Grade II Listed family home in 1.5 ACRES of mature grounds with stunning VIEWS over the Darwell Reservoir. Versatile accommodation offering 5/6 Bedrooms, oak country style kitchen with an AGA, full of period features. Cellar and a detached 3 Bay Car Barn. Planning for a kitchen extension. Must be seen.
A picture pretty farmhouse style detached home set in around 1.5 acres of gardens with stunning views of the Darwell Reservoir. The property is grade II listed and dates back to the 18th century, having been formed from a pair of farm cottages. The house is full of character with warm oak and mellow brickwork.
Internally there are stunning beams and a super large Inglenook fireplace to the lounge, a four oven Aga in the oak country kitchen, good size study/reception hall and separate dining room. Upstairs, both the master bedroom and guest bedroom have en-suites, while bedrooms three and four share the family bathroom. On the top floor you have a great pair of rooms with one suitable for a study area or TV lounge and then off of that is a good size bedroom.
The property also benefits from planning permission being granted for a kitchen extension (This was renewed in June 2018)
The property is set in around 1.5 acres of lovely gardens with two ponds, various seating areas, a pretty paved terrace and views over to Darwell Reservoir. To the side of the property is the gravel driveway leading to the three bay car barn (one is enclosed for storage with power) and leading to the house is a York stone walkway and secret garden style area. Further to that through a gate is a small piece of young orchard.
Mountfield is situated in the unique and beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a medieval landscape of wooded, rolling hills, studded with standstone outcrops, small, irregular-shaped fields, scattered farmsteads and ancient routeways. It is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, three miles north-west of Battle and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. There are two sites of Special Scientific Interest within the parish. The River Line is a section of river noted for its geological features as it cuts through many layers of the late Jurassic and early Cretanceous periods. Darwell Wood is a broadleaved woodland of biological interest. It has a number of streams flowing through it on the way to Darwell Reservoir. Two miles north-west of the village are the overgrown vestigial remains of Glottenham Castle, a 12th century fortified manor house, surrounded by a moat now mostly dry.
ENTRANCE HALL Solid oak front door leading to the entrance hall which is currently used as a study area. Casement multi paned windows to the front. Doors leading to the lounge and dining room. Fitted coat cupboard. Pine flooring. Doorway to dining room at a height of 5ft 6", doorway to lounge at a height of 5ft 10 1/2".
LOUNGE Multi paned casement window to the front and leaded light French doors to the rear terrace. Inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and open grate. Display shelving fitted to one side with a fitted cupboard underneath. Beamed walls and ceiling. Wall lights. Stripped oak flooring. Ceiling height of 6ft 6 1/2" with the central beam at 6ft 1/2". Door height to inner hall 5ft 8".
INNER HALLWAY Two multi paned casement windows to the rear. Slate tiled floor. Access to the cellar. Stairs leading to the first floor. Inner hall ceiling height is 6ft 8" dropping to 6ft 1" with a single beam at 5ft 4 1/2".
CELLAR Pair of windows to the front. Feature sandstone walls with display niches. Power, lights and sockets. Oil fired boiler and hot water tank with immersion heater. Concrete floor. Ceiling height of 5ft 11".
DINING ROOM Multi paned casement window to the front with display shelving to the sides. Wall lights. Beamed ceiling. Pine wooden flooring. Ceiling height of 6ft 4" with a central beam at 5ft 11". Doorway from inner hall is 5ft 11" with a step down.
CLOAKROOM Leaded light casement window to the side. W.C. Wash hand basin. Part tiled walls. Seagrass floor.. Ceiling height of 6ft 1".
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Multi-paned leaded light casement windows to the side and rear. Oak door leading out to the garden. Oak country style kitchen units with wooden butchers block style worktops. Inset butler sink. Four oven cream coloured Aga cooker and conventional electric oven. Fitted larder cupboard. In June 2018 the property gained renewed planning permission for a kitchen extension. Please ask the sales office for more information. Ceiling height of 6ft 8", with a central beam at 6ft 3". The doorway is 5ft 3 3/4" with a step down into kitchen.
LANDING Casement window to the rear. Door leading to the attic stairs. Carpeted.
MASTER BEDROOM Casement window to the front. Wall lights. Beamed ceiling. Fitted open fronted wardrobes. Wooden flooring. Door to the en-suite shower room. Ceiling height of 6ft 4" with a central beam at 6ft and the doorway at 5ft 2".
ENSUITE Window to the front. Part beamed walls and ceiling. Shower cubicle. W.C. Wash hand basin. wooden flooring. Ceiling height of 6ft 4" and a doorway at 4ft 11".
GUEST BEDROOM Large casement window overlooking the rear garden. Part wood panelled wall with inset feature fireplace with brick hearth. Vaulted ceiling with feature beams. Double cupboard with shelving. Fitted pedestal wash basin to one wall. Arch way leading to en-suite area. Wooden flooring. Ceiling height 7ft 4 1/2" with a doorway at 5ft 8".
ENSUITE Window to the rear. Fitted shower cubicle. W.C. Wooden flooring. Ceiling height 7ft 2" with the doorway at 5ft 2".
BEDROOM 3 Casement window to the front. Part beamed walls and ceiling. Feature brick open style fireplace with display alcove. Wall lights. Wooden flooring. Ceiling height 6ft 2" and doorway 5ft 11 1/2".
BEDROOM 4 Casement window to the front. Beamed ceiling. Wall lights. Wooden flooring. Ceiling height 5ft 11 1/2" with the doorway at 5ft 2 1/2".
BATHROOM Casement window to the rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, W.C. Wash hand basin. Part tiled walls. Wooden flooring.
LANDING Staircase leads up to the landing with access to the open plan playroom and arch through to the attic bedroom.
PLAYROOM Open plan area with eaves access and carpeting. Ceiling height 6ft 1/2".
BEDROOM 5 Pair of windows to the side. Very long room with some reduced head height, part beamed ceiling and wooden flooring. Ceiling height of 6ft 1/2".
FRONT GARDEN With a hedged perimeter on the roadside, York stone pathways lead across the front to either side of the house and are interspersed with areas of lawn and planting.
REAR GARDEN The rear garden has a lovely outlook over the Darwell Reservoir. There is a large paved terrace with York stone pathways leading through the garden around to the parking and car barn and a further area of young orchard. There are two ponds with lots of lawn and mature planting. The overall plot size is around 1.5 acres.
TRIPLE CAR BARN Oak framed car barn has one bay used for storage and the remaining two bays are open fronted. This building could be used for a multitude of uses, including possible conversion, subject to the required permissions being obtained.
DRIVEWAY Large gravelled driveway leads to the walled parking area in front of the car barn and has two separate entrances with York stone pathways leading to the house and gardens.
AGENTS NOTE: June 2018 renewal gained for lapsed planning for Breakfast Room : Please refer to : RR/2018/1071/P
Ceiling heights have been measured by the vendor to the highest point, unless stated otherwise.
- Detached 18th Century Farmhouse in 1.5 acres
- 1.5 acres with views over the Darwell Reservoir
- Planning permission for kitchen extension
- Leafy location with a fibre internet speed up to 330 mbps
- Full of period features, beams, Inglenook
- Country kitchen with AGA, dining room/study
- Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace
- 5/6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
- Cellar and 3 bay car barn
- Lane location with lovely views