The Farmhouse at Broad Downs, a former farmstead, has been beautifully restored by the current owners using high quality materials and local craftsmen.
The extensive renovation includes carpenter oak extensions creating a fantastic drawing room with airy vaulted ceilings and full-height apex windows overlooking the unspoilt rural views. The natural stone floors and spectacular oak timbers continue into the family room and dining room; open-plan yet cleverly divided by a central fireplace with double-sided wood burning stove. The bi-fold doors opening to the kitchen allow these rooms the flexibility for open plan living or can be closed-off for a contained kitchen; perfectly designed to adapt to both family life and formal entertaining.
The original part of the farmhouse, thought to date from circa 1879 and not listed, has been sympathetically updated whilst retaining many period features and traditional style. The original entrance, with classical slate canopy and flagstone hallway is flanked by the sitting room and study.
Half of the first floor is dedicated to the master bedroom suite with dressing room, walk-in wardrobe and luxurious en suite with both bath and shower. There are two more double bedrooms on the first floor, one with an en suite bathroom. The second floor has a family bathroom and two large bedrooms. These bedrooms both have generous built-in storage and, at over 22 foot in length, could be reconfigured if a further bedroom were required (subject to the necessary consents).
Gardens And Grounds
The Farmhouse is surrounded by approximately 4.5 acres of Sussex fenced gardens and pasture. The gardens immediately surrounding the house are beautifully landscaped, with stone patios and terraces with lawns beyond. A quintessential lavender lined pathway leads to the front of the house. Through an enchaining arch in the privet hedge is a meadow and a natural pond, a haven for wildlife.
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An immaculate and beautifully designed farmhouse in a tucked away location not far from the beach and SalcombeSarah-Jane Bingham-Chick