Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Guide Price £1,475,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Guide Price £1,475,000
A glorious detached period stone barn conversion (unlisted) offering extensive accommodation with 6 acres (*TBV) of grounds / paddocks and including an attached single storey barn with large indoor swimming pool & gymnasium, underground car park, purpose built barn style home office; in all 7000sq ft plus 5 box stable yard with 40m x 20m outdoor riding arena. This exclusive detached residence is set in a most enviable, tranquil rural location at the end of no through lane with uninterrupted far reaching views from the rear over countryside, yet is just 5 minutes drive from Robertsbridge station offering connections to London. The restoration of this splendid Sussex barn was completed by the present owners with much care and attention lavished on the vaulted and beamed interior which features a stunning first floor minstrels gallery and floor to ceiling glazing throughout the centre of the barn giving a great feeling of space and light to the whole. The versatile layout of the accommodation includes : Ground floor - 2 double bedrooms (both en-suite), 3 reception rooms, gymnasium with shower & cloakroom bespoke kitchen /breakfast room with central island & separate laundry room and cloakroom/wc (N.B. the current ground floor configuration offers excellent scope to incorporate an integral annexe and/or further bedrooms). First Floor: Large Minstrels gallery with sitting area, 2 double bedrooms both en-suite. The whole is approached off the lane into a wide shingled driveway offering spacious parking for various vehicles and a horsebox with landscaped grounds surrounding the barn of which a focal point is a raised water feature with sitting out areas for relaxing and Al Fresco Dining and small orchard area to the front. The adjoining acreage is laid out as mainly pasture and for those keen on off road riding there is excellent access to bridleways nearby.
ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan
The property was developed and re-built by the current owners using existing building/s with all the equestrian/leisure facilities being added during the build.
On the GROUND FLOOR: The main barn which is stone offers a large drawing room and feature fireplace, dining room and a beautiful open plan central hall with a galleried oak staircase with a further sitting area above overlooking the rear gardens and a view towards Robertsbridge. A further family/ sitting room may also suit changing to a fifth bedroom if so required but as is, offers a place for everyday TV viewing and sitting. The kitchen sits central to the whole and a fully functioning laundry and utility room adjacent. Two ground floor bedrooms both with en-suite WC/showers etc, the Gymnasium and then the pool all are easily accessible and look out over the main garden. On the FIRST FLOOR: There is a master suite with en-suite large bathroom, further bedroom and en-suites.
Located down an un-adopted lane offering seclusion and privacy the property overlooks open countryside to the rear and is considered to be rural and in a quiet location. The sought after village of Robertsbridge with its medieval origins, has a wide variety of facilities which cater for most day to day needs including a post office, general store, butchers, veterinary surgery, chemist, florists, doctors and dentist. There is also well regarded primary and secondary schooling in the village and the surrounding area is well served with a number of private schools including Vinehall and Battle Abbey. Robertsbridge mainline station is within walking distance and offers regular commuter services to London on the Charing Cross and Cannon Street lines, there is also a regular bus service from the village providing access to neighbouring villages and towns. The historic Abbey town of Battle with extensive shopping facilities is about three miles distant and the Inland Spa resort at Tunbridge Wells is within 18 miles distant having a comprehensive range of High street shops and leisure facilities.
TIMBER STABLE BLOCK - 5 loose boxes, (4) 12ft x 14ft, (1) 15ft x 20ft, power and water all on concrete.
STORE ROOM - Integrated into the stable block but could be reinstated to use as a stable again if required.
OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA - 20M X 40M - fully drained post and railed professionally installed.
OFFICE & POOL
OFFICE - Refer to the floor plan for dimensions. Timber weather boarded, pitched roof, fully insulated, power connected etc.
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL - 10m x 4.2m 4ft -5.6ft deep, fully enclosed with bi folding doors opening out into the garden if required, attached to the house via;
GYMNASIUM - WC/SHOWER ROOM / changing facility - also incorporates the pool plant equipment / boiler room.
LAND & GROUNDS
The whole plot sits in approx 6 acres (*TBV). This includes the main dwelling, outbuildings and garden/drive etc. The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been measured formally by Equus and its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry with the acreage clearly marked where available. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have 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: Rother District Council
SERVICES: Private drainage. Oil central heating, under floor heating at ground level except Gym. 1st floor radiators. Office heater via electric heaters
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: D
POOL HEATING: Mains electric off the house mains via a heat exchange unit
PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN: August 2016
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
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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.
Heading south on the A21 towards the south coast, turn right at the roundabout signposted to Robertsbridge village. In the middle of the High Street turn right into Station Road and up the hill over the railway crossing and adhering to the barrier lights and warnings. After the crossing turn right into Bellhurst Road or further up Knelle Road, then at the junction turn left into Langham Road, then at the top of the road turn right again into Bugsell Lane (don't to go all the way to the end as this takes you back on to the main road.
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