Grade II listed house with equestrian facilities in a wonderful rural position with views to the South Downs.
Situated on a no-through country lane with just two other properties, and enjoying wonderful southerly views to the South Downs, Hayreed House is a delightful rural property set in a plot of about 8.4 acres.
Believed to date from the 17th century, Grade II listed Hayreed House (also known as Hayreed) is a detached house arranged over two floors, with stuccoed elevations under a tiled roof. It has been a much loved family home, and now requires updating, offering an excellent opportunity with enormous potential, subject to the necessary consents and permissions being obtained. The property retains some delightful period features including latched doors and exposed beams; the floorplans offer a comprehensive overview of the current layout, which extends to approximately 2,778 sq ft.
The hall is open to the main sitting room, which has a fireplace and a connecting door to the dining room, which has a wood burning stove and also could be used as a snug. Across the hall is a family room, which has a fireplace set with a woodburning stove and French doors to the garden.
The kitchen has a classic farmhouse style, with quarry tiled flooring and white cabinets under black or white worktops; there is an oil fired Aga and a separate electric conventional oven, and plenty of space for a table. The kitchen is dual aspect, and casement windows frame the far-reaching southerly views to the Long Man. There is a door to the rear garden.
The ground floor is completed by a spacious room which has been used as a study/office but also has plumbing for washing machine and an adjoining cloakroom.
The main staircase rises up from the hall to the landing and gives access to four bedrooms and the family bathroom; the main bedroom occupies the southern portion and has a dressing area and wardrobes.
A further guest bedroom with en suite bathroom is situated over the kitchen, accessed via its own staircase.
Gardens and grounds
Hayreed House is approached via a single track country lane, and accessed via a short driveway offering off-street parking ahead of the house. A low flint knapped wall encloses a seating area; a brick path leads to the kitchen and study doors of the house. The house is wrapped by fully enclosed gardens on three sides; the lawns lie predominantly to the east and south of the house and offer scope for additional landscaping, subject to approval. To the north of the house is an enclosed area suitable for a kitchen garden, and there is a timber outbuilding which houses the pool machinery.
Also lying to the north is the outdoor swimming pool, which requires some attention but once restored to its former glory will be a superb spot to enjoy. The pool is approached by steps and is enclosed by brick walls and hedging, offering privacy. At one end, a pergola shelters a barbecue and outdoor seating area; at the other, a curved wall connects the changing room and the WC.
At the head of the drive is a single story workshop, which is attached to the neighbour; this building offers excellent potential for conversion to garaging or secondary/holiday accommodation.
Equestrian facilities and paddocks
The equestrian facilities are approached from Hayreed Lane via their own secure access leading up to the enclosed yard, around which are arranged four stables, a tack room and a feed store, with an adjacent sand school and three paddocks.
Two further paddocks lie to the south of the house, approached via a five bar gate from Hayreed Lane and with a pond in the south west corner.
In all, about 8.4 acres.
1. There is a public footpath running along the western boundary of the southern paddocks.
2. The neighbouring property has right of access across the top field to maintain their water supply.
3. The agent has not been able to confirm whether listed planning consent was given for works carried out in the house.
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This is a great opportunity to create a superb family house, the rural location is idyllic.Oliver MackminProperty agent