The oldest cottage in idyllic Surrey village now for sale
Looking to snap up a slice of history? The oldest surviving property in the village of Charlwood, Surrey, is now for sale.
Retaining a wealth of its 15th century origins, The Cottage was built in 1402 at a time when highway men notoriously roamed the local area. With its quintessential chocolate box facade, it boasts a timber frame, exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, crown posted ceiling, timber carport, exposed brickwork, and heavenly gardens that look like they belong in a picture book.
Character and charm flows through every room. Tastefully and sympathetically presented, features include two bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully-fitted kitchen, and gated off-road parking. If you love a home steeped in history, then an early enquiry of this property is strongly recommended.
The allure of the cottage continues outside. Lovingly designed by the current owner, east facing gardens offer the ultimate spot to escape and unwind. You'll find high trees, hedgerows, shrubs, mature flowerbeds, honeysuckle, Virginia creeper, a well-planted koi pond, and a paved patio for alfresco dining.
Speaking about the property, the current owner says: 'When I first saw this cottage I knew it was where I wanted to live and call home. I absolutely love its amazing amount of history and quirks and the fact that it's hugely welcoming.
'Because it has so much history and has had so many owners over the past centuries you feel that you're its custodian rather than its owner, and it has been an absolute privilege to live here.'
The Cottage is currently on the market for £550,000 with Power Bespoke.
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