Top floor apartment in an historic Arts & Crafts mansion.
Brook House is a striking and historic Arts & Crafts mansion on the rural outskirts of Ardingly. Originally believed to be a shooting lodge, the property was substantially extended during the late 1800s, creating a magnificent house drawing inspiration from classic Tudor architecture, with beam and plasterwork gables and impressive stone mullioned windows. Brook House was subsequently divided into 12 select leasehold apartments, each with a share of the freehold.
Flat 4, also known as The Tower, is a well-presented top floor, split-level apartment set in the south corner of the mansion and offering impressive views over the communal grounds. The property would be well suited as a second home or lock up and leave, as well as a primary residence. The apartment has excellent ceiling heights and airy rooms enabling light to flow throughout. Some of the original period features of the property are retained, including the mullioned masonry casement windows (with modern secondary glazing overlaid), feature fireplaces in both the reception room and master bedroom and a spectacular glass chandelier in the spacious reception room.
Modern features include underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom, dimmable spotlights and wood herringbone flooring in the living room and entrance hall. Of particular note is the well-appointed contemporary bathroom which features large ceramic tiling, heated towel rail, double wash basin, and a thermostatically controlled shower over the bath. The generous master bedroom incorporates storage space including two fitted wardrobes and full-length storage located in the false wall behind the bed.
Situated on the second floor of the split-level apartment is a study with access to the tower roof. A large storage cupboard adjoining the entrance hall completes the accommodation.
Brook House is approached via a sweeping driveway, leading through the park-like communal grounds to the parking circle ahead of the house.
The beautiful gardens extend to about 13 acres and have been landscaped to provide distinct points of interest, including undulating lawns set with established flowering shrubs, a paved raised terrace with space for table and chairs, and a lovely series of ponds throughout the grounds. The property has the benefit of a private timber storage shed, and access to communal storage for garden machinery.
The communal gardens also include the Brook House Cricket Ground to the west, one of the oldest cricket pitches in Britain, which is about a further seven acres in size.
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An unique split-level apartment located within the tower of this historic Arts & Crafts mansion.Hannah Riches