Overview An impressive seven bedroom, four bathroom, detached Victorian villa encompassing an area of over 4000sqft and located on a sought after private road in Forest Row, RH18. The property has generous room sizes, a host of period features, versatile accommodation, a sizeable workshop and a further detached garage plus stunning gardens and grounds. The property has very low running costs for a house of this size, this is due to an impressive solar panel array supported by a large external Tesla battery, please see below for further details. The property is offered *chain free* Call us now, we are *Open 8am - 8pm 7 Days a Week*
situation The property is located on Park Road, a desirable private road in the heart of Forest Row. The highly sought-after Hamlet of Forest Row, is situated in East Sussex and lies a stones-throw from the picturesque Ashdown Forest, offering 6,000 acres of walks and bridleways. The community itself comprises a multitude of small shops and local businesses offering a variety of trades and services, which creates a great community feel along with the Village Hall located in the centre, surrounded by local cafes, restaurants and pubs. There is also a well regarded sports ground including tennis, cricket and football club located a 5 minute walk from the property. The nearest train station is East Grinstead, accessible in a short 12 minute drive, provides frequent services to London Bridge and London Victoria in circa 50 minutes.
The property has direct access onto Royal Ashdown Golf Course, which is common land. This in our opinion is a huge selling point and we would encourage viewings to appreciate this unique setup.
Storm porch + cloakroom Original front door leading to the storm porch with period floor tiling, a radiator, space for coats and boots, access to a handy downstairs cloakroom and the main entrance hallway via another original period solid wooden door.
Reception hallway 13' 11" x 13' 11" (4.24m x 4.24m) An impressive reception hallway with polished hardwood flooring, two radiators, a feature staircase leading up to the first floor, an under stairs cupboard, coving and cornicing to the ceiling and doors leading into the various rooms.
Reading room 19' 3" x 13' 11" (5.87m x 4.24m) Accessed from the hallway the study/reading room has twin aspect windows, two radiators, polished hardwood flooring, fitted units, picture rails, coving to the ceiling and a feature fireplace.
Drawing room 24' 9" x 15' 1" (7.54m x 4.6m) The drawing room has polished herringbone parquet flooring, a feature fireplace, three radiators, an impressive bay window with a fitted bench, an external door opening out onto the rear garden, a side window plus detailed coving and cornicing to the ceiling.
Kitchen/breakfast room 14' 10" x 13' 4" (4.52m x 4.06m) A bright kitchen/breakfast room with a range of base and wall units with granite worktops, a twin bowl stainless steel sink with Quooker boiling, warm and cold water tap, an electric twin oven Aga, tiled splashbacks, space for undercounter white goods, space for a dining table and chair set, a radiator, doors into the hallway and workshop, an external door opening out onto the rear patio, a seating area and a fireplace, twin aspect windows, a staircase leading up to the first floor and a further door leading into the dining room.
Dining room 18' 8" x 15' 0" (5.69m x 4.57m) The dining room has polished hardwood flooring, a feature fireplace, fitted units and shelving, coving and cornicing to the ceiling, a bay window with triple glass units, two radiators and doors leading into the entrance hallway and kitchen/breakfast room.
Workshop / study / cloakroom 16' 8" x 14' 8" (5.08m x 4.47m) An impressive space with two external doors, a mezzanine storage space, two radiators, plumbing for under-counter white goods, twin aspect windows, W/C, a door way leading into the hobby room/study and a door leading into the kitchen/breakfast room.
master bedroom 18' 4" x 14' 5" (5.59m x 4.39m) Main double bedroom with twin aspect windows, exposed polished floorboards, an original feature fireplace, two radiators, a large fitted wardrobe, coving to the ceiling and a door leading into the ensuite.
Ensuite to bedroom one 14' 1" x 12' 7" (4.29m x 3.84m) A spacious ensuite bathroom with a freestanding roll-topped bath, a hand basin with storage cupboard underneath, an original feature fireplace, a W/C, a shower cubicle with an electric power shower, a large window, a heated towel rail and a radiator.
Bedroom two 18' 9" x 15' 2" (5.72m x 4.62m) Second double bedroom with a feature bay window overlooking the garden, two radiators, an original feature fireplace, carpeted flooring and coving to the ceiling.
Bedroom three 14' 9" x 10' 8" (4.5m x 3.25m) Third double bedroom with three front facing windows, carpeted flooring, a radiator and a door leading into the ensuite shower room.
Ensuite to bedroom three A modest ensuite shower room with a shower cubicle and power shower, tiled flooring, a pedestal basin, a window and a W/C.
Bedroom four 11' 4" x 7' 10" (3.45m x 2.39m) A further bedroom on the first floor with a rear facing single glazed window, a radiator and exposed floorboards.
Second floor The second floor comprises three double bedrooms, a kitchenette, a large storage cupboard, access to the loft space via a large hatch, access to a further walk-in loft space and a shower room. The bedrooms are carpeted with radiators and views over the rear and side gardens. The bedrooms are located off the central kitchenette that offers space for a breakfast table. The kitchenette has exposed polished floorboards, a radiator, a stainless steel sink, a sitting area, a counter and space for white goods here also. The shower room is accessed at the end of the corridor, the room has; a shower cubicle, a W/C, a heated towel rail and a hand basin with storage underneath.
Outside This impressive family home enjoys stunning grounds and these form a key part of the character and charm of the property.The front of the property is approached via a tarmac driveway with a turning circle and easy access to the front door. There are mature hedges and trees plus a private level lawn area. There is also access to the newly refurbished detached garage building.
To sides and rear there is a large well kept vegetable patch, a greenhouse, a feature well (covered) this also supplies the garden with water, a large patio that wraps around the rear and side of the house, mature trees, shrubs and flowers, a level lawn area, an impressive pergola with mature vines, a sandpit, a small orchard with mature trees, an ornamental pond, hidden seating areas, an area of set-aside meadow.
Solar panels & tesla battery Our clients installed 24 photovoltaic ("pv") panels on the roof of the property in 2009. The 24 panels joined three hot water panels already installed on the roof to heat the water in the twin hot water tanks. A Tesla Powerwall 1 battery was also installed to store the electricity. At the same time as the Tesla battery was installed so was a SolarEdge inverter together with 24 optimizers to be attached to each panel. Our clients currently do not pay for electricity use in the property, despite running a popular B&B! *Please ask us at Platform Property for further information*
services Service charge: £195 p.A
Council Tax Band: G
Council Tax Band: B Due to the property having two separate kitchens.
Solar Panels + Tesla Battery. (See above)
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