Timberlee lies on the east side of Forest Row off the Hartfield Road and backing onto the Rystwood Estate. The centre of Forest Row, 1 mile, offers a wide range of local shopping and eating facilities, together with churches and a health centre and a number of local schools. East Grinstead with its main line station is 4.5 miles, Haywards Heath 12 miles, Gatwick and the M23 13 miles, Tunbridge Wells 11 miles and to the north the M25 is 14 miles. The huge expanse of Ashdown Forest is virtually on the doorstep. Further afield there are a number of golf courses and the area is well served by larger state, prep and public schools.
Timberlee comprises a superb Edwardian family house with very spacious accommodation located close to Ashdown Forest, with stunning gardens. A brick bay entrance with electric entrance gates opens to a drive sweeping up through banks of laurel to a central garage courtyard with an arch across to the front door. The inner porch leads into a large galleried reception hall with doors off to the drawing room gated through to the dining room and beyond the kitchen and utility area. A further sitting room has panelled walls and as elsewhere a fine stone fireplace.
Stairs lead up to the galleried landing with a Trompe l'oeil of the sky with a central chandelier. There are doors off to the main bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom together with 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, separate WC and a good linen cupboard. A hidden ladder leads up to a vast loft space.
Adjoining the house, and linked to it, is a double garage with access to a large loft space over with potential for further accommodation or an office subject to planning.
The garden provides a sheltered haven with sloping lawns falling away from the upper courtyard and large terrace, with its BBQ corner, to an orchard at the bottom. Fine specimens of Scots Pine and Oak dominate the garden with a thick border surround of Spruce, Birch, Cyprus Beech and Lawson Cypress. Flowering beds add colour and supplement the more unusual trees such as Corkscrew Willow and Magnolia. In all about 1.25 acres (0.50 hectares).
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession. The Rystwood Estate, of which Timberlee forms a part, is protected from inappropriate development by restrictive covenants that apply across the Estate. Details are available from the Agents.
SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected. Gas fired central heating. Part secondary glazing.
The plan is for identification purposes only and potential purchasers must rely on their own investigations.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale. All garden statuary, ornaments and furniture is specifically excluded but part of the general items may be available by separate negotiation.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
An outline planning application for a two storey 3/4 bedroom house extending to 2,790 sq ft on the plot marked on the plan has been submitted to Wealden District Council (Ref WD/2020/1668/O). Detailed drawings and further plans together with a copy of the application are available online and from the Agents. **The plot (LOT 2) is separately available separately or at a combined with the house (LOT 1) at guide price of £1,900,000.**
West Sussex County Council 01243 777100
Wealden District Council 01323 443322
COUNCIL TAX & EPC
Council Tax: Band G - £3,605.50 (2020/21)
EPC: Band D64
From the centre of Forest Row turn down off the roundabout onto the B2110, signposted Tunbridge Wells/Hartfield, follow through the parade of shops, proceeding out of town and the brick and gated entrance will be seen on the right hand side just after the electronic speed sign.
Further details from the sole agents
RH & RW Clutton: 01342 410122
James Tillard direct dial: 01342 305825