Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present this exceptional central property of 3 terraced barn conversions, also improved by the current owners, in a development of 5 barn units with security gate entrance. The property is sensibly upside-down, with 3 bedrooms on the ground floor with 2 shower rooms (1 ensuite), as well as a garden entrance. There is an attractive wooden staircase to the open-plan first floor with 27' (8.23m) vaulted ceiling with a plethora of original beams including from the original Piddinghoe windmill. This floor is open-plan with 4 areas, including a new high quality kitchen, attractive modern flooring, a sitting area, dining area and study/play section. The views are exceptional picturing the sea and South Downs to the south. There is a landscaped south facing garden and 2 car parking areas, a converted garage for study/work office and storage including a mezzanine. The property has oil fired central heating.
Hoddern Farm is approached from the C7 to the west of the village, the farm road leads an exceptional path over the rolling South Downs and leading to the security gate which opens to the original farmhouse and the 5 most attractive barn units, including Windmill Barn a spectacular one of three. There are superb walks throughout with the south coast in sight, including Newhaven and Peacehaven. Lewes is some 5 miles distant with a variety of shopping facilities including 3 superstores, and Lewes Railway Station (London Victoria 65 mins, London Bridge 90 mins & Brighton 20 mins), with the excellent Depot Cinema opposite. Lewes has a most attractive historic core with many period properties, independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
Stable door with coloured leadlight panel and attractive frosted glass side panel. Cloaks hanging space. Terracotta style tiled floor. Antique style radiator. Open vaulted hallway with stunning exposed cross and vertical beams with original brick pads and brackets. Exposed rafters. Spotlights. Airing and utility cupboard with Camray oil fired boiler Oso Megaflow hot water cylinder. Electric fuse box and meter. Utility area with space and plumbing for washing machine and shelf top for tumble-dryer. Step to open hall area with attractive open oak staircase with gallery areas to first floor with oak balustrades, upright, hand rail and 27' (8.23m) vaulted ceiling height. Fitted shelves for display and books. Display alcove. Antique style radiator. Further radiator. Brick stand too attractive upright beam. Recessed spotlighting. Smoke alarm. Terracotta tiled floor. Glazed door to hallway to garden and oak wood floor. Radiator. Glazed door to garden. Recessed spotlighting.
BEDROOM 1 (MAIN)
14'9 x 12' (4.50m x 3.66m). Conservation rooflight to vaulted ceiling section with original exposed rafters and further cross beams. Double glazed oak framed window to courtyard. Oak wood flooring. Brick base to circular upright beam. Recessed spotlighting. Double radiator. Telephone point. Exposed brickwork.
8' x 5'9 (2.44m x 1.75m). Luxury roll-top bath with clawed feet, mixer taps and shower attachment with additional independent thermostatic ‘drench' shower. White suite of wide bowl wash basin with mixer taps and towel rail. Low level w.c. Heated chrome towel rail. Extractor fan. Recessed spotlighting. Attractive floor tiling and retro wall tiling throughout. Shelved bathroom cupboards. Latch door.
12' x 11'5 (3.66m x 3.48m). Oak framed double glazed window with shutters to south facing garden. Oak wood flooring. 4 Sliding door wardrobe cupboard with hanging rails and shelves. Recessed spotlighting. Telephone point. TV point. Double radiator. Latch door.
13'4 x 11' (4.06m x 3.35m). Full-height double glazed oak framed window and second window to south facing garden, both with shutters. Oak wood flooring. Single wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail, shelf and wardrobe alcove. Double radiator. Fitted shelves. Recessed spotlighting. Latch door.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM
7' x 6'2 (2.13m x 1.88m). Walk-in shower with glazed panel and modern independent ‘drench' shower. Contemporary wash basin with mixer taps and drawer under. Low level w.c. with shelf top. Bathroom cabinet. Attractive tiled floor. Tiled walls. Recessed spotlighting. Extractor fan. Chrome ladder towel rail.
OPEN-PLAN LIVING AREA
28'10 x 27'3 (8.79m x 8.31m). Superb open-plan first floor of living areas in 4 sections. Vaulted barn ceiling and wall beams with ridged windmill beams from Piddinghoe Mill with angular brackets. Exposed rafters and cross beams and wall plate. Cast iron bracket. Oak balustrade and hand rail to ground floor. Kitchen area: new high quality kitchen with Butler's sink with grooved drainer and mixer taps, built into balcony. Barn walls with fitted cupboards under. Fitted Bosch freezer. Smeg dishwasher. Wine fridge. Further cupboards and drawer to return. Fitted Bosch fridge. AEG ceramic 4-ring hob with drawers under. Bosch double oven with cupboards to each side. Extractor fan and wall cupboard. Kitchen and second
seating/play area on split-level. Double radiator. Double eaves cupboard. Galleried landing to ground floor. One step to second tier sitting/dining area. Wide full-height double window to rear south facing garden and extraordinary views to superb sea view. Double glazed window with oak cill and wooden shutters, to south facing garden. 2 Antique style radiators. Cast iron central wood-burner on brick plinth with cast iron flue. Oak wood flooring. Pine ladder stairs to gallery/landing. Contemporary wall lights and ceiling drop lights. TV point.
18'4 x 4' (5.59m x 1.22m). Cast iron wood-burner flue. Oak top to balcony. Superb outlook over the first floor living area with oak beam. Spotlighting.
FRONT COMMUNAL AREA
The development is approached via a long country lane from Piddinghoe to a security gate with key code, and tarmac driveway to a large pebbled courtyard with parking for residents and visitors. Central barn style outbuilding with housing for oil tank and double doors. Bin store. Outside light to Windmill Barn. Front car parking space. Glazed double doors to:-
8'8 x 9' (2.64m x 2.74m), converted to a home office. Sliding doors to storage room, 9' x 9'9 (2.74m x 2.97m) with fluorescent light. Further overhead storage platform. Potential for occasional guest accommodation.
122' x 29' (37.19m x 8.84m). South facing garden with slab and brick patio and feature pond. Brick and flint side walls and rustic pole fencing. Central shallow steps with sleeper and pebbled inserts, and attractive flower and shrub beds. Outside light. Long lawned garden with attractive surrounding fence and bark play area with wood trim. Hedge screen with opening to rear section with excellent view to south coast and to hills surrounding Newhaven. Timber 5-bar gate to rear access. Timber shed 5' x 3'6 (1.52m x 1.07m) and wood store.
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