A substantial detached family house offering flexible accommodation, fantastic gardens, swimming pool, stables and detached double garage close to excellent local amenities and Ashdown Forest. EPC D
The property is a substantial and most attractive classically symmetrical family house with red brick elevations and whitened quoins under a steeply pitched and hipped slate roof. The house is believed to date from the early 1800's with more recent additions of sandstone, tile hung and rendered elevations.Internally, the property is beautifully presented and offers elegant and well-proportioned family accommodation. The entrance hall provides access to the numerous reception rooms which include a sitting room with window to the front, study and triple aspect dining room with French doors opening out to the side. To the rear of the house, there is a wonderful drawing room with an attractive west-facing square bay window (with electric shutter) and French doors leading out to the fabulous gardens.The well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room has a range of wall and base units with marble worktops over, integrated appliances, central island, tiled floor and breakfast room off with a further range of storage cupboards. From the breakfast room, doors lead through to a fabulous orangery with exposed sandstone wall and doors opening out to the rear terrace and gardens. On the first floor there are five bedrooms, a small bathroom, separate w.c. and a family bathroom. Four of the bedrooms have access to balconies providing stunning views over the gardens and wonderful countryside beyond. Outside, the house is approached through electronically operated hardwood double gates over a gravel driveway leading to a detached garage and parking and turning area to front and side of the property.The beautifully maintained gardens surrounding the property are a particular feature and are divided into various areas. The lawned areas include a multitude of flowering shrubs including camellias, rhododendrons and various mature trees. A further area is planted with daffodils and spring bulbs with a summer house enjoying distance views to Ashdown Forest. The vegetable garden area has a good sized garden shed and greenhouse. There is also an Italian garden with flagstone pathways and vines on a pergola. To the west side of the house there is a good sized terrace with an electric awning. Steps lead down to the heated swimming pool, with paved surround, and pool house which has heating/air conditioning and a shower room. There is a boiler/filter plant to the side. The terrace continues round to the rear of the house where there is a small detached garden lodge. There are a number of outbuildings which include a stable block with timber elevations under a felted roof providing two loose boxes (one currently used as a gym and one as a workshop). In all the property extends to about 1.14 acres.
Crowborough station 2.3 miles (London Bridge from 69 minutes). Crowborough town 0.7 miles. Eridge station 3.5 miles (London Bridge from 63 minutes). Tunbridge Wells 8 miles (London Bridge from 44 minutes). Frant 9.2 miles (London Bridge from 50 minutes). Gatwick airport 21 miles. Eastbourne 27 miles. (All times and distances approximate)The property is located on the edge of the Wealden market town of Crowborough which has a very good selection of amenities for everyday needs including local shops, various supermarkets, bank, restaurants, post office and leisure centre. Royal Tunbridge Wells is within easy reach with a further comprehensive range of shopping, recreational and cultural amenities. Communications in the area are very good with access to major road and rail routes. Train stations are available at Crowborough, Eridge, Frant (Bells Yew Green) and Tunbridge Wells offering regular services to London from 44 minutes to just over an hour. There is a good choice of schooling in the area, in both the state and private sectors, inc