A substantial detached country residence set amidst 16.5 acres of paddocks, formal gardens and horticultural plot with an outdoor pool and various outbuildings used as studio, workshop and occasionally ancillary accommodation. Apply Lewes 01273 474101.
A substantial detached country residence set amidst 16.5 acres of paddocks, formal gardens and horticultural plot with various outbuildings used as studio, workshop and occasionally ancillary accommodation.
Formerly there was a planning consent granted circa 2000 (expired 2007) to develop the site to provide a much enlarged dwelling of circa 8,000 square feet.The property as it is presented today is is a detached 4 bedroom (Master en-suite) bungalow of considerable grandeur, open plan and offering highly versatile and adaptable accommodation that requires a modicum of modernisation . The bedrooms are supplemented by a family bathroom and a shower room, electric night storage heating/air conditioning and electric under-floor heating. The integral double garage is fully insulated and currently used in part as an office/store with access to the master bedroom.
Recreational facilities include an outdoor heated pool by way of air source heat pump, male and female changing rooms each shower and a WC. The property enjoys an inspiring vista across the surrounding open countryside with views beyond to The Downs. The property is approached by a carriage driveway with dual entrance and surrounded by landscaped formal gardens with two dew ponds one of which is enclosed by a mature copse, the two paddocks have an excellent cover of grass and are ideal for keeping livestock such as the sheep that, in all around 16.5 acres (tbv).
Mains water and electricity are connected to the property with a private drainage system. FTTP fibre optic broadband is appointed affording 1TB of down/uploading capability.
The property truly is an exceptional opportunity for a buyer looking to invest in a home with smallholding or equestrian potential via the paddocks and horticultural gardens. There is considerable space for further garaging to be constructed, this subject to obtaining the appropriate planning consents.
The property is located in a wonderful rural position, with approximately 2 miles to the village of Berwick with a train service to London. 8 miles to the north is the market town of
Heathfield which offers a range of shops and commercial facilities. Eastbourne, with an excellent range of amenities, sporting and cultural facilities, marina and good choice of schools is about 13 miles to the south on the coast. The county town of Lewes with frequent train services to London Victoria is about 10 miles away. There is a wide choice of sporting amenities in the area including golf at The East Sussex National Course (at Little Horsted near Uckfield), and courses at Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne and Piltdown. There is a wide choice of schools in the area with secondary schools at Heathfield and Hailsham, and a choice of preparatory schools including Skippers Hill at Five Ashes and St Andrews at Eastbourne with secondary private schools, Bedes at Upper Dicker and Eastbourne College for Boys and Girls.