Charming light and spacious family home with well-proportioned and versatile accommodation set in delightful gardens of 1.4 acres in the rural village of Crowhurst.
Situated in the village of Crowhurst, which has an active community and a church dating from 1191, Brooke house is a charming property dating from the late 1800s. It has been recently refurbished and substantially enlarged. The layout of the property provides the potential for a two bedroom ground floor annexe if required. Features include polished tiled and oak flooring, multi-pane casement windows and attractive fireplaces. Delightful gardens surround the house providing a wonderful back drop and high degree of privacy. There are rural views from all the windows.
The large wooden porch around the front door opens to the reception hall which has stairs rising to the first floor. Leading off the entrance hall is the cloakroom and a double aspect study with fitted desk and bookshelves.
The principal reception rooms are double aspect and provide elegant areas for formal entertaining. Both the drawing room and dining room have attractive fireplaces. The 26ft drawing room has a gas burning stove and French doors onto the south facing terrace.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast room has bi-folding doors to the west and south together with 8 skylight windows set within the vaulted ceiling. It is approached via a seating area which has double doors to a charming gravel courtyard. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of Shaker painted wall and base cupboards with a matching island unit. Quartz work surfaces extending to provide a breakfast bar. Appliances include a Siemens eye level oven, microwave, electric hob with extractor fan over, two dishwashers, two fridges and a freezer. There is also a large larder.
A rear lobby leads from the kitchen to the utility room, with a range of floor and wall cupboards and space for appliances; a shower room; a large family/ games room and two double bedrooms. It is considered that this area would serve well as a self-contained annexe if required.
The first floor landing has a vaulted ceiling with a skylight window.
The double aspect principal has a dressing room and a stylish en suite bathroom featuring a multi-jet bath, double Duravit basin & Aqualisa shower.
The second bedroom has rural views, a fitted wardrobe and an en suite shower room.
The remaining two double bedrooms have wonderful views towards the village church and one has a walk-in wardrobe.
The well-appointed family bathroom has a modern suite including a bath with shower over.
To the front of the house is a pair of white-washed wooden gates opening onto the gravel drive which provides parking for a number of cars, and leads to the double garage with two pairs of double doors.
The front garden is laid to lawn with a number of box balls and a path leading to the front door, all enclosed by a post a rail fence.
The rear garden has a south and westerly aspect with a generous Indian stone terrace by the house, providing an excellent area for al fresco entertaining. There are wide swathes of lawn interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs. There is an arbour adorned by honeysuckle and to one side is a pond with an area of decking proving an additional seating area. Set within the hedge line is a gateway providing vehicular access to the garden. There is also planning permission to erect a tennis court in the southern area of the garden (2017/2161).
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With rural views from all windows, Brooke House is situated in the village of Crowhurst, and provides the possibility for a two bedroom ground floor annexe.David Johnston