This southern wing of a former Royal mansion house with impressively high ceilings and grounds has views to die for and is steeped in 1,000 years of history.
Thomas Sheriff Place is part of Grade II listed Henley Park, a historic mansion house sitting in 17 acres of parkland is 3,544 sq ft (330 sq m). It offers an impressive double sized reception room, five bedrooms and four bathrooms with views stretching over the Hogs Back and is ideal for international residents, London commuters or other families looking to bring their children up in beautiful surroundings near some of the countries finest schools.
The house is approached through its private inner gates and along a gravel footpath that frames the lawn. The reception hallway is at the back of the house and is a spacious greeting room with a cloakroom and stairs to the basement and upper floors. On the upper floors, 3 of the 5 double bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with the master having a walk-in dressing room and double aspect views. On the ground floor, the large former ballroom, now the main reception room has windows to three sides with a magnificently high ceiling and a wonderful working fireplace. With room enough for dining and entertaining this is a truly impressive and versatile room. The adjacent kitchen has a good range of shaker style wall and floor units. In the basement there is a utility room and a store room.
Thomas Sheriff Place has a good area of private lawned garden, hidden behind a beautiful wall and which extends to around 0.23 acres of garden that wraps around the west side of the house and slopes down from the terrace to a fenced boundary over-looking an attractive mature woodland with beautiful and extensive scenic countryside walking area reached via the gate at the bottom of the lawn. A rear access and private garage are reached from the back of the garden.
Situated behind wrought iron, electric gates, Henley Park is approached over a long private driveway of aprox 3/4 miles to the owners estate and is bordered by well-maintained communal lawns and woodland. To the front there is a turning space with parking area and to the rear, a detached double garage and two private allocated parking spaces.
History: The one-time Royal hunting estate's historic mansion house occupies an imposing position on a ridge north of the village of Normandy and is set within parkland and community land of 17 acres, with views over woodland to the Hogs Back. Normandy can trace its history back to the Conqueror, whilst Henley Park was part of the Royal Forest of Windsor as early as the 12th Century from when it is told that each Royal that stayed on the estate planted a tree which are thought to line the driveway today. After a succession of Royal and noble owners it finally passed in to private hands around 1630. It was rebuilt in the Georgian style and was finally restored in 1998. The property offers elegant and spacious accommodation over four floors with characteristic features and style reminiscent of its origins.
Surrounding Area: Nearby quintessential English village of Pirbright has a wonderful selection of shops, public houses and boasts a village green with pond. There are many schools, both state and independent within the local area and a number of golf clubs serving the area. There are ample opportunities for walking in the Surrey Hills, cycling and is close to equestrian riding facilities. With excellent commuter links to London via train in under an hour and via roads A3 & M22 and Guildford, Godalming and Farnham nearby. Heathrow airport is usually within 45 minutes drive and London Gatwick within 60.