Possingworth Park, Cross in Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0TN | Property for sale | Savills
4,472 sq ft(415.46 sq m)
Guide price £2,150,000

Possingworth ParkCross in Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0TN

    Key features

    • Contemporary-style home in this convenient position
    • Stylish and well proportioned family living space with a southerly aspect and opening to wide terrace for entertaining
    • Adaptable accommodation including a self-contained studio apartment with balcony
    • High specification fixtures and fittings
    • Mature landscaped garden, with private gated access to Possingworth Park
    • Buxted station approximately 3.5 miles on the Southern line, or Stonegate approximately 9.5 miles on South East Rail
    • Well placed for choice of private and state schools
    • Heathfield approximately 2.7 miles, Tunbridge Wells approximately 14 miles

    A striking re-modelled family house, with direct parkland access.

    About this property

    • Chelwood dates from the 1970s, but has been comprehensively re-modelled and updated over the last two years, with a stylish modern presentation and with quality workmanship throughout.

      The front door opens straight into an impressive newly-created double height reception hall with traditional oak joinery framing modern glazing and a bespoke oak staircase leading up to the galleried landing. Finishing touches include plain plastered walls and timber laminate flooring in most of the upstairs rooms and porcelain wood-effect tiles running throughout most of the ground floor, again with plain finished plastered walls.

      Two huge reception spaces lead off from the reception hall, each with extensive south facing walls of glass and doors to the terracing, which looks out over the rear garden. One of these is the more formal sitting room, with a traditional-style fireplace complete with wood burning stove and the other is the stunning bespoke open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, which has an extensive contemporary kitchen, incorporating flush-fitted, handless cupboards, integrated Neff appliances and a huge island unit, complete with a breakfast bar and a built-in Bora X-Pure Induction hob with integrated extractor. Corian work surfaces and stainless steel appliances complete the picture. The room has ample scope for a large dining table and a sofa seating area, centred around a contemporary fireplace.

      The bedroom accommodation is split between the ground and first floors, with a principal suite on each enjoying an en suite facility and a large south-facing balcony to the first floor suite which has the added advantage of a self-contained studio apartment with balcony, linking to it, enabling it to be used as a family guest suite, or as separate staff accommodation within the building.

      Technical and energy efficient features in the house include recessed LED ceiling lighting (some automated), a mechanical heat recovery and ventilation (MHR&V) air re-circulation system, wiring for a Sonos sound system, with some fitted ceiling speakers, good security CCTV system, up-to-date heating and power including wet underfloor gas-fired central heating system, with zone controls and remote App control from a mobile device, solar panels linked to a Tesla battery storage facility, an electric car charger point, and a 7,500 litre rainwater harvesting system. The property also benefits from the Corofil passive fire protection system, fitted to only a handful of residential properties.

      Chelwood is set back from the road, behind a screening of mature trees and shrubs, with an extensive gated driveway, with outside lighting, car parking and an integral garage and car port.

      The beautiful landscaped side garden to the west has a canopied dining area, planted water feature and a flower garden. The wrap around raised rear terrace is accessed from the key reception areas and the ground floor principal bedroom which has steps down to the rear garden. Here, there are extensive areas of lawn, interspersed with a variety of mature specimen trees, including a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, further terrace and storage, an electric robotic lawn mower and feature garden lighting.

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    The park works perfectly for a fabulous dog walk or morning run, or for children to explore and is well recognised locally as a significant benefit, available to just a selective number of properties.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Chelwood is located between the villages of Cross-in-Hand and Blackboys, to the west of the market town of Heathfield (approximately 2.7 miles) offering town shopping, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets, with the larger towns of Tunbridge Wells, Lewes and Eastbourne reached within approximately 14, 11.5 and 19.5 miles respectively.
    • Mainline stations: Buxted (Southern Rail) within approximately 3.5 miles, or Stonegate (South East Rail) within approximately 9.5 miles. Alternatively, Tuunbridge Wells is approximately 14 miles.
    • Private and state schools: There are village primary schools at Cross-in-Hand and Blackboys, with secondary schooling at Heathfield Community College which is within approximately 4 miles. Skippers Hill Manor preparatory school at Five Ashes is approximately 3.5 miles and Battle Abbey, which also has a senior school, approximately 15 miles. For senior schools, there are co-ed options at Eastbourne, Brighton and Upper Dicker (Bedes), for girls at Mayfield and boys at Tonbridge.
    • Cross in Hand has a private members health club and the villages around are set in fine countryside, with the choice a number of good local pubs, golf at the East Sussex National and Piltdown and horse racing at Plumpton, Lingfield and Brighton.

    Additional information

    • Agents Note: - Gated access to Possingworth Park, with a share in the ownership being passed on with the property. Also, there is currently a renewing annual permit for walking in the neighbouring Possingworth Woodland and Lake
    • Services: Gas fired central heating, mains water, electricity and gas, private drainage, solar panels.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council: 01892 653311, Tax Band G.
    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells proceed in a southerly direction on the A267. Upon reaching Cross in Hand, turn right onto the B2102 heading towards Blackboys and Lewes. The property will be found approximately 1.5 miles on the left, shortly after the Holy Cross Priory.
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G