Little Horsted, East Sussex
Guide Price £885,000
11 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Little Horsted, East Sussex
Guide Price £885,000
- Detached property
- Over 3636 sqft
- Set in 8 acres(*TBV)
- Rural location
- Requires modernising
- NO CHAIN
A substantial detached family home (3636 sqft) in grounds/paddocks of 8 acres (*TBV) with good opportunities to add equestrian facilities (subject PP) and being set along a lane in this sought-after hamlet. The extremely versatile 11-bedroom accommodation requires updating and refurbishment, but presents a superb opportunity for those keen to acquire a significant sized property on which to carry out a reconfiguration / interior re-design with further excellent options to incorporate a self-contained annexe and/or staff flat if so desired. The surrounding open fields/countryside provide for delightful walks and numerous bridle paths and the Ashdown Forest with its 6500 acres is within short driving distance offering a number of leisure activities, including horse riding (by permit) country walks and cycle trails. For local shopping/amenities Uckfield is within 1.5 miles also with rail station connecting to London and access to the A22/A26 is around half a mile. . A feature of the property are the large west facing gardens of around 1.25 acres (*TBV) mainly laid to lawn interspersed with trees with hedged boundaries. NB. There is ample space to add garaging and/or other outbuildings such as stabling in the immediate adjoining grounds (sub PP). The balance of the land is laid out as paddocks with hedged boundaries also allowing space for equestrian facilities such as a riding arena (sub PP). Agents Note. A residential care home used to be run from the location so it is likely that there will be opportunities for those seeking to run some kind of home-based business from the site or holiday let options (Sub permissions). No Chain.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
Little Horsted is a small, picturesque rural hamlet with primary school and attractive church and including Plashett Park Wood which is an area of ancient woodland, providing habitat for a variety of breeding birds plus a number of rarer invertebrates and flora. The location is convenient to Uckfield around 1.5 miles away and around half a mile from the junction of the A22 and A26 providing excellent road access to the surrounding area. Uckfield centre provides a wide range of shops, two supermarkets, public houses, a library, a cinema, a Community College, leisure centre with swimming pool plus rail station with services to London Bridge and London Victoria in just over an hour. The County Town of Lewes is about 7 miles to the south and provides similar facilities with the town of Haywards Heath around 12 miles away offering further shopping facilities as well as a mainline station with 45 minute service into London Bridge/Victoria.
The surrounding countryside offers delightful scenic walks and numerous bridle paths linking with the neighbouring districts and to the south between Uckfield and Crowborough is the Ashdown Fores. Other recreational facilities within easy reach include golf at the East Sussex National, Equestrian competition centres at Hickstead, Crockstead and Golden Cross, polo at Knepp Castle, Horse racing at Plumpton and Lingfield and the coastal resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne (approx. 19 miles away) offer a range of water sports and amenities as well as marinas at both destinations. For fans of open air opera famous Glynebourne is nearby.
ACCOMMODATION - REFER TO THE FLOOR PLAN
The property extends to 3636sq ft (337sq.m) and is arranged over two floors with 6 reception rooms and 11 bedrooms (one of them on the ground floor). Clearly as a family house the ground floor could do with re-arranging as with the rooms on the first floor to include en-suites and a large family bathroom. As the receptions and bedrooms are currently configured, it would be possible to have the property divided to include an integral annexe.
Some areas in the property require attention to the fabric of the building and the whole will need re-refurbishment/decorating and modernising.
PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY: There is a footpath on the middle field which runs along the hedge from the lane to the East Sussex National Golf Course. This could be fenced off to separate live stock if so desired.
EAST SUSSEX NATIONAL GOLF COURSE & CLUB/HOTEL: There is a strip of land (approx. vehicle width) which the Golf Club owns and runs across the far field from the lane to the the Course. This is currently unmarked and not fenced and shows no signs of use but could easily be fenced to segregate the boundary.
PROPERTY BOUNDARY & PYLONS: We understand that the field boundary runs along the pylon wire furthest from the house and therefor will nee fencing to reflect the actual boundary.
PYLONS: Please do not view the property if they are going to be an issue. The price reflects the pylons proximity and the current condition of the property.
LAND & GROUNDS
The house itself sits in approx. 1.25 acres (*TBV)of gardens with pond. The balance of land which is grass is approx 6.75 acres (*TBV) the total therefore 8 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. Where available a Title Plan from Land registry will have been acquired showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements at their own cost by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wealden District Council
SERVICES: Mains electric, water. Oil fired central heating. Clearwater Sewage Treatment Plant/System.
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: D 57/80
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
T: 01892 829014
DISCLAIMER: All 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 to themselves or personal belongings or property. By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times by those who brought them. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.
From the A22 Uckfield bypass, heading either North or South take the A26 to Lewes off the Little Horsted Roundabout signposted Horsted Place Hotel/Lewes/Brighton/Newhaven ; after a short distance (200m) take the next right turn into Horsted Pond lane. Continue for 0.4m and the property will be found on the left hand side.
Tel: 01892 829014