Guide price £1,950,000
Beresford House is a superb character family home benefiting from the period features of its time including large and beautifully proportioned rooms. The property is in excellent condition whilst still allowing any incoming purchaser the opportunity to add their own touch. This fabulous period property is approached by a gravel drive, sits on around 8 acres of gardens and grounds, and looks over its own land. Currently laid out to provide a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, hallway, drawing room, sitting room, study, and self-contained guest bedroom with family bathroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a fantastic principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom along with 4 further excellent bedrooms (two ensuite) and a family bathroom. There is a Cottage adjoining the property which consists of a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room with french windows to its own garden, dining room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The cottage has a charming rose garden with an abundance of apple trees, and is absolutely ideal for either further family members or for letting, or for a home office. The beautiful and well-tended mature gardens lie to the south & west of the property with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside towards the South Downs. There is an excellent forty foot luxury reinforced concrete heated swimming pool with a unique tiled mosaic on its base, as well as a changing room with ensuite shower and washing facilities, and plant and storage rooms. There is also a hard tennis court. The glorious grounds of around 8 acres of flat land extend mainly to the south & west and consist largely of post and railed fields and paddocks. All with water. There is also an excellent range of outbuildings and garages (offering further potential for development subject to planning) including original farm buildings and a stable block with 6 stables, a tack room and a barn together with a riding menage. There are many bridle ways and woods for off road hacking and of course the amazing South Downs. The stable block has a separate vehicular entrance from Beresford Lane, but can also be approached on foot from the garden. Beresford House is perfectly located in the quiet and beautiful countryside to the north of Plumpton Green and to the southwest of Chailey. Plumpton has an excellent and very well stocked village shop, as well as a primary school. Plumpton Railway station is a 5 minute drive from the house, and provides a superb mainline train service to London. There are regular trains throughout the day. The old market town of Haywards Heath lies some 6 miles to the northwest and provides an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with an excellent train service to Victoria/London Bridge in circa 42 minutes. The historic county town of Lewes is about 7 miles, with Gatwick Airport being some 21 miles to the northwest. The city of Brighton & Hove is about 13 miles, whilst the A23 lies to the west of Haywards Heath providing fast access to the M23/M25. There is an excellent selection of established preparatory and public schools in the area. These include Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Lewes Old Grammar School, Roedean and Brighton College - many of which run minibus services from close by. The stunning surrounding countryside provides a vast range of sporting and recreational activities. Plumpton Racecourse is within the village, and the village activities include rugby, football, cricket, and tennis teams, and many others with matches and activities throughout the year. Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly showground and Brighton are all within easy reach. The local footpaths provide a vast network of stunning walks many leading towards the beautiful South Downs National Park. There are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby including Mid Sussex, Piltdown, Royal Ashdown and the East Sussex National courses, as well as reservoirs for water sports.
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