Hook Heath, Woking
Price Guide: £2,750,000 For Sale *Under Offer* Detached (House)
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About the Property11 Bedroom(s)
Completed in 1907 for wealthy merchant shipowner Ernest Bigland, this is possibly the most significant house in Woking, in terms of its period style and capaciousness, its grandeur and its amazing outlook.
Amongst many other outstanding features, the property offers over 9,300sqft of accommodation, with fantastic high ceilings and ornate moulded ceiling roses, floor-to ceiling windows on the east side with far-reaching views towards Leith Hill, Box Hill and the North Downs, a quadruple garage block, and an enclosed heated swimming pool complex at the bottom of the garden.
The house is approached via automatic gates to a winding driveway through a private wooded area, which also serves to screen the house completely from the lane on which it is located. The drive leads onto a large gravel parking area at the front of the house, where the original owner's family motto can be seen high up on the front façade. From the driveway, the solid wood panelled front door in turn opens onto the elegant and spacious entrance hall, from where the gently turning and rising original staircase leads up to the first floor, where there are 7 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms (the master bedroom, with its magnificent bay window affording those unique views, measures 22' x 18'). On the top floor are 3 further bedrooms and an aupair suite of bedroom, sitting room and bathroom.
On the ground floor are 3 major rooms, all on a grand scale, with for example the second drawing room (originally the Billiard Room) measuring 35' x 26'. There is also a large kitchen/breakfast room, and stairs go down to the large Lower Ground Floor, comprising a Utility Room, Family Room (currently used as a gym), and three cellars. Doors from the Family Room lead out to the lovely gardens, and a pathway leads down to the poolhouse.
This truly is a wonderful home, quite possibly the most magnificent property in the area, and while these details will hopefully give a flavour of what it has to offer, only a personal inspection will reveal its true appeal - please call to make a time to view. 5
9,300sqft of accommodation
1.25 acres including detached heated poolhouse
Amazing southeasterly views to North Downs
10 bedrooms + aupair suite
4 receptions including 35' billiard room
Quadruple garage, winding driveway, secluded location
Reception HallFabulous, spacious entrance hall with a grand staircase leading up to the first floor. Double folding doors leading out on to the veranda.
Drawing RoomOn the corner of the building with windows on both sides providing a fabulous dual aspect over the gardens and with far reaching views towards West Clandon. Gas coal-effect fireplace.
Dining RoomStripped oak floor. Moulded panel ceiling. Double doors out on to the enclosed loggia.
Family RoomAnother double aspect room with tremendous views to the east. Stripped oak floor. Half panelled walls. Gas coal-effect fireplace.
Kitchen/Breakfast RoomFitted with oak units and granite work surfaces with an Aga and built-in oven, dishwasher. Large breakfast area. Space for tall American style fridge/freezer.
Second staircase leading up to the first floor, and stairs leading down to the Lower Ground Floor.
From the ground floor reception hall, a fabulous, grand, gently rising and turning staircase with a window seat on the half landing, leads to the first floor.