Quintessential country living at its finest. Situated high up within the South Downs National Park and being well in excess of 2000 SQFT, Lodge Hill Barn makes up one fifth of what was formerly one of the longest barns in Sussex and in 2003 was tastefully converted into 5 private residences for first purchasers, who were able to help design the individual interiors. There are a few others houses tucked away here, on what was once a farm but is now stables.
Immediately upon entering the house you are struck by the height and openness of the interior (the word TARDIS has been mentioned!), which feels warm and welcoming. On the ground floor is the entrance hall with utility room, four double bedrooms, including the main bedroom with en-suite, and the family bathroom. As well as the open stairway with space beneath for bookcase and a telephone corner, there is a fifth room, of good proportions, which is currently used as a garden room/lounge/extra bedroom and has direct access to the patio and the stunning garden.
All the bedrooms are doubles and either have a window to the garden or the courtyard. However, the main bedroom has direct access to the rear garden, along with a dressing area and en-suite shower room.
The family bathroom has a quality white suite complimented by dark grey tile surrounds.
The present homeowners say that there are often audible gasps as visitors come up to the open plan floor above. The high ceilings and original beams, rumoured to have come from sailing ships, give you a breathtaking sensation of space yet homeliness. It is truly multifunctional. The current arrangement provides a large lounge area with beautiful views over the garden to fields and the distant sea, through full height double windows, space for a three piece suite, TV and coffee table, a feature woodburning stove, a grand piano, separate music area, dining area with an 8/10 seater table, and a spiral stair to a mezzanine, currently used as an office. This room has been used not only for family events but also for piano concerts with an audience of 40 seated.
The kitchen is separate but next to the dining area, with plenty of wall and base units and space for all white goods. Once again a full length window provides more far reaching views. There is also another toilet on this floor.
The rear garden is split into three main sections: a flagstone patio, with water and electricity, then a large area of lawn with various mature tree borders and shrubs, and finally, beyond the trellis, a more rural vegetable and rose garden with a delightfully refurbished cabin, plus a toolshed and woodstore. It is a pleasure to sit and watch the sunsets as well as the horses in the fields on the other side of the wooden gate.
Within the communal courtyard to the front is a spacious single garage, with copious roof storage, and individual exterior parking, as well as further visitor parking..
This stunning barn simply oozes character with all the modern touches added to offer seamless country style living, whilst being just a 17-minute drive from the City of Brighton.
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|Stunning Barn Conversion||Four Double Bedrooms|
|Garage and Parking||Beautiful Garden Backing Onto Fields|
|Character Features Throughout||Open Plan Living|
|Close To Transport Links||Over 2000 SQFT|