Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

£2,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
Chiltington Ferrings is a substantial country home with a plethora of living and entertaining space that spans to an impressive 7195 sq ft. The property is a classic example of Arts and Crafts style architecture and is characterised by well proportioned rooms with the principle ones having oak panelling, floor boards and impressive red brick fireplaces.

The property is approached through electric gates with a driveway that leads past the tennis court and to the rear of the property which provides garaging and ample parking. The property sits in a substantial plot of just over 5 acres with the principle rooms of the house over looking the mature south facing gardens which feature a variety of specimen trees and established borders with rhododendrons. Ideally situated in a sunny and sheltered position is the heated swimming pool, terrace and hot tub. A mature woodland extends along the eastern and southern boundaries of the grounds, with a delightful walk following the course of an old Roman road.

The detailed layout can be found on the floorplan but in brief. A large and elegant reception hall with oak panelled walls, a brick fireplace with inset woodburner and carved wood surround is a stunning opening feature of the downstairs accomodation with the principal staircase leading to the first floor. Lying off the reception hall is the double aspect, oak panelled drawing room and oak panelled dining room, both of which have substantial and attractive open fireplaces. Adjoing the dining room is a family room with a square bay window overlooking the gardens. A substantial double aspect library leads off the sitting room with ceiling height bookshelving lining the walls. French doors lead out to the terrace, hot tub and swimming pool.

The kitchen/breakfast room has a central island and generous amount of floor and wall units. French doors open from the breakfast area to a further side terrace. Continuing on this floor is a utility room, two cloakrooms and large study.

The staircase to the first floor leads to a large and bright landing with bay window providing views over the gardens. This floor has six bedrooms which include the master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom. The other five bedrooms are serviced by four bathrooms. The second floor provides versatile accomodation which can be utilised as an ideal set up for au pairs and growing teenagers, benefitting from large rooms and a shower room.

Situation

The property is situated within walking distance of the Jolly Sportsman country pub which has a delightful beer garden. Plumpton provides a general store, primary school and church. Ideally situated for the commuter Plumpton station to London (Victoria/London Bridge in approx 60 mins) Haywards Heath main line station is 9 miles away approx, trains to Gatwick Airport, London Bridge and Victoria, reached within 45 minutes. Brighton is about 14 miles, whilst the A23/M23 lies to the west of Haywards Heath, providing access to Gatwick Airport and national motorway network. There is an excellent selection of preparatory and public schools, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead and Ardingly College. There are numerous golf courses in the area, Piltdown, Royal Ashdown and The East Sussex National.

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