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6 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Spithurst Road, Barcombe, LEWES, East Sussex

Guide Price £1,795,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A simply stunning Grade II listed converted Sussex barn on a circa 1.5 acre plot with pond and lovely rural views.

Sympathetically converted, this property seamlessly blends rustic charm with modern facilities, offering superb accommodation of exceptional proportions, including five bedrooms and a magnificent 61'8' open plan reception area. Within the grounds is a two storey summerhouse with great potential as a studio, home office, annex or possibly holiday letting accommodation, subject to consents.


Property ref: 121_564_4127203


The Property 
Longford Great Barn is understood to date from the 18th century or earlier but was converted into a delightful individual home in the late 1990's by the current owner. The exterior elevations are mostly of tarred weatherboarding with some brickwork and some stonework and there is a waggon entrance on the northern side with projecting hip over. It is undoubtedly one of the finest barn conversions that it has ever been our pleasure to offer.

Despite the volume of exposed timbers the property offers very light and bright accommodation and has no low ceilings. Many of the rooms are vaulted and some are of exceptional proportions, including the 61'8 open plan reception area and 24'5 kitchen/breakfast room. Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor in the west wing and two more are at mezzanine level accessed via stairs from the living area. There are currently two bathrooms but planning permission exists to create a third (see agents note).

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Directions 
From the centre of Barcombe village take the road north into School Hill which shortly becomes Spithurst Road. This property will be found on the left after about 1.5 miles, identified by our For Sale board.

Agents Notes 
1. On the western boundary this property adjoins an area of woodland that is owned by neighbours Sutton Hall Farm. Our clients have cleared and restored this area and have written permission to use it, so there is currently no boundary fence separating the two areas. Interested parties should make their own further enquiries about the possible continuance of this arrangement.
2. The detached summerhouse was originally intended to be a garage and store but has been used as additional residential accommodation since it was constructed, without the benefit of formal planning consent.
3. Our client would consider the sale of some items of furniture, subject to separate negotiation.

The Grounds 
On the south side a gate leads to a gravelled drive and parking area with shrub beds and bushes. This leads to garage one. On the north side a further short drive leads to garage two.

The landscaped grounds extend to about 1.5 acres overall and enjoy a lovely outlook over the surrounding Sussex countryside. A paved terrace runs across the entire rear of the building and there is an outdoor shower. The terrace opens onto extensive lawns interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and bushes, wild garlic roses, screening hedges, a large man-made pond with timber decking and jetty to one side, pampas grass on the banks and a small island. We are advised that there are carp in the pond.

Double gates provide additional access to the road if required. In one corner there is a concealed compost heap and the Klargester tank.

The Longford Stream forms the northern boundary and beyond is farmland. On the western side the outlook is to woodland (see agents notes).

Garage One 
21' 4" narrowing to 17' 4" x 30' 0" max width (6.50m narrowing to 5.28m x 9.14m)
Double and single doors to the front. Part of this building has planning permission to be incorporated into the main house as an en suite dressing room, bathroom and sauna to bedroom two and some preparation work has commenced. This building is in need of some structural repair.

Garage Two 
18' 1" x 11' 10" (5.51m x 3.61m)
On the north east corner of the building, double opening doors, light, power, eaves storage, cupboard with controls for the under-floor heating system, programmer, door to the house.

Bedroom Four 
14' 5" x 10' 2" (4.39m x 3.10m)
Built-in wardrobe, beams, wall lights.

Bedroom Five 
10' 3" x 7' 8" (3.12m x 2.34m)
Currently used as a dressing room until the new en suite is created, built-in wardrobe and shelving, beams, downlights.

Family Bathroom 
Roll top cast iron bath with claw feet, mixer taps, shower enclosure, wash hand basin, low level wc, bidet, shaver point, extractor, radiator.

Cloakroom 
Terracotta tiled floor, low level wc, wash hand basin, wall light.

General 
From the Living Room two lovely staircases rise to the first floor.

Galleried Landing One 
Oak floor, wall lights.

Bedroom One 
14' 2" x 12' 9" (4.32m x 3.89m)
A vaulted room with exposed beams, French doors to a Juliette balcony with lovely views over the garden, oak floor, cupboard housing hot water tank, downlights, radiator, door to

En Suite Shower Room 
Shower enclosure, wash basin, low level wc, exposed beams to walls and ceiling, cupboard, shelves, extractor, radiator, vanity light. There is an internal window that looks down into the kitchen/breakfast room.

Galleried Landing Two 
Oak floor, wall lights.

Bedroom Three 
18' 8" x 11' 5" (5.69m x 3.48m)
A double aspect and vaulted room currently used as a study/den, door to Juliette balcony with lovely views over the garden, skylight, exposed beams, oak floor, TV point, telephone point, radiator, downlights. An internal window looks down into the Living Room.

The Summerhouse/Guest House 
Tucked away in the western corner of the garden with a gated pedestrian access from the main drive, a two storey brick built and timber clad building suitable for many uses. Side door to

Sitting Room/Kitchenette 
26' 9" x 17' 7" (8.15m x 5.36m) L shaped
Vaulted ceiling, beams, tiled floor, skylight, French doors to the front terrace. In one corner a kitchenette includes, sink, work surface, tiled splashbacks, electric oven, gas hob, pull-out extractor, French doors to the side terrace. Stairs to first floor, door to

Shower Room 
Shower enclosure, vanity unit with wash basin, low level wc with wooden seat, extractor, tiled floor.

Mezzanine Bedroom 
19' 2" x 16' 6" into eaves (5.84m x 5.03m)
Quite possibly capable of being split into two rooms, three Velux windows, glazed side wall overlooking the terrace and Jacuzzi hot tub area.

Guest House Garden Area 
Terrace to the front and side from which there is a most beautiful outlook over the landscape garden, pond and farmland beyond. Timber pergola, outside shower, store housing filter, hot water tank and shelving, large wooden garden store to one side, oil storage tank, path to paved area with installed JACUZZI HOT TUB.

The Location 
The property is situated in a semi-rural location on country road about 1.5 miles north of the popular village of Barcombe, which has a primary school, two public houses, recreation ground and a Post Office/store.

The County Town of Lewes is about 6 miles to the south, Haywards Heath about 10 miles to the north west and Uckfield 7 miles to the north east, each providing comprehensive shopping & leisure facilities and rail stations. The journey time from Haywards Heath to London Victoria is from 43 minutes. The coast at Brighton is about 11 miles.

There are secondary schools in all the surrounding towns and a Community College in the nearby village of Ringmer. There is also a wide variety of private schools in the area.


The Accommodation 
Double glazed timber double doors open to

Entrance Hall 
15' 11" x 10' 6" (4.85m x 3.20m)
Terracotta tiled floor, exposed beams, spotlights, radiator, door to kitchen/breakfast room, wide walk-through and step up to

Open Plan Reception Area 
61' 8" x 18' 8" (18.80m x 5.69m) overall.
Vaulted mid-section with over 22' height to eaves, terracotta tiled floor, huge barn door sized windows/doors with outlook to the garden. At one end is the double aspect Lounge area with log burning stove and TV point, at the other end is the Dining Area with feature window seats. This is an exceptional entertaining space where people can spill out onto the terrace via double opening doors.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
24' 5" x 15' 2" (7.44m x 4.62m)
A bespoke room with oak units, enamel sink in wooden worktop, cupboards and drawers, wall unit with spice rack, Aga, two skylights, downlights, beams, vaulted ceiling, radiator, terracotta tiled floor, ample space for a table and chairs, doorway to

Utility Room/ Second Kitchen 
12' 1" x 10' 5" (3.68m x 3.18m)
Further oak units, sink, work surface, integrated Gaggenau electric oven, hob and two fridges, dishwasher, plumbing for washing machine, extractor, beams, Grant boiler, terracotta tiled floor, door to garage two.

Inner Hall (West Wing) 
Terracotta tiled floor, door to garden, radiator

Bedroom Two 
15' 9" x 13' 1" (4.80m x 3.99m)
A double aspect and vaulted room with French doors to the garden, oak floor, radiator. Planning permission has been granted to knock through to the adjoining garage and use part of that space to create a dressing room, en suite bathroom and sauna.

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22 June 2016

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