Star property over £500,000

Part of a historic stately home, the word ‘flat’ barely does justice to this astonishing four-bedroom ground-floor property.

The Albury Park estate near Guildford in Surrey has been the seat of Earls, parliamentarians and bankers since it was built in the 19th Century.

The Grade II-listed stately home at its heart has now been divided into flats and this is one of them, which has been tastefully updated without losing any period grandeur.

It is for sale with a guide price of £2,500,000 and is marketed by Savills, Guildford at OnTheMarket.

The generous proportions of the drawing room with its high ceilings are replicated by the kitchen, which has wooden vaulted roof beams, and all four main bedrooms.

There is a mezzanine study above the kitchen currently being used as a snug.

Within the lower ground floor is a cavern style bar with a spa, sauna, gym and wine cellar.

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Outside, the apartment has direct access onto a private terrace and landscaped garden, which overlooks the fine lawn and communal grounds extending to around five acres.

All is contained within the Duke of Northumberland’s 150-acre parkland.

The house was designed by Augustus Pugin, creator of the interiors the Palace of Westminster and the Elizabeth Tower which houses the Big Ben bell.

Close by are the charming villages of Albury and Shere, which lie within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

St Martha’s chapel on the hill, Blackheath, Silent Pool, Newlands Corner and other well-known beauty spots are all within easy reach and the neighbouring countryside offers miles of wonderful walking, cycling and riding.

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