Guide price £1,650,000
A classic Grade II listed country house with a range of outbuildings in an elevated location affording glorious views over the Brede Valley. Church House is a Grade II listed country house, dating from the 17th century with late Georgian/early Victorian additions and has recently been thoughtfully and carefully renovated to create a beautiful family home. Internally, all principle rooms enjoy the excellent balance and proportions that you would expect from the Georgian and Victorian era. There are lofty ceiling heights, many of the rooms are double aspect and the tall sash windows allow high levels of light to flood the rooms. The accommodation displays an eclectic mix of period features including decorative fireplaces, stunning ornate cornicing, beams and timbers and a combination of casement and sash windows with original working shutters. The extensive living space is arranged over three floors providing generous space for larger families and entertaining. Of note are the elegant drawing room and dining rooms which are bright and airy, with impressive ceiling cornicing and lovely open fireplaces. The sitting room is cosy and inviting with its impressive inglenook fireplace and a walk in drinks store, creating a delightful spot to relax. The property includes the original ''cheese room' from bygone times which is now used as a family/play room. Above are six double bedrooms, three with en suites and a well appointed family bathroom. The landscaped gardens surrounding the property amount to approaching an acre in all. At the front the park like grounds are laid to lawn with some majestic trees and a gravel carriage driveway culminating by the outbuildings. At the rear, there are delightful mature walled gardens. The property benefits from a variety of useful outbuildings. These include former stables with gardeners WC, extensive garaging with attached garden store and a workshop, all with power and light in situ. Either one of the buildings offers potential for alternative uses or conversion (subject to planning), especially the generously proportioned garage block. FEATURES - Entrance hall with solid oak flooring and primary staircase - Elegant drawing room with marble fireplace - Inviting sitting room with impressive inglenook fireplace - Impressive dining room with carved timber fireplace - Snug/family room with French doors to garden - Office with fitted cabinets and bookshelves - Kitchen/breakfast room fitted to a high specification - Utility room, cloakroom and inner lobby with fitted storage - Galleried landing affording spectacular views - Master bedroom with contemporary shower room - 5 further bedrooms - one with en suite shower room - Family bathroom (and en suites) all beautifully appointed - Gardens of about an acre including walled garden - Former brick built stable with gardeners WC - Large garage block, attached garden store and workshop SITUATION In an elevated location, Church House enjoys far reaching views from the front over the Brede Valley to Rye and beyond on a clear day. The property is located in the village of Brede, adjacent to the St Georges church, close to the 15th century Red Lion pub and there are local shops and facilities close by. Nearby Rye offers more comprehensive shops, restaurants and cultural events plus Rye Golf Club and Tennis Club. Nearby public footpaths give access to lovely walks over neighbouring countryside. Brede High Woods are on the door-step plus Powdermills Reservoir providing further opportunities for rambling and family recreation. Schools in the area cater for children of all ages in both the state and private sector include Brede Primary School, Northiam Primary School, Vinehall School at Robertsbridge, Battle Abbey School, nearby Claremont Schools, Benenden Girls School, Claverham Community College at Battle, Saint Ronan's at Hawkhurst and Robertsbridge Community College. The A21 gives access to the M25 for Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the M20 to Dover, Folkestone and Ashford International which provide high speed services to London St Pancras in only 37 minutes and to the Continent. Alternatively, Robertsbridge and Battle provide services direct to London main line stations in about 80 minutes or Rye offers a shuttle service to Ashford International in about 20 minutes. A21 5 miles Rye 9 miles Battle 7.5 miles Robertsbridge 9.5 miles (All distances are approximate) DIRECTIONS Travel south on the A28 from Northiam for about 5 miles, passing through Broad Oak to the village of Brede. Go through the village centre, passing Pottery Lane on the right and Stubbs Lane on the left. After a short distance turn right into an unmarked lane just before the open speed limit sign. Go past the church and the property will be found immediately on the right. PROPERTY INFORMATION - Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage. - Local Authority: Rother District Council - Council Tax band (2020/21): G - Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. - Viewings: Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops. Tel: 01580 720000.
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