7 bedroom detached house for sale

Pett Level Road, TN35

Offers in Excess of £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning 18th Century (in the main) Farm House amid 17 acres
  • Equestrian facilities - stabling for at least 5 horses, menage
  • 3 bedroom Oast House - ideal for letting
  • Further outbuildings with development potential (subject to planning)
  • Arguably the finest sea and rural views in the County

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A handsome and beautifully situated, Grade II listed period farmhouse dating in the main to the 18th Century. Accessed by a long private driveway, the property sits amid delightful gardens and farmland of approximately 17 acres, commanding unparalleled rural and sea views from all rooms. The sale of Marsham Farm presents a 'once in generation opportunity' given the idyllic country and costal lifestyle it provides, combined with the surrounding acreage and superb equestrian facilities. This magnificent 7 bedroom family home is situated within the pretty village of Fairlight, high above the renowned coastal hamlet of Pett Level and sits in an unrivalled and elevated position with breath-taking sea views to the south and Rye Bay to the east.

The original building dates to the 16th Century and has benefited from later additions, making the finished farmhouse a most desirable and attractive proposition, seen notably in the charm of the flint and tile hung exterior walls. The property is served by high quality equestrian facilities, with stabling for at least 5 horses, a tack room, a large hay/straw barn and a recently installed ménage (130' by 100' approx). Adjacent to the main house, lies a separate 3 bedroom converted Oast House, garaging for 3 cars, exterior office/studio, 2 attractive (agricultural) outbuildings with potential for conversion into ancillary accommodation/holiday lets (subject to planning consent), expansive mature gardens and land in all totalling approximately 17 acres, being located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surround by large swathes of untouched National Trust land.

Description:
The accommodation comprises:

Marsham Farm
Ground floor:

Reception Hallway / Inner Hall ¿ Being one of two main entrances into the property. This being the northern entrance door which leads into a welcoming inner hall with quarry tile flooring with under floor heating.

Cellar - The cellar is located below the hallway and dining hall, its charming sandstone walls and beamed ceiling making it an ideal wine store.

Downstairs Cloak Room - includes quarry tiled flooring, ceramic toilet and sink suite, granite worktop.

Dining Hall - With the original 18th Century front door lying to the east of the property. This delightful room dates to 1734, being light and well-proportioned with high ceilings, double aspect windows, the easterly windows benefiting from shutters and window seats and wooden floor boards. The 18th Century fire place with original pine surround, mantel piece and quarry tiled hearth provides an attractive natural centre piece. From the pretty windows there are enchanting sea views. The main staircase leads from the dining hall to the first floor.

Drawing Room - the spacious and inviting drawing room is ideal for entertaining with two attractive Inglenook fireplaces and access to the terrace. Flooring is newly laid carpet with underfloor heating. To one end is a large and impressive fireplace with oak bressumer beam and quarry tiled hearth. French windows lead to the south facing York stone terrace giving this room a double aspect with stunning sea views, the easterly windows benefiting from shutters and window seats. At the other end is an equally large 18th Century Inglenook with wood-burning stove and quarry tiled hearth.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - This light bright room is the heart of this impressive and welcoming family home, the expansive and well-appointed kitchen leads effortlessly into a large breakfast room/dining area. French doors provide access to the terrace and gardens. The eastern wall presents an attractive combination of exposed sandstone and brickwork. The kitchen includes; quarry tile flooring with under floor heating, wooden kitchen units and shelving, granite work tops, a 4 oven gas Aga with 2 lids and 1 hot plate, ceramic tile splash back, 2 Butler sinks and a large walk in pantry with ample shelving.

Study Area - to the west of the kitchen lies a small recessed area currently set up as a day time office/study that benefits from a window.

Utility Room / Boot room - attractive vaulted ceiling, useful space with shelving, plumbing for washing machine, plumbed sink unit, 2 Velux conservation roof windows and rear access via an oak stable door.

First Floor:
Landing - the main staircase with original pine banister leads to a spacious landing that offers another useful study space benefiting from a large east facing window providing breath-taking sea views over the surrounding gardens and land.

Bedroom 1 - double bedroom (north east corner), laid to carpet, fire place with quarry tiled hearth, east facing window with sea views. En-suite bathroom with ceramic bath with shower, sink and toilet.

Bedroom 2 - double bedroom (south east corner), laid to carpet, fire place with quarry tiled hearth, built in wardrobe, en-suite toilet and sink and east facing window with sea views.

Landing - the landing continues north and includes a walk-in heated storage cupboard and a separate airing cupboard with hot water tank.

Bedroom 3 - large double bedroom, laid to carpet, 2 south facing windows with panoramic sea views, 2 large built in wardrobes with double doors and 1 built in wardrobe with a single door.

Family Bathroom - free standing ceramic bath with heritage fittings, toilet and sink. Vinyl flooring.

Master Bedroom 4 - large double bedroom laid to carpet, 2 south facing windows with panoramic sea views, 2 large built in wardrobes with double doors, storage cupboard with hot water tank. En-suite bathroom - vinyl flooring, walk in shower with glass screen, ceramic sink and toilet, claw foot bath with heritage fittings. Velux conservation window.

Second Floor:
Landing - laid to carpet with west facing window

Bedroom 5 - double bedroom , north east corner, laid to carpet, fire place with quarry tiled hearth, east facing window with far reaching views.

Bedroom 6 - south east corner, laid to carpet, access to eves storage, east facing window with sea views. En-suite bathroom with vinyl flooring, walk in shower, ceramic sink and toilet.

Bedroom 7 - double bedroom leading from bedroom 6, laid to carpet with north facing window with stunning views.

Storage Room - large full height attic storage room leading off Bedroom 7.

EPC: N/A

SERVICES: Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage.

Exterior:
Driveway - the entrance to Marsham Farm is located off Pett Level Road. The long private driveway flanked by mature lime trees leads up to the main house where there are two large turning circles with and generous parking. There is a small pond, paddocks and menage to the south. Barn stabling with storage, outbuildings and with converted 3 bedroom Oast house to the west. Garaging for 3 cars in oak framed building accessed from the main drive, the northern end of this has been converted into a spacious office with an adjacent and useful store-room (6.4 m x 4.8 m)

Car Port - garaging for 3 cars is serviced by a purpose built oak framed car port located to the south west of the main house and is accessed by the main drive on arrival. The northern end of the car port has been thoughtfully converted into a spacious exterior office/1 bedroom studio (6.4m x 4.8m) with an adjacent and useful store room.

Gardens and Land - an attractive York stone terrace wraps around the south of the property providing an ideal outdoor space for entertaining presenting south facing views across the main body of the garden, adjacent land and ultimately the English Channel. The garden at Marsham Farm is approximately 1 acre in size and laid mainly to lawn, being interspersed with established flower beds, mature shrubs and trees. There are further raised beds, a working green house, garden shed and attractive mature hedging lines the garden creating a natural border. The land with Marsham Farm as outlined in Map A, lies to the south and east being approximately 16 acres in total.

Equestrian Facilities - High quality Loddon stabling for 5 horses in a '60 x 45' concrete barn with solid floor and drainage. Tack room with hot and cold water. Electricity. 45' x 15' lean- to. Total covered area 320 sq.m. High Specification ménage 40m x 30m rubber over silica sand over limestone with excellent drainage. Timber field shelter and hard roadway leading to paddocks.

Outbuildings/Agricultural buildings - to the north of Marsham Oast; (i) period stabling/agricultural building (45' x 18') and lean to with development potential (subject to planning consent), (ii) a free standing agricultural building (22 x 33) partially converted including hard wood frame and insulated slate roof with development potential for a 2/3 bedroom holiday let/ancillary accommodation (subject to planning consent).

Marsham Farm Oast - 3 bedrooms
The Oast House has been converted to a very high standard, being incredibly light and airy and is enhanced by the picturesque garden at the rear (west). The established flower beds and stunning gunnera specimen create a charming setting which includes a wooden deck and hot tub, ideal for entertaining. The property has been let by the current owners on both a short term (holiday lets) and more recently a long term basis providing a useful revenue stream (per annum figures available on request).

There are far reaching rural views from every aspect and the accommodation comprises; spacious kitchen/breakfast room with range cooker, central island with granite worktop. The kitchen leads into an open plan spacious sitting room with limestone flooring, French door leading to the delightful rear garden. Small snug/sun room with 3 large windows and dining room within the roundel. On the first floor; master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms - one being located in the roundel and a well-appointed family bathroom with bath and shower.

EPC: C

SERVICES: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage.

LAND REGISTRY TITLES: Marsham Farm (Title number: ESX118397) and Marsham Oast (Title number: ESX118396) are registered separately and there is also a Ministry of Agriculture holding number for Marsham Farm.

Location - Marsham Farm sits in the pretty East Sussex village of Fairlight, overlooking the charming coastal village of Pett Level with far reaching widespread views across the English Channel and surrounding countryside. The property is located next to large areas of National Trust land and is within minutes of the pretty pebbled beach at Pett Level. Nearby is a local nature reserve and bird sanctuary and there are spectacular walks along the Jurassic coast across Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, a unique 660 acre area of maritime sandstone with an area of grassland and heath, woodland, glens covered with gorse and trees with many interesting nature trails. Being in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most of the park has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Hastings (6 miles) has a renowned seafront promenade and the Old Town has real charm with its independent shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Hastings offers a direct rail service to London Charing Cross/London Bridge, which can also be accessed at Battle (11 miles). Four and a half miles to the east is the Ancient Town of Winchelsea with its historic buildings, Church and charming shops, cafe and pub. The Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye (6 miles) is also a great draw, being famous for its historical associations, period architecture, medieval fortifications and quaint cobbled streets. The town offers a range of local shops, restaurants, leisure centre, 2 screen cinema and branch line train services to Brighton and Ashford from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and Europe, via Eurostar. The total journey time from Rye to St Pancras is only 65 minutes. There is an extensive choice of schools in both the state and private sector including Claremont School, Battle Abbey School, Buckswood at Guestling, Eastbourne College, Vinehall at Robertsbridge and Marlborough House, Hawkhurst.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment only via the Agent Weald Property.

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Nearest stations

  • Three Oaks (2.6 mi)
  • Ore (3.4 mi)
  • Doleham (3.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Three Oaks (2.6 mi)
  • Ore (3.4 mi)
  • Doleham (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Weald Property, Rolvenden- Sales

2 Windmill Oast Benenden Road, Rolvenden, TN17 4PF

01580 471049 Local call rate

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