Beautiful Grade II listed attached Georgian property in a central village position.
Martyn Lodge comprises a substantial attached period house of Georgian origin with later additions and alterations and historically being part of a larger house, outbuildings and grounds which were divided into three main dwellings (East Martyns, Lodge Cottage and Martyn Lodge) and with Martyn Lodge forming the principal and most substantial of the three. The impressive and tall three storey house includes a stuccoed white painted front and side painted brick elevations with modillion eaves cornice and string course. The impressive main facade is punctuated by deep sash windows in moulded architrave surrounds and with front porch with Doric columns to the front door with moulded panels and rectangular fan light over. The house historically sat in extensive grounds which stretched to the High Street.
The handsome Georgian house affords extensive and very well proportioned family accommodation spread over three floors and with many of the rooms being south facing, initially looking over the property's garden and, from first and second floor levels, enjoying a more extensive outlook over surrounding village properties and rooftops including to the parish church and as well as rural views beyond Henfield. On the ground floor, the reception hall with its chequerboard tiling and access trap to cellar, forms an impressive entrance to the house with its fine staircase rising to the part galleried landing with side minstrel gallery accessible from the main bedroom. Part glazed doors lead into the reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room. The South facing dining room includes a feature fireplace (now sealed) and two sash windows to the front as well as a further pair of double doors opening to the inner hallway, whilst the drawing room is formed from a later single storey addition and enjoys a double aspect facing south and west and overlooking the garden with deep sash windows plus French doors out, a feature fireplace fitted with a gas fire. A sitting room forms a third reception room, also with south facing sash windows and then with cloakroom off the inner hall with cloaks hanging space and separate downstairs WC with wash hand basin. Off the inner hall is the kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of light wood finish wall and base units with granite worktops with gas Aga, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, recessed area providing further fridge/freezer space and part glazed door to small outside courtyard area.
A fine staircase rises to the part galleried first floor landing. The principal bedroom suite is a bright, double aspect room with outlook to the church spire and with part glazed door to the roof terrace, further doors to a dressing room (fitted with a range of cupboards) and to an en suite bathroom with roll-top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, bidet, shower cubicle and tiled floor.
The remainder of the first floor includes double bedroom two, also south facing, and a nursery room or small bedroom eight with part split level floor, plus family bathroom one with bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. A staircase continues to the second floor past a half-landing to the main landing and with doors to double bedroom three facing south with en suite shower room with shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC; family bathroom two with bath, WC, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin; plus double bedrooms four and five, both being south facing. Double bedroom six faces west and also enjoys extensive views, whilst single bedroom seven/study faces north and again with distant views.
Outside, the property may be reached from Church Street by wrought-iron pedestrian garden gate flanked by yew hedging, or else by an electric gated driveway from Martyn Close to a parking and turning area with potential space and scope for a garage or traditional carport (subject to all necessary planning consents).
The pretty garden is primarily south and west facing and including areas of lawn with mixed planting and climbers to the side of the house and with wider areas of lawn to the West side plus greenhouse.
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