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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale



Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Home
  • Grade II Listed
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Modern Fitted Kitchen
  • Oil-fired Central Heating
  • Two Ensuite Showers
  • "Period Bathroom"
  • Sunny Aspect Gardens

Full description

A rare opportunity to acquire a "slice of local history" with the purchase of this four bedroom, three reception room, Grade II listed substantial dwelling offering a total of 2,425 sq ft of accommodation. This desirable village residence has, in our opinion, been well-maintained by the present owners and now represents a subtle blend of old and new. Situated in the historic Sussex village of Herstmonceux this superb home comes complete with off road parking, well-tended South-facing gardens, foundations for a double garage plus an attractive Victorian "folly" that enjoys far-reaching countryside views to include glimpses of the South Downs, from one aspect. Surprisingly the house comes with a contemporary styled kitchen, with many integrated appliances and a vaulted ceiling height of just over 13ft (at the highest point). Other noteworthy features include; a useful cellar, utility or boot room, two bedrooms with ensuite facilities, all bedrooms are of double size and a sunny aspect patio area. There are also sunny aspect gardens complete with an ornamental pond, and we would like to advise intending views that the property is attached to its neighbour as both once comprised components of the village "poor house" Offered for sale CHAIN FREE.

Front Porch - 1.16m x .091m Max. (3'10" x 4" Max.) - Being accessed by a wooden front door. Pitched roof plus wooden side walls complete with small window panes to each side. Part-glazed inner door opening to;

Dining Hall - 5.02m x 4.96m Max. (16'6" x 16'3" Max.) - Front aspect window with radiator under, exposed ceiling beam, stairs to first floor, return door to kitchen. Deep skirting boards plus glazed door to;

Sitting Room - 7.22m x 5.86m Max. (23'8" x 19'3" Max.) - Light triple aspect room with the focal point being a substantial fireplace with cast "fire basket and back plate", fire hood. This fireplace currently has a propane gas "flame-effect" fire, and hood, brick-built hearth. To the left hand side of the fireplace is a deep built-in storage cupboard. Return door to kitchen, two radiators exposed beams, door to study plus another door and steps down to;

Cellar - 4.81m x 3.24m Max. (15'9" x 10'8" Max.) - Brick-paved flooring, lamp or storage recesses in opposing walls, "pressure-flow" water cylinder, electric power & light.

Study Of Office - 4.42m x 3.46m (14'6" x 11'4") - (Being accessed via a door from one end of the sitting room) "Part-bay" window, vaulted ceiling , some exposed beams, door and step down into;

Utility Or Boot Room - 4.60m x 2.18m Max. (15'1" x 7'2" Max.) - Presently fitted with a range of wood-effect eye & base level units, with contrasting tiled work surfaces, arranged around two walls. Under work-surface space & plumbing for washing machine, curtained storage, space for further appliance, tiled flooring. Door opening to outside plus adjacent window.

Fitted Kitchen - 5.24m x 4.70m Max. (17'2" x 15'5" Max.) - (Accessed from either the dining hall or sitting room). A lofty room with a vaulted ceiling height of 13.5ft (4.13m) at the highest point, some exposed ceiling and wall beams plus door to former attic, the kitchen area has a contemporary look with its dark wood effect base level units plus a marble work surfaces, arranged around two walls. Inset white ceramic one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and lefthand drainer, electric oven and microwave. Matching island unit with fitted gas five burner hob, floor-mounted oil-fired boiler, space for upright fridge/freezer, tiled flooring, side aspect window plus door opening into;

Rear Lobby - Back door opening to gardens, also internal door opening to;

Cloak/Utility Room - 2.08m x 1.27m Max. (6'10" x 4'2" Max.) - Rear aspect opaque window, timber "tongue & groove" lined walls, white low level WC plus white wall-mounted wash hand basin. Radiator behind decorative cover, tiled flooring, space and plumbing for washing machine.

Stairs To First Floor - Rise from the dining hall directly to:-

First Floor Landing - 5.26m x 2.59m Max. (17'3" x 8'6" Max.) - Rear aspect casement type window with radiator under, exposed wall & ceiling beams, stairs to second floor, internal doors opening to most parts of the first floor accommodation including;

Bathroom/Wc - 2.31m x 2.13m Max. (7'7" x 7'0" Max.) - Furnished to a period look with a white Victorian pattern (fibreglass) roll-top bath with clawed feet and centrally-mounted mixer tap/shower trap, pedestal type wash hand basin, original transfer decorated "Invictas Washdown Closet" with counter-balanced seat. Part timber-lined walls, single radiator and tiled floor, rear aspect window.

Bedroom Four - 3.26m x 3.13m (10'8" x 10'3") - Rear aspect sash window, with radiator under, looking into the pretty gardens.

Bedroom One - 5.08m x 4.65m Max. (16'8" x 15'3" Max.) - A pleasant dual aspect room with windows to the front & side elevations, with views toward open countryside. Two radiator's, a bank of fitted wardrobes arranged around two walls. In one corner a timber-lined opening leads to;

Ensuite Shower Room - 2.96m x 1.95m (9'9" x 6'5") - Antique pattern "wash stand" with tiled splashback and inset white bowl wash basin and attached mirror over, corner shower stall with tiled walls and fitted shower valve. Front aspect sash window, exposed wall & timber beams.

Bedroom Three - 3.49m x 3.04m Max. (11'5" x 10'0" Max.) - Front aspect sash window with radiator under, built-in wardrobes.

Stairs To Second Floor - Rise through 90 degrees up to;

Bedroom Two - 5.52m x 2.98m Max. (18'1" x 9'9" Max.) - Sloping ceilings, rear aspect dormer window with fitted blinds, low-height doors to eaves storage, double radiator, exposed timber ceiling and wall beams, wood effect flooring. At one end of this room a door opens to reveal;

Ensuite Shower Room/Wc - 2.68m x 2.87m Max. (8'10" x 9'5" Max.) - Corner shower enclosure with curved screen door plus fitted shower system with "massage jets" and shower head. Contemporary-styled washstand with glass bowl basin and "monobloc" mixer tap plus tiled splash back. Fitted illuminated mirror, double radiator, wood-effect flooring, side aspect window,

Off Road Parking - This area is bes described as being a semi-oval shape and provides a parking/turning area. From this area a flight of steps (lefthand set) leads up to the narrow front garden and joins another flight rising from the roadside footpath and then to the front door. To the rear (or garden side) of the parking area is a high flint wall, with flint "terrace" that curves around to where the wall touches the dwelling and here can be found a gated archway opening to;

The Gardens - Once through the aforementioned gate there is a pleasant sunny patio area between the house and attractive flint wall forming an almost "courtyard" type area. Shallow steps lead up to the main "formal gardens" that gently slope away from the dwelling, these gardens are mainly lawned although we can advise that several species of trees are also extant including a protected Lime tree. A brick-paved footpath winds its way up the lawn, passing as it goes an ornamental "Romanesque" style fish pond complete with cherub fountain, toward the top of this garden can be found;

Victorian Folly Tower - Believed to have originally been built in the latter 19th Century and is of brick construction under a tiled roof, with an external staircase rising to a verandah on the top floor. There is a store room at ground level that this approx. 2.89m x 2.12m (internally) whilst the upper room is of a similar size but has windows on three sides enjoying far reaching views. On the other side of this tower is an attached brick-built outbuilding.

Further Garden - From one end of the patio, at the back of the house is an access way that leads to a further area of lawn presently also the site of a detached garage (with planning consent approved - and foundations laid). We have been advised that access rights to/from this will be allowed by the owner of the private lane.

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