Beautifully presented architect designed home with a breath-taking vista
Set in an enviable elevated position within the South Downs National Park, Meadowdown is a fine architect designed home, principally arranged over one floor.
A contemporary take on the Arts and Crafts tradition, the property has been thoughtfully designed to resonate with the surrounding landscape, with flint and brick elevations under a hand crafted clay pantiled roof. The interiors echo the natural beauty of the pastoral landscape, with soft neutrals counterpointed by beautiful solid oak joinery, terracotta and wood flooring, and internal stained glass.
The circular entrance hall sets the scene, sitting centrally within the property; clever use of space includes a mezzanine library area, positioned above the hall and reached by a ladder.
The reception rooms all have magnificent views to the South Downs, and the drawing room is the true centrepiece of the house. A wonderful picture window creates a focal point, balanced by a striking curved chimney, set with woodburning stove. Two sets of sliding double doors, hand crafted from solid oak with partial copper panelling, open up to create a huge space for entertaining, through the study, drawing and dining room.
The dining room is open to the kitchen, which is fitted with an Aga, a range of wood under counter cupboards and a central island. The conservatory has double doors to the south facing terrace and space for table and chairs.
The master bedroom is en suite to the Jack and Jill bathroom, also accessed from the inner hall. There are three further bedrooms, one of which has access to the south eastern terrace and is currently used a second study. A shower room and a utility room complete the ground floor.
On the first floor, the galleried landing leads to an attic games room with velux window and access to the loft storage, with a further attic storage room accessed from the stairs.
Please refer to the floorplans for a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the 2,756 sq ft of accommodation.
Garden & Grounds
Meadowdown is approached via the track leading from the South Downs Way to the barred gate opening to the drive, which is set with a cattle grid. The drive is flanked by well-stocked herbaceous borders and leads up the double garage, which has electronically operated up and over doors.
Steps lead to the front door and on to the terrace, which spans the rear and side elevations of the house. The gardens are a series of distinct areas, each beautifully landscaped to create a wonderful setting for the house, with a variety of features including flint walls and topiary. Points of note include a stunning white wisteria pergola walkway, an ornamental pond, an orchard and, to the north of the house, a larger pond with waterfall, well-stocked with fish and lilies. An open barn and a greenhouse provide space for garden equipment.
From the formal gardens, paths and an Irish yew avenue lead through the wildflower meadows that slope gently away from the house to the south east. A solid oak cruck is superbly placed for entertaining al fresco.
Meadowdown also owns a portion of the track and adjoining land beyond the private gardens surrounding the property, which can be used for additional parking. In all, about 4.4 acres.
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