In the beautiful Sussex Weald, this spacious 5 bedroom farmhouse nestles in approximately 12.5 acres of grounds which include formal gardens, a woodland walk and farmland, all only 8 minutes from Uckfield Station with its regular service to London. Quintessentially Sussex in style, this luxurious house was actually completed in 2000 and has an expert attention to detail which extends to the detached double garage with an annex, which provides sophisticated accommodation for guests. Close to popular villages and schools, this charming country home is tucked privately away beyond electronic gates with a secure, video entry system.
Secluded but not isolated, this house is private behind ancient hedgerows and you sweep through silent, electric gates to step into a beautiful, light filled home with plenty of character, an easy flow and a high spec finish which includes energy efficient windows.
The drawing room
Inside, the entrance hall impresses with its double height and huge, hewn timbers.
Ideal for entertaining, the L shaped drawing room is a room for all seasons with garden views through large windows in three walls whilst in winter it transforms into a gleaming, oak beamed haven when you dim the hand crafted lights and ignite the Rocal wood burner within the inglenook brick fireplace.
The family room, kitchen diner and utility
The heart of this home, the family room is full of sunshine with a dining area by a large fireplace with a wood burner to gather around. Walls are lined with windows framing glorious countryside views, and party perfect, French doors allow a seamless flow between the garden and the house, complementing the sociable flow through to the kitchen and family area.
Bright and cheerful, the kitchen diner’s skilfully designed to be a comfortable space in which to relax. There’s space for a large informal table for homework, breakfasts and suppers beneath a vaulted roof with skylights and by French doors opening to the sun terrace, making al fresco dining easy. There’s a central island where friends or family can perch as you cook, classic wood units are topped by smooth granite surfaces and the magnificent Baumatic Range could stay, subject to circumstance. Ready for use, the integrated appliances are high spec and as you would expect of a home of this quality, there’s a separate utility room with access to the grounds – so sports kits/jodphurs can go straight into the washing machine.
First bedroom/study and shower room – ground floor
Designed for life, at the front of the house is a bright and spacious room currently used as a study, but which was envisaged as the fifth bedroom for an older relative, hence the chic shower room next to it.
Three bedrooms and bathroom – first floor
Three charming double bedrooms each have their own character with sturdy beams and fitted wardrobes and all are quiet and comfortable with views across the garden to the field. At the end of the hallway, the luxury bathroom’s spacious with a cheerful seaside theme and large enough for a corner bath with a shower above it, and the aquamarine hand basin and heated towel rail are also worth a mention.
The master suite
All about relaxing in private and leafy surroundings, this restful room has generous proportions, calm décor and all the walk in, lit storage you could dream of – and you’ll bathe in glory in the stylish en suite which is large enough for both a bath and separate shower.
The annex and double garage
With plenty of character of its own, the annex is ideal if you’re searching for a property of two halves as it’s just as stylish as the main house with a spacious, light room at the top with garden views, and a kitchen and shower room on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor is secure parking for two cars.
The extensive “formal” garden is mainly laid to lawn with ancient hedgerows at the front. Running along the back of the house, the decked sun terrace with a glamorous whirlpool bath has far reaching views across your field and steps down to the woodland walk, which is still maturing but you can already see the romantic walkway taking shape, leading to a central, secret area, ideal for picnics or for play.
Where it is
Shops: Local 2 min drive, Uckfield Town 8 mins, Lewes 10 mins
Station: Uckfield 8 mins (subsidised fares) Lewes about 10 mins
Primary: East Hoathly 5 mins, Framfield 7 mins, Little Horsted (spa just around the corner!) 6 mins
Secondary: Ringmer 10 mins, Uckfield 13 mins
Private: Brighton College, Bede’s, Lewes Old Grammar, most run buses
Nestled between the chalk escarpments of the North and South Downs, the lush Sussex Weald provides beautiful country walks, bridle paths, forests and downland villages to explore, all not far from the coast. Framfield has a lively community and popular primary schools at East Hoathly or Little Horsted as well as King’s Academy, Ringmer are within a 10 minute radius. Shops, bistro pubs and tennis/swimming/riding clubs are all within easy reach as is the bustling town of Uckfield – which also has a station. The opera house of Glyndbourne and relaxed café culture of the medieval castle town of Lewes are easy to reach, its station serving Gatwick and London just a 10 minute drive. There’s also an excellent selection of private schools nearby, including Brighton College, Lewes Old Grammar and Bede’s, and many of them provide minibuses to the village. The beaches of Eastbourne or Seaford are about half an hour away and the coastal City of Brighton and Hove is a reasonable commute – about 45 minutes.
To view this property or request more details, contact:
Brand Vaughan, Brighton110 St. Georges Road, Brighton, BN2 1EA
01273 839108 Local call rate