Ahoy there. It’s the Flirt Alert! Time to kick back with a cold G&T and nosey through the corridors and cupboards of another gorgeous pad in our monthly Property Flirt feature.
Right then property pervs it’s time to look through the keyhole of another mega des res in Surrey, have a poke around and guess how much it’s worth. The winner gets a romantic break with Jamie Dornan in the Maldives. Or, maybe not.
Are you ready to rumble? We have a right ripping corker for you to feast your eyes on this month. We’re talking the cake, the icing AND the cherry on top.
Links Cottage is a handsome country house – just two miles from Oxted town centre on Brick Kiln Lane, Limpsfield Common – originally built in the early 19th Century as a pair of semi-detached cottages. The property was extended in the early and late Victorian periods, and then again more recently. And I think you’ll agree, the results are outstanding.
The house sits on almost an acre of grounds – and has all the wow-factor extras you could possibly want in a country estate. We’re talking an in-ground heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a summer house with its own bar area and bi-fold doors that open to a terrace overlooking the tennis court. Oh, I do say. Mr barman another round of Pimms if you would.
The gardens, too, offer up another bragging opportunity, with a well-stocked rose garden and flower beds, well established azaleas and rhododendrons and beautiful lawns. Mature evergreen hedges mean the grounds are secluded, so naked sunbathing is a possibility here if that sort of thing floats your boat.
Ready to see inside? Yes, let’s stop pressing our noses against the glass and go and have a nose. I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.
As you might expect, the show-stopping features continue through the front door where you come into an entrance porch which turns into a reception hall. So far so impressive. Off to the left is the drawing room and to the right is a sitting room which leads through to a family room. But the pièce de résistance is the kitchen / dining room with all its glossy surfaces, fancy light fittings and designer cabinetry. If this house doesn’t scream parties, I don’t know what does.
Downstairs there’s also a study, a separate utility and two loos plus a bathroom, as well as stairs that lead down to the cellar. Now, how might that cellar be best put to use Mr Dornan?
*Ahem* Shall we head up to the – ahhh – bedrooms now? There are five in total, along with three bathrooms. The master bedroom is where it’s all at though, with views out over the front of the house, a dressing room containing built-in wardrobes and a stylish ensuite shower room.
A few last clues that may just bump up the price. You’ll find Links Cottage at the end of a long driveway, via a right-of-way over National Trust land. An electric gate with brick walls either side lead through to a gravelled parking area and a detached triple garage with automatic doors and loft storage.
But despite all that seclusion and tranquility Hurst Green railway station is within walking distance. Clue: that’ll give you direct access central London in about 30 minutes.
And when you’re not having a hit of tennis or a swim in the pool, you may just fancy a hit of golf. Not a problem. Limpsfield Chart Golf Course is just a two minute walk away.
Fancy this handsome brute 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.