St. Ives Ridge enjoys a peaceful and private location in a glorious, rural setting with outstanding views. The property is situated on a privately owned but shared drive and is within close proximity of Hartfield village. The Ashdown Forest across the valley provides horseriding and walking. Hartfield has local shopping facilities, public house, a church and primary school. More comprehensive shopping and recreational amenties can be found in nearby East Grinstead (7.4 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (10.6 miles). Mainline stations are available from Cowden (5.2 miles), East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells. The property is also well positioned for access to Gatwick Airport, the M23 and the M25.
There is a wide range of excellent schools in the area including Mayfield School, Hillview School, Tonbridge School and Sevenoaks School. Local Preparatory schools include Cumnor House in Danehill and Brambletye in East Grinstead. The popular Rudolph Steiner School in Forest Row is also closeby. The area is well served with golf clubs with courses at Royal Ashdown, Sweetwoods and Hever.
A modern yet characterful, oak framed family home constructed by Oakland Vale Ltd with fantastic, south facing views across open farmland towards the Ashdown Forest. A private, gated driveway leads to the side of the property with a large double open car port with stores and a wrap around terrace leads to the front door. Off to one side of the entrance hall is a south-facing kitchen which includes handmade kitchen units by Bryan Turner, an electric Aga, built-in dishwasher, fridge and freezer, a central island and space for a dining table. Steps from the kitchen lead to the family room which features a double-sided woodburner and window seats. Beyond the kitchen lies a utility room with a further range of built in units and cupboards, and a cloakroom. There is also a double-aspect sitting room with woodburner, a study and a further cloakroom. On the first floor the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom both enjoy an elevated south facing view across the adjoining farmland. There is a guest bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further double bedrooms; one leading to a large eaves storage space, and a family bathroom.
A timber clad, double car port with stores stands on the east side of the house and has ample parking to the front. The driveway leads to the side of the house, past a vegetable garden with raised beds, to a large terrace which surrounds the property and has a panoramic view of the adjoining farmland. The terrace and large lawned areas are complimented by an extensive a sympathetic planting scheme. Works to complete the landscaping are due to be completed in September. Beyond is a detached timber clad outhouse and stable-style outbuildings providing additional secure storage.
A large American Barn (approx 20m x 10m) providing 6 loose boxes, tack room and open store lies on the eastern side of the property. There is a large area of concrete providing ample parking for multiple vehicles including a horse lorry. A sand school (approx 60m x 25m) adjoins the concrete area and American Barn and enjoys an elevated outlook across the pony paddocks. The land lies on the south side of the American Barn and sand school and provides easily managed pony paddocks with split rail fencing and a hay field. There is a wooded shaw and mains-fed water troughs are connected.
The property extends in all to approximately 25 acres (10.11ha).
Vieiwngs are by prior, confirmed appointment with the vendor's sole agents, RH & RW Clutton 01342 410122.
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property (notwithstanding any description contained in these particulars) is sold subject to any existing Town & Country Planning legislation and to any development plan, resolution or notice which may be in force and also subject to any statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor or his agents to specify them.
The property is to be sold with the benefit of planning permission for the following:
Wealden District Council planning ref: WD/2018/0819/F
- To erect an extension on the western elevation providing additional accommodation including a drawing room and large laundry room on the ground floor and fifth bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the first floor.
- To create an outdoor swimming pool and further outbuildings the south west of the house.
- To erect a detached, non-domestic garden office with ample storage. Services including electricity, gas, water and drainage have been laid and would just require connection.
SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water and electricity are connected, drainage is to a private system. There is an LPG fired, pressurised, under floor heating system and a fresh-air circulation system is also installed throughout the property.
The attached plan is for identification purposes only.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale.
East Sussex County Council 0345 608 0190
Wealden District Council 01323 443322
COUNCIL TAX & EPC
Council Tax: Band G- £3,443.12 (2020/21)