Idyllic semi-rural location

Norton Barn
Norton Barn
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Set within gardens, grounds and paddocks of approximately 2 acres (TBV), Norton Barn is situated in an idyllic, semi-rural position within the exclusive and highly- regarded hamlet of Iford, where properties rarely become available.

In our opinion, this is an outstanding opportunity to acquire an exquisite, fine and beautiful example of a substantial, detached Sussex barn being sold with numerous outbuildings and a stable block comprising six loose boxes totalling approximately 7070 sq ft (TBV).

The main residence boasts an array of architectural features synonymous with these increasingly rarely available Sussex barns.

Of considerable charm and character yet contemporary in style, this impressive five-bedroomed family residence offers truly flexible accommodation of generous proportions.

Offers in the region of £1,950,000 are invited.

Norton Barn is believed to be about 400 years old.

Understood to have originally been converted in 1988-1989, this home was improved and refurbished by the current owners in 2000.

The stunning internal spaces have been sympathetically restored, feature a wealth of exposed beams and vaulted ceilings and are presented to a high specification throughout.

To the front of this barn, a magnificent, glazed frontage frames double front doors, which open into a full-height galleried atrium, from which a grand and imposing, centrally- positioned staircase leads up to the galleried first-floor landing.

This stunning architectural feature can be warmed by underfloor heating in the winter, and double doors to the rear allow for opening this vast space to both the front and rear gardens during the summer months.

The carefully considered configuration of the accommodation to the ground and first floor is such that it is divided into two separate ‘wings’.

To the ground floor south wing is a 30ft luxury kitchen/day/utility room, which provides a superb area for the family or for entertaining purposes, a 20 ft formal dining room and a study.

The modern kitchen incorporates granite work surfaces, space for appliances, underfloor heating and opens to the day room with doors to the gardens.

To the north wing are three bedrooms, two family bathrooms, sauna, jacuzzi and a separate ground floor cloakroom.

The triple-aspect 31ft first- floor, south-facing (TBV) drawing room is a truly charming and welcoming space, warmed by a wood burning stove.

The exposed beams and timbers, set into a vaulted ceiling, offer all that should be expected of a barn of this calibre, while elevated views, which extend over the landscaped gardens towards the local countryside give a reassuring sense of the semi-rural location.

A mezzanine floor provides a functional extension to the drawing room and is currently used as a library.

Completing the accommodation to the first,floor north wing is a 21 ft master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, a 21 ft guest bedroom and a family bathroom.

Externally, the landscaped gardens are predominantly orientated towards a south easterly aspect (TBV).

The front garden is surrounded by flint walls and incorporates topiary hedging, specimen trees and a driveway which provides ample parking.

The stable yard is located to the side with a stable block comprising six loose boxes and a tack room with power, lighting and a water supply.

An additional entrance to the rear of the Barn gives access to the rear garden and stable yard.

Paddocks of approximately 1.7 acres (TBV) lie adjacent to the property.

Iford is situated within close proximity of bridleways and the South Downs, affording what is a premier location, with extensive opportunities to avid riders and walkers.

The rear garden is also, in our opinion, a truly wonderful feature, having been creatively landscaped to include extensive terracing, providing an excellent space for al fresco dining and entertainment with an outlook over the outdoor heated swimming pool.

Of further interest is a 33ft outbuilding of brick and flint construction and a 22ft summerhouse (formerly a barn).

The property is served by oil-fired central heating.

For more details, contact Lewes Estates on 01273 477377