Constructed in the traditional West Sussex style in circa 1915 is this substantial and characterful family home extending to approximately 3775 sq ft, set within its own spectacular gardens. Though this detached home has been modernised with a high quality of finish, it retains many period features of the time including examples of impressive joinery internally, an original oak front door displaying ornate ironwork, carved ‘grotesques’, wooden floors and oak beams.
The property is entered via an internal porch leading to an entrance hall providing access to three reception rooms, including a sitting room with open fire, a double aspect dining room and a separate garden room. The kitchen also leads off this hallway, featuring excellent storage including a separate utility room and pantry, plus a variety of shaker-style units and NEFF appliances. Situated in a modern extension to the rear is an orangery and studio, the latter with underfloor heating, which makes an ideal entertaining space. There is also a separate shower room and accessed from within the garage is a converted office space.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and two further bedrooms, with the highlight being the impressive master bedroom suite with its oak fitted furniture plus an en suite bathroom. In addition there is a family bathroom and seperate wc.
Ardingly is a delightful West Sussex village with notable surroundings being the vast Ardingly Reservoir, with its tranquil footpaths, and the South of England Showground. The village provides a Post Office and village store, bakery, two pubs and primary school. Ardingly College is a renowned private school for all age groups. Haywards Heath also offers a range of high street stores and major supermarkets, plus an excellent leisure centre and a station with fast and frequent commuter service to London Victoria/London Bridge in 45 minutes. Brighton is about 18 miles distant for a wider selection of shops and restaurants. Gatwick airport is easily accessed via the M23 motorway.
The property is approached via a grand brick-pillared entrance leading to a gravel drive to the side of the house where there is also a double garage with parking to the front and rear. Access to the house is via a pedestrian wrought-iron gate leading to a mature flower garden, with a stone path leading to the front door and the garden room. A highlight of the property is its beautiful south-facing rear gardens, which are amply stocked with a variety of flowering borders, rose gardens, shrubs and trees of various heights, plus several paved terraces, areas of lawn and a water feature. The patio from the garden room is a delight in the summer months, with steps leading down to the lawn. In addition there is a garden store with glazed doors.
three bath/shower rooms (one en suite)