Handsome and superbly appointed 1920s family home with large detached gym.
Understood to date from 1928, Beech House is an excellent family home located in a semi-rural setting with countryside views to the east, yet only five miles from the commuter town of Haywards Heath. The property has recently been the subject of extension and comprehensive refurbishment by the current owners, resulting in a superbly appointed and beautifully presented family home, offering bright, spacious and adaptable accommodation over two floors; the layout on the ground floor being particularly well thought-out with an excellent flow between the main living spaces. Features of note include a number of dual aspect rooms, a bespoke solid wood kitchen, stylish modern bathroom suites, either solid wood or tiled floors to the ground floor, attractive plantation shutters to the majority of the windows, and a Control4 smart home system.
There are three formal reception rooms, including a cosy dual aspect sitting room with original art deco style marble fireplace, a large family/cinema room, and a part-panelled dining room with bespoke fitted bar and bi-fold doors opening to the terrace and garden. Also with bi-fold doors to the terrace, the beautiful kitchen and breakfast room is fitted with a range of bespoke solid wood cabinetry, with an island, marble worktops, space for a range and a number of integrated appliances, and an adjoining utility room and cloakroom.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor including an impressive principal suite comprising a bedroom with French doors opening to a large decked roof-top terrace, a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes*, and a luxury bathroom with suite including a freestanding Victoria + Albert bath and separate shower. The remaining three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with period-style fittings and an en suite shower room to bedroom two.
*The dressing room was previously the fifth bedroom and could be converted back to a bedroom if required.
Tucked behind Beech House, overlooking the garden and with an adjoining decked terrace, is a substantial gym with shower room.
Beech House is approached from Haywards Heath Road via tall iron gates, which open to a generous gravelled parking area to the front of the house. There is gated access around both sides of the house to the extensive rear garden, where a large paved terrace adjoins the rear of house and steps rise to an expanse of lawn well enclosed by fencing and flower and shrub borders. In the south-eastern corner of the garden, beyond the gym, is a detached outbuilding with kitchenette and WC currently used as a garden room and workshop, behind which is a screened chicken coop. A number of timber sheds, some with power laid on, offer useful garden storage.
The Aga and some of the light fittings are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Please refer to the agents for further information.
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I really like the stylish finish of this excellent family home, it has been refurbished with great taste and every consideration for modern comfort.Rohan Vines