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A property has been documented on the site of The Clockhouse back to the 14th century. It is only within the past 150 years that The Clockhouse has been known by that name being formerly called Risbregg (Rice Bridge) with records first appearing in 1307. The first reference to a building on the site was in 1420 as a tenant farm which, for most of its existence, farmed over 100 acres of the surrounding area. As evidence of its interesting history, the property has period decorative hand painting in the upper reception rooms as well as the priest hole, which is accessed from a current bathroom.
The house has been extended over the centuries with a substantial Southerly wing added in the mid-18th century. This Georgian wing affords elegant proportioned rooms with delightful aspects across the garden and lake. The current owner who purchased The Clockhouse in 2002 has since carried out a substantial restoration programme and sensitive improvements to re-instate this beautiful and historic country residence.
The current owner has details of all the previous owners including their wills, dating back to the 13th century of which the first is believed to be the Barron De Risbregg.
The Clockhouse is set in the beautiful Surrey countryside and is to the south of Capel, a much sought-after village. The property has direct access to a long bridleway immediately outside the gates leading on to the beautiful fields and countryside in the surrounding area, ideal for families wishing to enjoy the country life or Equestrian enthusiasts.
Facilities in the village include a 16th century public house, shops, church, village hall, school and recreation ground. The A24 gives convenient access should further comprehensive shopping and recreational needs be required with Dorking and Horsham located just a couple of miles away.
Horsham and Dorking have main line stations whilst Ockley station is only 1 ½ miles away giving access to London Victoria and Waterloo. There are excellent schools in the area, including a primary school in Capel, Cranleigh Preparatory School, Farlington School in Warnham, Belmont School in Holmbury St Mary and St Theresaâ€™s at Effingham to names just a few....Read full description