Property Flirt: she’s a stunner

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Are you ready to get Flirty Gertie? Time for one of my favourite bits of the blogaroo! Because, yes I’m nosey and yes I have property envy and yessity yes YES I want to pretend for a moment that I’m going to be living in this house one day.

If you haven’t played Property Flirt before, tis easy. Look at the pics, read the clues, get a feel for the area and then see if you can guess the price. Those who come within £10k of the asking price get an ‘I HEART SURREY’ key ring and my last Rolo. Subject to availability, of course. Oh, the Rolo’s just gone.

So what we have here is Crown House, in the pretty hamlet of Sandhills, about halfway between Godalming and Haslemere, with over 4,200 square feet to play in, not to mention almost two acres of gorgeous garden backing onto woods and with stunning views out of the South Downs. *BOOM*

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If you like a view, that one’s certainly up there with stunning and gorgeous. Crown House forms part of a grand Victoria House, with living divided over three levels.

The house has retained loads of the original character and features, especially in the main reception room which has that huge Victorian bay and French doors, and a beautiful ornate fireplace. It’s south facing, so this room is flooded with natural light.

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Next door is a dining and sitting room, with an open fireplace, and this room flows into the kitchen. The dining/sitting room once formed the ballroom in the original house, and still has the ridiculously high barrelled ceilings. The tall Mr Muddy wouldn’t have to duck in here.

The kitchen/breakfast room leads to a large utility which then takes you out to the courtyard at the back. Oh, and the kitchen has pantry cupboards. Always wanted one of those.

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Six bedrooms are divided of the first and second floor. The master bedroom is on the first floor, with a dressing room, as well as two other double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are three more double bedrooms and a second family bathroom. The main bedroom on the second floor, with the bay windows, is currently being used as a study and sitting room. The bedrooms are all packed with period features – fireplaces, high vaulted ceilings.

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What else can I tell you? Well, there are several good schools in the area, both independent and state, including Prior’s Field School, Charterhouse, King Edward’s, Aldro Prep School and St Catherine’s. There’s a clue: all this means the price goes up.

You’re in an area surrounded by the Surry Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (but you knew that from the piccies, didn’t you), and nearby are Witley Common and Milford Common, both owned by the National Trust and with visitor centres and activities.

Right then, that’s enough from me. Discuss, decide what the property is worth, and see how close you get.

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