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Guide Price £1,600,000

The Lane, Westdean, Nr Seaford, East Sussex
Branch: Lewes 64 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XG. 01273 474101 lewes@rowlandgorringe.co.uk


Features include:

  • Beautiful Converted Sussex Barn
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Great Hall with Minstrel Gallery
  • Stunning first floor Sitting Room with Inglenook fireplace
  • Bespoke Kitchen with Aga
  • Large Gardens
  • In sought after hamlet of Westdean
  • Oil fired Central Heating
  • Annexe
  • Parking for up to 5 cars
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FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN: A beautiful, sympathetically converted, flint Sussex Barn that encapsulates and promotes the finest attributes and charm of such a building. The quality of workmanship within this 18th Century Barn is unrelenting, and has to be seen to be appreciated. Converted in 1997, this spacious four bedroom family home has a truly inviting, warm aura, and boasts a magnificent Minstrel gallery and grand first floor Sitting Room with vaulted ceiling and inglenook fireplace. Set within private, tranquil gardens and backing onto Friston forest, this delightful property nestles contentedly in the highly sought after hamlet of Westdean, and offers an idyllic lifestyle. For an appointment to view, please contact our Lewes Office on 01273 474101

DESCRIPTION:

A beautiful, sympathetically converted flint Sussex Barn that encapsulates and promotes the finest attributes and charm of such a building. The quality of workmanship within this 18th Century Barn is unrelenting, and has to be seen to be appreciated. Converted in 1997, this spacious four bedroom family home has a truly inviting, warm aura, and boasts a magnificent Minstrel gallery and grand first floor Sitting Room with vaulted ceiling and inglenook fireplace. Floor to ceiling windows in the Great Hall allow the outside in, and enables one to sit and enjoy the colourful and well stocked flint walled garden they look out on. Set within private, tranquil gardens and backing onto Friston forest, this delightful property nestles contentedly in the highly sought after hamlet of Westdean, and offers an idyllic lifestyle.

The spacious accommodation comprises solid Oak panelled Front Door into Lobby with range of fitted wardrobes, York stone floor; Cloakroom with low level WC and pedestal hand wash basin; stunning Great Hall with floor to ceiling picture windows, fine Minstrel gallery with Oak balustrade, York stone floor with underfloor heating, open tread Oak staircase to first floor; Breakfast Room/Snug with feature open fireplace built in stone, double doors through to wood and brick built Conservatory with double doors onto garden and terrace; large double aspect Kitchen with bespoke Oak fitted units with marble worktops over, four oven Aga (with two additional electric hot plates) fitted into inglenook recess, integral dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, fitted pantry cupboard, stone floor, stable door to front garden; Library/TV Room with oak sliding glazed doors fitted with book shelves, door to Bathroom with panelled bath, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC; Office/Study with fitted solid oak bookshelves and desk, door to storage area, door to Garage and Annexe. The Garage, with solid wood double doors and a large storage room to the rear, gives access into the Annexe with Hallway leading to both the enclosed flint garden and back lane via double wooden doors on either side; Utility Room with plumbing for washing machine, Grant oil fired boiler (fitted 9 years ago), Butlers sink and hot water tank; large Bedroom 4 with windows overlooking the garden, exposed beams, own room thermostat.

Approached via the open Oak staircase off the Great Hall is the stunning triple aspect first floor Sitting Room with vaulted ceiling, large inglenook fireplace with copper fire canopy, exposed beams and feature flint walls; Principal Bedroom with fitted Italian wardrobes, dual aspect, exposed beams, access to insulated and boarded loft with electric light; Family Bathroom with vaulted ceiling, large walk-in shower unit, central spa bath, low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, art deco radiators, tiled floor, Velux roof window, further window to side; Bedroom 2 with wall to wall windows with views across the garden, range of solid wood fitted wardrobes running the width of the room with En Suite Bathroom comprising walk-in shower unit, panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC, access to loft space; Bedroom 3 with views over garden.

Mains water and electricity. Oil Fired Central Heating. Underfloor heating to the Great Hall. Private drainage. Double glazing throughout. Wealden District Council Tax Band H.

Outside: The gardens are a true feature of this property being laid either side of the barn to the north-east and south-west sides.

The wooden entrance gate leads you up a paved path to the Front Door opposite which is a colourful landscaped area of lawn, surrounded by mature shrubs, raised flint pond, and sealed Roman well. This leads through to a woodland garden with fruit and specimen trees and a large wooden garden shed. To the side is a paved seating area to catch the afternoon sun, and a Greenhouse enclosed by raised flint beds. There are double wooden gates by the Garage giving access onto the rear service road owned by the Forestry Commission. In front of the Garage there is sufficient parking for a further three cars with space for two at the front of the property.

The charming south-west facing flint walled garden, accessed via the Conservatory is laid to lawn with mature rose beds and borders and planted flint cattle drinking troughs. Tucked at the end of the Annexe is another deep Roman well (covered) and area discretely housing the oil tank.

LOCATION:

The Barn is located in the very heart of the intimate and highly sought after hamlet of Westdean with its ancient Church, on the edge of Friston Forest and within the South Downs National Park. It is the perfect place for enjoying the surrounding stunning countryside on foot, horseback or by bicycle.

This hamlet is surrounded by areas steeped in history including Cuckmere Haven with its meandering river and stunning famous views to the Seven Sisters (just over 1 mile distant), and the ancient village of Alfriston (3.8 miles), with its restaurants, historic inns and vineyard.

Seaford town centre with its comprehensive shops and railway station to London Victoria is only 3 miles away. Eastbourne is 7.5 miles with theatres and excellent schooling for all ages including Bedes School, St Andrews School and Eastbourne College. Gatwick airport is approximately 45 miles distant.


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Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.

For more information please call our Lewes office on 01273 474101.