The house lies on the south side of Dormans Park with ready access to a wide range of facilities including golf and horse racing and close by is Ashdown Forest. The village of Dormansland has an attractive recreational area, a village shop with Post Office, two churches, a Primary School and three pubs. Nearby is Dormans Station (within 15 minutes walk) with trains to London. Lingfield is close by and the market town of East Grinstead with more comprehensive facilities is within 3 miles.
Dormans House West is a substantial wing of a fine country house built by Dr. Watson, friend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in 1900 or thereabouts and where he lived until 1932. The house has brick elevations under a tiled roof and from the driveway in front of the property the front door leads into an Entrance Hallway and then a large Reception Hall with an open Staircase rising to a Galleried Landing. Doors lead off to the Drawing Room with full length windows, a book shelved Sitting/Dining Room on through a Conservatory to a well fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room with an Aga, added around 1976, and beyond a Cloakroom and Utility Room.
On the first floor the striking galleried landing with full height windows has doors off to 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Stairs lead up to a further smaller galleried landing used as an Office area with its own sink and plumbing facilities and wonderful southerly views over the garden. Doors open to 2 further bedrooms and a second bathroom.
The kitchen door leads out through a side Lobby and into a double Garage with Solar panels on the roof. There is parking in the expanded driveway in front of the house shielded from the road by shrubbery. At the rear lies a large classical garden – the garden door from the Reception Hall opens onto a pillared verandah and a flagstone terrace. Stone steps lead down to a substantial sheltered lower lawn with bordering beech hedging, a small greenhouse, shed and compost boxes. The inside cover photograph shows a particularly visually appealing wild garden at the lower end of the grounds. To the western side of the property is a small gravel garden, a pond, a small water feature and a private upper lawn area with Camelias and some striking Japanese Maples.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. It benefits from an in/out driveway over which the adjoining properties also have the right to drive through.
TOWN AND 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 obligations on the part of the Vendor or his agents to specify them.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded. Fitted carpets, curtains, blinds and light fittings are included except the hall chandelier.
SERVICES (not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains drainage, gas, electricity and water are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating. Electric Aga. Part secondary glazing.
Surrey County Council (03456 009 009)
Tandridge District Council (01883 722000)
Council Tax Band “G” (£3,643.54 2022/23)
The EPC has a current rating of Band “E” (46)
Strictly by appointment with the sole agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01342 410122.
A substantial 5 bedroom wing of a fine country house with a large classical garden on the south side of Dormans Park. Extensive and characterful accommodation arranged over three floors and extending to approx 3,700 sq ft, including garaging.