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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Brightling Road, Brightling, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32

Sold STC £1,995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rural location
  • Idyllic location
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Woodland, ponds and lake
  • Swimming pool & hot tub
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • Oast House
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold



Manor Farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
between Brightling (approx 1 mile) and Robertsbridge (approx 2.4 miles). The historic village of Robertsbridge boasts a range of local shopping facilities including pubs and restaurants. More extensive shopping and leisure amenities can be found in the picturesque town of Battle (approx 6 miles and Hastings (approx 13.5 miles).
A mainline train service runs from Robertsbridge to Cannon Street and London Charing Cross.
There are excellent schools in the area in both the state and private sectors at primary and secondary levels.
The A21 connects to the M25 which can be accessed at J5 providing links to other motorway networks and Gatwick and Heathrow airport


Manor Farm is a charming and spacious country home in a secluded location, but still convenient for road and rail links. Dating from the 1930's of red brick with tile hung elevations, the property provides excellent family accommodation and retains many period features including linen fold and oak panelling, ornate fireplaces, wooden flooring, decorative cornices and ceilling roses.
The accommodation comprises:
A drawing room with oak panelling and fitted bookshelves, a handsome stone fireplace with wood burning stove and linen fold overmantle. The sitting room, with open fire and carved oak surround, has a full height bay window providing wonderful views over the gardens. Family room with wood burning stove and was originally the reception hall. A substantial south facing conservatory, with seating and dining area, has views of the garden and is partially shaded by a large oak tree. Double aspect office with door to the terrace and a Library/Bar also with doors leading to the terrace. The light and airy kitchen/ breakfast room with four-oven Aga has beautiful views to the west. Further ground floor accommodation includes: a utility room, store rooms, cloakroom and shower room. The property also benefits from a central vacuuming system to the main house and the Oast.
From the inner hall a wide, low rise staircase leads to a half landing and the magnificent oriel window with stained glass crest and up to the galleried landing off which is the first floor accommodation, comprising a master bedroom with fitted units and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms (two of which share a 'Jack & Jill' en suite) and a family bathroom. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a small room, currently used for laundry, but could be utilised as a dressing room. All the bedrooms are a good size and benefit from views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Also on the first floor is a covered, connecting staircase to the oast house. A further staircase leads to the second floor, which comprises a study, three bedrooms, separate W.C. and a shower room.

Gardens & Outbuildings
The gardens are a particular feature of Manor Farm having been lovingly restored by the present owners. The wide expanses of lawn are interspersed with varieties of mature trees and shrubs including azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias behind which are the bluebell woods and silver birch glade. A water cascade leads from a series of small ponds to a large lake, well stocked with fish, an ornamental bridge and a two storey boat house with terrace. The swimming pool, hot tub and croquet lawn lie to the east of the house whilst the tennis court, concealed by a holly hedge and rhododendrons, lies to the south. There is a substantial kitchen garden with greenhouses and further outbuildings include, a triple bay garage, single garage, storage sheds, a workshop, machinery store and gardener's W.C.

The Oast House
The oast house is adjacent to the main house with accommodation currently comprising on the ground floor: - a sitting room, two bedrooms, kitchen with wood burning stove, shower room and cloakroom and on the first floor: - study, snooker room, three bedrooms and shower room.

The studio, a converted barn with clock tower, has been refurbished by the present owners to a high standard. Currently used as a Yoga studio, it comprises an entrance hall, main studio with vaulted ceiling and velux roof lights, wood burning stove, two shower rooms and two WCs.

Services: Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired central heating. Solar panels for own use or feed back to the national grid.
Outgoings: Rother District Council 01424 787700
Main House: Tax Band H. Oast House: Tax Band D

Square Footage: 7,250 sq ft
Acreage: 16.5 Acres


Head south on the A21 passing through Hurst Green. At the Northbridge roundabout take the right turn signposted Robertsbridge and continue to the centre of the village. Take the right turn into Station Road, signposted 'Brightling'. Pass over the level crossing and continue for approximately two miles. The entrance to Manor Farm will be found on the right hand side, marked by two brick pillars. Continue along this shared, private drive for about 400 metres and Manor Farm will be found on the right hand side.

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21 November 2016

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