About Harwoods Lane, East Grinstead, RH19, England
This unique family home has extensive and flexible living spaces with a classic country interior, including some original and modern exposed beams. With its ample living space, the property has been run as a guest house and holiday home business together with The Garden Retreat and The Stable Flat above the garaging.
The main house has an entrance porch with front door opening into a hallway leading to the cloakroom, kitchen, fully fitted utility room/boot room and the dining room. Beyond the dining room is the sitting room, both rooms have brick fireplaces which house woodburning stoves and bifold doors to the terrace. The conservatory leads off the sitting room with further access to the garden. The kitchen part of the kitchen/breakfast/family room has fitted wall and floor units, wooden worktops, double stainless-steel sink, a red electric Aga, built-in pyrolytic oven, microwave, 4 ring ceramic hob and floor to ceiling wine rack. An extensive centre island unit with granite work surface houses a prep sink with cupboards, drawers and dishwasher below. The breakfast/family area has a glass floating breakfast bar, space for a 10-seat breakfast/dining table and door to garden. Leading from the breakfast room area is a room ideal for kids activity/gym. Finally, leading off this is a fully fitted study with two workstations.
The staircase leads to a landing which in turn leads to 7 charming, individually styled bedrooms, all with views onto countryside. The principal bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes, a balcony overlooking the pool area and en suite shower room. There are 3 further bedroom suites, 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower and large corner bath.
Outside The gated private driveway leads to a parking area around a central water feature with 3 dedicated parking spaces adjacent to The Stable Flat. Off the parking area is a substantial outbuilding housing 3 double garages, one with a workbench, all with up and over doors. The drive continues to the third garage passing the front door to The Stable Flat. The Stable Flat has a ground floor kitchen with breakfast bar and stable door opening out onto the kitchen garden. The sitting room, bedroom and shower room are on the first floor. Behind the garages is the kitchen garden with 2 raised vegetable patches, a greenhouse and a former stable/tool shed housing a well. There is also a further range of outbuildings that includes a purpose built covered bicycle chalet, machinery store, garden store and 2 log stores.
The garden is to the south and west of the house. The paved terrace leads to the extensive lawn with steps leading up to a seating area surrounding the swimming pool. The pool is enclosed by balustrading and a purpose-built pool barn with bar area. Opposite the pool area and within the garden is The Garden Retreat which has a fully fitted kitchen, living room, 2 double bedrooms and shower room. Wall to wall Bifold doors lead from the living area to a private, paved terrace with pergola over.
Local Amenities & Sport East Grinstead has a good range of shops and restaurants. There are a number of sports clubs around the town including rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, tennis and football. Golf is available at Chartham Park, Royal Ashdown and Holtye. Horse racing at Lingfield Park.
Local Authorities and Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG heating. Solar panels for electricity and solar panels for hot water. The swimming pool is heated by an air source heat pump and the cottage by a ground source heat pump system. Council tax: House band G. Mid Sussex DC 01444 458166. West Sussex CC 01243 777100.
Directions From the centre of town head south on the A22 towards Forest Row and turn right into Herontye Drive then left into Stuart Way. After a short distance left into Victoria Way and then the 2nd left into Harwoods Lane. The drive to the house is the 2nd on the left.
Communications There are mainline railway stations at East Grinstead and Gatwick providing services to London Bridge/Victoria. The M23 (about 8 miles) providing good access to London, Brighton and Gatwick. The A22 also connects directly to M25 at South Godstone.