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The Approach, Dormans Park, Surrey, RH19

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Added on 19/10/2021
Hamptons Sales, Caterham

Key features

  • Four bedrooms
  • Two bath/shower rooms
  • Sitting room
  • Music room/study
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Dining room
  • Cloakroom
  • Roof terraces
  • Cellar
  • Gym

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Designed and constructed in 1933 by P.D. Hepworth, Bridge House is a wonderful example of the principals of the Art Deco style of architecture. Maintained and updated to a high standard by the present owners who have been careful to preserve the period detailing whilst at the same time creating a stylish and uniquely appointed family home. Situated on this exclusive private estate, the property has a prominent position affording fabulous views over the surrounding gardens and communal parkland. It has featured in magazines and is a striking yet pared-back example of the Beaux-Arts style. This much-loved family home has been further improved by the vendors to create a residence for the modern day, including double glazing to the original Crittal windows, a new roof garage conversion to create a study, creation of a new gym and garage, landscaping to the gardens and an extension to create a superb family space. Internally the house is decorated in a bright, modern style which allows for easy personalisation by the new owner.

Incorporated into the modern design are a number of character features, including the original marble tiled fireplace, corner chimney breast, radiators and bannister rail for the staircase. These features are enhanced by more modern additions such as engineered oak flooring, an AGA and a fantastic Leicht kitchen made in Germany with excellent storage, Corian countertops and an oak peninsula. The kitchen/breakfast room serves as the heart of the family home and provides an excellent space in which everyone can gather. There is also a useful cellar on the lower ground floor.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and extends to almost 2500 sq ft. On the ground floor, an entrance hall with cloakroom/w.c. leads to the L-shape sitting room and adjoining music room/study, a separate dining room and the kitchen/breakfast room which has an incorporated utility area. The rooms along the back of the house have doors opening onto a fabulous veranda which is covered at one end to provide a great space for entertaining. Upstairs the four double bedrooms are arranged around a central landing and include a main bedroom with en suite shower room and access to a private roof terrace. There are a further three good size bedrooms with one having access to a separate roof terrace. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.

The house is set within beautifully landscaped grounds of about 1.25 acres (0.51 Ha), incorporating lawns, terraces, water features and woodland, the latter including a super children’s treehouse. There is also a detached summerhouse with a shed. The gardens are stocked with a wide selection of mature specimen trees including several fruiting varieties and an impressive silver birch. The south-facing rear garden includes a Portland stone terrace, raised borders and a large lawn leading down to the trees. To the side there is a private resin bonded driveway and a detached garage and gym.


The private parkland of Dormans Park dates back to the 1800s and originally comprised over 200 acres of farmland and woodland. Now home to an exclusive collection of individually designed homes, it is a quiet and private place to live. The vibrant market town of East Grinstead is about 2.5 miles distant and with shopping, services and a station. There are a wider selection of shops within Tunbridge Wells, including the Pantiles and the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre. The area is renowned for its excellent walking and riding country with Ashdown Forest having many excellent trails, and further leisure pursuits available such as golf at Royal Ashdown and Forest Row, sailing at Bough Beech and the south coast and racing at Lingfield Park, Epsom and Goodwood. There are many excellent schooling options locally in both the state and independent sectors, including Brambletye, Cumnor House, Sackville, Lingfield College and Ardingly College. For road communications, Gatwick airport is 10 miles distant via the M23, which is also links to the coast and the M25 to the north. East Grinstead station has fast and frequent commuter services to London Bridge/Victoria from 57 minutes, while Dormans Station is about 1 mile away (via a footpath within the park).


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The Approach, Dormans Park, Surrey, RH19


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Dormans Station0.6 miles
  • East Grinstead Station1.7 miles
  • Lingfield Station2.0 miles
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Hamptons Sales, Caterham

29 Station Avenue, Caterham, CR3 6LB

With over 150 years experience in selling and letting property, Hamptons has a network of over 90 branches across the country and internationally, marketing a huge variety of properties from compact flats to grand country estates. We're national estate agents, with local offices. We know our local areas as well as any local agent. But our network means we can market your property to a much greater number of the right sort of buyers or tenants.

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