A beautifully modernised period country house with stunning entertaining space, separate cottage, swimming pool complex and Sussex barn set in over 3½ acres of gardens and grounds.
Entrance porch, Drawing room, Magnificent kitchen/dining/family room, Study,
Utility room/Gym, 2 Cloakrooms, Cellar
Principal bedroom with vaulted ceiling and en suite bath/shower room, 5 Further bedrooms (2 en suite), Further shower room
Cottage with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, dining room, living room and kitchen
Thatched Sussex barn housing double garage, workshop, fuel store and 2 storey office
Swimming pool complex with pool, hot tub & sauna,
Further outbuildings including gazebo, summerhouse and garden stores
Garden with terrace, lawns and fenced paddock area
About 3½ acres
This stunningly modernised period property has been refurbished to an exceptional standard and provides wonderful contemporary living space combined with fine period features. Sustainability, comfort and convenience have been important to the owner so that the property now boasts a bio mass boiler, solar panels, under floor heating (at ground) and Cat 6 wiring in living and bedroom space (for Sky, Sonos etc). And finally, the property benefits from an exceptional C rated EPC.
The entrance porch, with part glazed oak double doors opens through into a magnificent open plan kitchen/dining/family room. At the entrance to this room there is a double height ceiling with galleried landing above, a handsome inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove and a staircase to the side. This splendid room has stone flooring with underfloor heating, bi-fold doors to the garden, and a lovely fitted kitchen with painted wall and floor units, oak island unit with granite worktops and breakfast bar, integrated wine chiller and rack, dishwasher, induction hob, 2 wall mounted ovens, microwave and coffee maker. To the side of the sitting area is a cloakroom and a door down to the wine cellar. Beyond the kitchen is a lobby, off which is a good size study with parquet floor, a large utility room/gym, cloakroom and porch/boot room. The drawing room is well-proportioned, beautifully presented and has a wealth of period features including a beautiful inglenook fireplace, panelling and a bay window with French doors onto a terrace.
On the first floor the galleried landing has oak boarded floors, a period fireplace and fitted cupboards. The spectacular principal bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, French doors opening onto Juliet balconies, walk-in wardrobe and a beautifully appointed en suite bathroom with roll top bath, shower, granite topped vanity unit with a pair of carved stone basins and a period cast iron fireplace. There are two more large bedrooms on this floor with very well-appointed en suite bath/shower rooms. There are two staircases to the 2nd floor, one to 2 further bedrooms and the other to bedroom 6 and another well-appointed shower room.
The Cottage (54 Selsfield Road)
To the west of the house is a pretty cottage with an entrance porch opening to a sitting room, which has a fireplace housing wood burning stove and staircase to the first floor. Beyond is a dining room, the fitted kitchen and bathroom. There are two bedrooms on the first floor. Outside, the cottage has its own area of garden to the front.
The Barn and Swimming Pool Complex
To the side of the house is a wonderful Sussex barn with thatched roof, which houses a workshop, fuel store, double garage and 2 storey office with cloakroom and kitchenette. Behind this is the swimming pool complex, which houses a tiled swimming pool with electrically operated pool cover, hot tub, sauna and changing room with shower cubicle and adjoining cloakroom. Bar area/kitchenette with butler sink and space for a washing machine and dryer.
Gardens, Grounds & Outbuildings
Electric gates open onto the gravel drive, which is bordered by a broad stretch of lawn and leads up to a turning circle in front of the house and a large parking area beside the barn. A spur from the drive continues on to the cottage. To the north eastern side of the property is a partly enclosed paddock area, 2 small wooden outbuildings and a greenhouse (in need of repair). The main garden lies on the western side of the property with a large paved terrace leading onto an expanse of lawn bordered by mature trees and shrubs, with a summerhouse and thatched breeze house.
Surrounding Area & Communications
Set between the popular villages of West Hoathly, Turners Hill and Ardingly, all of which have a range of local amenities. For first class shopping, educational and transport facilities the towns of East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Crawley and Haywards Heath are within easy reach. The mainline railway station at Three Bridges provides regular fast services to Victoria/London Bridge or Gatwick Airport has trains to London Victoria. The M23 provides access to Gatwick, Brighton and the M25.
Local Authorities and Services
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Solar panels and wood pellet boiler. Oil fired boiler for the cottage and swimming pool. Council tax: House band H. Cottage band E. Mid Sussex D.C. Tel: 01444 458166. West Sussex C.C. Tel: 01243 777100.
From East Grinstead High Street head west onto West Street and down West Hill. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit and proceed along Turners Hill Road. In the centre of Turners Hill turn left towards Ardingly for about 1 mile and the drive is on the left after a long stretch of close-boarded fencing.