Detached converted barn with approx 2300 sqft of accommodation, set in 3 acres of gardens and grounds.
DETACHED BARN CONVERSION, APPROX 3 ACRES OF GROUNDS, GARDENS, WOODLAND, PONDS, KITCHEN GARDEN, FOUR BEDROOMS, THREE RECEPTION ROOMS, MAIN DWELLING + ATTACHED TWO BEDROOM ANNEXE, STABLE/LEAN-TO DAIRY WITH LAPSED PP FOR CONVERSION, WEALTH OF EXPOSED TIMBERS, DETACHED DOUBLE CAR PORT, OIL CENTRAL HEATING
SITUATION: Nestled in a semi-rural position between the thriving village of Maresfield and the town of Uckfield. Maresfield lies adjacent to the picturesque Ashdown Forest, with its village shop providing most everyday goods, post office, primary school, local inn, church, recreation ground and village hall. Uckfield has an extensive range of local services and amenities including shops, supermarkets, post office, banks, bus depot and mainline station to London Bridge. Other mainline rail stations can also be found nearby at Buxted, Crowborough, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath. For road users the A22 and A26 give good access in all directions. Excellent state and independent schooling is available for all ages in the vicinity.
DESCRIPTION: A charming and substantial barn conversion, understood to date back to the 1700's, offering spacious and versatile accommodation extending to approximately 2300 square feet with a wealth of character typical of this style including exposed timbers to the main dwelling, annexe and outbuildings. The property is set in circa three acres of delightful grounds in a convenient semi-rural location on the edge of town, ideal for a broad range of local services. The entrance hall has steps down to the spacious, double aspect family/dining room with log burning stove, partial vaulted ceiling, windows to the front and access to the rear garden. Steps lead up to the kitchen/breakfast room which has a good range of oak fronted base units, incorporating a dresser along with an integrated cooker, dishwasher, fridge and Rayburn range. There is also a useful utility/laundry room housing the boiler. To the other side of the barn, approached from the hallway, is a bedroom being served by an adjacent shower room. There is a study with door and steps down to a garden room. The former milking shed has been converted into a two bedroom annexe with bathroom and store room. The annexe is linked to the main house by the garden room and is considered ideal for a teenager or granny annexe or guest accommodation.
The first floor is approached from the entrance hall with a minstrels' gallery under a vaulted ceiling with to one end a lovely sitting room having a gas fired log effect stove. To the other end is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing area. The property is approached over a gravelled driveway leading to a large double car port and log store. The gardens and grounds have areas laid to lawn, woodland, wild flower area, ponds, fruit trees and hedgerows together with a productive kitchen garden behind the stable. There is lapsed planning permission for conversion of the stable/lean-to dairy into a one bedroom cottage and recent consultations with local planning officials indicated that they would look favourably on a new application for conversion into a detached one bedroom self contained annex.
AGENTS NOTE: 'To the south side of the property is a paddock owned by the neighbouring property. We understand that the owner might might be willing to lease the paddock for additional horse grazing to the future owners of Hoops Bridge Barnyard subject to agreement on cost, terms and lease.'
DIRECTIONS: Proceed from our offices in a northerly direction up the High Street which leads into London Road. Continue past the 'Ringles Cross' pub then after about 600 meters pass Chichester caravans on your right and the property will be found about 300 meters further on the left hand side, as identified by our for sale board.