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A beautiful Palladian house that was designed to impress

Warren House was once owned by 2 very famous musicians, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and after that it was A. Nelhams-Wright (Adam Faith). It is said to have been featured in a Led Zepplin concert film in 1976. Previously it was owned by Countess Castle-Stewart, Brigadier Roberts, and Pateras (Greek ship owner).

This beautiful Grade II Listed Georgian Palladian house dates in the main part from the 18th century with later additions and dominates the surrounding countryside, being in a truly remarkable position, over looking its own gardens and grounds to the Ashdown Forest beyond. The house was designed to impress both inside and out, the room sizes and ceiling height are dramatic, the architecture sublime. The views from the principal reception rooms and main bedrooms are magnificent. Oak panelling, original fireplaces and decorative plaster ceilings feature in the ground floor reception rooms. The south eastern end of the ground floor contains a former scullery, sitting room and workshop that have much potential for redesign and refurbishment. Remarkable room sizes and ceiling height also benefit much of the first floor, where a generous principal bedroom suite comprises not only a bedroom and bathroom but also a substantial dressing room of note.

Within the main house, with a separate entrance at the end of the south wing is a flat. Being principally on the first floor, this comprises well laid out, well lit and flexible secondary accommodation which benefits from a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom but also a reception room and a second bedroom which can alternatively be used as a second reception room.

Warren House is encircled by a fantastically maintained garden that the vendors have opened to the public as part of the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Yellow Book’ National Garden Scheme. A network of winding paths, walls and terraces contribute to the tranquil atmosphere of the garden which can be appreciated at any time of year. Rhododendrons and ancient wisteria are visible in spring, and even in winter the many trees and shrubs provide a wonderful framework to the garden. The gardens also enjoy a tennis court and covered/indoor swimming pool adjacent to which is a sauna. Beyond the formal gardens there is a useful stable and garage block, an area of woodland and a series of paddocks.

This property is marketed by Chesterton Humberts.

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