Superb country house of character with beautiful southerly views set within established gardens and grounds located on the outskirts of Limpsfield village.
Thriftwood is an impressive country residence of great character, built by Durtnells in the 1920s. Features include high ceilings, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, attractive open fireplaces, solid wooden doors with wrought iron door furniture, lead light windows and barge boards with carved detailing. The property is set within well maintained formal gardens and grounds with beautiful southerly views, and in total amounts to about 25 acres. Within the grounds is a heated swimming pool and a tennis court and the formal garden is enclosed by woodland which provides privacy and seclusion.
The elegant principal reception rooms comprise a triple aspect drawing room, double aspect dining room and sitting room. All have attractive stone fireplaces and southerly views over the rear garden. The dining room has direct access to the rear terrace and the drawing room features bay windows to the front and rear.
The music room is double aspect with direct access to the rear terrace.
The impressively proportioned kitchen/breakfast room is triple aspect and is comprehensively fitted with a range of limed oak wall and base cupboards with matching island unit.
Appliances include a four oven Aga, eye level oven, microwave, dishwasher and integral fridge with space for an American style fridge freezer. The adjoining utility room is fitted with matching units providing storage and having space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
A rear lobby provides access to the side courtyard.
Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom with coats storage and a separate W.C.
The oak staircase rises and turns to the generous galleried landing with an outlook to the front. There are two useful storage cupboards and an inner landing houses the airing
The master suite comprises a bedroom with far reaching views, a fireplace and fitted oak wardrobes. A door leads to a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a further walk-in
wardrobe. The en suite bathroom has his and hers vanity unit and a separate shower cubicle and a Jacuzzi bath.
The two guest bedrooms also have views to the south and well appointed en suite bathrooms. One has a fitted oak wardrobe and the other has an attractive corner fireplace.
There are three further bedrooms, one of which has a wash basin and is double aspect, the remaining two have fitted bedroom furniture.
Completing the first floor are two well appointed family bathrooms both with separate showers and one has an adjoining separate W.C. The house is approached over a gated driveway flanked on one side by an area of pasture with post and rail fencing. The drive continues to the front of the house to a turning circle and the garaging. The triple garage has three up and over doors and an external staircase rises to a useful games room with eaves storage.
The impressive established gardens envelop the house providing a high degree of seclusion and privacy. There are banks of rhododendrons and azaleas together with oak, beech and ash trees to the front of the property. To the rear is a generous flagstone terrace flanked by a stone and brick wall, and featuring an impressive wisteria which adorns the elevations. This terrace provides an ideal area for al fresco entertaining and where views over the grounds can be enjoyed. A gravel path leads around the perimeter of the formal garden passing through a charming Japanese style area with a wooden bridge over a pond and planting including azaleas, bamboo and acers. The level lawn extends to the length of the garden with a majestic oak tree and well stocked shaped beds. Within the garden is a heated swimming pool (approx 10mtrs) with paved surround and timber summerhouse with a sauna, Jacuzzi bath, shower and W.C. On from here is a tennis court flanked by a lavender edged yellow rose garden. The remainder of the grounds comprises a mixed deciduous woodland.
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Built in the 1920s, Thriftwood offers spacious and attractive accommodation for living and entertaining, alongside 25 acres of gardens and grounds with beautiful southerly views.Richard Smith