Character home in need of extensive work but with lots of potential, set in lovely, tucked away position within 21 acres of pasture and woodland
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A rare opportunity to renovate and potentially remodel (subject to the necessary consents) a substantial family home with wonderful period features set in a tucked-away, tranquil and convenient rural setting.
Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
Guest bedroom with en suite bathroom
4 Further bedrooms
Family bathroom and shower room
Garden with terracing, lawn, ponds, kennel and dog run
Paddock and woodland
About 21½ acres
Originally a period cottage/farmhouse, this charming rural property was later extended to provide more extensive and versatile accommodation, whilst adding to its original character by the incorporation of some wonderful, reclaimed architectural features.
The front door opens into a spacious reception hall, one end of which leads to the original cottage and the other into the barn extension. On the ground floor of the barn is a spacious study, which has built-in cupboards and a stone mullion window, and an impressive drawing room with wood burning stove, fabulous stone mullioned windows that overlook the pond and double doors out to a charming courtyard.
On the first floor of the barn is the principal bedroom, which is an excellent size with boarded floor, exposed beams, far reaching views over the pond, fitted wardrobes and a spacious en suite bathroom with WC, bidet, panelled bath and wash hand basin in vanity unit. Next to this is another good size bedroom with vaulted ceiling and boarded floor, which also has an en suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes, as well as a spiral staircase up to 2 interconnecting attic rooms.
Within the original cottage is a charming sitting room with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace housing a wood burner and an adjoining study. There is also a bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor, with stairs up to 2 further bedrooms on the first floor and attic room above.
An inner hall leads from the cottage into a substantial single storey extension, where there is an excellent size family room with a log burner, kitchen, dining room, laundry room, boot room and spacious bedroom with fitted wardrobes and adjoining shower room.
The property is set within 21.56 acres of gardens and grounds. The main garden lies on the southern side of the property, where there is a large paved courtyard with pergola leading out onto an expanse of lawn that runs down to the ponds. Beyond are the fields and woodland.
Local Communications & Amenities
Located in a rural position between Copthorne and Crawley Down, which offer most everyday facilities. For more extensive shopping, educational and transport facilities there are the towns of East Grinstead and Crawley. There is excellent schooling in the area including Worth, Copthorne, Ardingly, Cottesmore and Handcross Park. Sporting and recreational facilities include golf at Copthorne and Lingfield Park, Horse racing at Lingfield Park and Plumpton.
The mainline railways stations at Three Bridges (5 miles), and Gatwick (7 miles), provide services to London Bridge/Victoria. The M23 is about 3 miles provides good access to London, Brighton, Gatwick and the national motorway network. All distances are approximate.
From M23 exit at junction 10 and head on the A264 towards East Grinstead. Proceed over 2 roundabouts and then after about 2 miles turn right down a private lane just before the Service Station. Follow the lane around to the left, past the first turning on the right and take the second turning on the right which leads to the drive of the property.
Local Authorities and Services
Mid Sussex District Council: 01444 45866
West Sussex County Council: 01243 777100
Council Tax Band G. LPG heating and storage heaters. Mains electricity and water. Shared Private drainage