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This property's price has dropped from £2,300,000 to Guide Price £2,100,000.
Keepers Cottage is a stunning Sussex style family home that is situated in an idyllic and rural location but still offering superb communications to schools and transport links. The property sits in an enviable and extensive plot with the house sitting in approximately 3.495 hectares (8.636 acres). Located off High Beeches Lane down a country track you enter the property via electric double gates that lead you to the driveway with ample parking for several cars. To the right of the driveway is a very attractive 3 bay garage with two open bays and one with doors. Stairs lead you up to a good sized room which is currently used
as storage but STNC could be converted into ancillary accommodation.
The property has been extensively refurbished and extended by the current owners and offers a plethora of living and entertaining space spanning to 5248 sq ft. Exact sizes and layout can be seen on the floor plan but a brief description of the accommodation as follows; On entering the property you are greeted by a superb reception hall which is extremely spacious and flooded with natural sunlight due to the clever design by the
current owners of large roof lights. Most of the downstairs, bar the bedroom, study and sitting room have Travertine flooring with under floor heating. The property has been designed for family living yet also offering superb rooms for entertaining. A large media room is to the front of the house with bi fold doors that open up to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room sits at the heart of the house with ample unit and work space
including a central island for relaxed seating and a further breakfast area with a large table for all of the family. The kitchen was designed by CW Collier & Sons with Corian worktops incorporating three integrated sinks one with an Olympus tri flow tap with a built in water filter. The built in appliances are all Neff and include, five zone induction hob, integrated fridge and separate freezer, two ovens, combi steam oven, microwave, two warming drawers and two dishwashers.
French doors open through to the dining room which really is a superb room of considerable size allowing dining for at least 14 guests. With bi fold doors that lead out to the newly laid terrace and pool area this really does make for an ideal room for entertaining both in the winter and summer months. The sitting room leads off the dining room making it a great room for pre dinner drinks but is also designed with comfort in mind with a log burning fire and plenty of space for relaxing. Incorporated on the ground floor is a guest bedroom with a shower room that is intended to be a suite on its own, there is also a large wine room in the lobby here. There is a further good sized study, very large utility room with built in cupboards, two further storage rooms and a
downstairs cloakroom on this floor.
To the first floor the master bedroom suite lies to the East of the house with a walk in dressing room and large en suite with separate shower, bath and two basins. French doors open out to the roof terrace. There is another bedroom with an en suite shower room and then a further four bedrooms which are serviced by two further bathrooms - totalling six bedrooms on the first floor.
Situated on the rural outskirts of Handcross about 0.7 of a mile north of the village with its local shops and amenities and just 1 mile from the A23 providing direct access to the motorway network and Gatwick International Airport (10 miles). Commuting to London is very accessible with Three Bridges being only 6 miles away, providing a large car park and frequent trains to London Bridge and Victoria. The towns of Crawley (6
miles), Haywards Heath (7.5 miles) and Horsham (8 miles) are within easy reach, all of which offer a wide range of shops, a leisure complex, a mainline station and good schools catering for all ages. The city of Brighton is lies about 19 miles to the south providing a wide range of entertainment facilities, large selection of restaurants and a comprehensive
shopping centre. There are golf courses nearby at Mannings Heath, Cuckfield, Pease Pottage and Haywards Heath. The area is renowned for the standard of its schooling in both the private and state sectors with Handcross Park School being just down the road and further a field is Cumnor House, Ardingly, Ashdown House, Great Walstead, Hurst College and Brighton College.
The house itself sits in superb plot extending to 8.636 acres this is part garden and part fields which is ideal for children to explore and for dogs to run around. This area incorporates the newly refurbished swimming pool and terrace. The swimming pool is now fitted with a brand new fully automatic safety cover which is extremely re assuring for any family looking to buy the property. There is a fantastic and extremely attractive pool house which incorporates changing
rooms a shower room and gym. The doors from the gym fully open so this would also double up as a great party room in the summer months. There is a large extra storage room to the rear which is ideal for sit on tractors and other such equipment.
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