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A modern, 6 bedroom house which has been extended and significantly upgraded in recent years to create a superb family home which is conveniently situated close to the centre of the village.
The house offers an excellent balance of accommodation (2,742 sq ft) with spacious and light rooms arranged over three floors, double glazed throughout and ideally suited for modern family living.
On the ground floor three reception rooms, together with a good-size kitchen/breakfast room which has a side door leading to the terrace and gardens and separate utility room. These reception rooms comprise a sizable sitting room with open fire which links to a study and opens directly onto the garden and, a practical, family/living room.
There are four good sized bedrooms on the first floor with a master bedroom suite which includes a walk in wardrobe/dressing room and shower room and a separate large family bathroom.
On the top floor there are two further double bedrooms with dormer windows and a good size shower room together with a study/sitting area on the landing with velux windows which is ideal for older children.
There is parking for a number of cars to the front of the house on a large drive; a side gate gives direct access to the rear garden. The garden provides excellent space for families; there is a good length of lawn with a more formal area of patio with timber arbour over for al fresco dining and entertaining at one end and an ideal play area for younger children at the other end. There is a useful outdoor utility area with lean-to storage shed and further garden shed.
The house is situated within a short walk of the centre of the pretty village of Herstmonceux – a village which until fairly recent times, was known as Gardner Street – and adopted its name from nearby Herstmonceux Castle which was built in the 15th century. It very much remains a thriving village which retains many architectural examples of its medieval past. There are two pubs, a variety of shops, a restaurant, two general stores, post office and a primary school. The beautiful moated Castle which is set in 300 acres of accessible parkland and the Observatory Science Centre (the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory) are just over a mile away. The village is situated on the southern edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Pevensey Levels Nature Reserve stretching to the south and is surrounded by picturesque, open countryside offering numerous walking and cycling opportunities. The coast at Pevensey Bay with its popular beaches is just 7 miles south.
The towns of Battle and Hailsham are within 9 and 5 miles respectively offering a very good variety of shops and supermarkets and with its harbour and extensive retail shopping centres, the coastal resort of Eastbourne is only 12 miles away. There are secondary schools in Hailsham and Battle together with a number of private schools in the area.
The nearest mainline railway stations are: Polegate 7 miles (London Victoria & London Bridge) and Battle 9 miles (Charing Cross & Cannon Street).
Agent’s Note: Some of the agricultural land to the rear of the property has planning consent for residential development. Further details are available upon request from the Agent.
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