This beautiful property, (originally a show house at the Ideal Home Exhibition) has been beautifully re-built and extended to an exacting standard by the current owners offering spacious living accommodation over three floors with an impressive basement/games room with bar, a 32' 5 x 12'8 conservatory and detached garage block. Most rooms enjoy stunning far reaching views towards the South Downs. Affording over 4,000sq ft of accommodation the property comprises in brief on the ground floor a wide covered entrance with decorative pillars, an entrance hallway with staircase rising to the first floor, an impressive vaulted drawing room with gas fireplace, a double aspect kitchen/breakfast room, a sitting room, a study, a separate bar area, a fully vaulted conservatory with French doors leading to the rear seating terraces, a utility room and a basement/games room with bar. From the entrance hallway a staircase rises to the first floor which provides an impressive double aspect master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with spa bath and separate shower cubicle, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside the property is approached by wrought iron electronic gates and a block paved driveway which leads to an expansive parking area with a double garage, lawn front gardens and water feature. The rear gardens are an exceptional feature with rolling level lawns, woodland and an old quarry to one side providing a feature backdrop and ornamental feature and rockery shrub beds, the whole enjoying stunning views towards the neighbouring countryside and South Downs beyond.
Thorn Crest is situated in an elevated yet rural and secluded position off a private lane in Ridgewood, Uckfield. Within half a mile distant is Uckfield Rail Station with its direct regular service to London Bridge (80 minutes). There are local restaurants and hostelries nearby in Ridgewood including the popular Highlands Restaurant and Bar, Brickmakers Arms, Rajdut Indian Restaurant and Gothic Horsted Place Hotel and Restaurant. Leisure Centres abound from The East Sussex National Leisure Club to The Piltdown Golf Club, Isenhurst and The Health Boutique gyms and pools fitness centres. Uckfield town centre is close by offering a vast array of shops and leisure facilities including a public library and multiscreen cinema, several bars and restaurants, supermarkets and a popular leisure centre, as well as schooling for all ages including a sixth form community college. Private schools of repute in the area include Skippers Hill, Cumnor House, Annan Farm (Froebel) School, Bedes Senior School.
The nearby A272 offers swift vehicular access to Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas which also offers a fast and regular service to London (Victoria and London Bridge both approx 47mins) and the motor way network the A/M23 the latter lying west of either Bolney or Warninglid. The coastal resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton city centre are also within driving distance of approx 18/19 miles respectively. The spectacular 6,500 acre Ashdown Forest, the inspiration behind A.A Milne's Winnie The Pooh books, is also within close proximity to the north offering extensive scenic walks and bridle paths. To the south are the spectacular South Downs and the south coast beyond offering a multitude of land and marine based activities.
The accommodation and approximate room measurements comprise:
Wide covered entrance: Attractive decorative pillars, UPVC door with insert glass, glass side panels into: Entrance hallway: 18'7 x 10'2 staircase rising to the: First floor landing: Coved ceiling, engineered oak flooring, radiator, UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the front of the property.
Ground floor cloakroom: Comprising low level WC, vanity unit with inset wash basin and free standing mixer tap, cupboards and drawers beneath, fully tiled, engineered oak flooring, coved ceiling, extractor fan, radiator.
Kitchen/breakfast room: 22'9 x 10'11 Comprising one and a half bowl ceramic style sink with free standing chrome mixer tap set in a granite effect work surface with a matching range of 'white gloss units to eye and base level with attractive display cabinets and high level built-in Electrolux double oven. Further adjoining work surface with built-in four ring induction hob, extractor canopy above, Karndean flooring, breakfast bar, part tiled walls, double aspect with UPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear gardens enjoying a pleasant view.
Dining room: 12'8 x 11'9 French doors opening to a stunning conservatory: Part panelled walls, cornice ceiling, multi-folding doors leading to a:
Separate bar room: UPVC double glazed window overlooking the conservatory: Wall light points, attractive archway into:
Drawing room: 22'2 x 13'8 Double aspect with arch UPVC double glazed window overlooking the front of the property, radiator, York stone fireplace with timber mantle and gas flame effect fire, sliding glazed doors into an:
Impressive conservatory: 32'5 x 12'8 Fully vaulted ceiling with fitted blinds, French doors leading to the rear garden, further French doors leading to a seating terrace, tiled flooring with under floor heating, wall light points.
Sitting room: 14'6 x 10'7 Attractive arch UPVC double glazed window overlooking the front of the property, engineered wood flooring, insert spotlighting, coved ceiling, radiator, recessed media system.
From the sitting room: A staircase descends to:
Games room: 27'4 x 21'2 Velux window, built-in media system, inset spotlighting, bar with solid work top, radiator.
Study: 16'8 x 8'9 Double aspect with UPVC double glazed windows overlooking both sides of the property, inset spotlighting, coved ceiling.
Utility room: 17'9 x 7' Comprising one and a half bowl sink with free standing chrome mixer tap set in a granite effect work surface, hot plate, matching range of gloss units to eye and base level, space and plumbing for domestic appliances, UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the rear of the property enjoying a pleasant view over the neighbouring countryside and beyond, Karndean flooring, door giving access to the rear seating terrace.
From the: Entrance hallway: A staircase rises to the: First floor landing: Arch UPVC double glazed window overlooking the front of the property, hatch giving access to loft space, radiator.
Master bedroom: 19'9 x 13'1 Double aspect with UPVC double glazed windows overlooking both sides of the property enjoying stunning views, vaulted ceiling, down lights, wall light points, extensive range of built-in bedroom furniture, wall mounted radiator. En-suite bathroom: 12'2 x 10'4Comprising corner spa bath with mixer tap, low level WC, bidet, vanity unit with built-in recess with free standing chrome mixer tap, extensive range of cupboard with down lights, separate walk-in shower cubicle with glass screen, wall mounted chrome taps, handheld shower attachment, UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the rear of the property enjoying stunning views towards the neighbouring countryside and beyond, radiator, coved ceiling.
Guest bedroom: 13'3 x 12' UPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear of the property enjoying stunning views towards the neighbouring countryside and beyond, built-in wardrobes, radiator, coved ceiling. En-suite shower room: 6'10 x 5'5 Comprising glass enclosed shower cubicle, wall mounted Aqualisa tap, low level WC, pedestal wash basin with free standing mixer tap, tiled flooring, fully tiled walls, coved ceiling, extractor fan.
Bedroom 3: 11'9 x 7'1 UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the front of the property, LED lighting, radiator, .
Bedroom 4: 10'6 x 9'6 UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the front of the property, built-in bedroom furniture, radiator.
Family bathroom: Comprising corner bath, nickel plated taps with handheld shower attachment, vanity unit with recess wash basin, useful drawers, built-in cupboards and shelving, cupboard housing hot water cylinder, low level WC, fully tiled walls, coved ceiling, radiator, opaque UPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear of the property.
The front of the property is approached by a wrought iron gates and a private blocked paved sweeping driveway leading to a parking area and in turn a detached garage block: 25'6 x 20'2 with up and over doors, outside courtesy lighting, attractive level lawns with pond and water feature. A second driveway leads to a useful basement: Providing ample storage. The rear gardens surround the property on two sides, laid to lawn and enclosed by natural hedging and mature trees with a number of feature rockery beds hosting mature shrubs and plant specimens. A flagstone seating terrace adjoins the rear of the property with outside lighting. Further useful detached pitched roof garage and timber shed, attractive woodland with old quarry providing an attractive back drop, the whole extending to 5.5 acres. The whole enjoying stunning far reaching views towards the adjoining countryside and South Downs beyond.
Additionally - there is a self contained 1 bedroom flat above the garages that is available under seperate negotiation.
Gardener Available on Request.
Landlord is looking for at least a year's tenancy.