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.
Strictly by prior appointment with the Landlord’s letting agents, RH & RW Clutton (01342 410122).
The property is to be let, unfurnished, on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial period of 12 months with a mutual 6 month break clause.
TENANCY APPLICATIONS & HOLDING DEPOSIT
Prospective tenants will be required to complete a preliminary application form should they wish to be considered for a tenancy. If you are successful in your initial application, RH & RW Clutton will collect the Holding Deposit (equivalent to one week’s rent) and will issue third-party referencing forms for completion.
REFERENCING & RIGHT TO RENT CHECKS
Prospective tenants will need to be credit-checked and fully referenced to include a financial and personal references and references from a previous landlord, if applicable. Copies of identification documents will be required as proof of identity to satisfy the Right to Rent Legislation and a utility bill will be required as proof of registered address.
The tenant will be responsible for regularly maintaining the interior of the house. The landlord will be responsible for the exterior and structure and the garden.
Mains drainage, gas, electricity and water are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating. Electric Aga. Part secondary glazing. Solar panels provide hot water and electricity.
The EPC has a current rating of Band “E” (46).
A deposit the equivalent to 5 weeks’ rent will be payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This will be held by RH & RW Clutton and will be held in a designated account and registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit will be refunded at the end of the tenancy, subject to the property being given up in a satisfactory condition and with no rent arrears or outstanding charges for which the tenant is responsible. The deposit may not be used in lieu of rent by the tenant.
OUTGOINGS & OTHER CHARGES
For the duration of the tenancy, the tenant will be required to pay the Council Tax to Tandridge District Council (Band G), Utilities, Communication Services (telephone/internet etc), TV Licence and any Green Deal Finance charges either directly to the suppliers or to the Landlord or their Agent, or a proportion, if shared. For a full scale of RH & RW Cluttons Tenant Fees, please visit www.rhrwclutton.com/informationfortenants.
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.