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This striking property is the central section of a late Georgian country house, steeped in grandeur and standing in its own plot of approximately 1.5 acres. The property has much charm, with original elements of the former hunting lodge having been retained, including a portion of the original staircase and entrance hall. The welcoming entrance hall leads through to a capacious drawing room with a fireplace and bay window where one can look out over the well tended lawns. The kitchen has been renewed in recent years with a range of granite topped units and circular breakfast bar. The downstairs is completed by a dual aspect dining room, study and sitting room with woodburning stove set in a feature fireplace. The rooms throughout retain an elegance of the Georgian era with their high ceilings and large windows.
The first floor is well proportioned with four bedrooms leading off a generous landing area. The dual aspect master bedroom is flooded with light and has an ensuite bathroom. A further three bedrooms enjoy views over the front or rear gardens and are serviced by a family bathroom. The property offers potential, subject to feasibility, to convert the second attic floor where there are two former staff rooms as well as extensive storage space. In addition, there is a cellar complex, comprising boiler room, wine cellar, work shop and what was originally the game larder.
The property is situated in the most pleasant location between Pease Pottage and the popular village of Handcross. Handcross has numerous amenities including a High Street, convenience store with Post Office, butcher and boutique shops, GP practice, dental surgery and the renowned National Trust Nymans gardens. There is an excellent primary school and two independent preparatory schools wihtin a few minutes drive of the property. Other notable schools in the area include Worth, Ardingly College and Hurstpierpoint College. The A23 provides fast access to Brighton and the coast where there are extensive shopping and leisure facilities. The property is within easy reach of Three Bridges and Haywards Heath mainline railway stations with regular services to London Bridge, London Victoria and Bedford in addition to Gatwick Airport and the M25, making it an ideal location.
Whilst taking in the view of the handsome country house, a shared driveway leads to the front of the property. There is private parking directly outside with charging point for electric vehicles and an additional double garage adjacent to the front. The grounds to the front are laid to lawn with a plethora of greenery including mature Sequoia, Chestnut and Beech trees and herbaceous flowering shrubs. The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn and includes an ancient Chestnut tree as well as other mature trees and shrubs. A Yew hedge marks the boundary between the property and an enclosed field, offering a most peaceful setting for al fresco dining on the patio.
Central Portion of Former Georgian Country House
En-Suite to Master Bedroom
Beautiful Gardens & Grounds
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