4 Bedroom House Under Offer
**AFFORDABLE COUNTRY LIVING** A beautifully proportioned and spacious country residence, enjoying stunning communal grounds in this popular village with superb commuting rail links to London in around an hour.
A charming, unlisted period property forming a significant part of the prominent Barcombe Place, a substantial residence looking out over open fields in this hugely sought-after village in the foothills of the South Downs National Park. Accommodation briefly includes a large drawing room with open fire and views out over the landscaped gardens, a dining room and home office, both with unique arched windows enjoying an aspect of the private courtyard, kitchen diner, four generous double bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one ensuite. Barcombe Place has a wealth of history and is made-up of four houses and two apartments, of which each resident owns a share of the freehold of the whole.
The delightful village of Barcombe provides a general store/post office, primary school and public house. There is a good selection of both state and private schools within easy reach. Cooksbridge mainline station is about 2 miles distance, providing services to London (Victoria 50 minutes).
The historic county town of Lewes is some 4.5 miles, and provides a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with a similar mainline train service to London. The A27 is also within easy reach, providing access to the A23/M23.
Lewes is steeped in history with a thriving cultural scene. Local attractions include an 11th century castle, Harvey & Sons Brewery, Plumpton Racecourse and numerous art galleries and antiques shops. Enjoy the stunning South Downs from Ditchling Beacon, the highest point in East Sussex. Take all the family for a day out at the award winning Drusillas Park. Taking time out, Barcombe is well placed for a multitude of leisure activities, whether it's attending the opera at Glyndebourne or for something more adventurous why not try your hand at gliding at the East Sussex Gliding Club. The Malling Down Nature Reserve offers the perfect retreat for all the family.
Venture along the coast to Brighton which is renowned for its bohemian and dynamic atmosphere. Here you will find a cosmopolitan town featuring; museums and galleries, extensive shopping opportunities from designer names to high street brands, trendy bars and cafes. As well as the town's iconic seafront, it is home to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.
Barcombe Place is approached via an impressive shared sweeping entrance drive which is bordered on one side by a large lawn and on the other by a lovely old brick garden wall. From the entrance drive, a wooden gate leads through a brick wall to Courtyard House's charming private courtyard garden which provides an ideal area for south-facing alfresco dining and entertaining. Climbing the house is a magnificent white wisteria. To one end of the courtyard, there is a small garden store area.
Lying to both the front and rear of the property are the beautiful, park-like communal gardens and grounds with box hedging, orchard and a small woodland area. The heated swimming pool benefits from a pool house with games room and changing room. A garage block it tucked away within the grounds of which the property enjoys a generous double garage.
The property is centrally heated (oil) throughout with mains water, drainage and electricity.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty.
Approximately £7,000 per annum to include buildings insurance, professional gardeners, landscaping, swimming pool maintenance and heating, external roof and elevation repairs and general upkeep. The management company currently operates at a surplus.
Share of freehold of Barcomble Place (run by management company); Leasehold of 949 years of Courtyard House.
Strictly by prior arrangement with the Agents (01476 515329).
Tenure: Please confirm with Mount & Minster whether this property is freehold or leasehold
No EPC available for this property
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