5 bedroom detached house for sale

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Striking contemporary home
  • Sought-after semi-rural location
  • Far reaching South Downs views
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms
  • Championship-standard tennis court
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A striking 5 bedroom, contemporary-style family house with far reaching South Downs views, championship-standard tennis court and about 1.14 acres.

Location

Longacre is situated in a pretty, rural location in the hamlet of Spithurst, on the edge of the East Sussex village of Barcombe.

Local amenities: Barcombe has a thriving village community and benefits from a primary school, post office/general store and two public houses, The Royal Oak and The Anchor Inn.

Comprehensive shopping: Lewes, Haywards Heath, Uckfield and Brighton.

Mainline rail services: Cooksbridge 2.8 miles, Lewes 6.5 miles and Haywards Heath 10.5 miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 1hr 2 minutes, 1hr 9 minutes and 42 minutes respectively). www.southernrailway.com

Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the surrounding area, both state and private, including Barcombe Primary School, Chailey Secondary School, St. Bedes, Great Walstead, Cumnor House at Danehill, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Lewes Old Grammar School. www.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools

Description

Longacre is a superbly appointed, contemporary-style family home, presenting all the aspirational qualities of modern family living and with spacious accommodation totalling nearly 3,900 sq ft. Dating from the 1960s, in 2003 the current owners appointed local architect Lap Chan of Morgan Carn Architects to re-model the property, adding a substantial extension and completely renovating it in the process.

The works were completed in 2004 to an exacting specification. There are high levels of insulation and VELFAC double glazed windows throughout, and partial under floor heating offering superior comfort. The spacious and flowing spaces are suffused with light from a generous use of glass, including full height windows in the reception rooms and kitchen/dining room, and stunning double height arched windows in the two first floor bedrooms

The internal accommodation at Longacre is spectacular. The accompanying floor plans give an excellent overview of the full extent of the accommodation, though there are many points of further note:

There are two formal reception rooms, as well as the central reception hall. Both the drawing and sitting rooms face south/south west over the garden; the drawing room featuring a modern, Stovax woodburner. The kitchen and dining room is a wonderful room, ideal for family living, also facing out over the garden and decked terrace. The kitchen is fitted with grey gloss units, complemented by granite worktops, a central island and black two-oven Aga with additional Aga companion.

There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, two with doors opening to the garden and one benefitting from an en suite bathroom; there is good potential for this part of the house to be utilised as a self-contained annexe.

An Imperial staircase rises from the reception hall to the two first floor bedrooms: a guest bedroom with Juliet balcony and en suite bathroom, and a stunning master suite comprising a vaulted bedroom with doors opening to a private balcony, two dressing rooms and a luxury en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.

Outside
Longacre is approached via a gravelled driveway and parking area, which leads to the integrated double garage, with electrically operated twin doors.

Extending along the rear of the house is a partially covered, raised decked terrace with inset uplighting, which links the house to the garden and offers a super outdoor entertaining space with wonderful views over the garden, adjoining countryside and South Downs beyond. In the south eastern corner of the garden is a fence-enclosed championship-standard tennis court with international grade surface.

The garden extends away from the house to the south west and is predominantly laid to lawn, well enclosed by post and rail fencing, hedgerows and mature shrubs, and interspersed with a number of mature trees, including an elegant mature willow.

In all, about 1.14 acres.

Square Footage: 3,878 sq ft
Acreage: 1.14 Acres

Directions

From the mini-roundabout in the centre of Barcombe, proceed north on School Hill which becomes Spithurst Road. Longacre can be found on the left hand side, about 0.9 of a mile out of the village.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 February 2016

Nearest stations

  • Cooksbridge (2.9 mi)
  • Uckfield (3.7 mi)
  • Plumpton (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Cooksbridge (2.9 mi)
  • Uckfield (3.7 mi)
  • Plumpton (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Haywards Heath

37-39 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3BN

01444 704140 Local call rate

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