Well-presented detached house in mature gardens, in a sought-after private estate.
Built in 1994, Fir Trees is an impressive detached family home characterised in an attractive Sussex style with brick, part tile-hung and part timbered elevations. The house is located in the sought-after Maresfield Park private estate and set in established, well-stocked gardens of just over half an acre, allowing privacy without seclusion. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, has a pleasing layout and is well presented throughout, with features including high ceilings, picture and dado rails, some ceiling roses, and replacement double glazing.
The house extends to over 2,500 square feet, the layout of which can be seen on the floor plan. The front door opens from an overhung porch canopy to a spacious and welcoming entrance hall, around which the majority of the ground floor accommodation lies; an elegant turned staircase rises to the first floor. There are two reception rooms lying off the hall: a formal dining room, and a light and bright triple aspect sitting room with French doors opening to the garden and a feature electric fireplace. Also lying off the hall is a good-sized study, and a cloakroom.
The kitchen and breakfast room has been recently re-fitted with an attractive range of cream-coloured high-gloss units, complemented by black quartz worktops, Quick Step flooring and a range of integrated Neff appliances; there is ample space for a breakfast table. The kitchen is served by a utility room fitted with the same units as the kitchen, with space and plumbing for laundry appliances and a larder-style fridge/freezer, in turn leading to a rear hall/boot room, and a second cloakroom.
Lying off the kitchen is a cosy snug, which would also make an ideal playroom, with French doors to the garden.
There are five bedrooms on the first floor arranged around a galleried landing, four with useful built in storage. The principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom with suite including a bath and separate shower; bedroom two has an en suite shower room and the remaining bedrooms are served by a fully tiled family bathroom.
Fir Trees is surrounded by mature established gardens, bounded by a number of mature trees allowing a good degree of privacy. The house is accessed from Middle Drive via a gated block-paved driveway, which leads to a parking area ahead of the house and the detached double garage; the front garden is well-enclosed by hedging and fencing and is mainly laid to lawn, planted with a number of eponymous fir trees.
There is gated access around both sides of the house to the rear garden, where a paved terrace with hot tub extends around two sides of the house, offering a number of different outdoor seating areas overlooking the swimming pool and expanse of lawned garden beyond. There are two timber sheds, one housing the pool equipment (new in 2020) and another used for garden storage.
In all, about 0.57 of an acre.
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A superb home with plenty of space for the family, I particularly like the sunny swimming pool terrace and the house's location in the heart of Maresfield Park.Oliver Mackmin