Traditional country house within a rural hamlet
The Grove House is a most enchanting country house with an abundance of charm enjoying an idyllic spot with beautiful views of its own valley of land. The Grade II listed house offers a high level of privacy and has character features throughout. There is secondary accommodation in the form of a detached two bedroom cottage as well as land and extensive equestrian facilities.
The property represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a rarely available country house in this popular location and is being offered to the market for the first time in over 49 years.
The house is a former Leconfield Estate farmhouse dating from the late 16th century, we understand, and has been built in traditional Fittleworth stone with slate and tile elevations.
Upon entering the property there are three well balanced reception rooms - a drawing room with a marble fireplace, sash windows and high ceilings leading to a dining room with a comfortable sitting room to the rear with a large fireplace. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of units, built-in appliances and a central island. There is a walk in larder, adjoining utility room and a WC.
From the kitchen, steps lead down to a large cellar with ample storage for wine storage. The downstairs is completed by a conservatory that was added by the current owners and is an ideal area to enjoy the wonderful setting and outlook.
To the first floor are two double bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom, one is currently presented as a study and all bedrooms enjoy views of the garden and surrounding countryside.
The second floor is a versatile space with a double bedroom and an en suite shower room and an adjoining area that would work well as a home office or playroom.
Grove Cottage provides superb self-contained accommodation adjacent to the main house. The cottage comprises sitting room with open fire, a kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a courtyard garden to the front with a seating area enjoying beautiful views.
Gardens and Grounds
The gravel driveway leads to the house and a has large parking area with space for several vehicles with a spur that continues on towards the barn with further parking. The gardens are spectacular and have been well tended over the years by the current owner. There are large areas of lawn leading to a ha-ha with paddocks forming a valley into the distance, ring-fenced by woodland on all sides.
A swimming pool requiring refurbishment occupies a very attractive and secluded spot to the north of the grounds.
Beyond the cottage are equestrian facilities consisting of three stables, a tack room and store. There is also a very attractive large, unconverted barn currently being used as a hay store and garaging.
The grounds amount in all to approximately 10 acres.
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