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Hogs Back, Guildford

A unique and contemporary country residence set on the slopes of the ‘Hogs Back’ enjoying 7 acres
of parklike grounds surrounded by 600 acres of privatley owned fields and paddocks forming part
of the picturesque backdrop of the infamous Surrey Hills. Having owned the property from its orginal
construction our client has maintained and updated the property to a meticulous standard throughout

4 |

5 54

Guide Price £5,000,000
Horsell Office
01483 755222 | 5

4-5 6 5 Danes Hill, The Hockering, Woking

Guide Price £2,000,000 Set within the prestigious Hockering Estate a wonderful family house which has
Horsell Office been thoughtfully extended and tastefully finished to a very high standard by the
01483 755222 current owners.
Enjoying a secluded position the property offers excellent privacy. The gardens
6 | are well proportioned to front and rear and are a particular feature of this family home. | 7

3-4 5 1 High Street, Horsell

Guide price £1,100,000 This enchanting Grade II listed residence is steeped in history and believed to date from
Horsell Office the late 15th Century known as a Medieval Hall House. The property has been lovingly
01483 755222 cared for and retains its charm and character but also benefits from sympathetic updates.
More recently the property has been subject to a complete renovation.

45 4 Hook Heath Road, Hook Heath

Guide price £1,300,000 A substantial and impressive wing with accommodation just shy of 3500sqft
Horsell Office set in a highly sought after location with stunning south facing elevated views
01483 755222 across to Guildford. The property offers a wealth of character and period features
with tasteful modern more contemporary additions. A stunning professionally
landscaped rear garden enjoys covered seating areas, tiered lawns and a water
feature with Koi pond

8 |

54 3 Church Road, Horsell

Guide price £1,250,000 This charming detached family home is enviably positioned on highly regarded side road
Horsell Office within minutes of Horsell Village and under a mile from Woking Town Centre. Skilfully
01483 755222 updated and extended, this lovely home has much to offer with four good size double
bedrooms and three bathrooms. Excellent off street parking, secluded rear garden and
heated indoor pool.

5 6/7 4 Lydele Close, Horsell

Guide price £1,350,000 A wonderful family home tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac within a 10-15 minute
Horsell Office walk from Woking town centre. Having undergone a complete refurbishment and
01483 755222 extension programme the property offers in excess of 4100 sqft of immaculately
presented accommodation split over three floors. | 9

5 66 Onslow Road, Burwood Park

Asking Price £4,500,000 A beautifully appointed six bedroom new build home extending in excess of 8300
Horsell Office sqft including staff accommodation, with carefully planned living space extending
01483 755222 over three floors. This uniquely designed property with classical elevations and
extensive interior space incorporates a bespoke feature helical dark American
10 | wood staircase, on a south facing plot of approximately 0.6 acre.

8 55

Asking price £4,500,000
Horsell Office
01483 755222

12 |

Church Lane, Finchampstead

A fine country house, believed to date from the late 1920’s in the Queen Anne Style, set
in beautiful grounds of around 30 acres. Situated close to St. James Parish Church in
Finchampstead, this iconic property enjoys stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
The house is approached through an electric gate and by an impressive driveway adjacent to
the ornamental Lake. | 13


In eight years George Baker has realised his lifelong dream
of training racehorses. This is his story

16 |

‘Manton is an
extraordinary place
to train. The facilities

rank amongst the
finest in Europe, and
the grass gallops are

beyond compare’ | 17

I t’s 1995 and I’m sitting on the sitting on that tube train every weekday Final. And smashing a backhand down the
tube headed into the Square Mile, morning, probably with the Racing Post line past a floundering Boris Becker.
London’s financial district to the tucked inside my Financial Times. Looking
offices of Baring Securities. Baring’s, forward to the weekend and the chance to But in the real world, I worked in the
the oldest merchant bank in existence, and go racing.  City. I followed my favourite sports with
a job for life, or so I thought. a passion. I worked my holidays around
I was never going to be a racehorse the Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot and
If Nick Leeson and his cohorts had trainer. Sure, I dreamt of being a racehorse Glorious Goodwood. I even had a tiny
not brought the bank crashing down trainer. But I also dreamt of opening the share of a not very good racehorse with
in a frenzy of confusion, lies and batting for England at Lords. And scoring Derby winning trainer Roger Charlton. 
mismanagement, perhaps I would still be the winning goal for QPR in an FA Cup
The catalyst that sent my life spiralling
18 |

into the, at times, crazy world of being The dust settled. ING bought Baring’s where the best horses needed to act on
a racehorse trainer came unexpectedly. with a pound coin. I lost my job. I went rock-hard ground, slippery ground, sandy
The catalyst was the demise of Barings. to live in Saigon. Saigon was actually ground and swampy ground – all during
Overnight, we became embroiled in a called Ho Chi Minh City, but we preferred the same race.
global news story. The tabloids loved the “Saigon”. I worked hard. We all worked
tale because there was a rogue trader hard. We also played hard. We lived a In 2000, I came home. I married the
who had gone missing on an Asian completely unrealistic but utterly magical remarkable Candida. We worked together
island. The broadsheets loved it because expatriate life. I went racing at weekends for her parents for a year or three. I went
a mighty and much respected institution at Saigon’s only racecourse, where you racing at weekends and sometimes on
had been brought to its knees.  could only bet on the dual forecast and weekdays. Wolverhampton, Warwick,
Stratford, Worcester and others were | 19

Work morning
on the Barton

within striking distance. My work racehorses now. Paul gave me a chance. had been taken away. What now?
colleagues thought I was on a course. I am eternally grateful. What now indeed? A couple of people
In a sense, I was.
In 2006, a newspaper called The mentioned, whilst probably under the
One night, over a glass or two, I met Sportsman was formed to take on the influence, that if I took out a licence to train
racehorse trainer Paul Webber. Paul was Racing Post’s monopoly. I wrote a lot of racehorses, they would support me. The
looking for an assistant trainer. I told him the features. I tipped horses as the touch paper was lit. Forms were requested
I knew the right man and he told me to Lambourn Correspondent. I was being and filled in. Places on courses at The
bring him along to his stables at Cropredy paid to go racing. My hobby and passion British Racing School were booked. A
Lawn in Oxfordshire. I drove up the drive. had become my job. house was sold, a family moved, stables
If he had laughed, rolled his eyes, and in Warwickshire secured. The impossible
sent me on my way, I would not be training When The Sportsman folded, I was dream was taking flight.
distraught. My free pass to the racecourse
20 |

I have held a licence to train for eight because you have people you can trust been some very big days at Royal Ascot,
years. Our journey has taken us from around you. I am very lucky that my wife Goodwood, Newmarket, Dubai, Istanbul
a farm in Warwickshire to the famous Candida, and my assistant trainers Patrick and elsewhere.
Whitsbury Racing Stables in Hampshire. and Valerie Murphy, have invested in my
And from there to the historic Manton where dreams. We spend a lot of our lives not I never believed that I could possibly live
champion racehorses have been trained for winning, but the good days are very good. my dream. I have given up hope of opening
over 150 years. the batting at Lords, and the FA Cup final is
Manton is an extraordinary place to train. not going to happen. For me or QPR. But I
“Surround yourself with the right people The facilities rank amongst the finest in have a licence to train racehorses, we are
and you will give yourself half a chance,” Europe, and the grass gallops are beyond not making complete fools of ourselves,
I was once told by a wise man. And it is compare. We have trained approaching and this particular dream has come to
brilliant advice. If you can delegate, it is 400 winners in eight years. And there have fruition. Long may it continue. | 21

3 4-5 3 Ockley, Dorking

Asking Price £1,250,000 An exceptional detached, contemporary four bedroom family home with a large south
Dorking Office facing garden. The property is located in the semi-rural location of Ockley, which is
01306 776674 surrounded by miles of countryside yet is within easy access of the nearby towns Dorking
and Horsham. The double aspect family room could be used as an additional 5th bedroom
or great den.

2 42 Pixham Lane, Dorking

Asking Price £1,250,000 A very interesting contemporary four bedroom family home with the added
Dorking Office advantage of two separate apartments that could be rented out or used as an
01306 776674 annex, large gardens including a paddock, with views towards Box Hill bordering
the River Mole and all within walking distance of Dorking town centre and mainline
22 | train station. This wonderful family home has been improved and upgraded in
recent years.

56 4 Downside Road, Guildford

Guide price £1,750,000 Enviably set in one of Guildford’s most requested residential roads on the edge of the
Guildford Office town this detached family home enjoys magnificent views and offers fantastic scope for
01483 576833 improvement or enlargement, subject to the relevant consents.

34 2 Epsom Road, Guildford

Guide price £1,250,000 A character, period town house dating from the 1850’s with many original features
Guildford Office such as open fireplaces, stripped wood floors and exposed beams. The property
01483 576833 benefits from an unusually large walled garden, a garage and off-street parking
and is conveniently located close to Guildford’s Upper High Street. | 23

4 62 Farnham Road, Farnham

Asking Price £1,295,000 A beautifully presented and substantial (Circa 4828 sq ft) six bedroom detached family
Farnham Office home, situated in a semirural yet highly convenient position on the outskirts of Farnham,
01252 719896 boasting level grounds of approximately 2.5 acres and a large attached barn/garage
offering huge potential for conversion, subject to consents. The property has been
impressively refurbished.

4 55 Guildford Road, Farnham

Asking Price £1,100,000 A beautifully presented, extended five bedroom character family home, with four
Farnham Office separate reception rooms, a fabulous three room annexe and a triple garage. The
01252 719896 property backs directly on to fields and boasts stunning views towards Farnham,
situated in a peaceful yet highly convenient location within easy reach of both
24 | Farnham and Guildford town centres. No onward chain.

47 4 Blackdown Avenue, Pyrford,

OIRO £1,550,000 A truly outstanding and imposing seven bedroom detached family residence believed to
West Byfleet Office have been built by W.G Tarrant. The property is situated in arguably the finest avenue in
01932 354494 Pyrford, within walking distance of the village centre, mainline train station and golf course.
This magnificent home is set within an exceptional plot extending to 1/3 of an acre. Lovely
sunny and secluded south-west facing garden.

4-5 5-6 4 West Byfleet, Surrey

OIEO £1,450,000 Situated within one of West Byfleet’s most prestigious private roads, an
West Byfleet Office outstanding,completely refurbished five/six bedroom family home. This fabulous
01932 354494 property is set within a magnificent south-west facing plot of 0.33 acres. All
bathrooms and kitchen/hallway boast under floor heating. Digital sound system
throughout. Just over 4,500 gross external square feet of arguably the best
entertaining space in West Byfleet. | 25

5 74 Compton Way, South Farnham

Asking Price £2,750,000 A magnificent country house with accommodation totaling 6984 sq ft set in
Farnham Office beautiful private grounds of approximate 1 acre with swimming pool and tennis
01252 719896 court, situated in the exclusive Moor park area of South Farnham. This impressive
country house provides the ideal family layout with beautifully presented, light and
26 | airy accommodation throughout.

Berry Lane, Worplesdon

An outstanding Arts and Crafts country house dating back to the 1920s offering fabulous family
accommodation as well as delightful secondary accommodation, set in beautifully landscaped
grounds amounting to 3.85 acres bordering Worplesdon Golf Course and equestrian fields.
Featuring elegant beautifully presented interiors. This combined with an exceptional rural setting
and the added benefit of convenience for numerous amenities.

28 |

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Guide Price £3,350,000
Horsell Office
01483 755222 | 29

45 4 Heathfield Close, Woking

Guide price £2,000,000 An impressive, individually designed contemporary five bedroom family home. Modelled
Horsell Office to an exceptionally high standard with many bespoke features, the accommodation,
01483 755222 spanning in excess of 5200 sq. ft., is arranged over three floors, offering great
entertaining and living space.
The grounds include excellent off street parking with secure gated entry and a superb
lawn garden at rear enjoying much privacy and seclusion.

30 |

5 54 Wych Hill Lane, Woking

Asking Price £1,685,000 This iconic period home is believed to have been built for Brigadier General BL
Horsell Office Anley in the early 1920’s and to this day remains a most interesting and exceptional
01483 755222 property. Approached via a long sweeping driveway with turning circle, the full
facade and backdrop is revealed, set in an elevated position with views out
towards Guildford and the North Downs. | 31

A touch of class

If you’re looking for somewhere special to celebrate an important anniversary or relax at a spa with a
Ndifference, Pennyhill Park in Bagshot is the place to go
estling in 123 acres of pretty 1609. It was known then as Pennyhill field world at the time. He planted specimen trees
Surrey countryside is the and was thought to be a warning beacon to create a magnificent park and impressive
exclusive hotel and spa, Pennyhill point and part of the national defence avenue in the grounds. Hodges also became

Park. With its many accolades system set in place to warn against the one of Bagshot’s benefactors, founding the

and award-winning restaurants, it is no arrival of the Spanish Armada. Working Men’s Institute in the High Street

surprise that this corner of Bagshot is The construction of the house was started and, at his own expense, he provided the

a favourite with sports stars and A-list in 1849 by James Hodges, an accomplished first piped water supply to the village. The

celebrities alike. civil engineer from Kent, who went on to original house was completed in 1851.

The first reference to Pennyhill Park’s land manage the construction of Montreal’s James Hodges died in 1879 and the

can be found in the Tithe Land Registry of Victoria Bridge, the longest bridge in the next occupant of Pennyhill Park was Louis

32 |

Schott, a German banker. He added the the owner of British Abrasives Ltd, Colin to a world class, five-star hotel with a variety
Orangery in 1881 – the site of the current Heywood in 1935. He is credited with the of stunning facilities, including a 45,000
45,000 sq ft Spa. Louis died in 1901 and the terracing of the formal gardens, combining sq ft Spa, two award-winning restaurants,
house was then occupied until 1922 by his fruit, flowers and vegetables in oblong and a 9-hole golf course and most recently, it
nephew, Louis Floershim. He extended the square beds, surrounded by box hedging. became the HQ of England Rugby with a
house in 1903 in neo-Tudor style using Bath training facility and rugby pitch.
stone. For a period during World War 1 After his death in 1972, the house was
the house served as a ‘rest house’ for left to his family. It was then sold to Peter ROOM WITH A VIEW
officers from the nearby Royal Military Garbut and his son Michael, who opened it
Academy in Sandhurst. as a hotel in 1973. As you would expect from a hotel of
this class, each one of the 124 rooms
From 1922, until his death in 1933, Sir Exclusive Hotels and Venues bought is individually designed with the guests’
Lyndsey Byron Peters KBE was living in Pennyhill Park in 1983 and it has since comfort in mind. All the rooms have
the house. The estate was then bought by been completely transformed. It has been oversized beds and handmade mattresses
expanded from a 17-bedroom country house | 33

Relax in style in The Granary’s
The Granary self-contained

dressed with the finest Egyptian cotton. beams, which are set off beautifully by a Thermal Heaven, you can see why. This
You’ll find ornate four-poster hand-carved bespoke lighting scheme. The open-plan is the most advanced thermal sequencing
beds and wrought iron bed frames, hand- room also features a freestanding, copper- experience in the UK with herbal saunas,
painted in Italy. And for that extra special lined bath, so you can just lie back and aromatic laconium tepidarium, ice cave,
touch there is even a pillow menu! enjoy the beautiful views. schnapps steam room and even foot
massage thrones.
The bathrooms are equally as stunning, On the ground floor there is a bright
with Italian marble, terracotta or mosaic dining/study area, with a sofa bed, desk and If you fancy being a bit more active
tiling. Heated floors keep the temperature spacious luxury bathroom. The whole suite during your stay, there is a 3,000sq ft
perfect and soft and fluffy robes and towels is decorated using a palette of warm rustic gym, featuring Technogym cardiovascular
are piled high. Facilities are top-spec here colours and sumptuous fabrics, echoing the resistance equipment with individual
too, with double rain bar showers, steam building’s original use as a granary. entertainment systems and a large Cybex
showers, horizontal shower beds, clawed free weights area. There is also an exercise
foot roll-tops, glass baths and Victorian-style TREAT YOURSELF studio with a wide range of classes. The
baths with a central champagne bucket, spa is adults-only, offering treatments for
perfect for sharing. You cannot stay at Pennyhill Park without men and women, spa days, spa breaks and
a visit to the luxurious Spa, which boasts Exclusive Membership.
In the past two years, 18 of the suites an extensive outdoor decking area with
have been refurbished and offer top-of-the seating for up to 200 people. Also outside
range facilities. But the lynchpin in Pennyhill is a heated 25-metre pool, a pool bar, fire
Park’s ongoing development programme is pit, wicker loungers and sun canopies.
the opening of The Granary, a new luxury In all there are eight indoor and outdoor
stand-alone suite. pools, including an indoor pool with
underwater music! All eight pools have
Located beside the Spa, The Granary ozone treated water.
stands within a private landscaped garden
and features exposed roof beams and a Inside there are 21 treatment rooms,
double-height ceiling. The master bedroom including three doubles and a wet room.
is located on the first floor and has been The spa has received ‘5 Bubbles’ from
designed to showcase the original roof the Good Spa Guide, and after a visit to

34 |


Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to
dining, with two award-winning restaurants, a
restaurant in The Spa, The Ascot Bar, lounges
and terraces, and private dining rooms. If you
have a special night to celebrate, award-winning
chef, Matt Worswick will create an unforgettable
meal at The Latymer. The Brasserie, also
recently refurbished, has more a casual
feel – perfect for a girlie lunch. But for a truly
memorable dining experience, book for the
Chef’s Table. You’ll be seated in the heart of the
main kitchen, where you can enjoy a bespoke
tasting menu and watch it being created through
interactive glass panels!


Pennyhill Park is in a prime location for visiting
a wealth of world-renowned events in the
area. From Royal Ascot or the Farnborough
International Airshow, to Henley Royal Regatta
and the Six Nations Rugby Championship, the
hotel is ideally positioned. This and the beautiful
facilities on offer could be one of the reasons
A-list celebs, such as Cameron Diaz, Justin
Timberlake and Michael Douglas come and stay
here. You might want to pack your selfie stick! | 35

5 65 High Drive, Oxshott

Asking Price £2,250,000 An executive residence situated on the gated Danes Way Estate, in the
Horsell Office picturesque Surrey village of Oxshott. The property provides superior
01483 755222 accommodation arranged over three floors and incorporates all the luxury items
you would expect from a home of this quality.Features include heating, an ‘I Light’
36 | mood lighting system to the main reception rooms and master bedroom suite.

7 5-6 6 Watersplash Lane, Ascot

Guide price £1,745,000 A superb five-bedroom, six bathroom family home, with accommodation in excess
Horsell Office of 4,300 sq.ft. over three floors, enjoying a south-facing garden, located in the
01483 755222 village of Cheapside, overlooking Crown land and on the edge of Windsor Great
Park. The property was architecturally designed and traditionally constructed in
2001, to a high standard and specification. | 37

6 76

Asking Price £3,500,000
Farnham Office
01252 719896

38 |

Durford Wood, Petersfield

A magnificent family home set in secluded grounds of approximately 6.6 acres boasting, in total, circa 11,216 sq ft of light and
airy accommodation with the most wonderful southerly views. The property is approached via a large gated driveway located
towards the end of a private residential road on the prestigious Durford Wood Estate. The original 1920’s house has been
significantly extended and skilfully designed incorporating principle rooms at the rear of the property, maximising its wonderful
position and far reaching views. EPC rating C. | 39

4 43 Holly Bank Road, Hook Heath

Asking Price £1,450,000 Understood to date from around 1920, this detached family home positioned within much
Horsell Office sought after Hook Heath built was originally built by W G Tarrant, a well-known local builder
01483 755222 and strong supporter of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Cyclists and walkers can step out
to rural countryside on Guildford downs and nearby Surrey Hills is recognized as an area of
outstanding natural beauty.

47 6 Old Avenue, West Byfleet

Guide Price £2,200,000 NEW BUILD! Electrically-operated double gates announce the entrance to
West Byfleet Office this stunning property home from Old Avenue. Enjoying a secluded plot of 0.5
01932 354494 acres with mature south-facing landscaped grounds located in the heart of West
Byfleet village, this brand new family home offers remarkable accommodation
approaching 6500 sq ft providing three levels of contemporary family living at its
most luxurious.

40 |

6 64 Stafford Lake, Bisley

Asking Price £1,500,000 Set in a lovely semi-rural location and offering well-presented accommodation with
Knaphill Office a wonderful three acres of paddock land and gardens complete with stabling,
01483 798969 livery facilities and a heated indoor swimming pool spread out, this stunning
property offers excellent scope to create a self-contained annex with minimal fuss,
making this ideal for the modern family. | 41

8 55 Waverley Drive, Wentworth

Asking Price £4,350,000 Enviably set on the main island of the world renowned ‘Wentworth Estate’ this
Horsell Office secluded one acre gated plot with beautifully landscaped grounds offers the
01483 755222 perfect position for this newly built bespoke property. Accommodation extends
to just over 5100sqft providing three levels of contemporary family living at its
42 | most luxurious. Offering an impressive fusion of classical Georgian and modern
contemporary architecture.

47 3 Danes Hill, The Hockering

Guide Price £2,650,000 Set within stunning grounds of approximately 1.65 acres in a private road in the
Woking Office prestigious Hockering Estate, this beautiful home has undergone extensive renovation,
01483 757700 including sympathetic restoration of many of the original character features, with
palatial and extensive accommodation split over three floors. Featuring dual aspect
sitting room with large bay windows overlooking the substantial gardens. | 43

SOLD 2 Horsell Park, Horsell

4 5-6 Rarely available, in a beautiful setting within easy reach of the village, the style of this
property is truly unique and visually pleasing, arts and crafts inspired and built in the era
Guide price £1,250,000 and style of the infamous Surrey builder ‘W G Tarrent’. Downstairs has been substantially
Horsell Office extended to add an additional wing. Fantastic sized plot.
01483 755222

34 2 SOLD

Guide price £1,250,000 Chobham Park Lane, Chobham
Horsell Office
01483 755222 Set on just over half an acre with panoramic views of neighbouring paddocks, this rather
unique property is believed to originally date back to 1874 and has been the subject to
tasteful alterations, extensions and additions.
A particular feature of the property alongside the charm of the main house is the extensive
detached garaging and adjoining accommodation, understood to be a former dairy barn.

44 |

Lighting up Woking © Ian Rudgewick Brown

DLooking to indulge your inner culture vulture? Look no further than a trip to The Lightbox
riving through Woking you’d it has gone from strength to strength, even Renoir, John Constable, Damien Hirst and
be hard-pressed to miss The winning the Prime Minister’s Big Society Gertude Jekyll.
Lightbox. The stunning metal- Award in 2012.
The latest exhibition to take up residence

faced building, designed by The project began 23 years ago when a at the gallery is called ‘Camden Town Group:

London Eye architects Marks Barfield, rises group of local volunteers decided to try and Art for the Edwardian Era’. It showcases

up like a beacon between the banks of the establish a cultural centre in the Woking historically significant work by the Camden

Basingstoke canal and the Chobham Road. area. A well-orchestrated fundraising Town Group of artists, known for their

The gallery and museum has divided campaign followed and The Lightbox depiction of social and cultural life in Britain

residents since building began in 2002. Many opened in 2007. It has four galleries, one in the years leading up to World War 1.

questioned whether it was a worthwhile use that features a permanent exhibition on the One of the highlights of the exhibition

of local money and the recipient of a Heritage history of the town, with the remaining three is ‘In Sickerts House’ (1907) by Harold

Lottery Fund grant. But after receiving its first housing temporary shows. Past exhibitions Gilman. This painting is a great example of

national award just six months after opening, have included the likes of Elizabeth Frink, the collaborative nature of the group. Often

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members would use each other as subjects perfect for whiling away a Sunday morning. a difference, it is definitely worth a visit.
or depict each other’s houses in their work. In 2015 the Café was Highly Commended in This unique venue is also available for
the Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards for
While a permanent, full-time team, led Best Tea and Coffee Shop in recognition of hire and there is a full timetable of events
by Director Marilyn Scott, keep the venue its tasty and locally-sourced menu of light taking place throughout the year, including
running like clockwork, they are ably lunches and delicious cakes. talks, tours, workshops and the monthly
assisted by a group of cheerful volunteers. Joke in the Box comedy nights. Special
Next to the Café is the arts and craft events not to miss at the end of November
As well as the many and varied Shop, which is full of carefully chosen, include the annual Arts and Crafts Fair and
exhibitions, The Lightbox is also much more original gifts including books, accessories, a new Festive Fun Night.
than just a gallery. It has a very popular cards, ceramics and jewellery. Many of
Café and in the summer the canal-side these items are handcrafted by local The Lightbox is open Tuesday-Saturday:
courtyard is a lovely place to enjoy the southeast design-makers so are truly 10.30am-5pm and Sunday: 11am-4pm. Visit
sunshine.In the cooler months there is individual. If you’re looking for a gift with for details.
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Guildford Road, Ottershaw

A fabulous family home built in 1908 offering six bedrooms, six reception rooms and self-
contained secondary accommodation. The property enjoys 5 acres of beautifully kept parklike
grounds on the cusp of Horsell Common and Ottershaw, just over two miles of Woking town
centre. Approached via automatic gates, the distinctive welcoming rear courtyard and
elevations set the tone of this truly charming property.

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