Ashdown Priory East Sussex, TN3

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An imposing grade II listed home nestled in undulating Sussex countryside. Set within 27 acres of grounds including two lakes and a wood.

Set back behind private gates and approached via a single track driveway, the property’s immaculate facade gives an indication of the extensive renovation works which have transformed the house from an almost derelict pile to the exceptional family home it is today.

Arranged over three floors, this home is approx 8,000 sq ft in total and boasts six bedrooms all en-suite, a gym, three reception rooms, a large dining room and open plan kitchen and breakfast room. The impressive entrance hall has a large format checkerboard floor made from highly polished stone, and high ceilings with exposed oak beams.

All of the ground floor rooms are centred around the entrance hall, with the exception of the study. Original features have been retained where possible, and the designers have been able to achieve an elegant mix of old and new. The drawing room is a dramatic, dark painted panelled room with intricate plasterwork ceiling.

The family living room is a large space with a study area to the far end. A huge open fireplace is the central focus of the room.

The kitchen and breakfast room benefits from a concealed pantry and separate prep kitchen, allowing the design of the main kitchen to remain a minimal design with only base units and a large island. The breakfast room opens directly out to a large terrace.

The formal dining room can seat 18 and thanks to the large windows it is a bright room which really showcases the vast ceiling height.

To the first floor are three bedrooms and the gym. The master suite features a beautiful vaulted ceiling, large dressing area, and fabulous bathroom with huge freestanding bath. The second floor has three further bedrooms.

Outside is a large paved terrace area overlooking the front lawns. Surrounding the house are further areas laid to lawn, and two large lakes. A private track leads through the woods on the opposite side of the lakes which opens to an open field which can be utilised for further parking in the dry weather.

 

The granary, which is also on-site is currently undergoing renovation.

The location house is 2 hours drive from central London, or 1.5 hrs by train to Cowden.

 

 

 

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