Offered for sale for the first time in nearly forty years, this truly represents an unusual opportunity for the buyer with agricultural or equestrian interests. Alternatively, it will appeal to those simply seeking a country lifestyle. Approached by a long drive in an “off road” location, there is a main detached 1960’s built ‘Colt’ cedar clad house which benefits from rural views. In addition, there are two adjacent barn conversions, terrace with outdoor swimming pool enjoying stunning views over a pretty pond and the open countryside beyond.
To compliment the facilities, there is a range of outbuildings including a large recently constructed forestry barn. The grounds are mainly pasture with large pond and an area of woodland. The Northern boundary adjoins the old ‘Furnace’ ponds and lake, where there are further waterside views. In all, the grounds extend to about 18 acres.
Main House - Ground floor
-Reception hall with living area and staircase to first floor. Inner hall, door to:
-Cloakroom/Shower room with white suite
-Double aspect Kitchen/Breakfast room, matching base and tall in-built storage cupboards, double glazed double doors to entertaining terrace with magnificent views
-Double aspect Lounge, feature fireplace with woodburning stove
-Bedroom with door to garden, adjacent shower room with white suite
-Master Bedroom suite, balcony overlooking pool and garden, dressing room with balcony
-Family bathroom with white suite
-Bedroom, in-built wardrobes
-Bedroom, in-built wardrobes
-Double glazed windows, oil fired central heating
-Bathroom, with bath and separate shower -Sitting Room with log burner
-Kitchen, internal door to:
Further Barn, converted by current owner over 10 years ago, arranged as:
-Kitchen/Sitting Room with entrance door
Extensive range of outbuildings
-Forestry Agricultural Barn 18.3m x 9m, two sets of double doors and personal door -Tractor/Tool store, two sets of double doors
-Hobby Studio, decking overlooking pond
Formal gardens and land
-Carriage driveway, serving main residence and ancillary barns. Small orchard.
-Paved terrace, adjacent swimming pool, gently sloping lawn to pretty pond, outstanding views -Hidden gardens. Pasture, woodland and pond. Land in all extending to about 18 acres.
The property is situated in a glorious off-road position, approached by a long driveway. There are extensive views over its own land and beyond.
Cowden is just over 1 mile distant with St Mary’s Church, village hall, cricket green, and ‘The Fountain’ public house. The station (3 miles away) provides a direct service to London Bridge. A Country Life article published in 2017 said ‘picturesque Cowden is renowned for its friendly and lively community and is one of the most sought after places to live’.
Local facilities, including Waitrose, can be found at the old market town of East Grinstead which is about 4 miles distant. More comprehensive facilities are situated in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Both East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells have mainline stations. Central London is just 34 miles and for the international traveller, Gatwick Airport is about 15 miles distant.
Council tax band D.