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Cinder Hill, North Chailey, Lewes, BN8

Guide price £2,500,000


9 Beds 3 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: MSX230159



Cinder Farm, a Grade II listed country house, offers a rare opportunity to own a beautiful family home, set in the heart of the Sussex countryside, offering total privacy and seclusion with a variety of outbuildings, swimming pool, tennis court, stables, gardens and grounds. Coming to the market for the first time in nearly 60 years the original portion is the west-wing which is a 16th century timber-framed building, restored with plaster infilling under a Horsham stone roof and casement windows. The south-eastern wing was added in the late 17th century with a tiled roof and there are two 19th century extensions to the south-west. Modern additions to the east of two storeys and some 17th century panelling. The property now offers a new owner the opportunity to refurbish and modernise throughout all set in circa 68 acres of exquisite farmland with panoramic views to the South Downs. Available under separate negotiation is a bungalow on circa 0.9 of an acre with a planning application APPROVED to create a new 4 bedroom family home. (Lewes Planning Portal LW/23/0312). The property is set in the most spectacular farmland offering far reaching, uninterrupted views of the Sussex countryside. In the west-wing, the original Tudor portion are classic architectural details of exposed oak bressemer beams, large inglenook fireplace, oak woodwork and doors. The later Victorian additions facing south-west offer a variety of formal reception rooms with views through large glass doors and windows looking down the farmland towards the South Downs. On the first floor there are nine bedrooms, three of which are double bedrooms with large windows offering views to the South Downs and two bathrooms. There is a third bathroom on the ground floor. The property offers an incredible opportunity to create a magical family home set in truly the most glorious grounds and farmland in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Total privacy and seclusion with no PUBLIC footpaths or bridleways across the land. Sitting to the north of the plot, Cinder Farm affords some of the most spectacular views across its own terraces and fields to the South Downs. There is a driveway leading to the rear of the property, stables and outbuildings. The mature gardens and grounds surround the house and have been planted and landscaped with herbaceous borders, a south facing terrace and stone wall all facing south. Of particular note are the substantial equestrian facilities including stables, tack rooms, barns and stores, two separate yards, horse walker, fenced and watered paddocks encircling the house and yards all set in over 68 acres of Sussex farmland. Cinder Farm is located in the quiet and beautiful countryside to the north of the South Downs near North Chailey and just 3 minutes' drive away from the lovely village of Newick with a baker, butcher, post office, great pubs and a coffee shop. The old market town of Haywards Heath lies some 8 miles to the northwest and provides an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with an excellent train service to Victoria/London Bridge in circa 42 minutes. The historic county town of Lewes is about 7 miles, with Gatwick Airport being some 22 miles to the northwest. The South Coast and the city of Brighton & Hove is about 14 miles, whilst the A23 lies to the west of Haywards Heath providing fast access to the M23/M25. There is an excellent selection of established preparatory and public schools in the area. These include Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Lewes Old Grammar School, Roedean, Benenden and Brighton College. The stunning surrounding countryside provides a vast range of sporting and recreational activities. Plumpton Racecourse, Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly showground, the South Coast and Brighton are all within easy reach. The local footpaths provide a vast network of stunning walks many leading towards the beautiful South Downs National Park. There are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby including Mid Sussex, Piltdown, Royal Ashdown and the East Sussex National courses, as well as reservoirs for water sports. Local Authority: Lewes District Council