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MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: DETACHED FOUR / FIVE BEDROOMED GRADE II LISTED CHARACTER HOUSE * APPROXIMATELY 1. Read more
GUIDE PRICE: £1,300,000-£1,500,000
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MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: DETACHED FOUR / FIVE BEDROOMED GRADE II LISTED CHARACTER HOUSE * APPROXIMATELY 1.5 ACRES (TBV) * QUIET RURAL SETTING AND PART OF A SMALL HAMLET * FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS * TWO ENSUITE BATHROOMS / SHOWER ROOMS AND A FURTHER SEPARATE FAMILY SHOWER ROOM * FIRST FLOOR LANDINGS ONE WITH A STUDY AREA * LARGE KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * SITTING ROOM WITH INGLENOOK FIRPLACE * LARGE FORMAL DINING ROOM WITH INGLENOOK AND WOOD BURNER * FAMILY ROOM / SNUG ROOM * UTILITY ROOM * BOILER ROOM * CELLAR * LEADED LIGHT WINDOWS * HOST OF EXPOSED BEAMS WITH RELATIVELY HIGH CEILINGS THROUGHOUT * VERY LARGE ATTIC ROOM STORAGE * DETACHED BRICK OUTBUILDING.
DESCRIPTION: A most attractive and quite sizeable detached four / five double bedroomed Grade II listed character family residence in a lovely rural location near a small hamlet of homes and benefiting from approximately 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds, including a grass paddock, as well as enjoying wonderful rural country views. This classic character residence has a host of exposed beams and high ceilings, numerous inglenook fireplaces, four reception rooms, two ensuite bathrooms / shower rooms and a further family shower room. Furthermore, this very attractive house has a large storage attic and a cellar and a separate detached brick outbuilding all of which provide excellent storage facilities.
In addition, the accommodation comprises of a large sitting room, a generous sized formal dining room, a family / snug room, as well as a large kitchen / breakfast room and a utility room. There is also a rear porch, a rear hall, a lean-to conservatory and two first floor landings, with the first-floor rear landing also benefitting from a generous sized study area.
There is also potential to build a heritage style garage subject to planning adjoining the large gravel driveway.
This type of country period home does not usually come to the open market, and in particular, this Grade II listed detached four / five bedroomed family residence benefits from high ceilings, as well as beautiful exposed oak beams and an abundance of natural light.
SITUATION: Located off a country lane near a hamlet of other rural homes and enjoying lovely views of over the adjoining countryside, this property is located on the edge of Vines Cross betwixt Heathfield and Hersmonceux and also within easy driving distance of Stonegate, Polegate and Buxted mainline train stations, making it perfect for city commuters.
Depending upon education needs, there is an excellent choice of highly renowned teaching institutions within, the general locality, including Battle Abbey, Skippers Hill, Mayfield School for Girls, Bede’s and Heathfield.
Leisure pursuits are also well catered for within this area of Sussex, including numerous golf courses, horse riding, cycling and beautiful country walks.
There is also excellent local shopping to be found at Heathfield including both Waitrose and Sainsbury with even more comprehensive shopping beyond in Tunbridge Wells.
ACCOMMODATION: From the extensive sized gravel driveway you approach the main front entrance with an impressive old oak door that opens into the large sitting room.
SITTING ROOM: An impressive large double aspect room with red brick floors, exposed oak beams with high ceilings, radiators, elegant inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and old carved ship bressummer beam over, fitted old wooden storage cupboard with leaded light window front display above, doors to rear entrance hall and further door to formal dining room.
FORMAL DINING ROOM: A double aspect large sized room with carpeted floor over a wooden floor, access hatch under stairs to cellar, wonderful exposed beams to ceilings, inglenook fireplace with fitted wood burner, radiators, leaded light windows withs aspect to both the front and rear gardens, staircase leading to the main first floor landing, further door leading to the family room / snug room.
FAMILY ROOM / SNUG ROOM: With a carpeted floor, radiator, leaded light window with aspect to side, impressive oak door with small upper glazed section that leads to the front garden, further door leading to the utility room.
UTILITY ROOM: Comprising of a fitted base unit with a stainless-steel sink unit over, space for washing machine, space for dryer, space for large fridge and freezers, leaded light window to rear garden, steps down to small boiler room.
BOILER ROOM: With floor mounted oil-fired boiler and side window to front.
REAR / INNER HALL: Which can be approached from the sitting room, kitchen / breakfast room, rear porch and rear first floor landing. Comprising of red brick floor, coat hanging area, exposed beams.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: A large size double aspect room with red brick floors, attractive bespoke built range of wooden kitchen cupboard and base units with wooden work surfaces over, further breakfast bar, fitted ceramic four ring hob, fitted Neff microwave, fitted glazed fronted oven, fitted twin sink with mixer tap. Inglenook brick fireplace with fitted wood burner and oak bressummer beam over, further extensive sized red brick floor area for large breakfast table, attractive exposed beamed high ceiling, radiators leaded light windows with aspects to front and rear gardens, substantial old oak door leading to lean to conservatory.
LEAN TO CONSERVATORY: Comprising of a quarry tiled floor, low brick base with upper glazed and wooden framed side and glazed sloped roof.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Approached by either staircase, but with the main staircase leading up from the formal dining room.
MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With carpeted floors, exposed beams, relatively high ceilings, doors to bedroom one, three, four and family shower room.
BEDROOM ONE MAIN SUITE WITH ADJOINING DRESSING ROOM / BEDROOM FIVE AND ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: A double sized double aspect room with attractive high beamed ceilings, radiators, leaded light windows with aspect over both the front and rear gardens and views beyond of the countryside. Door to adjoining dressing room / potential bedroom five.
DRESSING ROOM/ POTENTIAL BEDROOM FIVE: With its separate entrance also off the rear first floor landing and, presently with range of fitted wardrobe cupboards, radiator and leaded light window with aspect over front garden and views beyond of the countryside.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Approached from bedroom one via a small adjoining hall that also has a further oak door leading to the concealed staircase for access to the large loft. Comprising of a fitted bath with panelled sides, mixer tap, W.C., fitted wash basin with cupboard under, radiator, leaded light window with aspect to rear garden.
BEDROOM THREE: A double sized room with radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboards, beams, old fireplace with attractive oak carved surround, leaded light window with aspect over the front garden and views of the countryside.
BEDROOM FOUR: A double sized double aspect room with radiator, radiator, leaded light window with aspect to side, further skylight window with aspect to rear garden.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of W.C., wash basin, radiator and shower cubicle with tiled walls, extractor fan.
REAR FIRST FLOOR LANDING ACCESSED BY THE SECOND STAIRCASE FROM THE REAR HALL: Comprising of an extensive sized landing with attractive exposed wooden floors and study area with door leading to bedroom five / dressing room for bedroom one. Hall leading to bedroom two and a further family bathroom / shower room.
BEDROOM TWO: A double sized room with a radiator, and leaded light window with aspect over the front garden and views beyond of the countryside.
SECOND FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM THAT CAN ACT AS A SECOND ENSUITE TO BE USED FOR BEDROOM TWO OR AS A SHARED BATHROOM IF POTENTIAL BEDROOM FIVE IS NO LONGER USED AS A DRESSING ROOM FOR BEDROOM ONE: Comprising of an old metal and enamel roll top bath with ball and claw feet, mixer tap with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, W.C., radiator and leaded light window with aspect to side.
LARGE STORAGE ATTIC: Approached by concealed wooden staircase leading from bedroom one’s hall that adjoins the ensuite bathroom / shower room. The attic is a large open area with good natural light and can be walked through standing at full height.
OUTSIDE: The property has both front and rear gardens, as well as an adjoining paddock, which in all are believed to total approximately 1.5 acres (TBV). In addition, there is a detached brick outbuilding that has power connected.
FRONT GARDEN: Beyond the gravel driveway and parking areas to the front of the property where there is potential subject to planning to build a heritage style garage, there is an attractive red brick path which runs parallel with the front of this beautiful character home. The majority of the front garden is laid to lawns with attractive flower borders and mature trees, with the adjoining grass paddock beyond.
SIDE GARDEN: Approached by the brick path from the front garden and partially secluded by old red brick low walls with a brick paved sun terrace area.
REAR GARDEN: Arranged as mainly lawn with some flower borders and hedges intermingled with mature trees.
DETACHED BRICK OUTBUILDING: Located to the rear of the property at the edge of the rear garden, arranged with an open front bay for machinery and an adjoining brick workshop with window and internal connected power. This building subject to planning could be converted into an office or even a small holiday letting unit.