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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Back Lane, Cross in Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21


Property Description

Key features

  • Reception Hall
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Games and Bar Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • Cloakroom
  • Principal Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Further Bedrooms
  • 4 Shower Rooms (2 En Suite)
  • Triple Bay Garage Block with Annexe Stable and Workshop

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Lanrick is an imposing, exceptionally spacious not overlooked Edwardian country house with high ceilings and enjoying attractive outlooks to its grounds and beyond. Ideal for entertaining and arranged over two floors, the accommodation has been extensively renovated and updated throughout by the current owners, providing a sizeable, versatile home of 5,780 square feet in 'move-in condition'. An oak panelled entrance lobby opens to the reception hall with original parquet flooring leading to a wide staircase featuring original barley twist spindles. The graceful drawing room also features original parquet flooring, a large bay window plus French doors opening to the southern aspect sunny garden and croquet lawn. There is a spacious home office with parquet floor, oak shelving and a bay window with scenic outlooks. The dining room also has French doors opening to a rear terrace.
The custom kitchen/breakfast room with recessed lighting is equipped with a wide range of floor and wall mounted maple fronted units and granite counter tops. Fittings include two AEG gourmet ovens, two Neff combination ovens and warming drawer, Gaggenau five ring induction hob and ducted extractor, Miele wine cooler, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, Bosch fridge and flat screen TV. Adjacent is a separate cool room housing upright Bosch freezer, fridge and extra wide fridge/freezer. Nearby is a utility room with granite work top, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, deep storage cupboards and two walk-in store rooms. There is a breezeway housing a gardener's WC, tank and water softener room plus a separate boiler room.
The elegant morning room, also with parquet flooring, enjoys scenic outlooks through the French windows to the east garden and leads to the magnificent oak panelled snooker/entertainment room with a craftsman made, fully equipped solid oak bar, bay windows and French doors to the terrace. To the first floor the outstanding principal bedroom suite enjoys dual aspect picturesque outlooks, a comfortable relaxation area and a stunning dressing room delivering huge closet spaces. Two separate, stylish en suite bathrooms complete this luxury master suite. There are four further double bedrooms with wardrobes, two have en suites and there are two further guest shower rooms. A south facing first floor terrace with oak balustrade is accessed from the landing. The reception rooms and bedrooms have TV points.


Lanrick is situated in a quiet but not isolated position and is approached off a country lane over its own long sweeping driveway from secure, electrically-operated hardwood entrance gates. Cross in Hand village is one mile distant and has a bakery, public house, petrol station with shop, tennis, bowling and rugby clubs and the Isenhurst Country Club with indoor pool. The local town of Heathfield is two miles away and provides a choice of commercial and shopping facilities. Many state and private schools are within easy reach and include Cross in Hand primary school and Heathfield Community College. Nearest train station is Buxted ,4.4 miles distant and Gatwick 31 miles distant.


To the side of the house is a paved patio/barbecue area with inset shrubs and hedging. The garage blocks can accommodate up to six cars, behind which is a three room annexe. In addition there is a stable, workshop, mower store and garden tool store. These outbuildings total an additional 1,900 sq. ft. Fronting Lanrick is a brick path leading down to the south-facing croquet lawn with mature hedge boundaries, copper beech tree and shrub border. At the southern end of the lawn is a beech hedge leading to an informal meadow orchard. A tall beech hedge screens a hard tennis court (needing resurfacing), an area of lawn, magnolia and acer tree, rhododendrons, shrub borders and a variety of mature trees. In all about 2.65 acres. Lanrick is not a listed building, has a 3-phase electricity supply, a modern alarm system connected to RedCare and is conveniently connected to main drains.

Additional Information

Train Services: Stonegate station (London Bridge/Charing Cross) is about 8.6 miles, Buxted
station (London Victoria) some 5.8 miles and Tunbridge Wells (London Bridge/Charing Cross) some 14.4 miles. Lewes, Brighton and Eastbourne
are about 14, 23 and 17.5 miles respectively.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 June 2016

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