Guide price £795,000
Brook House is a striking Victorian Country Manor house on the rural outskirts of Ardingly. Originally a shooting lodge for the gentry and members of the royal family, the property was substantially extended during the late 1800s, creating a magnificent house, drawing inspiration from classic Tudor architecture, with beam and plasterwork gables and impressive stone mullioned windows. Park View is a wonderful 4-bedroom Penthouse apartment and benefits from fantastic views across open countryside. The property has a fabulous sense of space and light, with high ceilings throughout and a versatile floor plan that lends itself well to entertaining. The kitchen typifies this, a magnificent open plan living and dining space, with stylish wall and base units, and with two sets of double doors opening onto the west facing balcony, enjoying fantastic countryside views. The accommodation comprises a substantial entrance hall with all rooms leading off it, deep walk-in storage cupboards and hatch to a large loft space. The sitting room and kitchen to one end of the hallway, with four bedrooms (three of which are ensuite) and a utility room, which could be used as a family bathroom. The property has been well maintained and has fibre broadband. Brook House is approached over a long sweeping drive with communal grounds on both sides. It is set in substantial grounds, with rolling lawns, ponds and woodlands seating areas, as well as a picturesque cricket pitch (where the first Australian touring cricket team played), landscaped gardens, plus allocated parking. There is also a recently installed all-weather tennis court to enjoy. The property is situated in the sought-after village of Ardingly, ideally located to the north of Lindfield and within good reach of local amenities in a setting ideal for commuters. The village is well known for Ardingly College Prep and Pre-Prep schools and as the location for the South of England Showground. Nearby is Ardingly Reservoir with opportunities for walking and water sports at the Ardingly Adventure Centre. Haywards Heath offers more extensive shopping while there is good access locally to the motorway network and Gatwick Airport. The mainline station at Haywards Heath and Balcombe offers direct services to London Victoria, Blackfriars and London Bridge from 44 minutes.
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