Views over the forest

Elm Ridge
Elm Ridge

This stunning contemporary bespoke 5 bedroom house has exceptional views over the Friston Forest.

It is in our opinion finished to an exceptionally high standard being set in an elevated position with a wonderful feeling of space and natural light.

The contemporary bespoke kitchen/ day room has a ‘minimalistic’ feel and has been fitted with grey units and integrated appliances. An unusual feature is the polished concrete work surfaces and bespoke central island. This kitchen is designed to take full advantage of the stupendous views over the valley, making cooking for the family or a dinner party a delightful experience.

The design internally is simplistic with fold back doors to most rooms opening up large spaces for parties and family entertaining. With the added advantage of under floor heating and attractive porcelain flooring mainly throughout the ground floor . The ground floor reception area flows very easily, leading into an inner hall with boot room/utility room, following through to the family room and onto a games room beyond.

The large family living room with its wood burner and log store has dual aspect with stunning far reaching views and leads out onto a delightful terraced area. This is ideal for entertaining friends and family on warm summer evenings.

The open plan staircase leads up to a spacious landing, the lovely main bedroom with en-suite has views over the rear garden with french doors and decking leading out onto the garden. There are a further 2 double bedrooms , with one en-suite and modern and stylish family bathroom.

In the West wing there are 2 more double bedrooms with a contemporary style shower room on the ground floor, next to the pool room.

Outside there is a large oak open cart barn and a double garage with under floor heating and electrics, ready subject to the necessary consents to convert into an annexe. There is ample parking for numerous vehicles. To the side of the property is a large grassed area which may be suitable for those future tennis stars (stp) to build their own tennis court.

A wonderful feature of the property is the beautiful heated swimming pool with its solar cover and extensive sitting and socializing area to the side, for those summer barbecues outside by the poolside.

The grounds at Elm Ridge extend to 6 acres, which include a 2 acre paddock. To the rear of the land there is wooded copse and the Friston Forest beyond.

The beautiful Hamlet of Westdean is set in the Friston Forest. The nearest shops are in Seaford about 3 miles west. There is a pretty old Saxon church in the centre of the village. Trains are available at Berwick( 5 miles) Eastbourne (8 miles) and Lewes ( 13 miles).

Elm Ridge lies in the South Downs National Park and a few minutes drive away is the Seven Sisters National Park which comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley, open chalk grassland and the sea beyond. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, cycling and canoeing.

The Country Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters that form part of the chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast, one of Britain’s finest unspoilt coastlines.

Agent Note: Council tax Band G, Oil fired underfloor central heating, mains water, private drainage.

Details from: Winkworth,

23 High Street, Lewes,

East Sussex, BN7 2LU

Tel: 01273 471 471

Elm Ridge West Dean