A substantial period house with a separate studio annexe and extensive grounds with direct access to Ashdown Forest. About 1.25 acres.
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Forest Gate is a substantial attached period property understood to date from the 1920's with later additions, providing well-proportioned accommodation of some 2,400 sq ft which is in need of certain updating.
The welcoming entrance hall gives access to the 24' drawing room which is elegantly proportioned with a wide bay window, extensive built-in book shelving and an attractive open fireplace. The 29' kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of wooden fronted units with an island unit. Also on the ground floor is a 17' conservatory, a utility room and cloak/shower room. Arranged over the first floor is the principal bedroom with a pretty fireplace, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a study, which is thought could be converted to create a shower room.
In addition to the main house and lying a short distance from it, is a detached timber clad studio annexe with an exceptionally spacious 37' studio with two sets of bi-fold doors, together with a separate wet room.
This property has 1.25 acres of land.
Forest Gate is approached over a shared entrance drive and then via its own private drive which leads up to the front of the house where there is a large parking/turning area bordered by a lawn. Located a short distance from the house and approached from the shared drive are the property's two garages, one of which is in need of repair.
The principal garden lies to the rear of the house and is a particular feature. Adjacent to the rear of the house is a wide sandstone paved seating area and adjacent to the studio annexe is a wide decked terrace. The remainder of the grounds are laid to lawn with numerous mature shrubs and trees including rhododendrons and magnificent magnolia. In the far corner of the garden there is a wide decked seating area with built-in seating from which there are incredible views over an unspoilt valley of Ashdown Forest. In all about 1.25 acres.
Forest Gate lies in a rural position immediately adjacent to Ashdown Forest with direct access to its 6,500 acres of heath and woodland providing some of the most beautiful and striking countryside for walking, recreation and riding (permit required).
Crowborough offers a good range of facilities for everyday needs including a Waitrose supermarket, whilst the regional centre in the area, Royal Tunbridge Wells, is about 9 miles to the north whilst Lewes is some 15 miles to the south. Jarvis Brook Station is about 3 miles from the property providing a service to London Bridge/Victoria in approximately 65 minutes. Royal Tunbridge Wells offers an alternative regular mainline train service to London (Charing Cross/Canon Street about 50 minutes).
Travelling south from Crowborough on the A26, having passed the Crow & Gate Inn on the right, continue for just under 0.2 of a mile and the shared drive marked with a white sign with 3 house names on it, is the second on the right after passing Old Bell House (as the road bends to the left). Proceed down the shared drive bearing right and the private drive to Forest Gate is on the left just before Offley Cottage.Read all
- 24' Drawing room
- 29' Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room & Cloak/shower room
- Four bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Detached studio annexe with wet room
- Garaging for two cars
- Beautiful mature grounds - about 1.25 acres
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