Nestled in the heart of the South Downs, in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, an elegant brick and Sussex flint Grade II listed Georgian country home.
Langford Farmhouse is Listed Grade II of Architectural & Historic Interest and has exceptionally attractive brick and flint elevations under a clay tiled roof. According to the Listing the original house is believed to date from 1590 and was mostly refaced in the 18th century. The east end of the house has an attractive gable of the early date but the remainder of the exterior is 18th century. The north wing was added in the early 19th century in flints with brick dressings and quoins. The original house still retains its enormous character with impressive open fireplaces, brick and stripped wood floors, original well and cellars.
The three principal reception rooms are beautifully proportioned and enjoy lovely views over the stunning formal gardens and farmland beyond. The atmospheric kitchen/ breakfast room, which links into the sitting room, forms the hub of the house and also provides access to the home office, cellars and domestic offices. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including the delightful principal and guest suites, with 2/3 further bedrooms and a bathroom located on the second floor.
During their ownership the current vendors have carried out an ambitious and imaginative extension to the property to provide a stunning open plan living/ entertaining area, together with indoor swimming pool, gym and wet room, set around an enclosed central courtyard. Vaulted ceilings expose an impressive display of traditional beams and timberwork, whilst the travertine floors are equipped with underfloor heating fired by an up to date geo-thermal system, which also provides the power and heating for the pool and air conditioning systems. This magnificent extension has been constructed completely in keeping with the original historic character of the building and blends perfectly into this special setting.
Ancillary accommodation is provided by the spacious and well-appointed 2 bedroom guest cottage which can also provide an additional income as it is very readily lettable.
The house is approached along an impressive lime avenue, with electronically operated gate opening into the walled courtyard in front of the house which provides ample parking, 2-bay garaging and the guest cottage.
To the south of the main facade lies the first formal walled garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a terraced seating area to the far end. A gate provides access into the second walled garden with an abundance of mature fruit trees, pathways and a central ornamental pond with fountain. Beyond lie the stables, workshop, triple garage and store which have vehicular access via a spur off the main driveway. The paddocks are located to the south east of the land which in total extends to about 5.82 acres and are currently used for sheep rearing and grazing.
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