Superbly appointed family home with exceptional views to the South Downs.
Believed to have been built in the 1970s, Warren House is an attractive family home situated in the popular village of Plumpton, conveniently located a short distance from the railway station, and set in beautiful mature gardens and grounds of about three acres. From 2017-19 the house was the subject of extension and partial re-modelling, resulting in a substantial, superbly appointed and stylishly presented home with an excellent flow between the living spaces; many of the rooms benefit from a dual aspect, and the majority of rooms are situated on the southern and eastern sides of the house, overlooking the gardens and taking in the views to the South Downs.
The full extent of the accommodation is arranged over three floors and extends to over 4,600 square feet, with the added benefit of a contemporary, air-conditioned home office, double garage and store, and charming, partially-refurbished detached pool house.
The floor plan gives a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the accommodation. The front door opens to an impressive entrance hall with its imperial-style staircase rising to the first floor; the hall is open to a large split-level sitting and dining room: a light and bright L-shaped room with large windows taking in the views over the gardens, with a central Scan woodburner mounted on a granite hearth.
The kitchen, breakfast and family room is a new addition to the house, a substantial and superbly appointed space with high ceilings and an expanse of sliding doors opening to the terrace. It is fitted with a range of Hamilton Stone cabinetry and a central island, with quartz worktops and number of high-end appliances including a Bertazzoni range oven; there is ample space for both sofas and a breakfast table. A second reception room (fitted with cinema equipment available by separate negotiation), utility and boot rooms, and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor, including two beautifully presented suites with fitted dressing areas, stylish modern shower rooms, and sliding doors opening the balcony that extends around two sides of the house, where there is a hot hub and from which the lovely views to the south can be best enjoyed.
Bedrooms three and four have built in storage and are served by a bathroom with suite including a bath and separate shower cubicle. There are two further bedrooms lying off a spacious landing on the second floor, together with an elegant fully tiled bathroom, ideal for use as guest accommodation.
Warren House is approached by a private gated driveway which opens to a large parking area ahead of the house, double garage and adjoining store. Lying across from the house is the detached, air-conditioned home office (or gym).
The delightful, mature gardens and grounds are of particular note: dotted with well-stocked, colourful flower borders and rockeries. A stone terrace wraps around the house, leading out to the swimming pool (re-lined Autumn 2022) and pool house; beyond the formal gardens the grounds extend away to the west with sweeping lawns dotted shrubs and trees, a willow tree-lined pond, an area of light woodland, and a kitchen garden with raised beds. There are wonderful views from the gardens to the south, to the racecourse and the distinctive ridge of the South Downs on the horizon.
In all, about 2.94 acres.
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This is a superb country house, and I really think it offers the best of both worlds with beautiful countryside on the doorstep and the station within a short distance as well.Rohan VinesProperty agent