Let’s get flirty
Oh no! I've only gone and done it again. I've fallen in love with another stunning property. Mr Muddy, we may need to sell Grannie - this one's a keeper.
So, do you fancy a goosey gander? Usual rules apply – I’ll give you the grand tour, drop in a few hints and you guess the price. No cheatypoos please, then pop your answers in the comments below.
As always, the person within £10k of the price gets a month long all expenses trip to the Turks & Caicos. Of course I’m joking – if you can afford to buy this place then you can buy your own flipping holiday! Cheeky.
Right then. Let me make the formal introductions. Muddy readers, please meet Merebrook, which you’ll find in the exclusive and private residential estate of Dormans Park just to the south of Oxted on the Surrey-Kent-West Sussex border. Isn’t she lovely?
And she gets even better when you cross the threshold and smack your eyes on the professionally designed interiors which show off her period features to perfection.
There are a whopping 4,881 square feet to waft about in, not to mention a large secluded garden that includes large swathes of lawn, landscaped garden, fruit and veg gardens and, of course, a pretty summer house. Naturally, you arrive through large timber gates via a sweeping drive.
The wide, original veranda lends a colonial feel, and offers up the perfect place to enjoy a G&T on a hot summer’s day. I’m besotted!
Inside, the house is set over three floors with four reception rooms plus a kitchen / breakfast room and study downstairs on the ground floor. It’s got that grand Victorian thing going on that I adore in houses of this era – with the high ceilings, ornate cornicing and period fireplaces.
And that kitchen. Sigh! It really is a thing of beauty – a combination of Silestone marble and American black walnut worktops, that mahoosive Rangemaster cooker, and what you can’t quite see from the pictures, a big butler’s pantry plus another storage room. Have I mentioned my lust for storage? Oh, I do love a good cupboard.
Upstairs over the first and second floors there are six bedrooms including – every woman’s dream – an enormous master suite with ensuite bathroom and a dressing room TO DIE FOR, plus two other ensuite bathrooms, a family bathroom and a laundry room.
Fancy this elegant lady in your life? Yeah me too (*quietly sobbing*). But how much will it cost you? No cheating – work out the price you think it’s worth, consult, lay your bets and see how close you get. Then check on where your nearest bank is and start planning your raid.