A charming compact country house, in the most magnificent position offering stunning Ashdown Forest views.
Believed to have been built in the 1930s, Gills Leap is an impressive family home, tucked away at the end of a long private lane behind wrought iron gates, complete with a separate one bedroom annexe, an excellent range of outbuildings and a tennis court.
The property enjoys an exceptional south facing position with unrivalled views to the Ashdown Forest and is set within beautiful gardens and grounds extending to approximately 18.59 acres in all, including fields and woodland.
The adaptable accommodation is well presented and light and spacious, with a lovely outlook to all sides and the majority of rooms are arranged for full appreciation of the far-reaching views
The interlinking living space comprises a generously proportioned dining/drawing room with doors out to a conservatory, ideal for entertaining; this in turn links to the kitchen and through to a practical utility area and a more informal sitting room on the easterly side.
There are four good-sized bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms on the first floor, one with a balcony with a view towards Gills Lap.
A staircase serves each end of the house, creating flexibility for an informal separation within the house for staff accommodation, if desired.
The beautiful established gardens slope gently down from the house to the rear, with a wide flagstone terrace and is a mass of colour in the spring with swathes of rhododendron, shrub and herbaceous borders and many mature trees.
To the northerly side of the house is a part-walled garden with espalier fruit trees, an extensive range of outbuildings, including a glass house, large brick store rooms and a separate annexe, originally designed as a 'pool house', providing additional accommodation and comprising a bedroom, sitting room, shower room and a kitchen. The all weather tennis court is enclosed and screened by high hedging on the easterly side.
A delightful focal point in the garden is the 'family' of deer, striking statues which blend beautifully with the landscape.
The land holding extends to about 18.59 acres in all, lying to the side and below the house and comprising meadowland, woodland and small ponds creating a wonderful environment for wildlife.
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It is not surprising that Gills Leap has been in the same ownership for 40 years; this exceptional family home enjoys a wonderful south facing position with breath-taking views to the high point of Gills Lap on the Ashdown Forest.Robert JacobsProperty agent