A rare opportunity to acquire a fabulous Victorian villa with accommodation over four floors, situated in the heart of Dorking town centre opposite the new Waitrose. The property occupies a central position within an attractive terrace and has been under the same ownership for the past 24 years. Internally the property offers a wealth of period features, including picture rails, ornate coving and wooden floors. A further benefit to this home is its generous proportions and flexible layout, with two good-size reception spaces on the ground floor and a very spacious first floor room with outstanding views which could serve as either a lovely main bedroom or additional sitting room
On the ground floor, a long hallway leads through the house and provides access to the front reception room and separate dining room (both with wood-burning stoves), a cloakroom and kitchen to the rear with storage cupboard. There is also a door leading to the cellar on the lower ground floor which provides further storage space with a door leading out to the front. On the first floor is a 20ft bedroom to the front with bay window, a second double bedroom and a bathroom with both bath and shower facilities. There are a further two bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor. Both bedrooms have original cast iron fireplaces.Situation
Victoria Terrace is an attractive elevated terrace of handsome stucco villas facing directly onto the new Waitrose close to the centre of Dorking. There is excellent access to the many amenities and services of the town centre while still being easily accessible to green spaces such as Cotmandene and the Nower, the latter leading to the lovely open countryside of the Surrey Hills. Dorking town centre offers a variety of individual shops, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets, plus two stations offering fast services to both Victoria and Waterloo (Deepdene Station gives access to the Reading/Gatwick Airport line). The A24 provides access to the M25 at Leatherhead with Gatwick and Heathrow International airports being readily accessible. The general area is famous for its outstanding countryside, much of which is under National Trust ownership with opportunities for walking and cycling. Also nearby is Denbies, England’s largest vineyard. Good local schools include The Ashcombe School, St Paul’s Primary, Powell Corderoy Primary and The Priory School.Outside
The property has a parking space to the front of the house, while the rear garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by wooden panel fencing, with raised borders, a paved patio and a gate opening to an access passage to the front of the house shared with the neighbouring property.