6 bedroom detached house for saleMarley Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33
Guide Price £1,750,000
- Exceptional country residence enhanced for modern day living
- Far reaching views over adjoining Sussex countryside
- Picturesque rural location on edge of this highly regarded historic Sussex town
- Grounds and paddocks in total approximately 12.59 acres
- Detached former squash court with lapsed planning (2015) to convert to ancillary accommodation
- Range of outbuildings including stabling
According to 'Twenty Centuries in Sedlescombe' by Beryl Lucey, tradition has it that Marley Farmhouse was built with stone from those parts of Battle Abbey which were demolished by Sir Anthony Browne in the middle of the sixteenth century. Battle Abbey itself was built using stone transported from Normandy in the years following the Battle of Hastings as William the Conqueror apparently believed Norman stone was superior to local stone. This warm, honey coloured stone contributes to the handsome external features of an exceptional country residence, now known as Marley House. Listed Grade II, the house has been substantially enhanced by the present owners with modern living in mind and includes characterful reception rooms, welcoming family areas, six bedrooms and a large, wooden framed Garden Room which has an atrium ceiling and large windows allowing for marvellous views of the gardens and countryside beyond.
Enjoying far reaching views over the adjoining Sussex countryside, Marley House is situated in a picturesque rural location, approximately a mile from the historic and vibrant town of Battle. With an intriguing history back to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Battle has an eclectic selection of shops, coffee houses and restaurants along with a regular farmers market and local artisan producers such as the Sedlescombe Vineyard, producing renowned English wine. Opposite the property is Battle Great Wood - 460 acres of Forestry Commission land, which has wide, well managed paths for walking, cycling and horse riding (by permit).
Marley House is approached via a gravel drive leading to a large parking and turning area. The extensive gardens surround the house and are peppered with tall, mature trees and many varieties of colourful shrubs along with well stocked herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns and rhododendrons ensuring for year round interest. The atmospheric walled courtyard garden has a brick built BBQ, provides a charming area for outdoor entertaining and leads via a brick and tile outbuilding containing an office and a games room to a further walled garden, wherein lies the outdoor pool with surrounding terrace, which is the perfect spot for sunbathing and entertaining. Additional outbuildings include a pool pump room and log store, a detached timber garage with parking for 3 to 4 cars which has a separate road access, greenhouse, potting shed and a stable block with two loose boxes, tack room, hay store and workshop. Within the gardens is a detached former squash court which presents an exciting opportunity for conversion to ancillary accommodation/home office etc. Planning was previously obtained for this, which lapsed in 2015 (Rother reference: RR/2012/1045/L). Paddocks are fenced, with one having a separate road access and the other having a field shelter.
Services: Mains water and electricity; oil fired central heating and hot water; private drainage.
Local Authority: Rother District Council, Band H.
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