6 bedroom detached house for sale

Main Street, Northiam, East Sussex

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Convenient village location
  • Walking distance to shops
  • Grade II listed
  • A wealth of stunning period details
  • 3 atmospheric reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms & 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Tennis court & pavillion
  • Versatile period outbuildings
  • Over an acre of landscaped grounds
  • A21 only 6 miles distant

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An exceptional Grade II* listed village residence of immense atmosphere amid beautiful grounds within walking distance of shops and amenities

Justifiably Grade II* listed, The Farthings is a very special village house dating from medieval times with later additions. It comprises an L-shaped timber-framed building, presenting exposed brick and weather-board elevations under a hipped and tiled roof. There are an array of pretty leaded light, mullion and arched windows and an entrance porch at the front with an attractive mansard roof. Much modernization was undertaken in Georgian times incorporating Gothic Revival influences. Particularly intriguing features include Latin quotes inscribed on some of the window panes by residents dating from the late 1800s.

Internally, there is a cornucopia of original architectural features including a wealth of impressive oak beams and timbers, wood panelling, latch and paneled doors, 18th century 'double glazing', exposed rag-stone and an eclectic mix of historic fireplaces. A Tudor bake oven is also on display along with the housing for an original 'copper'. There are lofty ceiling heights overhead and capacious windows take advantage of high levels of natural light.

The substantial living space is arranged on three floors with store rooms below. On the ground floor the three reception rooms are all incredibly atmospheric and the west wing provides potential for a completely self contained annexe (subject to any necessary consents).

Upstairs are six generously proportioned bedrooms (one currently used as a further reception room) plus a dressing room and three well appointed bath/shower rooms.

Features
o Wide entrance door to Porch and Hall having fitted period corner cabinet
o Inviting double aspect Sitting Room enhanced by impressive inglenook fireplace - built in book-shelves
o Dining Room displaying exposed brick arched fireplace - period window shutters and exposed oak floorboards
o Bespoke fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room installed with a range of Clive Christian cream and oak cabinets incorporating imaginative storage solutions - granite work-tops - integral electric range cooker - fridge & freezer - dishwasher
o Utility Room with a range of matching units and ample space for appliances
o Boot Room with fitted cupboards and door to garden
o Lower level Store Rooms housing boiler
o Inviting Snug giving access to Study with external door - Bedroom - Bathroom - Secondary fitted Kitchen stable - door to garden
o Master Bedroom with elegant Georgian fireplace - fitted wardrobes and vanity unit - adjacent Dressing Room with generous range of built in wardrobes
o Five further Bedrooms benefiting from various storage and pretty fireplaces
o Bathrooms and Shower Room incorporating white suites and complementary tiling - features include capacious bath with mahogany surround - wash hand basins set within vanity units - heated towel rails
o Extensive storage is provided throughout the entire property

Outside
Beautifully landscaped and lovingly tended, the gardens and grounds create a wonderful and fitting setting for the house. At the front, gravel pathways lead to and around the house, past lavishly filled flower beds and under some magnificent trees, to the rear where the sweeping lawns are interspersed by opulent beds and borders filled with colourful planting. These include collections of vibrant flowering shrubs and masses of roses plus numerous established indigenous and specimen trees. In the north-east corner is a delightful octagonal Pavillion which is an ideal place to appreciate the beauty of the grounds and the fields beyond.

The property is entered via solid timber double vehicular gates and there is also pedestrian access provided. The gravel driveway leads past established hedging to a generous parking and turning area. In front, open bay garaging is provided in a historic timber framed outbuilding with traditional weather-board elevations attractively clad with Virginia Creeper. The outbuilding retains the original carriage entry, stable with historic mangers and a hay-loft above. Its design is complemented by the adjacent brick built outbuilding which flanks the terrace. There is also a green-house and an original well (now covered).

At the rear of the house is the sheltered stone paved terrace which affords the perfect spot for summer parties and entertaining. From here, expansive lawns lead past delightful rose beds, past the tennis court and an ancient Mulberry tree to the rear of the grounds. This overlooks a natural pond filled with aquatic plants encouraging a host of wildlife visitors into the gardens. This area is particularly peaceful, belying the fact that you are in a village environment and views over the surrounding farmland provide a pleasing backdrop.

Features
o Substantial Period Outbuilding
o Further Outbuilding housing oil tanks
o Pretty timber Pavillion
o Tennis Court
o Over an acre of Gardens and Grounds

Location
The Farthings is set within the Conservation Area of the Wealden village of Northiam, within walking distance of shops and amenities. The village offers a number of local services including convenience stores, bakery, doctors' and veterinary surgery. The nearby Cinque Port Towns of Rye and Tenterden both offer a good selection of individual shops, supermarkets and amenities.

A host of leisure and tourist attractions are on hand including Great Dixter and the Kent and East Sussex steam railway at Tenterden which runs to Bodiam Castle (National Trust). The nearby Sussex Border Path gives access to a network of walks through neighbouring countryside and water-sports and sailing can be enjoyed at Rye and Camber Sands.

A range of schools in the area catering for children of all ages in the state and private sector include Claremont, Vinehall at Robertsbridge, Buckswood at Guestling, Northiam Primary School, Rye College and Homewood School at Tenterden.

The nearby A28 gives access to the coast and to the M20, Ashford International Station and the ports at Dover and Folkestone. The M20 also leads to the M25 for the city, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Ashford Station provides rail services to London St Pancras operate (journey times from 37 minutes). Alternatively, Robertsbridge Station offers services to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street (journey times about 1 hour 20 minutes).

Tenterden 8 miles
Rye and the Coast 8 miles
Robertsbridge MLS 9 miles
A21 6 miles

(All distances approximate)

Directions
From central Tenterden, take the A28 south west towards Newenden and Northiam. Continue to the village of Northiam, along Main Street. Go past The Muddy Duck public house on the left hand side and the entrance to The Farthings will be found after about 150 yards on the right hand side, identified by the solid timber gates and house name plaque.

Private Finance
Jackson-Stops & Staff Private Finance specialises in advising on and arranging competitive mortgages quickly, efficiently and in a stress-free manner. Please contact the office for further information.

Property Information
Services: Oil fired central heating supplemented by under-floor heating in the kitchen and shower room plus storage heaters on the 2nd floor. Mains water, drainage and electricity.
Agents Notes:
i) Mains gas is available in the village
ii) The lower level store rooms have a sump pump in situ
Local Authority: Rother District Council. Tax Band G.
Fixtures and Fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01580 720000.




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