‘Period’ elegance in glorious rolling countryside
This ‘period’ house was built about 17 years ago in the Queen Anne style, under a clay tiled roof, and cleverly embodies all the gracious living of a bygone era with all that is expected in today’s modern age. Beautifully proportioned rooms lead from a gracious galleried reception hall accessed through oak entrance doors. The drawing room maintains perfect symmetry around the central fireplace and houses the integrated sound system that also serves the dining room and kitchen/conservatory areas. All these rooms have doors onto the stone terrace to the rear of the house. No expense has been spared in the décor, there being hand paint finishes used to great effect, especially in the bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with its island unit, Stoves range cooker, underfloor heating and unique ‘dresser’. The master bedroom suite has a bathroom and dressing area. Two of the bedrooms have the useful configuration of a shared bathroom accessed directly from both rooms.
The house is approached through a pillared entrance and gravel drive. There is a substantial barn with a 2-bay car port with large workshop for the enthusiast, above which is a sizeable studio, with two balconies and bathroom that could be a generous apartment for staff. There is also a single garage/store. The front and side of the garden is bordered by the bluebell woods of Blackdown Park through which runs a stream with waterfall, which forms the eastern boundary. There is a fenced balcony eating area here designed to take full advantage of this pretty natural feature. In all about 0.84 acre (0.3 ha).
Foresters is situated amongst the vineyards of the Sussex wine growing country on the southern slope of Blackdown, Sussex's highest point. Blackdown is a large reserve presided over by the National Trust. The woods of Windfallwood Common are within the sought after South Downs National Park that, in addition to its natural attractiveness, is significant from a planning standpoint. Well maintained footpaths abound and are easily accessed. The vibrant picture postcard country village of Lurgashall, with a cricket green, public house, shop/post office, village hall and church, is less than a mile away. Haslemere is only 5.5 miles away, with fast trains to London Waterloo with journey times from about 49 minutes and a good selection of shops. The station has a new, ample commuter parking lot. Guildford is 17.5 miles away providing shopping, restaurants, theatres and recreational facilities on a larger scale. To the south, there is easy access to the coast, Chichester, Arundel, and racing at Fontwell Park and Goodwood and polo at Cowdray Park.
Square Footage: 3,786 sq ft
From the M25 (J10), take the A3, by-passing Guildford, and take the exit at Milford (signposted Godalming). Follow the A283, signposted Petworth. Continue on the A283 through Witley and Chiddingfold. At the Fisherstreet crossroads (2.8 miles south of Chiddingfold) turn right, signposted Gospel Green, and after nearly half a mile turn left onto Jobsons Lane. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles and Foresters will be found in a lane immediately before the Lurgashall winery.