Horseshoe Lane, Beckley, East Sussex TN31 6RZ
5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Horseshoe Lane, Beckley, East Sussex TN31 6RZ
A rare opportunity to acquire a period country house occupying a rural location with separate cottage, offices, extensive outbuildings, garaging (approx. 8000 sqft) and swimming pool set within approximately 30 acres (tbv) of formal gardens, paddocks and woodland.
ROOMS Main House - Entrance hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Study, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility, Cloakroom, Cellar, First floor landing, Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, 3 further bedrooms, Family bathroom, Second floor landing, Two further attic rooms, Oil heating, Extensive outbuildings and garaging, Farm cottage, Home offices, Gym, Heated swimming pool, Formal gardens including kitchen garden, orchard and ornamental pond.
LOCATION Occupying a rural location off a minor country lane within the village of Beckley which has a church, infant/primary school, public house, bowls and cricket clubs, recreation ground with new multi use games area for tennis, netball, basketball etc and a thriving village hall hosting a pre-school, monthly farmers market and variety of social and leisure activities including amateur dramatics, yoga, pilates etc. The village of Northiam (2 miles) offers further leisure facilities, a library and Great Dixter house and gardens. There is also a range of everyday shopping facilities as well as a doctor's surgery, NHS Dentist, vets, private fitness gym, primary school and large sports hall. More comprehensive facilities are available in Tenterden (7.5miles) with Waitrose & Tesco supermarkets. 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 one hour, 5minutes and 1hr, 20 minutes respectively. Ashford International (20 miles) provides Eurostar services to the Continent and a high speed service to London St Pancras in 37 minutes. There are excellent schools in the area in both the private and state sectors at all levels.
DESCRIPTION Gate House forms a Grade II Listed 17th Century farmhouse which has been extensively renovated in recent years together with the farm cottage and many of the buildings which have also been restored and modernised. Note: the farm cottage, building complex and part of the land are under separate Titles and are not Listed.
MAIN HOUSE GROUND FLOOR Main house - Front door with entrance hall which leads off to the drawing room and dining room both with open inglenook fireplaces. Off the inner hallway is a study which has a wood burning stove. The high quality and well appointed open plan kitchen/breakfast room was designed and fitted by Martin Moore Kitchens of Tunbridge Wells and includes Gaggenau appliances, central island and limestone flags. Steps lead down to a cellar. There is a cloakroom and the utility room has a built in units and cupboard housing Grant oil fired boiler.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor the double aspect main bedroom has a wood burning stove. Both the bedroom and dressing room are fitted with Martin Moore wardrobes, and there is an en suite bathroom with rolltop bath, separate shower and w.c. There are three further bedrooms and family bathroom.
SECOND FLOOR Second floor has two interconnecting part vaulted rooms, one used as a cinema room with adjoining bedroom.
FARM COTTAGE This self contained one bedroom cottage is fully fitted and could be utilised as a holiday let. There is an adjoining office to one side and large unconverted storage to the other side which potentially could be converted subject to planning etc. EPC rating E.
OUTBUILDINGS At Gate House there is an extensive range of outbuildings which include a double bay open cart barn with adjoining enclosed garage with office over. An Orlestone oak barn featuring a gym. Alitex Victorian style greenhouse with cutting garden and a stone gardener's store. At Gate Farm there are several large barns, a substantial 1930's stable block recently converted to a car show room, two workshops and enclosed four bay cart barn garaging.
GARDEN The rear brick terrace opens onto the main lawn where there is a heated swimming pool and gazebo with hot tub. An orchard leads down to one of the glasshouses and fruit cage. An ornamental pond is naturally fed by a water tower on the property which also supplies water, via taps, to the garden. Sweeping areas of lawn interspersed with well stocked planting and trees continue through to the annexe and buildings which are all bounded by mature hedging. There are two gravelled driveways, one serving the main house the other the farm and cottage both accessed via electric wooden double gates.
LAND Two paddocks and woodland adjoin Gate House and Gate Farm and extend to approximately 17.5 acres. On the opposite side of the lane there are two further adjoining fields extending to approx. 12.5 acres. Note: there is a public footpath over part of the field. The whole amounting to approximately 30 acres (to be verified).
Phillips & Stubbs
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