Mount Pleasant, West Horsley, KT24 6BJ
A WELL-PRESENTED AND SPACIOUS DETACHED HOUSE IN A QUIET RESIDENTIAL ROAD, LOCATED IN THE HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER VILLAGE OF WEST HORSLEY
Situated in the highly sought-after rural Surrey village of West Horsley is this well-presented, 1950s detached house ideally located in a quiet residential road. This delightful 2 bedroom property benefits from spacious accommodation with a fully-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, double aspect reception rooms, a large loft space, pretty front garden and rear paved terrace ideal for entertaining, as well as a workshop, garage and ample off-street parking. There is also potential to extend the property, subject to planning permission.
West Horsley is a charming semi-rural village with plenty of country walks nearby including Sheepleas, and is set in the popular Surrey Hills. Schooling in the area is excellent and includes the Cranmore School, Glenesk School & Nursery and The Raleigh School in West Horsley. Horsley rail station is a short distance and provides regular services to London Waterloo (approximately 50 minutes). The rail stations of Effingham and Guildford also provide good rail services and are within easy reach, as are the A3 and M25 motorway which lead to central London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
- Reception hall
- 2 reception rooms
- Fully-fitted kitchen/breakfast room
- 2 bedrooms
- Large loft space
- Pretty front garden and rear paved terrace
- Ample off-street parking
- Potential to extend (subject to planning permission)
- Central London : 29 miles
- Surbiton : 16 miles
- Esher : 10 miles
- Cobham : 6 miles
- Guildford : 7 miles
- Gatwick : 20 miles
- Heathrow : 24 miles
(All distances are approximate)
- Cranmore School, West Horsley
- Glenesk School & Nursery, West Horsley
- The Raleigh School, West Horsley
West Horsley is an attractive and popular village located in sought-after Surrey, and an excellent commuter location. The village appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086, listed as having two manors under the chief manor of Horslei, and it was held by Lefranc, Archbishop of Canterbury. During a court case over a tithe dispute in 1636, Henry Mabbinck testified that he played cricket ‘in the Parke’ at West Horsley and this is one of the sport’s earliest references.
Best-selling author of children’s books, Beatrix Potter, stayed at Tyrrellswood in the village with her aunt and uncle. It was here that she created many of her animal paintings and wrote some of her much-loved books.
The painting, “Children On A Path outside A Thatched Cottage, West Horsley, Surrey”, was completed by Helen Allingham and is an image of the village. Bill Pertwee, the highly-acclaimed actor who is remembered for playing the air-raid warden in Dad’s Army, lived in adjacent East Horsley whilst in this role. He is well-known for going to the local pub and singing the theme tune from the TV series as he entered.
St Mary’s Church dates back to 1030 and is Grade I listed, the tower was added 1120 and the church was extended in 1210. The medieval West Horsley Place was substantially rebuilt between the 16th and 18th centuries and is a top ranking listed building. The property was owned by the Marquis and Marchioness of Crewe from 1931 until 1947, when it passed onto Mary Crewe-Milnes, the Duchess of Roxburghe. In 2014, it passed on to her great-nephew, Bamber Gascoigne, who is also the grandson of her older half-sister, Lady Annabel Hungerford Crewe-Milnes.
Sheepleas Woods are a beautiful beech woodland and grassland to the north of the village. Within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the area provides an abundance of country walks. Above Sheepleas Woods is Upper Common woodland.
- Horsley rail station with regular services to London Waterloo (approximately 50 minutes).
- A3 within a short driving distance providing access to London, the M25 and motorway network giving easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
- Excellent choice of schools including Cranmore School, Glenesk School & Nursery, The Raleigh School, St Teresa’s, Howard of Effingham, the George Abbott School and Guildford High School.
- Leisure amenities including local shops and cafes, sports clubs, the Spectrum Leisure Complex and Lido swimming pool in nearby Guildford, and the Leatherhead Leisure Centre.
- High street names and department stores in nearby Guildford, Leatherhead and Epsom.
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