A significant opportunity to acquire a four bedroom detached house with gardens, pasture and woodland in a wonderful elevated position neighbouring the historic National Trust Batemans estate with beautiful unspoilt views over the surrounding High Weald countryside.
Set in the heart of “Kipling Country” within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the property enjoys an elevated position with far reaching views on the edge of the popular village of Burwash, bordering the National Trust property of Batemans on its southern boundary. The area generally is renowned for its beauty and historic associations and has a wealth of walking and riding countryside to explore.
Burwash is a very pretty village with various local stores and services including a general store, butcher, post office and doctors’ surgery as well as several public houses and restaurants. More extensive shopping and banking facilities can be found in Heathfield, about 6 miles west which also has a number of supermarkets including a Waitrose and Sainsbury’s and a community leisure centre. The Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its excellent modern shopping centre and extensive leisure facilities is about 14 miles to the north.
Direct rail routes to London Bridge and Charing Cross are available at Etchingham Station, just over 3 miles away. The A21 connecting to the southcoast and northwards to the national motorway network can be accessed at Hurst Green – about 5 miles to the east.
There is a good selection of schools in the area serving both the state and private sectors inlcuidng primary schools in Burwash, Punnetts Town and Etchingham, Robertsbridge Community College, Mayfield School, Vinehall Prep School and Battle Abbey School.
One of the few properties situated on Bateman’s Lane, neighbouring the Batemans estate which is the former Jacobean home of Rudyard Kipling and now owned by the National Trust. Offered to the market for the first time in twenty years, the property offers a significant opportunity to acquire a residential smallholding comprising of a four bedroom detached home with surrounding gardens and pasture land, incorporating former farm buildings and wooden stables, and areas of semi ancient woodland extending to about 20.3 acres in all.
The house which has been recently refurbished to a very good standard, provides just over 2,000 sq ft of accommodation - arranged over two floors with, four double bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor and two reception rooms, a snug/study, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory/utility room and shower room on the ground floor. The principal rooms all enjoy a fabulous outlook over the gardens, grounds and surrounding countryside with the two reception rooms having open fireplaces.
The dwelling at Overshaw sits within a large lawned garden with a predominantly south easterly aspect with terraces surrounding the house enjoying lovely views over the land. Access to the property is off Bateman’s Lane with a gated entrance opening into a substantial driveway at the front of the house giving access to the integral garage.
There is a separate gated access to the buildings and land from Batemans Lane. The buildings are located to the north of the dwelling and are in dilapidated condition, comprising of two former breeze block farm buildings with corrugated metal roofs and concrete floors together with a small timber stable block.
The land, which has been well maintained by grazing and cropping lies in a single block to the south east side of the house divided into various field parcels enclosed by a combination of hedging, fencing and mature tree screens with a small parcel of semi ancient woodland to the south east corner.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired hot water and central heating. Private drainage.
Wealden District Council.
Council Tax Band: G
Strictly by prior appointment with the Vendor’s Sole Agent, Samuel & Son.