Oooh la la and fling my bra (ahhhhh, remember those days?)
Here’s a Property Flirt to titillate anyone in the Guildford area, a Grade II-listed fiver-bedder in Shalford with its origins in the 16th century and flourishes from the Georgian period throughout. Fancy guessing the price? No cheatypoos please, I’ll give you some clues, show you the pics, and then put what you think it’s worth in the comment box before you click through and see how close you get. I was well off the pace on this one – out by £200k! – so see if you can do any better.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.
Beech House is a sophisticated, elegant and slightly coy little lady (oh, we’ve so much in common). Set back behind a high hedge, she’s a double-fronted beauty (still so much in common) with a large garden at the back and a separate brick barn.
The living is arranged over two floors with three living rooms a family kitchen and a study on the ground floor, and five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. And there’s the added bonus of a cellar. Oh my giddy aunt – how I’d love a cellar, and not just because it’s below ground and offers the perfect conditions for locking away the children, I mean, um, wine.
Check out this whopper of a kitchen, which leads into a utility room and then out to the garden. Definitely room to swing a cat in here…
… and that inglenook fireplace. Be still my beating heart. That’s me sorted for the winter months. I wonder if the current owners would leave those gorgeously comfy looking sofas?
Upstairs, it gets better with five bedrooms including a parents’ suite with walk-in robes and an ensuite bathroom. Begone children, for you are not welcome here!
What else? Pretty gardens set within high walls, a separate brick barn with scope for development, and off-street parking.
Don’t forget when you’re working out the price that Shalford is just a few miles from the centre of Guildford (where direct trains to London Waterloo take about a perfectly commutable 35 minutes), there’s a fine selection of schools nearby (including Holy Trinity, Royal Grammar, Guildford High, Lanesborough, Tormead, St Catherine’s, Cranleigh, Charterhouse), and it’s pretty close to the North Downs Way.
OK, that’s it! Have a thunk, get your price in your head, and either comment below or check for yourself here.