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5 bed detached house for sale
Fletching, East Sussex
Sold subject to contract
Offers over £750,000
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Freehold
  • Grade II listed character home
  • Built around the 1500s
  • 0.7 of an acre plot
  • Detached 2 storey workshop and useful outbuildings
  • Oldest dwelling in the village
  • Retains a wealth of period features
  • A number of fireplaces throughout
  • 5 generous size bedrooms
  • Well established orchard
  • In need of complete renovation
 

Description

Video tour available upon request. A magnificent grade II listed 5/6 bedroom detached period home occupying a generous corner plot of 0.7 of an acre with a substantial detached 2 storey carpenters workshop and studio and a number of useful outbuildings. Beautifully situated in the heart of this ever desirable village.
The Cottage is a most distinctive character home steeped in history and believed to have been built around the 1500s as a four-bay yeoman farmer’s hall house with a later addition in C17th.
In the mid 1600’s the property was registered as ‘The White Horse` and functioned as the village alehouse until C18th. In 1805 the property changed ownership when a debt occurred and the property was surrendered to Anne Baker Holroyd, Countess of Sheffield. From here on the property was owned by the Sheffield Park estate from 1805 until it was after World War 2. In 1856 a local master carpenter made various improvements and built the carpenters workshop and studio. Thereafter there were owners from aristocracy to carers and finally a much-loved village school master. Further history is available upon request.
The property is the oldest dwelling in the village and retains a wealth of period features. To briefly mention, a bread oven, salt cupboard and range in the kitchen/breakfast room, a number of fireplaces in particular the main fireplace surround with newel posts possibly from Sheffield house and tiles that match those in the church, chamfered oak heartwood beams and a medieval saw pit within the garden.
The accommodation extends to 2903 sq ft, arranged over 3 storeys with a 338 sq ft cellar. The front of the property is entered via entrance lobby with a central staircase rising to the first floor. There are a number of large reception rooms with the main living areas all having fireplaces. Continuing through there is a 16’10 x 13’1 kitchen/breakfast room with a larder, salt cupboard and bread oven. There is an inner hallway with a concealed staircase rising to the first floor, a utility room with steps leading to the cellar and a separate family room/study.
The first floor provides 5 generous size bedrooms, one room serving as a dressing room, a family bathroom and a separate WC. The second floor accommodates a further bedroom and an office/study.

Outside:
To one side of the entrance is an attractive carpenters workshop with studio above. Adjoining the carpenters workshop is a garage, woodstore and further workshop. Continuing through the garden is an outside toilet, a well established orchard, a detached timber outbuilding and piggery to the far boundary.
The property is in need of complete renovation and viewings are strictly by appointments. View more View less
Mansell McTaggart - Uckfield
01825 592884
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