Guide Price £1,250,000
Crowborough, East Sussex
* Substantial Victorian Family House * Semi-Rural Edge of Town Location * Secluded & Peaceful Plot of Approx. 1 Acre * Retains Original Period Features * Flexible Accommodation Over 3 Floors * Six Double Bedrooms * Formal Living, Drawing & Dining Rooms * Large Kitchen & Breakfast Room * En-Suite to Master Bedroom * Occupied by the Current Owners for 39 Years *
DESCRIPTION We are pleased to offer to the market 'Tinkerpot Place' which is set in a tranquil semi-rural location with views over the surrounding countryside. This substantial Victorian residence, dating back to 1890, is set on the edge of the thriving town of Crowborough. The current owners have lived in this family home for 39 years; which is a testament to how flexible it has been for them considering the changes over time in their family dynamics. The house is set in the middle of a plot measuring approx. 1 acre and is reached via a sweeping drive which continues round the house with ample parking to one side. The grounds are screened from the road by a variety of mature shrubs and trees, allowing every member of the family to enjoy the garden in privacy. This quintessential double fronted English home is arranged over three floors and offers six bedrooms, four reception rooms and four bathrooms ensuring that everyone has their own space!
Upon entry to the house you are immediately struck by the proportions of this grand home. Passing through the porch you enter the hallway which runs the full depth of the house. Victorian cornicing is to be expected, and the polished quarry tiled floor and fine staircase sets the scene for what is to come.
Being a 'square house' there are four reception rooms, one in each corner of the ground floor. To begin on the left: the drawing room is a great size and benefits from a bay window overlooking the front and a smaller window to the side; as well as further cornicing and picture rails, an attractive fireplace with stone surround occupies a central position in the room.
Behind the drawing room at the rear of the house sits the formal dining room: a comfortable space in which to entertain family and friends on those special occasions; natural light flows through the sash windows overlooking the rear and side, and in the winter a fire can also be lit in the original fireplace. The other two reception rooms are on the other side of the hallway.
From the dining room you pass by the cloakroom to the left and also stairs down to the cellar; this is quite substantial and being dry has proved a very useful storage space, in addition the gas boiler is housed here. The breakfast room and kitchen occupy the far right corner of the house and has really become the hub of the home, a great space for everyday living. We have everything you would expect from a modern kitchen with a degree of separation for your utilities, a door also leads out to the rear gardens. The Breakfast Room is a great family space offering extensive views via the large sash window.
A door leads from the breakfast room to the sitting room at the front of the house, completing the 'four corners'. Again, a bay window overlooks the front of the house, and whilst slightly smaller than the formal drawing room back across the hallway, it is still ample space to retire to at the end of the evening.
To the first floor we have three large bedrooms: the principal bedroom suite occupies the right half of the house; sash windows overlook the front garden and the side, plus there is access to a dressing area with built in wardrobes before reaching the en-suite which benefits from 'his and hers' sinks, a shower over bath and views to the rear. On the opposite side of the landing sit two further double bedrooms, both with windows to the side and sash windows overlooking either the front or rear. Wash hand basins currently occupy both of these bedrooms, so it is feasible to consider an additional en suite for both rooms, however there is a complete family bathroom just at the top of the stairs. In addition, accessible from the first floor landing, a pretty south facing balcony stretches the full width of the house, a marvellous place to watch over the front lawn.
On the top floor you will find three further double bedrooms, two with views to the south and the other with views to the rear. A bathroom and a shower room both with WC's complement these bedrooms. There is endless amounts of eaves storage providing plentiful accessible solutions for your suitcases and Christmas decorations. This is in addition to fitted wardrobes in every bedroom on all floors. The insulated loft is part boarded with two access points.
Outside, the house is set in outstanding park-like gardens with wide expanses of sweeping lawns on the south side flanked by wonderful banks of rhododendrons. To the rear there are further areas of lawn all well screened by a variety of trees on the outer boundaries. There is also a substantial brick built outbuilding with power and lights and a greenhouse, all in just under an acre.
Crowborough is a town in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. It is situated in the Weald, at the edge of Ashdown Forest, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding National Beauty. It is 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Royal Tunbridge Wells and 35 miles (56 km) south of London. It has road and rail links and is served by a town council. It is the most populous inland town in East Sussex, with over 20,000 people.
The main road through Crowborough is the A26, which runs through the centre of the town. From Crowborough, the A26 runs north-east to Mereworth via Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. To the south, it runs to Newhaven, via Uckfield and Lewes.
Two B roads run through the town. The B2100 starts at the junction with the A26 (Crowborough Cross) and runs east to Lamberhurst via Jarvis Brook, Rotherfield, Mark Cross and Wadhurst. The B2157 Green Lane is a short link between Steel Cross and Crowborough Hill, within the town.
Crowborough railway station is located in Jarvis Brook at the bottom of Crowborough Hill. Trains provide a direct link with London Bridge, and to Victoria via East Croydon. The journey time to London Bridge is approximately one hour.
A regular, frequent bus service passes through the town, linking it with Brighton and Tunbridge Wells.
Crowborough has one secondary school, Beacon Academy, six primary schools; Ashdown Primary, High Hurstwood Church of England, Jarvis Brook County Primary, St Johns Church of England, St Mary's Roman Catholic, Sir Henry Fermor Church of England and Grove Park Special School. And two independent preparatory schools.
- Substantial Victorian Family House
- Semi-Rural Edge of Town Location
- Retains Original Period Features
- Secluded & Peaceful Plot of Approx. 1 Acre
- Flexible Accommodation Over 3 Floors
- Six Double Bedrooms
- Formal Living, Drawing & Dining Rooms
- Large Kitchen & Breakfast Room
- En-Suite to Master Bedroom
- Occupied By The Current Owners for 39 Years