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Victorian splendour

Here’s a stunning Victorian five-bedder that sits well above the standard thanks to some lovely architectural flourishes.

Oooh la la and fling my bra (ahhhhh, remember those days?)

Here’s a Property Flirt to titillate anyone on the Surrey/London borders, a stunning Victorian five-bedder that sits well above the standard thanks to some lovely architectural flourishes. Fancy guessing the price?

No cheatypoos please, I’ll give you some clues, show you the pics, and then put in 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.

You’ll find The Highlands in Warlingham, and the end of a long private driveway with gorgeous views. It’s a pretty house, with a combination of mellow red brick, flint stone, white render and a clay tiled roof.

Set over a pretty darned big 4,100sq ft, the house is arranged over two floors, with the added bonus of a cellar for storage, and no less than five living areas plus a large kitchen/breakfast room.

If you’re a period nut you’re going to love the detail in this house: high ceilings, picture rails, period fireplaces and plasterwork to whoop over. I’m quite partial to the current owners’ furniture too. Hello gorgeous orange sofa. Mind if I rest my head on your sturdy arm?


And check out those fabulous church pews…

From the kitchen you’ve got access to the cellar via a set of steps, as well as a games rooms cum utility room next door. The kitchen also overlooks the family room making it a central spot for the family to hang out.

So far so lovely, but let me save my more extravagant praise for very grown up master-bedroom, with its very own dressing room and stunning views – begone children, for you are not welcome here!!

There are another three bedrooms up here – or four, if you want to sacrifice your dressing room and turn it back into a bedroom – plus a family bathroom complete with a Victorian-style roll-top bath, and a second bathroom.

Outside the grounds and gardens are a major selling point – all set in a delicious half an acre with mature trees and hedges. There’s an old air raid shelter, currently used as a garden shed, and an original black and white tiled terrace which opens onto a large lawn area. Very nice.

It’s all beautifully situated, no question about that. Just look at these vistas.

So, what do you reckon? What’s it worth? Get a figure in your head, confere, argue, write your answer below and only then my friends, then have a click here and see if you’re within £5k of the asking price. This one is well tricky so extra Ferrero Rochers on their way, ambassador, if you get this one right.



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8 comments on “Victorian splendour”

  • Louise Rhodes September 20, 2017


    • amberevans September 20, 2017

      Halve it Louise, and you’ll still have change for furniture!

  • Jill Eyles September 20, 2017


    • amberevans September 20, 2017

      A little high Jill. It’s a stunning property though… so you never know what it might go for.

  • Anne Lewthwaite September 20, 2017


    • amberevans September 20, 2017

      A little on the light side, Anne… you’ll need to ad a ew hundred thous.

  • Debbie Hogan September 22, 2017


  • Mary Roberts September 22, 2017



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