Superbly presented 6 bedroom Victorian country house with equestrian facilities. Drawing room, stunning open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, games room, studio, study, 6 bedrooms (2 en suite), 3 bathrooms, garaging, equestrian facilities, paddocks, garden & orchard. In all about 5.56 acres.
Glencove is situated in the popular village of Plumpton Green, which sits at the foot of the South Downs National Park in the heart of Sussex, and is well known for its Racecourse. Plumpton Green is a thriving active village with a strong community spirit. There are many playgroups, a nursery school, primary school, numerous clubs and societies, racecourse, church, a station offering direct service to London and an excellent village shop. There are four good pubs within walking distance of Glencove, The Plough at the top of Station Road, the Fountain in the village, the Jolly Sportsman and the Half Moon. Comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are within easy reach at Haywards Heath (5 miles), Lewes (7.5 miles), and Brighton (13 miles).
There are many leisure activities available in the area including bridlepaths and footpaths across the surrounding countryside, racing at Plumpton, Brighton and Goodwood, and golf across the county. Sussex has a vibrant cultural and arts scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
Transport links: Plumpton station is under a mile south of the house and offers services to London Bridge/Victoria (from 59 minutes) and Lewes. Further services across the South East are available at Hassocks, Lewes and Haywards Heath. The A23/M23 lies to the west, giving access to Gatwick airport (19 miles), the south coast and the M25. Schools: There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area, including Plumpton Primary School, Cumnor House School, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing and Brighton Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School, Great Walstead School, Cumnor House, Chailey Secondary School, Lewes Priory and Plumpton Agricultural College.
Glencove is a beautifully presented country house, originally believed to date from the early 1900s with symmetrical rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The property has been significantly extended and renovated by the current owners, who have successfully created a stunning contemporary family home that retains all the grace and charm of the original building. Each room has been carefully considered, and the result is a comfortable yet spacious house which is both ideal for both entertaining and for day to day family life. Internally, the property is exceptionally well presented with neutral decor, high ceilings with coving, and solid light oak doors.
The full extent and layout of the 5,869 sq ft of accommodation can be seen on the accompanying floorplans; points worthy of particular note include the drawing room which has a lovely stone fireplace, set with a woodburner. Situated beyond the drawing room is the open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, a wonderful space which is the hub of the home, spanning the rear elevation and having far-reaching views across the property's own grounds and the surrounding countryside. The kitchen is superbly fitted with an excellent range of Schroeder units and oak and Caesarstone surfaces; integrated appliances include a propane gas-fired hob and twin Neff ovens. Two solar-reflective Victorian-style roof lanterns ensure natural light; a door opens to the balcony which has space for table and chairs and steps leading down to the garden. Situated on the lower ground floor is a large games room, with French doors leading to the garden, a family room, a sound-proof studio and a cloakroom. These rooms provide an excellent space for entertaining, with full CAT 6 cabling and Sky wiring in place, and could also be suitable for conversion into separate, self-contained accommodation.
From the entrance hall, the impressive bespoke two storey bifurcating staircase rises to the first floor. The master bedroom has a luxury en suite bathroom, with a contemporary roll top bath and walk in shower. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor; two further bedrooms and a shower room are situated on the second floor.
OUTBUILDINGS, GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Glencove is set slightly back from Station Road behind a rendered wall, which opens to the gravelled driveway and parking area ahead of the garaging and house. The garaging briefly comprises: garage with electronically operated roller door, workshop and machinery store, and could be suitable for conversion to ancillary accommodation subject to any necessary consents.
The front garden is mainly laid to lawn, with herbaceous borders close to the house; the rear garden is fully enclosed, and has been superbly landscaped with a spacious paved terrace spanning the rear elevation, creating a fantastic space for entertaining, with steps up the decked area which has space for table and chairs. The lawn stretches away from the house, and is planted with a variety of established fruit trees.
Beyond the gardens to the north, and with their own access direct from Station Road, lie three paddocks, one with water connected, and equestrian facilities comprising three loose boxes with attached open barn and two timber stables with attached tack room.
In all, about 5.56 acres.
There is a public footpath crossing the northern paddock, accessed from Station Road.
SERVICES Central heating: part oil-fired/ part air source heat pump (also provides air conditioning); mains water and electricity; private drainage.
OUTGOINGS Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band G.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01444 446000.
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37-39 Perrymount Road
+44 (0) 1444 446 000
37-39 Perrymount Road
+44 (0) 1444 446 000