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Property DetailsBelmont House is a magnificent Georgian house, with later additions, and is mentioned in Nikolaus Pevsner’s "The Buildings of England" series. The property is exquisitely presented, and has a wonderful sense of light and space, with some glorious far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside towards the South Downs.The house retains many features characteristic of the period, including some fine fireplaces in the reception rooms, moulded cornices, window shutters, sash windows and some stone floors. The interiors of the house have been refurbished by John Minshaw Designs.Other features include two murals by the well-known endangered bird artist Emma Faull, one in the conservatory and another in the pool house, a luxurious range of bespoke oak units with granite work tops, two Sub Zero fridge/freezers and a six oven Aga in the kitchen, electrified picture rails and underfloor heating in the conservatory, kitchen, breakfast room and the bathrooms. There is also satellite T.V., a music system on the ground floor and extensive Cat 5 wiring.The well-arranged reception rooms are ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining, and are complemented over the first and second floors by a particularly spacious principal suite, which includes a balcony, two further suites, four further bedrooms and a further bathroom. From many of the principal rooms there is a beautiful outlook over the exceptional gardens and grounds, and surrounding countryside beyond. Incorporated within the house, and approached via a secondary staircase is a one bedroom apartment, which provides ideal accommodation for staff.The Coach HouseAttached to the southern side of the main house, and approached from either the courtyard or the walled garden, The Coach House provides excellent secondary accommodation for extended family, guests or staff, and is beautifully presented with an exceptional outlook over the walled garden.The Gardener’s CottageApproached from a spur of the main entrance drive, The Gardene’s Cottage provides a well-arranged single storey two bedroom accommodation with its own area of parking.Belmont House is approached from the lane via electrically operated entrance gates, which give way to a sweeping drive, which leads through the grounds up to the house. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, and have been meticulously planned and beautifully landscaped and planted over the years.Adjacent to the conservatory, there is a wide stone terrace which has a lovely outlook over the grounds with glimpses of the South Downs. To one side of the terrace there is aparterre, and a door gives access to the spectacular walled garden which incorporates a greenhouse. The planting scheme within the walled garden was designed by Anthony Paul Landscape Design.The gardens and grounds incorporate two picturesque ponds, a rhododendron walk, a sitting area enclosed by a circular yew hedge and cream, white, blue and pink herbaceous borders. To the rear of the house is a beautiful walled stone and brick paved courtyard, which is approached from the entrance drive by a pair of oak gates, and provides an ideal sheltered area for alfresco dining.Beyond the walled garden is the pool house and swimming pool, which has an electrically operated cover, and beyond the swimming pool is the all-weather tennis court.Adjacent to the entrance drive and attached to the main house by a covered walkway is a substantial brick and tile building providing a workshop, gardener’s w.c. and garaging for three cars. Located on the first floor is a large gymnasium. Some distance to the east of the house is a weather board and tile building providing garaging for three further cars. Beyond the tennis court is the paddock.
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Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at East Hoathly, Lewes offers ten bedrooms. The property is currently availible at $5,474,984.
This property is presented by James Mackenzie of Strutt & Parker headquartered in England.