Guide price £1,500,000
A substantial & well-presented family house with some lovely Arts & Crafts period features set within extensive grounds with frontage onto Hedgecourt Lake, in a rural position well away from the road.
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A substantial and well-presented family house with some lovely Arts and Crafts period features set within extensive grounds with frontage onto Hedgecourt Lake, in a rural position well away from the road.
Entrance lobby, Hall, Cloakrooms, Study, Drawing room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room
Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom and large balcony, Guest bedroom with en suite shower room, 4 Further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Attic room/gym
Garaging and outbuildings, Gardens with terracing, raised deck, summerhouse and orchard, Paddock, field shelter and potential for further equestrian facilities STPP
About 10 acres
From the covered entrance the front door opens into a lobby with tessellated floor, off which is a boot room with sink and adjoining cloakroom. Opposite is a study overlooking the drive with a period fireplace to the side of which is a built-in cupboard. Beyond is an inner hall off which are main reception rooms. The dining room is a lovely, well-proportioned room with a period fireplace, mahogany boarded floor and an ornate ceiling rose. Across the hall is an excellent size drawing room with period fireplace housing a wood burner, an ornate ceiling rose and glazed door to a verandah covered terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room has Shaker-style wall and floor units with granite worktops, integrated fridge, wood burning stove, 2 countersunk sinks with mixer taps, spaces for dishwasher and range cooker. Beyond is a rear lobby with external door and adjoining utility room and cloakroom.
On the first floor there are 4 well-proportioned bedrooms all with period fireplaces, including the impressive principal bedroom suite, which has lovely fitted wardrobes, large balcony and a beautifully appointed en suite shower room with twin wash hand basins in a double vanity unit and WC. The family bathroom has a panelled bath with shower and screen, pedestal wash hand basin, and WC. There is also a large attic room on this floor, which is currently used as a gym.
On the second floor there is a 5th bedroom with en suite shower room and across the landing is sitting room with kitchenette that could alternatively be used as bedroom 6.
The house is approached along a private lane and wrought iron electric gates open onto a large parking and turning area on the northern side of the house. At the end of the parking area are double gates to a yard at the side of the house where there is a double garage, tractor store and a field shelter with concrete floor. To the north of the house is an expanse of lawn, next to which is an apple orchard that extends for several acres. The main garden lies to the south of the house where there is an expanse of lawn on two levels, fishpond, verandah and a terrace that leads around to a large raised deck with barbeque area and summerhouse. To the east side of the garden is a paddock and a strip of woodland, which leads down to Hedgecourt Lake, which is a popular yachting and water sports venue.
Local Amenities & Surrounding Area
The property is wonderfully secluded, situated in a convenient rural location, set well away from the road yet readily accessible to the M23 for the commuter. On the southern boundary is a Surrey Wildlife Trust Reserve, which is SSSI and to the north is Bakers Wood, which is a protected woodland. A short walk from the property is Hedgecourt Lake, where there are angling and dinghy sailing clubs.
Felbridge has local shops and a primary school. East Grinstead has much to offer, with a wide range of local stores and supermarkets. The nearby towns of Crawley and Tunbridge Wells are also within easy reach. There are excellent schools at Halsford Park, St. Peters Catholic primary and Imberhorne secondary. Good private schools are also within easy reach. Felbridge has some excellent clubs including cricket, tennis, bowls, and football. Golf is available at Chartham Park, Royal Ashdown and Copthorne. Ashdown Forest and Lingfield Racecourse are also nearby.
From junction 10 of M23 head west on the A264 towards East Grinstead. Cross over the next 2 roundabouts, heading towards East Grinstead and after about 1 mile take a private lane on the left hand side just before the sign to Furnace Wood. At the top of the lane turn right following it around to the house.
Local Authorities and Services
Surrey County Council: 0345 600 9009. Tandridge District Council: 01883 722000 Council Tax band H. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Mainline rail services to London are from Three Bridges and Gatwick. The M23 (about 3½ miles) gives access to Gatwick Airport, the coast, M25 and national motorway network.