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Church Road, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1QJ

Guide Price Of £1,375,000

A most attractive, listed family house, with substantial accommodation and unspoilt far-reaching views over the Pevensey Levels to the South Downs beyond.

Ideal for families or for those wishing to continue the existing extremely successful B&B business.

* Dining Room* Study* Inner Hall* Drawing room* Shower/Sauna Room* Kitchen/Breakfast Room* Utility Room* Ironing Room* Master Bedroom* En-suite Bathroom* 4 Further Bedrooms (all ensuite)* Family/Guest suite* Bedroom 6* Lounge area* Hall* 3 further bedrooms* Family Bathroom
Outside* 1.5 acres of garden* Driveway* Double garage

Situation
Situated in an unspoilt rural setting with Battle (about 10 miles), Eastbourne (about 12.8 miles) and Hastings (about 14.3 miles) all providing an extensive range of shopping, commercial and recreational facilities including Sovereign Harbour marina at Eastbourne. Approached over a long no through lane on the south side of the A271 between the village of Herstmonceux and the hamlet of Windmill Hill close to the parish church and on a ridge with wonderful views over the Pevensey Levels to the South Downs beyond.

Schooling: Extensive choice of schools in the state and private sector including the primary school in Herstmonceux; Battle Abbey; Vinehall near Robertsbridge; St Ronan's in Hawkhurst; Claremont near Hastings; St Andrew's prep in Eastbourne and
Eastbourne College - all within driving distance. www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk
Rail Services: Battle station (about 10 miles) to London Cannon Street/Charing Cross in around 1.5 hours. Polegate station (about 8.8 miles) to London Bridge/Victoria in around 1.5 hours. www.nationalrail.co.uk

Road Connections: The A22 provides connections to the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the International rail station at Ebbsfleet, the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports and the south coast.

Description
Cleavers Lyng is listed grade II as a building of architectural or historical interest, and is thought to have origins dating back the 18C or earlier; built of timber frame with brick and tile hung elevations under a tiled roof with leaded light casement windows. The house was extended by the present owners with a two storey addition and refurbished about 12 years ago.The property has been used as tea rooms, a small country house hotel, and more recently as a successful bed and breakfast business.

Accommodation
An original oak front door with decorative iron and studwork opens to a
Porch with wooden floor and window .
Dining Room a spacious, characterful triple aspect room with an inglenook fireplace with open fire with stone hearth, beamed ceiling and walls and leaded light windows. Solid oak doors lead to the study and inner hall
Study a charming room with a bay window and pleasant outlook to the front.
An alternative use for this room could be as a ground floor bedroom (with en-suite shower room)
Inner Hall with doors to drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room and shower room/sauna. There are a number of useful fitted cupboards along this area, including cloak and shoe cupboards and a pantry.
Drawing Room double oak doors lead to this wonderfully light and generous double aspect room, with painted beamed ceiling, and gas effect stove on a brick hearth. French doors lead out to the rear terrace.
Shower/Sauna Room with power shower, sauna, close coupled WC, vanity hand basin shelving and cupboards. Windows to the front.
From the inner hall two steps lead down to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room beautifully fitted with beech wood floor and wall units, including glazed Charles Rennie Mackintosh style panels, wine rack, basket storage, one and a half bowl sink with mixer taps and single drainer.   Laminate granite effect work surfaces. Matching island unit and breakfast bar with food preparation sink with mixer taps and detachable spray head. The Range Master stove has 5 gas burners (including a wok burner) and a hot plate/griddle, two ovens, a grill and storage drawer. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, under counter fridge. The breakfast area has glazed French doors on to the rear paved terrace, and enjoys views of the garden. Glazed doors lead to the utility room and ironing room.
Utility Room fitted floor and wall units, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier, and space for large fridge/freezers. Fully tiled walls, quarry tiled floor.   Door to the front.
Ironing Room fitted floor and wall units and fitted shelving. Window overlooking the garden.
From the dining room, stairs with oak balustrading lead to the first floor.
A generous double aspect landing area with solid oak floor boards provides a useful
Sitting/Study Area with focal fireplace and wall and ceiling beams.
Spacious hallway with beautiful oak joinery, built in storage, and doors into the bedrooms. Leading to external staircase for access to the garden. Two hot water cylinder cupboards.
Master Bedroom an extremely spacious, double aspect room enjoying wonderful far-reaching views to the Pevensey Levels National Nature Reserve. Plentiful built in wardrobes. NB There is concealed plumbing in this room to accommodate a free standing bath, should one wish. Sliding concealed door to
En-Suite Bathroom with 8 jet Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle with power shower, close coupled WC, travertine fully tiled walls and vanity unit with wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 (Four Poster) with space for sitting/tv area
En-Suite Bathroom fitted bath with shower over. close coupled WC, vanity unit with wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 (Balcony Room) with double doors to balcony from which to enjoy the outstanding views. Fitted wardrobes.
En-Suite Bathroom - fitted bath with separate shower. Low-level WC, pedestal sink.
Bedroom 4 (French Room) double aspect room
En-Suite Bathroom fitted bath with shower over. close coupled WC, vanity unit with wash hand
basin.
Bedroom 5 (Sunny Room) double aspect room
En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle with power shower, low level WC, wall mounted sink.
Stairs to second floor
Family/Guest/Teenage Suite comprising
Bedroom 6 double aspect with views. Built in cupboard
Lounge area enjoying views, with built in storage
Hall with doors through to
2 further open bedrooms 7 and 8
Family bathroom with shower, fully tiled, low level WC and sink both contained with a built in cupboard unit.
Bedroom 9/Store Room generous sized double bedroom with views. Velux windows.

Outside
This beautiful period country house is nestling in 1.5 acres of well-maintained and immaculate gardens. Off a peaceful leafy lane, one enters the property through wrought iron gates on the recently resurfaced tarmac drive. A driveway and a double garage provide ample space to park numerous vehicles. Paving leads to the rear of the property and onto the terrace, where you can enjoy the spectacular westerly views of the Pevensey Levels National Nature Reserve with breath-taking sunsets. There is a pretty pond with a waterfall at the side of the property. There is a greenhouse, a kitchen garden and an orchard including both eating and cooking apples, pear and cherry trees. Space for chickens and bees too. To the front of the property there is access to the cellar. The walled magnificent garden provide a secure and peaceful haven of tranquillity surrounded by the sound of nature and wildlife.

Property Information
Services: Mains water and electricity, Oil fired central heating and Calor Gas, private drainage
Local Authority: Wealden District Council 01892653311
Fixtures and fittings: are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01892 521700

Directions
From our office, head south on Mount Pleasant Rd at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Vale Rd/B2023. Turn left onto London Rd/A26, continue to follow A267 for 8.9miles at the roundabout, continue straight onto Stone Cross turn right onto Knowle Hill, continue onto Newick Lane for 3.2miles, turn left onto A265, turn right onto Battle rd/B2096 continue to follow B2096 for 1.6 miles turn right onto Marklye Lane, continue straight for 3.2 miles Take W End to Gardner St/A271 in Herstmonceux after 1.3 miles, slight left, then turn left, continue onto W End at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Gardner St/A271. Continue on to Chapel Row for 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Chapel Row , continue straight onto Church Rd, then turn right again and Cleavers Lyng will be found on the right.




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