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She's sitting pretty in the heart of the Ashdown Forest. Time for you and me to start crushing big-time on this lovely part of the Sussex / Kent borders. But how much is this property worth?

Have you been to the Ashdown Forest? It’s an absolutely stunning ancient, open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

But let’s not simply walk the dogs there. Let’s live there! C’mon, time for you and me to start crushing big-time on this lovely part of the Sussex / Kent borders, just south of Tunbridge Wells.

Let’s look around. And then see if you can guess what she’s worth.

Hillside Farm (I know I’m sold already, right?) is tucked away down a private lane in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, enjoying wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, so we’re talking wonderful walking and riding country here.

She’s a beaut and a biggie – spacious accommodation extends to over 3,500 square feet – and exquisitely modernised and extended into a characterful family home with that wonderful mix of period features and modern luxuries we know you love.

Downstairs there’s three Reception Rooms, including a vaulted Drawing Room, an impressive Kitchen/Breakfast Room and that all-imporant Utility and Cloakroom/Boot Room. There’s underfloor heating in the Drawing Room, Hall and Kitchen. Have a look…

The Impressive vaulted Drawing Room with Jotul wood burning stove and bespoke shelves boasts double doors onto a gorgeous terrace. It’s a house that has entertaining written all over – not literally (obvs!) – with each room flowing into the next.

Upstairs, you’ll find 4 Double Bedrooms, 2 with en-suites and there’s a further bathroom too. The magnificent master bedroom suite includes a dressing room as well as the luxury ensuite – all with wonderful views out over the gardens.

Outside, there’s also plenty of space. The beautifully designed garden with well stocked colourful beds and borders and a wide expanse of lawn including a broad paved terrace along the back of the house and a pergola covered dining/seating terrace overlooking the gardens – where we’ll be throwing our parties obviously. There’s a detached double garage, (where the kids can have their parties).

I’ve mentioned the seclusion and setting of this property, but I’ll hammer it home. We’re down a private lane in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, people!

So, do you need any further clues to guess the price? How about the fact it’s just 17 miles from Gatwick airport with lots of top sports facilities and schools in the area. For shopping you’ve got Hartfield, Forest Row and East Grinstead or Tunbridge Wells. And for dining you’ll want to take me to Gravetye Manor with its Michelin Star restaurant, thank you very much.

So got your guesstimate? Go see if you were close.

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