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Beestons Farm, Vines Cross, Heathfield, TN21

Guide price £1,595,000

5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: TON210077


  • Stunning converted 3000 sq ft barn
  • Tucked away tranquil rural setting
  • Surrounded by farmland
  • Immaculately presented family accommodation
  • 5 Bedrooms / About 3.5 Acres
  • Permission for further improvements


A rare and beautiful 16th century converted Wealden Barn offering high quality, modern family living in a peaceful rural setting. Excellent Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room. Cloakroom. Utility Room. Playroom/Gym. Wonderful Drawing/Dining Room. Mezzanine Study. Master Bedroom Suite. Guest Suite. 3 Further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Barn Style Double Garage. Attractive Gardens. Paddock with stream In all about 3.5 Acres. DESCRIPTION The Hay Barn is a stunning conversion of a detached 16th Century Barn with classic weatherboarded elevations on stone footings all under a clay tiled roof. The property occupies a tranquil setting beautifully tucked away and surrounded by farmland. The immaculately presented and well arranged family accommodation benefits from underfloor heating throughout and enjoys an attractive outlook over its own gardens and the surrounding unspoilt Countryside. The original conversion is understood to have been carried out approximately 12 years ago and the present owners have made further improvements to the property including obtaining planning permission WD/2019/0423/F to extend the Barn style Garage to provide the potential for Office/Annexe accommodation and the construction of a detached single storey gym building. Agents Note: Although The Hay Barn is not listed it does lie within the curtilage of the Grade II listed Beestons. FEATURES A wide solid oak entrance door opens to Excellent Kitchen/Family/Breakfast Room, open to full height and fully glazed to one side with doors to Rear Garden and Terrace. Good area of worksurface over a range of cupboards and drawers. Flagstone flooring. Inner Hallway gives access to Utility Room, Playroom/Gym and Cloakroom. Stunning Drawing/Dining Room open to full height with original oak frame exposed, glazed doors to Gardens with lovely rural views over the garden and beyond. Flagstone flooring. A single flight of oak stairs leads to Mezzanine Study overlooking the Drawing Room. Off the Study is the Master Bedroom Suite comprising a good double Bedroom, Dressing Area and en suite Bathroom with separate Shower. Off the Drawing Room a further Hall gives access to Guest Bedroom Suite with en suite Shower Room. 3 Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Built in cupboard with Hot water and Ground Source unit. OUTSIDE The Hay Barn is approached initially over a shared driveway also providing access to the Paddock. A five bar gate opens to gravelled Driveway providing Parking and turning and also access to Detached Barn style Double Garage with Workshop/Garden Store to one side and boarded attic storage over. The Gardens surround the property and are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and plants. The Rear Garden with Paved Terrace is enclosed by low stone wall with five bar gate allowing access to Orchard and Paddock with stream to one side. The whole extends to about 3.5 Acres. SITUATION The Hay Barn lies to the South East of the small hamlet of Vines Cross on the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Horam offers good day to day shopping facilities and a wide range of shopping facilities including Waitrose can be found in the old market town of Heathfield. The larger towns of Lewes and Tunbridge Wells provide further facilities. Stations for access to London can be found at Stonegate, Buxted and Polegate. There are a range of schools in the State and Private sector including Primary Schools in Cross in Hand and Maynards Green. St Bedes, Skippers Hill Preparatory, St Leonards at Mayfield for girls, Eastbourne College and Heathfield. Leisure facilities include walking, riding and cycling in the surrounding countryside. The coast at Eastbourne. There are also Golf Courses at Horam, Rotherfield, Dale Hill Ticehurst and the East Sussex National at Uckfield. DIRECTIONS From Tunbridge Wells proceed South on the A267. At the Mayfield roundabout take the first exit. Follow the road round to the left and take the first right into Newick Lane and follow the road to the end. At the junction with the A265 turn left and almost immediately fork right onto B2096 Battle Road. Just after the 40 MPH sign turn right and continue past Heathfield College to the end of the road. Turn right and proceed for about 2 miles into Vines Cross. At the Brewers Arms turn left into Foords Lane and continue for about a mile. The drive to The Hay Barn will be found on the right hand side just after the sign for Beestons Farm, and opposite the sign for Rivermead Nursery, turn in and follow the track to the right. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water & electricity. Private Drainage. Ground Source Heat Pump central heating. Local Authority: Wealden District Council Council Tax band: G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.