Nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5RU

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Staplecross, Nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5RU

Summary

A wonderfully situated small agricultural holding comprising:

  • 3 bedroom AOC bungalow with double garage, set in extensive landscaped gardens
  • Secure steel framed general purpose barns offering about 3,680 sq ft of space
  • About 21.44 acres of permanent pasture.

IN ALL ABOUT 23.36 ACRES

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A wonderfully situated small agricultural holding extending to about 23.36 acres comprising a 3 bedroom AOC bungalow, 2 general purpose agricultural barns and permanent pasture land.


 

SITUATION
Catts Green Farm Bungalow is conveniently situated in a quiet rural location within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by open countryside yet within east access to the main A roads and transport links.  The property is set on the southern periphery of the pretty village of Staplecross which has a country inn, village hall and church.  The picturesque town of Sedlescombe is about 2 miles to the south with its traditional village green surrounded by period houses and cottages, two churches, post office and a well stocked local store, doctors surgery, public house and hotel.  Similarly Robertsbridge village offers a good range of local shops and services and is about 5 miles to the north west.

The ancient Abbey town of Battle is some 5 miles distant offering an excellent range of high street shops and amenities whilst the coast at Hastings is a 10 minute drive south. The larger town of Tunbridge Wells is about 22 miles away with a large shopping centre, numerous restaurants and wide ranging leisure facilities.

For commuting purposes, the nearest Main Line Station is at Robertsbridge with regular services to London (Charing Cross) in just over an hour.

There are a number of well respected state and private schools in the area, including primary schools at Staplecross, Robertsbridge and Sedlescombe, secondary education provided by Vinehall and Robertsbridge Community Colleges.  Local private schools include Claremont on the outskirts of Hastings, Moira House Girls School and Eastbourne College at Eastbourne, Battle Abbey and Claverham Community College at Battle.

There are wide ranging sporting and recreational facilities locally including golf at Battle and Sedlescombe golf clubs, sailing and water-sports at Rye and the Coast, walking and cycling along the 1066 Way and the South Downs.  The area boasts a vibrant history and has a wealth of historical and tourist attractions including the nearby moated Bodium Castle.

DESCRIPTION
A unique opportunity to acquire a wonderfully situated small agricultural holding set in some 23.36 acres with fantastic views across surrounding countryside, comprising a 3 bedroom AOC bungalow with conservatory and garage set in delightful mature landscaped gardens of about 1.3 acres, modern farm buildings and about 21.44 acres of permanent pasture.

ACCOMMODATION
The farm bungalow which is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition was built in the late 1970’s and is of a brick and timber framed construction under a tiled roof. Whilst in need of some updating, the bungalow has been recently decorated with new carpets fitted throughout and offers versatile and comfortable family accommodation with the benefit of double glazing.

Accommodation is arranged over a single floor and briefly comprises:

Front Entrance Door leading into;

Reception Hall and interlinking corridor with Airing Cupboard off and doors off to;

Bathroom comprising a built in bath with mixer taps and detachable shower head, pedestal wash hand basin and wc.

Bedroom 1 double bedroom with single aspect to front.

Bedroom 2 double bedroom with dual aspect and garden views.

Bedroom 3 spacious double bedroom with large open aspect enjoying delightful views over rear gardens.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a range of pine base and wall units with laminate worksurface over, stainless steel sink with drainer, oil fuelled AGA, and rear stable door to gardens.

Living/Dining Room generous triple aspect room with exposed timbers and brickwork with a wonderful outlook over gardens, centred around a wood burning stove set within an inglenook fireplace and with sliding patio doors leading onto terrace and gardens beyond.

Utility Room with plumbing for appliances and doors off to;

Shower Room with cubicle shower, pedestal wash hand basin and wc.

Conservatory with a brick base and of timber and metal frame construction enjoying a southern aspect.

Double Garage with up and over metal sheet roller door.

OUTSIDE
The property is accessed off the north side of the B2089 Broad Oak, Brede road via a private shared tarmacadam access track.  A long tree lined private drive in ownership then leads through the property and into a large concrete parking/yard area adjoining the bungalow and the buildings.  The bungalow is set in delightful mature landscaped gardens extending to about 1.3 acres incorporating a large paved and cobbled terrace skirting the rear and west side of the bungalow having a decorative pergola with column pillars along with a sizeable greenhouse sited on the west side and all enclosed by way of herbaceous borders.  Steps lead down to the substantial mainly lawned garden interspersed with a diverse array of plants, shrubs and mature trees with wonderful ornamental features including a series of interconnecting cascading ponds.

BUILDINGS
To the front of the bungalow is a concrete parking and yard area in which two detached general purpose agricultural barns are situated, the first approx 38.8ft x 31.9ft (12m x 9.7m) and a larger barn adjacent of approx 59.2ft x 40.9ft (18m x 12.4m) set on concrete bases offering expansive secure storage and the benefit of an electricity supply via the bungalow.  Both barns are of  steel portal frame and breeze block construction with fibre cement cladding and corrugated fibre cement roofs with acrylic roof lights and have sliding metal double doors.

LAND
Set in a single block, the land extends to about 21.44 acres of permanent pasture surrounding the bungalow and buildings, sloping gently from its highest point on the northwest boundary down towards the road and bordered by way of a combination of stock proof fencing, mature trees and hedges.  It is subdivided into three separate field parcels divided by traditional hedgerows and stock proof fencing with mains water distributed to each of the fields via steel drinking troughs.  The main vehicular access is via a steel field gate located on the southern border where the access track meets the B2089, whilst a timber pedestrian gate provides immediate access from the bungalow and the barns to the pasture.

SERVICES
Mains water and electricity.  Oil fired central heating and hot water.  Private drainage.

OUTGOINGS
Rother District Council.  Council Tax Band ‘G’.
(£2,430.45 2014/15)

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Rother District Council.  Tel: 01424 787000
Web: www.rother.gov.uk

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
There are 8.36 BPS Entitlements that could be made available as part of the sale.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS
Strictly by confirmed and prior appointment with the Vendor’s sole agent Samuel & Son contactable on Tel: (01435) 864020.  Email: info@samuelandson.co.uk

DIRECTIONS
From Heathfield head east out of town on the A265.  Continue straight over the traffic lights at the top of Mutton Hall Hill before taking the first right hand turn onto the B2096 Battle Road.  Proceed eastwards for about 9.5 miles and on reaching Netherfield turn left onto Netherfield Road.  After just under a mile bear left onto Eatenden Lane.  Continue for about 2 miles and on reaching the junction with the A2100/London Road, turn left.  Stay on the London Road for half a mile or so and on reaching the roundabout at Johns Cross, take the second exit onto the A21/Vinehall Road.   After about a mile, turn left onto the B2089.  Stay on this road and after approximately 2 miles the entrance to the property will be seen on the left.

 

 

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