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A rare opportunity to secure a small COUNTRY ESTATE with circa 24 acres, nestled within the South Downs National Park comprising a late 16th Century Grade II Listed chalk and flint faced MANOR HOUSE, TWO COTTAGES, Outbuildings and Equestrian Facilities. Formal gardens including a walled garden, greenhouse (in need of repair), swimming pool, a superb DETACHED BARN offering potential for conversion to a residential dwelling (subject to planning permission) and a wonderful and unspoilt collection of outbuildings including barns, former dairy, stabling and numerous outbuildings set within a traditional farmstead setting, approximately 24 acres of land including pasture and woodland. Situated 6 miles from the sought after town of Lewes with direct mainline rail service to London in just over an hour and approximately 10 miles from Brighton.
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Deans Farm comprises a main house which offers spacious accommodation over three floors along with two cottages which can be incorporated as accommodation for the main house if required. The properties require updating and modernisation throughout and offer purchasers a unique opportunity to mould the accommodation to their own personal requirements. The property retains character features of the period including exposed beams, stone fireplaces, sash windows and flagstone floors. The main house provides seven reception rooms, a garden room, covered courtyard and kitchen. There are six bedrooms on the first floor along with two bathrooms; the attic offers four further large rooms with dormer windows currently used for storage.
Cottage 1 offers 2 bedrooms, accommodation whilst Cottage 2 offers one reception room, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom whilst Cottage 2 provides 2 reception rooms, a work shop, three bedrooms, a large landing and a bathroom..
The property is accessed over a private driveway which sweeps through brick pillars and branches into the parking area with access to four car garaging for the Manor House the drive then spurs off to the two cottages and a separate access into the farmstead and outbuildings. There is an area of garden to the front of the Manor House known as the mulberry garden with flagstone pathway and paved terrace flanked by lawns and established planting including a mulberry tree. To the rear is a large area of formal garden with stone terraces, steps up to sweeping lawns, access to the swimming pool and former tennis court. There is a flint walled garden to the side of the property with greenhouse now in need of repair.
The Farm yard is approached off the driveway and comprises a variety of buildings including a superb detached flint barn offering potential for conversion to a residential dwelling (subject to planning permission) and a wonderful and unspoilt collection of outbuildings including barns, former dairy, stabling and numerous outbuildings set with a traditional farmstead setting. There is direct access to the paddocks off the farm yard.
Deans Farm is situated on the edge of the historic village of Piddinghoe (Pidding from the fishing community that once occupied the area and Hoe being "bend" in the river). The River Ouse meanders to the east side of the village and numerous scenic walks can be enjoyed within the area. The historic county town of Lewes is approximately six miles distant with direct mainline rail service to London in just over an hour and approximately 10 miles from Brighton whilst the port at Newhaven is approximately two miles distant. The South Downs National Park provides wonderful opportunities for walking and recreation, whilst Ashdown Forest lies to the north and the coastline at the Seven Sisters Country Park lies to the south east.
The internationally renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is about 3 miles to the east. Lewes has some excellent state schools and there are many well respected and established private schools in the area. Schools include Lewes Priory School, Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton College, Roedean, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College and Lancing College. Many of these schools provide mini buses from Lewes. The A27 lies a short distance to the south of Lewes, and provides fast access to the A23/ M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.
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