Sussex dream homes in Lindfield and Kingston Gorse
PUBLISHED: 09:55 28 July 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 regardless, it’s time to dream!
East Wing, Old Place, Lindfield: £1,950,000
The East Wing of Old Place in Lindfield is an extension to a 16th century manor house. It was extended in the late 19th century by Charles Eamer Kempe, a well known Victorian stained glass artist, whose works can be seen in prominent buildings in many countries. East Wing retains some of his most important stained glass. Old Place has been featured in Country Life as far back as 1901 where it was described as a Palace of Art, relating to the fine stained glass, ceiling mouldings and hand carved oak joinery.
East Wing provides extensive accommodation of approximately 7,500 square foot over three floors with much charm and character throughout. The principle reception rooms have beautifully carved oak panelling with attractive motifs, each with a different representation. The bay windows of the drawing room have Kempe stained glass windows. The east windows represent The Lay of the Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott. The west windows have representations of Aspects of Love according to Greek tradition. Both the drawing room and library have the most ornate ceilings with ornamental plaster decorations and grand fireplaces with exquisite carved surrounds.
This beautiful home is set within lawned gardens of approximately 0.4 of an acre and mainly bound by manicured yew hedging.
East Wing is truly a landmark home within one of the most sought after Sussex villages. This tucked away location at the top of the high street is still within convenient distance of Haywards Heath mainline railway station with its commuter service to London.
Hamptons Haywards Heath; 01444 419140; www.hamptons.co.uk
Finale House, Kingston Gorse: £2,500,000
We often hear lofty claims involving beachside properties, many of which leave one feeling deflated by over-description. Not so with Finale House on Kingston Gorse, newly launched to the market by Jackson-Stops & Staff in Arundel.
Originally built around 10 years ago, the house has everything you could possibly want from a seaside location, all contained within 9,200 spacious and immaculate square feet.
With six bedrooms, all doubles and all with en-suites there is plenty of room for all the family, plus guests, without the feeling of overcrowding, all of whom can enjoy the use of the 44ft games room, (easily big enough for a full sized billiard table with room to spare); the magnificent indoor heated swimming pool, opening onto the south facing garden; the beautifully equipped gym and sauna; and the children’s aerial playzone in the garden.
Backing directly onto the beach at East Preston, which has a glorious run of fine sand at low tide, there are double gates to allow space for boats and dinghies, and fabulous views across the English Channel from both there and all the principal rooms throughout the house. The triple garage has great storage for surf- and boogie boards, kayaks, and all the other paraphernalia needed to enjoy the sea.
Recent improvements to the balcony, including brand new wrought iron balustrades enhance the views even more, and the current owners have obtained planning permission to extend the balconies to allow al fresco dining, or just morning coffee. n
For more information contact Tim Wickins at Jackson-Stops’ Chichester branch.
01903 885886; firstname.lastname@example.org