Guide price £850,000
A handsome, substantial wing of a fine 19th century stone country house with scope to refurbish to your own requirements, in a wonderful rural setting with direct access to Ashdown Forest
- Semi Detached
- Private Parking
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A handsome, substantial wing of a fine 19th century stone country house with scope to refurbish to your own requirements, in a wonderful rural setting with direct access to Ashdown Forest.
Porch, drawing room, dining room, study and family/sitting room
Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, shower room and cellar
4 First floor bedrooms and family bathroom
Second floor suite/apartment: bedroom 5, en suite bathroom, kitchen and sitting room/bedroom 6
Gardens with lawn, vegetable garden, greenhouse, mature trees and shrubs, courtyard garden, Parking and 3 car garage
This wonderful family house is generously proportioned with good ceiling height and offers a purchaser the scope to refurbish and configure to their own requirements.
An attractive entrance porch leads to the front door, which opens into a spacious hall which has a parquet floor and part glazed double doors that open into the inner stair hall, at the end of which is a rear lobby and freezer room. To the side of the hall is a good sized dining room with ceiling cornicing and a view over the garden. An arch opens into the drawing room, which is double aspect overlooking the front and side gardens and is an elegant and well-proportioned room with a fine open fire, which has a flagstone hearth and carved wooden mantle over. The study is a good size and has fitted shelving, trap door to cellar and French doors to the garden. Overlooking the courtyard is the kitchen/breakfast room, which has a tiled floor, fitted wall and floor units, built-in cupboards and larder, Aga, electric oven and hob, double sink and space for dishwasher. A door from the kitchen leads to a lobby with door to the courtyard garden, off which is a cloakroom, utility room with stable door to the garden and a shower room. The family/sitting room has a vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and doors to the courtyard.
Stairs lead up from the hall to a half landing, where there is a WC and storage cupboard. Off the first floor landing are 2 very spacious and well-proportioned bedrooms, both with fitted cupboards, 2 further bedrooms and the family bathroom, which has a corner bath with shower above, wash hand basin, bidet, WC and airing cupboard. Two of the bedrooms also have wash hand basins. Stairs continue up to the 2nd floor, which has been configured as a suite of rooms, with a kitchen, bedroom with en suite bathroom and sitting room/bedroom 6 with an attractive period fireplace.
From a shared drive off Kidds Hill a 5 bar gate opens onto a private drive bordered by mature shrubs, leading to a gravelled parking area next to the garage block. To the front of the property is an expanse of lawn bordered by woodland that wrap around to the side of the house, where there is a greenhouse and a disused vegetable garden. To the rear of the property is a delightful, paved courtyard garden with a southerly aspect and a pond.
Local Amenities & Communications
Superbly situated, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with direct access to Ashdown Forest. Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, it is now the largest free public access space in the South East, a great place for walking, riding, enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the home of Winnie the Pooh. Colemans Hatch has a very popular country pub and local amenities are available in Forest Row and Hartfield. For an extensive range of shopping, educational and transport facilities there are the towns of East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells. There are mainline railways stations at East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells and an excellent range of private and state schools in the area. The M23 (about 13 miles) gives access to Gatwick Airport, London, the coast, M25 and national motorway network.
Local Authorities and Services
Wealden District Council 01892653311. East Sussex County Council 03456080190. Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage. Council tax band G.
From East Grinstead head south on A22 through Forest Row and at the second roundabout turn left onto the B2110 towards Hartfield. At Colemans Hatch turn right at the church and proceed to the end of this road. At the crossroads go directly across passing The Hatch pub on your right. Continue down to the bottom of Kidds Hill and half way up the other side of the hill where there is a shared drive on the right. Take the left fork which leads to a parking area by the garage.