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6 bedroom house for sale in Chelwood Vachery, Millbrook Hill, Nutley, Uckfield, TN22

Guide price £1,395,000

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A substantial and impressive wing of a fine country mansion, superbly located within the Ashdown Forest with far reaching views across to the South Downs

A substantial and impressive wing of a fine country mansion, superbly located within the Ashdown Forest with far reaching views across to the South Downs

Entrance lobby and stair hall
Drawing room and dining room
Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom and cellar
6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms and separate WC
Roof terrace and balcony
Parking area
Terracing, substantial lawn and woodland garden
Just under 2 acres

This exceptionally spacious house that still retains many of its original features, is the major section of the wonderful country house built in 1906 by Sir Stuart Samuel and is set in the middle of Ashdown Forest.

Steps lead up to the front door that opens into an entrance lobby beyond which is spectacular hall with gently rising staircase. The drawing room is approached through double doors and was originally the ball room. It is a magnificent size with attractive fireplace and 3 sets of French doors lead out to the veranda. The sitting room is also a good size with an expanse of windows to the south, an open fireplace and fitted cupboards. The kitchen/breakfast room has a boarded floor, fitted wall, floor and peninsula units, woodblock and granite worktop, a double countersunk Butler’s sinks, electric hob, double oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility room, which has fitted cupboards and space for appliances. There is also a cloakroom.

The fine staircase leads up to a spacious galleried landing with a half landing where there is a separate WC. Off the main landing are 3 double bedrooms, 2 suite and one having a beautiful fireplace and balcony.

On the second floor is a further double bedroom with en suite dressing area and bathroom.

On the third floor there are 2 further double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room.

The stairs continue to a large roof terrace with spectacular views all around, over the estate’s gardens and grounds, Ashdown Forest and beyond to the South Downs.

There is a parking area for several cars belonging to this property. Beside the front door brick steps lead down to the cellar. The main garden lies on the southern side of the house where there is a veranda, which leads out onto the paved terrace. Steps lead up and down to further terraces, one with an ornate cast iron gate. The broad flight of steps leads down to the main expanse of lawn with a mature tree in the centre. There is a separate further expanse of woodland garden with mature trees and rhododendrons. As you enter the estate from the forest, the grass area directly in front with the trees also belongs to the house.

Local Amenities & Surrounding Area
The property is located in a wonderful position within Ashdown Forest near to the villages of Chelwood Gate and Nutley the latter of which has a local shop, garage, pub, primary school and a tennis and squash club. For more extensive shopping, educational and transport facilities there are Forest Row, Uckfield, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Crowborough. The Ashdown Forest is the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and riding.

The mainline railway stations at Haywards Heath, Three Bridges and East Grinstead provide services to London Bridge/Victoria. The A22 provides good access to London, Eastbourne and the national motorway network. Gatwick is about 15 miles.

Local Authorities & Services
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage. Council tax: Band G. Wealden District Council 01892 653311. East Sussex County Council 0345 608 0190.

From East Grinstead head south on the A22 through Forest Row to Wych Cross and continue along the A22 towards Nutley. After about 1½ miles is a driveway on the right signed to Chelwood Vachery. Continue through the gates around to the right to a parking area in front of the house The front door to the house is in the left hand corner.

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