A handsome and beautifully presented detached Neo Georgian country residence set in landscaped gardens and occupying a wonderful rural position adjoining an organic vineyard at the end of a narrow lane with far reaching views across the adjoining farmland.
ROOMS Reception hall, Living room, Open plan kitchen/breakfast room & dining room, Garden room, Study, Utility room, Cloakroom, Landing with balcony, Master bedroom suite with walk in dressing area and en suite shower room, Guest bedroom with en suite shower room, Two further double bedrooms, Family bath/shower room. Fully double glazed. Ground source heat pump. EPC rating D. Detached outbuilding comprising double garage, workshop and studio. Mature garden of about one acre
LOCATION The property occupies one of the loveliest locations in this part of England, adjoining the largest organic vineyard in the UK, set close to the Kent/Sussex border in undulating countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and approached over a narrow country lane. Beckley village has a primary school, Norman church and public house. 3 miles to the north is the larger village of Northiam with everyday shopping facilities, doctor's surgery, optician, veterinary surgery and Great Dixter house and gardens. Further inland is the Wealden town of Tenterden with tree lined high street, independent shops and Leisure Centre. 3 miles to the south is Peasmarsh with Jempsons supermarket. Further south is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. As well as its charm and history, the town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. Rye Arts Festival is held annually. From the town there are train services to Eastbourne and to Ashford, from where there are high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and to the Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam via Eurostar. Further train services are available from Etchingham (14 miles) or Robertsbridge (9 miles) stations with connections for London, Charing Cross and Cannon Street (I hour 16 mins).Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye, Cooden and Hastings, sailing on the south coast and many fine countryside and coastal walks.
DESCRIPTION A detached Neo Georgian residence constructed in 1950 of classical proportions presenting brick elevations set with leaded light effect double glazed windows beneath a pitched tiled roof. The stylish, light and contemporary accommodation is arranged over two levels, as shown on the floor plan.
GROUND FLOOR The property is approached via a portico entrance and front door with stained glass inserts opening into a reception hall with stairs to the first floor and a cloakroom off. The triple aspect living room has a natural brick fireplace with a fitted wood burner and glazed double doors to the garden. The study overlooks the garden and has a brick corner fireplace.
The superbly proportioned open plan kitchen/breakfast room and dining room, which has tall windows overlooking the front and rear gardens, is fitted with an extensive range of cabinets comprising cupboards and drawers beneath granite work surfaces with an inset sink, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, and three built in Bosch ovens and a separate grill. In addition, there is an island unit with a breakfast bar, an inset hob with a filter hood above and a hand washing sink. A wide opening leads to the garden room with double doors out to the terrace.
FIRST FLOOR On the first floor, there is a landing with double doors to a front balcony. The master bedroom suite has a bedroom with three windows providing distant rural views, a walk in fitted dressing room and an en suite shower room with twin basins, close coupled wc and twin enclosed shower. The triple aspect guest bedroom has an en suite shower room with a close coupled wc, wash basin and shower enclosure. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room with a freestanding bath, shower enclosure, twin basins and a close coupled wc.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from the lane via a short stretch of farm track leading to a parking area for multiple cars, which in turns gives access to a detached brick outbuilding in keeping with the main house comprising a 3 bay garage, a workshop and a studio. The gardens are very much a particular feature of the property being set down to sweeping lawns with fruit trees, burgeoning flower beds with cottage plants including lupins, digitalis, peonies and iris, a segmented rose garden, paved pathways with a rose and lavender arbour, a wisteria clad pergola and a sunken paved terrace. To the far end is a kitchen garden with raised beds, a fruit cage and a greenhouse.
Phillips & Stubbs