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Lewes Estates - £845,000

Stanfield House is a delightful, four bedroom detached property of approximately 2,088 sq ft (TBV), situated in this semi-rural hamlet of Whitesmith near Lewes where properties rarely become available.

This substantial residence occupies a plot of around 1.25 of an acre (TBV) to include extensive and beautifully manicured gardens which are an exceptional feature, along with the added benefit of a separate paddock and numerous multi-functional outbuildings.

Understood to date to the early 1900s (TBV) the property has been subsequently updated and extended into a family home and provides well-appointed and generously proportioned accommodation which incorporates the original charm and character one would expect of a property of this standard.

The internal spaces boast an array of features including charming and attractive fireplaces, luxurious bathroom suites and exposed beams and brick walls in part.

Of particular note internally is the welcoming 17ft dual aspect grandiose drawing room which features two bay windows overlooking the paddock and an impressive brick built fireplace and hearth with open grate.

The elegant 18ft dual aspect kitchen/dining room seamlessly incorporates both modern design features such as under floor heating and a white fitted kitchen alongside charming, period accents of exposed beams and exposed brick detailing.

Windows and glazed double doors flood the space with natural light and frame glorious views of the gardens and grounds.

The extensive living accommodation also includes, on the ground floor, 14 ft living room with direct access to the gardens, dual aspect formal dining room, useful utility room and cloakroom.

Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to the first floor landing where the accommodation continues with a family bathroom with an impressive corner bath and his and hers sinks, separate cloakroom, dual aspect master bedroom with en suite shower room and three further bedrooms - two with built in storage.

Externally the meticulously landscaped and lovingly maintained gardens wrap around the property, are predominantly laid to lawn and incorporate a paved terrace ideal for al fresco dining and two ornamental ponds.

The mature and eclectic planting of a variety of plants, shrubs and trees offer seclusion and privacy amidst the property’s idyllic country location.

Within the garden there are various outbuildings including a stable, workshop, garden store, mobile home and a charming brick built lodge which is fully decorated and comes with the added benefit of a working fireplace, power and lighting.

A paddock is located to the front of the property with a field shelter all enclosed by post and rail fencing.

Gated access leads to a private driveway with Victorian-style street lighting and parking for numerous vehicles.

The semi rural location benefits from a variety of sites of natural interest, including popular woodland walks as well as picturesque countryside around the tributaries of the River Cuckmere and Burgh Hill Farm Meadow, which is a Site of Specific Interest within the parish popular with wildlife enthusiasts.

There are four public houses within the parish and Chiddingly lies approx. 1.7 miles distant with its primary school and village church.

Agent’s note: Energy Efficiency Rating E.

For more information contact Lewes Estates, 77 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XN on 01273 477377 or email E: sales@lewesestates.co.uk