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MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: IMPRESSIVE SUBSTANTIAL SIZED GEORGIAN GRADE II LISTED LINK DETACHED COUNTRY HOUSE WITH UP TO 9 BEDROOMS WITHIN THE MAIN HOUSE * A SEPARATE DETACHED TWO BEDROOMED GUEST COTTAGE * 2.3 ACRES OF BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED GARDENS * HEATED OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL * BACKING ONTO FARMLAND * WONDERFUL FAR REACHING RURAL VIEWS * QUIET SETTING ON THE EDGE OF A SMALL RURAL HAMLET WITHIN ONLY A FEW MINUTES DRIVE OR CYCLE RIDE OF THE COAST * ENTRANCE VESTIBULE * LARGE RECEPTION HALL * STUDY * IMPRESSIVE DRAWING ROOM WITH FEATURE FIREPLACE * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * KITCHEN * UTILITY ROOM * REAR PORCH * BOOT ROOM * BOILER ROOM * CELLARS * DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM * FURTHER FIRST FLOOR CLOAKROOM * FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOMS ON THE FIRST FLOOR ALL WITH ENSUITE BATHROOMS / SHOWER ROOMS * TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR GUEST SUITE WITH FURTHER LUXURY SHOWER ROOM * ENTIRE 2ND FLOOR WITH POTENTIAL FOR AN ADAPTABLE USE FOR ARTIST STUDIO / STAFF ACCOMMODATION / HOME OFFICE / LARGE CHILDRENS PLAYROOM (CURRENTLY ARRANGE WITH THREE ROOMS AND A FURTHER SMALL ROOM FOR A POTENTIAL SHOWER ROOM / BATHROOM)
DESCRIPTION: A fine Georgian c1726 Grade II listed residence of substantial proportions, which was once a former Rectory / Vicarage, being link detached with up to nine bedrooms within the main house and benefiting from a further detached refurbished guest cottage with two additional double bedrooms, both properties being set within 2.3 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds including an outdoor heated swimming pool and with wonderful far-reaching views of the adjoining countryside and the Pevensey Levels nature reserve. There may also be potential to incorporate a tennis court subject to planning.
This unique and perfectly positioned Georgian country home is believed to have only come to the market four times within the last 400 years and has many attractive period features, including sash window, moulded ceiling roses, internal wooden panelled shutters, coved ceilings, picture rails and feature fireplaces. Internally the property benefits from high ceilings and an abundance of good natural light.
On the ground floor there are numerous reception rooms, as well as a guest suite with two double bedrooms and its own luxury shower room. To the first floor, in addition to the extensive sized landing with its cloakroom and access to the sun terrace balcony, there are five luxurious double bedrooms, all of which have large ensuite bathrooms / shower rooms.
Furthermore, on the second floor, which is accessed from a concealed staircase from the first-floor landing, there are numerous rooms which could serve a variety of needs beyond two further bedrooms (eight and nine) that are presently within the existing layout. These could encompass an artist studio, a home office, a further guest suite / staff flat, or even a large children’s play area.
This rare and substantial sized Georgian house is a marvellous family home in its own right and also perfect for enabling mature relatives to live nearby within the detached two double bedroomed refurbished bungalow / cottage.
SITUATION: Perfectly located in the quiet semi-rural location of Wartling, as well as forming the important and superior part of this most idyllic and beautiful Sussex hamlet, this elegant Georgian residence is positioned almost directly opposite the charming 13th century church and also backs onto open farmland with fabulous far-reaching views beyond to the Herstmonceux observatory and across to the Pevensey nature reserve.
This particular location is also considered ideal for the London and Brighton city commuters, with a variety of local train stations within in only a short drive, including Polegate.
Depending upon educational needs, there is an excellent variety of teaching institutions to choose from, including Bede’s, Mayfield School for Girls, Battle Abbey, Eastbourne College, Claverham and Roedean School for Girls to name but a few.
Leisure is also in abundance within the local area, including golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling and a network of beautiful country walks
Shopping is also very conveniently nearby with a small local Marks & Spencer mini supermarket on the edge of the Pevensey marsh with more comprehensive shops available at the Crumbles centre outside the Eastbourne Town Centre.
ACCOMMODATION: From the main extensive driveway you approach the main front entrance through double wooden panelled doors which lead into the elegant vestibule room.
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: Comprising of Amtico stone effect tiled floor, with chrome downlights and windows to each side with aspect of the front grounds, further double doors leading to the main reception hall.
MAIN RECEPTION HALL: An impressive area with radiators, wall lights, dado rails, elegant balustraded staircase leading to the first floor, door to coats cupboard. Further doors from the main reception hall leading to the study, drawing room, dining room, ground floor guest suite and cellar.
STUDY: A double sized room with radiator and window with aspect to the front.
DRAWING ROOM: A magnificent room with high coved and moulded ceilings and a wonderful feature fireplace with an Adam style wood surround and marble sides and hearth (presently gas), radiators, impressive large bay window with five sash windows that have the original character wooden internal shutters, wonderful views of the front landscaped gardens. Door leading to sitting room. Further door leading to garden.
SITTING ROOM: With high coved and moulded ceilings, radiators concealed behind character covers below the fitted bookshelves, character French rococo style fireplace, sash window to front and further ecclesiastical influenced archway leading to a further viewing area with windows overlooking the front garden.
DINING ROOM: Approached from the sitting room, as well as from the main reception hall and beyond from the kitchen. Comprising of a large recessed alcove where the previous fireplace was located, radiators, twin arched entrances leading beyond to the kitchen, high ceilings, windows with aspect to the outside side aspect.
KITCHEN: A well-equipped luxury kitchen with an extensive range of bespoke Theobald painted wooden units with numerous worktops over, six ring gas NEFF brushed steel hob with AEG oven and grill, brushed steel hood over, further AEG brushed steel and glazed oven and grill, fitted Corian moulded sink with mixer tap, further cupboard units, space for microwave, further spaces for fridge freezer and dishwasher, high ceilings, windows with side aspect, Karndean style wood effect flooring, door to adjoining utility room.
UTILITY ROOM: With quarry tiled floor, units and worktops with spaces for washing machine, dryer, and other appliances, windows with aspect over rear garden. Archway to small store area.
REAR ENTRANCE LOBBY: With quarry tiled floor, and door leading to rear gardens, further door to downstairs cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM TO GROUND FLOOR: Comprising of W.C., quarry tiled floor, window.
BOOT AND COATS ROOM: With spaces for boots and coats, access to hot water tanks.
BOILER ROOM: A small room with an oil-fired floor mounted boiler.
CELLARS: Approached by a door from the main reception room, with brick steps leading down to two roomed cellars with further small arched areas for storage all with original brick paved floors.
GROUND FLOOR GUEST SUITE: Which can be accessed either by its own private front entrance, or from the main reception hall, as well as from the rear lobby. Comprising of a inner rear entrance hall, a luxury shower room and two bedrooms.
INNER ENTRANCE HALL: Which is accessed from the rear lobby and the two adjoining guest suite rooms.
GUEST SUITE BEDROOM ONE (HOUSE BEDROOM SIX): A double sized naturally light room with radiator and window with aspect to the front.
GUEST SUITE BEDROOM TWO (HOUSE BEDROOM SEVEN): A double sized room with window enjoying front aspect, as well as a door providing a private entrance from the outside.
GUEST SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of light-coloured tiled floors and walls, W.C., radiator, wall mounted wash basin with drawer under, double sized shower with heavy glazed front, extractor fan.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Elegant balustraded staircase with fine moulded mahogany handrail with a beautiful serpentine twirl end leading to the large first floor landing.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With galleried area, high ceilings, radiators, ceiling rose with chandelier, picture rails, French doors leading to large balcony with wonderful far-reaching views of the adjoining countryside and stairway leading down to gardens. Further door to first floor cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM: Comprising of a W.C. radiator and sash window.
BEDROOM ONE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: A large impressive double sized room with high ceilings, fitted wardrobes, radiators, ceiling rose, further moulded coving, large bay with sash window with aspect to front garden and wonderful far-reaching views of the adjoining Sussex countryside, door to ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM TO BEDROOM ONE: Comprising of a fitted panelled bath with tiled walls, large heavy glazed side screen, shower control, W.C., pedestal wash basin, radiator / towel rail, down lights.
BEDROOM TWO WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: A large double sized room with radiator, picture rails, fitted wardrobe cupboard, window with aspect to front garden, door to ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM TWO: With a panelled bath with tiled surrounds and large heavy glazed full height shower screen, shower controls, W.C., pedestal wash basin, chrome towel rail and radiator.
BEDROOM THREE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: With high ceilings, fitted wardrobe cupboards, radiator, window with aspect over gardens, door to ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM THREE: Comprising of a panelled bath, with heavy glazed full height shower screen, shower control, part tiled walls, W.C., pedestal wash basin, radiator and window.
BEDROOM FOUR WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: With radiators, windows with front aspect, door to ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM FOUR: Comprising of panelled bath with tiled walls, glazed shower screen, pedestal wash basin, radiator, sash window with side aspect.
BEDROOM FIVE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: A double sized room with radiator, window with side aspect. Door to ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM FIVE: Comprising of fitted panelled bath with tiled surrounds, heavy glazed side screen, shower controls, W.C., pedestal wash basin, radiator, sash window with aspect to side.
SECOND FLOOR ATTIC ACCOMMODATION THAT AS A WHOLE FLOOR HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR A VARIETY OF USES: Including two further bedrooms 8/9 and a bathroom / shower room or possible artist’s studio / home office / children’s playrooms / staff accommodation, or even a cinema room.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING: Approached by a concealed staircase from the first floor with window and door leading to potential bedroom eight.
BEDROOM EIGHT: A double sized room with good natural light and with a sash window enjoying lovely rural views.
POTENTIAL LOUNGE / SITTING ROOM: A naturally light room with window that enjoys wonderful far reaching rural views. Door to potential bathroom. Further door to potential bedroom nine.
BEDROOM NINE: A naturally light room with an antique fireplace and a window that benefits from far reaching rural views.
OUTSIDE: This elegant and substantial sized Georgian family residence has in addition to its main house accommodation, a splendid detached refurbished two double bedroomed character cottage, 2.3 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, a heated outdoor pool and a detached double garage and extensive parking for numerous vehicles.
DETACHED COTTAGE: Having been refurbished and upgraded and comprising of: ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS * LUXURY SHOWER ROOM * SUN TERRACE GARDEN * TASTEFULLY REFURBISHED.
ENTRANCE HALL: With oak effect floor, radiator, hatch to storage, down lights and door to sitting room.
SITTING ROOM: A double aspect room with oak effect flooring, radiator, feature brick fireplace, with York stone hearth and oak bressummer beam over, double glazed window with aspect over gardens with views beyond, double-glazed doors opening onto patio with aspect over gardens and South Downs beyond.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: Enjoying a triple aspect and with a range of modern painted cottage style cupboard and base units with work attractive wooden worktops, fitted enamel sink with drainer and chrome mixer tap, four ring ceramic electric hob, electric cooker, space for washing machine, space for dryer, space for fridge freezer, radiator, wall mounted boiler, windows with aspect to the front and side gardens.
OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL: To the rear of the property beyond the Mediterranean garden, you are able to approach an elegantly designed outdoor pool measuring 33 feet x 15 feet and surrounding sun lounging area. The small pool house contains the swimming pool pump systems and the heat exchanger and if required can reached temperatures of 26% C and above when in use. Around the outside of the pool are paved areas for sunbathing and seating etc with absolutely wonderful far reaching rural views beyond.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE / WORKSHOP: Located to the far end of the edge of the grounds is a heritage style detached wooden garage with concrete floors, power points and lighting. Currently used for garaging and storage of garden and grounds equipment.
GREEN HOUSE: with large Mr MCGREGOR style enclosed fenced vegetable garden surrounded by various fruit and apple trees.
FRONT GARDENS TO THE MAIN HOUSE: Through the main gated entrance and beyond the generous sized driveway with its extensive parking areas for numerous vehicles are the very attractive two acres plus of exquisitely maintained level lawns. In addition to a wonderful mesmerising variety of mature well established specimen trees and beautiful shrubbery including, magnolias, rhododendrons, Indian bean tree, horse chestnut, sweet chestnut, heavily scented roses and lavender. Beyond the imposing landscaped grounds, are far reaching stunning views of the adjoining Sussex countryside over the Pevensey levels and on to the South Downs.
MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN: To the rear of the main house there is a very impressive twin level Mediterranean style garden with brick and paved terraces with flamboyant planting, climbing pear trees, large herbaceous border and an attractive central water feature (Electric Powered).
ORIGINAL BRICK BUILT GARDEN BUILDING / STOREROOM: With small loft area and access to the back of the property (Has electric power).