An imposing 6 bedroom attached period house extending to over 3000 sq.ft with a wonderful south facing garden and a driveway to a detached double garage. Ideally situated within this quiet lane on the south eastern side of town forming part of a conservation area and within a moments walk of Birchwood Grove Primary School and within a 5 minute walk of Burgess Hill Girls School. The town centre and mainline station are within a comfortable 12 minute walk.
Ground Floor: Reception Hall – Utility Room – Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Sitting Room – Dining Room – Cellar
First Floor: Master Bedroom with Dressing Area – Cloakroom – 2 Further Bedrooms & Ensuites - Family Bath/Shower Room
Second Floor: Study Area – 3 Bedrooms – Attic Room with Space for Conversion
Outside: Long Private Driveway – Detached Double Garage – Beautifully arranged South Facing Garden – East Facing Secret Garden
This elegant white washed villa forms the major portion of this Victorian property built in the 1860’s in the style of a French Chateaux. The grand facade has a south facing aspect and features ornamental gables along with many other architectural details including Victorian canopies over an expansive sun terrace.
The property is entered through an original Victorian balconied porch leading to the grand reception hall, with patterned ceiling, a central pillar and ornamental coving. A spectacular double width staircase with mahogany panelled walls leads to the first floor. The utility room is well fitted with granite worksurfaces with a hatch to the large cellar which benefits from a ceiling height in excess of 6’.
The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with original tiled flooring has been comprehensively refitted with tulip wood kitchen cupboards complimented by granite worksurfaces, a double butlers sink, a range style cooker set into the chimney breast and an integrated fridge/freezer. There is space for a concealed dishwasher and washing machine.
The dining room and sitting room both have patterned ceilings, ornate coving and French doors opening to the canopied sun terrace. The dual aspect dining room also boasts a working fireplace (the dining room and sitting room could easily be swapped over if preferred).
On the first floor there is a half landing with a separate WC. The master bedroom leads to a dressing area with a range of bedroom furniture, overlooking the balcony. There are 2 further double bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower cubicle fitted with a Victorian style suite including an enamel freestanding bath with claw feet.
On the 2nd floor there is a landing with a study area, there are 3 bedrooms one of which has steps to a substantial boarded attic room ideal for conversion S.T.P.P.
Outside: The property is shielded from the lane via a well tended conifer hedge. A private driveway is accessed via imposing electrically operated gates that have entryphone access. There is parking for several cars leading to the detached double garage also with electric doors.
A particular feature however is the south facing garden which measures 72’ x 72’. A full width raised sun terrace which is partially covered with lanterns either side abuts the property with sweeping steps to the level garden which is mainly laid to lawn and flanked by an abundance of colourful borders with hedging and ornamental trees. There is a further secret garden to the eastern flank laid to patio with shrubs and palm tree. This provides an ideal sheltered sun trap.