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Bonnetts Lane, Ifield, West Sussex


4 Bedroom Not Specified

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Ref: EAXML12190_7469591

A major substantial residence believed to have been constructed around 1800 in traditional style and with later additions. Set beyond an imposing entrance way and curving drive, the handsome facade of brick pillars, electric gates, bays and square paned Georgian casement windows lend an air of almost colonial elegance. This atmosphere is continued within, enhanced by lofty ceilings and traditional features including grand fireplaces, dado rails and picture rails with decorative cornice work and ceiling roses, panelled doors, deep architraves and skirtings. There is a system of oil fired central heating with radiators, and windows have been fitted with secondary double glazing panels in order not to disturb the traditional beauty and structure of the frames. The property has steps leading up to the imposing pillared entrance porch with doors and glazed inserts and access to the entrance hall which has a decorative dado rail and stairs to the first floor. The orangery has double doors leading out onto the garden and door leading to dining room. The drawing room has a bay window to front, fireplace surround over slate hearth, decorative ceiling rose, decorative cornice work to ceiling and picture rail. The fourth bedroom/study with alcoves, traditional fireplace surround with marble effect insert, TV point and decorative picture rail. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted on the left with an extensive range of Victorian pine wall and base units and to the right modern wood fitted units, work surfaces with splashbacks, island, double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, decorative coving to ceiling, integral door to traditional store, inset hob, inset oven, oil-fired Aga, door to larder fitted with storage shelving, sitting area to bay offering pleasant aspect overlooking patio and rear garden. There is an outside utility/boot room which is approached via patio with surfaces, sink unit, space for appliances, plumbing and space for washing machine, cupboards, tiled floors and door leads to cloakroom with low level WC. The cellar area with access from the hallway with concrete floor and good head height, there is an oil-fired boiler serving domestic water and central heating, further raised storage area, power and light to all rooms. Stairs from the entrance hall leads through attractive dog leg turn to the first floor landing with coved ceiling, skylight providing natural lighting and access to all rooms. The master bedroom has a bay window, alcoves and chimney breast fitted with marble fireplace surround (subject to the usual consents this room could be divided to provide a further bedroom). There is an archway to the en-suite where there is a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, attractive wall tiling and shaver point. Bedroom two has alcoves and chimney breast fitted with traditional fireplace surround, picture rail, wardrobe fitted into alcove and TV point. Bedroom three has coved ceiling and free standing and fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom is a generous size with tall slender cupboards either side of the broad chimney breast, airing cupboard, fully tiled separate shower cubicle, bath, low level WC, wash hand basin, light and picture rail.


The property is set well back from the road behind an imposing entrance way of decorative curving brick pillars and wrought iron gates set amongst Rhododendrons and other established trees and shrubs. The concrete drive sweeps to a broad turning area to one side of which is an area of lawn bordered by a brick pathway beside the eastern flank of the property, with borders of established plants and shrubs, with the extreme eastern boundary being screened from the road by further high hedging. To the south of the property lies a simple detached double carport structure and a further area of lawn leading onward to a pond and post and rail fencing. To the west of the property lie the more formal gardens, set arou

nd a long rose walkway, and mostly laid to lawn but with feature beds for planting each year. To one side of the lawn is a brick built folly used as a pleasant sun spot for evening entertainment. Beyond the lawns, and set behind hedging to the north-west of the property lie the outbuilding, consisting of a brick built garage with up and over door and three phase power laid on to supply a comprehensive range of workshop appliances included with the property . A detached store alongside of pitched roof construction has entrances at either end, and beyond this is an open ended lean-to wood store. Two further workshops with a lean-to greenhouse are set to the north of these, with a further g... Read more
A stunning 4 bedroom character home 3 Large reception rooms including an orangery
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Outside utility room & cloakroom
Cellar Area Gated entrance with sweeping driveway
Beautiful formal gardens with a selection of outbuildings Council Tax Band 'G' & EPC 'E'


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