The year is 1895 and Martians have invaded Surrey, destroying everything in sight with their heat rays…
At least, that’s what H.G. Wells was imagining when he was cycling around the village of Woking whilst working on his literary classic, War of the Worlds. One landmark that he would have gone past on an almost daily basis was St Peter’s memorial home on Maybury Hill, a convent run by the Anglican Sisterhood of St Peter.
Located just a few minutes from Well’s home, it is not surprising that this handsome red brick building at Oldfield Wood caught his eye. He eventually based the narrator of his story in a house opposite this prestigious building.
The convent has since been designated as a Grade ll listed building and has been converted into 28 apartments and houses. When the owner of one of these homes came to us looking for a London agent to sell their property we couldn’t help but fall in love with this gorgeous piece of history.
Take a closer look below:
With high ceilings and beautiful period features, this home is certain to impress.
Imagine curling up in front of this cozy fire.
The property boasts five spacious bedrooms – perfect for a growing family.
This home also benefits from a large kitchen, with plenty of space for friends and family.
The five acres of communal gardens at Oldfield Wood are exceptional.
With beautiful landscaping.
And a private residents tennis court.
This Woking home really is not one to be missed and would be perfect for someone working in the city who wants a taste of the country life, or has a growing family and needs more space. Commuting from Woking to London Waterloo takes less than 30 minutes, so you could be in the city in no time!
If you would like to find out more about Oldfield Wood, then please do get in touch.