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Impressive country house in East Sussex

Purple Ridge is a property which has parts dating back as far as 1883, but which was much more recently designed and extended in 2009 by local East Sussex architect Stephen Langer. The house now offers well presented versatile accommodation including high ceilings, multi-panelled sash windows and underfloor heating throughout much of the house.

Three attractive reception rooms comprise a handsome drawing room, dining room with open fireplace and a pretty family/sitting room with bespoke bookshelves, all of which have French doors opening onto the veranda. The kitchen is a practical but sociable space with a central island and a useful breakfast bar.

The six bedrooms (two en-suite) are located on the first floor; the master bedroom suite enjoys a double aspect looking out over the countryside beyond. Bedroom four has access to an attic which has power and light.

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The house sits in around 3.6 acres and the gardens and grounds comprise lawns, a covered well, wildflower areas and raised vegetable beds. A substantial loggia behind the house provides outdoor entertaining space, as does the childrens’ play area. The property also benefits from commoners rights on the forest which can including collecting firewood and grazing.

Purple Ridge is located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty next to the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, just over two miles from Hartfield, which has good local shops and pubs. East Grinstead is just over five miles for more comprehensive amenities.

The guide price is £1,650,000. For further information please contact 01892 515 035 or visit

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