SOLD: A rare opportunity to acquire a detached Edwardian home with substantial Home Office / Studio all set in approximately 3.5 ACRES of land including workshop and equestrian facilities.
Honeys Green Cottage is a beautifully appointed detached four-bedroom Edwardian home, formerly a game-keeper's cottage, with a wealth of original features in an elevated position with far-reaching views, and benefitting from a substantial home-office, well-maintained gardens, vegetable patch, orchard, well, paddocks, outbuildings and equestrian facilities in all extending to approximately 3.5 acres (tbv).
Set within a boundary of wildlife-rich native hedging and mature trees, on well-drained land and surrounded by open countryside, Honeys Green Cottage offers a unique opportunity to acquire a rural property within easy reach of several county towns including Lewes and Heathfield, with Uckfield's mainline rail links to London just 8 minutes away by car. The seaside resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne, and the Spa town of Royal Tonbridge Wells are all within a 30 minutes' drive.
Honeys Green Cottage has immediate access to two public footpaths, all-season off-road hacking a few minutes away and more extensive walking and riding on the Ashdown Forest and the South Downs National Park (25 minutes), with spectacular beach riding at Camber Sands approximately one hour distant. There is easy access to many showgrounds for the competitive equestrian, several specialist nurseries close by for the horticulturalist and golf clubs including The East Sussex National which is just a few minutes away.
The area boasts many picturesque villages within easy walking and cycling distance offering a range of pubs and eateries and excellent local primary and secondary schools including several private schools and two 'alternative' schools nearby - Montessori and Annan.
The property is approached from a shared track via a five-barred gate leading to a wide gravelled drive with parking for several cars. Brick steps lead to a porch and wooden panel door leading to:
HALLWAY with oak flooring, window to the side, staircase rising to a PART GALLERIED LANDING and another staircase descending to the BASEMENT.
SHOWER ROOM & WC with double-width walk-in shower with glass screen, low-level WC, basin, tiled flooring, fully tiled walls, window to the side of the property, Edwardian-style fittings.
DINING ROOM / STUDY 12'9 x 11'9 with attractive bay window to the front, period cast iron fireplace with slate hearth.
SITTING ROOM 13'8 x 12'5 with double aspect windows towards the stables and land, with period cast iron fireplace with wooden surround and slate hearth.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 19'9 x 17'7 window looking onto the meadow, French doors opening onto the patio with views up the garden to the
HOME OFFICE. Travertine stone flooring, ceramic sink and draining board, cream base and eye level units with solid oak work surfaces, integrated dishwasher, Stoves range-style cooker, space for large fridge, PANTRY, space for large farmhouse table and sofas beside superb Clearview Pioneer multi-fuel stove. Door leading to:
UTILITY ROOM 9'5 x 6'1 with Belfast sink set into solid oak work surfaces, range of cream base and eye level units, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, coat hooks, travertine flooring, glazed door to patio and rear gardens.
OUTSIDE WC accessed from the patio with original wooden latch door, low-level WC, hand basin.
STAIRS UP TO PART GALLERIED FIRST FLOOR LANDING loft hatch
BEDROOM 1 13'8 x 12'5 window to the south side of the property enjoying far-reaching views over the land, the neighbouring countryside to the South Downs beyond. Period cast iron fire place with painted wood surround and slate hearth.
BEDROOM 2 13' x 12'1 window to the west side of the property enjoying views over the gardens, to the HOME OFFICE and the countryside beyond. Period cast iron fire place with slate hearth.
BEDROOM 3 12'7 x 10' window to the east of the property overlooking mature trees, period cast iron fire place with slate hearth.
FAMILY BATHROOM large window to the north of the property overlooking trees and fields beyond, part tiled walls, wood-panelled bath, pedestal wash basin with mirror and light above, low-level WC, space for cabinet, vintage-style heated towel rail, Edwardian-style taps and fittings.
BASEMENT STUDY & BEDROOM 4 stairs down from the HALLWAY lead to a useful STUDY 12'3 x 9'10 with window to the front of the property, leading to SEPARATE BEDROOM 13'4 x 12'2 with window to the south side of the property.
BASEMENT BOILER ROOM AND STORE
A flagstone terrace with original WELL immediately adjoins the rear of the property, stocked with mature roses, jasmine and clematis and bordered with herb and flower beds. Shallow steps lead up to a lawned area where there is a wildlife pond surrounded by a native wildlife shrubbery. Towards the rear of the garden is a mature aspen tree and an area of wild flower meadow, all bordered with mature native hedging and trees. Leading to:
An attractive oak-built barn with a useful porch / wood store, front and rear oak doors and additional parking for up to 3 cars at the rear. A flexible space suitable for a variety of uses including HOME OFFICE / self-contained unit / holiday let subject to necessary consents, currently operating as successful clinic with large treatment room / yoga studio. Hand basin with hot and cold water, wall-mounted electric radiators, waiting area with stairs leading to landing and SECOND OFFICE with quality wool carpets, fitted desk, wall-mounted electric radiator, shelving and panoramic views over the land to the South Downs beyond.
Adjacent to and overlooked by the property and accessed via double five-barred gates from a privately owned track, the land extends to approx. 3.5 acres (tbv), stock-fenced perimeter and divided into three areas by post-and-rail fencing, the land is gently sloped, well-drained, south-facing, with beautiful views to the south and west over surrounding countryside with
Timber Outbuilding currently used as a workshop, with electricity, log store & hardstanding.
Kitchen Garden, meadow, chicken coop and orchard a productive, organically cultivated kitchen garden with dug-in rabbit fencing, space for polytunnel surrounded by well-managed meadow area and native hedging. Small orchard and soft-fruit beds with apples, pears, plums, gauges, currants, raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb. Post and rail fencing and hardstanding access to:
Stables, Barns and Yard A generous post and rail fenced concrete yard with timber stables built by Levade Systems (2016) offering superb equestrian facilities and also offering itself to a variety of smallholding / market gardening / rural enterprise uses. Water, electricity, soak-away drainage, lighting throughout. Tack / feed room with sink, plumbing for washing machine, barn storage, flexible stabling for two to four horses with back windows, one having extra door onto hardstanding and paddocks which can double-up as small field shelter if required. Hardstanding access to:
Manege fenced 40 x 20m sand school built to high spec by JB Arenas (2016) with well-drained clop fibre surface and floodlight. Gate at each end offering access to:
Paddocks Divided into two good-sized paddocks with post and rail fencing, gated each side offering different options for turnout / track system grazing with natural shelter and water. Well-maintained mixed grassland managed in part as a wildflower meadow with orchids and other emerging species. Periodically cross-grazed with sheep to help with fertility and weed-control.
Services Mains water and electricity, broadband, private drainage, oil-fired central heating. UPVC double glazing throughout.
Directions From the A22 at Halland take the B2192 north towards Blackboys and Heathfield. Go past the houses and into wooded countryside, continuing up the hill for approx. ½ a mile. As the road curves through the trees the property will appear on your left. Turn onto the farm track and Honeys Green Cottage is immediately on your right. The property is in a shared postcode and Sat Nav / Google tends to direct you 300m too far north.