9 Bedroom, House | Garnet Drive, Eastbourne

Set within just over 3 acres of park like gardens Ratton Wood is one of the finest houses in the Eastbourne area.

Designed in the early 1930's in the Neo-Georgian style by Sir Edward Guy Dawber, Ratton Wood commands views over Eastbourne to the sea and has been in the present family's ownership for many years and the fine accommodation has been subject to recent and sympathetic modernisation with great care taken in preserving important detail of its original styling. An indoor swimming pool has been installed in a pavilion style wing and the extensive gardens and grounds form an impressive setting. With the self-contained annexes Ratton Wood is a magnificent family home offering a scope for accommodating a dependent relatives and/or staff.

Key Features

  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 6 Receptions

Property Description

  • -Ratton Wood is approached by a long private drive secured by an electronically operated gate system with the entrance drive sweeping through an area of scenic lawned woodland to the circular forecourt.
  • Entrance Lobbywith inner glazed door to
  • Magnificent Reception Hall: 8.36m x 7.44m (27'5" x 24'5")approximate maximum measurements of the L shaped area which features an elegant and well lit staircase rising to the galleried landing above, 2 concealed radiators.
  • Large Inner Hallwith shelved wine storage cupboard and utility cupboard.
  • Cloakroomwith range of fitted coat cupboards, wash basin and door to
  • Separate wcwith low level suite.
  • Spacious Sitting Room: 9.45m x 4.37m (31'0" x 14'4")commanding a lovely garden aspect featuring a Minster Stone open fireplace, 2 concealed radiators, arched display corner niches and door to pool lobby giving access to garden.
  • Dining Room: 5.44m x 4.40m (17'10" x 14'5")with lovely garden aspect, handsome Art Deco style marble fire surround, concealed radiator.
  • Large panelled Study: 4.72m x 3.76m (15'6" x 12'4")with lovely double aspect, marble fire surround, fitted cabinets and book shelving, radiator.
  • 4th Reception Room: 4.42m x 3.76m (14'6" x 12'4")with lovely garden aspect and fire surround with tiled hearth, cabinet, range of book shelving, radiator.
  • Garden Room/Kitchenette: 3.58m x 2.92m (11'9" x 9'7")newly fitted with range of working surfaces with drawers and cupboards below and matching wall cabinets over, inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, double glazed skylight, Newlec electric radiator, electronically operated window blinds and double glazed bi-folding doors to the garden.
  • Spacious refitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 5.28m x 5.26m (17'4" x 17'3")with double aspect and extensive range of working surfaces with drawers and cupboards below with matching soft closing wall cabinets over, inset double bowl sink unit with mixer tap, island unit, integrated appliances include the AEG double oven with grill and large induction hob with filter hood over, dishwashing machine, wine cooling unit, large walk in shelved pantry with window, door to rear lobby with garden access.
  • -The elegant period style staircase rises from the reception hall to the Large Galleried Landing with 2 radiators and a charming Study area which commands glorious views. A concealed staircase rises to the Attic Room above with access to extensive areas of loft space.
  • Master Bedroom Suite comprising Bedroom 1: 6.30m x 3.86m (20'8" x 12'8")excluding the depth of the range of built in wardrobe cupboards and with lovely garden aspect, range of built in wardrobes.
  • Dressing Room: 3.78m x 3.05m (12'5" x 10'0")with a range of built in wardrobe cupboards, double aspect.
  • Spacious refitted Bathroomwith white suite comprising panelled bath with shower end, wash basin with drawers and cupboards below, shelved linen storage cupboard, heated towel rail.
  • Separate wcwith low level suite and wash basin.
  • Bedroom 2: 5.00m x 4.40m (16'5" x 14'5")with lovely garden aspect.
  • Bedroom 3: 3.90m x 3.66m (12'10" x 12'0")excluding the depth of the built in wardrobe cupboard, lovely garden aspect.
  • Bedroom 4: 4.40m x 3.60m (14'5" x 11'10")to include the wide door recess and the built in wardrobe cupboard.
  • Bedroom 5: 5.33m x 3.30m (17'6" x 10'10")with fitted wardrobe cupboard.
  • Spacious Family Shower Roomwith large shower unit, wash basin, heated towel rail and large shelved heated linen storage cupboard.
  • Second Bathroomwith white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment, wash basin, heated towel rail.
  • Separate wcwith low level suite.
  • The Cottagehas its own courtyard approach off the main entrance drive and is attached as a wing to the principal house and comprising
  • Entrance Hallwith 2 radiators and deep storage cupboard below stairs.
  • Sitting Room: 4.78m x 3.30m (15'8" x 10'10")with fireplace (sealed), 2 radiators.
  • Refitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 3.73m x 3.35m (12'3" x 11')equipped with a range of working surfaces with drawers and cupboards below and matching wall cabinets, stainless steel double sink unit with mixer tap, integrated eye level oven and 4 ring matching brushed steel finished gas hob with filter hood over, plumbing for dishwasher, space for refrigerator, radiator.
  • Utility Room: 3.35m x 1.93m (11' x 6'4")excluding the recess, range of working surfaces with cupboards below and wall cabinets over, plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer and for freezer, radiator and extractor fan.
  • First Floor Landingwith 2 radiators and ladder access to loft space.
  • Bedroom 1: 4.70m x 3.30m (15'5" x 10'10")with fireplace (sealed), radiator.
  • Bedroom 2: 3.35m x 2.62m (11' x 8'7")with garden aspect and radiator.
  • Bedroom 3: 3.35m x 2.40m (11' x 7'10")with garden aspect, radiator.
  • Refitted Bathroomwith panelled bath with shower, wash basin with cabinet below, low level wc, shower unit, heated towel rail, radiator, extractor fan and window.
  • Self Contained Flatwith access from the rear courtyard.
  • Inner Hallwith Newlec radiator,
  • Sitting Room: 4.88m x 2.44m (16'0" x 8'0")with garden aspect, Newlec radiator.
  • Kitchen: 3.05m x 2.44m (10'0" x 8'0")with a range of working surfaces with cupboards below, inset deep china sink and garden access.
  • Bedroom: 3.60m x 2.44m (11'10" x 8'0")with Newlec radiator and door to
  • Refitted Shower Roomwith large shower unit with wash basin and low level wc, heated towel rail.
  • OutsideRatton Wood is set just over 3 acres of garden and grounds which afford an exceptionally fine and park like setting. Extensive lawned areas of garden surround the house and extend into mature woodland comprising mainly beech and a number of other mature deciduous and coniferous trees. There is also a kitchen garden and orchard. An ornamental lily pond flanks the side elevation and the wide westerly terrace commands a lovely garden aspect toward the adjacent Willingdon Golf Course with the south downs beyond.
  • Pool House: 14.94m x 6.70m (49'0" x 22')with heated swimming pool with a depth ranging between 4' and 9'. 3 radiators, arched double glazed windows afford a delightful garden aspect. Changing Room. Shower with shower fitting. Plant Room housing the gas fired boiler and a Utility Area with stainless steel sink and worktop with cupboards below. Casement doors give access to the garden.
  • Detached Gymnasium: 5.80m x 4.78m (19'0" x 15'8")recently custom built with air conditioning, and wi-fi. Fine views over the tennis court toward the sea with bi-folding double glazed doors giving access to the terrace and tennis court.
  • Full sized Tennis Courtrecently re-surfaced for a multi sport purpose. Large equipment store.
  • Large Integral Garage: 6.25m x 5.03m (20'6" x 16'6")with sliding panelled door system, power and light points.
  • Large Car Port: 6.10m x 6.10m (20'0" x 20'0")
  • Courtyardcomprising a number of useful stores as well as a shelved apple store and Separate wc with wash basin.
  • Boiler Roomhousing the gas fired boiler and recently installed Joule pressurised hot water system. Coal Store. 2 Timber Garden Sheds.
We have not carried out a structural survey nor checked boundaries or tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and cannot guarantee that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. All photographs, measurements, floor plans and distances referred to are given as an approximate guide only and should not be relied upon. Measurements indicate the approximate maximum dimensions of any room and can include window bays, wardrobe cupboards and recesses. We have not checked the legal documents to verify the freehold/leasehold status of the property and we give no warranty in respect of covenant, lease details or outgoings.