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3 bedroom apartment for sale
Sheffield Park, Fletching
- Entrance hall
- Drawing room
- Sitting/dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Pantry/wine store and cloakroom
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom
- Low level store room
- Single garage, private south facing terrace and shared use of gardens and 30 acres of parkland
- 2 tennis courts and access to The National Trust garden and lakes
Tenure: Share of FreeholdSituation:
Apartment 9, Sheffield Park House stands in a parkland setting adjoining The National Trust gardens with its lakes, 2 miles from the much sought after village of Fletching which has a range of local amenities including the award-winning Griffin Inn, together with a second public house and primary school. The nearby village of Newick provides a village store, baker and butcher together with other village amenities.
More comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities can be found in Uckfield or Haywards Heath which are approximately 7 miles distant, whilst the regional centres of Tunbridge Wells and Brighton are within 15 miles.
For the commuter, Haywards Heath provides a regular service to London Bridge/Victoria in approximately 45 minutes.
Sheffield Park is of Tudor origin, although the appearance of the existing house dates principally from the latter part of the 18th Century. John Baker Holroyd, who was elevated to the peerage in 1780, first as Baron Sheffield and later Earl of Sheffield, purchased Sheffield Park in 1769. In about 1775 James Wyatt the architect undertook major alterations and the house took on its present form. At about the same time Capability Brown laid out the grounds. The 3rd Lord Sheffield had an interest in exotic forest trees and planted a number in the grounds and added the upper lake. During the 1896 Jubilee, Edward VII as Prince of Wales stayed with him at Sheffield Park. Lord Sheffield died in 1909 and Arthur Gilstrap Soames bought the house and altered it further. When the estate was broken up in 1954 the present house was sold to a private purchaser while the majority of the grounds and lakes were acquired by The National Trust.
Apartment 9 has wonderfully light, spacious and well proportioned rooms, with high ceilings and fine period features including beautiful cornicing and large sash windows, with the benefit of its own south facing private terrace which has lovely views across the gardens to the lake.
Arranged on the ground floor the accommodation includes a large entrance hall, a magnificent drawing room with access to the private terrace and gardens beyond, a well appointed kitchen/breakfast room, a large sitting/dining room with access to the pantry/wine store, an excellent sized master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, family bathroom, cloakroom and low level store room.
The drive to the house is flanked by metal railings sweeping through the parkland and leads to a turning circle in front of the house. There is a garage block to the side where apartment 9 has a single garage. In addition to the private south facing terrace, there is shared use of the gardens with fountains and borders of azaleas and rhododendrons, 2 tennis courts and approximately 30 acres of parkland. A private gate gives residents access to The National Trust garden and lakes.
Arranged over one floor, the accommodation comprises:
Drawing room: 29’11 x 17’11 (9.1m x 5.5m)
Kitchen/breakfast room: 17'11 x 8'11 (5.5m x 2.7m)
Sitting/dining room: 20’4 x 17’11 (6.2m x 5.5m)
Master bedroom: 24’8 x 13'9 (7.5m x 4.2m)
Bedroom 2: 16’0 x 11'4 (4.9m x 3.5m)
Bedroom 3: 15’1 x 9'3 (4.6m x 2.8m)
Low level store room
Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage. Electric central heating
Wealden District Council (01892) 653311
Current council tax band: G