A delightful, individual, detached family house set in a large garden on the edge of an exceptionally popular village.
Entrance lobby, Hall, Shower room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Sitting room, Dining room, Family room
3 Bedrooms, Family bathroom
Double garage with utility area, South facing gardens with terracing, lawns, fishpond, vegetable garden and garden stores
Planning permission has been obtained to replace the family room with a new reception room and a new principal bedroom with en-suite above.
About ¾ acre
A handsome family home of character with charming features such as leaded light windows and attractive fireplaces, excellent entertaining space, set on the edge of this highly sought after village.
From the drive paving leads up to an entrance lobby, with a carved oak front door, paneled walls and oak flooring that runs through into the hall beyond. A glazed door opens from the hall into the dining room, which is well-proportioned and bright, with a brick fireplace, which has an ornately carved mantle over and oak flooring. Glazed doors from the hall and dining room open into the spacious sitting room, which has an open fire with stone surround and display niches in each of the corners. French doors lead from here to the family room which has glazed walls and sliding doors to the garden and overlooking a large fishpond and terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room has cream Shaker style wall and floor units, a Rangemaster gas cooker with 5 burner hob, stainless steel sink, integrated dishwasher, space for fridge, breakfast area, tiled floor, cupboards for boiler and hot water tank, larder and stable doors to the garage forecourt. There is also a spacious and well-appointed cloakroom/shower room.
Stairs lead from the hall to the first floor landing. All of the bedrooms are good sizes and have south facing views over the garden and two of these have fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has a paneled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, tiled floor and partly tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail and fitted mirror.
From the lane a five bar gate opens to the drive, this sweeps up to a parking area in front of the double garage. Inside the garage is a double sink with space and plumbing for a washing machine.
To the north side of the house is a log store and a tree house. A path wraps around behind the garage to the west of the house where there is a vegetable garden with raised beds, fruit cage, terracing, a large fishpond and a rockery. The main garden lies on the southern side of the house where there is a large terrace with steps down to a broad expanse of lawn, bordered by mature trees and shrubs. There is a further strip of garden extending south from the main lawn, where there is a garden store.
Local Amenities & Surrounding Area
Forest Row has very good local amenities, but for a wider range of shops, restaurants transport and recreational facilities there are the nearby towns of East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells. There is an excellent selection of schools in the village and surrounding area. Nearby 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 and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Local Authorities and Services
All mains services. Gas fired central heating. Wealden District Council: 01892 653311. East Sussex County Council: 03456080190. Council tax band G.
The A22 is a few hundred meters away, providing good access to the M25 and London. The railway station at East Grinstead offers services to London Bridge/Victoria in 54 minutes. Gatwick is about 12 miles.
From the centre of Forest Row head north on the A22 towards East Grinstead and after about 400m take the right turn towards Ashurstwood. After about 150m the drive to the property will be found on the left.