Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Guide Price £1,375,000
5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Guide Price £1,375,000
NO CHAIN A very well presented detached country and equestrian home set along a quiet rural lane in 8 acres (TBV) of grounds and paddocks with large stable yard and floodlit riding arena. The glorious character accommodation of over 4000sqft includes: 5 double bedrooms, Kitchen/breakfast room, 4 reception rooms plus 2nd kitchen, downstairs bathroom, office/bedroom, utility room and boot room - offering good options to adapt the ground floor layout to include a self-contained annexe. Occupying a slightly elevated position, there are lovely views over surrounding farmland from the property with a range of bridleways & country walks nearby and local amenities available at Robertsbridge village just a short distance away with railway station connecting to London and the A21 easily accessible. The whole is approached through an electric gated entrance onto a long driveway leading to the front of the house with adjacent triple bay oak cart lodge & garage. The expansive manicured gardens are a feature with wide lawns, specimen trees & shrubs and substantial paved terrace set to the rear. There is also ample space within the grounds to add a tennis court or swimming pool if desired (subj. perm.). Two vehicle entrances give access to the well organised equestrian facilities which include: 6 full size loose boxes around a secure gated yard (power, lighting, water connected) open hay barn, 3 storage containers, 40m x 20m floodlit riding arena (sand/rubber surface), spacious hardstanding areas for horsebox parking and 6 fenced paddocks with water connected one including a double field shelter. Other outbuildings within the grounds include a purpose built chicken run and three wooden tool sheds. NO CHAIN Move in Tomorrow! (subject to legal work)
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated on high ground with country views across orchards, forestry and rolling hills and located off a tranquil country lane easily accessible to Robertsbridge with High Street shops catering for those day to day needs. Together with mainline rail link to London with regular services on the Charing Cross/Cannon Street line. In addition there are established state and private primary and secondary schools within the area including Battle Abbey, Vinehall, Marborough House and Robertsbridge Community College. The location is ideally suited for easy access to bridleways, footpaths and forestry and in the general area there are numerous buildings of significant historical interest including the magnificent moated castle at nearby Bodiam, Darwell reservoir and local coastal attractions.
ACCOMMODATION-refer to the floor plan
The substantial accommodation features a porticoed entrance porch leading into a wide entrance hall with staircase to the first floor part galleried landing. From the entrance hall there are four spacious reception rooms, the first being the sitting room on the right, dining room on the left, office/downstairs bedroom, and a study at the rear. The kitchen/breakfast room benefits from a range of fitted units and appliances, double doors to the patio and a separate utility room. To the side of the property there is a collection of rooms which would lend themselves perfectly to becoming a self-contained annexe, including a boot room/lobby, cloakroom, 2nd kitchen and large reception room plus ground floor bathroom and further w.c. To the first floor there is a large master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bath and shower room, guest double bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further double bedrooms, one with a shower and sink in bedroom three, family bath and shower room and eaves storage.
The six stables are arranged around a secure gated yard which has a half height removable privacy fence. Facilities include water, power and lights.
An open barn area offers an additional pony stable or hay storage. To the rear of the stables are three secure steel containers, and in one of the paddocks there is a double mobile field shelter.
The stable yard is visible from the house and the all weather riding arena which was built in 2005 by Miller Equestrian Services offers glorious views in three directions.
The lower field has a separate road entrance from Poppinghole Lane next to Knights Shaw Cottage and is surrounded on two sides by woodland and divided by post and rail fencing to form two separate areas of grazing.
The four upper paddocks are divided by post and rail fencing. All paddocks have water connected, the gates have new hard core gateways, and some paddock boundaries are fitted with electric fencing and are mains energised. There is direct access from Poppinghole Lane via electric gate, through the rear entrance to the sand school, muck heap, stable block and container areas. The rear entrance area has hard standing ideal for trailer and lorry parking and adequate turning space.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The property is approached via an electrically operated gate over a sweeping tarmacadam driveway flanked with retaining walls and established shrubs. The driveway continues to the front of the property with substantial turning area and triple bay oak framed cart lodge including garage. To the side of the property is further concrete hard standing and access through to the yard and adjoining stabling. The front gardens are arranged with lawns and established mature specimen trees and shrubs and post and wire boundary fencing adjoining neighbouring orchards. There is a substantial flagstone paved terrace with a pathway which continues to the side and rear gardens, and a further tiered patio with hot tub (to be included). The gardens to the rear are predominately laid to lawn, with a small vegetable patch, purpose built chicken run capable of housing up to 10 chickens and three wooden tool sheds.
The whole sits in approx 8 acres (*TBV). This includes gardens, drive, equestrian facilities and house/garage etc. 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: Rother District Council
SERVICES: Mains Electricity and Water. Oil tank for Central Heating. LPG Gas for hob. Private Drainage
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: C 69/84
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.
Take the A21 coast bound through Tunbridge Wells and towards Hurst Green, continue to Roberstbridge over the roundabout on the bypass for a further mile and then turn left into Poppinghole Lane. The lane dips up and down for approximately 1.1 miles and the entrance drive to the farmhouse can be found on the right hand side
Tel: 01892 829014