With the election over, owning a ‘mansion’ doesn’t have to be taxing. If you were put off by the possibility of Labour’s mansion tax plans, now is the time to consider owning your very own piece of luxury without the additional price tag.
One housebuilder that certainly knows about luxury is Millwood Designer Homes. Renowned for their skill at combining traditional elements with modern benefits, along with a faultless finish and exceptional attention to detail, they have won numerous awards over the years. Their homes might be new, but they have all the character and charm of a home that has stood for years.
Two homes that epitomise these trademarks are Augustus House and Blomfield House in the highly-desirable Dormans Park, near East Grinstead.
Externally, they portray two architectural styles that are prevalent to the area – one Georgian and the other Tudor – but inside, they offer a similar faultless interior specification and design, spaciously laid out over three floors, both with five bedrooms.
Entrance halls are grand, with a bespoke oak staircase and engineered oak flooring. The beautiful Stoneham kitchens with granite worktops are fitted with a range of high-end appliances. The open-plan design incorporates family/breakfast areas with either bifolds or French doors to the patio and rear garden, making it a fantastically versatile space, perfect for day-to-day living.
Augustus’s drawing room features a stone fireplace and hearth, while Blomfield has an inglenook fireplace, both perfect for that cosy fire on cold winter days.
As one would expect from a mansion, the four spacious bedrooms on the first floor are all en suite. Master bedrooms are incredibly indulgent, with large walk-in closets and en suites with walk-in shower, bath and twin sinks. On the second floor there’s a further en-suite bedroom – ideal if relatives come to stay, or for the au pair – and a media room. Augustus House even has a room for a gym.
Both have generous outside space, set in half-acre plots with private entrances, triple garages and raised terraces to allow you to enjoy the large rear gardens. There’s even the opportunity to purchase a nearby 2.2-acre paddock by separate negotiation.
Sales Director Philip Brown says:
“These homes may not be your typical mansion but they certainly offer luxury living on a grand scale, in the exclusive setting of Dormans Park.”
Just over a mile from Dormans Park estate are both Dormansland, a pretty village with shops and several country pubs, and Dormans train station, which provides direct services to London in under an hour. The M25 network and Gatwick airport are also within a few miles.
Price: Augustus House, £1.975m and Blomfield House, £1.895m. For further information, please contact the show home on 01342 774850.