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A SUBSTANTIAL HOME IN AN ELEGANT EARLY VICTORIAN COUNTRY HOUSE SET IN BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED GARDENS AND GROUNDS.

THE PROPERTY

Wye House is a superb family home, forming a major portion of Courtlands, an elegant early Victorian country house which was converted into eight properties. Situated on the Southwest corner, Wye House has many period features including high ceilings, large sash windows, picture rails and deep set skirting boards, typical of the period. Entered via its own impressive entrance hall on the ground floor, with stairs leading up to the conservatory, currently used as a dining room and enjoying fabulous views over the surrounding grounds. Doors off this lead to a private roof terrace, creating a wonderful spot for entertaining and enjoying the views. There is a large kitchen/breakfast room with space for a large kitchen table, a good range of fitted cabinets and appliances. There are glazed interior doors which lead to the double aspect drawing room with working fireplace and delightful southerly views. On the opposite side of the generous hallway are five bedrooms, three with fitted storage, two with basins, a bathroom and a shower room. There is plenty of cupboard space on the landing, which leads to the rear entrance and fire escape. Courtlands is approached by a sweeping gravel drive, and Wye House has allocated parking immediately outside the property and a single garage located in the block of four. The residents of Courtlands enjoy shared use of the delightful private landscaped gardens and grounds. A formal lawn extends to the south, beyond which are outstanding views over the countryside and the South Downs. Situated on the outskirts of Sharpthorne, West Sussex in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, the village has a shop and cafe and nearby West Hoathly has a primary school, various village sports clubs, two pubs (The Cat and The Fox) and Gravetye Manor country house hotel with its Michelin-starred restaurant. East Grinstead is nearby and offers more extensive shopping while there is good access locally to the motorway network. The mainline stations at East Grinstead and Haywards Heath offer direct services to London, Victoria, Blackfriars and London Bridge. The A23 is nearby and offers direct access to the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and the South Coast. The surrounding countryside provides a vast range of sporting and recreational activities. Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly Showground and Plumpton Racecourse are all within reach. The local footpaths provide a vast network of stunning walks and there are numerous excellent golf courses nearby. The Ashdown Forest is easily accessible. There are many highly renowned schools in the area both state and private including West Hoathly CEP school, Michael Hall (Rudolph Steiner), Oathall Community College, Warden Park and Haywards Heath College. The local Prep schools Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Ardingly Prep and Brambletye are superb, as are Ardingly College, Worth Abbey, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College and Burgess Hill Girls. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.