This glorious rural property lies only 1.2 miles from Cooksbridge main line station (London Victoria/London Bridge c.57 mins). The village of Barcombe is 1.3 miles to the north. The county town of Lewes is 3 miles, Brighton 10 miles, Haywards Heath 11 miles and Gatwick 25 miles. Glyndebourne is only 6 miles and the vast expanse of the South Downs is virtually on the doorstep. Plumpton Racecourse is 6 miles. A wide range of state and private prep and public schools are easily accessible.
Few houses can claim that virtually every south facing window paints a picture with some of the finest views along this stretch of the Downs. A sweeping banked driveway leads up to the Courtyard with a large double open Car Port, and a flagstone entrance doorway opening to the Hall. Off to one side is a large Drawing Room with a huge south facing window, marble slip fireplace and book shelving with a door out to the Conservatory with a Trompe-l'œil of the Downs, and a further Sitting Room. On the other side of the hallway there is a Dining Room which runs through to the Breakfast Room/Kitchen through again to a useful sized Utility Area, Boot Room and WC.
On the first floor the principal Bedroom has a dressing room with cupboards. The landing leads round to a further small Bedroom, Bathroom and separate WC and on the other side are four further Bedrooms all with spectacular views over the garden and towards the Downs together with a second Family Bathroom and separate WC.
A large double car port adjoins the house with a small potting shed in the rear yard together with a boiler room beyond and a Gardener's WC. The gardens and grounds are a further compliment to the property. At the entrance there are fine Oaks, Chestnuts and other trees with stone steps leading down to an old pond. A large lawn, hedged against the lane, with rose beds and shrubs flows out from the front terrace. To the side the swimming pool has a escallonia hedge around and a chalet summerhouse and beyond an open high beech hedge leads through to a small orchard and the tennis court. On the other side of the house beside the car port is a sheltered smaller garden with a fine pear tree and, a slightly leaning, timber and felt stables shed together with a greenhouse, brick cold frames and a larger timber and felt garden shed and dog kennel.
The property extends in all to approximately 1.43 acres (0.58 ha).
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.
SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water and electricity are connected, drainage is to a private system. Oil fired central heating, part double glazing.
The plan is for identification purposes only.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale. The gardens statuary and ornaments are similarly excluded.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property (notwithstanding any description contained in these particulars) is sold subject to any existing Town & Country Planning legislation and to any development plan, resolution or notice which may be in force and also subject to any statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor or his agents to specify them.
East Sussex County Council 0345 608 0190
Lewes District Council 01273 471600
COUNCIL TAX & EPC
Council Tax: Band H - £2,984.04 (2020/21)
In Cooksbridge just north of Lewes turn off the A275 into Hamsey Lane, signposted Hamsey, 200 yards north of the level crossing, follow to the T junction, turn left, signposted Barcombe, and the property is the first house on the left after ¼ mile.
Further details from the sole agents, RH & RW Clutton 01342 410122. Direct Dial: 01342 305825.