Dreamhomes in Crowborough and Billingshurst
PUBLISHED: 12:59 24 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:59 24 February 2014
Sussex boasts many beautiful and desirable properties. Here we pick two for your delectation. If you can afford it, either or both could be yours. If not read on regardless, it’s time to dream!
Whistlers Oak, Crowborough - £1.3m
A distinctive and substantial Millwood designer home constructed in 2005 to a superb specification, occupying south-facing gardens and woodland of about 1.1 acres.
The property is located in a fine semi-rural setting at the end of a peaceful lane. The house offers total seclusion, with a flagstone patio immediately adjoining the rear of the property and the remainder laid to lawn, with a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees providing a fine backdrop.
At the front of the property is a pretty area of bluebell wood with a meandering woodland pathway. Built to a Yeoman style, the property enjoys all the luxuries associated with a Millwood designer home, including an integrated media system, and offers well-proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors extending to 3,812 sq. ft. This briefly comprises a gabled entrance, a reception hall, cloakroom, study, a family room, separate dining room, a stunning triple aspect 22’7 x 15’7 bay-fronted drawing room with inglenook fireplace, a well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with fully integrated Smeg appliances and stainless steel range cooker and a useful utility room.
The first and second floors provide a master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, six further double bedrooms and three further bath/shower rooms (two en-suites). Outside, the property is approached via a sweeping gravel driveway leading to a large parking area and a detached pitched roof triple garage. The gardens surround the property on all sides and enjoy a fine southerly aspect.
To arrange a viewing call Mansell McTaggart, Crowborough, on 01892 662668
Friskey’s wood, Billingshurst - Guide price £1,395,000
Occupying a delightful screened and elevated position overlooking a paddock formerly populated by apple orchards, Friskey’s Wood is a handsome country house with exceptionally flexible accommodation suited to extended family living.
Beautifully presented throughout, the property has undergone a sympathetic programme of alteration and updating by the present owners to create a bright and elegant home set in grounds of almost 12 acres in countryside bordering the fringes of a popular Sussex town.
Approached by a long, tree-lined drive, the property has a spacious ground floor layout incorporating five generous reception rooms as well as a newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room and a second kitchen. The first floor is split level with five double bedrooms incorporating an impressive main bedroom suite with bespoke bathroom/ shower room and dedicated dressing room. The versatile layout includes three further bathrooms and would offer scope to incorporate the second sitting room and second kitchen with two bedrooms and a shower room to form a dependent annexe which would appeal to anyone with relatives or staff.
A striking feature is the appealing 30’8 detached studio/games room which formerly housed a full-size snooker table and which could, with the adjoining single garage and loft, create tremendous potential for further ancillary accommodation or a very striking home office. The other outbuildings include a heritage style triple garage with store and two substantial storage units tucked away by the rear paddock. With almost 12 acres and a tennis court, the property is likely to appeal to both those buyers wanting an imposing country home as well as anyone looking to cater for equestrian pursuits.
With views and a mixture of paddock and copse, the property will also appeal to those wanting to be accessible to facilities such as good road links and a mainline station to London.
For further details contact the sole selling agents Comyn and James on 01798 888111