Lovers of the contemporary will appreciate this stunning ‘A’ rated eco-home set in a fabulous rural position in 11⁄2 acres overlooking Weirwood Reservoir and close to Ashdown Forest. Arrive through the lane a five bar electric gate, with a further set of double gates opening onto the drive that sweeps up to a spacious parking area and garage.
This fabulous ‘A’ rated energy efficient eco-home has many striking and unique features that resulted in it being “Highly Commended” by The Sussex Heritage Trust’s 2016 Design Excellence Awards. The property has a locally quarried sandstone plinth with Sweet Chestnut cladding above, triple glazed windows and a roof partly made of bespoke zinc with photovoltaic solar panels and partly a Sedum living roof. An air source heat pump regulates the underfloor heating throughout and automated roof lights control the temperature and air quality.
Double front doors open into a spacious hall with large sliding glass doors at the far end. The whole of the interior has been designed with extensive glazing all around to take full advantage of the wonderful views, with vaulted ceilings to optimise light and space and numerous technological features to ensure comfort, economy and ease of living. A cupboard off the hall houses the entertainment systems for the home and next to this is a well-appointed cloakroom.
At the heart of the home is a spec_tacular, open plan kitchen, dining and family room with a polished concrete floor, large glazed sliding doors onto the terrace and an expanse of windows with remote control blinds, surround sound system and Lutron Grafik Eye lighting. The kitchen area has modern fitted units including an island with a breakfast bar. The utility room is also well-appointed with fitted units and a stainless steel butler’s sink. In the sitting area is a wall-mounted Hwam wood burning stove with a log store below and a large built-in Samsung TV.
From the hall a central corridor leads to the rest of the house. The master bedroom is a wonderful size with fitted wardrobes, mirrors, patio doors, electric blinds and a beautifully appointed en suite shower room. There is a stunning family bathroom with a freestanding contemporary bath and walk-in shower and four further bedrooms.
Twin electric roller doors open into the substantial garage, which has automated lighting, underfloor heating and sliding glazed doors to the side where there is a further covered parking area adjoining the house. An outbuilding for garden equipment is also clad in Sweet Chestnut and has a Sedum roof.
The garden lies mainly to the south and west, bordered by post and rail fencing and has panoramic views across the adjoining countryside and Weirwood Reservoir. Paths run along the north and south sides of the property extending into a large terraced seating area to the west. There is extensive exterior lighting to illuminate the house and features within the garden. Beyond the garden is a paddock area with footings built for a stable block.