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7 bedrooms

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3 bathrooms

Over 6,350sqft with just under an acre of garden and in a park-like setting with views over two similar neighbouring gardens to the west which belong to Sussex Lodge.

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Features

  • Rarely available 7 Bedroom Manor House
  • Dates back to 1868
  • Totalling an impressive 6,350sqft including outbuildings
  • 0.9 acres of private land
  • Gated driveway and parking for several cars
  • Quiet, no-through road
  • Opportunity to acquire separate plot connected to the Twitten and Park Road
  • Fabulous family home with development potential

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Over 6,350sqft with just under an acre of garden and in a park-like setting with views over two similar neighbouring gardens to the west which belong to Sussex Lodge.

Dating back to 1868 and having undergone several alterations since, Cambrian House latterly served as the premises for St. Peters Preparatory School from 1971, before being reconverted to residential use in 2010 by the current owners. Ideally located in the tucked-away Upper St John’s Road, and only a stone’s throw from St John’s Park, Hunters are delighted to bring to the market, this rarely available and substantial manor house, suitable for use as a spacious and luxurious family home, or for current or future redevelopment

Dating back to 1868, and having undergone several alterations since, Cambrian House is one of five brick-built villas developed by Emily Temple, latterly serving as the premises for St Peters Preparatory School from 1971, before being reconverted to residential use in 2010 by the current owners.

Steeped in history, the property offers an abundance of space and character with a wealth of traditional and modern features. Ideally located in the tucked-away Upper St John’s Road, and yet a stone’s throw from St John’s Park, a short walk to town and with views of the South Downs, Hunters are delighted to bring to the market this rarely available and substantial manor house.

The villa, with its subsequent additions, extends to 6,350sqft and sits on grounds of close to one acre with three mature Redwoods, gated parking to front and prefab school hut outbuilding with plumbing. The villa has been refurbished to a high standard with coherent luxury touches and high-quality finishes, while the east wing addition has been renovated with matching Farrow & Ball colours and the west wing has been improved on the ground floor to provide additional facilities. A walk to the bottom of the garden leads to access to a private Twitten through to Upper St John’s Road. Properties such as this are seldom available to the open market, especially in such a popular and affluent spot, and as such, we anticipate a great amount of interest in this beautiful home.

Ground Floor

From the front of this impressive property, there is a gated pebble drive with parking for several cars, boiler house with space for bicycles, and porch with oak front door. The entrance hall is grand, with wooden floorboards, concealed access to cellar, original fireplace with log burner and stairs to first floor.
The two rear reception rooms are interconnected and ideal for a dining room and living room with views of the garden and the South Downs through windows and two sets of French doors to the south-facing terrace. Also interconnected and providing additional entertainment space is a modern kitchen with bifold doors to the terrace and containing an impressive 4.4m Corian island. This features a breakfast bar at each end, formed sink, four Gaggenau double hobs (gas, induction and barbeque grill) and Gaggenau downdraft extractor, and includes alno soft-close drawers. Alongside this room is a traditional kitchen with an integrated Gaggenau steam oven, original Aga with concealed hot-water tank, Corian worktops with integrated sink, soft-close drawers, ample worktop and storage space, and a generous walk-in larder. Adjoining this kitchen is reception three – a ’snug’ which also enjoys access to the reception hall.
Continuing downstairs, there is a Cinema and Gaming room with concealed wiring to support a screen and high-end surround sound and hi-fi system comprising digital active loudspeakers, leading to a media hub room for the associated equipment and wired to serve screens in this room, the modern kitchen and the ‘snug’. Also off the reception hall is bedroom three with original open fireplace and luxury en-suite wet room, downstairs WC, a small room suitable for gym or storage and a utility room with Corian worktop and soft-close drawers. A passageway leads to utility room and through to bedroom seven, which the current owners have used as a Music Studio.

First Floor

Leading up the extravagant staircase from the entrance hall is a spacious landing with high ceilings. Off this hallway is the stunning south-facing Master Suite, enjoying views over the park-like gardens and the South Downs. It has walk-through closet, separate master bathroom with freestanding double-ended bath and en-suite wet room with toilet, wall-hung vanity unit, mirrors, bidet shower and featuring Grohe fittings, being rainfall shower, wall jets and tap.
A further three rooms (bedrooms four and five, plus an interconnected bedroom six) are accessible from this landing, along with a walkway to the east wing of the house. Here you’ll find the family shower room with toilet, basin and shower. Next door is the laundry room with Corian worktop with integrated sink, space for washing machine and tumble dryer and with plenty of storage. The airing cupboard and adjoining housing contains two hot water tanks, with one dedicated to the master suite. Further down the hallway is a room marked on the floorplan as ‘Office’ which serves as network hub room, being the central point for twin ethernet internet connections in rooms throughout the house and home to music server for distribution around the property, together with printers and storage. Finally, the large second bedroom benefits from a shallow balcony overlooking the grounds, with doors for enjoying warmer weather

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