SOLD: A stunning detached country house set in superbly maintained grounds of about 1.9 acres with flexible accommodation suitable for many differing lifestyles.
| DETACHED COUNTRY HOUSE | DATING BACK TO THE 17TH CENTURY | ENTRANCE HALL | TWO SITTING ROOMS | DINING ROOM | KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM | UTILITY ROOM | SECOND KITCHEN | CLOAKROOM | FIVE BEDROOMS | TWO BATHROOMS | GARDEN STORE | STABLE BLOCK | GARAGE | GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF ABOUT 1.9 ACRES (NOT VERIFIED) |
SITUATION: The property is situated along a narrow country lane just off the A22 in the hamlet of Whitesmith. The towns of Uckfield and Lewes are approximately equidistant both with an excellent range of shops and restaurants and both with rail links to London. There are inns at the nearby villages of Chiddingly and East Hoathly whilst the larger centres of Eastbourne, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells are easily accessible by car. There is beautiful countryside close by with many lovely walks including the Weald Way and the South Downs National Park.
DESCRIPTION: A very attractive detached country house understood to date back to the seventeenth century and substantially extended and remodelled in the 1960s. The accommodation is flexible and will suit many differing lifestyles and there is a wealth of character features throughout. The southern end of the property could be easily adapted to provide a self-contained annexe and the accommodation would lend itself to those working from home.
On the ground floor there is an Entrance Hall with stone floor and heavy oak front door. Sitting Room with beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace. To the other side of the Hallway is a spacious Dining Room with door to walk-in pantry. Attractive Hallway with door to the garden and staircase to the first floor. Second large Sitting Room with bay window overlooking the gardens, fireplace with log burner. Kitchen with comprehensive range of units, natural wood work surfaces, built in oven and hob, breakfast bar. Opening to Utility Room with fitted units and space for appliances, oil fired boiler. Completing the accommodation at the southern end of the house is a second Kitchen, Cloakroom and hallway with secondary staircase to the first floor.
On the first floor off the Landing are the Master Bedroom with bay window and En Suite Bathroom, three further Bedrooms (one currently used as a Study) and the family Bathroom. Approached from the secondary staircase is the fifth Bedroom with intercommunicating door.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property having been lovingly tended by the current owners. To the front of the house is a brick paved driveway leading to the attached Garage. Brick pathways interspersed with shrubs and colourful beds. The rear garden has a large flagstone seating area with water feature to the rear of the house leading onto well-tended areas of lawns with shrubs, rockery areas and flower beds. Gravelled Japanese garden. Brick built garden store and Greenhouse. There is a detached Stable Block accessed through a separate gated entrance with adjoining hard standing. Further area of less formal garden interspersed with trees. Gate leading from the stable area to the Paddock. It is understood that the grounds extend to about 1.9 acres although this has not been verified.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G