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4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Alciston, Polegate,

Guide Price £1,395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Early 19th century Sussex Barn
  • Semi-rural location
  • Substantial residence
  • Open living space
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Triple garage
  • Extensive gardens
  • EPC - 20

Full description

Stunning early 19th Century Sussex Barn sympathetically restored to create a most spectacular residence, ideally positioned in a semi-rural village location. This imposing brick, flint and oak structure offers open and expansive living space with tall vaulted ceilings and stunning views across the South Downs National Park. There is a large dining hall with full height windows which leads to a split level living room with a ‘Hunter’ double door wood burning stove and raised gallery, ideal as a work space or occasional bedroom. Solid wood, fitted kitchen breakfast room with double doors opening onto the front sun terrace. The property offers versatile living accommodation with a selection of bedrooms with en-suites and a master bedroom with dual aspect living space. Outside are manicured and beautifully kept, wrap around gardens adjoining Sussex Country side. The property further benefits from a triple barn style garage with utility room and cobbled driveway.

Approach - Five bar post and rail gate, with a driveway consisting of 400 year old cobbles forming an impressive entrance drive and courtyard to the property. To the right hand side there is a lawned garden area with mature trees and shrubs with post and rail fencing leading through to the rear garden. To the left hand side, is an iron gate leading to ‘secret garden’. The ‘secret garden’ is a secluded garden with brick and flint walls, ideal for entertaining. The driveway extends with front steps leading to the property.

Entrance Hall - Original wooden shutters and double height hard wood powder coated glazed doors leading to dining hall.

Dining Hall - Stripped wood floors and impressive height vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. To the rear there are matching doors opening out onto the rear patio garden. Internal doors made from reclaimed wood lead to guest room and cloakroom on the ground floor with large wood doors opening to sitting room.

Cloakroom - Downstairs cloakroom with low level WC and matching wash hand basin.

Sitting Room - Large wood doors opening into sitting room, wood floors, double door wood burning stove and high vaulted ceilings with two sets of windows and exposed wood beams. Wooden steps down to further sitting area with window and double wood doors opening onto the rear terrace offering vast country views. Staircase rising to mezzanine- bedroom / office area.

Mezzanine- Bedroom / Office Area. - Impressive gallery overlooking sitting room. This open space makes for the perfect study area or occasional bedroom as required. Steps down from the sitting room with flagstone floor leading to kitchen/ breakfast room.

Kitchen/ Breakfast Room - Period style, wood painted fitted kitchen comprising solid wood worktops incorporating a range of base and eye level cupboards, drawers and a tiled splash back. Space for dining table and chairs, fitted double oven, four ring burner gas hob and extractor above, butler style sink and two sets of windows and double doors overlooking the front patio area and exposed wood beams. Doorway through to utility room and garage. Hallway leading form dining hall to downstairs bedrooms with original wood doors, fitted storage cupboard and stripped wood floors.

Bedroom - Impressive period style beams and double doors opening out onto rear garden.

En-Suite - Shower room with tiled floors, large walk-in fully tiled shower cubicle, low level WC and period style vanity wash hand basin with stone top.

Bedroom - With exposed beam inset ceiling spot lights and window overlooking the rear garden and fitted storage cupboards.

Master Suite - Stairs rising from dining hall to first floor landing. Previously two rooms this has been opened to form a dual aspect master suite with further living space. The exposed beams in the master suite hails from a 16th century ship which was used in the construction of the barn. Three sets of windows overlooking the rear garden with far reaching views across the South Downs. Fitted storage cupboards. Doorway through to master En-Suite. Fully tiled floors, partly tiled walls, bath with shower attachment with matching low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Utility Room And Garage - Timber frame period barn style garage with ample space for three cars. Door to utility room with fitted worktops sink and boiler system. Loft access hatch with storage area.

Alciston is a village and civil parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex just outside Lewes. The ecclesiastical parish is linked with that of Selmeston and Berwick. Saxon in origin, its name was then Aelfsige; it is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The present 14th-century church, of unknown dedication, is built of chalk from the nearby South Downs. Alciston is in the heart of the South Downs National Park with wonderful wildlife and country walks.
Alfriston is the next village along, a picturesque village situated at the foot of The South Downs in the National Park. Local businesses include the nationally renowned Much Ado Books, the historic Badgers Tea House and the village Post Office. The parish benefits from a wealth of local amenities and attractions to include a 14th Century Clergy House, Drusillas Park and Zoo and The Clay Preacher offering clay shoot meetings. The internationally recognised Glyndebourne Opera House is located close by, as is Charleston House, the Bloomsbury home of art and ideas.

Nearby Lewes is the county town of East Sussex, nestled within the South Down National Park, with a direct fast train service to London. The station offers links to London in just over an hour and Brighton in under 20 minutes. The town offers an excellent range of shops including 2 prime supermarkets, Waitrose and Tesco, along with a variety of independent high street shops. The Depot Cinema is a new three screen community cinema next to the station. Additionally, Lewes offers a wide range of popular cafés, old inns and restaurants as well as a farmers market held the first weekend of every month. High quality sports facilities including Pool , Track, Tennis as well as County and Regional teams representing Football, Rugby, Cricket and Hockey offering great opportunities for adults and children alike. Highly regarded infant and primary schools are available as are Priory Secondary School, Sussex Downs College and Lewes Old Grammar School.


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06 March 2019

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  • Glynde (3.5 mi)
  • Bishopstone (4.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Berwick (1.5 mi)
  • Glynde (3.5 mi)
  • Bishopstone (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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