Believed to date from the 19th century, Sleepy Hollow is built in the typical Surrey/Sussex border style, with brick, stone and tile hung elevations, under a plain tiled and gabled roof. The property has been enlarged and upgraded over the years and, further enhanced in recent years, Sleepy Hollow now offers a bright, spacious and beautifully presented family home of generous proportions in the most idyllic yet convenient of locations
Key features of the property include the impressive inner reception hall that leads to a stylishly comfortable, split-level drawing room, with carved stone fireplace. A balustrade and steps lead to the lower level where fullheight leaded light windows and French doors draw the eye to extensive garden and woodland views. Also off the main reception hall, steps lead down to an impressive and elegant double height dining room, with its moulded ceiling.
Whilst Sleepy Hollow is ideally suited to formal entertaining, the spacious and well-appointed kitchen/ breakfast room, with its AGA and generous proportions, provides the perfect situation for relaxed family living. First floor accommodation comprises a superbly bright and spacious master suite, with extensive fitted storage, luxuriously appointed bathroom and French doors opening onto a balcony from which beautiful garden and rural views may be enjoyed. There is also a generous guest suite, comprising two bedrooms and a bathroom, which is accessed via a separate staircase. Four further bedrooms and two family bathrooms complete the arrangements.
Gardens and Grounds
Sleepy Hollow is approached from the lane via electrically operated double gates leading to a tarmacadam forecourt, with central island and an adjoining three bay detached timber garage. An area of lawn in front of the house is planted with spring bulbs and surrounded by clipped laurel hedges. Paved paths lead to the rear of the house where a full width stone paved terrace provides the ideal situation for relaxation or summer dining, with shade provided by a vine clad timber pergola. In front of the drawing room, an area of formal knot garden has been planted with neatly clipped box hedges and paths of gravel and herringbone bricks.
Extensive and immaculately tended lawns extend away from the house with mixed borders of shrubs and herbaceous planting along the edges. To the East of the house there is also an enclosed vegetable plot with a number of fenced beds and an attractive Victorian style greenhouse. Beyond the lawns there is an enclosed swimming pool, with paved surround, and adjoining pool house/games room, whilst, a short distance across the lawns, there is also an all-weather tennis court. The remainder of the grounds comprise well-maintained light woodland, with a number of pretty paths, a mass of spring bulbs and a meandering stream. The entire property is surrounded by a backdrop of mature trees.
Porch, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, library and 2 studies, lower hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, laundry room and 2 cloakrooms, master suite, with balcony, 6 further bedrooms and 3 further bath/shower rooms. Detached triple garage, greenhouse and garden machinery store, swimming pool, pool house and plant room, tennis court, landscaped gardens, vegetable garden and woodland, in about 15.3 acres.View payable Stamp Duty for this property