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8 bedroom detached house for sale
4 Upper Lake, BATTLE, East Sussex
Tenure: FreeholdA wonderful opportunity to acquire a substantial Grade II listed period house of historical interest and set within easy reach of the centre of Battle.
The property presents colourwashed brick and tile hung elevations below a tiled roof and although currently lived in as one house was formerly two separate dwellings known as The Abbots Cottage and The Priors Lodge. All now combines to create a fabulous home with a charming mix of charactor boasting a wealth of period features with many exposed timbers and period fireplaces. The accommodation has a variety of potential and the two houses could be lived in as separate dwellings or used to provide additional income as holiday lets or bed and breakfast.
The generous accommodation offers up to eight bedrooms and there is a fabulous dining hall and living room with inglenook fireplaces.
Externally the gardens are substantial and fall away to the rear being well laid out and boasting an array of plants and shrubs.
Priors Lodge is one of a number of buildings that grew up around Battle Abbey. The Abbots Cottage and Priors Lodge were originally one house and believed to date back to the 14th century although there is evidence of parts that may date back as far as the 12th century. Indeed some of the ancient masonary that exists in the cellar is constructed of similar stone to the Abbey itself. The Abbots Cottage was resided in by John Hammond in AD 1538. He was the last Abbot who retired after the suspension of the monastery of Battle Abbey.
3' 8" x 2' 10" (1.12m x 0.86m) with half glazed door leading through to:
15' 7" x 9' 6" (4.75m x 2.90m) with window to front, exposed ceiling timbers with original brick paved floor, double radiator and impressive oak inglenook fireplace with copper canopy and Yorkstone hearth.
The dining hall opens through to:
10' 1" x 8' 8" (3.07m x 2.64m) with exposed wooden floor and double doors to rear garden room. Fitted with a range of wood fronted base and wall mounted units incorporating cupboards and drawers with space for oven.
There is an area of tiled and wooden working surfaces with tiling behind, extractor canopy above the cooker space and inset single stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer.
Double doors lead through to:
SMALL GARDEN ROOM/REAR PORCH
6' 2" x 5' 7" (1.88m x 1.70m) with further doors onto the rear courtyard. Paved floor and polycarbonate roof.
15' 1" narrowing to 10'6" x 15' 6" (4.60m > 3.20m x 4.72m) with exposed ceiling and wall timbers, fitted book shelves and access to second entrance porch.
10' 8" x 9' 1" (3.25m x 2.77m) with exposed ceiling and wall timbers, former fire opening and return door through to:
REAR CORRIDOR providing access to:
DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER ROOM
with ceramic tiled floor, part tiled walls and incorporating a low level WC, wash hand basin and corner glazed shower.
11' 3" x 6' (3.43m x 1.83m) with recessed lighting, windows to rear and space for appliances.
12' 5" x 11' 1" (3.78m x 3.38m) A double aspect room with door leading onto rear patio. Exposed wooden floorboards, single radiator and further fitted double base units with space for cooker and dishwasher to side, working surface over incorporating a 1½ bowl acrylic sink with mixer tap and drainer, extractor fan. Access to larder cupboard with shelving.
being L shaped 17' 7" x 13' 2" (5.36m x 4.01m) plus 9'6" x 8'1" (2.90m x 2.46m). A double aspect room with exposed ceiling timbers, part panelled walls and an impressive painted inglenook fireplace with bressemer beam and wood burning stove. Further cast iron feature fireplace, double radiator and cupboard with shelving.
with exposed wall timbers, exposed brickwork, single radiator and access to secondary staircase and door providing access to:
with brick steps down and measuring approximately 22' 3" x 8' 2" (6.78m x 2.49m) and housing the gas meter.
with exposed wall timbers and fitted with a white panelled bath with telephone style taps, low level WC and vanity unit with tiled surround. Single radiator.
From the breakfast room steps and a doorway lead down to:
SELF CONTAINED SUITE
12' 4" x 11' 3" (3.76m x 3.43m) with window and door onto rear garden, wood block flooring, feature fireplace with copper hood and space for inset electric fire.
A doorway leads through to:
with window to side, ceramic tiled floor and walls and fitted with a wet area shower, low level WC and was hand basin.
From the dining hall a door provides access to:
FIRST FLOOR MAIN LANDING
with exposed ceiling timbers and floor boards and large walk in storage cupboard.
11' 8" x 11' 5" (3.56m x 3.48m) with window to front, double radiator and large recessed hanging rail.
20' 4" x 9' 10" (6.20m x 3.00m) with window to front, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, double radiator and fireplace with inset wood burning stove, recessed low level cupboard and doorway with staircase rising to:
SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM
10' 4" x 9' 7" (3.15m x 2.92m) with window to front, single radiator and built in cupboards.
An interconnecting door to:
LARGE LOFT SPACE
The main area measuring 14' 6" x 10' 2" (4.42m x 3.10m) and a further loft area.
9' 5" x 8' 4" (2.87m x 2.54m) with partly vaulted ceiling, window to rear and double radiator.
with exposed ceiling timbers, window to rear, single radiator and fitted with a white low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin and P shaped Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap. Two built in cupboards one offering space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and the other housing the water tank. Slatted shelves.
accessed from rear hallway, with windows to rear and single radiator.
13' 7" x 10' 7" (4.14m x 3.23m) with window to front, picture rail, single radiator and:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
incorporating a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower with glazed door. Tiled walls and extractor fan.
Interconnecting door through to:
9' 4" x 9' (2.84m x 2.74m) with window to front, exposed wall timbers and single radiator.
12' x 9' 1" (3.66m x 2.77m) with window to side, part panelled walls and single radiator. Door through to:
with tiled walls and incorporating a low level WC, wash hand basin, separate recess with shower with glazed door and further doorway leading through to FURTHER STAIRCASE (not in use).
From the first floor landing stairs lead to:
SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM 2
13' 6" x 12' 10" (4.11m x 3.91m) with a double aspect taking in attractive views with exposed ceiling and wall timbers, single radiator and doorway through to:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and corner glazed shower.
To the rear of the property there is an enclosed area of courtyard to one side with a SMALL OUTSIDE PRIVY.To the other side is a terraced patio and decking and SMALL TIMBER SHED.The gardens lead out to the rear and extend for some considerable distance gradually sloping away and boasting mature borders and a number of private seating areas, established trees and well stocked flowerbeds.There is a secondary area of formal lawn that slopes down to the SUMMERHOUSE and continues to a lightly wooded area of garden.