A wonderful opportunity to refurbish a substantial detached family house set in a fabulous, tucked away location at the end of a long private drive within about 17 acres of gardens and grounds close to the town.
Entrance porch, Reception hall, Utility room, 2 Cloakrooms, Garden porch/boot room
Drawing room, Study, Kitchen/breakfast room, Dining room, Conservatory
Principal bedroom with en suite dressing room/bedroom 6, 4 Further bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Outbuildings including steel framed barn, garaging, Gardens with terracing and lawns, Covered swimming pool, Extensive woodland
About 17½ acres (To be verified)
Set within extensive gardens and grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this substantial family house has much character and presents a wonderful opportunity for a purchaser to refurbish to their own requirements.
From the drive steps lead up to an entrance porch, which opens into a reception hall with a parquet floor, a wall of fitted cupboards, to the side of which is a door to the boiler/utility room, within which there is a cloakroom. The drawing room is a wonderfully bright and spacious room with an attractive fireplace with brick hearth, tiled slips and carved wooden mantle, next to which is a fitted display cabinet, a bay window with window seat overlooking the garden and glazed door to a garden porch/boot room. A hallway runs along the northern side of the house, off which are the study with fitted cupboards and shelving, a fitted kitchen/breakfast room and an excellent dining room with 2 large windows overlooking the garden. Along the hallway is a hatch to the cellar, an additional cloakroom and 2 doors to the front garden, which open onto a block paved path/terrace that leads around the western end of the house where there is a conservatory with French doors to both the front and back gardens.
A handsome staircase leads up to a spacious first floor landing. The principal bedroom is a lovely size room with fitted wardbrobes, an oriel window overlooking the garden and an adjoining dressing room/bedroom 6 with fitted wardrobes. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 of which is close to the principal bedroom enabling these to be combined into a magnificent suite of rooms. 3 out of the 4 other bedrooms also have fitted wardrobes and 2 also have wash hand basins
Approached along a private road and then its own long private drive the house is wonderfully private and secluded, The gardens and grounds, much of which is woodland, extend to about 17½ acres. A terrace runs along the southern side of the house leading onto a broad expanse of lawn, to the east of which are 2 further areas of garden, one of which is enclosed by hedging and the other runs along the southern end of the drive. The terrace leads to the swimming pool, which is covered by a permanent glasshouse structure on a brick base, with glazed doors.
There are a number of outbuildings, including garaging, sheds, a large cedar hut, greenhouses and an agricultural barn.
From the centre of East Grinstead take the A264, signed to Tunbridge Wells. After about 2 miles, take a lane off to the right immediately after Beacon Rise and before the 30 mph speed limit. Proceed down the lane for about 300m and take the long drive on the right for another 300m to the property at the end.
Communications & Local Amenities
East Grinstead has much to offer, with a wide range of 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.
Local Authorities and Services
Mid Sussex District Council 01444 458166. West Sussex County Council 02143 777100. Council Tax band H. Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating