Built in the 1880's by Renowned Architect 'Bungalow' Briggs this exceptional and unique home is one of the last Indian Style Victorian bungalows remaining in the country and has been lovingly maintained and modernised retaining so much of its original character and charm. Set in the beautiful and exclusive private estate of Dorman's Park, surrounded by countryside and boasting an acre plot.
Set over two primary floors with an additional basement level the property offers 2706 sq ft of internal accommodation, with an additional 1016 sq ft comprising the basement. Originally used as servants quarters and now repurposed to provide a boiler room and partially renovated rooms with new ceilings and lighting this additional space could, with some further work be incorporated into the main footprint and living space of the home providing a gym, cinema and/or additional bedroom space should you wish.
The main entrance foyer is a beautiful space in its own right and leads to the spacious kitchen and dining room with a number of fitted appliances and stone worktops. We then move to the principal reception and sitting room which is a truly magnificent double height space with mezzanine level and oak panelling throughout leading to the large veranda which offers stunning views over the garden and woodland beyond. The veranda has been modernised with the glass and windows updated at no cost spared incorporating sliding doors whilst keeping the original style and framework. There is a sizeable office off the sitting room and then the master bedroom with its recently renovated en suite, finished to a very high standard. The second bedroom boasts an equally lovely en suite and the fourth bedroom is off the hall. The second floor provides the third bedroom which has an impressive view to the rear and a further bathroom, off a landing.
Externally the acre plot comprises as large gated carriage driveway with ample parking for numerous vehicles, two of which are shielded in the car port. There are various unique sections to the gardens, a side garden that provides a quiet retreat to the left, further seating and garden to the right, lawns on split levels and the impressive original Victorian fountain that has remained and could be restored to working condition. At the rear the property is backed by woodland and farmland beyond providing a very private setting.
Having been featured in the Daily Mail and on Phil Spencer's History of Britain in 100 Homes this really is a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of history set in beautiful countryside and a sought after private estate. We strongly advise your internal inspection to appreciate the property on offer.
Location: Dating back to the late 19th Century, Dormans Park is a private estate set in glorious countryside and is popular with commuters, having a footpath linking to the station which offers services to London Victoria in just over 50 minutes. The M25 or M23 are easily accessed and Gatwick Aiport is approximately 25 minutes drive away.
Shopping: The village of Dormansland has a post office and village store, as well as several popular country pubs. More comprehensive shopping can be found in Lingfield Village and East Grinstead.
Schools: Dormansland village has a pre-school and a primary school and there are several other highly regarded schools in the surrounding area including Brambletye Preparatory School in East Grinstead, Lingfield College independent school, Michael Hall (Steiner Waldorf) school in Forest Row, Caterham School, Worth School in Turners Hill and Hurst in Hurstpierpoint.
Leisure: Dormansland has its own cricket and tennis club and there are several sporting and recreational facilities in the area including golf at Chartham Park Golf and Country Club, The Royal Ashdown Forest and The Kent and Surrey Golf and Country Club; racing at Lingfield Park; riding and walking on the Ashdown Forest. The area boasts many popular restaurants, bars and cafe's in addition to many childrens activities.