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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Ivor's Lane, Hamsey, East Sussex, BN8


Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Detached Residence
  • Generously Proportioned & Well Maintained
  • Idyllic Location & Countryside Views
  • 23 ft Triple Aspect Living Room
  • 13 ft Dining Room
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • Utility Room & Cellar
  • Ground Floor Cloakroom
  • Master Bedroom With En Suite
  • Three Further Bedrooms

Full description

Old Line Cottage presents a rare opportunity to acquire a four bedroom detached character property situated in an idyllic rural position, nestled beautifully at the edge of the South Downs National Park. As the name would suggest, this delightful residence was built circa 1859 and was once the crossing keeper's cottage. Today, this charming home has been extended to approximately 1714 sq ft (TBV), offers generously proportioned accommodation which is considered to be in good decorative order and provides all the prerequisites of modern family living and entertaining. Double glazed windows and doors frame and give access to un-spoilt, far reaching rural views of the surrounding landscape and ensure the internal spaces are lit by an abundance of natural light. Single file Ivor's Lane provides access to this much loved property with wrap around gardens predominantly to three sides. Internally, upon entering the house you are greeted by a beautiful flagstone tiled entrance hall. Of particular note is the 23 ft triple aspect living room which provides a fantastic family space. An impressive inglenook fireplace comprising brick and a bressummer beam offers a nod to the property's historic past. Stairs lead down to a useful cellar room with an approximate head height of 6 ft 5 in. Returning to the ground floor the accommodation further comprises in brief; 13 ft dining room with block-wood flooring, fitted kitchen, utility room, rear lobby/boot room and a cloakroom with a modern white suite. Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to the first floor where the unparalleled views can really be appreciated from every room especially the 13 ft master bedroom which includes two fitted wardrobes and a modern en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms - two of which include fitted wardrobes and views of the South Downs and Hamsey Church - and a family bathroom. The extensive, predominantly lawned, gardens revel in their surroundings embracing the idyllic setting, affording stunning panoramic views of the countryside and incorporating established planting of numerous fruit trees including damson, apple and plum. These delightful grounds seamlessly blend into the surrounding landscape providing an idyllic rural outlook and immediate access to the glorious walking, cycling and hacking possibilities. To the front, the property is approached via a shingle laid driveway providing off street parking for numerous vehicles and a flagstone pathway and steps lead to the front door. Hamsey derives its name from the Anglo Saxon word ham meaning 'homestead' or 'village'. The first written mention of Hamsey is reputed to have been in 925 and by the 9th Century Hamsey had become a settlement of note. Following the conquest of Britain by William of Normandy in 1066, the manor of Hamsey was bequeathed to William de Warenne, one of King William I's trusted knights. De Warenne was married to the Conquerors step-daughter Gundreda. Together they built Lewes Castle and founded Lewes Priory. Agent's notes: Energy Efficiency Rating C. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate this unique property's idyllic location.

Every care is taken in preparing our sales particulars and they are usually verified by the vendor. We do not guarantee appliances, electrical fittings, plumbing, etc; you must satisfy yourself that they operate correctly. Room sizes are approximate. Please do not use them to buy carpets or furniture. We cannot verify the tenure as we do not have access to the legal title. We cannot guarantee boundaries or rights of way. You must take the advice of your legal representative.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 October 2016


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