Front Elevation
3,521 sq ft(327.11 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

Chapel LaneForest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5BS

    Key features

    • Wonderful family home in a sought after position
    • Superbly presented and sympathetically updated
    • Excellent accommodation ideally suited for family life
    • About half a mile to the village centre
    • East Grinstead station four miles

    A superbly presented and substantial Victorian house in a generous plot, close to the centre of a sought-after village.

    About this property

    • Beautifully appointed and superbly presented, Hill House is an impressive detached late Victorian family home with partially tile hung elevations under a gabled tiled roof. During the last five years the property has been substantially improved and reconfigured by the current owners, resulting in an excellent family house arranged over four floors. The property is typical of its period, with generous proportions and high ceilings, and has been beautifully and sympathetically decorated with high quality finishing touches including timber framed double glazing to most windows.

      On the ground floor, the formal reception rooms include a tranquil drawing room with an elegant fireplace and the original bay window with French doors to the garden, and a dining room with fitted bookshelves. A sitting room with a working fireplace and a playroom provide excellent spaces for day to day use.

      The lower ground floor has been cleverly opened up to create a stunning kitchen/breakfast room with access to the terrace, and wood laminate flooring with underfloor heating. The Hamilton Stone kitchen is beautifully equipped with a good range of wall hung and under counter units, quartz surfaces, Neff steam, microwave and fan ovens, five ring gas burner with extractor over, an integrated dishwasher, wine fridge and a Qooker tap. There is ample space for a table and chairs, and the kitchen is served by a utility room, a useful pantry with storage and a cloakroom.

      On the first floor are four bedrooms, three of which have fitted wardrobes; the master bedroom has an en suite shower room. The remaining three bedrooms are served by a recently refitted bathroom and separate WC.

      There is an en suite bedroom, a study/bedroom six, a large eaves room with space for a double bed and a store room situated on the second floor.

      Hill House is set behind electronically operated gates, set in a brick wall with elegant railings. The gates open to a paved driveway, which leads down past the front garden and house to the detached garage, which has power connected.

      The gardens extend to about a third of an acre. They lie mainly to the rear of the house and are predominantly west and south facing. There is a spacious paved terrace, ideal for eating al fresco, a shed and a greenhouse with raised beds beyond.

      The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn, with some landscaped beds, and steps leading up to an elevated terrace and around to the front garden; along the southern side of the garden are mature fruit trees including apples and a cherry.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a fantastic family house, I really like the way the formal rooms are complemented by the cosy sitting room and playroom. <BR>I can see myself sitting on the terrace, enjoying my garden and view.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated in an elevated position on a sought after road in Forest Row, a pretty village close to Ashdown Forest with a good range of local shops, restaurants and facilities. Chapel Lane is ideally placed for reaching both the village and the Forest.
    • Sussex and its environs offer many excellent sporting opportunities with golf at Royal Ashdown, Haywards Heath and Piltdown, and many other courses across the county. There is racing at Lingfield and Plumpton, and sailing at Ardingly Reservoir and the coast. Spa and country house hotels include Alexander House, Ashdown Park Hotel, Gravetye Manor and Ockenden Manor. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Lewes and the City of Brighton & Hove offer a range of theatres, cinemas, shops and restaurants.
    • Comprehensive shopping and mainline rail services to London Bridge/London Victoria are at East Grinstead (station four miles).
    • Transport links: the A22 links to the M25. Gatwick airport 13 miles.
    • There is a good range of state and independent schools in the area including Brambletye, Forest Row CEP School, Cumnor House, Ardingly College and Michael Hall Steiner School.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Note: Soft furnishings, including curtains, are excluded from the sale. Some light fittings may be available by negotiation.
    • Services: Gas fired central heating. All mains services.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Council tax band G.
    • EPC Rating = E