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Streeters Rough, Chelwood Gate, RH17

Guide price £2,500,000


6 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: MSX230009



Reapyears Corner is a beautifully presented country house set in just over 3 acres of sweeping gardens and grounds, with stunning southerly panoramic views of the South Downs. This is a wonderful family home on the outskirts of Chelwood Gate offering over 4400 square feet of accommodation and has been extensively extended and upgraded by the current owners to create the incredible family home it is today. It is believed Reapyears Corner dates from the late Victorian period with later additions and has been significantly remodelled by the owners. The accommodation is perfectly laid out for both formal entertaining and family life, with large, bespoke French doors and windows, offering incredible views across the south facing gardens to the South Downs. The property is entered through a covered porch into a large entrance hall laid with antique French flagstones and staircase leading up to the first floor. Off the hall is a large double aspect sitting room with wall mounted wood burning stove and enormous windows offering views to the south. There are French doors leading out to the large, paved terrace, which runs across the width of the house and is perfectly suited for entertaining large numbers of guests. On the other side of the entrance hall is a large, light and airy kitchen with painted fitted units, an oil fired two oven Aga, large preparation island, space for a large kitchen table and seating and a wall mounted wood burning stove. Again, there are French doors leading out onto the southerly terrace and plenty of windows offering natural light and a superb sense of space. Off the kitchen there is also a formal dining room, with ample room for additional storage and shelves. There is a large, double aspect study/office off the hallway, with fitted bookcases, shelves and desk, a well-appointed utility room and a cloakroom complete the downstairs accommodation. The staircase leads to the first-floor landing, which is light and airy. Off the landing is the principal bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and walk-in his and hers dressing room and two pairs of French doors leading out onto a south facing balcony. There are a further five bedrooms and a large family bathroom. All the rooms offer spectacular vistas across the gardens and grounds of the property. Reapyears Corner is set down a private lane on the edge of the village of Chelwood Gate, East Sussex and the Ashdown Forest. Driving down the lane and then entering the driveway you are unaware of the treat in store, as the woods and trees clear you are immediately drawn to the side of the house, whereby across the gardens to the south are the most spectacular views of the South Downs. The property has been re-imagined with the view in mind and the main living, kitchen and dining rooms have large windows to appreciate the view of the English countryside. Across the southern end of the property is a large, paved terrace, which has been used for entertaining a large number of guests. There is a heated swimming pool to the west of the terrace as well as a hot tub and to the east of the terrace is the hard tennis court. The house is perfectly suited for family life. There are several stables, pole barn and a disused sand school, which could easily be reinstated. Opposite is also a paddock with a practise cricket track laid with artificial turf. To the north of the property is a one-acre field and more loose boxes (available by seperate agreement). There is an open-plan annex with kitchen, sitting area, bed and bathroom, currently used as a B&B. The gardens and grounds are extensive, offering raised beds and a greenhouse, beautiful herbaceous and perennial borders and many specimen trees. Reapyears Corner is situated off a private shared track on the edge of the village of Chelwood Gate and the Ashdown Forest, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outdoor pursuits available include horse riding and golf, there are also many footpaths and bridlepaths across the countryside and within walking distance of two good local pubs. Comprehensive shopping can be found in Haywards Heath (8.4 miles) and East Grinstead (7 miles). Further shopping and an excellent range of leisure and entertainment is on offer in Tunbridge Wells (14 miles) and Brighton (22 miles). There are mainline rail services from Haywards Heath and East Grinstead to London Bridge and Victoria. There are many highly regarded state and independent schools in the area; Danehill and Horsted Keynes Primary schools, Cumnor House, Brambletye and Great Walstead Prep schools, Michael Hall School, Ardingly College and Worth, Chailey and Warden Park Secondary schools. Local Authority: Wealden District Council Rates Band: H EPC: D