Heathfield, East Sussex
Guide Price £1,100,000
5 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Heathfield, East Sussex
Guide Price £1,100,000
- Well presented detached 5 bed property
- 9 acres (*TBV) in total
- 50m x 25m Riding Arena
- Covered stable yard
- Hay Barn/storage
- Double Garage
- Private location/gated entrance
A well-equipped equestrian property comprising of 9 acres (TBV*) of mostly pastureland in a secure rural location, with 50m x 25m riding arena, excellent American Barn stable block, 6 large loose boxes, secure tack room, plus large hay barn including covered/lorry parking area and 2 further stables with a modern 5 bedroom detached family home. The property is located along a shared private lane approached via an electric gated entrance and occupies a secure, secluded rural location being surrounded by its own land. The bright and spacious well-presented accommodation at the house also offers options to adapt to include an integral annexe. A large 550 sqft Detached Double garage including a first floor studio also offers scope to include annexe accommodation (Subject to PP). Outside the gardens have sweeping areas of lawn interspersed with trees, fruit trees and shrubs. Adjoining the house is an extensive deck, with hot tub, seating and eating areas and currently a stocked Koi carp pond. For those with competitive equestrian interests; the location is very convenient horse box distance to several Equine show centres inc: Petley Wood, Golden Cross, Crockstead and Felbridge, BE events held locally inc: Firle, Brightling, Eridge and South of England. There are several cross-country schooling facilities in the near vicinity and local pony clubs include Eridge and South Downs. The South Downs and Ashdown Forest are within a short drive as is the Cuckoo Trail for riding, cycling and walking.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is situated 1 mile south of Horam offering a good range of local shops and essential amenities, whilst the old market towns of Heathfield and Hailsham (5 miles) offer more comprehensive shopping facilities. Tunbridge Wells is 18 miles north, with the coast at Eastbourne and the County town of Lewes both about 13 miles. For the London bound rail commuter, Polegate, Buxted and Stonegate rail stations are all within a 20-minute drive. The A22 provides links to the M23 and M25 London orbital motorway. Gatwick Airport is about 36.2 miles north west by car and Central London is about 63 miles to the north. Education: There are an excellent range of educational facilities in the area at primary and secondary level and in both the private and state sectors. These include; St Bede s, Eastbourne College, St Leonards Mayfield, and slightly further afield, Cumnor House, Holmewood House, Roedean and Brighton College.
Leisure: There are a number of local Golf courses, including Wellhurst, The East Sussex National, Eastbourne, Rye and Piltdown. Eastbourne Marina and Bewl Water Reservoir offer a wide range of activities including sailing, rowing, and walking. Excellent local equestrian facilities include Golden Cross, Firle Place, Brightling Park and Eridge Park and Hickstead. Area hunts include: The East Sussex and Romney Marsh Fox Hounds, The South Downs and Eridge Hunt and the Coakham Bloodhounds.
ACCOMMODATION-refer to the floor plan
This individual and exceptionally spacious family home was built in 1999 and has been refurbished in more recent years to provide well appointed accommodation.
Bright and spacious SITTING ROOM,DINING ROOM, FAMILY ROOM, stylish KITCHEN fitted with hi-gloss black cabinets with granite worktops and hi-end integrated appliances. FAMILY BATHROOM. TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS (one with an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM) and the other currently used as an office NB. Ultrafast Fibre 2 Plus BT broadband connected. Both rooms include an extensive range of fitted wardrobes.
N.B. This area of the ground floor accommodation could be adapted into an ANNEXE AREA to include one BEDROOM and a SITTING ROOM if required.
THREE LARGE DOUBLE BEDROOMS and FURTHER SHOWER ROOM - The MASTER BEDROOM is double aspect and has fitted wardrobes and an EN-SUITE BATHROOM with spa bath and separate shower.
BEDROOM 2 has triple aspect views over the grounds and paddocks and BEDROOM 3 has a range of built-in floor to ceiling wardrobes.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES & OUTBUILDINGS
Good Horse Box access from the private driveway into the property with surfaced drive leading to the main stable yard with hardstanding for horse box parking alongside the riding arena.
OUTDOOR ARENA - Full 50m x 25m post and railed riding arena. Flood lit, re-surfaced by the current vendors with a mix of sand and fibre in 2016.
AMERICAN BARN - 90' x 38' Including 6 large loose boxes, each approx. 15' x 13',
TACK ROOM - Secure inner tack room with built-in tack cage
HAY BARN /COVERED LORRY PARKING AREA - substantial hay barn including a covered Horse Box parking area.
STABLE BLOCK - Further timber timber stable block with one horse stable (3.4m x 2.8m) and one pony stable (2.5m x 2.8m).
GARAGING - Brick built and located to the side of the property. Comprising: One double garage open to the front plus an adjacent double garage with secure doors to the front. There is also a loft area/upper floor to the left hand side of this building (see plan) which could be used as a home office. (N.B. The building in part offers the potential to convert to ancillary accommodation subject to all the usual planning and building regs.).
LAND / GARDENS & GROUNDS
Approached through an electric gated entrance from a shared private lane the property is set back and secluded with an attractive brick paved parking area to the front. The adjacent garaging includes a 550 sq ft detached double garage with studio room over (potential annexe/ home office) and adjoining open-fronted double Bay Garage. A drive then leads on to the stable yard. The gardens have sweeping areas of lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs. Adjoining the house is an extensive decking area, with hot tub, seating and eating areas and stocked Koi carp pond.
The grounds extend to approximately 9 acres (tbv*) in total and include 3 large paddocks secured by post and rail fencing, with mains electric topper wire and mains fed water troughs. There are no public rights of way on the property.
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. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, 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: Main water, electric and gas. Private drainage via a septic tank.
TELECOMS: Ultrafast Fibre 2 Plus BT broadband connected.
TAX BAND: E
EPC RATING: D 59/74
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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From the centre of Horam village continue southwards on the main Eastbourne road for about a mile and the entrance to the property will be seen on the right hand side via a private drive to other properties . Drive up approx a third of the way up the drive and a further private drive will on the right marked LOWER GAMELANDS and the property will be approached through electric entrance gates onto a tarmac drive.
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