Savills | Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3UD | Property for sale
3,877 sq ft(360.18 sq m)
Guide price £2,395,000

Lewes RoadEast Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3UD

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2022
  • 5 bedroom main house
  • 4 bedroom additional house
  • East Grinstead station 1.4 miles
  • Far-reaching views, swimming pool and detached garaging/gym
  • Virtual tour available on request

A substantial Modernist-style house set in delightful gardens and grounds with additional four bedroom house.

About this property

  • Medlars is a substantial and striking house of an unusual and interesting multi-level design, built by the architect Michael Twigg. In 2009 the architect Rodger Fincham was appointed to extend the property, with the interior design embracing the Modernist style of the house. The result is a striking and spacious five bedroom house, offering generously proportioned rooms extending in total to nearly 4,000 sq ft, as well as a heated, detached triple garage/gym.

    Dating from the early 1960s, Medlars is typical of the Modernist style of architecture, with the materials used in its construction, such as glass, wood and steel accentuated as features throughout. The huge expanse of glass features large picture and porthole windows, optimising natural light and framing the views over the grounds and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the north. There is fine dark wood joinery throughout the house, including a wide mahogany staircase.

    The floor plan offers an excellent overview of the accommodation, and should be referred to for a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of each floor.

    The Laurels
    The Laurels is a detached four bedroom house, built as a separate dwelling. The property has a striking split roof, with partially weatherboarded and rendered elevations under a tiled roof and energy efficient features including high grade insulation and triple glazing throughout. Water-fed underfloor heating thought the ground floor, solid oak carpentry, a mix of porcelain tiled and luxury carpet flooring, and stunning fully tiled modern bathrooms ensure the property meets modern expectations of comfort and style. The Laurels has is own entrance, private garden and car port.

    Outside
    Medlars is approached from Lewes Road by a tree and shrub lined driveway, leading to the house and then onto the detached triple garage (which has also been used as a gym), which has automatic doors and is heated by an electric radiator.

    The well-established gardens and grounds are extensively stocked with trees, flowering shrubs and evergreen shrubs to give colour throughout the year, together with a high degree of privacy.

    The swimming pool is ideally located on the south eastern side of the house, enclosed by mature hedging and surrounded by a sandstone terrace.

    In all, about 1.41 acres.

    Agent's Note
    The driveway is owned by Medlars. The neighbouring properties Oasted House East and The Laurels have a right of access.

    All distances and journey times are approximate.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A fantastic opportunity - Medlars is particularly striking.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Medlars is situated on the southern side of the market town of East Grinstead, yet only half a mile from the centre of the town with its excellent range of shopping facilities, amenities and mainline railway station. There are further shopping facilities at Tunbridge Wells (14 miles) and Crawley (10 miles).
  • 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
  • Mainline rail service: East Grinstead railway station to London Bridge/Victoria from 57 minutes.
  • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Brambletye, Cumnor House, Worth, Sackville, Imberhorne, Lingfield College, Michael Hall School (Rudolph Steiner) and Ardingly College.
  • Communications: Gatwick (via A264 / M23) is just 10 miles distant. Both the A22 and the A/M23 link to the south coast and the M25 orbital motorway to the north, and in turn other motorway networks and Heathrow airport.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating, all mains services.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band C and F.
  • Directions: From the centre of East Grinstead, follow the A22 south, in the direction of Ashurstwood. Pass Woodbury Close/Avenue on the left hand side, and then a row of houses fronted by a low brick wall. After a short distance, the entrance to Medlars can be found on the left hand side, flanked by high hedgerows.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold