A substantial character home built c.1935 within lovely south-west facing gardens, in one of the most sought after locations in town, towards the end of this prestigious private road within walking distance of the train station and town centre.
Entrance porch and spacious hall
Pantry and butlers pantry
Utility room and boiler room
4 Further bedrooms
2 Garages and parking
Garden with terracing, lawn and mature shrubs
About 0.8 acre
This charming character home has excellent, well-proportioned accommodation, with the principal rooms enjoying views across the wonderful, mature gardens.
From the drive a porch leads through to a wonderfully spacious hallway, off which is a cloakroom. The drawing room is a substantial and elegant room with large bow window and French doors to the garden and an attractive fireplace with carved wooden mantle. The sitting room is also well-proportioned with a bay window and fireplace with brick surround. The dining room is a handsome room with large windows and French doors onto the garden and adjoins the kitchen.
At one end of the hall is a study and at the other is a butlers pantry. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted wall, floor and display units by Smallbone of Devizes with Corian worktops and integrated appliances that include double electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher and fridge. From the breakfast area a glazed door opens to a loggia providing a wonderful sheltered seating area. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility room with fitted cupboards, sink, adjoining boiler room and pantry and a side door to a courtyard.
The first floor landing is light and airy, with a loft hatch and ladder, walk-in airing cupboard and store room. The principal bedroom is a wonderful size with magnificent bow window overlooking the garden and a wall of fitted wardrobes. There are 4 further bedrooms, most of which have fitted wardrobes or cupboards, a shower room and a family bathroom with tiled floor, paneled bath, WC and bidet.
At the front of the property is a gravel drive bordered by post and rail fence, lawn, shrubs and hedging with 2 garages to the side of the house. Between the house and garages is a gate through to a courtyard with gated access to the garden beyond.
Lawn wraps around the southern end of the house to the main garden at the rear, where there is a terrace running along the back of the house and under the loggia. Steps lead from the terrace onto a further expanse of lawn, which is bordered by mature rhododendrons that extend to a depth of about 20m to the boundary fence. On the northern end of the garden is a hedge dividing off a childrens play area.
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 cross straight over into West Street. Proceed past the front of Waitrose and Pavilion Way on the left and after about 80 meters on the left hand side is the turning to West Lane. In West Lane the property is towards the end of the lane on the right.
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