Smalls Hill Road, Horley, RH6

Offers Over £2,000,000


Little Chantersluer is a fine and beautifully presented Grade II listed period property which sits on 1.5 acres in a semi-rural location surrounded by farmland just to the north of the hamlet of Norwood Hill in Horley, Surrey. NO ONWARD CHAIN



Little Chantersluer is a fine and beautifully presented Grade II listed period property which sits on 1.5 acres in a semi-rural location surrounded by farmland just to the north of the hamlet of Norwood Hill in Horley, Surrey. NO ONWARD CHAIN

THE MAIN HOUSE (Grade II listed)
Little Chantersluer has been estimated to be of 13th century origins by Historic England and other groups. The local planning authority (LPA) considers that the earliest fabrics visible within the house places it amongst four others within the borough with such early origins. Domestic Buildings Research Group (DBRG) Surrey 1991 report records the house as a fragment of an early hall house ‘perhaps of some significance’. It has been extensively adapted and refurbished over the years.

The accommodation is both flexible and well-proportioned and as you would expect of a property of this age, it also retains many fine original features.

Downstairs the accommodation consists of an entrance lobby, family room, drawing room with inglenook fireplace, snug with low level bay window looking over the front lawn, further historic room with open fire place (used as a sixth bedroom by the current owners), study, a magnificent Smallbone kitchen and breakfast room with AGA, utility room, boot room and cloakroom.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms that all enjoy lovely views out over the surrounding gardens and countryside beyond, a family bathroom and a shower/wet room.

The snug and further room on the ground floor appear to have formed the original dwelling that derived the name Little Chantersluer, originally thought to have been the ‘early hall house’.
The walls of the snug expose the roof timbers of that original dwelling.
The drawing room and upstairs are estimated to have been added during the 16th century, with timbers likely sourced from a nearby building that was being taken down. This is most evident in the loft where many roof timbers are smoke-blackened, indicating that they likely came from a medieval building with an open internal fire/hearth.
The small door to the under stairs cupboard in the drawing room and door to the master bedroom are both thought to be hundreds of years old.
The large kitchen and breakfast room, together with the study and boot room where added by the previous owners during the 1990s.

THE COTTAGE (Not listed)
The separate self-contained one bedroom cottage is thought to have been converted from a stable block/outbuildings. It is a well-proportioned, underfloor heated accommodation consisting of sitting/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room and bedroom.
With its own private patio area, it could provide ancillary accommodation for guests, live-in staff or family members.

THE BARN (Grade II listed)
The magnificent 4-bay timber barn is believed to date from the 17th century. It has been sensitively refurbished to provide a stunning entertaining/living space with underfloor heating. It comprises a gallery, main barn space with in-floor cellar, plus kitchen, shower room, changing area and cloakroom.

Set well-back from Smalls Hill Road down a long private driveway, Little Chantersluer is approached via a tarmac shingle drive that terminates in a large turning circle to the front of a triple garage block and the barn. A picket gate leads visitors down across the main lawn past the cottage to the front door of the main house.
The surrounding gardens and grounds, with several large mature trees, have been beautifully maintained over the years and provide large expanses of lawn and well-stocked borders and beds that offer an all-round succession of blooms. There is a pond and a wild meadow to the south of the main house. In addition there is an all-weather tennis court, air-source heated swimming pool, pool house with WC and plenty of space around the pool for entertaining.
There is a further patio for outdoor entertaining nestled to the rear of the house with views to the mature holm evergreen oak with tree house.


Little Chantersluer enjoys a semi-rural location surrounded by farmland just to the north of the hamlet of Norwood Hill which is centred around very popular gastropub, The Fox Revived which has appeared in The Good Pub Guide for the last three years.

Horley is a small, mainly residential town, halfway between London and the south coast of England. The town centre has a great department store, Collingwood Batchelor, and a large Waitrose as well as cafes, pubs, restaurants, theatre and library. Trains run from Horley station to London or the coast.

Larger centres with more comprehensive amenities include Dorking, Reigate and Redhill.

There is excellent road access to Gatwick Airport and the M23 & M25 for the wider motorway network, London and the south coast.

With Gatwick only 6 minutes’ drive away where trains to London take half an hour, you can be at Victoria in no time.The popular town of Reigate is a ten-minute drive, with a south London vibe of fabulous shopping, a great choice of cuisine and an Everyman cinema. The location is ideal for a family wanting rural life with a quick commute.

There is also a great choice of schools in the area, both state and independent, including Copthorne Preparatory School, Micklefield, Horley Infant, Reigate Grammar, Reigate College, Reigate Secondary, The Hawthorns, Oakwood Secondary, Dunottar, St. Mary’s Preparatory, Redehall, Reigate Priory, the Royal Alexandra & Albert and Hurtwood House who describe themselves as “the most exciting school in England”.

The wonderful surrounding countryside, including the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provides a varied landscape for a variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, horse riding and nature spotting. There are numerous golf courses within the area including Walton Heath, Reigate Heath, Gatton Manor, Bletchingley, Reigate Hill, Copthorne, Dorking & Betchworth Park. Other sporting facilities include a choice of cricket, football, tennis, squash, rugby, croquet and bowls within the surrounding towns and villages.


Price:Offers Over £2,000,000



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