• For Sale
  • Guide price 2,500,000 GBP 
  • Build Size: 6,103 ft2
  • Land Size: 6,103 ft2
  • Bedroom: 10
  • Bathroom: 5
A charming 1920s family home, with superb ancillary accommodation and surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds with access to the Ashdown Forest. EPC: D
Situated at the head of a long driveway, Garde is a attractive 1920s house surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds that provide the most stunning views over Ashdown Forest. Constructed of brick and part tile hung elevation to the rear and charming period features at the front of the house including leaded windows, impressive chimneys and exposed timber frames.The accommodation extends to over 6,000 sq ft arranged over two floors, and offers a great balance between formal and informal living. The property is south-facing with light and bright rooms that have glorious views over the gardens and grounds.The principal reception rooms are accessed off the reception hall and comprise a dining room, sitting room and a grand drawing room. The drawing room has very impressive features such as the extremely high vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams and a large fireplace with the original stone surround. Also on the ground floor is bespoke kitchen/breakfast room which is well equipped with a central work island, appliances and a gas-fired Aga. The utility room is also accessed off the kitchen, and stairs lead down to the store room and wine cellar.The first floor is well served with accommodation, with a good-sized principal bedroom suite with a en suite bathroom, and built in wardrobes and a separate storage area. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor. The bedrooms are served by two family bathrooms.Adjoining the main house, with it's own seperate access is the superbly spacious Garde Annexe, currently used as ancillary accommodation by the owners. The annexe comprises five bedrooms, and two family bathrooms. Downstairs is the open plan kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, wc, study, family room and sitting room, where doors lead out to a private garden area.A gated entrance leads to a long tree-lined winding driveway up to the main house, which forms an arch over the carriage driveway. There is an extensive gravelled parking area in front of the house.Sitting within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the gardens and grounds are an important feature of Garde and form the most delightful and tranquil setting, complementing the house extremely well. Privacy is provided by the 14.66 acres in which the house sits.Stone steps lead down to the ornamental pond and the formal lawned gardens with mature specimen trees. The formal gardens provide a delightful spot for al fresco dining, enjoying the views over the further grounds, and the stunning Ashdown Forest.Beyond the formal gardens the grounds are mainly laid to lawn, with fenced paddocks running alongside the driveway. The gardens and grounds are perfect for entertaining with the heated swimming pool and summer house that can be found to the west and the tennis court, to the north of the main house. There is also a giant chessboard, and woodland walks to be enjoyed within the grounds. To the north of the main house within the grounds is the tennis court.
Hartfield 5.4 miles, Forest Row 2.8 miles, Ashurst Wood 3.8 miles, East Grinstead 6.3 miles (London Bridge 55 minutes and London Victoria 59 minutes) Tunbridge Wells 14 miles, London Gatwick 16 miles, Central London 52 miles (All distances and times are approximate).Located in a peaceful and secluded position with access on to Ashdown Forest which provides 6,500 acres of beautiful forest and heathland, within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby Chuck Hatch is home to AA Milne's famous 'Pooh Bridge.'Nearby are the delightful villages of Forest Row and Nutley which are both thriving and well served villages with village shops, church, village hall, a pub and several independent shops and businesses, Forest Row also has a post office. More extensive shopping facilities can be found close by in the town
Simon Biddulph
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