Honoured with a blue plaque, the property is steeped in history and was the former home of Hollywood actor, George Sanders whose work included an Oscar for his role in “All about Eve”, starring in the Pink Panther movies and being the voice of the tiger Shere Khan in the Walt Disney film “The Jungle Book”. In his career spanning more than forty years he starred with Hollywood greats such as Liz Taylor and was an acquaintance of Marilyn Monroe who incidentally, stayed at the property in 1959 after having dinner at Manleys, a local restaurant with Laurence Olivier and George Sanders.
The property itself offers extremely spacious and very versatile accommodation measuring over 4,000 square feet. Set over six floors, the property benefits from a large entrance hall and a glorious open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room with doors opening onto landscaped gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park. There is also a useful utility room together with a boot room.
The property offers in total five bedrooms, with the principal bedroom having a wonderful ensuite bathroom with stairs leading to a separate dressing area and access to a raised balcony seating area with commanding views over the grounds and the South Downs National Park in the distance. From the entrance hall there is a staggered staircase, which leads down to the lower ground floor and to a beautifully presented ensuite bedroom, currently used as a guest suite. Opposite this bedroom suite is a door leading to a large self-contained annexe (please see below) and stairs to the wet room, sauna, gymnasium and garage/cinema room.
“We had an elderly resident come in on Wednesday and tell us he remembered Bing Crosby being at the house and playing golf at the local course. He also said when Bing Crosby came shopping in the village all the local girls would be watching him through the shop windows!” Michelle, Guy Leonard & Company Estate Agents
This Property is Marketed by Guy Leonard & Company Estate Agents