Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are pleased to market this stunning 16th century property, most recently a former public house, having been magnificently converted into a spacious period family house with top quality antique style fittings and original features. The ground floor has large open spaces with original beams and open brick fireplace with wood-burner, in all being 75ft depth. The kitchen, which looks onto the cottage garden, has superb old style fittings with a modern twist and exceptional views. There are four double bedrooms including a master bedroom with mezzanine sleeping area, dressing room and ensuite shower and, in addition, a loft room to the second floor. There is also a high quality copper feature family bath/shower room and oil fired central heating. The property requires Building Regulations for full residential use and has ample car parking with gardens to all sides, of approximately one acre.
The Old Ship is laid back from the Uckfield Road with a large half-circular drive and is approximately three miles equidistant between Uckfield, with it`s mainline Railway Station through Tunbridge Wells to London, shopping centre with free parking and bordering onto the attractive Ashdown Forest, and Lewes with it`s historic centre with individual shops, antique centres, public houses, cafes and restaurants, as well as the superb new Depot Cinema. Lewes Railway Station connects to London Victoria (65 mins) and London Bridge (90 mins). The Old Ship borders Isfield with a farm shop, cricket ground, steam railway and excellent public house, The Laughing Fish. There are excellent country walks and Glyndebourne is close by via Ringmer.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
18`2 x 8`10 (5.54m) with 5`9 (1.75m) height. South facing casement window. Telephone point. Wide period floorboards. Eaves cupboard. Recessed spotlights. Staircase to first floor landing with wood panelling. Timber balustrade and hand rail.
10` x 7`3 (3.05m x 2.21m). Recessed spotlights. Door to:-
11`2 x 7`9 (3.40m x 2.36m). Steel joist. Hatch to mezzanine . TV aerial.
Exposed wooden floorboards. Antique style radiator. 4 Double eaves cupboards with wood panelling. 2 Velux roof lights. Exposed pine balustrades and hand rail. Recessed spotlights. Door to:-
MASTER BEDROOM 1 with MEZZANINE
19`6 x 15` (5.94m x 4.57m) extending to 22`2 (6.76m). Feature room with stairs to mezzanine. Casement window to easterly aspect. Exposed brick north wall. Period wide wall panelling. 2 Exposed wall beams. Wide oak floorboards. Brick fireplace. Exposed period ceiling joists. Exposed wooden uprights. Opening to staircase area.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
7`3 x 6`4 (2.21m x 1.93m). Casement window. Modern glazed shower area with mosaic tiled walls, overhead ‘drench` shower and hand shower and shower tray. Antique radiator with chrome towel rail. Miniature butler style basin with French taps and tiled splashback. Exposed ceiling beam. Double eaves cupboard. Low level w.c. Brass nautical wall light. Pine latch door.
13` x 4` (3.96m x 1.22m) with shelved recess area. Fitted mirror. Pine fitted shelves.
15`8 x 9`10 (4.78m x 3.00m). Casement window to north garden. Oak steps from main bedroom with hand rail. Exposed floorboards. Upright timbers. Exposed rafters and collars to double sloping roof. Vaulted mezzanine overlooking bedroom. Oak latch door.
15`6 x 13`5 (4.72m x 4.09m). 2 Casement windows to east. 2 Art Deco wall lights. Antique style radiator. Exposed floorboards. Wood panelled wall. TV point.
13`4 x 17`8 (4.06m x 5.39m). Casement window to east. Small lobby with pine door and panelled wall. 3 Brass wall lights. Exposed wooden floorboards. Antique style radiator.
10`3 x 9`5 (3.12m x 2.87m). Double aspect with casement windows to west over fields and to south over the garden. Deep copper bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Copper basin with brass taps and exposed copper pipework. Modern walk-in shower with mosaic tiles, ‘wet` shower floor and copper hand shower with ‘drench` shower overhead. Shelved cupboard. Low level w.c. Recessed spotlights. 2 Brass wall lights. Extractor fan.
Glazed entrance door and leadlight windows. Wood dado panelling. Clay tiled floor.
Huge OPEN-PLAN GROUND FLOOR AREA
75`6 x 23`8 (23.01m x 7.21m). Original public house area into 4 open reception room areas:-
North Sitting Area: 19` x 11`6 (5.79m x 3.51m)
Snug Sitting Area: 15`3 x 14`1 (4.65m x 4.29m). Leadlight window to east. Exposed beams and uprights. Exposed original floorboards. Antique style radiator. Original 2-way open fireplace with 2 glazed doors.
Family Room: 27`3 x 23`8 (8.31m x 7.21m). Leadlight window to east and the garden. Exposed wall beams and arch to dining area. 2 Antique style radiators. 2-Way brick fireplace with wood-burner. Exposed oak floor. Pine latch door to staircase to first floor landing. Drop light. 4 Brass wall lights. Exposed arch to:-
Dining Room: 18` x 17`4 (5.49m x 5.28m) with double aspect having leadlight windows to east and south over the gardens. Antique style radiator. Exposed ceiling beams and uprights open to family room. Fireplace with wood surround. 4 Brass wall lights. Exposed floorboards. Doors to kitchen and utility/cloakroom.
Cloakroom: Inner area with antique wide sink with mixer tap. East facing window. Exposed beam. Separate cloakroom with low level w.c. and window. Limestone slabbed floor. Recessed spotlights. 2nd w.c. area.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 20`9 x 19`1 (6.33m x 5.82m). Triple aspect room with rear views to cottage garden. Limestone slabbed floor. Huge Belfast sink with mixer taps and shelf under. White granite worktops with oak wood unit. Dresser. Worktop with oak cupboards and drawers under. French dresser cupboard with diagonal lights and shelves. Modern pipe strip light. Recessed spotlight. Smoke alarm.
Slate tiled floor. Shelved storage cupboard. Steel top with shelves and double cupboards under. Tall rear cupboard. Wall cupboard.
22`6 x 6`6 (6.86m x 1.98m). 2 Casement windows to west. Double radiator.
REAR HALL AREA
15`6 x 5` (4.72m x 1.52m). Casement window to west over the rear garden. Belfast sink with stainless steel unit and top. Brick floor. Pine door to north sitting area. Door to north garden.
GARAGE/NORTH GARDEN AREA
17` x 7`4 (5.18m x 2.24m) with 2 doors, electric light and power. Solid floor forecourt.
WEST FACING GARDEN
Grass area and rear patio with views to open fields to the rear and shrubs borders. Outside light and water tap. Private south and west fenced garden with paved patio and lawn beyond with superb view to fields. Attractive rope swing on boundary tree. Boxed shrub beds. Timber gate to main garden.
Huge circular driveway for multiple cars, leading to the front porch. North lawned section with gate to:-
Easterly hedge boundary, paved patio with seating and lawned paddock with tree border to south and west. The land amounts to approximately 1 acre in its entirety.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.