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7 bedroom manor house for sale

Cogger's Cross, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21

Offers in Excess of £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sauna / Shower Room
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Generous Gardens
  • Summer house
  • 5 X 4 mt Garden Office
  • Ground floor WC/Utility
  • Views
  • Large Sash Windows
  • Good level parking
  • Family Bathroom

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Gamelands House is a most substantial and beautiful Victorian family home. Understood to have been built as a "family residence" in circa 1885 it was originally linked to Gamelands chapel which is still used in Coggers Cross village, and having once been used for "church services", today the property offers beautiful light elegant living accommodation, coupled with spectacular gardens and grounds.

Gamelands sits in an idyllic park like setting of over 4 acres TBV. Large grounds, landscaped gardens, mature trees, lake and ornamental pond. It is beautiful and peaceful, surrounded by fields, woods and mature trees. It is approached down its own tree lined private road.

The house is a large and light 6 bedroom house, with huge sash windows, high ornate ceilings, Original wooden shutters and original features throughout. It has 8 working beautiful original Victorian fire places.
One of the features of the house are the huge light bedrooms, the main bedroom being over 25 ft long and triple aspect with french windows opening onto a balcony, with far reaching views to the Sussex Downs and fields and woods beyond. It is an idyllic quiet location.

The grounds have a stocked lake with many large carp and fish, sweeping lawns interspersed with a rare tree arboretum. specimen shrubs and trees including a rare Spanish fir (Abies Pinsapo) believed to be one of only three to have been found in the county.

There is also a large heated swimming pool with pump house, sun terrace and an outside utility room WC next to the Pool.

There is a very useful large former Coach House or garage with a recently converted wood paneled attic for a perfect office space or teenage den.

There is a beautiful log cabin overlooking the lake, which is self-contained with its own shower, toilet and electricity as well as broadband and telephone lines. The lake has wild birds, ducks and moorhens which nest on it and is spring fed. Its surrounded by beautiful mature oak trees. At the end of the lake there is an apple orchard and weeping willows.

There is a large 2.66 acre TBV paddock where we keep horses with double stables and small green house.

The grounds are 4 acres in total and are made up of 1.34 acres of garden and 2.66 TBV acres paddock.

The house was recently fully renovated and restored, Ethernet cabling has been fitted in all the rooms including the outside cabin and converted garage attic. A security video intercom on all floors.
New Sashcord windows and new wooden windows have been fitted through out the house. Restoring it to its original beauty.
Internally the house spans over four floors with a huge light 25ft long triple aspect kitchen family room with an ornate open fireplace, decorative cornicing and original wooden shutters. From here twin doors continue through to a sizeable conservatory with wooden floors and oak window seats overlooking the formal gardens, wisteria and swimming pool. There is also a formal sitting room, a ground floor cloakroom and two cellars. The ground floor continues with a large utility room with a large heated linen cupboard and 3 traditional wooden pulley drying racks.
The large light hallway has a useful and elegant WC and a separate coat room.
With a beautiful boot room/ porch with elegant original church pews on either side of the porch as you enter the front door,

A "Turning" beautiful hand carved wooden staircase rises to a mezzanine landing and a guest shower room/WC. On the first floor there are three dual-aspect bedrooms one with access to a roof terrace enjoying farmland views to the South Downs in addition to the family bathroom with large modern shower and roll top bath.

The staircase then leads to the third floor which is considered to be an ideal au pair or teenagers suite comprising of three further bedrooms, a walk in dressing room and large eve storage areas.
There are two cellars one very large and one small which make a perfect storage area or wine cellars.

The property is attached by a very small section at the side to the neighbouring property which used to be the servants quarters for the main estate house. It has been done with great discretion and care.

There is newly fitted large hi tech super efficient boiler with unlimited hot water combined with a huge flow rate, that can supply the showers and baths simultaneously with hot water.

Set back from the main road via its own private driveway, Gamelands offers an opportunity to enjoy a rural like setting yet having comfort of neighbouring properties nearby. This small Sussex hamlet lies betwixt the thriving market town of Heathfield and the large coastal resort of Eastbourne and close to Lewes and Brighton and Tunbridge Wells. There is an excellent service of trains to our capital in just over the hour at nearby Polegate. The area enjoys many lovely walks and rides. Sailing can be enjoyed at Bewl Reservoir or the coast. Golf courses can be found at the nearby East Sussex National Championship Course, Wellshurst Countryclub and Horam Park. The area is well catered for schooling for all age groups at both state and independent levels.

As this is such a rare and special property which almost has everything you could want, A private oak linned road, a log cabin, a lake, large elegant gardens, a paddock and stables, out buildings, a swimming pool and huge light elegant rooms. we anticipate very strong demand, so please book you viewing early.
We have uploaded a virtual video tour that is worth looking at on this Rightmove site.
The photos do not really do it justice so we recommend a visit to this perfect estate country house.

Other features:

South Facing Garden
Possibility to extend (Subject to planning)
Guest WC
Triple aspect large lounge
Large dining kitchen
Tucked-away location
ROOF TERRACE,with panoramic views
Luxury bathroom
Off road parking
Utility Area
Lots of storage space
Roof Terrace
No Onward Chain
Good-sized rooms
Large open plan kitchen / diner
Video Door Entry System
Septic tank
Mains gas
Gas central heating
Water softener
Security system
Wooden floors
Video door entry system
Utility room
Laundry room
Wooden double glazed windows
Sash windows
Loft conversion
High ceilings
Period fireplace
Swimming pool
Vegetable patch
Garden office/room
Downstairs WC
Wood burner
Sunny garden
South facing garden
Side entry
Close to local shops

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2016

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