Barcombe Mills Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5BH | Property for sale | Savills
3.65 Ac(1.48 Ha)
Guide price £1,750,000

Barcombe Mills RoadBarcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5BH

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Superb Grade II listed barn conversion with a versatile layout
  • Ideally suited to families and multi-generational living
  • Light, spacious and well-presented interiors
  • Outbuilding with potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation (STPP)
  • Detached garaging, driveway parking, garden
  • About 3.65 acres in all

Superbly presented and spacious Grade II listed barn conversion in a lovely semi-rural position, offering versatile living space and about 3.65 acres

About this property

  • Half Yard Barn is a stunning Grade II listed barn conversion, situated at the end of a long shared private driveway. The barn dates from the 18th century, with 19th century additions, and was converted in 2014; it has brick and weatherboarded elevations under a tile roof.

    The property is beautifully presented; it features light oak beams and a mix of exposed brick, some flint and whitewashed walls. Half Yard Barn is very well-suited to entertaining, with generous proportions, huge reception areas and plenty of options for guest accommodation; it is also suited to the needs of day-to-day family life or multi-generational living.

    The light, bright and spacious accommodation is arranged over two floors, with a generous reception hall leading to the 49' main drawing room/dining room, which has a soaring vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and two sets of full height French doors in place of the former barn doors. There is a family room lying off the hallway, which could be used as a study.

    The kitchen breakfast room is beautifully fitted, with an excellent range of wall-hung and undercounter oak units, complemented by granite worktops on the island and paler worktops to the side. There is space for a large range cooker or Aga (see “Agent's Notes" below) and an integrated conventional oven.

    Beyond the kitchen is the utility room, which has plumbing for the usual appliances and access to the garden. Beyond the utility room is a bathroom, and three ground floor bedrooms (one en suite). This suite of rooms can provide an annexe or ancillary accommodation, ideal for older children, multi-generational living or for lodgers, with its own entrance and using the utility room as a kitchenette..

    On the second floor are two en suite bedrooms, one with a dressing area and one with a striking glazed balustrade, with doors opening to create a balcony over the reception room.

    The house is approached via a long, shared private track leading from Barcombe Mills Road, over which Half Yard Barn and its three neighbours enjoy right of access; there is a spacious gravelled driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles as well as a detached, timber framed double garage.

    The garden lies to the rear of the house, enclosed by the barn on two side, with a large outbuilding on the third. This garden outbuilding has previously had planning permission granted for change of use to provide family accommodation entirely ancillary to the principal dwelling, which has now lapsed, but could be re-applied for.

    There are high-quality equestrian facilities, added by the current owner in 2015 and comprising three loose boxes, tack room, hay barn, wash down area, enclosed yard, and a 50m x 30m arena. For those that aren't interested in equestrian pursuits, they offer a fantastic footprint, and could potentially be changed to create another annexe, or perhaps a swimming pool or tennis court (STPP). There are three large paddocks, with water connected, and two smaller paddocks, all with traditional timber post and rail fencing. About 3.65 acres in all.

    Agent's Notes
    1. The AGA is included. It is not in full working order and has been disconnected.
    2. The hay steamer and solarium in the stables are not included in the sale.
    3. The equestrian facilities were granted planning permission in 2015 for the change the use of the land to equestrian for private use only.
    4. A planning application has been submitted against the agricultural barns to the right of the entrance to the private track leading to Half Yard Barn, for 'Change of use of agricultural buildings to 5 No. residential dwellings (Resubmission of LW/21/0090)'. Please ask the Agent for more details.

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My favourite space in this property is the incredible, 50' vaulted reception room. It's ideal for entertaining but also cosy enough for day to day use, and I can imagine myself relaxing next to the woodburner.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in a semi-rural position on the edge of Barcombe, close to open countryside. Barcombe has a thriving community, benefitting from a primary school, post office/general store, two public houses (The Royal Oak and The Anchor Inn), and a number of sports clubs including tennis, bowls and cricket. Lewes (4.5 miles) offers a comprehensive selection of shops, bars, restaurants, a cinema and a leisure centre.
  • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Ardingly and golf at East Sussex National or one of the many courses across the county. The surrounding countryside offers miles of footpaths and bridleways. Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • For equestrians, Hickstead, Pyecombe and Golden Cross showgrounds are all within a 30 minute drive.
  • Transport: Cooksbridge (2.8 miles) offers direct services to London Victoria, journey time from 60 minutes. Haywards Heath (five miles) offers regular trains to London Victoria, London Bridge and St Pancras International, journey time from 42 minutes. To the west, the A23/M23 gives access to Gatwick airport, central London and the south coast.
  • There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area including Barcombe primary school, Chailey School, Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Lewes Old Grammar School, Lewes Priory, Bede's, Hurstpierpoint College and Brighton College.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating (underfloor to parts of the ground floor), mains electricity and water, private drainage (Biopure 3 treatment plant).
  • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band G.
  • EPC rating: C
  • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G