Guide price £850,000
A charming and most attractive Grade II listed former farmhouse in a truly idyllic rural location surrounded by National Trust farmland within about half a mile of the village centre. Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Family Room. Study. Excellent Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room. Utility Room. Cloakroom. Master Bedroom with en suite Wet Room. 3 Further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Double Garage. Range of useful outbuildings. Attractive Gardens including young orchard extending in all to about 0.85 Acre. DESCRIPTION Old Dudwell Mill is a charming and most attractive Grade II listed farmhouse with brick and tile hung elevations under a hipped clay tiled roof and is understood to date from the 18th Century with earlier origins. Old Dudwell Mill forms part of the National Trust Batemans Estate lying on the River Dudwell plain and is set in a wonderful rural position designated as the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house and gardens are surrounded and overlook farmland including attractive views towards Batemans. The house is offered with the balance of a 99-year National Trust Lease granted in September 2007. We are advised that our clients have spoken to The National Trust to renew the lease for the full 99 years and understand it has been suggested that they wait as legislation is currently being debated on increasing the length of leases to 999 years. The accommodation benefits from many period features and is beautifully presented. We understand the house was extensively refurbished just prior to our client's purchase. They have since carried out further improvements including the recent installation of a bespoke Wren Kitchen. ACCOMMODATION Solid entrance door with glazed insert opens to Entrance Hall with slate tiled floor. Stairs to First Floor. Triple aspect Family Room with attractive square paned leaded light windows including double doors to garden. Open fireplace with wood burning stove on raised quarry tiled hearth. Ceiling beams. Study with lovely outlook over garden. Double aspect Sitting Room with deep built-in cupboard. Inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth. Triple aspect Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room recently refitted by Wren Kitchens with attractive Quartz work surface areas. 4 oven Aga with 5 ring Calor gas hob to one side. Inset Double farmhouse sink with Neff dishwasher to side. Range of fitted units to one wall including cupboards, tall fridge and freezer and twin Neff ovens. Substantial matching Quartz table. Stable style external door. Tiled floor. Cloakroom. Utility Room with plumbing and space for washing machine, meter cupboard, Boiler. Slate tiled floor. First Floor approached by single flight of stairs to Galleried Landing with access to roof space. Bedroom with eaves play area. Access to roof space. Bedroom/Dressing Room with wardrobe/cupboards to one wall. Good double Bedroom with wardrobes/cupboards to one wall. Former inglenook fireplace. En suite Wet Room. Bedroom with double wardrobe. Family Bathroom. OUTSIDE Old Dudwell Mill is approached through an automatic gate and over a gravelled driveway. A parking area provide access to Double Garage block with boarded elevations under a tiled roof. Security lighting. There are a useful range of buildings including large store, garden shed, polytunnel and open store. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and include stream fed pond and young orchard area. In all the gardens extend to about 0.85 Acre Note: The Owners have just commissioned landscaping works to the garden creating a substantial terrace area approached from the kitchen. Included within the design is a raised area that will enclose the house this is due to the house suffering minor flood damage last year for the first time due to a 1 in 20-year event. SITUATION Old Dudwell Mill lies about 0.5 mile to the south of Burwash village with its charming and most attractive High Street and good range of local amenities, including a highly-regarded primary school, general stores, florist, hair & beauty salon, tea shop, two public houses, village hall, playing fields and a medical centre. Wider shopping facilities can be found in Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells. Main line stations at Etchingham or Stonegate both serve London Charing Cross/London Bridge. There are a good number of well-regarded schools in the area in both the private and state sectors. These include primary schools in Burwash, Etchingham and Stonegate. Preparatory schools include Saint Ronans, Vinehall, Marlborough House and Claremont at Bodiam. Senior schools include Benenden School, Battle Abbey, St Leonards Mayfield, Heathfield and Wadhurst Community colleges. Leisure facilities include golf at Dale Hill, The Nevill Rye and East Sussex National. There is sailing, fishing, riding and walking at Bewl Water. A climbing and activity centre in Bedgebury Pinetum. The area is excellent for walking with a network of footpaths locally. Just across the fields is the National Trust property, Batemans, former home to Rudyard Kipling. The A21 provides links to the M25 and thence motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted International Airports as well as the Channel Tunnel Terminus and South Coast Ports. Hastings is approximately 30 mins drive and Camber Sands is approximately 45 mins. DIRECTIONS From the A21 heading south from Tunbridge Wells. On reaching Hurst Green turn right onto A265 to Etchingham. Continue through Etchingham and into the village of Burwash. At the Church and the war memorial turn left into School Hill. Continue down to the bottom of the hill passing the village school and take the first turning on the right. Old Dudwell Mill is the first house on the left-hand side. PROPERTY INFORMATION Tenure: Leasehold. National Trust Lease. Services: Mains Water & Electricity. Oil fired Central Heating. Private Drainage. Local Authority: Rother District Council, Rother Council Tax band: G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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