MAIN SPECIFICATION: DETACHED SIX BEDOOMED VICTORIAN COUNTRY PROPERTY WITH FISHING LAKE AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED GARDENS IN ALL APPROXIMATELY 4. Read more
MAIN SPECIFICATION: DETACHED SIX BEDOOMED VICTORIAN COUNTRY PROPERTY WITH FISHING LAKE AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED GARDENS IN ALL APPROXIMATELY 4.5 ACRES ( TO BE VERIFIED ) * ENTRANCE HALL * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * NEWLY FITTED NEPTUNE KITCHEN * UTILITY ROOM / BOOT ROOM * FAMILY ROOM / STUDY * CELLAR DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM * ACCOMMODATION ARRANGED OVER THREE FLOORS * THREE SHOWER ROOMS / BATHROOM ( ALL REFITTED AND UPGRADED ) * TWO OF WHICH ARE EN-SUITES * POTENTIAL SUBJECT TO PLANNING FOR A FURTHER EN-SUITE TO BE INCORPORATED PRESENTLY WHERE BEDROOM SIX IS LOCATED * OPEN FIREPLACES AND INCORPORATED WOOD BURNERS * NEWLY FITTED OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING BOILER * TWO DRIVEWAYS PROVIDING PARKING FOR NUMEROUS VEHICLES * DETACHED HERITAGE STYLE CARPORT WITH POTTING / HOME WORKSHOP * ATTRACTIVE PRIVATE FISHING LAKE * PADDOCK WITH SEPARATE ACCESS * BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED GARDENS * IN ALL APPROXIMATELY 4.5 ACRES ( TO BE VERIFIED ) * QUIET COUNTRY LOCATION *
DESCRIPTION: A very rare opportunity to purchase a most attractive detached 19th century Victorian six bedroomed country family home set within approximately 4.5 acres with the most beautiful landscaped gardens and idyllic private stocked fishing lake, in addition to benefitting from an adjoining horse paddock with its own separate access.
The current owners have tastefully upgraded and improved this splendid detached 19th century six bedroomed Victorian family home which is understood to date back to circa 1840. Many of the character features have been retained and enhanced, including a number of the original fireplaces and the elegant inglenook being fitted with a substantial cast iron wood burner.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors and comprises of a front reception hall, a downstairs cloakroom, a sitting room, a dining room, a refitted Neptune Kitchen, a separate utility room, a family room / study, a first-floor landing and a total of six bedrooms. Five of the bedrooms are double and the sixth bedroom on the second floor could possibly be incorporated as an additional en-suite for bedroom five. Two of the existing double bedrooms have tastefully upgraded quality en-suite facilities and there is also a large upgrade quality family shower room. Although the existing accommodation is quite sufficient, there is possibly further potential to enlarge the ground floor area by incorporating and upgrading the garden room / storeroom (subject to planning).
Outside, the property enjoys impressive landscaped gardens and a wonderful most enchanting private fishing lake, as well as an adjoining horse paddock with its own separate entrance. The grounds in all are believed to total approximately 4.5 acres (to be verified).
SITUATION: The property in our opinion, is perfectly located in a highly desirable and sought after beautiful rural setting off a quiet country lane, yet within only a short drive, or healthy walk of Heathfield Town with its excellent variety of shopping and leisure facilities. London commuters have a choice of mainline stations they can commute from, including Buxted, Wadhurst, Tunbridge Wells, and the south coast can be reached within approximately 20 minutes by car. There is an astounding choice of respected primary and secondary educational facilities within this area of Sussex depending on one's requirements. These also include Mayfield School for Girls, Bede's, Battle Abbey, Skippers Hill, Vinehall, Tonbridge and Heathfield.
ACCOMMODATION: From the elegant redbrick pathway leading off the front drive, you approach the attractive exterior storm porch constructed of brick with a pitch tiled roof and an interior side bench seat. Large impressive painted wooden stable front door opening to the main front reception hall.
MAIN FRONT RECEPTION HALL: Comprising of slate flooring, half vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, radiator, exposed and painted brick walls, coat hanging area, radiators, fitted shelving, wooden cottage door leading to inner hall.
INNER HALL: With tiled floor, door leading outside to rear garden. Further wooden cottage door leading to downstairs cloakroom.
DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM: Comprising of modern white low-level W.C. with radiator, fitted rectangular quality white ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap and cottage style wooden storage cupboard under, decorative whitewashed wood panelled Newlyn style walls, fitted shelving, frosted paned window to side.
DINING ROOM: Approached from either the inner hall, or from the generous open plan area beyond the dining room that flows beyond to the sitting room and recently fitted impressive Neptune Kitchen. This room comprises of polished character wooden floors, antique style radiators, down lights, imposing red brick old inglenook fireplace with fitted cast iron wood burner, brick hearth, brick surrounds and wooden bressumer beam over, storage cupboards, paned windows with aspect over the rear sun terrace and garden beyond.
NEPTUNE KITCHEN -SEMI OPEN PLAN : An elegant and high quality shaker influenced high specification Neptune Fitted Kitchen with an extensive range of cupboard and base units with beautiful white stone work surfaces over, matching white stone splashbacks, in addition to large white stone wall backplate above gas cooking range, integral dishwasher, integral full height fridge freezer, fitted white enamelled sink with chrome mixer tap, further range of Neptune Kitchen display cupboards, down lights, window with aspect over front garden.
SITTING ROOM: Approached from beyond the dining area by a wide arched entrance and comprising of a feature 19th century Victorian cast iron open fireplace with a veined grey marble surround and mantle, tiled floors, antique style radiators, window with aspect to side and beyond of the lake, double glazed French doors opening to rear sun terrace.
FAMILY ROOM / STUDY: Approached from the dining room by an old wooden panelled door. This room has an old wooden floor presently carpeted with a hatch access still leading to the old cellar. Wonderful open brick fireplace with brick hearth, fitted shelving, radiators, down lights, fitted storage cupboards, window with aspect over front garden.
UTILITY ROOM / BOOT ROOM: A separate room from the kitchen which can be approached by the part glazed and panelled wooden door beyond the kitchen and dining room, or from the rear porch and boot room. This room comprises of rustic wooden worktops with spaces and points under for a washing machine and a dryer, fitted butler sink with mixer tap, window with aspect over side garden and beyond to the lake. Coat hanging area, twin wooden doors opening into a walk-in larder cupboard with shelving and a recently fitted new Grant oil fired central heating boiler.
REAR PORCH / BOOT STORAGE AREA: A large covered rear porch with generous storage areas and further coat hanging area. Steps leading to side driveway and enjoying attractive outlook beyond of the lake.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Wooden staircase with wooden balustrading leading to first floor landing and mezzanine window with aspect over the rear garden.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Comprising of wooden floors, radiators, fitted display bookshelves, storage cupboards. From the first-floor landing and its hallway you access four of the six bedrooms and the main family shower room.
BEDROOM ONE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Approached from the far end of the first-floor landing and hallway by an antique wooden door. This is a good size double bedroom is also double aspect with radiators, hatch to loft storage, with double glazed windows enjoying views of the rear landscaped gardens and private fishing lake. Door to ensuite bathroom / shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of oak floors, fitted vanity and washing area with twin sinks and chrome taps, travertine tiled splash backs, fitted panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and travertine marble tiled wall surrounds, separate heavy glazed and chrome fronted shower cubicle with travertine tiled walls, heated towel rails, low level W.C. window with aspect over side garden and beyond of the lake.
BEDROOM TWO WITH ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Approached by wooden door from the hall landing and comprising of a generous double sized room with lovely oak floors, radiators, internal shutters double glazed windows and sliding doors opening to a further southerly facing sun terrace, door from bedroom to luxury ensuite shower room.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM TWO: Comprising of low-level W.C. radiator, white rectangular quality wash basin with high gloss storage drawers under, chrome tap, down lights, wide double sized heavy glazed fronted walk-in shower cubicle with chrome shower control system, large chrome shower head and chrome corner shelf, extractor fan, chrome towel rails, window with aspect to rear garden.
BEDROOM THREE: Approached by wooden door of landing and comprising of a double sized room with wooden fitted cottage style wardrobes, fitted shelving, further wooden storage cupboards, radiator, attractive wooden floors, window with aspect over the front garden and additional character church style part coloured window also with aspect over front garden.
BEDROOM FOUR: Approached off the landing by a wooden door, comprising of a double sized room with a radiator, fitted shelves, fitted wooden cottage style wardrobes, window with aspect over the front garden.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM: Approached by wooden door off the hall landing and comprised of a luxury heavy glazed fronted double sized shower cubicle large chrome shower head, pedestal wash basin, chrome heated towel rail, radiator, extractor fan, window with aspect over rear garden.
SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Separate wooden staircase from the far end of the first floor landing hall leading to bedroom five and beyond to bedroom six.
BEDROOM FIVE: A double sized rectangular room with a pleasant vaulted white beamed ceiling, fitted storage cupboard, fitted naturalistic wooden shelves, window with aspect over rear landscaped gardens and beyond. Doorway from bedroom five opening to a large single sized bedroom six.
BEDROOM SIX: This double aspect room lends itself ideally for conversion into an ensuite luxury bathroom / shower room for bedroom five (subject to planning permission).
OUTSIDE: To the front of the property there is a rustic redbrick drive and parking area and pathway leading to the main front entrance, as well as access to the separate garden and storage room, which could lend itself (subject to planning) for conversion into further ground floor accommodation.
THE PROPERTY SITS WITHIN IT'S OWN GROUNDS OF APPROXIMATELY 4.5 ACRES (TBV).
PLEASE NOTE: There is public footpath / right of way that passes along the edge property's side dive along the post and rail fence line into an old country paddock.
FRONT GARDEN: This is mainly to the right side of the front driveway and comprised of a lawn area with mature shrubs, plants and specimen trees which are all enclosed by a charming characteristic white picket fence.
SIDE DRIVEWAY: Just before you reach the property there is a separate entrance through a large white painted wooden five bar gate that leads to a generous gravel surfaced parking and turning area in addition to a Heritage style detached car port with a home workshop and storage in the barn. There are steps leading up to the rear porch from this driveway and parking area, as well as a gate leading to the side landscaped section of garden beyond the post and rail wooden fence.
PRIVATE FISHING LAKE: This wonderful well stocked established private fishing lake covers approximately 1.5 acres (to be verified) with a charming bridge accessing an island, as well as a delightful woodland edged and screened nature trail pathway meandering around its circumference.
REAR LANDSCAPED GARDENS: The current owner has lovingly maintained and enhanced these extensive country gardens over the years that cover a further significant amount of the property's acreage. Beyond the brick sun terraces are beautiful lawn areas intermingled with flower borders, rose gardens, a box hedged mini maze, meadow grass areas, as well as a rustic summer seating area near the old charming original brick outbuildings.
PADDOCK: To the furthest section of the acreage beyond the top areas of the main landscaped gardens there is a grass paddock with a wooden field shelter. The paddock is easily accessible by its own separate green lane driveway off the main country lane.