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Ratcliffe House, Cuckfield

Ratcliffe House, Cuckfield - Credit: Archant

Sussex boasts many beautiful and desirable properties. If you can afford it, it could be yours. If not, read on regardless, it’s time to dream!

Situated in a sought-after private road in Cuckfield, Ratcliffe House is an exceptional and beautifully designed new home inspired by the traditional Sussex farmhouse, with oak beams and whitewashed, brick and tile-hung elevations. Built using locally sourced materials, and positioned to make the most of the superb southerly views across the surrounding countryside to the South Downs, it cleverly mixes classic vernacular character with contemporary living. Fittings have been chosen with care, and the house has been finished to a very high specification. The property has underfloor heating and Lutron lighting throughout, an integrated sound system in the principal rooms, all managed by a Control 4 touch screen system. The spacious interior is classically decorated with great style including limestone floors, hand-crafted oak staircases, oak doors and oak-framed windows.

The 7,080 sq ft of accommodation is arranged over three floors; briefly comprising a vaulted reception hall, three reception rooms, a superb kitchen/breakfast/living room, a utility room and cloakroom.

On the first floor there are stunning master bedroom and guest bedroom suites, three further bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom.

The lower ground floor has an air- conditioned cinema room with Blu-Ray/DVD surround sound with built-in projector, an air-conditioned gym with integrated sound, an impressive games room, office/study/bedroom six, shower room and storage rooms.

The property is beautifully set in its own grounds with the front garden enclosed by hedging and wrought iron electronic gates which open to a circular drive with parking area and a detached triple garage with storage over. The large south-facing rear garden is mainly laid to lawn; there is a large elevated upper terrace enclosed by glass panels, with a central sweeping staircase leading to the lower terrace and lawns. The terrace has magnificent views across the garden to the South Downs beyond. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with established trees and shrubs planted in the borders. The lower level of the garden, bordered by a hedge, would be a suitable site for a tennis court, subject to any necessary consents.

For further details please contact Savills, Haywards Heath on 01444 446000. haywardsheath@savills.com

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