Sharpthorne Road, Sharpthorne, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4HU | Property for sale | Savills
277.59 sq m
Guide price £985,000(28,285,380 EGP)

Sharpthorne RoadSharpthorne, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4HU


    Key features

    • Western wing of Cookhams, an elegant period country house
    • Versatile accommodation and generous room sizes
    • Self-contained two storey annexe
    • Scope for improvement and reconfiguration (subject to the necessary consents)
    • Edge of village with south-reaching views

    Substantial wing of a period house, with lovely southerly views and scope for improvement.

    About this property

    • As its name suggests, South View has wonderful far-reaching views over the Ashdown Forest and South Downs, set on the edge of the village of Sharpthorne. The house forms the western wing of Cookhams, an elegant period property believed to date from the 1900s which was converted in the late 1960s into three separate homes. Whilst requiring updating and some refurbishment, South View offers versatile accommodation with generous room sizes and high ceilings, and the benefit of a self-contained two storey annexe which is regularly let as a holiday rental, generating a regular income.

      The main front door gives access to the elegant entrance hall; a door allows internal access to the annexe. Of particular note is the large main reception room, which offers ample space for both sitting and formal dining areas, features a wide dark stone open fireplace, and has a wide expanse of sliding doors opening to the garden, framing the views beyond. The kitchen has a good range of fitted units and space for a small breakfast table; it is served by a useful laundry/utility room and a boiler and store room. On the first floor are three well-proportioned bedrooms together with a family bathroom, two of the bedrooms with large picture windows taking in the view.

      The annexe can be completely self-contained, accessed via its own front door, and comprises a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, together with a spacious open plan sitting and dining room, kitchen and cloakroom with WC on the first floor.

      South View is accessed via long private driveway, with an electronically-operated gate opening to a substantial parking area ahead of the house and its attached garaging.

      Adjoining the rear of the garaging is a walled swimming pool with paved surround, in need of repair. A paved terrace adjoins the rear of the house, with steps descending to a huge expanse of lawn, stretching away from the house to the south, with hedging, fencing and mature trees to the boundaries.

      In all, about an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • South View is situated in the village of Sharpthorne, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Ashdown Forest.
    • Sussex offers many excellent sporting opportunities with golf at Royal Ashdown, Haywards Heath and Piltdown, and many other courses across the county. There is racing at Goodwood, Lingfield and Plumpton, and sailing at Ardingly and the coast. Spa and country house hotels include The Ravenswood Hotel, Alexander House, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gravetye Manor and Ockenden Manor.
    • Sharpthorne has a village shop and the adjoining village of West Hoathly offers two public houses and primary school. Forest Row has shops and restaurants, and is about 4.5 miles distant. East Grinstead and Haywards Heath offer a further range of facilities and amenities.
    • Railway stations: Gatwick, for the Gatwick Express service, is 11 miles by road (London Victoria from 30 minutes). Further train services at East Grinstead (5.4 miles), Three Bridges (seven miles) and Haywards Heath (eight miles).
    • Schools: There are a number of state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Bede's and Brighton College.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Notes: The annexe kitchen on the first floor forms a flying freehold over part of the adjoining property. Please refer to the Title Plan or floorplan for more details.
    • South View owns the driveway, over which Cookhams Cottage and The Coach House have a right of way.
    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band G.
    • Photographs taken: November 2023.
    • Cladding: We have been told that this property has no cladding. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
    • EPC Rating: G
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G