Grade 1 Listed four bedroom house situated within a unique setting in Sussex home swap
Unique setting with pool. London accessible by train. Our semi-detatched four bedroom home is tucked away in the corner of a converted convent and benefits from 11 acres of communal grounds including a heated outdoor pool (summertime only), tennis courts and children's play area. The Chapel houses a snooker room (adults only), table tennis and badminton court to keep you entertained if the British weather lets you down.
Our house has a large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area and a garden room that looks out over our large private garden.
Surprisingly, we are only a few minutes walk from the town centre and nearby train station with its direct trains to London.
The Convent is historically interesting having been designed and built by the famous gothic revival architect George Edmund Street in the mid 1800's. His most famous work is the Royal Court of Justice in London and William Morris, a key member of the Arts and Crafts movement, studied under Street.
Cot and high chair available. Large mans, small ladies and two children's bikes, two kids scooters available for use. Tennis, table tennis, badminton equipment plus a large selection of footballs/ rugby balls!
About the location
Centrally located in the heart of the South East of England with excellent road and rail connections to make the best of all the area has to offer. East Grinstead is a pretty historic market town with many places of interest and a high street with the longest continuous line of Tudor buildings.
Airports: 15 mins from Gatwick, 1hr Heathrow, 1.5 hr Stanstead
Trains: London Victoria and London Bridge stations 1 hour with direct trains. Station is a 10 minute walk from the house.
South Coast: 1hr by road
M25 motorway: 15 minutes
Tunbridge Wells (30 mins)
Brighton (50 mins)
Three large supermarkets
Sports clubs - rugby, hockey, football, sailing, riding/trekking, mountain biking, fishing
Kids outdoor activity centres
Local hospital with minor injury unit
Standen and Chartwell (www.national-trust.co.uk)
Hever Castle (www.hevercastle.co.uk)
Bluebell Railway (www.bluebell-railway.co.uk)
Llama Park (http://www.llamapark.co.uk/)
British Wildlife Centre (http://www.britishwildlifecentre.co.uk/)
Tulleys Farm (http://www.tulleysfarm.com/)
Godstone Farm (http://www.godstonefarm.co.uk/)
Knockhatch Adventure Park (http://www.knockhatch.com/)
Deers Leap Outdoor Adventure (http://deersleap.co.uk/)
Lingfield Racecourse (http://www.lingfieldpark.co.uk/)
Gravetye Manor (http://www.gravetyemanor.co.uk/)
Excellent British Gastropubs such as The Cat Inn (http://catinn.co.uk/), The Hatch (http://www.hatchinn.co.uk/) and The Crown (http://thecrown-horstedkeynes.co.uk)
We are on the edge of Ashdown Forest, at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (http://www.ashdownforest.org/home/index.php), the area offers excellent walking and cycling opportunities. It is also home of Winnie the Pooh!
Local Major attractions:
London (train fare provides discounts to many attractions)
Chessington World of Adventure (http://www.chessington.com/) 45 minutes
Thorpe Park (https://www.thorpepark.com/) 1 hour
Legoland (http://www.legoland.co.uk/) 1.5 hours
SeaLife Brighton (https://www.visitsealife.com/) 1 hour
Leeds Castle (http://www.leeds-castle.com/home) 1 hour
Windsor Castle (http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle) 1.5 hours
Hampton Court (http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/) 1 hour
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Pets welcome
- Children welcome
- Swimming pool
- Garage / Parking
- Baby / children facilities
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Rock climbing
- Local restaurants
- Horse Riding
- Good public transport
Closest airport: Gatwick (15 minutes)
Nearest city: London
Property type: House
Location type: Suburban