Cuckfield House has been modernised and extended to an exceptional standard throughout by the current owners. The superbly proportioned and high ceilinged rooms comprise on the ground floor of a wonderful drawing room, dining room, two cloak rooms, boot room, sitting room which leads out on to the garden. Along with the truly fabulous and enormous kitchen/breakfast room (58ft by 21ft) which has 4 sets of double doors leading out onto the west facing garden. On the lower ground there are an exceptional home cinema and games room/gym (47ft by 23ft) which in turn leads down into a cellar. On the first floor there is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom,3 further large double bedrooms all which have en suite shower rooms and a utility room. On the second floor there are 5 further large double bedrooms, 2 with en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. Cuckfield house dates from 1820 and has had an eclectic number of uses over the years. From a private residence, to a school, to residential flats and was then converted in to offices in the 1980s. The conversion back in to one principle residences of the village started in 2012 and took 3 years. The current owner stripped everything back to the original shell and meticulously re built the property to what is now both a wonderful grand but also eminently manageable family home. The attention to detail of the layout concentrates on the symmetry associated with the Regency/early Victorian era. All the rooms lead off a central corridor on each floor with the intention that the doors and windows are generally aligned from East to West and North to South. Especially on the ground floor where almost all of the windows overlooking the beautiful garden focus on their own individual feature. Further examples of the attention to detail can be found in the sensational bespoke fitted kitchen which has a superb range of Gaggenau appliances as well as, two boiling water taps, 3 dishwashers, 5 fridges, a wok burner, a fully interactive induction hob, a barbeque and even a wood oven. There is also wet underfloor heating on throughout the ground and basement powered by its own boiler and dry under floor heating on the top two floors. The wonderful Village of Cuckfield is located in the heart of Mid Sussex, but less than an hour from London and 20 mins from Brighton and Gatwick Airport. It has a wonderful and renowned range of local amenities including independent shops and boutiques, a convenience store, a petrol station, medical centre, dentist, pubs, restaurants, cafes and the award winning Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa. The village enjoys a local bus service to Haywards Heath where more comprehensive shopping facilities may be found, including a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and a modern leisure centre. Haywards Heath has a mainline railway station with fast and frequent commuter services to both London Victoria and London Bridge (from 42 mins), Gatwick Airport and Brighton. The A23 offers direct access to the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and the South coast. There is an excellent range of educational facilities locally both in the private and state sectors. Private schools include Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Handcross Park, Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Roedean and Burgess Hill School for Girls - many of which run a minibus pick up service to and from Cuckfield. The superb local state schools include Holy Trinity Primary and Warden Park Secondary in Cuckfield itself. Nearby Haywards Heath has an even greater range of shops and leisure facilities along with superb rail connections into central London (London Victoria and London Bridge circa 42 mins) Brighton (15mins) and Gatwick (11 Mins). Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the surrounding countryside provides a vast range of sporting a recreational activities. Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly Showground and Plumpton are all within easy reach. The local footpaths provide a vast network of stunning walks from the village, many leading towards the South Down and Ashdown National Parks. There are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby and reservoirs for watersports.
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Guide price £3,250,000