Substantial country house, designed and finished to an exceptional standard, enjoying a rural location with panoramic southerly views and within two miles of Etchingham mainline station.
The exterior of this fascinating property may be traditional Sussex, however, the interior has been given new life. The current owners have passionately created a luxurious ambiance of calm, peace and comfort using beautiful, natural raw materials which are dramatically and stylishly presented and resulted in the property being awarded with the 2014 LABC Buildings' Excellence Award.
On entering the reception hall, full height glass doors allow a glimpse through the heart of the property to the far reaching southerly view beyond. Elegant high ceilings and well proportioned rooms harness the natural light and the stunning interior is dressed with handcrafted bespoke joinery, book matched hand finished high gloss burr walnut veneer, liquid metal, coloured glass, LED lighting and pearlescent porcelain flooring which exudes an iridescent quality. The well designed layout provides versatile accommodation and superb space for entertaining, and the attention to detail and quality of finish is evident throughout.
The property features a double aspect drawing room with wood burning stove, a recess log store and full height bi-fold doors opening out to the terrace where the views can be enjoyed.
The kitchen is a work of art, thoughtfully designed for ease of use and featured in the April 2014 issue of Utopia Kitchen and Bathrooms Magazine. A circular central preparation area is positioned for enjoyment of the views, while top of
the range Miele appliances, including wine fridges, cupboards and superb leather lined storage drawers and shelves are discreetly integrated to the periphery behind hand finished high gloss burr walnut and pearlescent and liquid metal doors,
with hidden lighting.
The study with bespoke joinery includes liquid metal filing cupboards, two customised birds eye maple desks with concealed wiring and Olympic ring design and access to the terrace.
The twelve seater cinema complex is fitted with fine leather hide reclining seats, an automated dimmer/blind system and 110 wide screen, high specification JVC 3D HD projector, 7.2 surround system, Blue Ray player, custom walnut furniture and walnut and gold leaf cupboard doors.
The separate games room features bespoke walnut panelling, walnut and glass bar furniture, a full size snooker table, a pool table and an adjoining cloakroom.
In addition to the master bedroom suite, there are two further double bedrooms, each with a high specification en suite bath/shower room and a fourth double bedroom with en suite bathroom complete the first floor accommodation.
There are two further en suite bedrooms on the second floor, together with a sitting room, offers scope for creating a private area, ideal for use by teenage children, or perhaps as additional office space.
The first floor features a vast master bedroom suite with an impressive private sitting room with French doors opening out to an oak and glass balcony for the enjoyment of the views, a private cinema system with 65 TV, sound system and bespoke fitted shelving.
Master suite controlled by individually programmed I-Pad. A stunning walk in dressing room with wardrobes clad in Italian embossed leather with bronze and silver handles, bronze mirror pilasters and leather clad trinket drawers along with handbag and shoe cabinets. The master bathroom is a place for complete relaxation with ArtCeram and Falper sanitary ware, book matched Titanium granite floors and walls, walk in shower with mood lighting, TV and sound system with mirror speakers and leather wall panels with hidden LED lighting.
The property sits centrally within a secluded enclosed plot, well back from the lane and enjoys a panoramic rural outlook to the south at the back.
The property is entered via bespoke electrically operated wrought iron entrance gates, with a meandering driveway down through landscaped borders stocked with mature trees and shrubs, with a small pond. There is a parking and turning area to the front of the property and the integral double garage. The automatic lighting is connected to the main house system, extends along the extent of the drive and is linked to the alarm and gate systems.
A stone terrace extends from the back of the house leading down to a level lawn flanked by mature trees creating an ideal environment for children and animals and providing lovely space for alfresco entertaining and outdoor games. There is a greenhouse, a garden shed and a flood lit tennis court.
Lutron intelligent lighting throughout, Crestron touch panels throughout the ground floor and in the master suite, with the remaining rooms pre-wired, controlling the AV system (music, lighting, Sky radio and gates), also linked to iPad. There are TV points in the main rooms, linked to one of 3 Sky HD systems, BT system with 4 lines, CISCO wireless system, 12 camera CCTV security system connected to all televisions with remote access from smart phone, Video Entry System, Zoned heating with underfloor heating to all bathrooms and kitchen.
PROPOSED OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A GUEST/STAFF SUITE
Our clients have drawn up proposed plans to create a Guest/Staff Suite by reconfiguring the current Games Room to provide the option for additional and adaptable accommodation as outlined in the floor plans.
A substantial award-winning country house with a stunning and highly specified interior design and beautifully set with far-reaching rural views in this convenient location.Robert Jacobs