Spacious family home with stylish interiors and superb westerly views.
Situated in the heart of the village of Balcombe, Grey Gables is a substantial detached house, dating from the mid-1970s and more recently the subject of a programme of renovation throughout resulting in a superbly appointed family home. Contemporary, high-end finishes include Amtico flooring through much of the ground floor, modern bathroom suites, recessed spot lighting in many of the rooms and a stylish colour palette of soft greys and earthy tones.
There are two reception rooms lying off the welcoming entrance hall, including a family room and an elegant open plan sitting and dining room, featuring a woodburner set in a limestone surround and with French doors opening to the terrace and garden. The kitchen has is fitted with an excellent range of stylish shaker-style units and display cupboards, with a large breakfast bar, quartz worktops, integrated appliances and herringbone patterned Amtico flooring. A full-height square bay window frames the garden and wonderful views beyond and offers a charming seating area; a further glazed door opens to the garden. Adjoining the kitchen is a large utility and boot room with space for laundry appliances; a cloakroom completes the ground floor.
There are five well-proportioned double bedrooms on the first floor (one currently used as an office), two with en suite bath/shower rooms. The remaining bedrooms are served by a further bathroom and shower room. The second floor comprises a large and versatile room which could be an additional sixth bedroom, hobby or games room. There are also two large loft storage areas.
To the front of the property, accessed directly from London Road, is a large block paved driveway offering ample parking for several cars. Steps and a gently winding path, flanked by flower beds, descend to the front door.
The west facing rear garden is of particular note. A large paved terrace adjoins the rear of the house, offering an ideal outdoor seating area from which to enjoy the outlook over the garden and wooded countryside beyond. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn, edged by well-stocked and colourful flower and shrub borders, which slopes down gently away from the house enhancing the wonderful view.
There is planning permission for a garden room with roof lantern and bi-fold doors opening to the garden, together with partial cedar cladding to the front and rear elevations. Mid Sussex District Council, ref: 14/03535/FUL.
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I love the finish of this super house - it's both stylish and practical, a real family home. Only enhanced by the wonderful views to the west and the convenience of the village's railway station.Rohan Vines