The major portion of a wonderful, historic house with a lovely south facing garden, in one of the most sought after locations in town, within walking distance of the train station and town centre.
Entrance hall and main hall, Cloakroom, Office, Living room,
Sun room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room,
Family room, Utility room, Cellar
Principal bedroom , 4 Further bedrooms, En suite Shower, 2 Family bathrooms
Garaging and parking, Garden with terracing, lawn and mature shrubs, Front garden
About 0.8 acre.
This charming period house makes a wonderful family home with excellent, well-proportioned accommodation full of character including parquet and boarded floors, exposed timber framing, wooden paneling, fireplaces, ceiling cornicing and roses. The principal rooms enjoy views across the mature garden.
From the drive an entrance hall leads through to a spacious main hall with oak paneled walls, off which is a cloakroom with separate WC. The living room is a substantial and elegant room with fireplace and door to the sun room, which has a flag stone floor and sliding door to the garden. There is an inner hall with cupboards, access to cellar and office which houses the gas fired boiler. The dining room is also well-proportioned with a door to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted wall, floor and display units, plate rack. There are worktops and a Rangemaster with five gas burners, one electric hob, two ovens, grill and plate warmer. Beyond the kitchen is a large family room with fireplace and door to the utility room which has fitted cupboards, sink, cooker, space for washing machine and tumble drier and door to garden.
The first floor landing is light and airy, with a loft hatch and walk-in airing cupboard. The principal bedroom is a wonderful size with magnificent bay window overlooking the garden, fine fireplace and door to bedroom 5 which has a shower and fitted wardrobe. There are 3 further bedrooms, which have fitted wardrobes or cupboards, one has a dressing table unit and another has a wash hand basin, There are also two well-appointed bathrooms.
At the front of the house is a gravel drive with a garage. On the eastern side of the drive is a raised area of garden with steps leading up to it. In front of the house is a flag stone terrace, with raised borders, which leads to a side gate, where there is a bin store and door to the garden.
The garden is very private and is enclosed by trees and shrubs. There is a flag stone terrace with a well and a barbeque area. A flag stone path leads across the lawn to a lower terrace with balustrading and steps down to the lower lawn. At the end of the main lawn is a tree line where there is the remains of a ha-ha and beyond is a further area of garden, which leads to a wooded area behind the garage.
From our office in East Grinstead proceed west along the High Street and at the mini roundabout turn left and at the next mini roundabout left into Ship Street. Proceed past Waitrose and the drive to the house will be found on the right. Proceed down the drive, bear left and park at the end.
Local Amenities & Communications
The property is well located close to the centre of the town for ease of access to the shops, restaurants, railway station and schools. Further shopping and recreational facilities may be found in Tunbridge Wells and Crawley. Nearby Ashdown Forest is the largest free public access space in the South East. East Grinstead has a leisure centre, tennis club, rugby club, hockey, cricket and netball club. There are golf courses at Chartham Park, Lingfield Park and Royal Ashdown. Horse racing can be found at Lingfield Park. Water sports are available at Weir Wood reservoir.
Mainline railway station at East Grinstead provides a service to London Bridge/Victoria in about 55 minutes. The A22 connects to the M25, London, Brighton and the A264, which in turn gives good access to the M23/A23. Gatwick airport is about 11 miles.
Local Authorities and Services
Mid Sussex District Council 01444 458166. West Sussex County Council 02143 777100. Council Tax band G. All mains services connected. Gas fired central heating