Mr & Mrs Bell, Kent
"Thank you very much for securing the price we wanted for our property. We are both delighted with the short time frame too."
A fine example of a Grade II listed traditional farmhouse enjoying far-reaching rural views. There is also a magnificent indoor swimming pool complex as well as stabling and a tennis court. Further land available.
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Newmans Farm house is a fine example of a traditional Grade II listed Sussex farmhouse of timber and brick construction with white painted weather board elevations, black painted windows, leaded panes and set under a tile roof. Thought to date back to the 17th century with later extensions, this charming property has been sympathetically maintained and improved over the years retaining many period features and character that includes a wealth of exposed timbers, polished brick flooring, inglenook fireplaces and oak doors together with more contemporary and stylish designs that includes solid oak flooring. This comfortable family home is set over two floors, which in addition to the recreational space in the barn offers a flexible and extensive living or entertaining environment of over 7400 sqft.'
The original front door leads into a dual aspect entrance hall, which opens out into the principal reception rooms, both are dual aspect with brick fireplaces and oak flooring. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of solid oak units and wide granite worktops. Integral features include a dresser, larder cupboards, a 2 oven cream Aga with electronic companion, American style fridge/freezer, ceramic sink and separate utility cupboard. The adjacent tack room/utility room is fitted with a butlers sink, painted units and granite worktop, and gives access to the cellar and out onto the terrace.'
The breakfast area opens into the triple aspect drawing room with polished brick flooring, inglenook fireplace and double doors out to the terrace. The oak staircase leads to the first floor landing which has oak flooring throughout. The master bedroom has the most wonderful views across its own undulating farmland, en suite bath and shower room and a separate dressing room. Bedroom 2 is double aspect with an en suite shower room and two fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 is double aspect with an en suite shower room. There are two further bedrooms, family bathroom, cloakroom/WC, and a laundry room with space and plumbing for all usual laundry facilities, butlers sink and linen shelving.'
The property is approached over a shared private driveway which sweeps past the property and around to the rear of the house. The driveway continues to the garages and barn where there is plenty of space and parking. There is an additional parking area to the side of the property which gives direct access to the kitchen. The garden is supported by a full complement of outbuildings including a glasshouse, brick and timber built potting and machinery stores, two open garages, two stables and two secure garages. The farmhouse is nestled within a very special landscaped garden of about seven acres that has been developed over the last 20 years, designed with brick terraces and steps, paths and areas of lawn interspersed with traditional herbaceous beds, a kitchen garden, cutting garden, marquee lawn, a wildflower area, paddocks, and walled garden all surrounded with mature trees and hedging.'
The tropical walled garden is accessed via antique French chapel doors, within are four raised beds with a heated glasshouse at the far end; a brick chimney/barbeque is built into the wall on one side. The planting is exotic with many species from New Zealand and South Africa. Close to the house, a block paved path encircles the house opening out into seating terraces on two sides. Beyond the formal gardens and paddocks you will find just over 70 acres of pasture land available as a separate lot.'
A spectacular bespoke built timber frame barn houses an indoor heated swimming pool, 50' in length with a mezzanine seating area. An oak staircase leads downstairs to a games/snooker room with double doors leading out to a sheltered seating terrace. There is a gym/office/studio, sauna, fully fitted kitchen, wc, shower, changing area and store rooms. To the rear is a tennis court.'
Rye (4 miles) is renowned for its historical associations and medieval fortifications, as well as its charm and history. The town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, many restaurants and an active local community. Rye Festival and Bonfire are held annually. There are major supermarkets In Peasmarsh and Rye, with further shopping in Tenterden, Hastings and Ashford. Bluewater shopping is located just off the M25 Junction 2 (A2/M2). Rye has local train services to Brighton and Ashford. A high speed train service has been introduced from Ashford to London St Pancras reducing the journey time to 37 minutes. Eurostar trains are available from Ashford International.'
Schools include Rye College, (Arts and Enterprise Specialist School) Homewood School, Tenterden (Arts College), Claremont School, Dulwich Preparatory, Marlborough House, St. Ronan's and Vine Hall preparatory schools. At senior level, Ashford School, Benenden School, The King's School Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Sutton Valence, Battle Abbey and Tonbridge Schools. Sporting facilities include golf at Rye's famous links, sailing and fishing at Rye, the south coast and at Bewl Water, Rye Lawn Tennis Club and many fine countryside and coastal walks and bridle ways. The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 and the M20 via J8 both providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airport and other motorway networks
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