Friars Hill, Guestling, East Sussex TN35 4EP
5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Friars Hill, Guestling, East Sussex TN35 4EP
A substantial detached family house in beautiful order occupying an elevated position in part walled landscaped gardens with far reaching rural views towards the sea.
ROOMS Entrance hall, Reception hall, Two cloakrooms, Sitting Room, Dining room, Study, Large Victorian style conservatory farmhouse kitchen with Aga, Boot room, Master bedroom suite with bathroom & dressing room, Four further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Gas central heating, Mainly Everest double glazed, Double garage, Ample additional parking, Landscaped gardens of approaching a third of an acre, EPC rating D.
LOCATION The property is set back from the lane and is located in an elevated position with far reaching rural views to the side and rear across undulating countryside. Within approximately one mile is Guestling Green hamlet with a primary school. In the village of Pett there is a church, public house and convenience store and a beach between Pett Level and Winchelsea Beach. Nearby is Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, a unique 660 acre area of maritime sandstone cliff with a cliff top area of grassland and heath, woodland, glens covered with gorse and trees, nature trails and spectacular walks. The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, famed for its medieval fortifications and cobbled ways is 9 miles. The town offers a range of local shops, restaurants and train services on the Brighton to Ashford branch line with high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and the Continent. Westward is Hastings (3 miles) with its seafront promenade, Old Town and Priory Meadow shopping centre. From the town there is a direct rail service to London Charing Cross. Hastings offers a wide range of schools including Helenswood Performing Arts College for girls, William Parker Sports College and two new and independently run Academies. In the private sector, there is Buckswood School at Guestling and Battle Abbey.
DESCRIPTION An immaculate detached two storey country house of colour washed rendered and tile hung external elevations with ground floor bay windows to the main reception rooms and first floor oriel windows above, all beneath a pitched peg tiled roof. Internal features include moulded skirtings and door surrounds, panelled doors, plaster coving and some dado rails. The principal drawing room and dining room are both double aspect with glazed double doors opening into the conservatory. Interconnecting wood panelled double doors fold back to make one large entertaining area. The property benefits from a southerly and easterly aspect with views to the side and rear over adjoining farmland.
GROUND FLOOR A part glazed entrance door opens into an entrance hall with a clay tiled floor and a coved ceiling, off of which is a cloaks cupboard and a cloakroom comprising a close coupled w.c and wash basin. The reception hall has a window to the side and a central staircase with pitched pine moulded balustrade, together with a below stairs cupboard. To the rear section is a second cloakroom with a white suite comprising a low level w.c and pedestal wash hand basin.
The well-proportioned, double aspect dining room has moulded cornicing, a large bay window with full height glazed side windows and glazed double doors opening into the conservatory. Wood panelled double doors open through to the drawing room, which again is double aspect with a side bay window with easterly views and a further bay with glazed doors to the conservatory. The room features a fine 19th century fireplace with marble outer surround and overmantle. The modern double glazed Victorian style conservatory has a tiled floor and double doors out to the rear garden. To the front of the property is a study with a beamed ceiling open to the kitchen.
The farmhouse style kitchen/ breakfast room, which has a beamed ceiling, has a four oven Aga and two principal areas of roll top work surface with an inset sink unit, tiled surrounds with inset hand painted floral tiles and a range of matching raised panelled Shaker style floor and wall cupboards incorporating drawers, display shelves with moulded cornicing, below counter space and plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine and an integrated fridge. Electric cooker point. A double glazed side door leads to the garden. Adjoining is a practical boot room and a door to the outside, butler sink and broom cupboard.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, the master bedroom suite comprises a double aspect bedroom with a bay window with Gothic style window fenestration. Adjacent is a dressing room with a linen cupboard and hot water cylinder and an en-suite bathroom with white fitments comprising a panelled bath and a wall mounted shower, close coupled w.c and twin oval wash basins set into work surface with a panelled cupboard beneath. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have large oriel windows overlooking the garden and farmland beyond. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are situated to the front of the house. The family bathroom comprises a low level w.c, pedestal wash basin and panelled bath with a wall mounted shower above.
OUTSIDE Eastham Grange is approached by a part shared entrance and the property's own driveway from Friars Hill leading to a gravelled turning circle with centre flower bed with hydrangeas providing off road parking for several vehicles and leading to a detached double garage with storage above. The main elevation of the property is to the rear with views down the garden and countryside to one side. The principal area of garden is set down to lawn with serpentine edges on one side of a traditional mixed border with specimen trees and a raised decked terrace with a pergola. At the end of the lawn is a stone wall with inset flower beds and an arbour with steps down to lower paved terrace with an area of ornamental water. To the far end is a vegetable garden with potting sheds.
Phillips & Stubbs
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