A superbly presented period house, which has recently been extended, remodelled and modernised to an exceptional standard, set in a lovely position within the conservation area of this historic Sussex village.
Double reception room
Laundry room and boot room
Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
Guest bedroom with en suite shower room
3 Further bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room)
Mature gardens with stone terrace and lawn
About 0.4 acre
This stunning and luxurious, period village house has been superbly remodelled, renovated and extended by the current owners, to an exceptionally high standard, providing excellent family accommodation. The accommodation is on split levels, providing a charming configuration of rooms.
The front door opens into a delightful reception hall with exposed brick floor, an open fire with reclaimed timber surround and a bay window. Off the hall is a charming guest bedroom with exposed, original timbers, solid oak floor, bay window and superbly fitted en suite shower room.
The fabulous kitchen/family room is on the lower ground floor and has 2 sets of bi-fold doors opening onto newly installed stone patio with the garden beyond. There is also a side lobby with door to the parking area on the western side of the house, off which is a boot room with fitted bench seat and shoe racks and beyond is a laundry room. The kitchen has beautiful, handmade and painted wall, floor and larder units and an oak island unit featuring burr oak inlays, all with leather finish granite worktops. Fitted appliances include Gaggenau oven, steam oven and warming drawer, Fisher & Pykel American fridge freezer, gas range cooker, integrated dishwasher and two sinks. The kitchen has limestone flooring with under floor heating. Off the kitchen is a well-appointed cloakroom and a store room that houses the hopper for the biomass fuel. The drawing room is a double reception room with oak parquet flooring, an open fire with stone hearth and mantle, French doors onto a balcony overlooking the garden.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams, doors opening to a Juliet balcony and a beautifully appointed en suite which has a free standing bath with paneled wall behind, separate shower cubicle and twin wash hand basins set in an elegant marble topped vanity unit with mirror fronted cabinets and lighting above. Next to this is another bedroom overlooking the garden with a charming en suite shower room. There are 2 further bedrooms, a stylish family bathroom, separate WC, study area and an airing cupboard on the landing.
The property extends to about 0.4 acre. To the side of the house is a driveway and parking area, from which a gate opens onto the back garden, which is on the south side of the house, with a wonderful stone terrace leading out onto an expanse of lawn where there is a lovely old yew tree. There is a further terrace to the side of the house, an area of wild garden, various mature shrubs and trees.
From junction 10 of M23 take A264 towards East Grinstead and at the Dukes Head roundabout turn right to Crawley Down. Continue through Turners Hill to West Hoathly and in the village follow signs to The Priest House and the property is directly opposite this on North Lane.
Local Amenities & Surrounding Area
West Hoathly village, an ancient hilltop settlement in the High Weald between the North and South Downs has a range of local amenities including 2 public houses, a Church of England Primary School, a lawn tennis club, bowls club and in the centre of the village is The Priest House, which was turned into a museum in 1935. The neighbouring village of Sharpthorne has an organic cafe, farm shop, village garage and convenience store. For further shopping, educational and transport facilities East Grinstead, Crawley, Tunbridge Wells and Haywards Heath are within easy reach.
Local Authorities, Services and Communications
West Sussex County Council: 01243 777100. Mid Sussex District Council: 01444 458166. Council tax Band G. Mains electricity, drainage and water. Biomass fuelled central heating.
The mainline railway station at Three Bridges provides regular fast services to Victoria/London Bridge or Gatwick Airport has trains to London Victoria (about 33 minutes). The M23 provides access to Gatwick, Brighton and the M25.