Crouchers Farm
351.08 sq m
Guide price £1,350,000(€1,530,460)

Streat LaneStreat, East Sussex, BN6 8RT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Situated within the South Downs National Park
  • Well-presented and spacious accommodation
  • Plumpton station approximately 1.3 miles
  • Good range of outbuildings and paddock, about 2.4 acres
  • Striking vaulted reception hall
  • Six bedrooms, four bathrooms
  • About 14.79 addtional acres of land available by separate negotiation

Substantial Grade II listed detached house with outbuildings and paddock in a lovely rural location.

About this property

  • Set in a delightful rural location in the South Downs National Park, Crouchers Farm is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse believed to date from the eighteenth century or earlier, and subsequently extended in the late twentieth century. Today, the property offers well-presented and substantial accommodation extending in all to 3,779 sq ft.

    The property has charming red brick and tile hung elevations under a tiled roof, a central open porch and painted wood front door opening to the entrance hall.

    The formal dining room has an impressive inglenook fireplace, with cast iron hood and fire basket; also in the older portion of the house is the breakfast room, which is opens to the vaulted farmhouse style kitchen with wood burning stove, solid wood counters, a Rangemaster oven and a breakfast bar.

    The kitchen is open to the reception hall, a wonderful vaulted room with a large roof light, forming the link between the original house and the single-storey extension built on the footprint of the old dairy buildings.

    A pair of glazed internal doors open to the study, which has French doors to the garden.

    The spacious triple aspect sitting room is a superb room, with two sets of French doors to the northern courtyard.

    The master bedroom suite is situated on the first floor of the original house, and comprises bedroom with separate bathroom and a dressing room. There is a further bedroom on the second floor.

    There are four further bedrooms, two of which are en suite with their own outside access, and a shower room situated on the ground floor.

    Please refer to the floorplans, which give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout of the accommodation.

    Outside
    Crouchers Farm is approached via electronically operated gates opening to the drive which leads up to the parking, outbuildings and courtyard ahead of the house.

    The property offers a good range of outbuildings; a timber framed triple garage and office are complemented by field shelter and a two bay carport attached to a store/kennel and yard.

    To the north-west of the house is an enclosed paddock, crossed by a footpath.

    The pretty cottage-style front garden has a lawn, with a path to the lane flanked by well-stocked herbaceous beds.

    The fully enclosed rear garden has a lovely outlook to the north across open farmland and is mainly laid to lawn, with a charming south-east facing brick paved terrace offering space for table and chairs.

    There are established trees planted throughout the grounds and at the boundary, providing a screen.

    In all, about 2.44 acres.

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This is a wonderful rural location, with excellent hacking on the doorstep.

Hannah RichesProperty agent

Local information

  • Crouchers Farm is situated in East Sussex, in the picturesque rural village of Streat, in the South Downs National Park.
  • Local shopping facilities can be found in Plumpton Green, including a village shop and several pubs.
  • Ditchling (3.5 miles), Lewes (6.5 miles) and the City of Brighton & Hove (10 miles) provide further shops and restaurants.
  • The area is well served for sporting and recreational facilities with tennis at Plumpton and Hassocks; golf at Mid Sussex, Pyecombe and Lewes; racing at Plumpton, Lingfield and Goodwood; and there is sailing along the South Coast with marina facilities in Brighton and Newhaven.
  • Lewes and Brighton have a range of theatres and cinemas, and Glyndebourne has an internationally renowned Opera House.
  • There is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding across the surrounding countryside.
  • Rail services: Plumpton station is 1.3 miles distant, reached via Streat Forge, a private road over which Crouchers Farm has right of way. Services to London Bridge/Victoria from 59 minutes. Further rail services across the South East are available at Hassocks, Lewes and Haywards Heath.
  • Schools: There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area, including Plumpton Primary School, Cumnor House School, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing and Brighton Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School, Chailey Secondary School, Lewes Priory and Plumpton Agricultural College.
  • All distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band G.
  • An additional 14.79 acre parcel of land situated a short distance to the south west of Crouchers Farm and including various farm buildings with power and water connected is available by separate negotiation. Please refer to the Agents for further details and a site plan.
  • Directions: From the A272, take the B2112 south, taking the second exit at the mini roundabout through Wivelsfield (signposted Ditchling). At the next roundabout, take the first exit and then tale the second right into Streat Lane. Continue for about 1.5 miles, and turn into Streat Forge on the left, opposite the red post box. The entrance to Crouchers Farm is immediately on the left.
  • EPC Exempt