Down Park House & Down Park House Annexe offer a wonderful opportunity with much versatility to acquire a beautiful period home with adjoining annexe, whilst also having the permission to subdivide into two separate dwellings.
Down Park House is a fabulous example of beautiful Victorian architecture, with its grand rendered façade and distinct internal character features such as sash windows, ornate coving, shutters and original fireplaces. The property is presented in a traditional style that respects the history of the building, which was once a large country estate.
The property is entered via an elegant entrance hall with one mirrored wall and attractive plasterwork detailing. Leading off this inviting space are the main reception rooms, with the sitting room being particularly lovely having three sets of French windows opening to the garden. In addition there is a study/additional bedroom to the rear, a ground floor shower room and a charming cottage-style kitchen/dining room. The latter has a good selection of wall and base storage with a built-in corner banquette that’s perfect for both family dining and socialising at home.
The three characterful bedrooms are situated on the first floor and comprise a vast master bedroom with en suite shower room, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
A highlight of this property is a self-contained annexe, which offers a sitting room, kitchen, cloakroom, two double bedrooms and a shower room, offering excellent guest or rental potential.
Down Park House and Down Park House Annexe have permission to be divided into two separate dwellings. This was permitted by a Lawful Development Certificate by Mid Sussex District Council, under reference DM/18/2604 on 15th August 2018. Down Park House Annexe was also permitted, by Mid Sussex District council to be extended to create a four bedroom home under reference DM/19/4274 on 20th December 2019. Further details and associated drawings can be made available upon enquiry.
The property is located to the north of Turners Hill Road between Crawley Down and Copthorne Common. Together, the villages provide good local amenities including shops, schools and pubs with convivial atmospheres within walking distance. The larger centres of East Grinstead and Crawley are within 6 miles, providing comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities. There are mainline rail services from East Grinstead and Three Bridges, whilst the Gatwick Express provides a regular service to London Victoria in 30 minutes. There are excellent private schooling facilities in the area, including Worth School and Ardingly College, plus numerous local sporting facilities including prime golf courses and Lingfield Park racecourse is within 15 minutes’ drive. The M23 is 2.5 miles to the west, linking with the M25 and the National motorway network.
The house lies down a private gravel lane set off the main road, allowing both great commuter connections and peaceful and tranquil surroundings. The gardens extend from the front of the house and are laid to lawn and with an abundance of mature planting including a wide variety of trees and shrubs providing a secluded feel. There are ample spaces to sit and take in the views over the gardens, including a paved patio. As well as the self-contained annexe there is a separate detached double garage with two external stores.
three bath/shower rooms