- Sussex style family house of character with 2 bedroom annexe. In all over 5000 sqft
- Delightful rural setting in peaceful plot of just over 2 acres
- Well presented fully modernised throughout. No chain
- Main house 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in all about 3800sqft
- Annexe of 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchenette and shower (Ideal for AirBnB)
- Double garage plus car port. Stable and small yard area
- Stunning grounds with lawns, a lake and mature trees.
- Oil central heating. Rayburn to kitchen. Some solar energy
- No chain. Immediate vacant possession on completion.
A fine example of a large family house of character standing in a stunning rural setting along this leafy lane between Staplefield and Balcombe. Built in the 1950's the house has been substantially and carefully extended to provide 6 bedrooms to the principal dwelling together with a separate 2 bedroom granny annexe to the side. Internally the accommodation is light and spacious having been lovingly maintained and modernised over the years with all the main rooms enjoying the delightful southerly views across the gardens, lake and countryside beyond. The construction appears to be of cavity brick elevations under clay tile clad upper elevations and clay tiled roof. Significant alterations have been made most recently in 2009 providing further second floor rooms and a useful and sizeable annexe to the side and above the treble garage building. The grounds are a particular feature of the property extending in all to about 2 acres (including the drive) comprising a large patio area abutting the house, well maintained lawns interspersed with ornamental shrubs and trees running down to a delightful lake with pretty water feature and arched bridges. The owners also rent an area of woodland (about half an acre) from the neighbouring Balcombe Estate. (£50 pa). This arrangement may be renewable subject to discussions with the estate office. A stable building and concreted yard area is located to the eastern side of the grounds and could support a pony with a small paddock area to the side. There are solar PV panels located on the roof providing electricity for the property and an agreement with SSE sells any excess power generated back to the National Grid. The house is approached along a driveway off Brantridge Lane where a wide gravelled area in front of the house provides turning and parking for vehicles before the double garage and adjoining carport. Natural oak floorings greet the visitor in the hall with an oak staircase and oak doors, all with contemporary polished chrome handles. The ground floor enjoys an open kitchen breakfast room with centre island, tiled floor and access to the conservatory, There is also a large study, sitting room with woodburning stove and adjoining lounge together with a separate dining room. The first floor offers 4 double bedrooms each with their own ensuite and a master bedroom with a pair of double windows opening onto the views of the gardens. This floor also has a bathroom that serves the two second floor bedrooms where there is a further ensuite WC. The adjoining annexe can be entered via its own front door off the driveway. This suite of rooms provides a kitchenette, large lounge dining room with wood burner, a ground floor bathroom and two first floor bedrooms separated by a cloakroom. Double doors from the annexe open out to the gardens. Outside the mature gardens are a delight with much colour and composition from the neat lawns, climbers, arbours, ornamental shrubs and tress including a good number of mature hard wood trees. Brantridge Lane is a leafty road connecting Staplefield with Balcombe. The house is about 1.5 miles from the heart of Staplefield with its cricket green, towered church and 2 foody pubs. The nearest railway station is at Balcombe which offers regular mainline services into London Bridge and Victoria from approx. 43 minutes. The A23 at Handcross is 5 minutes drive away connecting quickly with Brighton, the coast, Crawley, Gatwick airport and the M25. The surrounding countryside is delightful with many footpaths across fields and through woodland close by. In summary, this is a well presented modern Sussex farmhouse style home with adaptable and sizeable accommodation that would suit the needs of a family seeking a quiet rural setting, with well planned accommodation plus a secondary 2 bedroom apartment all with pleasant grounds within 20 minutes of Gatwick airport, Haywards Heath and the M25.