A beautiful Grade II listed timber framed period residence occupying a secluded private plot of approx. 6.55 acres conveniently situated within an edge of village semi-rural location close to the highly sought after Twineham Primary School and road access onto the A/M23. Built in the late sixteenth century as a two-bay square pegged oak framed house, there would originally have been no first floor and indeed when the first floor was later added it would have almost certainly have been thatched. This truly unique, characterful family home offers a wealth of original features throughout including an Inglenook fireplace, stone flooring, exposed wall, ceiling and floor timbers, old plank doors and leaded light casement windows. The farmhouse has been lovingly cared for and enjoyed by the current owners who have happily resided in the property for the past 16 years, who are now looking to downsize.
The versatile accommodation (2377 sq. ft.) offers generous room sizes and briefly comprises: an entrance lobby, 22’ double aspect drawing room with fireplace and double doors to patio and garden, 22’ double aspect dining/ family room with fireplace and 2nd staircase to first floor, 16’ sitting room leading into to a long utility room with walk in pantry and access to rear gardens. Leading off the utility room there is a useful cloak/ bathroom and a bespoke farmhouse kitchen / breakfast room fitted with an extensive range of fitted base cupboards, drawers and wooden work surfaces, paved flooring, ample appliance space, integrated oven, hob, and AGA and space for breakfast table and chairs. Stairs from the sitting room lead up to the first floor landing which provides access to four well-proportioned bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room. Further stairs lead from one side of the landing up to a 12’ attic room/ potential bedroom 5 / guest room. The property offers considerable scope to extend and/or to redevelop the garage to provide a self-contained annexe if required (STPP).
Outside: The farmhouse is approached via a private gated access with long sweeping driveway providing parking for several vehicles leading down to the front of the house. To the left of the driveway there is a timber double garage (19’9 x 16’6) originally an old cart hovel and timer framed summer house. (scope for conversion STPP). Total Area of Outbuildings (323 sq. ft.)
The gardens and grounds are a feature of the property and enjoy a high degree of privacy and seclusion. There is, in fact, something on offer for all the family to enjoy with landscaped and hidden gardens, a beautiful enclosed productive orchard, stone terrace, numerous mature specimen trees, and wide variety of plants, flowers and shrubs. natural ponds and enclosed paddock and fields beyond. There is abundant wildlife with deer grazing in the fields most days, barn owls, woodpeckers and nightingales are all frequent visitors.
There is ample scope to add stabling / equestrian facilities if required. Overall plot size of 6.55 acres
|Impressive 6.55-acre secluded plot including private well screened gardens, ponds and paddock||Private tucked away location enjoying peace and tranquillity|
|6.5 miles to Haywards Heath railway station and easy road access onto A/M23||Conveniently situated for numerous highly regarded schools and nurseries|
|Internal area 2377 sq. ft. Scope for enlargement (STPP) Scope for modernisation / refurbishment||Versatile living accommodation together with generous room sizes and twin staircase|
|Potential for equestrian facilities / proximity to Hickstead||Detached double garage (19’9 x 16’6) Scope for conversion (STPP) -Long private driveway|
|Wealth of original charm and character throughout - Oil fired central heating to radiators||Outstanding countryside views - enclosed productive orchard|