Entrance hall | Reception hall | Drawing room | Morning room | Dining room | Sitting room | Parlour | Kitchen | 8 Bedrooms (6 with en-suite bathrooms) | Family bathroom | Store rooms | Extensive ground floor suitable for a variety of uses subject to planning permission
Gardens and grounds with river frontage
In all about 5.0 acres
Bridge Place has been lovingly restored by the current owner over the past 50 years. This historic Grade II* Listed house boasts some of the most extraordinarily well presented features from the 17th Century.
Built in 1638 by Sir Arnold Braems, a wealthy Dutch merchant who was knighted at Bridge Place by Charles II on his return from exile. Beautiful carved woodwork, panelling and plasterwork are hallmarks of this very fine building.
An oak panelled front door opens to the panelled entrance hall. Double oak doors lead to the reception hall, panelled with ornate scrolling - from here the principal reception rooms are accessed. These are magnificently detailed rooms with deep sash windows overlooking the garden to the front. An inner hall has stairs down to the lower ground floor.
From the reception hall a splendid Jacobean oak staircase leads up to the first floor. At the end of the hall, steps lead to a delightful beamed sitting room which has pleasant views over the rear and the river beyond. Also from the reception hall stairs lead down to a further reception room, currently used as a dining room, and then through to the newly fitted kitchen beyond.
The principal staircase is a magnificent period feature and leads up to the first floor where there are four bedrooms, three with en-suite bathrooms and the fourth having an adjoining bathroom. Three of these rooms are quite magnificent, one with a beautifully ornate plaster ceiling and the two principal rooms to the front with superb fishtailing cornice and decorative mouldings dated 1638. A Jacobean staircase then rises to the second floor where there are four further bedrooms, three with en-suite bathrooms.
From the ground floor inner hall, a secondary staircase leads down to the lower ground floor.
Bridge Place is set in extensive park gardens and grounds. The house is approached over a long avenue with a central driveway, which culminates in a parking and turning area to the front. A branch of the driveway leads to the rear of the house and a bridge leads to the island where the stable block is located.
The grounds feature mature and beautiful trees. The Nailbourne meanders through the grounds and surrounds the island. The riverside aspect of the house has delightful views over adjoining country and to the front of the house similar park land vistas can be enjoyed. The grounds are a haven for wild life and a large variety of bird species.
To the front of the house is an extensive area of lawn with open views towards the Downs beyond.
Lot Acres: 5