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Guide Price: 895,000 - 950,000. A substantial detached family house set amidst landscaped gardens and grounds of around 3.63 acres with ample parking, two pony paddocks, lake and established woodland.
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A substantial detached 1930's property which has been extended over time and provides spacious accommodation with established gardens and grounds including two paddocks, light woodland and a lake. Points of particular note include A covered porch with a part glazed original stained glass front door to the spacious entrance hall. The delightful triple aspect drawing room has a large open fire and door to the terrace. The dining room has a bay window and an open fire, the study is adjacent to the ground floor shower room and could be a 5th bedroom. The well fitted and equipped kitchen/breakfast room has a range of cupboards and drawers with long granite work surfaces and a pantry. Integrated appliances include an Esse cooker/boiler/water heater, new multi-function oven, dishwasher and American fridge/freezer. There is also an Aga range cooker. The conservatory has glazed doors opening onto the terrace and garden.
The spacious landing has a feature circular window, the principal bedroom a double aspect, fitted cupboards, an en suite bathroom and dressing room/study. The three further bedrooms are all served by a family bathroom.
The house is well screened with established hedges and fencing, and a newly laid gravelled driveway leading to ample parking place for a number of cars at the front of the house. There is a goldfish pond and seating area to the front. To the rear there are landscaped gardens, mainly laid to lawn with colourful beds and borders, terrace areas, brick paths, rose walk, kitchen garden and greenhouse. Adjoining the more formal garden is an orchard area and upper and lower pony paddocks. Beyond, there is an area of light woodland together with a lake stocked with fish and a small island. There are several outbuildings including a summerhouse under which is a former Anderson air raid shelter.
The property is situated in a convenient semi-rural location, set back from the road on the outskirts of the village of Horam where there are local shops and amenities. Running through the village is the Cuckoo Trail, a 12 mile former railway line between Polegate and Heathfield, providing a safe route for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. In both Heathfield and Uckfield, about 3 miles and 6½ miles away respectively there are good ranges of shops and supermarkets including a Waitrose. For more comprehensive shopping facilities further afield are Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne and Brighton. There is a choice of schools in the area, both private and state. The nearest mainline stations are Stonegate (Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge in just over 1 hour); Buxted (London Victoria in about 75 minutes); Polegate (10 miles to the south) on the mainline from Eastbourne to Gatwick Airport and Victoria, with two trains an hour.