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Brook House, Hammingden Lane, Ardingly, RH17

Guide price £1,500,000

4 Beds 2 Receptions

REF: MSX220060

A significant and beautifully presented portion of a striking Victorian manor house.

THE PROPERTY

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. This wonderful 4-bedroom property forms a substantial part of this historic property and provides grand and well presented accomodation arranged over three floors. The property benefits from its own private entrance and direct access to it's own beautiful private lawned garden. The property has a fabulous sense of light and space, with high ceilings throughout and a glorious kitchen/dining area, with built in oak island and a four oven aga, perfect for formal and casual entertaining. The accommodation comprises private entrance and an inviting snug which leads through to the superb kitchen and drawing room. On the first floor are four bedrooms, two with ensuites which are beautfiully appointed. The basement comprises a study/dark room and lends itself to being adapted to various uses such as a games room/bar or cinema. 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.