An elegant and beautifully presented family house superbly located well away from any roads, in a spectacular rural position overlooking its lake and grounds, with scope to extend.
Hall, Cloakroom/utility room, Dining room, Drawing room, Kitchen/breakfast room
Principal bedroom with en suite shower room
3 further bedrooms, Study, Family bathroom
Detached garage with large workshop below
Stable block with 2 loose boxes, 1 converted into a home office
Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with terracing, ponds, lawns, paddock and stunning views over its own 2 acre lake.
About 9 acres
This elegantly proportioned family house was built c1935, is
very well presented. It has well-proportioned rooms and would lend itself to extending, subject to the necessary consents.
Inside, the attractive central hallway has an under stairs
cupboard, wine store and a parquet floor that runs into the
reception rooms. The drawing room is a beautiful room with
handsome fireplace, panelling, glazed door to the garden and arch through to the impressive dining room with its matching fireplace and panelling and an elegant bow window. The kitchen/breakfast room has oak fitted units with granite worktops, 2 sinks, Aga, ceramic hob and integrated appliances including dishwasher, fridge and freezer. At the end of the hall is a cloakroom/utility room and a side door to the garden.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a wellappointed shower room with marble tiling and glorious views. There are 3 further bedrooms, all of which enjoy south facing views across the grounds and 2 of which have fitted wardrobes and wash hand basins. The family bathroom is equally well appointed with panelled bath, shower cubicle and marble tiling. At the end of the landing is a study.
The tucked away entrance is about ½ mile from B2110 along a quiet country lane, in a wonderful elevated position. The driveleads through a 5 bar gate, bordered by post and rail fencing and hedging, across the park-like grounds with mature trees which could be divided up into paddocks. Beyond are impressive iron gates leading to a large parking and turning area in front of the house and garage. A terrace leads up to the front door with lantern-style lamp posts on each side and there are iron gates on each side of the house. A terrace on the eastern side has a stepped path down to a large workshop below the garage. From here lawn sweeps down to the edge of the lake, which is bordered by mature trees. The formal garden lies on the southern side of the house with a flagstone terrace running
along its width, leading onto lawn. A stone path leads from the terrace across the middle of the lawn, where there is an
octagonal fish pond and on the eastern side is a splendid stone bench. Steps lead onto a further expanse of lawn with rhododendrons, fish pond surrounded by rockery and specimen shrubs and beyond the lawn leads down to the pond. To the north of the garage is a stable with 2 loose boxes, one of which has been converted into an office with power, lighting and phone connection, and the remainder of the grounds, which also wrap around to the western side of the property.
Local Amenities & communications
Colemans Hatch has a village church and highly regarded country pub. Nearby Forest Row has good local amenities, restaurants, golf and sports clubs. East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells have a further range of shops, transport and recreational facilities. There is an excellent selection of schools in the surrounding area. The Ashdown Forest is the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside.
Local Authorities and Services
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Wealden District Council: 01892 653311. East Sussex County Council: 03456080190. Council tax band G.
From the centre of Forest Row take the B2110 Hartfield Road for about 1½ miles and turn left onto Parrock Lane. Continue along the lane until near the top of the hill, where the drive to the property will be found on the right.