Rural East Sussex
Guide Price £1,395,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Rural East Sussex
Guide Price £1,395,000
- Detached period farmhouse
- Set in 12.35 acres (*TBV) of grounds
- Landscaped gardens/Long private drive
- Equestrian facilities
- 1 bedroomed Park Home
- Substantial outbuildngs
- Beautiful interior/period features
- Stunning Amdega Orangery
- Secluded location
An idyllic detached property of Victorian style situated in 12.35 acres (TBC*) with extensive outbuildings including equestrian facilities, ancillary park home and numerous other outbuildings, occupying a fabulous private rural position, set up a private drive with lovely views over its own land which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition to the main residence there is a well presented double 1 bedroom park home and a large 6m x 16m building, fully insulated and currently divided in two to provide a spacious gym/games room and a studio/annexe and further triple open bay oak framed garage. The Well maintained purpose built equestrian complex includes a spacious concreted yard area with 5 loose boxes, tack room, feed room, hay barn, tractor shed, 40m x 25m manege (rubber mix surface) and post and rail paddocks all with automatic water connected. For horsebox access a shingled drive with parking area leads to the equestrian facilities. Other outbuildings include a bespoke detached timber framed building with two sets of garage doors and with an external staircase leading to an office above. A further large workshop/machine store (over 14m in length) - offers scope for variety of uses /additional garaging. The property is approached through heavy oak gates operated via a video entrance phone and is totally private being set at the end of the long drive within it's own rural enclave. Of Victorian style the house is presented to a high standard throughout and includes: Ground Floor - Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, family room, Orangery, kitchen & breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom. First Floor - Master bedroom with en-suite, 3 further double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Another standout feature of the property are the glorious well maintained gardens and grounds stocked with a wide variety of mature trees, shrubs and border plants offering an idyllic and tranquil setting.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
A most attractive detached residence accessed through heavy oak gates operated via a video entrance phone and approached down a long private driveway. The property enjoys a much sought after private rural location set at the end of it's own third of a mile drive and being surrounded by it's own land in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Village shops are available at Horam, with a wider range in Heathfield. There is a choice between Royal Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne and the county town of Lewes for the widest range of shopping, and entertainment amenities. Mainline rail services are available at Stonegate providing commuter trains to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Alternatively services to London Bridge are available from Buxted. There is a wide choice of schools nearby, both in the private and state sectors. Maynards Green Community Primary School, Heathfield Community College, St Bedes Preparatory School, St Bedes Senior School, Eastbourne College Buxted railway station 6.5 miles (Services to London Bridge from approximately 1 hour 15 minutes), Stonegate railway station 10 miles (Services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross from approximately 1 hour 10 minutes) M25 (J5) 30 miles Horam 1.2 miles, Heathfield 2.5 miles, Lewes 13 miles, Eastbourne 15.5 miles.
REFER TO THE FLOOR PLAN EITHER ON THE WEB SITES OR BROCHURE - Main points of interest - Presented to a high standard throughout. Hand built Oak framed porch with ornate lead work leading to the HALLWAY into the property. SITTING ROOM/DRAWING ROOM with feature fireplace. The very well appointed KITCHEN has a range of wall and floor mounted units with granite work surfaces. A particular feature is the 4 oven AGA which is a combination of oil, electric and gas with 4 ring gas hob. There is a long, oak topped central island with double fridge drawers and ample storage beneath. UTILITY ROOM with built in fridge/freezer, microwave and wine cooler plus sink and drainer. BOOT ROOM incorporating a cloakroom/WC and large larder. DINING ROOM and further FAMILY ROOM with an additional feature fireplace. Stunning AMDEGA ORANGERY which is off the FAMILY ROOM and DINING ROOM offering much light opening out to a patio area to the front as well as the landscaped gardens.
FIRST FLOOR - Upper landing with 4 BEDROOMS one currently used as a DRESSING ROOM with fitted cupboards (which do consume some of the space should it be used as a bedroom and therefore would benefit from being removed. One EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM and TWO FURTHER BATHROOMS - All meticulously furnished.
FLOOR PLAN AVAILABLE ON LINE
PARK HOME - 464sqft - One double bedroom park home, in very good condition, well-appointed throughout, with separate power and water connected. This is currently rented out on an AST. Fitted Kitchen with breakfast bar, good size living room, box room, separate WC and shower room with sink, double bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
FLOOR PLANS AVAILABLE ON LINE
STUDIO/GYM/HOBBIES BUILDING -1068sqft - Timber building of high quality construction (to dwelling standard), fully insulated and including hot/cold water. currently divided into two parts and configured to provide a spacious gym/games room in one half and a studio in the other with large shower room, WC and sink. Ideal ANCILLARY / ANNEXE ACCOMMODATION (subject to planning/building regulations).
WORK SHOP / MACHINE STORE - over 14m in length Two sets of garage doors make this building ideal for additional garaging. Further internal secure room for additional hand tools. Numerous 13 Amp sockets, lighting and fuse boards.
BESPOKE detached timber framed building with external staircase leading to an office above. Large front double doors, insulated roof, water, power, lighting, sewage connected all on a concrete floor.
GARAGE - Triple open bay oak framed garage situated adjacent to the main house, with concrete base and hard-standing in front, internal lighting and automated external lighting.
STABLE YARD - Purpose built equestrian yard with concrete base, power and water, access for lorries over the drive. 5 loose boxes each 12ft x 12ft, , further 6th stable 12ft x12ft used as a tack room/feed room with water and WC attached to the outside.
OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA - 40m x 25m Sand & Rubber mix Manege.
HAY BARN - stairs leading to upper floor.
MACHINE STORE/TRACTOR BARN - pole barn with corrugated steel roof and road planing hard core floor. Lighting, 13 Amp sockets and flood lights.
The current owners have significantly improved the property during their ownership, landscaping the gardens, adding to and updating the outbuildings and installing additional outdoor lighting. This includes original Victorian Lantern Posts as well as some reproduction ones which line the driveway, further automated lighting on the garages, up-lighters strategically place around the property to highlight the landscaped gardens and also the trees and statues.
AGENTS NOTE: There are a number of statues, pieces of stone work and various trees and shrubs which will not remain at the property. However some may be available to purchase by separate negotiation. Please speak to the Vendor directly on this matter.
LAND & GROUNDS
The gardens have been landscaped and are a key feature of the farm well stocked with a wide variety of mature trees, shrubs and border plants. The paddocks are post & rail fenced, very well maintained and all having an individual water supply and drinking troughs. In total the gardens and grounds extend to 12.35 acres (TBV*). The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry where available, with the boundary and acreage clearly stated/marked. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wealden District Council
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating. AGA - special edition Oil - Electricity and LPG.
TAX BAND: G
HOUSE EPC RATING: E 49/77 - EPC PARK HOME: F 38/58 - PARK HOME SERVICES: LPG central heating. Electric via coin operated meter. Main water.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase: www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org
All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent - Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
Prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
From Tunbridge Wells head south on to the A267 (signposted Frant), and continue beyond Mayfield to Cross-in-Hand. Continue past the Esso petrol station (on the left) and after a short distance turn right onto the A267 to Horam. Continue along this road for just over 2 miles and then turn right into Sandy Lane. At the end of Sandy Lane turn right again into Hanging Birch Lane. After 0.2 mile you will see a grass triangle on the right surrounded by a post & rail fence with a tree in the middle and a sign saying HUGGETTS. Turn right here and continue up the private road, past a large stone sign to Stonelands Farm and all the way to a pair of automatic wooden gates.
Tel: 01892 829014