Guide Price £1,240,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: East Sussex
Guide Price £1,240,000
- Well organised Equestrian property
- Set in 24 acres (*TBV)
- Detached 4 bedroom property
- *Ancillary accommodation
- Private drive/off lanes/rural outlook
- Rural pocket surrounded by land
WITH LAND - Situated at the end of a long drive in 24.5 acres (*TBV), a country and equestrian property offering flexible accommodation and substantial outbuildings including a large (1738sqft) detached brick garage with first floor annexe (scope to convert the balance subject to PP and the usual consents). The detached 4-bedroom property enjoys seclusion and is set centrally within the plot and surrounded by spacious gardens, large patio and summerhouse and overlooking open rural views yet benefiting from the equestrian facilities and farm buildings being close to hand for ease of management. The equestrian complex includes: A main stable yard with 4 block built loose boxes, large detached agricultural barn with further 2 loose boxes, detached pole barn (currently used as a tractor/ equipment store), generous hard standing area offering parking for several vehicles & horse boxes, reinforced vehicular track leading to a 40m x 20m post and railed all weather arena, post and railed paddocks each with field shelters and auto water troughs allowing for year-round turnout if required. The whole offers a rural but not isolated position approached off a lane near the village of Wartling. For off road riding there is a bridleway nearby which follows a track around scenic Herstmonceux Castle and for those with competitive equestrian interest, convenient horse box access can be gained to a number of show centres.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated down a long drive approached off a country lane in the small rural village of Wartling with its church and the Lamb Inn. Herstmonceux village is about 4 miles and has a good selection of local shops. The town centre of Hailsham is some 7 miles and Lewes about 17 miles. Battle, with its mainline station (London Bridge/Charing Cross) is about 9 miles whilst Polegate station (London Bridge/Victoria) is about 8.6 miles. The coast at Pevensey Bay is some 6 miles and Eastbourne is about 8.5 miles. State and private schools within reach include Herstmonceux Primary School; Battle Abbey at Battle; Bede s at Upper Dicker; Moira House andState and private schools within reach include Herstmonceux Primary School; Battle Abbey at Battle; Bede s at Upper Dicker; Moira House and Eastbourne College at Eastbourne; Hailsham Community College; Vinehall near Robertsbridge. For those keen on off road hacking there is access to permit riding in Friston Forest, Darwell Woods and Abbotts Wood within easy travelling distance. There is also a bridleway nearby, which is well used by many local riders going round the scenic grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.
ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan
ENTRANCE HALL reception hall with doors leading to various rooms. CLOAKROOM with WC and wash hand basin.
SITTING ROOM - Windows to the front, side and rear, together with a set of French doors to the garden. The solid oak flooring continues, wood burning stove with large hearth and brick surround. Further open plan area with door to the kitchen which could be used as a further dining area if required.
KITCHEN - Oak flooring, windows overlooking the south facing rear garden and an island crafted from solid oak. Large butler sink plus space for a range cooker, dishwasher and large fridge freezer.
DINING ROOM - open to the kitchen. Double doors open out onto the side garden, windows overlooking the front. Stairs to *BEDROOM 4.
UTILITY ROOM - Sustainable wood burning furnace which heats the house. And provides all the hot water. Assorted base units and plumbing for washing machine etc.
Staircase from the main hallway. BEDROOM 1 - master suite. Double aspect, built in wardrobes. and EN-SUITE bathroom, tiled throughout with hardwood panelling to the bath and vanity unit.
BEDROOM 2 - two sets of built in double wardrobes. BEDROOM 3 currently used as a work area/study. The first two bedrooms also have access to their own FAMILY SHOWER ROOM.
BEDROOM 4 - ideal as a guest suite - Accessed via its own staircase with built in wardrobes and LARGE BATHROOM.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS
Please also refer to the floor plan. For ease of work and 'turn out; the current owners have added hard core tracks leading from one facility to the next and also to the fields, ensuring that the mud is avoided at all costs.
MAIN STABLE BLOCK - Of block construction, with new timber and galvanised steel partitions configured for 4 stables; all on concrete with large concrete apron to the front with gentle slope for 'water run off' (into the pond)with post and rail surround and large 5 bar gate. Power and water laid on.
DETACHED BARN & ADDITIONAL STABLES - Large barn, open plan on the inside with mezzanine floor to one side; used for hay and secure machine store as well as a secure tack room. To the side there are 2 further stables (flooring is on a slope so generally used for ponies) and a further store to the end.
OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA - 20m x 40m , post and railed with sand and flock surface. Gated to both ends for access to the yard and the main walk way to the paddocks.
POLE BARN - Located to the rear of the main brick garage and currently used for machine storage as well as timber/firewood.
GARAGE & ANNEXE BUILDING - Substantial brick building (1738sqft) with planning permission on the first floor for Ancillary Accommodation to the main dwelling. An external staircase leads a open plan kitchenette with a further room/bedroom, separate bathroom, all fully plumbed in with heating. N.B. Informal advice has been sought with the local authority to convert the balance of the garage into ancillary accommodation which was positively received, but a full permission and the usual consents and regulations would need to be sought.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE - Oak framed construction with 2 open bays and set to the side of the house with room for a minimum of two cars plus additional equipment.
SUMMER HOUSE - Timber construction and located to the rear of the house within the garden curtilage.
LAND & GROUNDS
The whole site including driveway, house, gardens, equestrian facilities and paddocks etc. is approx. 24.46 acres (*TBV).
MAIN PADDOCKS - split in to four paddocks each with their own FIELD SHELTERS and hay storage facilities allowing horses to live out if required. To the south a portion of the ground has been kept as a wild meadow allowing nature to flourish. The ADDITIONAL PADDOCKS are to the side of the property and can also be easily accessed from the walk ways. Two ponds are home to moorhens and ducks with visits from a variety of wild birds throughout the year. A further wetland/wildlife area is also set within the grounds.
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.
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
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL
SERVICES: Private drainage. Central heating via a sustainable wood burning furnace. Mains water. Mains electricity.
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: F 36/69
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Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
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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 A269 in the middle of Boreham Street village , turn left or right (depending on which direction you are coming from, left from the East or right from the West Hailsham direction) into Boreham Lane. Continue for 700m and the entrance drive to the property will be found on the left denoted by its name plaque, continue down the private drive and proceed through the five bar gate and park in front of the house.
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