The district of Tandridge is the fifth smallest in Surrey and has second lowest population density in the county. The District is almost entirely covered by the Green Belt (approximately 94%) and only 12% of the area is currently developed. The district is blessed with having nearly a third of its land as open space or woodland and two thirds for agricultural use, making this a truly peaceful and beautiful area.
However, building on designated Green Belt land is an on-going issue for councils and this chiefly rural district is no different. With 19 conservation areas, 600 listed buildings, of which 20 are recognised as being of outstanding national interest and designated Grade I, eight Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), 6 Local Nature Reserves and over a third of the District designated as being either an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Great Landscape Value – all means that viable land for new homes is very limited.
Indeed, finding sites to build new homes in the area is so incredibly hard that it took award-winning house builder, Millgate, years to find the right location for their latest development in Surrey – Trevereux.
Last year the Millgate acquisitions team finally purchased a property in Oxted, previously the Marie Currie Research Institute until 2010, perched on the edge of an escarpment with far reaching, grandstand views across Surrey and Kent.
The innovative new Trevereux development has transformed a derelict old building into six luxury apartments where Millgate have used one façade of the original building and three further indulgent country mansions.
Rupert Connell, Partner of Knight Frank, who has been appointed as selling agents of Trevereux comments:
“Trevereux is cutting edge. The older building has been redeveloped to incorporate six luxury apartments as good as any 5* hotel; you literally feel like you have stepped into a top end London hotel! The three separate dwellings are also incredible; two are traditional homes, kitted out with the very best in luxury fixtures and fittings and the third house has been designed with ultra-modern futuristic look. This house has jaw-dropping views through the largest floor to rooftop windows imaginable; the main ground floor living area is vast and would be an incredible venue for people that enjoy entertaining.
Oxted “The local village of Oxted is delightful with quaint shops, pretty coffee houses and good quality restaurants. The area is awash with quality schools such as Woldingham Girls School, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge – all leading public schools. Kent is blessed with grammar schools which are easily commutable from here – Judds at Tonbridge and Cranbrook are both outstanding schools.”
Oxted itself boasts a small cinema and a much-loved Waitrose, which earlier this year, according to Savills Estate Agency could possibly drive up property prices by as much as 50%. Zoopla suggests that house prices have increased by 8.4% in the past 5 years and are continuing to rise so property is looking good in this area of outstanding beauty.
Trevereux itself is situated just outside Oxted in a tiny hamlet known as Limpsfield Chart. Blessed with its own pub selling locally brewed ale, a village green and a pretty church this really is rural Surrey at its finest.
Jonathan Cranley, Sales and Marketing Director for Millgate comments:
Trevereux “Trevereux has been such an exciting development for us. Converting a property that has a place in history makes it all the more special and the ultra-modern house on this development is a completely new design for us – we are very proud to be launching a state of the art home to our clients.”
Guide price for the apartments will start from £1,250,000 and the detached homes from £3,750,000. For more details on this incredible new development please contact Millgate on 0118 934 3344or visit www.millgatehomes.co.uk.
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