Situated in a semi-rural setting on the outskirts of Forest Row is this characterful three-bedroom property. Once part of a substantial mansion house, built in the traditional Sussex style, it was majorly renovated in the 1920s. The house and gardens retain a wealth of features of this elegant period: including beautiful ceiling roses and cornicing, oak parquet flooring, character door and window furniture, original sash windows, a vast sandstone fireplace in the drawing room and other period fireplaces throughout. The southern-most wing has been used as a separate family home since the house was divided after the 1950s. Throughout the property, large windows allow plenty of natural light. On entering the property, you are guided to a spacious reception hall, leading to a double aspect drawing room with bay window, and a double aspect dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and guest wc are likewise on the ground floor. A wide staircase with oak banister leads upstairs from the hall. On the first floor there are three large bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sizeable master bedroom suite extends to some 26ft and features a bay window, ample fitted storage and an en-suite bathroom with period tiling. The two further bedrooms are also spacious (19ft and 17ft) and feature original fireplaces with attractive Delft tiles. The family and en-suite bathrooms feature cast iron bath tubs, chrome taps, ceramic basins and marble surrounds.
The property is situated on the edge of Forest Row village, desirable for its location close to the 6,400 acres of Ashdown Forest and the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Course (which backs onto the garden). Within the village there are a host of amenities, including many independent shops, eateries and services. Schooling is well represented in both the state and independent sector, including Michael Hall Steiner School, Ashdown House and Brambletye schools. There are many further amenities available in the town of East Grinstead (4.4 miles): a comprehensive range of shops, and frequent trains to Croydon and London from its mainline train station. The magical Bluebell Railway is easily accessed in East Grinstead. Road links are excellent via the M25/M23 motorways, with easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
To the front, a large gravel forecourt, enclosed by yew and leylandii hedges, provides substantial parking (shared with neighbour). The front door is accessed via a York stone paved patio with space for planters, in addition to the existing well-established camellias, and climbers such as jasmine, passion flower, clematis and honeysuckle. A wrought-iron gate affords access to the garden: a York stone terrace on both the south-east and south-west aspects of the house, encircled by lawn; a wooded area of golden azaleas and pink rhododendrons. Tall trees, including sweet chestnut, oak, leylandii and willow provide a feeling of seclusion.
2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite)
Drawing Room/Dining Room
Total of approx. 2648 Sq Ft / 246 Sq M