Superb country house set in beautiful grounds with outstanding South Downs views.
Moundsmere is a handsome gabled country house, with classic Sussex tile-hung and brick elevations under a tiled roof. It has pleasing layout, and offers plenty of accommodation which is well suited to both family life and to entertaining on a grand scale.
The property is well-presented, and its beautiful features include reclaimed Burmese teak flooring, decorative cornicing, ceiling roses and architrave door surrounds, complemented by light, neutral decor.
Of particular note is the impressive reception hall, which has a superb sweeping central oak staircase rising to the spacious galleried landing above; there is an attractive orangery, and a triple aspect drawing room. At the heart of the home is the magnificent kitchen/breakfast room, which opens out to the conservatory. Leading off from the utility room, the rear lobby provides access to the games room, with bedroom and en-suite shower room above.
The first floor galleried landing gives access to the south facing roof terrace, offering superb views across the grounds. There are two principal suites, at either end of the terrace, each offering a dressing area and an en suite luxury bathroom. There are two further bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms, situated on the first floor of the main house; the guest suite is situated over the games room and has the benefit of its own access.
From the first floor landing doors lead on to a semi-circular roof terrace, providing
an ideal position to enjoy the far-reaching South Downs views. On the second floor is an attic bedroom with en suite and eaves storage cupboards.
Moundsmere is approached via a private drive which leads to wrought iron electric gates with an intercom entry system, and tucked away behind a high wall, creating an effective screen and allowing a good degree of privacy. The long gravel driveway continues through the gates, to the turning circle in front of the property.
The gardens and grounds have been beautifully landscaped, with an expanse of lawn interspersed with established and carefully maintained hedging and planting, with well-stocked borders adding interest.
Brick and oak pergola walkways and attractive terracing provide ample space for entertaining al fresco, and the property enjoys wonderful rural views across its grounds and the surrounding countryside to Chanctonbury Ring and Devils Dyke.
The swimming pool is served by a pool house with kitchen, sauna and shower room.
The garage block offers a double and single garage, as well as first floor storage/office space.
About three acres in all.
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I really love the setting of this property, it's superb, and the house offers fantastic space for entertaining.Phillippa Dalby-Welsh