The Street, Selmeston, East Sussex, BN26 6TU | Property for sale | Savills
2,548 sq ft(236.72 sq m)
Guide price £1,225,000

The StreetSelmeston, East Sussex, BN26 6TU


    Key features

    • Recently remodelled and extended family home in a glorious rural position
    • Garden with games barn/bar
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Three stables, paddock, off street parking
    • Berwick station c2.2 miles

    Recently extended detached family house with swimming pool, stables and paddock in a glorious rural position

    About this property

    • Lower Mays Cottage is a spacious detached family house, with part rendered, part weather boarded elevations under a slate tiled roof. The property was acquired by the current owners in 2016; they undertook a comprehensive renovation during 2017, significantly extending the property to create a substantial yet comfortable home, with light, bright accommodation which is ideally suited to family life.

      On the ground floor is a triple aspect sitting room, with bi-fold doors to the rear terrace and garden; at the other end of the hallway is the less formal kitchen/dining/family room, also triple aspect and with bi-fold doors to the rear terrace.

      The kitchen is well-equipped with a range of wall-hung and under-counter units complemented by wood worktops; there is a stylish Smeg range cooker. Adjoining the kitchen is the utility room, which has separate access to the rear garden and space for washing machine and tumble dryer, and gives access to the cloakroom. Lying off the hallway is an office, a ground floor bedroom and a contemporary bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower.

      There are five spacious bedrooms on the first floor; there are lovely views of the South Downs to the east and the south. A family bathroom with freestanding bath and walk in shower completes the accommodation; the floorplans give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout.

      Outbuildings, gardens and grounds
      Lower Mays Cottage is approached from The Street via short driveway with electronically operated gates, which open to parking area and ahead of the house and the paddock. The gardens and grounds surrounding the house are fully enclosed, with a five bar gate opening to further parking and open storage.

      The gardens and grounds are cleverly arranged with leisure use in mind; there are lawns to the front and rear, with a chicken coop in the southerly corner. In the eastern corner is a raised deck, cleverly tucked away and offering a lovely space to sit and enjoy the outside space; there is a timber summer house.

      The heated outdoor swimming pool (new in 2023) has a paved surround, and there is a timber framed open bar and games room with power connected, ideal for entertaining.

      The paddock and the timber stable block lie to the south of the house; the stable block is mobile and has three 12'x12' stalls. The paddock is fully enclosed by post and rail and stock fencing, and extends to about an acre; the property is about 1.36 acres in all.

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    Local information

    • Lower Mays Cottage is situated in a lovely rural position with open countryside to the front and rear, on the outskirts of the pretty East Sussex village of Selmeston, just outside the South Downs National Park. Selmeston has a village store, a garage, a pub and a church; further amenities are at the neighbouring villages of Alciston, Alfriston and Firle, with supermarkets at Polegate (six miles) and comprehensive shopping, cinema, leisure centre and restaurants at Lewes (eight miles).
    • There are many leisure activities available locally, including clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at along the south coast and golf at one of the many courses across the county.
    • There are miles of walks and bridle paths across the surrounding countryside and the South Downs National Park. Spa and country house hotels include Deans Place Hotel, The Grand in Eastbourne, The East Sussex National and Ashdown Park.
    • Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, art exhibitions at Charleston in nearby Firle, theatre and events at the historic County town of Lewes, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Rail Services: Berwick, 2.2 miles (London Victoria from 81 minutes); Lewes, eight miles (London Victoria from 70 minutes). Schools: There are a number of well-regarded state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Park Mead Primary school, Firle CEP school, Alfriston school, Lewes Old Grammar School, Bede's, Roedean, Hurstpierpoint College, Eastbourne College and Brighton College.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate, and taken from Google maps.

    Additional information

    • Agent's note: The field shelter and mud mats are not included in the sale.
    • Services: Oil fired central heating (system new in 2017). Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (cess pit).
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Council tax band D.
    • Photographs taken: November 2023.
    • Tenure: Freehold.
    • EPC rating: C.
    • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: D