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."
CHAIN FREE A substantial detached family home in a country lane position with far reaching views over protected countryside, circa 8 acres and equestrian facilities.
The property offers the following accommodation including a welcoming entrance hall, sitting room, two studies, kitchen / breakfast room, utility room, dining room, ground floor bathroom, cloaks w/c, utility and laundry / boot room. There is a sun room off the utility room along with a cloakroom and this area would make an ideal annexe. The first floor offers a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is potential to create further accommodation subject to the necessary consents.
The property sits within eight acres of land and benefits from paddocks, stabling, outbuildings and a mnage. There is separate gated access to the equestrian facilities along with large areas of hard standing suitable for trailer and lorry parking. It is becoming rare to find a property which offers such a private setting and this is an opportunity that many potential buyers would be keen to secure. The property is set in a quiet lane location amidst farmland on high ground with country views across orchards, forestry and rolling hills.
In addition there are established state and private primary and secondary schools within the area including Battle Abbey, Vinehall, Marborough House and Robertsbridge Community College. The property is ideally situated with easy access to bridleways, footpaths and forestry and in the general area there are numerous buildings of significant historical interest including the magnificent moated castle at nearby Bodiam, Darwell reservoir and local costal attractions.
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The property is approached by a porticoed entrance porch leading into the wide entrance hall with staircase to the first floor landing. From the entrance hall there are four spacious reception rooms, the first being the sitting room on the right, dining room on the left, office/downstairs bedroom, and a study at the rear. The kitchen/breakfast room benefits from a range of fitted units and appliances, double doors to the patio and a separate utility room. To the side of the property there is a collection of rooms which would lend themselves perfectly to becoming a self-contained annexe, including a boot room/lobby, cloakroom, 2nd kitchen and large reception room. There is a ground floor bathroom and further w.c. To the first floor there is a large master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bath and shower room, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, three further bedrooms with a shower and sink in bedroom three, family bath and shower room and eaves storage.
The property is approached via an electrically operated gate over a sweeping tarmacadam driveway flanked with retaining walls and established shrubs. The driveway continues to the front of the property with substantial turning area and triple bay oak framed cart lodge including garage. To the side of the property is further concrete hard standing and access through to the yard and adjoining stabling. The front gardens are arranged with lawns and established mature specimen trees and shrubs with space for a tennis court or swimming pool. To the front, boundary post and wire fencing adjoining neighbouring orchards. There is a substantial flagstone paved terrace with a pathway which continues to the side and rear gardens, and a further tiered patio with hot tub (to be included). The gardens to the rear are predominately laid to lawn, with a small vegetable patch, purpose built chicken run capable of housing up to 10 chickens and three wooden tool sheds.
The six stables are arranged around a secure gated yard which has a half height removable privacy fence. Facilities include water, power and lights. An open barn area offers an additional pony stable or hay storage. To the rear of the stables are three secure steel containers, and in one of the paddocks there is a double mobile field shelter. The stable yard is visible from the house. There is an all weather arena/ménage approx 20m x 40m with floodlighting, built in 2005 by Miller Equestrian Services. It has a fine chopped rubber and sand surface. Glorious views can be seen from the school in three directions. The lower field has a separate road entrance from Poppinghole Lane next to Knights Shaw Cottage.
It is surrounded on two sides by woodland and has road frontage. The field is divided by post and rail fencing to form two separate areas of grazing. The four upper paddocks are divided by post and rail fencing. All paddocks have water, the gates have new hard core gateways, and some paddock boundaries are fitted with electric fencing and are mains energised. There is direct access from Poppinghole Lane via electric gate, through the rear entrance to the sand school, muck heap, stable block and container areas. The rear entrance area has hard standing ideal for trailer and lorry parking and adequate turning space.
Situated on high ground with country views across orchards, forestry and rolling hills. Located off a quiet country lane easily accessible to Robertsbridge with High Street shops catering for those day to day needs. Together with mainline rail link to London with regular services on the Charing Cross/Cannon Street line. In addition there are established state and private primary and secondary schools within the area including Battle Abbey, Vinehall, Marborough House and Robertsbridge Community College. The property is ideally situated with easy access to bridleways, footpaths and forestry and in the general area there are numerous buildings of significant historical interest including the magnificent moated castle at nearby Bodiam, Darwell reservoir and local costal attractions.
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