- 5 bedrooms
- No Chain
- Substantial Period house
- Beautiful Gardens with lake
- Approximately 5 Acres
- Suitable for dual family occupation
- Quiet Lane
- Main Line station 7 miles
- 5 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
Description A beautiful 17th Century period house set in beautiful gardens with summerhouse and lake. 5 Acres (tbc) paddock and woodland. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 kitchens and 2 staircases ideal for dual family occupation.
Located down a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the village. There are a few properties down the lane, most of which are surrounded by their own land. Horam village offers local shops and doctors and Heathfield is only 2.5 miles away with an active High Street, supermarkets and amenities. Good private and state schools with bus services in area. Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells are both about 30 minutes drive and offer more comprehensive facilities.
This Grade II listed farmhouse had substantial restoration work carried out in 2012 and the house now benefits from new electrics and plumbing throughout, new bathrooms and kitchens. There is lovely original panel work, some of which is carved, two substantial inglenook fireplaces and some Gothic features which do suggest the original building may have been built earlier than the 17th century. There are surprisingly good ceiling heights throughout and the lowest point in two of the reception rooms is 1.9 metres but this is not consistent. As the house has two staircases at either end and two kitchens, it would be possible to have dual family living. Oil central heating and private drainage.
The detached barn is at an angle to the main house and would make a superb conversion subject to planning permission. The 10 Acres can be split or sold as a whole.
The original solid oak door with iron stud work leads into the hallway with its exposed brick floor and oak staircase rising to the first floor.
26' 2'' x 11' 1'' (8m x 3.4m) An impressive room with a large inglenook fireplace, open hearth, canopy and solid oak bressumer. Original lattice windows to the front with dark oak frames and the ones to the rear have been replaced with attractive oak arched Gothic style windows. There is new oak panelling to the walls which lighten the room and work well with the old dark oak.
20' 4'' x 13' 8'' (6.2m x 4.2m) The large inglenook in this room is made from stone and brick and has the bread ovens at the back. The fireplace houses a log burner and has a substantial oak bressumer above. The Gothic arch windows are to the rear along with some lovely carved oak panels and there is a further window overlooking the front garden.
14' 9'' x 7' 10'' (4.5m x 2.4m) This room is below a catslide roof and so has a high beamed and vaulted ceiling. It is bright with a double aspect and leads through to the second kitchen or utility room.
16' 8'' x 10' 5'' (5.1m x 3.2m) Fitted with modern painted wood units with plenty of floor and wall cupboards and work surfaces. Fitted Neff electric oven and hob, space for dishwasher and washing machine. Storage cupboard housing the oil fired boiler. Leading out to the garden is a really lovely carved oak door and there are windows on two sides of the room. To the rear of the kitchen is a further door that leads to a lobby with second staircase to the first floor and door to the sitting room.
Second Kitchen/Utility Room
8' 10'' x 7' 10'' (2.7m x 2.4m) Well fitted with a range of modern, painted wooden units fitted with a Neff electric oven and hob, space for a dishwasher and washing machine. A door leads out to the side garden and there is a double aspect, a very light room with a high ceiling as it is once again beneath the catslide roof.
20' 8'' x 11' 5'' (6.3m x 3.5m) Much of the oak here has been replaced with lighter oak including the windows and flooring which are the wide oak planks, consistent with the other rooms on this floor. Two deep double built in wardrobes with oak doors and a shared jetty window adjacent to the bathroom.
9' 2'' x 8' 2'' (2.8m x 2.5m) Sharing the jetty window and providing a deep sill. Fitted with a white suite with panelled bath and telephone taps, wash basin, wc, and walk in fully tiled shower.
13' 8'' x 13' 5'' (4.2m x 4.1m) Lovely old, wide oak board floor, exposed beams and window overlooking the rose garden to the front. Open fireplace with carved wood overmantel and to the side is a cupboard with a carved oak door. Large cupboard which houses the pumped new water cylinder for the first floor.
6' 6'' x 6' 6'' (2m x 2m) A light area with double aspect, the second staircase to the ground floor and access to the family bathroom and bedroom. Exposed timbers and a carved oak panel.
14' 1'' x 11' 5'' (4.3m x 3.5m) Lovely old, wide plank oak floor and three windows providing a double aspect.
9' 10'' x 6' 6'' (3m x 2m) Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with separate shower above and glass shower screen, wc and pedestal washbasin. Heated towel rail.
12' 1'' x 11' 5'' (3.7m x 3.5m) High, vaulted and beamed ceiling and a window enjoying the view over the lake.
8' 6'' x 5' 2'' (2.6m x 1.6m) High sloping ceiling, panelled bath, wash basin and w.c. Window and heated towel rail.
Guest Suite (Bedroom 5)
20' 4'' x 11' 5'' (6.2m x 3.5m) This overall measurement incorporates the bedroom and dressing area adjacent to the en-suite bathroom. This is a particularly lovely room having two King Posts exposed along with the ceiling cross beams. A deep cupboard houses the new pumped water system for the second floor. There are two windows overlooking the fields to the rear and door through to the en-suite bathroom - With a bath with shower over and glass screen, wash basin and wc, window and heated towel rail.
The gardens are beautifully planted with shaped and trimmed yew hedges and trees separating into three sections: The Rose Garden has a central brick pathway and diamond shaped beds. The Herb Garden in the same design and then a Yorkstone patio and pathway extend around to the side of the house where again there is a beautifully designed garden leading down to the summerhouse 5.6 x 2.5 metres. A pretty timber framed construction resembling the house. Double doors open to the rear side near the lake. There are ornate wrought iron gates to either side of the summerhouse to prevent the geese and ducks entering this formal garden.
The gardens to the rear have been left as a natural garden with a small woodland and stream which runs through to the lake which has a central island and two bridges.
Believed to be about 5 Acres in total and separated into separate paddocks for sheep. There is a woodland at the top and a separate access via the lane over an unmade drive which then leads through to the far side of the lake where there is a recently constructed but unfinished barn 9.8 x 4.8 metres. The main frame is made but there is no roof or doors.
Driveway: A new driveway is being put in and has been dug out to provide space for several cars and there are brick pillars ready for gates and drainage installation. This drive will not be finished as there is an option for a further area to have a large garage installed or further parking and will be left to the buyer's discretion.
Please note that these details have been prepared as a general guide and do not form part of a contract. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. Room sizes are approximate and should not be relied upon. Any verbal statements or information given about this property, again, should not be relied on and should not form part of a contract or agreement to purchase.
From Heathfield proceed out of town towards Cross in Hand, taking the first turning left into Pages Hill and at the top, turn left onto the Eastbourne Road. Continue through Little London, passing the garage on the right and take the third turning on the right into Hanging Birch Lane. Continue until the road splits to the right where the property will be found on the right by the lake. View more View less
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