Bodle Street Green, East Sussex
Guide Price £995,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Bodle Street Green, East Sussex
Guide Price £995,000
- Detached equestrian property
- Outdoor arena 20m x 40m
- Stabling, barn & studio
- 3.3 acres (*TBV)
- 4 bedrooms/2 large receptions
- Over 2400sqft
- Views of land and beyond
- Village location
A 4 bedroom detached three storey family home set in 3.3 acres (*TBV) of mainly pasture with 4 stables, farm buildings and riding arena plus a detached timber lodge/studio with sitting area, kitchenette and shower room/wc located in the rear garden. The property is situated in the Wealden village of Bodle Street Green with lovely countryside views to the rear and offers deceptively spacious well proportioned accommodation of a high specification comprising: Ground Floor Entrance hall, three double bedrooms, sitting room (fireplace with solid fuel stove log burner) and conservatory/sun room with balcony overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond. Lower ground floor -spacious kitchen open plan into a dining and living area with fireplace and solid fuel woodburner, separate utility room, boot room and WC. First floor - Master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite bathroom. Outside: A gated private driveway to the side is approached through electric gates and leads through to a parking area for numerous vehicles/horsebox. To the rear are the equestrian facilities and paddocks as well as a generous size garden with patio and decked area enjoying a lovely countryside aspect. For off road riding there are bridleways nearby and a number of equestrian venues are in convenient horsebox distance such as Hickstead, Ardingly South of England Showground, Golden Cross show centre, Firle Place eventing venue and Petley Wood Equestrian centre.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the small village of Bodle Street Green which offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including a church, village hall, farm shop and public house with nearby bridleways and country walks to enjoy. The larger village of Herstmonceux and Rushlake Green are in close proximity and provide more comprehensive local amenities, as does the market town of Hailsham and the seaside town of Eastbourne, which offers High Street and boutique shopping, a modern shopping centre, numerous hotels, cafes, restaurants and public houses and recreational facilities including theatres, cinemas, an art gallery, marina, swimming pools, fitness centres and numerous smaller sports clubs. There are golf courses at Horam, Battle, Eastbourne, Piltdown and the East Sussex National Course at Little Horsted. Opera at Glyndebourne and sailing on the south coast from Eastbourne Marina and Bewl Water Reservoir. The major town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the county town of Lewes both offer extensive shopping, services, recreational and leisure amenities. The beaches at Eastbourne and the South Coast provide a wide range of activities for water sports enthusiasts. Communications links are excellent: Both Stonegate and Etchingham stations offer regular services to London Charring Cross and Polgate Station offers a service to London Victoria. The A21 at Battle gives easy access to the national road and motorway network and to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. The area offers a wide range of state schooling including Herstmonceux and Dallington Primary Schools and Hailsham Community College together with a good selection of noted independent schools including Battle Abbey, Bede's, Mayfield, Eastbourne College and St Andrews Prep. For those with competitive equestrian interests convenient horse box access can be gained to a number of show centres including: Hickstead, Ardingly South of England Showground, Golden Cross show centre, Firle Place eventing venue and Petley Wood Equestrian centre.
ACCOMMODATION- refer to the floor plan
With accommodation of over 2400sq ft the property is quite extensive with 4 double bedrooms and 2 large sitting rooms. Believed to have originally been built in 1906 but significantly extended, remodelled and improved over the years into the comfortable family home of today with elevations of brick beneath under a tiled roof with some weatherboarding, sealed unit double glazing and oil-fired central heating.
GROUND FLOOR: Entrance porch. Entrance hall -wooden flooring and period-style radiator.
3 double BEDROOMS - all with wooden flooring
FAMILY BATHROOM -Roll-top claw-foot free-standing bath, separate tiled and glazed shower cubicle, WC and pedestal basin, tiled floor, and a heated towel rail.
SITTING ROOM - well-proportioned room offering views over the grounds. Wooden flooring and exposed brick chimney and hearth with solid fuel log burner. Bi-folding doors open onto a balcony enjoying views over countryside.
STUDY - Built-in bookshelves and ample space for a desk and glazed double doors leading to
CONSERVATORY / SUN ROOM - with wooden flooring and overlooking views.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Spacious fitted KITCHEN inclusive of extensive range of wall and base units with quartz worktops incorporating a butler sink with mixer taps; Rangemaster Classic stove and hood above, and an integrated Lamona dishwasher. open plan layout into a BREAKFAST / DINING AREA plus further SITTING ROOM with wooden flooring, exposed brick chimney and hearth with a solid fuel wood burner. bi-folding doors out onto a rear terrace with lovely views over the grounds.
Separate UTILITY ROOM - plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer and with additional space for fridge and freezer, and with some wall and base storage units. Door to
BOOT ROOM with 1 bowl stainless steel sink unit with storage above, door to the side leading to the rear garden and beyond.
CLOAKROOM / WC and pedestal washbasin.
Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the landing with access to
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM - suite comprising a double bedroom with wooden flooring and an arch leading to a walk-through to DRESSING ROOM with built-in wardrobes and an additional walk-in storage room, door to EN-SUITE BATHROOM a well appointed room with a claw-foot, roll-top, free-standing bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, glazed and tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash basin, wooden floor, heated towel rail and a door to a very useful loft storage room, also housing the water tank.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES/OUTBUILDINGS / STUDIO
SPACIOUS HARDSTANDING FOR HORSEBOX/CARS at rear of property.
DETACHED TIMBER LODGE / GARDEN STUDIO including a further occasional BEDROOM (sofa bed). Plumbed in with WC and SHOWER , KITCHENETTE with sink and space for fridge / drinks cooler. Adjacent paved terrace currently with large Hot Tub available by separate negotiation.
RIDING ARENA - 40m x 20m post and railed with all weather surface.
STABLE YARD - power and water connected.
TIMBER STABLE BLOCK 1 - 2 loose boxes approx 12ft x 12ft with lean to store to one end.
TIMBER STABLE BLOCK 2 - 2 losses boxes.
POLE BARN & STORE - open floor with steel sheeting to 3 sides and roof. Front part closed off with timber to provide storage behind etc.
LAND, GARDENS & GROUNDS
The whole plot is approx 3.3 acres (*TBV). To the front of the house is a driveway with ample parking. The gardens are divided into two sections with several areas of lawn and west-facing terrace. 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.
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
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wealden District Council
SERVICES: Private treatment plant installed 2020. Main water and electricity. Oil central heating.
TAX BAND: F
EPC RATING: 54/67 E - Number - 9639-9928-7000-0156-8292 -Full ratings & advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site:
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Go to the The White Horse Inn in the village of Bodle Street Green. Keeping the The White Horse Inn on your right and on Victoria Road go down the slight hill and the property is approx 35metres on the left (a small name plaque is on the pedestrian gate), The house is well screened from the road with the a hard surfaced drive on the left, with large electric iron gates. If not open park on the drive at the top, if open proceed to the car parking area down the drive.
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