- 3 bedrooms
- Share of freehold
- Exclusive home within an elegant Victorian Country House
- Beautifully presented throughout
- Stylish Poggenpohl kitchen with integrated Neff appliances
- Private south-facing terrace and garden, plus 15 acres of communal grounds with pool
- Garage and parking
Description Stylish and beautifully presented portion of an elegant Country House, set in 15 acres of communal landscaped gardens in a wonderful rural location on Ashdown Forest.
Chelwood Beacon is situated in a rural position on the edge of the village of Chelwood Gate, on Ashdown Forest in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chelwood Gate has a village hall and two public houses, the neighbouring village of Danehill has local amenities including a village school and public house.
Comprehensive Shopping: Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead & Brighton.
Mainline Rail Service: Haywards Heath, 8 miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) and East Grinstead, 8 miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 55 minutes
Outdoor pursuits in the area include golf and walking; there are many footpaths and bridlepaths across the surrounding countryside. Sussex has a highly active equestrian scene with riding on Ashdown Forest (for which a permit is required), showjumping at Hickstead and Ardingly, and racing at Plumpton, Fontwell and Goodwood. The agricultural showground at Ardingly hosts the famous South of England Show and country fairs throughout the year. There is a superb cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
Schools: There is an excellent range of schools in the area, both state and independent, including Cumnor House, Brambletye, Great Walstead, and Ashdown House preparatory schools, Danehill Primary School, Michael Hall School and Ardingly College.
Communications: The M25 orbital motorway can be accessed via both the A22 and the A23. Gatwick airport 16.5 miles.
Believed to date from 1882, Chelwood Beacon is an elegant Victorian Country House, surrounded by 15 acres of landscaped communal gardens and grounds. Converted in 2006, the development won The Sussex Heritage Trust's Large Scale Residential Award in 2007 and now comprises eight exclusive homes. Number 5 is located in the south eastern wing of the building, and benefits from its own private area of garden and a south facing terrace overlooking the gardens.
Internally, the accommodation extends to nearly 2,700 square feet and is arranged over four floors, as can be seen on the floor plan that follows. The house is stylish and beautifully presented; the fine double aspect reception room being of particular note with its bay window, expanse of south facing full-height French doors opening to the terrace, and elegant open fireplace with limestone and slate surround. The room is open to the kitchen, which also benefits from full-height windows and French doors with original shutters overlooking the gardens, and is fitted with a range of Poggenpohl units and integrated Neff appliances. The tanked basement has under floor heating and offers generous additional reception space (currently an excellent cinema room); there is also a useful utility room with large airing cupboard on this floor as well as a large mezzanine storage area.
The three bedrooms are arranged over the upper floors, served by an en suite bathroom to the master bedroom and also a separate wet room. A door opens from the third bedroom to a private rooftop balcony with space for a table and chairs, from which there are outstanding views over Ashdown Forest and beyond.
Chelwood Beacon is approached via a long driveway with security entrance gates. Lying to the west of the main house is a single garage with electronically operated up and over door and power, water and heating connected, as well as further space for resident and guest parking.
The communal gardens and grounds extend to about 15.5 acres and are superbly landscaped, comprising sweeping lawns, mature trees and woodland shrubs, an ornamental lake, a large heated swimming pool with pool house, and a communal shed. In addition, number 5 benefits from a private south facing wraparound terrace and a private garden lying to the east of the house, with a charming dining area and a large shed with power connected.
Square Footage: 2687 sq ft
At Wych Cross, the junction of the A22 and A275, head south on the A275 (Lewes Road) and turn left just after The Red Lion pub into Beaconsfield Road. Proceed through Chelwood Gate and after leaving the village, take the first turning on the left after passing the national speed limit sign. Proceed up the driveway, and through the left hand pair of gates. The parking for number 5 is on the right hand side. View more View less
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