First Listed on Rightmove:
02 August 2012 ( 294 days ago )
Wood & Pilcher are delighted to offer to the market this detached house which was originally constructed by Connor Brothers in the early 20th Century but has recently been extended and refurbished to provide a generous modern family home with flexible living accommodation, ideal for entertaining. The house is light and spacious and has leaded light double glazing, modern kitchen and bathroom suites and attractive fretted radiator covers. The property benefits from beautifully presented park-like gardens that back onto fields as well as several outbuildings including a large detached garage block with studio above. The studio has separate access and has potential for conversion into a self-contained annexe. The gardens to the rear are enclosed with fencing. The ground floor accommodation comprises of steps leading up to a recessed porch with stone arch and solid double wooden doors opening into the reception hall. The generous reception hall has a window to the front and stairs leading up to the first floor galleried landing, two storage cupboards, including a walk-in coat closet, a cloakroom off the reception hall and doors which also lead to the kitchen and study. There is a dining room with views over the gardens to the rear and an impressive double aspect drawing room with bow windows to the front and windows and French doors opening to the rear garden. The drawing room features a limestone fireplace with coal-effect gas fire. Both reception rooms have double doors opening off the reception hall. The kitchen is fitted with maple wall and base units with granite worktops and upstands, incorporating an undermount stainless steel sink and Maxmatic waste disposal unit. Integrated appliances include a De Dietrich double oven, Hotpoint dishwasher and De Dietrich 4-ring halogen hob with Elica extractor hood over. Space for an American fridge-freezer and undermount microwave oven. Limestone floor tiles continue throughout the kitchen, utility area and conservatory. The kitchen is open to the conservatory/breakfast area with French doors leading out to the rear terrace and gardens. Of particular note, the conservatory boasts an underground spiral wine cellar accessed through a hatch in the floor. There is an adjoining utility area to the kitchen with matching maple units and granite worktops/upstands. There is a further stainless steel sink and an integrated undermount freezer. Space for a concealed washer/drier. Continuing through the kitchen utility area there are three further reception rooms including a family/tv room, garden room and library as well as a cloakroom. The triple aspect garden room has French doors to the rear garden and a glass roof. The library is fitted with American Ash furniture including cupboards, shelving and a desk. A side entrance provides separate access to these rooms. On the first floor the master bedroom suite comprises a seating area with an aspect over the gardens to the rear, bedroom, dressing room with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom comprises a panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, WC. and pedestal washbasin. Guest bedroom with aspect over the rear garden, built-in cupboards and an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms on this floor. The first is a double aspect room with en suite cloakroom. The second has fitted wardrobes, cupboards and shelves as well as an adjoining dressing room, which could be used as an occasional 6th bedroom. The third bedroom also has fitted furniture including a wardrobe, drawers and a desk. The family bathroom comprises a bath, separate shower cubicle with Aqualisa power shower, pedestal washbasin and WC. Outside there is a gravel driveway which leads up between retaining brick walls to a set of double electric gates with remote/telephone entry system. The gates open onto a gravel parking and turning area to the front of the house providing parking for several cars. Laurel hedging screens the house from the road but from its elevated position the house enjoys a view over the neighbouring fields to the front. There are shrub beds and exterior lighting to the front of the house. Adjacent to the house is a four bay L-shaped garage block with up-and-over doors, power and lighting. A side entrance and internal door reveal a staircase ascending to the first floor games room above, which could be adapted to provide further accommodation. Attached to the garage block is a garden storeroom and gardener's WC. A five bar gate leads to a further gravel parking area to the side of the garage block. Immediately to the rear of the house is a paved terrace with topiary and box hedging, magnolia trees and raised flower beds. Beyond the terrace is a formal lawned garden with planted flower and shrub beds around the perimeter. Gravel pathways lead to the park-like grounds beyond the formal garden. At the far end of the gardens is a summerhouse with power and lighting overlooking a large pond planted with lilies and natural grasses and having a small waterfall and Westmorland stones around the perimeter. Offset to the side of the grounds there are a number of useful outbuildings, the largest of which is currently used as a further garage/mower store. There are two further timber sheds (one with power and lighting) and a greenhouse adjacent to a walled vegetable patch.
The property is situated down a country lane close to the Crowborough Beacon Golf Course, Crowborough Common and Ashdown Forest, all of which are in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Common covers about 222 acres of mature heath and woodland and Ashdown Forest comprises a further 6,500 acres; together they provide some delightful scenic walks. The town of Crowborough, about two miles away, has a range of shops including Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets. The town also boasts a recreational ground, leisure centre and tennis club. Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield and Eastbourne cater for more extensive shopping and entertainment and are all within easy reach. Comprehensive shopping: Crowborough, Uckfield (7.3 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (9.4 miles) all offer an extensive range of shops and services. Communications: A26/A21 to M25 junction 5. A26/A228 to M20 junction 4. Gatwick airport - 22 miles.
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