- A stunning five bedroom detached family house
- Tucked away off a quiet country lane with spectacular far reaching views
- Scope to extend and modernise STPP
- Detached quadruple garage and shed with power supply
- Extensive south facing garden of around an acre
- NO CHAIN
- VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Enjoying spectacular southerly views and conveniently located between Stonegate, Etchingham and Ticehurst, is this substantial detached family home, offering considerable scope for modernisation, enlargement or indeed redevelopment, subject to any necessary consents, offering five bedrooms, three bathrooms, open plan sitting/dining room, conservatory, study, kitchen/breakfast room and utility room, ample parking, a detached quadruple garage and around an acre of gardens.
Shortridge House offers an exciting proposition to purchase a substantial detached family house enjoying extensive gardens and wonderful views. Originally two cottages dating from the 1900s, they have been amalgamated into one large family home of some 2700 sq.ft. The house has been modified over time to enjoy large rooms and a flexible layout which could include a ground floor annex if required.
There is also huge potential to extend/modify or even redevelop completely, should one wish to do so, and subject to all the relevant permissions, of course.
One approaches the house via a gated and part-walled driveway, with gravel parking and turning area. A front door leads into an entrance hall, with a further door to the kitchen/breakfast room. This room is a good size, with terracotta tiled flooring and a range of cream coloured farmhouse style kitchen cupboards and drawers, tiled splash backs, worktops with integrated double sink with drainer, space for appliances, window and door to rear garden with far reaching views.
Off the kitchen is a useful utility room, with space for further appliances and a further door to the rear garden, matching tiled flooring and cupboards.
Double doors lead off the kitchen to a large dining room, now open to the sitting room beyond, with two windows to front, wooden flooring and a free standing wood burner between the two areas. The sitting room area enjoys a triple aspect, with windows to front, side and glass doors to the conservatory, which has a wonderful outlook across the garden and the views beyond.
To the other side of the kitchen is an area which could easily form a self-contained annex, currently comprising a small hallway, a family room/bedroom, with windows to front and side, an adjacent shower room, with windows to side, WC, basin, tiled shower, part tiled walls and floor. There is also a study to rear, enjoying the fabulous views.
Shortridge House has two stair cases, one from the small hallway off the kitchen, and the other from the sitting room.
The stairwell to the sitting room has a window to rear and provides access to a master bedroom, with dual aspect, including windows with the fabulous views, plus a fitted range of eaves wardrobes and door to the en-suite shower room, comprising a shower, WC, basin, with underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
A fifth bedroom links to a further bedroom and family bathroom, comprising a bath with tiled splash back, recessed lighting, WC and basin, wood flooring, with a window to front, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
From the fourth bedroom with fitted wardrobes, door leads to the second landing, with stairs to the inner hall. Off this landing is a second bedroom, with windows to side and rear, taking in the views, plus fitted wardrobes, and a fourth bedroom, again with the fabulous views.
Outside, the overall plot is believed to be in excess of an acre, with a private drive leading to the gates to the front parking area, with ample gravel parking and a small brick shed with power supply, and we know there is lapsed planning to add an Oak framed garage. Further down the drive is a detached quadruple garage/barn, measuring 10m x 7m, with two double doors to front and double doors to the rear garden, with power supply. There is ample scope to also convert this to a detached annex if necessary, subject to planning.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with fruit trees and an expanse of paving to the rear of the house, linking the kitchen and conservatory. From here the views stretch to beyond the boundary, over fields and woodland of the High Weald to the South West. By the garage, there are the original footings for former agricultural buildings, and an oak framed open 'Well House', measuring 7m x 7m, forming a charming folly, but offering further scope to form an office, or part of the garage, or simply enclose into a store.
Shortridge House is located in the lanes between the villages of Ticehurst, Stonegate and Etchingham, surrounded by farmland and woodland, and several footpaths.
Near by amenities can be found in Ticehurst, approximately 2 miles distant. Ticehurst is a lovely village with a thriving community. Amenities include a good range of local shops including The Bell Inn and two other public houses. Further amenities include, greengrocer, chemist, coffee shop, Indian restaurant, general store with Post Office and weekend fishmonger.
There is an Ofsted rated primary school and a range of sporting facilities. Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, an excellent children’s playground and a Community sports centre, as well as a fantastic golf club at Dale Hill.
There are also beautiful walks on the numerous footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross the area, the ever popular Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water Reservoir which offers sailing and other outdoor pursuits.
Etchingham is less than 2 miles distant in the other direction, and offers mainline services to London, an excellent local primary school, as well as Post Office, butchers and bistro.
Around 12 miles to the North is the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its fabulous shopping centres and restaurants, cafes, the beautiful Regency paved Pantiles area, theatres and various other leisure facilities. This town also has very high achieving grammar and comprehensive schools.
The A21 with access to the M25 is within 4 miles, and the coast at Eastbourne within 20 miles, Gatwick approximately 1 hours drive, and just over the hour to the Channel Tunnel.
LPG central heating, mains water and electricity, and private drainage system.
Council Tax Band: G