Savills | Priory Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5HS | Properties for sale
518.86 sq m(5,585 sq ft)
Guide price £1,750,000

Priory RoadForest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5HS


    Key features

    • Beautifully presented with spacious accommodation
    • Edwardian Arts and Crafts with contemporary comfort and style
    • Sought after location on the outskirts of Forest Row
    • Close to Ashdown Forest
    • About 2.1 acres in all

    Superbly appointed Arts and Crafts style Edwardian family home with beautiful mature gardens

    About this property

    • Built in 1911, Courtmead is a fine example of Arts and Crafts workmanship, and has changed hands just three times in its history. The property has been the subject of reconfiguration and extensive refurbishment, resulting in a superbly appointed modern family home forming the major portion of a substantial Edwardian mansion house. The house has elegant proportions and beautiful period details, including stone mullion windows with leaded light casements, herringbone parquet flooring, high ceilings and picture rails, cleverly combined with modern comforts including underfloor heating to the kitchen and boot room, and stylish bathrooms.

      The accommodation is arranged over three floors, and the full extent and layout can be seen on the floorplan; there are some particularly fine features including the superb reception hall with an impressive turned imperial staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing and library area, with a vaulted roof light ensuring natural light floods throughout the house.

      Four spacious reception rooms provide excellent living space which is ideally suited to modern family life. The elegant south-facing drawing room features the original tiled fireplace, woodburner and French doors opening to the loggia and garden. The dining room has double doors opening to the kitchen/breakfast room, and is ideal for entertaining. .
      The kitchen, designed d and fitted by Neptune, has an excellent range of wall hung and under counter units complemented by white granite worktops, a wood topped central island and surfaces, and a four oven gas fired Aga. To the rear is the utility and boot room, providing day to day access to the house, and a cloakroom.

      The principal bedroom suite is situated on the southern side of the house, taking full advantage of the views over the grounds and with access to a shared balcony extending across the rear of the house. It benefits from a dressing room and a bathroom with period-style suite including a free-standing slipper bath, twin basins and separate shower cubicle. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor, including a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and balcony access, and a family bathroom with separate WC with a laundry chute.

      The second floor offers a bedroom and a sitting room/bedroom seven, connected by a shower room, and plenty of attic/eaves storage.

      Outside
      Courtmead is situated in a private road off Priory Road, approached by a beech tree lined gravelled driveway, leading up to an open bay timber machinery store and parking area. The house is set in mature gardens which complement the house beautifully; the garden is mainly laid to lawn retaining much of the original Edwardian layout, with a range of established trees, shrubs and flower beds. An attractive veranda runs the length of the southern elevation, with steps down to the main garden at the front of the house.
      There is a secondary driveway and parking to the north of the house.
      About two acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a really superb family house, with lots of excellent points, but my very favourite part is the view across the garden from the first floor balcony.

    Hannah RichesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Courtmead is situated off a private road leading from Priory Road in Forest Row, on the northern side of the famous Ashdown Forest with its 6,500 acres of heath and woodland. A bridle way to the north of the property links to the SusTrans National Cycle Network and the renowned Royal Ashdown golf course is a short distance away to the south of the village. Forest Row village has an excellent range of facilities including a number of independent shops, a supermarket, several cafes, antique shops, bakery, fishmonger, pubs and schools.
    • Comprehensive shopping: The towns of East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells are about 3 miles and 12 miles away respectively, both providing comprehensive shopping facilities and amenities.
    • Mainline rail services: East Grinstead (4.4 miles) and Three Bridges (10.5 miles).
    • Primary, secondary state & private schools: There are a number of highly regarded schools and colleges in the local area, including Forest Row primary school, Ashdown House, Cumnor House, Michael Hall Steiner School, Brambletye and Ardingly College.
    • Communications: The M23 is less than 10 miles away providing a direct link with the M25, the national motorway network and Gatwick Airport (about 13 miles distant).
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From the centre of Forest Row, at the roundabout by the church, take the first exit into Priory Road. Pass the Michael Hall School on the left and the entrance to Weirwood Reservoir on the right; take the next right into a private road and the drive to Courtmead is signposted on the right.
    • EPC Rating = D