Attractive and ideally located period farmhouse with outbuildings and paddock
Situated on the edge of the sought-after rural village of Fletching, Parsonage Farmhouse is an attractive former farmhouse originally dating from the 18th century with numerous later additions. The sale presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest properties in the village: ideally located in a slightly elevated position with wonderful village and countryside views stretching from the Downs in one direction to Ashdown Forest in the north.
Spacious and well presented, the house is clearly a much-loved and comfortable family home, having been in the same ownership for nearly 40 years. Arranged over two floors (excluding the cellar) and extending to nearly 3,600 square feet, it has a pleasing layout, with the three formal reception rooms and four of the five bedrooms extending across the rear (south western) elevation of the house overlooking the gardens. The reception rooms are served by a kitchen with an electric Aga and space for a breakfast table, and a number of traditional service rooms including a generous utility room, larder, rear hall and porch/boot room.
There are five bedrooms on the first floor (three with basins), two bathrooms and a study or sixth bedroom. The study lies next to the master bedroom and has potential to be converted into an en suite bathroom, subject to the necessary consents.
Parsonage Farmhouse is set back from Church Street behind hedging and trees, approached from the lane via a gated driveway leading to a generous parking area ahead of the outbuildings and house. There are two detached outbuildings: a single storey former stable with four stores, and a large two storey brick barn comprising two single garages, a store room and a workshop, with a large store room over (used by the current owners as a games room).
Parsonage Farmhouse's gardens are charming and designed for easy maintenance : a paved terrace adjoins the rear of the house and an expanse of lawn extends away from the house to the south west, beyond which hedging and several mature trees including hornbeam and oak screen the fenced tennis court. To the east of the house is a well-stocked flower garden with timber arbor; an orchard runs along the eastern boundary. A wooden five bar gate opens from the garden to the paddock, which has water laid on and secondary access from Church Street via a gated track to the east.
In all, about 3 acres.
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This property is absolutely ideal for a family - there's plenty of space both inside and out, and it's within walking distance of the village centre. It really is a "must-see" house!Rohan Vines