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GUIDE PRICE: £2,500,000-£2,700,000
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A SUBSTANTIAL SIZED DETACHED SIX DOUBLE BEDROOM (INCLUDING ANNEX GARDEN SUITE) GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN AND OLDER PERIOD CHARACTER RESIDENCE * EXTENSIVELY RENOVATED, IMPROVED AND INSULATED UP TO A GRADE C ENERGY EFFICENCY RATING * SET WITHIN CIRCA 3 ACRES OF GARDENS AND GROUNDS ADJOINING WELLSHURST GOLF COURSE AND ENJOYING PROBABLY THE FINEST UNINTERUPTED VIEWS OF RURAL SUSSEX, INCLUDING THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK * GAS HEATING * REPLUMBED * REWIRED * HEAVILY INSULATED THROUGHOUT HENCE BAND C ENERGY EFFICENCY RATING * REFURBISHED LUXURY KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * REFURBISHED AND REFITTED LUXURY ENSUITE FACILITIES TO ALL SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMS * HIGH LEVEL BEAMED CEILINGS * INGLENOOK FIREPLACES * NUMEROUS RECEPTION ROOMS * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * LOUNGE * KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * STUDY / SUNROOM * TWO CLOAKROOMS * LARGE UTILITY / LAUNDRY ROOM * WALK IN LARDER * SIDE AND REAR LOBBY * POTENTIAL TO HAVE OLD LIFT RE INSTATED * PREVIOUSLY USED FOR UPMARKET B&B, AS WELL AS FINANCIALLY LUCRATIVE WEDDING VENUES * A PERFECT HOME FOR A GOLF ENTHUSIAST OR LONDON FAMILY LOOKING TO RELOCATE * STONEGATE, POLEGATE, BUXTED AND UCKFIELD MAINLINE TRAIN STATIONS WITHIN CONVENIENT DRIVING DISTANCE * WINE CELLARS * POTENTIAL SUBJECT TO PLANNING FOR POSSIBLY ONE OR EVEN TWO BESPOKE LUXURY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLOTS WITHIN THE 3 ACRES OF GROUNDS (currently being investigated further by the current owners own planners) * FIBERNET FAST BROADBAND *
DESCRIPTION: Whether you are a keen golfer, or perhaps just wishing to relax and take in beautiful panoramic uninterrupted rural views as far as the eye can see, this exceedingly rare example of a grade II Georgian and older character residence is a property not to be missed. Especially, as it is set within its circa 3 acres (TBV) of classic grounds adjoining Wellshurst Golf Course, in addition to enjoying stunning rural views to the South Downs. This property may also have the added future financial benefit of possibly obtaining planning permission for one or even two luxury bespoke residential building plots within its large gardens, (Something which the current owners are presently investigating with their own planners).
This imposing and grand Georgian fronted country home offers generously proportioned accommodation throughout, with all six bedrooms being double in size and each bedroom also having the added benefit of an upgraded or refitted luxury ensuite.
Having been used in the past as a Wedding venue and an up-market B&B business, this property with its current layout, could lend itself to be more than just a luxurious family home if required, specifically for those looking for a home business for income.
There are numerous reception rooms, including a dining room, a sitting room, and a large lounge. The two main reception rooms are complimented by large inglenook fireplaces, in addition to much of this fine property enjoying many other period features including high level beamed ceilings and oak panelled walls to name but a few.
The current owners have continuously and lovingly maintained and improved this fabulous classic character residence, leaving virtually no stone unturned to ensure all aspects of this historic house were and have been looked after properly for the new incoming owners. So much so, that this Grade II listed home has an energy efficiency rating of C, which is virtually unheard of for old properties specifically like these.
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SITUATION: Located adjoining the Wellshurst Golf Course and enjoying the most stunning views, this fine character Georgian residence of generous proportions set within its own grounds of circa 3 acres, is only a short drive of the mainline stations at Polegate, Uckfield, Buxted and Stonegate, making it ideal for London City commuters. For other public transport, the 51 bus stops about 150metres away and runs to Eastbourne via Hailsham and Polegate, it also runs north to Tunbridge Wells.
Leisure and shopping facilities are easily and extensively well catered for by both the Heathfield and Hailsham Country towns, not forgetting the adjoining Wellshurst Golf Course for walkers and golfers alike.
Depending upon educational needs, there is an abundance of choice within the general locality, including Mayfield School for Girls, Bede’s, Eastbourne College, Skippers Hill and Heathfield.
ACCOMODATION: After proceeding through an elegant vestibule with double doors you are met by an impressive panelled oak door with a twin upper glazed section which opens into a fabulous reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL: With beautiful high level beamed ceilings, paved floor, radiator, stunning oak staircase with elegant panelled side, doors leading off from the reception hall to kitchen / breakfast room, lounge, sitting room, cloakroom and top of the cellar entrance. Oak framed wide arched entrance leading to the dining room.
DINING ROOM: Comprising of high-level beamed ceilings, oak floors, oak panelled walls, radiators, an exquisite brick inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and display recesses, sash windows with aspects to the extensive sized front lawned garden and additional neo classical designed side gardens.
CLOAKROOM: Approached off the main reception hall by an old oak door. Comprising a W.C., wash basin and radiator.
BESPOKE KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: A double aspect room, approached from the main reception hall and comprising of an extensive range of painted crafted wooden cupboard and base units with granite worktops, further granite splashbacks, inset 1 ½ drainer sink unit with mixer tap and granite drainers, fitted brushed steel Miele coffee machine, American fridge freezer, fitted glazed and brushed steel oven and microwave, further impressive Stoves gas cooking range with gas hobs above and ovens below, granite splashback, air purifier hood over, wooden painted mantle and surround, display cupboards and storage drawers, oak floors. In addition, there is a feature central preparation and breakfast island also with granite top, as well as a wooden chopping block section, feature lighting above and storage cupboards and drawers below, radiator, sash window with aspect over the front lawned garden, further side window with aspect over side drive and of the substantial garaging for 4 cars. Door leading from the kitchen / breakfast room to the adjoining generously proportioned utility room.
UTILITY ROOM / LAUNDRY ROOM: Of a substantial size, with range of modern base units and marble effect worktops over, space for washing machines, space for dryers, fitted stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, deep additional storage cupboards, raised airing rack, radiator, door to walk in larder with glazed tiled walls and shelving, doors leading off to the outside rear and to the adjoining sitting room, as well as 'emergency access' to the adjoining Annex/Bedroom 6 Garden Suite, sash window overlooking side terrace.
CLOAKROOM: Recently refitted with oak floor, radiator, high gloss wall mounted vanity cupboard with feature rectangular wash basin over and chrome mixer tap, extractor fan, side window, W.C., chrome towel rail.
SITTING ROOM: Approached from the main reception hall, as well as from the lounge and utility room. Currently with paved floors, coved ceiling, feature recessed ceiling dome, archway leading beyond to open plan adjoining study / sunroom with stunning views to the downs.
STUDY / SUNROOM: With wooden floor, coved ceiling, downlights, radiator, paned doors and window with the most fabulous breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views to the South Downs. In actual fact, in our opinion to date, these are probably unrivalled within this area of East Sussex.
LOUNGE / PREVIOUSLY USED AS FUNCTION ROOM AND DANCE ROOM: With a specially fitted wooden dance floor, high level beamed ceilings, and feature oak pillar, splendid brick recessed inglenook fireplace, with brick hearth and wood bressummer beam over, side cupboards and display recess, radiator. This naturally light room is triple aspect, with paned window and aspect of front garden, further panelled and paned French doors with aspect and opening onto side neo classical lawned gardens, as well as a panoramic range of paned windows and other French doors leading out to the rear neo classical lawned gardens, which enjoy the mesmerizing and fabulous views beyond of the uninterrupted countryside all the way to the South Downs. Door to the side lobby and garden plant potting room.
BACK PORCH AND GARDEN POTTING ROOM: With wooden floor, raised worktops for potting and preparations, sink unit with mixer tap tiled splash back, radiator, shelving and coat storage area, paned window with aspect over rear garden and the stunning views beyond, door to outside side garden.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: From the main reception hall, the elegant oak staircase leads to a mezzanine landing with a feature paned window that enjoys fantastic breath-taking views of the uninterrupted countryside all the way to the South Downs, further oak steps leading to the left side of the first-floor landing with a radiator and door to the old lift access, further paned window and doorway leading to the main bedroom one master suite.
MAIN BEDROOM ONE MASTER SUITE: Comprising of a double sized main bedroom with radiator, fitted cupboards, fitted display shelves, three feature neo classical large pillars, paned windows with view over rear landscaped classical gardens and absolutely stunning panoramic views beyond of the adjoining countryside and further still all the way to the South Downs. Steps and door to luxury art deco influenced ensuite.
LUXURY ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a newly fitted heavy glazed fronted walk-in double sized shower with chrome shower control system, tiled walls, downlights, feature wall mounted radiator with central full height mirror, tiled walls and tiled floors, downlights, W.C., feature art deco influenced granite and chrome wash basin unit with twin recessed wash basins and matching chrome art deco influenced taps, twin wall mirrors with touch sensitive lighting, shaver point, paned window to side aspect.
GENEROUS DRESSING ROOM TO MAIN BEDROOM ONE SUITE: Approached from the main bedroom through its triple pillars and a bespoke fitted range of wardrobes, a recessed vanity area, radiators, including a window seat with paned sash window enjoying a front aspect of the lawned gardens beyond the gravel driveway, further paned sash windows overlooking the side classical gardens and also with fabulous panoramic rural views beyond.
BEDROOM TWO: A double sized room, which is also double aspect, approached from the upper first floor oak staircase level. Comprising of high-level beamed ceilings, beamed walls, fitted cupboards with oak door fronts, radiator, sash window with aspect to front gardens, further sash window with aspect to side gardens and far-reaching rural views beyond. Door to genuine art deco ensuite.
BEDROOM TWO ART DECO ENSUITE: A most luxurious genuine art deco suite comprising of a feature bath with tiled walls and incorporated chrome wall mixer tap and further shower attachment, art deco wash basin with chrome supports and chrome taps, W.C., chrome heated towel rail, art deco styled tiled walls, waterproof flooring, large landscape wall mounted mirror, down lights, coved ceilings, sash window with aspect over front lawned gardens.
BEDROOM THREE: A double sized room with radiator, recessed fitted wardrobe with oak fronted door, sash windows with aspect over front lawned garden. Further area for coffee preparation and chiller cabinet with door beyond leading to another art deco ensuite bathroom / shower room.
BEDROOM THREE ENSUITE ART DECO BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a feature Art Deco bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled walls, Art Deco pedestal wash basin with chrome taps, marble splashback, chrome heated towel rail, W.C., separate shower with sliding glazed and chromed doors, tiled walls and chrome shower control system, wall mounted mirror, sash window with aspect to far side, waterproof flooring,
BEDROOM FOUR: A double sized room with ensuite shower, with window to side enjoying lovely far reaching rural views, door to ensuite, steps down to main bedroom area, beamed walls and beamed ceiling, radiator, recessed wardrobe with oak fronted door, paned window with fabulous views all the way to the South Downs.
BEDROOM FOUR ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a luxury whirlpool / jacuzzi bath with shower side screen, shower control system, tiled walls, W.C., pedestal wash basin with chrome taps, tiled splash back, chrome wall mounted heated towel rail, fitted shelving, downlights, waterproof floor, window with aspect to far side.
SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Continuation of oak staircase to second floor landing with mezzanine area that has incorporated storage attics and cupboards, exposed oak beams to walls and ceiling, oak balustrading, radiator, door to ensuite shower room, further door to bedroom five suite.
BEDROOM FIVE SUITE: Comprising of a double aspect lounge room of generous rectangular proportions with attractive vaulted beamed ceilings, beamed walls, radiator, eaves storage cupboards, paned window with aspect over front lawned gardens, further window with aspect over side garden and further stunning views of the countryside beyond. Door leading to adjoining double sized bedroom.
The bedroom also has attractive vaulted beamed ceilings, and beamed walls with additional eaves wardrobe cupboards, window with aspect over front lawned gardens.
CELLAR: Approached by an old oak door from under the oak staircase leading off from the main reception hall. Steps leading down to the cellar rooms with ample space for wine storage.
ANNEX / BEDROOM SIX GARDEN SUITE: Approached from outside on the ground floor level by its own private front door to the far side of the property off its side paved terrace.
Front door opening into a galley kitchen and then a double bedroom with parquet flooring beyond. Fitted cupboards and window with aspect to rear. Further door to ensuite shower room.
OUTSIDE: This handsome Grade II listed Georgian country residence and pre dated 17th century wings sits within circa 3 acres of established classical gardens and also enjoys probably the finest and most stunning panoramic views in East Sussex of uninterrupted countryside all the way to the beautiful South Downs National Park.
The property is approached through its private entrance off the Wellshurst Golf Course via its classic gravel driveway, which leads past the front of this imposing home beyond to its large and substantial detached garage.
There is parking for numerous vehicles both near the main detached garage building and also at various other points adjoining the main throughfare of the gravel drive.
The detached garage building with space to park up to 4 cars and adjacent covered log store.
The front gardens which are quite extensive, are laid mainly to level lawns, also have the benefit of established specimen trees and stocked shrub borders which create interesting adjoining walkthroughs.
To the left-hand side of this fine Georgian façade are further well maintained and classically styled lawned and hedged gardens with a paved sun terrace at its beginning edge, which then continues around to the rear passing a disused large outdoor swimming pool to reach the similarly designed rear classical gardens.
The rear sun terrace and the property’s continued classical surrounding gardens and grounds are framed by quite amazing far-reaching aspects of what appears to be uninterrupted beautiful rural views as far as the eye can see, including the South Downs National Park.
There are understood to be several deep freshwater wells located in the ground.
PLEASE NOTE: The current owners have been advised that there may also be the possibility of obtaining planning permission for one, or even two bespoke residential building plots within its circa three acres of extensive gardens. That being the case, they are in the process of preparing and putting forward a pre application meeting with Wealden District Council to explore this possibility. Therefore, any updates in relation to this situation will be updated on the marketing details as and when we are informed.