Best known for his role in breaking the Enigma code during World War II, Alan Turing was a computing pioneer who helped shape the digital age we know today in laying the foundations of computer science. Most recently, he was crowned the most influential figure of the 20th Century.
He lived in Ennismore Avenue, Guildford as a boy, where his family would go for long walks in Stoke Park and on the North Downs. During his childhood, Alan Turing developed an interest in astronomy and from his Guildford home, spent hours looking up at the night sky and stargazing.
In honour of the former Surrey resident’s love of astronomy, we’ve pulled together a few of the stunning properties which have the perfect outdoor space for camping out and studying the night sky yourself.
On the market for £1,375,000
How many homes do you know that have a zip line from the terrace that accesses a tree house in your garden? And, what better hideaway for watching the night sky! This charming detached family home, featuring four bedrooms and stunning landscaped private gardens, is set within Peaslake village on the outskirts of Guildford. The gardens are truly impressive and cleverly landscaped over several levels and a visual treat due to the array of colour.
On the market for £5,000,000
Located on Alfold Road, Dunsfold, Barnfield is one of Surrey’s most attractive private estates comprising 50 acres with a country house, two secondary cottages and outbuildings. A magnificent kitchen/breakfast room with family sitting area is the heart of the house, opening out onto the beautiful gardens and woodland which surround the property making it the perfect setting to relax under the night sky.
On the market for £1,950,000
This six bedroom family home set within charming town of Haslemere. It has been superbly extended and renovated to offer substantial and luxurious accommodation. The gardens have been beautifully landscaped to offer a large full-width rear terrace for alfresco entertaining. The summerhouse at the rear of the garden could be used as an office or games room.
For more information about any of these homes contact The Grantley Group on 01483 407620.
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