The Approach, Dormans Park, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3NU | Property for sale | Savills
5,139 sq ft(477.43 sq m)
Guide price £2,895,000(€3,300,911)

The ApproachDormans Park, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3NU

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Stylishly presented throughout
  • Well-proportioned & versatile accommodation of over 5,000 sq ft
  • Prestigious location
  • East Grinstead station approx. 3.4 miles
  • Oxted town centre approx. 10 miles
  • Established landscaped gardens
  • Outbuildings
  • Garaging and off street parking
  • Total area about 1.1 acres

Impressive family home of excellent proportions, situated in the prestigious Dormans Park.

About this property

  • Woodlands is an impressive family home, situated within Dormans Park, a desirable and tranquil private estate that dates from the late 19th century, located on the outskirts of Dormansland village. The park is popular with commuters, with a footpath linking to the station, and a number of distinctive detached houses set in a warren of private roads in a tranquil, woodland setting. Built in 1999 by Scandia Haus, Woodlands has been the subject of extensive refurbishments carried out to an exceptional standard by the current owners including a complete re-decoration, re-wiring, a loft conversion, landscaping and superb outbuildings. The beautifully presented and superbly proportioned accommodation totals over 5,000 sq ft and is arranged over three floors, ideal for formal entertaining and family living. Salient points include kitchen, study, cloakroom and utility room designed by Tom Howley, luxurious bathroom suites, solid oak flooring, superb fireplaces and exceptional gardens and grounds, which include a swimming pool and pool house. Also of note are the superb outbuildings and detached double garaging, together with the property's excellent proximity to Dormansland village, Lingfield and Oxted.

    The principal reception rooms create a superb suite of rooms for formal entertaining, and comprise an impressive double aspect drawing room with a striking fireplace and doors leading to the rear terrace, a triple aspect dining room and an elegant sitting room with an attractive fireplace.

    Adjoining the kitchen/breakfast room is a generously proportioned, double aspect family room and a delightful orangery with views over and access to the rear garden.

    The superb kitchen/breakfast room is bright and spacious and is fitted with a Tom Howley kitchen comprising a comprehensive range of wall and base units with generous central island incorporating a breakfast bar, integral [brand] appliances and space for an American-style fridge/freezer. A set of floor to ceiling bi-fold doors offers a wonderful view over the gardens and an attractive fireplace inset with stove creating a focal point between the the kitchen and family room.

    A useful study located off the sitting room, a well-appointed utility room with two doors providing outside access and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.

    Stairs rise to the first floor, which features a balcony with a southerly aspect and five bedrooms, three with en suite facilities and fitted storage.

    Arranged over the entire second floor is the principal suite, comprising a well-proportioned bedroom with a balcony enjoying a view over the gardens, and adjoining dressing room, served by a luxurious en suite bathroom, with twin basins, a separate shower and freestanding bath.

    Woodlands is approached over a bonded gravel driveway, situated behind wrought iron entrance gates which lead to the house and garaging, providing ample off road parking. Mature hedging to the front provides some privacy and there is some attractive landscaping comprising manicured lawns and well stocked borders. To one side is a useful garden store with WC. A second gated access to the front leads to an additional parking area and opens out to the gardens.

    The delightful landscaped gardens are a wonderful feature of the property, being predominantly laid to lawn and spanning to the rear and one side of the property. Attractive terraces stretch the width of the house and offer perfect areas for al fresco entertaining. The gardens are interspersed with well-stocked flower beds and a variety of deciduous and evergreen shrubs, trees and hedging, providing year round interest and privacy. A bonded gravel pathway leads from the house to the swimming pool and detached outbuildings which are both situated to the rear boundary and enjoy views over neighbouring fields. The outbuildings comprises an open plan kitchen/sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. There is also a summerhouse and garden store. To the perimeter there is mature hedging and a post and rail fence to the rear boundary with views to established trees and countryside beyond.

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I love so many things about this family home, the finish is stunning, the rooms are a great size and there is a fabulous outlook.

Jamie WilliamsProperty agent

Local information

  • Local shopping: The village of Dormansland has a post office and village store, as well as several good pubs.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Lingfield village (about 2 miles) and East Grinstead (about 3.6 miles) both offer a good selection of shops.
  • Mainline services: There is a direct footpath that enables a walk from Dormans Park to the station in Dormansland,(0.9 miles) with trains to London Victoria and London Bridge.
  • Private and state schools: Dormansland village has a pre-school and a primary school and there are several other highly regarded schools in the surrounding area including Brambletye Preparatory School in East Grinstead, Lingfield College independent school, Michael Hall (Steiner Waldorf) school in Forest Row, Caterham School, Worth School in Turners Hill and Hurst in Hurstpierpoint.
  • Leisure facilities: Dormansland has its own cricket and tennis club and there are several sporting and recreational facilities in the area including golf at Chartham Park Golf and Country Club, The Royal Ashdown Forest and The Kent and Surrey Golf and Country Club; racing at Lingfield and Goodwood; riding and walking on the Ashdown Forest and Gravetye Forest.
  • Communications: The M25 (junction 6) is about 9.2 miles away linking to the motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and The Channel Tunnel.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services
  • All mains services connected.
  • Management Charges
  • Dormans Park Roads Trust. Approx. £350 per annum for road and verge maintenance in Dormans Park.
  • Directions: From the M25 (junction 6), head south on the A22 (signposted towards East Grinstead) for about 5 miles, going through two roundabouts, before turning left onto the B2029 (signposted towards Lingfield). At the first roundabout in Lingfield take the first exit and at the second roundabout take the second exit. After about half a mile, fork left onto Blackberry Lane (signposted Dormans Park). At the end of this road turn left continuing forward on Blackberry Lane, passing Dormans station on the right. After approx. 0.2 of a mile, turn right into Wilderwicke Road, Dormans Park. As the road forks, bear right onto The Approach and Woodlands is the first property on the right.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G