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AN EXCEPTIONALLY ELEGANT FAMILY HOME DATING FROM THE LATE VICTORIAN PERIOD WITH AN ANNEX, GYM/HOME OFFICE AND A SEPARATE COACH HOUSE, STANDING IN OVER 7 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS BORDERING ASHDOWN FOREST WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS.

THE PROPERTY

Chelwood Corner is a classic and well-proportioned Victorian house which is believed to date from 1870 with a later addition dating from the 1930s. This beautiful house has been painstakingly restored by the current owners and offers elegant proportions throughout with a wonderful sense of light and space, with high ceilings, numerous stunning fireplaces and large windows taking maximum advantage of the extraordinary southerly views. From the entrance vestibule double doors lead through to the generous panelled entrance hall, from which a wide opening leads into the welcoming and grand dining hall, also panelled with a glazed door giving direct access to the terrace and an impressive turned oak staircase with a floor to ceiling feature window. In addition, there is a lovely formal drawing room with a wide bay window with a window seat, an impressive 32 foot sitting/games room with an incredible original fireplace, a well-proportioned study together with a generous playroom and family room. A real feature of the property is the superb kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a beautiful range of painted and walnut units with a four-oven electric AGA and limestone floor with underfloor heating. The ground floor accommodation is ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining and is perfectly arranged for modern family life. Arranged over the first floor is a grand principal suite, comprising bedroom, dressing room (with doors to a south facing balcony) and a luxuriously appointed bathroom. In addition, there are two further bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, two additional bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second floor provides four bedrooms and two extra bath/shower rooms. The house benefits from a secondary staircase and therefore the layout lends itself to utilise the second floor as an annex for ancillary accommodation within the main house. During the restoration of the house the owners paid careful attention to retain and restore the original features, whilst at the same time being mindful of generating energy from renewable sources and as such both ground and air source heat pumps have been installed. In addition, the windows are double glazed all helping to provide efficiency and comfort. The property also features full fibre broadband. Chelwood Corner is set down a private driveway on the edge of the Ashdown Forest and the village of Chelwood Gate. The private entrance drive leads to a stone archway through which electrically operated entrance gates open to an impressive courtyard bordered on one side by the main house and on the other side by The Well House. The courtyard has been beautifully landscaped and features carefully planted perennial borders. To one end of the courtyard is a substantial gym/home office with a beautiful wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and stunning southerly views. Beyond this building is the substantial detached former Coach House which provides garaging and storage. Running along the rear and southern side of the house is a wide paved terrace which is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining whilst enjoying the stunning views. From the terrace steps lead down to the formal gardens which have been beautifully replanted and are arranged as a number of wide lawned terraces. On the lower terrace is a heated swimming pool installed in circa 2021 and is set into a wide stone terrace. The remainder of the grounds are laid to sweeping expanses of lawn bordered by mature banks of rhododendrons and azaleas which beautifully screen the astro-turf tennis court from the house. The entire boundary of the property has been fully deer fenced and in part is fenced with handsome estate fencing and bordering the gardens to the south is the property's paddock. The gardens, ground and land at Chelwood Corner provide a stunning and secluded setting for this incredible country house set in over 7 acres. Chelwood Corner occupies a very special, quiet and private elevated position on the edge of the village of Chelwood Gate and immediately adjoining Ashdown Forest. The forest comprises approximately six thousand acres of superb walking and riding countryside and forms part of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly Showground and Plumpton are all within easy reach and there are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby and reservoirs for water sports. 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 is an excellent range of educational facilities locally both in the private and state sectors. Private schools include Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Roedean and Burgess Hill Girls. Local Authority: Wealden District Council