Dormans Park is a private residential estate located just outside of East Grinstead, on the West Sussex and Surrey border. It was built following the opening of Dormans railway station, connecting the area easily to London. Three years later in 1887 the Bellagio Estate Company bought 218 acres of farmland and woodland to build a housing development. Their vision was to create an exclusive residential area with lakes, a hotel, cricket ground, a racecourse (now Lingfield Park Racecourse) and even a toboggan slide, as well as a club house for members only of the estate. Unforttunately, The Bellagio Estate Company failed after about 10 years, so the name was changed to Dormans Park as we know it today however, the estate continued to grow steadily during the early 20th century. Today, it offers an exclusive collection of individually designed houses, both old and new, in beautiful tranquil surroundings.
Over the years, the private gated Dormans Park Estate has been a popular choice for celebrities due to its exclusivity, so much so that it can’t be seen at all on Google street view.
The estate itself has multiple roads running through it. It has its own trust with a treasurer and advisory committee to oversee the upkeep of trees, roads, and the overall running of the park.
“Each property is completely unique and bespoke, they’re all different in their own way., from period homes to super modern grand designs esk homes. I like that you are never overlooked and you get so much privacy. The estate is very well maintained and looked after and its gated community feels so exclusive. Of course the best part is that these homes are very photogenic!”Jack Beard, Senior Creative Designer
The picturesque market town of East Grinstead boasts a number of historic buildings which provide the town with a wealth of character. There are a host of chain and local independent shops, wine bars, coffee shops and pubs. The recently opened London Road Bar and Grill has become an instant hit and the tapas restaurant, La Farola, is always a popular meeting point.
There are a number of excellent state and independent schools which bring a number of families to the local area, including Brambletye, Cumnor House, Sackville, Lingfield College and Ardingly College.
There is a variety of excellent entertainment in the town, the Chequer Mead Theatre and Arts Centre is a popular venue for live music, comedy and drama, plus a cafe/bar, function spaces and classes. The leisure centre and playing fields in the centre of the town are complimented by Chartham Park which is great for golf and gym enthusiasts. For those seeking outdoor activities, the town is surrounded by endless countryside with the glorious Ashdown Forest and Weirwood Reservoir close by providing sailing and rambling. There is also the Bluebell Railway, which connects through from East Grinstead station with services running to Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park.
“Exclusively Move Revolution have a personal approach when it comes to selling your home, our superior marketing, professional photography and access to a strong database of motivated buyers has quickly established us as an agent of choice for homeowners on the Park.”Paul Brice, Director
We’d love to hear from you if you are looking to buy or sell in the near future. “
Below are some stunning examples of homes we currently have for sale in the area…
Incredible seven bedroom, detached residence, situated in a breathtaking setting within an exclusive private estate. Boasting approx. 8,679 sqs ft of accommodation, an indoor swimming pool, gym and cinema room. Available with no onward chain.
A substantial seven bedroom residence, ideally positioned on a fabulous, secluded plot in this exclusive, private park. The expansive accommodation is complimented by 5.6 acres of formal gardens and a large paddock with stabling and a tack room.
Originally constructed in the Georgian period, this substantial country home has recently been extensively refurbished offering all the comforts and style, coupled with period charms and character of modern living. Offering approximately 6,784 sq. ft of extremely well proportioned, flexible living accommodation, with high ceilings, coved cornices and open fireplaces, typical of the era and occupying a secluded plot of in excess of 5.5 acres.
Occupying a fabulous, south-westerly secluded plot in this sought after private estate. Having undergone substantial recent renovations and additions, the property now boasts approximately 3,757 sq. ft. of flexible modern living accommodation, six bedrooms, a heated swimming pool, garden room/bar and cinema room.
Below are two outstanding homes in Dormans Park we have recently sold…
Constructed in 2015 by local builders Scandia Hus, Wishing Well boasts 5,405 sq ft of contemporary living accommodation set in secluded, southerly facing gardens.
The Dell is a substantial family home ideally positioned on a secluded plot of approximately half an acre in the sought after Dormans Park estate. The current owners have recently reconfigured and extended the living accommodation to create a contemporary and spacious, versatile property which still has the potential to be improved further.
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