*REDUCED SUBJECT TO THE CLIENT BEING ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY PURCHASE ANOTHER PROPERTY THEY ARE PRESENTLY INTERESTED IN.
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: WONDERFUL VIEWS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS * A SUBSTANTIAL SIZED DETACHED MODERN FIVE / SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMED COUNTRY RESIDENCE WITH 2. Read more
*REDUCED SUBJECT TO THE CLIENT BEING ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY PURCHASE ANOTHER PROPERTY THEY ARE PRESENTLY INTERESTED IN.
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: WONDERFUL VIEWS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS * A SUBSTANTIAL SIZED DETACHED MODERN FIVE / SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMED COUNTRY RESIDENCE WITH 2.7 ACRES AND LARGE INDOOR SWIMMING POOL* POSSIBILITY SUBJECT TO PLANNING FOR A GLAMPING AND HOLIDAY COTTAGE LETTING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY * TWO DETACHED BRICK BUILT OUTBUILDINGS, ONE OF WHICH CURRENTLY HAS PERMISSION TO CONVERT INTO A DETACHED 2/3 BEDROOMED TWO STOREY ANNEX * LARGE DETACHED BRICK BUILT DOUBLE GARAGE, WHICH MAY ALSO HAVE POTENTIAL TO CONVERT INTO A SECOND HOLIDAY LETTING COTTAGE SUBJECT TO PLANNING * CONVERTED LUXURY SHEPHERDS HUT WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF THE DOWNS, OUTSIDE SHOWER AND TOILET FOR PRIVATE GLAMPING ( POTENTIALLY COULD BE RENTED FOR £95 PER NIGHT AT CURRENT LOCAL RATES ) * LARGE ENTRANCE PORCH * IMPRESSIVE RECEPTION HALL * SITTING ROOM * DRAWING ROOM * KITCHEN / DINING ROOM * UTILITY ROOM * DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM * STUDY / POTENTIAL BEDROOM SIX * GYM ROOM * SAUNA * SHOWER AND CHANGING ROOM AREA * GALLERIED LANDING * BEDROOM ONE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM * BEDROOM FOUR WITH ENSUITE SHOWER * FAMILY BATHROOM * SECOND CLOAKROOM * LONG TREE LINED DRIVEWAY * EXTENSIVE PARKING FOR NUMEROUS VEHICLES * QUIET RURAL POSITION WITHIN ONLY A SHORT DRIVE OF LEWES WITH ITS MAINLINE TRAIN STATION FOR LONDON.
DESCRIPTION: A large detached substantial sized five / six bedroomed modern family home beautifully positioned off a quiet country lane within its own gardens and paddocks of approximately 2.7 acres and enjoying wonderful rural views over the adjoining countryside and the South Down beyond. Although the property is offered for sale in good decorative order and has an impressive sized adjoining indoor pool and spa wing, there is further potential to enhance this property.
In particular, there are two fairly good-sized detached brick-built outbuildings which could lend themselves for conversion into two high yielding holiday cottage rental units. One of the two storey buildings already has current planning permission to convert into a two / three bedroomed detached annex. The other large building which did serve as a generous sized detached double garage and storeroom, could also, subject to planning permission be converted into a second holiday rental cottage.
In addition to this possible lucrative home income business opportunity. Is the popular route of adding a further glamping income stream incorporating and adding to the present private glamping Shepherd hut's already positioned perfectly by the current owners in site of the wonderful South Downs on the property's far southern boundary. Especially, as we have been informed that locally Hut glamping units can easily command up to £95 per night.
SITUATION: This large family home is perfectly located in a quiet semi-rural location set off a country lane at the end of its own long driveway and in the site of the wonderful South Downs within its own paddocks and gardens of approximately 2.7 acres. However, for those wishing to commute to London by train, there is the Lewes mainline station within only a short drive.
Although there is an award-winning local shop nearby and a good choice of local country pubs to choose from, there is an exceptional variety and more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities to be found at Ringmer, Lewes an Uckfield.
Depending on educational needs, there is probably an unrivalled list of respected teaching institutions. These include Lewes Grammar, Bede's, Roedean School and Brighton College.
ACCOMMODATION: From the front circular in and out driveway you approach a large double glazed entrance hall.
FRONT ENTRANCE HALL: A generous sized irregular shaped room with tiled flooring, park exposed brick wall and low rendered walls with extensive picture window double glazed sides, ceiling light, oak display shelf, bespoke oak and glazed door leading to impressive main reception hall.
IMPRESSIVE MAIN RECEPTION HALL: A large and impressive room with a splendid vaulted ceiling and galleried landing, oak floors, walls with character mouldings, radiator, feature ceiling chandelier light, oak door to downstairs cloakroom.
DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM: With tiled floor and half tiled walls, W.C. with concealed cistern, Shaker style storage cupboards either side and oak shelf over, wall mounted quality ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap, ceiling light, double glazed frosted window.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM / DINING ROOM: Comprising of a large kitchen area with an extensive range of fitted cupboard and base units with marble effect work tops, further large central island with numerous additional base units also with marble effect work tops and breakfast bar area, space for dishwasher, integral grill, integral deep fat fryer, fitted stainless steel sink unit with drainers and mixer tap, space for American fridge freezer, large cooking range with gas hobs and oven / grill, brushed steel backplate and brushed steel extractor hood, oak floors, white painted wooden ceiling with adjustable ceiling spot lights, oak door to utility room, radiator, double glazed window with aspect to outside covered all weather additional parking area, further double glazed window with aspect over side garden.
OPEN PLAN DINING AREA: A double aspect open plan area adjoining the kitchen breakfast room, with a continuation of the light oak coloured flooring, radiator, double glazed window with aspect to side and additional double glazed picture windows and door to front sun terrace.
UTILITY/BOOT ROOM: Approached by oak doors from either the main reception hall, or the kitchen, as well as having an exterior access door from the covered internal adjoining parking area. This room is comprised of tiled floors, range of fitted cupboard and base units with marble effect worktops, space for washing machine and dryer, fitted stainless steel sink unit with two drainers, extractor fan and radiator.
SITTING ROOM: Approached from the main reception hall. A large triple aspect room with radiators, open fireplace which has been arranged for possible use with a wood burner, character wall mouldings, double glazed windows with New England Style internal shutters, further double-glazed picture windows and French Doors to side walled garden.
DRAWING ROOM: Approached from the main reception hall. With light oak coloured floor, radiator, feature wall lights, ceiling light, character mouldings to walls, double glazed sliding door to adjoining large indoor swimming pool and spa wing.
OFFICE / POSSIBLE BEDROOM SIX: Approached from the main reception hall. With light oak flooring, fitted bookshelves and display cupboards, radiator, double glazed window with sliding double glazed door opening onto adjoining very large indoor swimming pool and spa wing.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Staircase with wooden balustraded side leading from the main reception hall to the extensive sized first floor galleried landing.
FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING: A large open plan area with wooden balustrading and enjoying an internal aspect over the large impressive reception hall and to the picture window beyond that encompasses the far-reaching rural views beyond. Ceiling hatch to extensive sized loft space, which may be suitable subject to planning for conversion into further accommodation if required.
BEDROOM ONE MAIN SUITE WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: A double sized bedroom enjoying a double aspect. With downlights radiator, range of modern fitted wardrobe cupboards, vanity units and dressing tables, windows with New England style internal shutters with breath taking rural views of the adjoining countryside and the South Downs.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM FOR BEDROOM ONE: Comprising of a panelled bath with antique styled taps, tiled surrounds and sides, pedestal wash basin with antique styled taps, tiled splashback, radiator, separate shower cubicle with shower control system, double glazed window.
BEDROOM TWO: A double sized room with radiator, coved ceiling, double glazed window with wonderful far reaching rural views of the adjoining countryside and beyond of the South Downs. BEDROOM THREE: A double sized room with a radiator, ceiling light and double-glazed window with stunning far-reaching views of the adjoining countryside and beyond of the South Downs.
BEDROOM FOUR: A double sized room with radiator, fitted recessed ensuite shower cubicle with aqua board walls and shower control system, pedestal wash basin with chrome taps, fitted wardrobe cupboard, double glazed window with New England style shutters.
BEDROOM FIVE: A double sized room with twin fitted wardrobe cupboards, radiator, downlights, double glazed window with aspect over front garden and beyond of the adjoining countryside.
FAMILY BATHROOM: Comprising of a large corner bath with panelled side, antique style taps, tiled walls, coved ceiling, pedestal wash basin with chrome taps, towel rail, radiator, double glazed frosted window.
FIRST FLOOR CLOAKROOM: Comprising of a W.C. with concealed cistern, twin Shaker style cupboards with oak shelf over, Shaker style vanity sink unit with ceramic circular sink on raised wooden stand, radiator, double glazed window.
INDOOR POOL AND SPA WING: This impressive adjoining building is constructed of a substantial steel frame with light coloured resin bonded floors and extensive sized heated swimming pool, dehumidifier system, large double glazed picture windows and double-glazed sliding doors leading to the side walled garden and rear sun terrace. Further double-glazed windows and sliding doors leading to the Gym area and separate changing rooms with sauna and relaxing room.
GYM AREA: Approached by a double-glazed sliding door from the indoor pool area or by a double-glazed door from the relaxing area / sauna and changing rooms. Comprising of a solid floor with painted raised low wall with ornamental stone border, double glazed door leading to rear sun terrace.
RELAXING AREA / SAUNA AND POOL CHANGING ROOMS: Approached by a double-glazed sliding door from the indoor pool area, the Gym room and beyond from a further outside side access. Comprising of a solid floor, with a relaxing and entertaining area that leads beyond to the enclosed changing rooms with wet room shower and W.C.
POOL ROOM: Accessed beyond the relaxing and changing rooms by a double-glazed door. This room has a solid floor and houses the pool filtration and heating system.
OUTSIDE: The property has a front island lawned garden area in between the in and out driveway with two mature feature trees. Behind this area are two large detached brick outbuildings which could lend themselves for conversion into a pair of high yielding holiday letting cottages subject to planning.
The first building nearest the main house is presently a single storey detached double garage and workshop / storeroom with power and light points, windows and electric raising double sized retracting garage door.
The second building is a two-storey brick-built building already with current planning permission to convert into a detached two / three bedroomed annex. Obviously, this building could also double as a second high yielding holiday rental cottage if required subject to planning.
PRIVATE SHEPHERD HUT'S BESPOKE GLAMPING UNIT WITH OUTSIDE SHOWER AND TOILET: The current owners have already developed their own outdoor glamping shepherd's hut that is located a sensible distance away from the main house near its rear boundary in order to benefit from the stunning rural views of the adjoining countryside and the South Downs beyond.
PLEASE NOTE: We have been advised that locally, should one obtain planning permission to use this bespoke glamping Shepherds hut for commercial holiday letting, that approximately £95 per night is easily achievable throughout a wide season.
SIDE WALLED GARDEN: To the other side of the property is a protected brick wall enclosed lawned garden area with stocked flower borders and sun terrace.
FAR SUN TERRACE: Beyond the pool building to the south side rear boundary is a large outside sun terrace which also enjoys breath-taking far-reaching views of the adjoining countryside and the South Downs.
MAIN LAWNED GARDEN AND ADJOINING GRASS PADDOCKS: Running up alongside the property's long private drive off the country lane are the level grass paddocks and adjoining lawns from the main house that are believed to extend to approximately 2.7 acres. The size of these paddocks are considered ideal for a single horse or pony, especially with a bespoke equine vet centre within close proximity.