cellar and decide which red to serve this Christmas.