A luxuriously appointed detached Victorian country house located in a fine rural setting on the outskirts of Buxted in one acre of stunning gardens.
SITUATION: In the rural outskirts of this highly sought after village, in a tranquil setting, ideal for a broad range of services and amenities. Buxted has a mainline rail station (London Bridge), convenience store for day to day needs, doctors surgery, church, recreational area and a C of E Primary School. The nearest town is Uckfield with an extensive of shopping facilities, supermarkets (Waitrose), banks, post office, restaurants, family owned cinema and the beginning of the mainline route into London. For scenic walks, the picturesque Ashdown Forest with some 6000 acres of heathland is within easy reach as are the coastal resorts of Brighton and Seaford. For schooling, the area provides an excellent range of primary and secondary education along with a sixth form college. The private sector is also well catered for with St Leonards Convent in Mayfield, Skippers Hill Prep at Five Ashes and Bedes in Upper Dicker.
DESCRIPTION: A luxuriously appointed detached Victorian country house retaining many period features including original decorative floor tiling, exposed timber floors and fireplaces in most rooms. The property is set in established gardens of approximately one acre with views over surrounding countryside.
The owners have taken great care to present their home to the very highest of standards using quality materials throughout. Influenced by the 'Arts & Crafts movement' many rooms have been decorated with rich and striking designs influenced by William Morris, Voysey and Liberty.
The accommodation is set out as follows:-
Front door to entrance lobby, arched stained glass windows. Main front door to Entrance Hall. Beautiful decorative tiled floor and dado. Coats cupboard with light. Cupboard house hot water cylinder. Door to rear Lobby.
Utility Room fitted with storage cupboards. Deep Butlers sink, marble work tops. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Door to cloakroom.
The Drawing Room, a most comfortable and relaxing space with an open fireplace, double glazed sash window to front with shutters. Bespoke wall unit with cupboards, glazed display cabinets and book shelving.
There is a further Sitting Room with fireplace and double glazed sash bay window to front with shutters. An opening leads into the Family Room with lovely log burning stove and window overlooking the rear garden. The Garden Room is a bright light filled room with a full height leaded light window to front and further windows overlooking the rear garden.
The kitchen/dining room is a most impressive area ideal for entertaining and relaxing with friends and family. The kitchen has been fitted with handmade deVol units finished in slate grey with contrasting marble work surfaces including a matching island unit and a twin porcelain sink with antique style mixer tap. A smart stainless steel Falcon Range provides the cooking with a five ring gas burner and double oven. There is a large upright fridge, a separate wine fridge and freezer. There is a bespoke wall unit in the dining room with deep timber shelf and storage cupboards. Double opening doors lead onto the morning terrace.
The staircase with carpet runner rises to the first floor split level landing. Airing cupboard. Storage cupboard. Cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated with striking designs to bring colour and warmth into the rooms with period fireplaces. The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden taking full advantage of the rural surroundings. There is a beautifully fitted en-suite bathroom thoughtfully designed to enhance the period style of the property.
The family bathroom shares the same design as the en-suite with quality sanitary ware and tiling.
OUTSIDE: Gravel drive providing parking and turning space leads to a double garage with power and light connected. Adjoining rear store/workshop.
The gardens are without doubt stunning to provide a tranquil park-like setting laid to lawn and interspersed with deep herbaceous flower beds. The beautiful planting scheme features many unusual perennials to give structure and colour through the year. There is a mature Magnolia and Yew Tree. The raised flagstone terrace overlooks the garden and neighbouring countryside. There is a Himalayan Beech Tree avenue flanked by Hydrangea and Verbena on a pea beach path.
The morning terrace is tucked away at the rear of the property, enclosed by picket fencing and flower borders. A productive kitchen garden consists of twelve raised beds with a soft fruit area towards the rear. Greenhouse.
The heated swimming pool 6m x 12m (13.5 inc step curve) has been positioned in a sheltered area towards the rear of the garden, heated by a recently installed an air source heat pump. There is a summer house/changing room.
Council Tax: Band G
Vince Taylor Tofts