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MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OVER ADJOINING FARMLAND * A CHARMING WELL MAINTAINED DETACHED CHARACTER THREE / FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMED GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE * ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * Read more
SEE THE PROPERTY’S 360 DEGREE VIRTUAL TOUR HERE OR AT FOLEY AND NEVILLE WEBSITE
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OVER ADJOINING FARMLAND * A CHARMING WELL MAINTAINED DETACHED CHARACTER THREE / FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMED GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE * ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * LOUNGE * DINING ROOM * ORANGERY / SUN ROOM * INNER HALL AREA * KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * LARGE WALK IN LARDER * REAR PORCH / BOOT ROOM / UTILITY AREA * STUDY / BEDROOM FOUR * DOWNSTAIRS FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM * TWO STAIRCASES TO THE FIRST FLOOR AREAS * FIRST FLOOR LANDING * THREE FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS * ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM ONE * FIRST FLOOR JACK AND JILL CLOAKROOM (MAY HAVE POTENTIAL TO ENHANCE INTO A SHOWER ROOM )* DETACHED GARAGE PRESENTLY USED AS GYM / HOME OFFICE * POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER TWO BAY HERITAGE STYLE GARAGE SUBJECT TO PLANNING * LARGE GRAVEL DRIVE AREA ABLE TO PROVIDE PARKING FOR A NUMBER OF CARS * EXTERIOR ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING POINT * MATURE LANDSCAPED COTTAGE GARDENS AND FAR REACHING VIEWS OVER THE ADJOINING FARM LAND *
DESCRIPTION: A rare opportunity to purchase a very attractive detached three / four bedroomed Grade II listed character family home arranged over three floors and adjoining the beautiful grassland countryside that runs along its main boundary. The property has been carefully maintained over the years by its present owners.
The accommodation is very comprehensive and includes a sitting room, a dining room, a lounge, a sunroom / orangery, a kitchen / breakfast room with a large walk-in larder, a study / bedroom four, a further hall and seating area, a family bathroom / shower room, as well as an ensuite shower room to bedroom one. In addition, there is possible scope to convert a jack and jill cloakroom into a further shower room.
Outside the property has an extensive driveway to park a number of vehicles, as well as having further potential subject to planning permission to construct a two-bay heritage style garage, as presently, the old brick garage is being used as a gym / home office.
Furthermore, the generous sized cottage gardens have been tastefully landscaped over the years to include an attractive brick sun terrace with ornamental pond and fountain, as well as well stocked flower and shrub borders encompassing charming lawned sections with stunning views beyond of the adjoining countryside.
SITUATION: The property is located in Windmill Hill near Herstomceux village adjoining farmland with wonderful views beyond.
This particular area is becoming very popular with London buyers looking to relocate out of the city, especially as they can still commute by train from Battle, Polegate or Stonegate.
There are good local shopping facilities at Herstmonceux, which also has a new medical centre and a respected primary school.
More comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found at Eastbourne, Battle or Hailsham. With an excellent variety of educational facilities to choose from, including Mayfield School for Girls, Battle Abbey, Vine Hall and Skippers Hill.
ACCOMMODATION: From the property’s private extensive sized gravel driveway, you are able to approach this elegant character home’s impressive oak front entrance door that has an attractive ecclesiastical glazed over section with a lead pitched roof above.
ENTRANCE HALL: Approached from outside by the impressive heavy oak front door. This area has a host of beautiful exposed white painted beams with an old cottage door to the left leading to the lounges and an open doorway leading to a sitting room to the right.
SITTING ROOM: With attractive oak floors, radiator, impressive inglenook fireplace with herringbone brick hearth, large oak bressummer beam over, a range of attractive painted and whitewashed exposed beams, paned wooden framed windows with aspect over the front garden and driveway with views of farmland beyond, doors leading to the kitchen / breakfast room and rear hall inner hall area.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: A double aspect room with an extensive range of pained shaker style cupboard and base units with numerous worktops and preparation surfaces over, inset 1 ½ ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, fitted Electrolux hob with brushed steel extractor hood over, fitted glazed and brushed steel Neff oven. Door leading to large walk-in larder with numerous shelved areas, space and points for fridge, freezer and dryer. Further door from kitchen to rear porch / boot room with utility area.
REAR PORCH / BOOT ROOM / UTILITY AREA: With coat storage area, space for washing machine, door leading to rear garden.
LOUNGE: Approached either from the front entrance hall, or from the dining room. A naturally light room with numerous exposed painted beams, radiator, splendid inglenook fireplace with an impressive cast iron character wood burner fitted, large oak bressummer beam over, wooden framed paned windows with aspect over the front garden and beyond, further open plan beamed area extending from the lounge into a further hall area with further window seat and wooden framed paned window with aspect over the side garden as well as enjoying beautiful views of the adjoining farmland.
STUDY / BEDROOM FOUR: Approached from the hall area off the lounge. A naturally light room with a radiator, exposed beams, wooden framed paned window with aspect to front and beyond.
DINING ROOM: Approached from the lounge, or from the inner hallway. A wonderful character room with numerous exposed beams, storage cupboards, radiator, wooden framed paned windows with a glorious aspect over the rear landscaped cottage gardens. Door from the dining room leading to the adjoining sunroom / orangery.
SUNROOM / ORANGERY: A double aspect room with excellent natural light, radiator, quarry tiled floor, hatch to storage area, wooden framed paned window with aspect to side garden and views of the adjoining farmland, French doors opening to the rear landscaped gardens.
DOWNSTAIRS FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Approached from the inner rear hall and comprising of a panelled bath, tiled floors, W.C., shower screen and shower, fitted ceramic sink with vanity cupboards, radiator, windows to rear side.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: The majority of the first-floor accommodation can be approached from the main staircase leading from the hall area beyond the lounge which leads to the first-floor landing.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With radiator, fitted storage cupboards, fitted shelving, window aspect over the side garden and stunning far-reaching views over the adjoining farmland. Door leading to bedroom one, further door leading to a jack and jill cloakroom that could possibly be enhanced to a shower room, also staircase leading to second floor bedroom three.
BEDROOM ONE MAIN SUITE WITH ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: A double sized room that can also be accessed by a further door leading from bedroom two if required. This room has a range of cottage style fitted wardrobes, numerous exposed beams, radiator, wooden framed paned windows with aspect over the front outside area and views beyond of the adjoining countryside. Door from bedroom leading to ensuite shower room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM ONE: Comprising of a double sized shower with glazed front, tiled walls, W.C., pedestal wash basin, radiator, wood effect style flooring, wooden framed paned windows with aspect over front and vies beyond.
BEDROOM TWO: A double sized room which can be approached either by an interlocking door from bedroom one or from a separate staircase from the ground floor inner rear hall. This room also has fitted cottage style wardrobes, radiator, exposed beams, wooden framed paned window with aspect to front and views beyond. Further door leading to ensuite jack and jill cloakroom (potential to possible enhance to shower room). JACK AND JILL FIRST FLOOR CLOAKROOM: This is ensuite to bedroom two and can also be used from the first-floor landing for bedroom three located on the second floor. Presently this room comprises of a W.C., radiator and wash basin, although at one time it did have a French style mini bath fitted.
BEDROOM THREE: A double sized room which is approached from the first-floor landing by a further staircase. This room is also double aspect with a fitted wardrobe cupboard, radiator, hatch to large eaves storage, wooden framed paned window with aspect to front and wonderful far reaching rural views beyond over the adjoining farmland. Further Velux style window with aspect over the rear garden and far-reaching breath-taking views beyond over the adjoining countryside.
OUTSIDE: The property has a fairly extensive sized front gravel driveway that is able to provide parking for a number of vehicles. The current owners have also had fitted an exterior electrical car charger.
There is also a later constructed detached brick double garage, which has been used as a gym and also home office, with power and light points. However, if the large hedge is cut back into the boundary line, there is further room subject to planning permission to build a two bay heritage style car port.
SIDE GARDENS: The property has two side gardens. The one nearest the adjoining fields is laid mainly to lawn. The other side garden is used for sheds and log storage, as well as having an exterior housed oil boiler and oil tank.
REAR GARDENS: These are of particular note, as they have over the years been the attention to pleasant rustic and character landscaping to include a lovely red brick sun terrace with an ornamental pond and water fountain. Beyond, are well stocked rose and flower borders, as well as extensive lawned areas with young and mature specimen trees, including an imposing flowering cherry tree. This garden also abuts the adjoining farmland and has low hedging on its borders in order to enjoy and benefit from these magnificent rural views.