An impressive country house, peacefully set on the outskirts of this popular village, with fine views.
This substantial, unlisted country house offers an abundance of character throughout. The ground floor key entertaining rooms are particularly impressive, with the main entrance opening straight into an impressive double height reception hall, with oak beams, stained glass and a fine turn staircase to the galleried landing. A drinks bar is positioned to one end of the hall and there is an imposing working open fireplace to the other. Leading off from here, there are three impressive formal regency-style reception rooms, including good ceiling heights with mouldings, double aspects, bow windows and period-style fireplaces (working fires in the reception hall and the drawing room).
Upstairs see a continuation of the rational, modern layout below, with a particularly impressive principal bedroom suite which enjoys a wonderful outlook. In all, over the two levels, there are a total of eight bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a large recreational room.
Outside, the house enjoys access along the estate approach road, leading to its own shingled private drive with parking for several cars, flanked by a grass and a rhododendron bank, with tall, mature trees behind. A garage building is positioned to the right on this drive. To the rear, there is a beautiful landscaped formal garden, composed primarily of two large lawns, one on a lower level from the house, accessed via stone steps and the other with a raised terrace from the house. Mature screenings of trees, conifers, hedging and rhododendrons separate the areas in the gardens and borders to the neighbouring land, however the topography of the site gives fine views, including an outlook across to the church spire at Rotherfield.
There are substantial brick outbuildings with a wood store, screened-off and accessed from the lawns and via the kitchen courtyard area. There is good potential here for a home office or games room, or possibly an annexe, subject to any necessary consents, including planning permission. There is a gateway from here onto a substantial further area of parkland, of about 6.5 acres, making a total of 8.67 acres in all.
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The entertaining rooms in particular are very memorable for me and this is a truly rare, character home with scale and potential and in a very good position, representing a fine opportunity to create an exceptional family residence.Robert Jacobs