The central portion of a striking Arts & Crafts country house with wonderful panoramic South Downs views.
Dating from 1906, The Tower House is the central and arguably most striking portion of Naldretts, a handsome Country House situated in the rural hamlet of Sayers Common, just to the north of the popular village of Hurstpierpoint. It was built for the theatre impresario Prince Littler, in the Arts & Crafts style of CFA Voysey who was known for his distinctive, simple and elegant designs.
The house extends to 3,325 square feet and is mainly arranged over three floors, with the addition of the topmost tower room, which is used a study. It is very well presented, with care taken to enhance the architectural style of the house, its classic character features and generous proportions. Points of note include high ceilings, oak joinery and flooring, stone mullioned windows (some double glazed) and a hand-built kitchen.
There are two principle reception rooms: a sitting room and an elegant dining room. The sitting room is worthy of particular mention, formed of the reception hall from the original house and featuring a magnificent sweeping staircase under an impressive full height window. The kitchen is fitted with a range of handmade wooden units, with deep granite worktops, a Butler sink and Rangemaster oven; it is served by a utility area and cloakroom, and has internal windows to the conservatory which spans the rear of the house, overlooking the private garden.
There are three bedrooms and a family bathroom lying off the spacious first floor landing, including the master bedroom which has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. Stairs rise from the landing to the second floor, where there is a further bedroom, attic storage room and a large studio/work room, a versatile room which could be used as a fifth bedroom.
The tower room is accessed via a staircase from the second floor bedroom and makes an ideal study. Three of the four bedrooms and the tower room have wonderful views over the front gardens to the South Downs beyond; the rooms on the north side of the house have a pleasing outlook over the private garden and glimpses of the countryside beyond.
The Tower House is approached via a long private drive*; there is ample space for parking several vehicles to the front of the house. The driveway continues up past the house to the double garage which is situated en bloc, and to the private boiler room.
To the front of the house is an open expanse of lawn, of which each property owns a share. (Please refer to the site plan.) The private and well-enclosed L-shaped private garden lies to the rear of the house and comprises a paved terrace opening onto a lawn, bounded by hedging and shaped flower and shrub borders. There is a fish pond, a further terrace for catching the evening sun, a kitchen garden and a large timber shed. In all, about 0.44 of an acre.
The driveway is owned by East Wing, over which The Tower House has a right of access. The Tower House pays a sixth of maintenance costs as and when required.
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A most welcoming home with lots of character and some marvellous viewsMark Taylor