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6 bedroom house for sale in Shepherds Hill, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex, TN7

Guide price £1,695,000

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A substantial and exceptionally elegant family house set within delightful gardens in an elevated position with distant rural views.

A substantial and exceptionally elegant family house set within delightful gardens in an elevated position with distant rural views.

Entrance lobby
Reception hall
2 Cloakrooms
Dining room
Drawing room
Library/family room
Kitchen/breakfast/sitting room
Utility room, pantry and boiler room
Galleried landing
Principal bedroom with en suite dressing room and shower room
Guest bedroom with en suite bathroom
Further bedroom with en suite shower
3 Further bedrooms
Further bathroom
Further shower room
Converted attic rooms
Delightful gardens
Swimming pool
Garaging, potting shed and greenhouse
Just under 1 acre

The Property
This wonderful family home is beautifully presented and has extensive accommodation with fine period features including stone mullion windows with leaded lights.

From the parking area the front door opens into a lobby with tiled floor, off which is a study. The elegant reception hall gives the property a wonderful sense of space and light with a fine staircase leading up to a galleried landing above. Off the hall is a cloakroom. The dining room and the library/family room are interconnected with folding doors. The dining room has a fireplace housing a wood burning stove and the fireplace in the library/family room has panelling above and is flanked by bookshelves. At the end of the hall is the delightful drawing room, which has a beautiful carved marble fireplace, boarded floor, fitted display shelving, a hatch to the cellar and a door to the garden.

The kitchen/breakfast room is open plan to the sitting room, which has fitted cabinets and French doors to the garden. The kitchen has a parquet floor and is beautifully fitted with wall and floor units, breakfast bar, granite worktops and an island unit with wooden worktop and countersunk butler’s sink. The kitchen also has an Aga, double electric oven, induction hob and integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Next to the kitchen is a lobby/boot room with basin, off which is a cloakroom, a utility room with pantry and adjoining boiler/store room with door to garden.

From the hall stairs lead up to a half landing, off which are 2 bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower and a wash hand basin. The stairs continue up to the main galleried landing, off which is the principal bedroom which has a period fireplace and a concealed door to an en suite dressing room and shower room beyond. The guest bedroom has distant views and a large and beautifully appointed en suite bathroom with roll top bath and there is also another double bedroom and family bathroom on this floor. The stairs continue up to bedroom 6 and another well-appointed shower room, beyond which are the converted attic rooms where there is a cloakroom, study and gym/playroom, which could be used as additional bedrooms if required.

Gardens and Grounds
An electric 5 bar gate opens onto the drive, which sweeps up past the house to the garage and a parking/turning area beyond. The house is fairly central within the gardens and has lawns bordered by mature shrubs and hedging on the south western side with steps leading up to a small verandah off the side of the drawing room. Off the kitchen/sitting room is a terrace, beyond which are further areas of lawn divided up into various “rooms” by cut hedges, one of which has the swimming pool with and electric cover, a hot tub and terracing to the side. A pergola covered walkway with climbing roses and wisteria runs alongside the potting shed and greenhouse.

Local Amenities & Communications
This wonderful home is magnificently situated, adjacent to Ashdown Forest, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, it is now the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and riding and is known the world over as the ‘home’ of Winnie the Pooh. Colemans Hatch has an extremely popular country pub and local amenities are available in either Forest Row or the historic village of 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 both East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells and there is 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 & Services
Wealden DC 01892 653311. East Sussex CC 0345 608 0190. Council tax band G. Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage.

From the church in Colemans Hatch head towards Forest Row and take the first drive on the righthand side. Before the end of the drive take a spur off to the right where there is an electric 5 bar gate to the property.

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