7 bedroom manor house for sale

Catsfield, Battle

Offers in Region of £1,825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7/8 Bedroomed 17th Century Manor House
  • Two Further Annexes
  • Superb Leisure Facilities
  • Swimming Pool/ Spa Complex
  • Tennis Courts
  • Office Suite
  • Bar And Party Room
  • Media/Cinema Room
  • Extensive Garaging
  • Beautifully Restored

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

MAIN DESCRIPTION This stunning 17th century family home is set within a private location reached by a long driveway and has far reaching views over the local area of outstanding natural beauty. Alongside the main house, there are superb leisure facilities including a swimming pool and spa complex, a suite of offices, tennis courts, cinema/media room and the jewel in the crown is the bar and party room! Further to this are the two separate annexe accommodation's and extensive garaging, all set in around 3 acres of landscaped gardens.

Steeped in history and the seat for various Lords and Ladies of note, walking around this house you will happen across lots of interesting dates carved into wood. The impressive staircase, believed to have originated from Hampton Court Palace has the date of 1675, one of the huge inglenook fireplaces has the date 1685 and the letters NP. These are believed to be the initials of parliamentarian Sir Nicholas Pelham who famously resided here. But the most fanciful and colourful story is courtesy of Marie Antoinette, who sent one of her ladies in waiting, Princess Lamballe to the property in 1791 with the queens jewels to be hidden by Lady Gibbs for safe keeping. The original safe used for the treasure is still in place, but alas, the jewels were never found and Marie Antoinette was executed in 1792. Other episodes of this home's life include it's time as Wilton House School.

The current owners have spent a long time refurbishing the property and enhancing the home by re discovering original floorings and decorating the home in an opulent style to suit the nature of some of the rooms. The ceilings are high with large sash windows and some still boast the internal shutters. One of the owners favourite's is the oak panelled drawing room, with dark panelled walls, Inglenook fireplace and their baby grand piano, it is just the perfect room to retire to with an after dinner drink. Although the house is full of history, it is also a wonderful place to entertain, and the party room and bar have been well used for events over the years.

The leisure complex with indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa facilities could lend this house to becoming a bespoke boutique retreat with the magnificent facilities, office suite and bar area, plus the sumptuous accommodation and bathrooms, you have everything ready to embark on a business venture, and the house has been used as a bed and breakfast previously and was very successful.

Located close to both state and private schools such as Catsfield Primary, Claverham Community College, Claremont, Battle Abbey, Vinehall, St Bede's and Eastbourne College, you will find all of your educational needs catered for. Shopping is also well served with both Hastings and Battle a short distance away. For travelling, access to the A21 is within easy reach, where you can link up to the M25 network. Train journeys into London take around 1 hour and 20 minutes on average from Battle station.

Either as a family home, or as a business it is wonderfully adaptable and you are still able to put your own mark on this truly amazing home. 

ENTRANCE HALL The main entrance leads through double doors into a hallway with modern glass and polished marble flooring.  

FAMILY ROOM Large open plan family room with feature fireplace, beamed ceiling and tiled flooring. Decorated with a contemporary theme and slate tiled flooring. 

CLOAKROOM Vanity basin in stand with wc. Tiled flooring 

STUDY Ideal for a children's study, there is built in shelving and laminated flooring. 

LIBRARY With a window to the side and a part vaulted ceiling, this could be a cosy room to line with books. Slate flooring. 

KITCHEN Fitted with an extensive range of soft close cupboards in pale oak colour with matching black granite coloured worktops. There are spaces for a range style cooker, American fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A central island has the fitted hob and built in wine racks and baskets. The tiled slate flooring is continued throughout. A door leads into the pantry for more traditional storage space, plus further doors lead to the servants staircase and out to the formal garden. 

BREAKFAST ROOM Lovely Victorian tiled flooring with a feature fireplace and tiled hearth adorn this room. Beamed ceiling and windows to the side and rear. 

INNER HALLWAY Original old flagstone flooring with steps down to a further hall and the principal reception rooms. 

CLOAKROOM Another cloakroom with wash basin, wc and part tiled walls. original flagstone flooring. 

LAUNDRY Window to the side. space for washing machine and tumble dryer and sink unit. 

SITTING ROOM Window to side with original built in shutters. Feature fireplace with cast iron hearth. Fitted cupboards housing the infamous 'jewel safe'. lovely high ceiling and original flagstone flooring. 

DRAWING ROOM With the original heavy wooden front door and windows overlooking the gardens, complete with internal shutters. Ornate Inglenook fireplace with cast iron grate and fire back plate dated 1685. Original built in salt cupboards. Polished wooden flooring. 

DINING ROOM Impressive L-shaped room with tall sash windows with original internal shutters that overlook the formal gardens and sun terrace. There are also French doors leading outside. Polished wooden flooring, bold Nina Campbell wallpaper and space large enough for a table to seat more than twelve people, really show off the ambience of baronial dining! 

PANELLED DRAWING ROOM Fitted with 16th century floor to ceiling oak panelling, this room is one of the most striking. A feature fireplace and hearth complement the panelling and a hidden door is said to have once led to a secret passage way to Battle Abbey. Carpeted. 

ORIGINAL ENTRANCE HALL This hallway is impressive and is utilised as a room in itself with windows to the side and a lovely seating area. The stunning carved and turned oak staircase is said to have come from Hampton Court Palace and has the date of 1675 carved into it. 

GARDEN ROOM With windows and doors to the gardens, wooden flooring and access to the wc. 

CLOAKROOM Window to the side, with wc and basin. Tiled flooring. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING This galleried landing is light and bright with double aspect windows. Lovely turned wood panelling and carpeted. 

JACK AND JILL BATHROOM Beautiful bathroom with 'jack and jill' doors to the guest bedroom beyond. Raised corner bath, separate shower cubicle and suite in 'victorian' style with basin and wc. Part tiled walls and carpeted. 

GUEST BEDROOM Lovely views from the window plus a feature fireplace with a ducks nest cast iron fire grate and tiled hearth. Carpeted. 

INNER HALLWAY Inner hall leading to the remainder of the bedrooms. Store cupboard. Carpeted. 

MASTER BEDROOM A separate suite of rooms, with the bedroom having windows to the side, a built in feature alcove with lighting and a walk in wardrobe cupboard. carpeted. Leads to the l- shaped dressing room and en-suite bathroom. 

DRESSING ROOM L-shaped bespoke fitted dressing room with alcove for a dressing table and plenty of hanging space. Carpeted. 

ENSUITE Large en-suite bathroom with wonderful views featuring a sunked spa bath, separate large corner shower cubicle, wc, bidet and his and hers sinks in a vanity unit. Polished limestone flooring and part tiled walls. 

BEDROOM 4 A good sized guest room with windows to the side, feature fireplace in tiled surround. Carpet. 

FURTHER INNER HALLWAY Stairs to second floor and servants stairs to the kitchen. Access to the remaining 3 bedrooms on the 1st floor. 

STORE Window to the side, fitted shelving, used as a laundry store. 

BEDROOM 3 Windows with lovely views to side and rear, fitted wardrobes, feature fireplace with ducks nest cast iron grate. Carpeted. 

BEDROOM 5 Window to side. fitted wardrobes, carpeted. Adjoining door to bedroom 6. 

BEDROOM 6 Access to bedroom 5, window to the side, carpeted. 

BATHROOM Jack and jill door into bedroom 3, Bath, wc and basin. Tiled walls, window to side and carpeted. 

BEDROOM 8/ RECEPTION AREA Window to rear, beamed vaulted ceiling, carpeted and door to inner hallway. Suitable for a guest room or reception area to bedroom 8. 

INNER HALLWAY Set up with shelving and a study area. Doors to the tank room and the remaining areas on the second floor. 

BATHROOM Stunning bathroom with vaulted ceiling, freestanding contemporary bath, feature vanity sinks, wc and wooden flooring. 

BEDROOM 7 Great guest bedroom with windows to side and vaulted ceiling. Range of fitted cupboards, sitting area and carpeted. 

CELLAR Accessed via the kitchen, houses the boiler room and plenty of storage for boxes and wine. 

SWIMMING POOL Indoor leisure complex comprising heated swimming pool with luxury decked patio to all sides, heated Jacuzzi pool to one corner, steps down to pool/sun room and access to the treatment rooms. 

POOL /SUN ROOM Steps down to a large sun patio with windows and doors overlooking the garden and opening onto the terrace. Ideal for recliners and relaxing. 

GYMNASIUM/ YOGA STUDIO Great sized room with windows to the side and a mirrored wall to one side. Sprung cushioned flooring throughout. 

TREATMENT ROOM/ SAUNA Window to the side, fitted with a corner sauna/steam room and space for a full size treatment table and accompanying furniture. Tiled flooring and fully tiled walls. Arch through to the shower/ changing room. 

SHOWER ROOM Window to the rear. Fully enclosed shower pod, wc and double glass vanity sink unit. Fully tiled walls and flooring. 

STORE Located off the sun room, ideal for storing away furniture or exercise equipment. 

PLANT ROOM All of the plant for the leisure complex is here for maintenance. 

STORE Further store room for additional needs. 

BAR Fully fitted out reception area with windows to the rear garden and doors that open onto the patio for an all round entertaining experience. Complete with fully functioning bar area , seating, feature fireplace and a further area equipped for a pool table, with lighting and seating. Access to the office suite and trough to the party room. 

BAR CLOAKROOM Located just off the bar area with wc and basin. 

PARTY ROOM Designed to flow from the bar and continue with the entertainment theme, this room has windows to the garden and a wooden dance floor area with disco lighting. Remainder carpeted. Door leads into the office suite. 

OFFICE 1 With windows and doors to the rear garden, this room is a functioning office for the current owners. Steps lead upto the remaining offices and a cloakroom. Wooden flooring. 

OFFICE CLOAKROOM Fitted with wc and basin. 

OFFICE 2 Windows to the front driveway, part beamed walls and laminated flooring. 

OFFICE 3 Windows and main doors to the front courtyard and driveway. Access straight through to the bar area, laminated flooring. 

MEDIA /CINEMA ROOM Purpose built and with it's own access from outside, this room is fitted out so you can watch movies, play games or listen to music without being disturbed.  

GUEST ANNEXE (LEISURE COMPLEX) Accessed from the inner hallway within the leisure complex, perfect for a house manager, or a guest. 

BATHROOM Window to the rear, bath, wc and basin. 

BEDROOM Window to the rear, tiled flooring. 

LOUNGE/ KITCHENETTE With windows to side and rear with views over the grounds. Fitted kitchenette to one corner with remainder for the lounge/diner. Tiled flooring. 

COTTAGE ANNEXE Separate entrance from the main courtyard and driveway, ideal for visiting guests or even a holiday let. 

BEDROOM Window to front overlooking the driveway. Tiled flooring. 

BEDROOM Window to the side looking out over the frontage. Tiled flooring. 

SHOWER ROOM Shower cubicle, wc and hand basin. 

LOUNGE/ KITCHENETTE Windows and doors open out onto the rear terrace, fitted kitchenette to one corner, remainder for lounge space. 

TENNIS COURTS Two recently refurbished outside tennis courts provide further leisure facilities and are fully enclosed. 

GARAGE BLOCK With double doors at the front and room to hold 3 good size cars. to the rear is a separate workshop with access straight from the outside and a further storeroom. 

DOUBLE GARAGE Further set of garages with doors to the front. 

GARDENS The grounds total almost 3 acres and comprise of beautiful formal gardens, with a walled garden full of wonderful rose borders and shrubs, landscaped lawns, fields and an area of woodland. There are also various sun terraces and patios to relax upon. 

DRIVEWAY Approached from the main road follow down the long sweeping driveway to the electric double gates.  

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09 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Crowhurst (1.3 mi)
  • Battle (2.0 mi)
  • Bexhill (3.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Crowhurst (1.3 mi)
  • Battle (2.0 mi)
  • Bexhill (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Cranbrook

11 High Street, Cranbrook, TN17 3EB

01580 471009 Local call rate

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