7 bedroom detached house for saleSpring Lane, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19
Sold STC £2,450,000
- Listed seventeenth century Manor House
- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Lovely rural views
- Swimming pool and tennis court
- Outbuilding with annex potential
- Glorious landscaped gardens
- American barn style stabling
- In total approx. 10.82 acres (4.38 h)
The first recording of a dwelling at Mottingsden was in 1322 and was associated with John de Motyn, however the present property has origins from 1643 with later additions. Now Listed Grade II, the house has charming exteriors of part tile hanging with refaced stucco under a steeply pitched tiled roof.
Internally the property has been upgraded by the present owners who have carefully highlighted the period detailing whilst incorporating modern day requirements. A variety of window styles including sash windows and some leaded light ensure an abundance of natural light floods the house and frames the wonderful views over the gardens to the countryside beyond. There are some exposed oak timbers and a variety of fireplaces including a magnificent inglenook in the Drawing Room.
The accommodation is laid out over two floors and includes gracious and characterful reception rooms. The Drawing Room is split level having a raised area which and a large bay window, whilst the less formal Sitting Room has views over the topiary garden and has a door through to the Flower Room. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room opens to the Family/Dining Room and is therefore a marvellous, spacious family area. Kitchen cabinetry is hand painted wood with marble work surfaces with integrated appliances and an electric range cooker. From the Rear Hall/Boot Room a door leads through to the Office and from there in to the Garden Room, which has access to a very useful cellar.
An easy rising oak staircase leads to the first floor landing from where there is access to the seven bedrooms. Each has a character all of its own, in particular the excellent Master Suite, which is a large room suffused with natural light with lovely views over the gardens and opens through to the Dressing Room and has steps down to a well-appointed En-Suite Shower Room. There are six further bedrooms and three further bathrooms.
Mottynsden Manor is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the popular village of Burwash. This is a pretty village with various local stores including a post office, butcher, and convenience store as well as several public houses and restaurants. More extensive shopping and banking facilities can be found in the Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells, Battle and Heathfield.
The A21 connecting to the national motorway network can be accessed at Hurst Green - approximately five miles distant. Direct rail routes to London Bridge and Charing Cross can be found via Etchingham Station, approximately just over three and a half miles away with journey times from seventy minutes. There is a good selection of schools in the locality at primary and secondary levels in both the state and private sectors including primary schools in Burwash, Punnetts Town and Etchingham, Robertsbridge Community College, St Leonards School for Girls, Mayfield, Vinehall Prep School and Battle Abbey School.
The area is renowned for its beauty with historic associations including Batemans, the Jacobean home of Rudyard Kipling and has a wealth of walking and riding countryside to explore.
Mottynsden Manor is approached via a private access lane, on to a private drive with beech hedging leading to a parking area. The extensive formal gardens are peppered with tall, mature trees and many varieties of colourful shrubs. Topiary hedging, well stocked herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns, an orchard of fruit and cob nut trees, croquet lawn and a woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons ensure for year round interest. Adjoining the house is a York stone terrace with two magnificent magnolia trees and an ornamental fish pond, whilst the croquet lawn enjoys the benefit of a Studio which commands is positioned to enjoy the fine view. The heated outdoor swimming pool is within a part walled area with surrounding terrace and a Summer House. Steps lead to a further terrace ideal for outdoor entertaining. The all-weather tennis court has stunning views of the surrounding countryside with the remainder of the land being divided in to four paddocks each with post and rail fencing.
A detached office/workshop which is divided in to a large open plan room, stable, work shop, log store and WC, previously had planning to convert to a one bedroom annex. There is a small Studio alongside the croquet lawn and enjoys the benefit of the lovely views. Beyond the tennis court is American style stabling with a concrete yard and loose boxes for seven horses, together with a potential staff room.
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