Offers in excess of £1,250,000
A rare opportunity to purchase the principal portion of this beautiful Grade II Listed Georgian Manor set in a semi rural location. With views of not only the Sussex Downs but views to the coast as well. Further benefits include walking distance to local amenities and Bishopstone train station, giving direct access to Lewes and Brighton.
Fine and Country are delighted to offer to the market Bishopstone Manor North.
The house comprises the major part of the old manor house that dates from the 1700's which was divided into three in the 1950's. The division was designed by a well known Brighton architect and it is clear as you step inside the property it has held on to its charm and character features throughout.
Approached down a no-through country lane in the heart of the hamlet of Bishopstone, this handsome Grade II listed manor sits in a third of an acre, surrounded by countryside and a view to the sea. It is a rare offering in East Sussex.
Set over four floors this property provides well arranged and light accommodation with generous ceiling heights in all the rooms and a classic Georgian feel.
The ground floor offers an entrance hall set with a downstairs cloakroom and presents the classic dolls house effect of being able to go one of two ways.
To the right is the first reception room. A dual aspect room with solid oak flooring, this room further benefits from a French marble open fireplace and shutters on all the sash windows.
To the left of the hall leads you through to the dining area, a grand room with solid oak flooring and an impressive fireplace. This room provides you both access to upstairs and to the basement, with the beautifully crafted solid oak staircase becoming a striking feature to this room.
To complete the downstairs space, is the open plan kitchen breakfast room. With under-floor heating and bespoke farmhouse kitchen cabinets, this space provides enough room for all your kitchen appliances. The kitchen also benefits from a walk-in larder and access out into the courtyard garden.
The first and second floors provide ample sleeping quarters with five double bedrooms in total and three bathrooms. As you reach the first floor landing the family bathroom can be found after passing the separate shower room to your right. The shower room offers a spacious bespoke walk-in shower. The large family bathroom boasts a beautiful, roll top, Water Monopoly bath. As you make your way down the landing there are two double bedrooms with the master bedroom at the end, all contributing ample light with large sash windows offering stunning views over the flint stone walls, to the church and fields beyond
On the second floor there are two double rooms and a bathroom. One of the rooms is currently used as an office/music room, with the other room making a fantastic guest suite with vaulted ceilings and dual aspect windows, offering a view towards the coast or out over the Sussex downs.
The property over the last fifteen years has been greatly enhanced by the current owners, from underpinning, rewiring, installing a brand new central heating system, and re-tiling and replacing the timbers of the roof. It is clear this house has been well renovated and now offers a new owner the opportunity to put their own stamp on the property.
To the left and front of the house are the grassed lawned areas with shrubs and trees attracting wildlife, birds and insects to enjoy throughout the year.
To the side, out of the kitchen, is a sizeable outbuilding providing ample storage and housing the boiler. Previously there was planning permission to adapt this space to attach it to the main house, which could be reinstated, thereby extending and opening up further living space. There is another smaller outbuilding, formerly the game store, and beyond that an enchanting private courtyard garden - a beautifully quiet space to enjoy the evening sun and excellent for al fresco dining. Further on from the courtyard garden you find another flint stone outbuilding called the Donkey Barn. The Donkey Barn is a very special aspect to the house as it was the village's 'well house' and is probably the oldest building in Bishopstone. Now, for modern life, it would make a fantastic studio, annex or garden room.
Bishopstone Manor North is situated within the South Downs National Park in an elevated position on the edge of the picturesque and un-spoilt downland village of Bishopstone, with its ancient parish church. The property benefits from having easy access to the South Downs National Park, which provides many miles of walking and riding country.
The coastal town of Seaford is some 1.75 miles to the south east and provides a good range of shopping and recreational facilities, including an attractive beach and sailing club, together with a mainline train station to London (Victoria about 94 minutes) with links to Lewes and Brighton. The coastal, business and entertainment centres of Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove are approximately 11 and 12 miles respectively, whilst the historic county town of Lewes is about 9.5 miles with an alternative main line train station to London (Victoria about 64 minutes).
From Brighton the A23 provides a direct link onto the M23 linking to the M25 and national motorway network. Bishopstone Manor North is extremely well placed for recreation and leisure pursuits; including golf courses in Seaford, Eastbourne and Brighton. As well as surfing at Tidemills.
The stunning South Downs National Park provides excellent opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. Sailing and water sports are available from Sovereign Harbour Marina in Eastbourne, Brighton Marina and Seaford Sailing Club. Opera and other cultural events can be enjoyed at nearby Glyndebourne and Charleston. There are a variety of excellent private schools in the area including; Roedean, Lancing College, Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton College, Eastbourne College and Bedes.
- Grade II listed Georgian Manor
- Five Double Bedrooms
- Three Bathrooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Two Large Reception Rooms
- Scope to extend with plans drawn up
- Surrounding Countryside and Coastal Views
- Ten Minute Walk to Local Station with Links to Lewes, Brighton and London
- Ample Parking
- Idyllic Tucked Away Location