5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kitchenour Lane, Beckley, East Sussex TN31 6TE

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

ROOMS Reception hall, Drawing room, Sitting room, Open plan kitchen & dining room, Cellar, Galleried landing, Master bedroom with en suite facilities, 4 further bedrooms, Bathroom & shower room, Gardens and grounds of approaching 7.5 acres including heated swimming pool, pool house, stables, garaging, versatile outbuilding, paddocks and woodland.  

LOCATION Occupying a rural yet accessible position off a country lane between the villages of Beckley and Peasmarsh. The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye, famed for its historical associations, period architecture, medieval fortifications and cobbled ways, is about 6 miles. The town offers a range of local shops, restaurants and train services on the Brighton to Ashford branch line with high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and the Continent via Eurostar. Inland are the towns of Battle (12 miles) with its Abbey and Tenterden (9 miles) with its tree lined High Street and green swards which also offers a good range of shopping facilities and amenities. The coast is within easy reach and the area boasts a host of tourist and leisure attractions. Secondary schools include Robertsbridge Community College and Rye College. Private schools in the area include Vine Hall at Robertsbridge, Marlborough House at Hawkhurst, Benenden Girl's School, Buckswood School at Guestling and Kings College at Canterbury. 

DESCRIPTION Kitchenour is a most appealing Grade II Listed Georgian double fronted farmhouse of two parallel ranges dating from the early 19th century presenting mellow brick elevations under slate tiled roofs. The property has been extensively refurbished by the present owners whilst retaining the many original features and the house provides comfortable family living space over two floors. 

GROUND FLOOR The property is approached from the lane via a private driveway with parking for several cars. A panelled front door with pilasters, pediment and a semicircular fanlight opens into a hallway with a terracotta tiled floor, trap door to the cellar and an elegant staircase leading off to the first floor with a cloakroom beneath. The well-proportioned double aspect drawing room has a fireplace with a marble inner surround and decorative outer wood surround. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and fitted book shelving to one wall. The double aspect study has an old tiled floor and fitted storage cupboards. The open plan kitchen and dining room has an extensive range of bespoke Shaker style cupboards and drawers with wood work surfaces, 2 full size ovens, a microwave, an inset 4 burner hob and a brick inglenook style fireplace housing an oil 4 oven Aga, together with glazed double doors opening out to the courtyard garden. There is a well fitted utility and drying room adjoining the kitchen, which also incorporates a second cloakroom.


 

FIRST FLOOR On the first floor there is a spacious galleried landing, four double bedrooms including the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and dressing room, together with a separate family bathroom, and family shower room.
 

OUTSIDE Approached from the courtyard garden to the rear of the house is a home office and a separate utility room, between which is walkway leading to the stable yard, outbuildings and rear driveway. The landscaped formal garden is laid mainly to lawn with yew hedging and walls providing privacy and seclusion. There is a swimming pool 28' x 12' heated by an air source heat pump and an attractive open fronted pool house 19' x 14'11 comprising a spacious dining area with a fireplace and kitchen. There is a recently built, insulated American barn style stable building 51' x 27' which currently houses 4 loose boxes, a feed bay, a wash down area, a separate tack room with WC, and an adjoining horse box garage 29'6 x 12'11. This building is highly versatile and could be adapted for a number of different uses. Behind the stables is a small vegetable garden with raised beds and established fruit and asparagus beds, and a post-and-rail fenced paddock with water laid on. There is a separate outbuilding, constructed of concrete block walls and with a corrugated iron roof, currently used as a garage and store 42' x 18'7 plus 21'6 x 18'6. (Planning permission (lapsed) was granted in 2005 for the conversion of this building into two holiday flats, above an office with kitchenette, garages and garden stores). Immediately opposite the house on the far side of Kitchenour Lane is an additional parcel of land forming two paddocks and an area of woodland. In all about 7.5 acres. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, water, new sewage treatment plant, partial under-floor heating.
Council Band: Tax Band: G.
 

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21 January 2016

Nearest stations

  • Rye (3.8 mi)
  • Winchelsea (4.0 mi)
  • Doleham (5.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Rye (3.8 mi)
  • Winchelsea (4.0 mi)
  • Doleham (5.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Phillips & Stubbs, Rye

47-49 Cinque Ports Street, Rye, TN31 7AN

01797 720007 Local call rate

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