Polecat Valley, Haslemere, Surrey, GU26
A beautiful period cottage occupying a convenient peaceful setting
April Cottage occupies an unspoilt rural position on the edge of Haslemere surrounded by magnificent National Trust woodland. The house has been well looked after by the current owners and offers plenty of scope for the incoming purchaser in private grounds of a little over 2 acres. EPC rating F. With the oldest part of the property believed to date back to the 1700s, April Cottage has been much extended and modernised over the years, giving us the beautiful family home we see today. While the property has been well looked after by the current owners, it offers the most wonderful opportunity for the incoming purchaser to extend and/or modernise, subject to the usual planning consents. Of note is the wonderful drawing room, with a south-facing ‘glazed wall’ allowing the room to be flooded with natural light. This room also benefits from a wonderful wooden floor, good ceiling height and has an old wood-burning stove at its heart. It is evident that as the house has evolved over the years, each new addition to the house has been carefully considered and every effort has been made to use the best quality local materials in each case. The property is built of local stone, some rendered brick elevations, as well as extensive tile hanging, all under a handmade clay-tiled roof. The property is entered via a five-bar gate, leading onto a gravel driveway, providing parking for several cars. The gardens immediately surrounding the house are mainly laid to lawn with some established shrub borders, and benefit from a mature mixed hedge, providing great privacy. To the west of the property is a belt of mature mixed deciduous woodland, with some remarkable specimen trees providing a sea of constantly changing colours throughout the year.