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Period style house in the Ashdown Forest

Shepherds Folly is a substantial country property built in 2003, with an attractive external rendered elevation under a mainly pitched tiled roof. Inside, the property provides elegant accommodation over two floors including the wide entrance hall, which opens onto the sitting room, which in turn has grand views out towards the Ashdown Forest. The library has an attractive fireplace, as does the double-aspect drawing room, which also offers garden views. The dining room benefits from sash windows and the kitchen/breakfast room is very spacious and has glazed doors out to the gardens.

A bifurcating staircase leads to the first floow via a galleried landing/study area, from where glazed doors lead out to a balcony. The principal suite is located on the first floor, as are the three further bedroom suites; an attic store room is also a useful feature.

Outside, landscaped gardens lie to the west of the property with a formal six parterre knot garden. Beyond is a wildflower meadow with a grass path leading to the orchard, and beyond here again is the kitchen garden. The grounds come to around 1.7 acres.

The house also enjoys Commoner’s Rights over the Ashdown Forest.

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Shepherd’s Folly lies less than half a mile from the small hamlet of Coleman’s Hatch, which has a chuch and a popular pub. The pretty village of Hartfield is just over two miles to the north east, and Forest Row is just two miles, and has an excellent range of shops and facilities.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01273 475 411 or visit

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