Superb architecturally designed country residence | Grounds of approximately 5 acres | Indoor swimming pool and gym | Equestrian facilities | Stunning two bedroom detached annex.
Renowned for his ‘Arts and Crafts’ style and use of reclaimed materials, this Blunden Shadbolt designed home is a perfect example of early twentieth century architecture in a fantastic semi-rural setting.
A solid oak stable door opens into a recently refitted, contemporary kitchen/family room. With oak beams over head, it is certainly the hub of the home and enjoys the old and the new, boasting a central island, a fabulous range of integrated appliances including a double oven and a full height wine cooler, and space to sit and relax.
A fantastic Inglenook fireplace provides the perfect focal point for the triple aspect formal dining room which sits perfectly to the side of the kitchen and has enough space to seat the whole family. Our favourite room on the ground floor is the recently reconfigured family room which has a lovely feel and boasts bi-folding doors leading to the garden. The sitting room is a magnificent entertaining space, offering a dual aspect over the front and rear, as well as a superb ‘Beehive’ fireplace. The ground floor is completed by a glorious orangery and a cloakroom.
The ground floor rises from the rear hallway to the spacious first floor landing, incorporating storage built into the natural pitch of the roof. True to architect’s style, there is a oak balustrade from reclaimed material and an off centre window offering views to the front.
A stunning triple aspect master bedroom boasts a floor to ceiling window overlooking the gardens and paddocks. There is a stunning en suite with separate bath and walk-in shower cubicle, and a dressing room. Bedrooms two and three are both triple aspect with the former benefiting from an ensuite shower room. The fourth is also a good size and has an ensuite WC. A beaitifully fitted family bathroom completes the accommodation.
LEISURE FACILITIES The leisure wing boasts a bar, games room and sauna, you’ll have no choice but to relax and unwind. There is also a pool room with vaulted ceiling. The pool offers swimming all year round and benefits from two sun decks. Outside, one of the many outbuildings has recently been renovated to offer an inside gym.
THE ANNEX Situated to the side of the main house sits the impressive detached annex. This self contained property is completely independent and could be ideal for elderly relatives or children craving their own space. Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, the ground floor comprises kitchen which is fitted with all the appliances you would need, a utility room with WC and a fantastic open plan living/dining area.
A staircase leads to the annex’s master suite, with fitted en suite and dressing room, and bedroom overlooking the magnificent grounds via a double glazed diamond window. There is a second double bedroom, a storage room and a beautifully fitted bathroom.
THE GROUNDS Arriving through an electric gated entrance, the property is approached by a sweeping block paved driveway. A detached oak garage sits to the left of the property. A sense of seclusion and privacy is offered by the mature trees bounding the grounds
The magnificent rear garden boasts a flagstone terrace which surrounds the property. Extending to approximately 5 acres, the grounds incorporate equestrian facilities, paddocks, wood stores and formal gardens.
A recently constructed summer house offers a fantastic space to either work or relax in the garden. It boats a fantastic open plan kitchen/living area which benefits from a range of integrated appliance and a sit up breakfast bar. There is also a double study, cloakroom and a fabulous covered seating area.
LOCATION There are plenty of facilities on offer to local residents. The village is served by a Costa Coffee and there are three award winning curry houses and an excellent Thai restaurant. Coughlans bakery is a recent addition to the village but is already a firm favourite with us! A Co-op and Tesco Local offers the opportunity to carry out a larger shop. The market town of East Grinstead is only 4 miles away and offers more extensive shopping facilities. The village is served by two public houses with the Star, which is just around the corner, offering a fantastic garden and excellent menu. Despite only opening a couple of years ago Wee Ones Nursery has a growing reputation and the village school is popular. Lingfield College is a highly regarded co-educational independent school,
Lingfield boasts an all weather racecourse and National Trust facilities are located locally at Wakehust Place and Standen House. Hever Castle is also only a short drive away. For those interested in golf and fitness, Chartham Park can be located within a short drive.
The mainline station offers regular services to East Croydon, London Bridge and Victoria. The nearby M25 is accessed at Godstone Junction 6, offering easy access to London, Brighton and Gatwick Airports.