A wonderful family home with extensive accommodation and entertaining space, delightful gardens and grounds, set well back from the road on the edge of town.
Reception hall, Wine store, Cloakroom, Utility room, Billiard/games room, Dining room
Drawing room, Family room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Conservatory
Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 Further bedroom suites, Bedrooms 4 and 5
Study, Family bathroom
Integral double garage, Hard tennis court with practice wall, Beautiful gardens and grounds with terracing, decking, pergola, pond with water cascade, lawns and woodland.
About 4½ acres
This fabulous family home was converted from part of the stables and coach house to Truscott Manor and enjoys a wonderful outlook over its landscaped gardens and grounds.
An attractive entrance porch opens into a wonderful reception hall with a handsome fireplace, coat cupboard and French doors onto a courtyard. Off the hall is a large wine store with slate shelving, a good size utility room, a cloakroom and door into the integral double garage, which has twin up and over doors. There are 4 substantial reception rooms; a wonderful drawing room with brick fireplace flanked by low level cupboards and French doors to the garden, a family room with fitted bookcases and cupboards and French doors to the garden, a dining room and a billiard room, both with French doors onto a courtyard garden where there is a fountain. The kitchen is fitted with oak and painted units by Smallbone, with breakfast bar, granite worktops with countersunk stainless steel sinks, a Falcon range cooker with 5 burner gas hob and integrated dishwasher. Tiled flooring leads through into the adjoining conservatory, which has French doors to the garden and glazed double doors into the family room.
Staircases at each end of the hall lead up to the first floor, where there is a wide galleried landing with study/sitting area. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes, views over the gardens and an en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, as does the guest bedroom suite. There is a 3rd bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, a well fitted study and a family bathroom.
A five bar gate leads from Hectors Lane onto a long gravel drive, which sweeps along the edge of the garden to a large parking and turning area in front of the garages. A track spurs off the start of the drive to an area of hardstanding, beyond which a strip of woodland which leads up to and surrounds the northern part of the garden. The main area of the garden is laid to lawn, in the midst of which is a lovely pond with waterfall and nearby is an attractive well and a hard tennis court with practice wall. A path leads from here back to the house, where there is a large stone terrace and a pergola covered, decked seating area with built in hot tub. Within the property is a delightful courtyard garden with paving stones and an attractive fountain in the middle.
Local Authorities and Services
All mains services. Gas fired central heating. Mid Sussex District Council 01444 458166. West Sussex County Council 01243 777100. Council tax band G.
Local Amenities & communications
East Grinstead has much to offer, with a wide range of local stores and supermarkets. The nearby village of Forest Row also has much to offer with towns of Crawley and Tunbridge Wells also within easy reach. There are excellent State and Private schools close by. East Grinstead has a number of clubs including rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis and football. Golf is available at Chartham Park, Royal Ashdown and Holtye. Ashdown Forest and Lingfield Racecourse are also nearby.There is a mainline railway station at East Grinstead, providing services to London Bridge/Victoria. The A22 also connects directly to the M25. The M23 is about 7 miles providing good access to London, Brighton and Gatwick.
From East Grinstead take the A22 towards Forest Row. Pass Oakley Close and the next turning on the left just before the sign to Ashurst Wood is Hectors Lane. The driveway to the property is after about 50m on the right.