Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to introduce this exceptional barn conversion with some timbers dating back to 1500's. This detached barn, once owned by airline entrepreneur Freddie Laker, has a magnificent open vaulted ground floor area with space for dining and 2 reception spaces, with cart window and dramatic double imperial staircase leading to a master bedroom suite with large dressing room and ensuite bathroom, with fantastic southerly views over land. To the other side of the staircase is a minstrel gallery and second bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The ground floor byre area has 4 further bedrooms, with study options, a family bathroom and ensuite shower room. There is a fully fitted kitchen and a utility room, as well as downstairs cloakroom. There is further, a detached one bedroom annex, a double garage with hay loft room above and 2 garden summerhouses, one of log cabin design. There is a driveway for 3 cars, an attractive Mediterranean style courtyard and large walled lawned garden and additionally an approximate 2 acre paddock with separate entrance. The property has double glazed windows, mains gas fired heating supplying underfloor heating to the ground floor and provides exceptional character with exposed beams, double staircase, vaulted ceilings and brick fireplace.
Furzgrove Barn is in a most attractive location to the east end of Cinder Hill, which connects from the Five Bells public house at Chailey to Newick. It is a most attractive rural lane of period properties with easy access to superb country walks and with local shops, public houses and parish churches in nearby villages of Chailey and Newick. Cinder Hill is equidistant to Haywards Heath, Uckfield and Lewes, all with mainline Railway Stations having train services to London. Lewes has an historic centre with attractive period buildings including the Norman Castle, excellent range of independent shops, 3 superstores and a cinema. Lewes connects easily to Glyndebourne Opera House and Brighton city centre, with the south coast beyond and to the A/M23 to Gatwick and London.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
SOUTH WING approached from double wooden imperial staircase. Oak latch door to:-
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
16'5 x 16'1 max (including wall). 10'10 vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and recessed spotlighting. Double aspect room with double glazed double oak doors with inbuilt shutters, having superb view over garden to south and fields beyond. 2 Velux windows. Glazed Juliet balcony with feature rope and pulley. Oak fitted wardrobes with 8 mirrored doors and space over, hanging rail and shelves. Dimmer switch. Oak floor with electric underfloor heating.
CENTRAL DRESSING ROOM
16'6 x 12'8. Exposed original ceiling beams and purlins to sloping 14' max vaulted ceiling. High double glazed window with original wall beams. Exposed floorboards. 2 Double wardrobe cupboards with bracketed doors and cupboards over. 2 Sets of fitted double wardrobe cupboards, 1 with mirrored door. Spotlights. Oak framed doorway and latched door.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
10'6 x 8'1. Double shower with glazed panel and double shower tray with tiled walls and mosaic band. Independent ‘drench' shower with hand attachment. White suite of pedestal wash basin and low level w.c. Antique style radiator and heated chrome towel rail. Oak shelf top with lower double glazed window and exposed original ceiling beams with spotlights. Illuminated mirror. Extractor fan. Shaver point.
NORTH WING approached from double imperial staircase.
12'4 x 4'3 with exposed ceiling beams, cross beams and wall beams. Overlooking the central hall with oak balustrade and hand rail. Oak floor.
12'5 x 11'5 with 14'7 ceiling height. Double glazed window to front. Exposed ceiling with cross beams and spotlighting. Oak floor.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
11' x 8'. Glazed cubicle with independent 'drench' shower with hand attachment, jacuzzi jets and seat. Heritage white suite of panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and low level w.c. with wooden seat. Oak shelf top. Extractor fan. Spotlights. Antique style radiator with chrome heated towel rail. Mirrored bathroom cabinet. Exposed ceiling beam. Oak flooring. Oak framed latch door.
Oak entrance door with fitted mat. Slate tile flooring. Cloaks hanging space. Spotlights and light pipe. Secondary hall with exposed ceiling and wall beams. Slate tile flooring. Airing cupboard with Megaflow hot water cylinder and slatted shelves.
Double glazed window. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Low level w.c. and wash hand basin. Slate tile floor. Spotlights. Oak latch door.
11' x 8'6. Double glazed window to front garden. Double wardrobe cupboard with oak doors and hanging rail. Exposed ceiling beams. Recessed spotlighting. Thermostat. Oak flooring.
11'9 x 9'5. Double glazed casement window with oak cill, looking south to courtyard. Double wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail. Exposed large ceiling beams. TV point. Recessed spotlighting. Thermostat for underfloor heating.
11'5 x 13'10. Secondary glazed window looking west to driveway. Exposed ceiling joists. 2 Double wardrobe cupboards. Oak floor. Exposed door arch to:-
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
7'9 x 6'. Double glazed window with oak cill. Glazed cubicle with ‘drench' independent shower and shower tray. Contemporary pedestal wash basin. Low level w.c. Tiled walls. Exposed ceiling beams. Tiled floor.
8'7 x 6'2. Double glazed oak window and cill. High back steel roll-top bath with mixer taps and shower attachment. White suite of Heritage pedestal wash basin and low level w.c. Hatch to insulated roof space. Spotlights. Slate tiled floor. Half tiled walls. Extractor fan.
11'8 x 13'3. Oak framed double glazed window. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Slate tiled floor. Recessed spotlights.
3 Velux roof lights for excellent light. Steps up through oak beams to:-
16'7 x 14'2. Double glazed windows to driveway and 2 Velux windows for excellent light. Exposed ceiling beams and uprights. Double Butler's sink with mixer taps. Granite worktop and grooved worktop, oak cupboards and pan drawers with granite return. Bosch dishwasher under. Corner cupboards with pull out wire trays. Brick chimney alcove with oak bressummer and brick surrounds, housing Aga range cooker with six rings and triple oven. Further granite worktops with fitted cupboards, drawers and pan drawer under and wicker trays. Central island with drop light over, breakfast bar, pan drawers and cupboard. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Exposed ceiling beams and recessed spotlighting.
8 x 8'3. Exposed ceiling beams and recessed spotlights. Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer taps. Oak wall cupboards. Worktop with cupboards under and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble-dryer. Keston gas fired boiler for hot water, radiators and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Extractor fan. Fitted shelves.
MAIN BARN AREA
44'3 x 19' with 23' vaulted ceiling height. Double glazed oak doors from courtyard. Wide Italian floor tiles. Imperial double oak staircase with curved half-round 4 stairs and oak hand rails with original oak balustrade. Full-height cart window to east. DINING AREA with oak ceiling beams and uprights. Fitted bookshelves. Spotlighting. SITTING ROOM AREA with 2 oak double glazed windows to south facing garden. Exposed brick fireplace with cast iron wood-burner and large oak bressummer. Oak ceiling beams. TV point. Oak double glazed doors to:-
17'1 x 16'5. Triple aspect room with oak double glazed window and oak casement double glazed doors to south and west. Further door to courtyard.
11' x 13'7. 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer taps. Worktop with drawers and cupboards under. Zanussi fitted dishwasher. Drawers, cupboards and pan drawers. Oak flooring. Space for table. Exposed ceiling beams. Oak latch door to deep cupboard, 8'8 x 4'7. Oak framed window to south. Extractor fan. Hanging rail. Pre-lagged copper hot water tank.
14'6 x 13'10. Hatch to insulated roof space. Oak flooring. Exposed ceiling beams. Double casement window looking west to courtyard.
8'8 x 8'3. Double casement window looking east to front. Oak flooring. Exposed ceiling beams. Oak framed latch door.
8'5 x 5'10. Shower cubicle with shower tray, Heatstore electric shower and tiled walls. White suite of pedestal wash basin and low level w.c. Extractor fan. Exposed ceiling beam. Recessed spotlight. Oak floor.
2-STOREY GARAGE BUILDING
16'8 x 16'5. Automatic up-and-over door. Fitted shelf. Space for fridge/freezer. External stairs to first floor HAY LOFT/OFFICE ROOM/OCCASIONAL BEDROOM, 17'8 x 11'9 with 2 Velux windows to east. Spotlighting. Exposed beams. Boarded floor.
FRONT & REAR GARDENS
To the front of the property are lawns with trees and shrub borders, surrounding a brick paving area to triple driveway with outside light. The rear garden is approached through double gates with entryphone and a brick feature path, leading past the Annex and courtyard with central Liquid Amber tree and circular bed. Box hedged borders with roses and shrubs. Raised brick seating area for afternoon and evening sun and leading to entrance porch. Outside light. Outside water tap. Brick walled garden. Attractive pond with Yorkstone surround and filter system. Summerhouse (1), 15'8 x 12'6, with double doors sash window and decked verandah. Currently used as workshop with work bench and shelves. Summerhouse (2), 11'5 x 7'9, with double doors and deck verandah. Timber gate to east driveway, providing ample additional parking and an access to the paddock with 5-bar gate to:-
Approximate 2 acre paddock, having fine views and secluded to north and east with tree screen.
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.