Hailsham, East Sussex

Offers in excess of £1,250,000

8 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Hailsham, East Sussex

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* Guide Price: £1,250,000 - £1,300,000 * 8 Bedrooms over two floors * 3 Bathrooms * 3 Receptions + Conservatory * 2 Kitchens (one on second floor) * Cellar storage * Excellent room sizes & feature fireplaces * Stunning landscaped gardens, circa 0.48 acres * Carriage driveway * Highly convenient location * Beautifully presented

A striking 18th century Grade II* listed house in the very heart of the town, next to St Mary's Parish Church and formerly the vicarage. This classically proportioned property has red brick elevations with grey headers, all under a slate mansard roof. It offers very significant and beautifully presented accommodation over three floors and comes with stunning landscaped gardens of nearly half an acre. 

THE PROPERTY Hailsham Grange was formerly called The Old Vicarage and was probably built by the Rev.Odiane Hooper who was the vicar from 1753-1769. The building combines the formality of the Queen Anne period and the Dutch influence of William & Mary, with its classical symmetry, graceful lines and impressive accommodation.

The property has been much improved and updated in recent years, including new bathroom suites, but great care has been taken to retain the unique character of the period including several feature fireplaces. The extremely well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over three floors with the entire second floor accessible from the main body of the house or useable as a self-contained flat with private entrance.

The approach, via a lovely sweeping carriage driveway, sets the scene. The part-walled front garden incorporates lovely lawns, stocked borders and low hedges, with pathways to either side leading to the more formal parterre style rear garden which is separated into several distinct zones divided by a mix of pleached hornbeam, hornbeam, clipped yew and low box hedging. There are wide brick and gravel pathways bordered by herbaceous beds, a delightful summer house and a mature yew tree. We are advised that the gardens have previously been open to the public as part of a Royal Horticultural Society tour. 

THE LOCATION Vicarage Road is situated at the southern end of the High Street and is a one-way street. The property is adjacent to St Mary's Parish Church and within a few minutes walk of a variety of shops, two supermarkets (including Waitrose), public houses and restaurants.

Hailsham offers both primary and secondary schools, with Bedes Preparatory School in Eastbourne, Bedes School in Upper Dicker and further colleges in Eastbourne, Brighton and Lewes.

The coast at Eastbourne is within about 8 miles, with the town offering more comprehensive shopping facilities and a variety of sporting, recreational and leisure facilities. The County Town of Lewes is about 16 miles, Brighton (30) and Tunbridge Wells (34). The A22 lies just to the west of the town and provides access to the centre of the county, whilst the A27 to the south and the A271 to the north give good access to most of the coastal towns. The nearest rail station is at Polegate, offering services to London from about 1hour 20 minutes.

Within a few miles there are lovely areas of open countryside including the South Downs National Park and Beachy Head. There are a whole host of places to walk, many equestrian establishments and numerous golf courses in the area. The world famous Glyndebourne Opera House is about 10 miles to the west. 

THE ACCOMMODATION Wide panelled wooden front door with decorative architraves, opens to 

IMPRESSIVE DINING HALL 20' 6" x 14' 1" (6.25m x 4.29m) With two Doric columns separating the original entrance hall from the Dining Area, black & white chequerboard marble floor, two radiators, two sash windows with wooden shutters, marble fireplace surround, alcove cupboard and glass shelving, dado rail. 

INNER HALL Radiator, glazed shelving, lovely staircase rising tom the first floor, door to 

REAR LOBBY Door to garden, quarry tiled floor, door and steps down to 

CELLAR Comprising of three inter-communication storage areas. 

DRAWING ROOM 29' 2" x 14' 11" (8.89m x 4.55m) A delightful double aspect room with marble fireplace and inset iron grate, two sash windows to the front and one to the year, two radiators, dado rail, cupboards and shelves and two fake shells with doors leading to concealed storage areas (one used as a drinks cupboard). Doors to 

CONSERVATORY 12' 11" x 12' 8" (3.94m x 3.86m) Tiled floor, double open doors to the garden. 

FAMILY ROOM 14' 2" x 11' 5" (4.32m x 3.48m) Marble fireplace and hearth with iron grate, radiators. marble floor, door to 

LOBBY Storage cupboard. 

CLOAKROOM Low level wc with wooden seat, wash basin, tiled floor, boot room. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' 11" x 12' 10" (4.24m x 3.91m) 1.75 bowl stainless steel sink, work surface, cupboards and drawers, space and plumbing for dish washer, tall cupboards, recess for fridge, island unit with breakfast bar, rear bay with double opening French doors to the garden, door to 

SIDE HALL Door to garden, radiator, secondary staircase to first floor, double louvred doors to 

UTILITY ROOM Sink. work surface, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, Vaillant central heating boiler, radiator. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Lovely arched window to the half landing, decorative panelling, radiator. 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 9" x 14' 3" (4.5m x 4.34m) Marble fireplace with iron gate, two radiators, two sash windows, door to 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Walk-in shower area with fixed overhead and hand-held sprays, low level wc with concealed cistern and push button flush, radiator, heated towel rail, large mirror, two lights. 

BEDROOM TWO 15' 10" x 14' 9" (4.83m x 4.5m) Rear and side aspects, marble fireplace, radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 15' 4" x 14' 6" (4.67m x 4.42m) Currently used as a study, blocked off fireplace, two sash windows with window seats, alcove cupboards and shelves, dado rail, radiator behind decorative cover. 

INNER LANDING Airing cupboard with hot tank and shelves, dado rail, double wardrobe with sliding doors. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Double ended panelled bath, side mixer taps, oval wash basin in granite top with cupboard under, low level wc, separate shower with hand-held and fixed overhead sprays, radiator, fully tiled walls, two wall lights. 

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 9" x 10' 5" (4.19m x 3.18m) Sash window, alcove cupboard, double aspect, old style radiator. 

SIDE LANDING Secondary stairs up and down 


BEDROOM FIVE/LIVING ROOM 14' 8" x 13' 8" (4.47m x 4.17m) Double aspect, radiator. 

BEDROOM SIX 14' 1" x 12' 8" (4.29m x 3.86m) Front dormer, radiator. 

BEDROOM SEVEN 14' 1" x 11' 9" (4.29m x 3.58m) Front dormer, radiator. 

BEDROOM EIGHT 14' 1" x 10' 10" (4.29m x 3.3m) Front dormer, radiator. 

KITCHEN 11' 2" x 11' 1" (3.4m x 3.38m) Rear aspect, fitted units, sink, cupboards, central heating boiler. 

BATHROOM THREE Bath, wash basin, wc. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached via an impressive sweeping in-out carriage drive. There is a front wall, lawned areas, low yew and box hedging, wooden gates to both sides. 

REAR GARDEN Beautifully set out in a parterre style with several different zones created by pleached hornbeam, hornbeam, clipped yew and box hedging. Wide brick and gravelled pathways, lawned areas, deep herbaceous beds and trees including a mature Yew. At the rear is an area of wild garden behind a hedge. A delightful summerhouse provides a focal point and there is a stone plaque over a water feature. Large terrace, gate to the churchyard and gate to the side mews (see agents notes). 

AGENTS NOTES 1. The vendor of this property also owns the adjacent house which has recently been divided into four one-bedroom flats which are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements at rents of between £595 and £695 pcm. They would give consideration to selling the property, subject to separate negotiation.

2. Whilst the property is being sold with full vacant possession, the entire second floor is currently occupied by a lodger who has indicated a keenness to stay on if a new owner does not need the space and would like the benefit of the income. 

DIRECTIONS Approached from the north, upon entering the High Street turn left into Vicarage Lane which leads into Vicarage Road. Just before the junction with Market Square this property will be found on the right hand side. 

Property Features

  • 8 Bedrooms over two floors
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions + Conservatory
  • 2 Kitchens (one on second floor)
  • Cellar storage
  • Excellent room sizes & feature fireplaces
  • Stunning landscaped gardens, circa 0.48 acres
  • Carriage driveway
  • Highly convenient central location
  • Beautifully presented accommodation



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