5 bedroom detached house for sale

Battle, East Sussex

Sold STC £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning privately located 75 acre country estate
  • Within 2.2 miles of Battle town and mainline station
  • Character house set down private drive
  • Detached oast cottage with first floor flat
  • 4,270 square feet of outbuildings
  • Garden, swimmiing pool
  • 2 Hammer Ponds and pasture fields - about 75 acres in all

Full description

Tenure: Freehold



**Guide Price £2,250,000 - £2,500,000**
A stunningly located 75 acre country estate. Well-appointed character house, set half a mile down a private drive, overlooking two Hammer Ponds. Also detached oast with converted first floor flat. 4,270 square feet of outbuildings, delightful garden with swimming pool, and pasture. EPC: House C, Oast F

Beech Mill is an attractive period house which was purchased by the present owners in 1976 and since that date has been enlarged and totally renovated on two occasions to form a comfortable and well appointed family home, with the elevations being brick, part tile hung beneath a tiled roof. There is oil-fired central heating and wood framed double glazing. Many of the rooms command spectacular views over the Hammer Ponds.

Beech Mill will be of strong appeal to those with equestrian interests or those who have a love of wildlife and nature.

The main features are:

Front door to spacious hall with cloakroom and glass panelled double doors to the inner hall with Canadian maple floor.

The delightful drawing room has a double aspect with views over both the Furnace and Mill ponds, marble fireplace with ducks' nest grate, drinks cupboard.

Off the inner hall is a study and double aspect sitting room with brick inglenook, wood burner, Canadian maple floor, light oak timbered ceiling. Off the hall is a second cloakroom and door to garden.

The dining room is double aspect with views across the Mill Pond. Adjacent is the excellent kitchen/breakfast room with central island unit, Neff induction hob and walk-in larder. The utility area is beyond. Door to the conservatory, often used for family meals, with outstanding views over the Mill Pond.

On the first floor the master bedroom has glorious double aspect views over both ponds, a dressing room and en suite bathroom. The guest bedroom, with original timbers, has an en suite. There are 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom.

THE OAST COTTAGE
This is a detached oast/barn, the elevations being brick,beneath a tiled roof. The first floor has been converted into a self-contained flat with sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, electric heating. On the ground floor there is garaging and storage.

THE OUTBUILDINGS
The substantial range of outbuildings extend to about 4,270 square feet, fully enclosed, the construction being of brick and block elevations with concrete floor. They provide excellent garaging/machinery storage with electric doors and incorporate an insulated office/workshop and attached greenhouse. Discreetly placed on the pitch of the roof are 4KW of Solar Panels.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
These form a most wonderful setting to Beech Mill with a formal garden surrounding the house, camellia garden, large area of lawn with azalea and shrub borders, heated swimming pool with Swimjet set in paved surround, and a summer house. Ample parking space with brick retaining walls. Productive kitchen garden and greenhouse. Two 500-gallon spring-fed water storage tanks with automatic watering system for the garden.

THE HAMMER PONDS
These are known as Furnace Pond and Mill Pond, one feeding into the other, are stocked with carp and attract a wide variety of birds and wildlife in general. Probably dating from the late 16th century when Beech Furnace was producing small cannon, using the water power. About 100 cannon balls have been found in recent times.

The Furnace Pond extends to about 3.3 acres and has a number of islands, and at one end is an octagonal bird-watching hide. The Mill Pond is 1.1 acres with islands and an excellent Bridge House 15'6 x 9'6 with electricity connected and perfect for evening drinks looking across the pond, watching the wildlife.

This pond is surrounded by pasture and a selection of specimen trees, fence enclosed and currently tended by wallabies.

THE FARMLAND
It is increasingly rare to find an unspoilt block of land with a rolling topography, glorious views and significant aesthetic and amenity appeal.

The acreage extends to about 75 acres and is principally laid to pasture with woodland shaws and a pond. About 24 acres of the land is deer fenced and has a beautiful herd of white fallow deer.

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Added on Rightmove:
07 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Battle (2.3 mi)
  • Crowhurst (3.4 mi)
  • Robertsbridge (4.5 mi)
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Batcheller Monkhouse, Battle - Sales

68 High Street Battle TN33 0AG

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01424 578042 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Battle (2.3 mi)
  • Crowhurst (3.4 mi)
  • Robertsbridge (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Batcheller Monkhouse, Battle - Sales

68 High Street Battle TN33 0AG

01424 578042 Local call rate

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