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GUIDE PRICE: £1,399,950- £1,499,950
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MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A LARGE DETACHED SIX BEDROOMED GRADE II LISTED CHARACTER FAMILY RESIDENCE SET WITHIN ITS OWN PRIVATE BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED GARDENS OF APPROXIMATELY AN ACRE * SWIMMING POOL WITH COVERED BUILDING / TOILET AND WASH ROOM * DETACHED TWO STOREY LARGE GARAGING COMPLEX WITH WORKSHOP AND OFFICE ABOVE * FURTHER WORKSHOP * WORLD WAR TWO AIR RAID SHELTER LOCATED BELOW GROUND * RECEPTION HALL * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * LIVING ROOM * KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM * UTILITY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * LARGE ALFRESCO COVERED DINING AREA SUITABLE SUBJECT TO PLANNING TO POSSIBLY INCORPORATE TO ADJOINING KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * PARKING FOR NUMEROUS VEHICLES.
DESCRIPTION: An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a large grade II listed detached six-bedroom period character residence, which is hidden away and set within its own grounds of approximately an acre, yet within only a few minute’s walk of the mainline train station for London.
This beautiful well maintained character family residence is almost certainly one of the oldest properties in and around this part of Sussex. It is now being offered for sale in all of its fine historical glory, benefitting from a host of wonderful exposed period beams, fabulous inglenook fireplaces and both a detached covered outdoor swimming pool building, as well as a substantial detached two storey garage and workshop building with office space above.
Although this fine and extremely attractive unique family residence has been extended over the years, there are still further enhancement possibilities which this astounding and generously proportioned home could still benefit from, including the enclosure of the large alfresco dining area adjoining the kitchen / breakfast room.
The accommodation already includes, a family room, a living room. A formal dining room, a kitchen / breakfast room, a utility room, a cloakroom, three ensuites and a family bathroom / shower room, as well as an option to turn bedroom six into another ensuite for bedroom five.
The property’s surrounding gardens are well established and beautifully maintained and in addition to the large garage / workshop and office building, there is a further workshop building near the front side of the main house.
Parking facilities are also well catered for, as there are extensive parking areas in addition to a driveway leading to the detached two storey garage building.
SITUATION: Located in a pleasant part of Crawley within easy walking distance of the mainline train station for London.
This part of Sussex is also considered ideal for Gatwick Airport workers and air crew.
ACCOMMODATION: From outside you come to an impressive heavy oak door which opens into wonderful period sitting room.
SITTING ROOM: With a host of beautiful exposed beams to the ceilings and walls, a magnificent inglenook fireplace with a stone hearth, brick and sandstone recessed storage areas, elegant cast iron wood burner, central feature room beam, wall lights, radiator, windows with aspect over the front landscaped gardens, doors leading off to the adjoining utility room and main inner reception hall.
UTILITY ROOM: With quarry tiled floor, radiator, charming range of exposed beams to both ceilings and walls, bespoke fitted oak framed worktop with modern sink and chrome mixer tap, recessed spaces and points below for washing machine and dryer, wall lights window with aspect to front garden, door to downstairs cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM: With quarry tiled floor, radiator, W.C., exposed beamed ceiling and walls, window to front.
INNER RECEPTION HALL: With radiator, wonderful exposed beamed ceiling, splendid oak staircase leading off up to the first-floor landing, deep recessed area under the staircase with frosted window and further space for a large freezer. Doors leading off from the main inner reception hall to a living room, a dining room, and the kitchen breakfast room.
LIVING ROOM: A generous sized double aspect character room with numerous beautiful exposed beams to both the ceilings and the walls, feature inglenook fireplace with stone hearth and brick inner central chimney, recessed brick and stone areas, small side window, large oak bressummer beam over, radiators, paned windows with aspect to the front and side gardens. Doorway leading to the adjoining dining room, which can also be approached from the main inner reception hall.
DINING ROOM: A large double aspect room with both wall and central ceiling light, coved ceiling, radiator, paned windows with aspect to both side and rear gardens. Further French doors leading out to rear garden. Additional internal door leading to the dining kitchen / breakfast room.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: Comprising of a range of character style wooden cupboard and base units with beautiful granite worktops over, tiled surrounds, under lighting, fitted five ring gas hob with air purifier hood over and oak beam with further recessed tiled wall, underfitted microwave oven, further separate fitted oven and grill, wine rack, integrated dishwasher twin fitted sinks with mixer tap, tiled surrounds, display cupboards, exposed beams to ceiling, down lights, window to side garden, further paned window to side and door leading to exterior covered alfresco dining terrace.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Attractive character oak staircase leading from main inner reception hall with mezzanine window and lovely galleried landing.
LANDING: With oak beams to ceiling and walls, wall lights, radiator, further extension of the galleried landing to a side wing with fitted display cupboards and oak shelving, paned window with aspect to outside, continuation into the rear landing area.
BEDROOM ONE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a double sized double aspect room with balcony. Benefitting from a range of bespoke fitted wardrobe cupboards with mirror front, radiators, wonderful aspect over the landscaped gardens. Cottage style wooden door leading to the ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a panelled bath, with shower attachment, W.C., pedestal washbasin, tiled walls, large recessed mirror, paned window to side. Heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a double sized double aspect room with elegant exposed beams to the vaulted ceiling and walls brick fireplace, fitted wardrobe cupboard, radiator, wall lights and ceiling lights and windows with aspects over the landscaped gardens. Door leading to the adjoining ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM TWO: Comprising of a panelled bath with further tiled sides, mixer taps and shower attachment, tiled walls, W.C., bidet, pedestal wash basin, dimplex wall heater, exposed beams, windows.
BEDROOM THREE WITH ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM AND DRESSING ROOM: A double sized double aspect room with radiators, vaulted ceiling with high level storage cupboards, Velux style window, archway leading to dressing room with fitted wardrobe cupboards, windows with aspect over landscaped gardens. Door to ensuite shower room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM THREE: Comprising of a double sized shower with heavy glazed front and tiled walls, heated towel rail, W.C., pedestal wash basin, tiled walls, wall mounted mirror.
BEDROOM FOUR: A double sized room with numerous elegant exposed beams to the walls and ceiling, feature brick fireplace, radiator, windows overlooking the landscaped gardens.
FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a panelled bath with shower attachment, tiled walls, pedestal wash basin, W.C., recessed wall mirror and radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE: A large single room with lovely exposed beams to both walls and vaulted ceiling, radiator, window with wonderful aspect over the large landscaped gardens, storage cupboard, further raised level window.
BEDROOM SIX: A small single sized room with attractive exposed beams and presently used as an office. PLEASE NOTE: There is already a large detached garage building with ample space for a working office if required subject to planning, which could allow for this room to also become a further ensuite serving bedroom five. This room presently has a vaulted ceiling and two windows and a radiator.
OUTSIDE: This rare and quite unique splendid character property enjoys many additional attributes within its exterior grounds.
These include a large covered outdoor swimming pool with changing room, toilet and washing facilities, which has been ideal for entertaining the family and their grandchildren over the years.
Furthermore, there is a large detached garage and workshop, comprising of two building with office style arrangements above and already previously in use. Therefore, offering a perfect tried and tested working from home set up.
In addition, there is a further workshop and extensive hard standing for a number of vehicles to be stored.
LARGE LANDSCAPED GARDENS: These truly are quite outstanding and extend to approximately an acre (TBV). Mainly level and beautifully maintained, they have been without a doubt, lovingly cared for by both past and present owners.
There are immaculately cut grass lawns and numerous well stocked flower borders and an extensive variety of all types of shrubs and specimen trees of all ages and sizes.
To the side of the property, there is a large paved alfresco dining area that could be enclosed into a form of an orangery, or even further planning sought to substantially enlarge the kitchen / breakfast room. Both of these possible options, subject to planning, could further enhance this already imposing and unique character 6-bedroom family residence into probably one of the finest homes within this area of Sussex.
PLEASE NOTE: There is also a world war two air raid shelter within the garden located below ground level.