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8 bedroom detached house to rent
Brightling Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
- 8 bedrooms
- 6 reception rooms
- 6 bathrooms
- Children's play area
- Stunning southerly views
Letting information:Furnishing: Furnished
First Listed on Rightmove: 18 October 2011 ( 780 days ago )
Tucked away in its own grounds in a very private position yet it is conveniently located only about a mile from the mainline station and local amenities in the historic village of Robertsbridge. The village provides a good selection of shops, pubs and eateries including a post office, bakery and coffee shop, hairdressers, bank, book store, one stop, general convenience store and hardware store. The village also has a primary school and railway station.
Comprehensive shopping: Battle (5.7 miles), Hastings (11.6 miles), Tenterden (15.6 miles), Tunbridge Wells (19.3 miles), Eastbourne (21.6 miles)
Schools: There is a good selection of schools in the area including primary schools in Salehurst, Staplecross, Bodiam, Mountfield and Burwash; community colleges in Robertsbridge, Claverham, Heathfield and Wadhurst; Vinehall School in Robertsbridge, Battle Abbey School, Claremont School in St Leonards-on-Sea, Marlborough House School in Hawkhurst, Bricklehurst Manor School in Stonegate, St Leonards School for Girls in Mayfield and Benenden School in Cranbrook.
Mainline rail services: Robertsbridge station (0.8 of a mile) has services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge & Waterloo East) and London Cannon Street with journey times from about 1hr 20mins.
Communications: The A21 is just the other side of Robertsbridge and provides access to the M25 to north and thereby the national motorway networks, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. To the south it leads directly into Hastings. The M20 at Ashford provides access to the Channel Tunnel Terminus.
An exceptional Arts & Crafts style house believed to date back to 1914. Situated within about 15 acres of mostly wooded grounds, this impressive house provides a unique opportunity to live the country house lifestyle, while being within 1 mile of a mainline rail station and local amenities. In addition to the 8 bedroom house there is an adjoining self-contained annexe, garaging and extensive grounds including formal gardens, woodland, a tennis lawn, swimming pool, children's play area and equestrian facilities. Internally the property boasts many character features including: oak panelling, wooden floor boards, oak panelled doors with carved architrave detailing, lead light wood frame windows several of which have fanlight detailing, decorative cornicing, period style radiators, bespoke radiator covers and decorative fireplaces.
The reception rooms in the main house comprise:
- Dining hall with oak floor boards, panelling to the walls and a carved stone fireplace at one end. Double doors lead out to the rear garden with windows either side looking out over the same. An oak staircase ascends to the first floor with a useful storage cupboard beneath. A stained glass light shade hangs from a central ceiling rose.
- Double aspect drawing room with parquet wood flooring and a fireplace. French doors in a bay window lead out to the side garden and a window looks out over the gardens to the rear.
- Double aspect family / games room with decorative fireplace. This room leads to the playroom and also has a door through to the annexe.
- Playroom with painted floorboards, fitted shelves, built-in cupboards, fireplace and French doors with fanlight over and windows to either side leading out to the rear garden terrace.
- Study with parquet wood floor, decorative fireplace, windows to the front and French doors to the side garden patio. One wall is papered with a cityscape.
Kitchen / breakfast room
Fitted with a comprehensive range of dark wood units with polished corian worktops, including a central island with breakfast bars. Large windows look out over the rear garden. French doors with fanlight over lead out to the garden patio. Parquet wood flooring. Appliances include a Rangemaster range with electric hob and AEG contemporary extractor hood, integrated dishwasher, Maytag American style fridge freezer, Hotpoint fridge drawers and a wine cooler. The adjacent utility room / pantry has space for further appliances.
Halls & Cloakroom
In addition to the entrance hall there is an inner hallway with a secondary staircase rising to the first floor with a large storage cupboard beneath and further built-in storage cupboards.
The cloakroom is fitted with a Crapper's W.C. and a pedestal washbasin.
Master bedroom suite
- A double aspect bedroom with bay window to the side. The window to the rear provides a view over the garden and countryside beyond. This room also features a decorative fireplace with carved wooden surround and built-in wardrobes.
- Dressing room with fitted wardrobes on three sides and a shoe display unit on the fourth side as well as a decorative fireplace.
- Large en suite wet room with 'rain sky waterfall' shower, W.C. and twin moulded washbasins with contemporary taps and cupboards beneath. Windows to the front with fanlight detail and bespoke shutters. Underfloor heating.
There are 5 further bedrooms on the first floor and another two on the second floor (8 in total). Three of the first floor bedrooms have en suite bath / shower rooms. The baths in the bathrooms have 'telephone-style' shower attachments and the shower room has a walk-through twin shower. One of the bedrooms has another room accessed of it, which could be used as a dressing room / playroom or nursery. Two of the first floor bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. Three have carpets and two have painted wood floors. The second floor rooms also have painted wooden floors. Three of the first floor bedrooms enjoy the view over the garden to the rear and countryside beyond.
Concealed behind red velvet curtains, the family bathroom is fitted with a contemporary white suite with standalone bath, washbasin and W.C.. Underfloor heating.
As well as the 2 bedrooms on this floor there is another bathroom and a billiards room with dormer windows to the front and rear. The wall and floorboards are all painted white. There is also access to the eaves/attic storage.
Has a private entrance but can also be accessed via the games room in the main house. The annexe has access to a 'private' fenced garden to the rear with patio, lawn and garden shed. It also has access to the cellar where the water pumps, tanks and boiler are kept.
Attached to the house is a complex of stables and garaging with a home office above. The stable block is a single room with block brick floor divided into three boxes. Adjacent to the stables is a tack / feed room. There is an area to the rear of the stables that could be used as a yard and beyond that is the site of a former horsewalker and riding school. The paddock is on the eastern edge of the property.
The garaging comprises a double garage with two electric doors, two single garages with manual doors and a detached double car port. Above the garages and stables is a home office, accessed via an external staircase, comprising 3 rooms and a cloakroom. The first room has access to a balcony to the rear.
Gardens & Grounds
The property is accessed over a long driveway via electric iron gates. To the front of the house is an island of trees that the drive circles around to lead back out again. The house is therefore very tucked away. The majority of the grounds are wooded but there are also large areas of formal gardens and park-like grounds.
The formal gardens lie to the south and west of the house and consist of beautifully maintained lawns, ornamental planting and flower beds. There is also a tennis lawn and children's play area.
Beyond the gardens to the west of the house, an arched rhododendron walkway leads to the swimming pool, which has a slate paved surround and decked area to the rear with a bar. The pump room can also be used as a pool house. Beyond the swimming pool is an orchard of apple and pear trees and the site of a former vegetable garden. The greenhouses are still in situ and the gardener's store is also sited here.
The woods are flood lit and there are also power points in the grounds. The lighting can be controlled manually, on sensors or on timers.
From junction 5 of the M25, follow the A21 south for approximately 28.5 miles. Having passed through Hurst Green, at the next roundabout take the third exit towards Robertsbridge. Continue into the village.