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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Vicarage Road, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* Listed Period Residence
  • Highly Sought After Market Town Location
  • 29 ft Drawing Room & 20 ft Dining Room
  • Conservatory & Family Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility, Boot & Cloakrooms
  • Master Bedroom With En Suite
  • Six Further Double Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Second Floor Kitchen & Living Room Or Use As Two Further Bedrooms

Full description

Lewes Estates are delighted to present this historically significant and beautifully palatial seven bedroom, five reception family home offering a wealth of charm and character, set within immaculately landscaped gardens and grounds. The former Vicarage of the Reverend Thomas Hooper and the adjacent church of St Mary's, this grandiose 'Mary-Anne' style property is understood to have been built circa 1701-1705 and stands at the heart of the market town of Hailsham. Today, this impressive Grade II* Listed residence offers substantially proportioned accommodation totalling approximately 4604 st ft (TBV) which is highly flexible in terms of use and is thoroughly punctuated with all the superb period features one would expect from a property of this calibre. An abundance of sash windows (many with fitted shutters) frame enchanting views over the private gardens towards the surrounding landscape, as well as allowing each internal space to be flooded with natural light. The elegant rooms further incorporate numerous marble fireplaces, high skirting boards, panelled doors and decorative cornicing. From the outset a sense of splendour is achieved as the property is approached via a crescent, gravel-laid driveway past formal hedged gardens, leading to the imposing front door flanked by pilasters. As you enter, the stately reception hall/dining room welcomes you in and leads through to the entrance hall which is dominated by a sweeping staircase with an intricate wooden handrail and balustrades winding past a splendid round-headed rusticated window overlooking the grounds. Of particular note internally is the unique drawing room which is of a dual aspect and includes a bespoke curved wall with bookshelves opening to reveal secret storage cupboards. The ground floor arrangement accommodates for both formal and informal living and entertaining and briefly continues; conservatory, family room, cloakroom, utility and boot rooms. The kitchen integrates a range of fitted wall and base units with space for appliances and the inclusion of a four oven Aga. A central island provides a breakfast bar for informal dining and with double doors opening out to the gardens this kitchen offers a truly functional family space. From the entrance hall stairs descend to a three room cellar which offers ample storage options. Continuing the accommodation to the first floor landing where a secondary staircase continues on to the second floor as well as descending down to the utility area on the ground floor offering private access if so desired. The 14 ft master bedroom enjoys an en suite shower room. Three further dual aspect double bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the arrangement of the first floor. To the second floor, the location and grounds can really be enjoyed with elevated views over the adjacent Church and the glorious South Downs beyond. This entire floor is currently being presented/used as a self-contained apartment and includes three double bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and a modern fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. Alternatively, these rooms could be arranged as five double bedrooms and a full bathroom suite to include a bath and separate shower. Externally, this captivating property is enhanced still further by the traditionally landscaped gardens which have been painstakingly managed and exceptionally designed ensuring their prominent mention in several international publications as well as being viewed by the public via the National Garden Scheme for many years. Despite the quintessentially English, formal design of the topiary hedging and exquisite planting, the gardens also include many areas for al fresco dining and entertaining and areas of lawn ideal for families of all ages. Pathways guide you from the house to the various private spaces including a York paved terrace, a brick-laid courtyard, to the front gardens and to direct gated access to the neighbouring churchyard. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate this unique and superior residence.

Every care is taken in preparing our sales particulars and they are usually verified by the vendor. We do not guarantee appliances, electrical fittings, plumbing, etc; you must satisfy yourself that they operate correctly. Room sizes are approximate. Please do not use them to buy carpets or furniture. We cannot verify the tenure as we do not have access to the legal title. We cannot guarantee boundaries or rights of way. You must take the advice of your legal representative.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
28 September 2016


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