Luxford Road, Crowborough, East Sussex


6 Bedroom Detached House

Ref: EAXML10151_8397501

An exceptional 16th century detached period house with a large detached studio and extensive garaging the whole occupying stunning gardens and grounds of about 2 acres located within striking distance of the railway station and local schools. Luxford House is a beautifully restored and maintained, Grade II listed 6 bedroom Tudor 'smoke bay' house originally dating back to approximately 1510, with more recent additions. The house has some notable owners/visitors during its history including Sir Hugh Beaver (founder of the Guinness book of Records) who owned it between 1931 and 1967 and Tony Stratton-Smith, the founder of Charisma Records, who rented it in the 1970's and was visited by several famous musicians of the time including Neil Diamond and Genesis, who wrote their 1971 album Nursery Cryme at the house. It offers spacious and well-balanced accommodation over three floors and offers all the charm of a period property with the benefit of a house maintained in excellent condition with modern facilities.

Throughout the house in many of the rooms there are outstanding period features including wonderful oak beams and timbers, fine oak floors and oak doors, inglenook fireplaces and diamond leaded light windows. In addition, there are some magnificent, centuries old, carvings and oak panelled walls depicting scenes of battle, Tudor roses, Scottish thistles, cherubs and grapevines.

Points of particular note include the following: There are five excellent reception rooms. The drawing room and dining room both have fine inglenook fireplaces, oak panelled walls and stunning carvings, whilst the library also has the panelling and carvings along with a stone surround fireplace. In the garden room are the stairs to the first floor and a door to the west facing terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room is extremely well fitted and equipped with an extensive range of bespoke cupboards and drawers with granite work surfaces, a matching island unit, dresser style units, a four oven AGA, fridge/freezer and walk in larder. On the first floor all the bedrooms have attractive square bay windows and the principal bedroom, which is a very good size, is exceptional with its beautiful polished oak floor and adjoining large bathroom with its roll top ball and claw bath, twin basins, shower cubicle, all with Lefroy Brooks fittings, a dressing table and an Art Deco fireplace. There are two further bathrooms on this floor.v On the top floor, from where there are far reaching views, there are two attractive vaulted bedrooms, a well fitted shower room and a useful study area. Outside, the property is approached from Luxford Road via a bespoke handcrafted entrance gate with stone pillars to either side with the drive terminating in a parking and turning area by the front of the house. There is a secondary drive through timber double gates from Luxford Lane to a wide turning circle and to parking by the garaging. The gardens and grounds are an outstanding feature of the property providing a beautiful setting that is well screened on all sides. By the house on the west side there is a superb York stone paved terrace with a loggia and inset shrub beds. This extends round to the side and front. There are wide expanses of sweeping lawns and abundantly stocked herbaceous borders. There are numerous specimen flowering shrubs including rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolia, camellia and wisteria. There are low stone walls and retaining walls, and a wide pathway leads up to the superb studio/summerhouse with its large polished wood floor studio room and kitchen etc and stands on high ground overlooking the gardens with views beyond. Adjoining are various outbuildings including 2 double garages, the greenhouse, garden stores and cloakroom.

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