Sempstead Lane, Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5TP
Guide Price £1,650,000
5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Sempstead Lane, Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5TP
A substantial converted twin kiln oast house set off a quiet country lane in approaching ten acres of grounds with stable block in a wonderful location with far reaching rural views.
ROOMS Reception hall, Drawing room, Family room/bedroom 5, Living room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility/boot room, Cloakroom, First Floor sitting room, Master bedroom with 2 dressing rooms and an en-suite bath/shower room, Three further double bedrooms, Family bathroom, Oil central heating, EPC rating F, Stable block, Gardens and grounds of approaching ten acres.
LOCATION Sempstead Oast sits back from a quiet country lane about one mile from the hamlet of Ewhurst Green and is set on high ground surrounded by farmland and enjoying fabulous distant views across undulating countryside in the Rother Valley. The local pub The White Dog in Ewhurst Green, offers B & B. The village of Northiam (2 miles) offers everyday facilities, doctor's surgery, vets, primary school and Great Dixter house and gardens. Hawkhurst (8 miles) with its independent butchers, Kino cinema, Waitrose and Tesco. Nearby schools include St Ronans, Marlborough House and Vinehall. Battle Town is (8 miles) with an Abbey, shops and schools. Tenterden (10 miles) with an attractive tree lined high street, independent shops and leisure centre. The Ancient Town of Rye is about 10 miles and is renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. Etchingham & Robertsbridge station (approx 7 miles) to London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street taking approximately 1hr, 20 minutes. The A21 provides access to Tunbridge Wells, the M25 and national motorway network, as well as Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
DESCRIPTION A substantial converted twin kiln oast house, in part dating from the sixteenth century with later additions, presenting appealing external elevations of part brick, stone and weatherboard under a peg tiled roof. The spacious, light filled living space, which has good ceiling heights and is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floorplan. Particular features include exposed beams and timber framing, an open fireplace, natural floorboards, oak joinery and a bespoke kitchen.
GROUND FLOOR An oak front door opens into a wide reception hall with a tiled floor and glazed double doors leading into a well-proportioned living room with a central beam. Adjoining is a double aspect drawing room with natural oak floorboards, ceiling beams and a brick inglenook fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove. Very much a particular feature is the generous double aspect open plan kitchen/breakfast room which has a tiled floor and is well fitted with an extensive range of hand built Shaker style base and wall units with wood work surfaces and an inset sink, together with a 2 oven Aga, integrated dishwasher, built in stainless steel oven and inset ceramic hob. The kitchen has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden as well as an atrium roof lantern and double doors to the terrace. There are two roundel rooms comprising a dining room with exposed floorboards and a separate family room with oak panelling. Also on the ground floor is practical utility room with a tiled floor, butler sink, space for a washing machine and an adjoining cloak/boot room with a close coupled w.c and wash basin and deep storage cupboards.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor is a spacious double aspect sitting room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed timber framing and views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. The master bedroom, which also has a raised ceiling and exposed timber framing, has two accompanying dressing rooms and an en-suite bath/shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, two of which are situated within the roundels. In addition, there is a family bathroom and a small study area.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from the lane via 5 bar gates and a gravel drive to the front of the house providing parking for several vehicles. The gardens which surround the property are laid to lawn and planted with mature trees and shrubs interspersed with flower beds, herbaceous borders, box hedging and rockeries, together with a natural pond. To the rear of the oast are brick and paved terraces to take full advantage of the countryside views. The stable block comprises five loose boxes, three of which have been opened through to create a large storage area/ hobby room, and an adjacent barn/store. The total area extends to approaching 10 acres, including four fence enclosed paddocks with separate vehicular access and hardstanding.
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