Detached Victorian family home in a delightful sylvan setting with equestrian facilities.
Accessed towards the end of a quiet country lane surrounded by beautiful Sussex countryside, the property enjoys a most peaceful setting. Sydney Lodge is an attractive four bedroom family home with many period features throughout. Believed to date back to 1890, with a later addition in 1980, the property once formed part of the Sydney Manor Estate and was believed to have once been the country cottage of Noel Coward.
Upon entering through the porch the sitting room is the principal reception room with dual aspect and open fireplace. The sitting room leads to the two further reception rooms, an elegant dining room and living room with double doors leading on to the beautiful gardens.
The kitchen and generous utility room form part of the later addition to the house and provide access outside, there is also a ground floor shower room.
Upstairs, the accommodation is well proportioned and comprises four bedrooms. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing room and all rooms are wonderfully light with views overlooking the gardens and neighbouring woodland. The bedrooms are served by the family bathroom and separate lavatory.
Outside, the established gardens are delightful featuring areas of lawn, mature trees and well stocked flower beds and borders. There is a charming area of woodland, and located opposite the house are three stables with garage/store and a paddock.
A particular feature of the gardens and grounds is that a significant stretch of the Wey and Arun Canal (now disused but a significant feature of local historical interest) runs through the rear garden and through to the woodland and fields beyond.
A detached double garage with store room above is presently used for storage but has the potential to renovate or convert.
There are many great walks in the surrounding area with bridleways adjoining the property, notably there is access into the nearby Sidney Woods, 258 acres of mixed woodland and old parkland.
Sydney Lodge is well presented and the current owners have been in residence over fifty years, the property is now being offered to the market with an opportunity to further enhance and update.
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Sydney Lodge is a fantastic opportunity to modernise a period home with extensive grounds in a wonderful setting.Sophie Richardson