Main Street, Northiam, East Sussex TN31 6NB
6 bedroom Detached House for sale: Main Street, Northiam, East Sussex TN31 6NB
GUIDE PRICE £650,000 - £700,000 A substantial Grade II Listed village house together with a detached former Brew House in need of modernisation and improvement set within mature well stocked private gardens of about 0.55 of an acre.
ROOMS Entrance hall, Living room, Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Conservatory,Cloakroom, Two staircases rising to the first floor, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Oil heating,Detached former Brew House, Summerhouse, Cedar glasshouse, Off road parking and garage.
LOCATION Situated in the centre of Northiam village which offers leisure facilities including bowls club, library and Great Dixter house and gardens. There is also a range of everyday shopping facilities as well as a parish church, doctor's surgery, vets and primary school. More comprehensive facilities are available in Peasmarsh (4 miles), where there is a family run supermarket, Battle (12 miles) and Tenterden (9 miles) with Waitrose & Tesco supermarkets and leisure centre. The Ancient Town of Rye, renowned for its medieval fortifications and fine period architecture, is 8 miles. Main-line rail services into London Charing Cross and Cannon Street can be found at Staplehurst (15 miles) and Robertsbridge (8 miles) taking approximately 65 minutes and 80 minutes respectively.
DESCRIPTION The Byre House is a fine Grade II Listed detached period house, mainly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries with well proportioned accommodation. The front brick elevation has half-tile hanging and the date 1747 inscribed over the front door. The remaining elevations are brick with traditional white-painted weatherboard beneath a tiled roof. The house is notable for its wealth of period features, oak framing is visible throughout along with timber beamed ceilings, period inglenook fireplaces and period doors. The diamond leaded light window panes in the front half of the house still feature original hand blown glass with vintage signatures and inscriptions etched into the glass. The current owner has lived in the property for over 25 years and the property now requires extensive refurbishment and updating.
GROUND FLOOR The accommodation comprises front door with projecting hood on brackets, to entrance hall. Living room with inglenook fireplace and brick hearth with original hooks and fire dogs. Attractive second inglenook fireplace. Staircase to first floor. Double aspect Sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner, brick floor, book cases and staircase to first floor landing. Cloakroom housing the oil-fired central heating boiler and access to cellar. Separate w.c with basin. Dining room with exposed timbering and door to garden. The adjacent Kitchen/breakfast room has a 2-oven oil-fired Aga and sink unit with a selection of cupboards and larder. Door to Conservatory which opens onto a small courtyard. There are two staircases leading to the first floor.
FIRST FLOOR A shallow-tread Georgian staircase leads to a large landing, main bedroom with wash basin and neighbouring bathroom with both bath and shower. The second staircase leads to five further bedrooms, some with period fireplaces and large walk-in cupboards, family bathroom.
SECOND FLOOR There are two separate staircases to the second floor where there are four attic rooms.
OUTSIDE A shared driveway to the right of the house leads to a private gravel parking area. The former Brewhouse and attached barn has the original timber trough and hayrack. Both are in need of repair with potential for re-development, recently used as a utility room, two garages and a workshop.
The gardens are a particular feature of The Byre House and have been opened to the public for charitable events, the current owner is a knowledgeable plants person and artist, who has lovingly created the garden over many years. The front garden is laid to lawn with paths, beds and specimen roses. A gate leads to the main gardens comprising a large lawn leading from the house together with a classic white Summerhouse. There is an original well (covered) and excellent views across the garden. The lower garden includes an alpine rockery, large pond, wisteria tunnel and winding paths through well stocked flowerbeds with a wide range of herbaceous plants, roses and shrubs. The lower gardens also contain specimen trees, conifers, maples, magnolias, camellias and many other fine specimens and garden sheds, together with a large cedarwood glasshouse.
Phillips & Stubbs
Tel: 01797 227338