A fine character farm conversion, with a separate holiday let and a large garage building, set in grounds of about 7 acres and offering fine southerly views.
A fine individual property comprising two character converted farm buildings, nicely set with a south-facing aspect to the rear, behind a walled frontage. There is also a garage building and the property sits within park-like gardens, with three ponds linked by a stream and with a large field, with areas of orchard, woodland, a paddock and two stables.
The main house offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms, one having a dramatic double-height ceiling and a tall feature window, making a fabulous dining hall straight off the kitchen. There is also a large kitchen/family room and the potential may possibly exist to enlarge the main house accommodation over two floors under the planning permission WD/2018/1313/F, which has been partially completed. Further advice is currently being taken to confirm the situation.
Much of the house is naturally orientated towards the rear, with full height windows and a large balcony at first floor level, taking advantage of the sloping site with fine distant, rural views.
The two bedroom holiday let is equally characterful, with the rooms open-pitched into the roof space providing mezzanine storage to the bedrooms above the en suite shower rooms. The property also has its own discreet private patio garden opening out from the spacious, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room.
The large garage building comprises a single garage, studio and workshop, with a room above and is currently used for storage.
These three buildings are set around the front parking area, with landscaped gardens, a wall and gates to the road and a landscaped turning circle.
The accommodation is finished throughout in a rustic style, often making use of salvaged materials, with quality features and amenities, including underfloor heating in parts and period-style radiators elsewhere, and with attractive tiled and timber flooring. The main house has a combination of an older and newer style, double glazed windows and features a well appointed, central open plan kitchen. This is designed to take advantage of the outlook through its extensive windows over the garden and fitted with bespoke timber units, incorporating a large island with a double copper sink, a Rangemaster cooker with extractor over, decorative tiling, concealed fridge and freezer and limestone flooring throughout. The holiday let building is designed along similar lines, and each property has attractive, individual and well appointed bathrooms.
The rear garden has mature trees, screening to the boundaries and three spring-fed ponds which provide a wonderful haven for wildlife and for 'wild swimming' with a waterfall, a decked jetty and a shallow bank used as a 'beach area'. The stream runs into the neighbouring Sussex Wildlife Trust's Selwyns Wood Nature Reserve and there is an extensive terrace overlooking the garden, with distant views and a separate terrace for the holiday let.
The garden extends to about two acres and opens into an adjoining field of about five acres. This has been subdivided into three distinct areas, including an orchard, with apple trees, cherry, pear and plums, a natural copse and a woodland area, with oak, willow, hornbeam and silver birch. Finally, there is a paddock, two stables and a wood store behind.
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For me, a property with a great setting, features, character and potential and where there is as much to enjoy outside as there is inside.Robert JacobsProperty agent