‘Tardis-like’ property

The Common.
The Common.

Fine & Country - £995,000.

A most unusual split-level property, which could certainly be described as ‘Tardis-like’ and occupies a lovely rural setting within three-quarters of a mile of Buxted railway station, is now for sale through Fine & Country.

This is a home of significant proportions. The 3,540 sq ft, six bedroom accommodation runs, in parts, to three levels.

Now arranged as a roomy four bedroom/three bathroom main house and a generously-sized two bedroom/two bathroom annex, it offers truly exceptional living space for the growing or extended family.

On the market at a guide price of £995,000, the property is delightfully presented and occupies an elevated position in a private no-through lane.

As well as having panoramic views and every room looking to open countryside, it comes with a lovely garden of around 0.7 of an acre, plus a separate paddock of about 0.9 of an acre.

The property is understood to have been owned by the same family since 1935 and undergone many changes.

Records indicate that the original building was substantially demolished and replaced in 1981.

Further extensions have been carried out, together with comprehensive modernisation.

A recent planning application has been approved to give the building an added porch, side hall and cloakroom/wet room, though work has not been carried out.

High standard improvements already undertaken include the refitting of kitchens and bathrooms, the installation of double glazing and the introduction of part under-floor heating.

The main section of the house has a fabulous living room measuring 34ft by 13ft with two openings to a splendid 20ft by almost 13ft triple aspect conservatory. Both rooms have views and tiled flooring throughout.

A door from the main living area leads to an upwards of 18ft by just under 12ft kitchen/breakfast room with cupboards, drawers, a glass fronted dresser unit, plate rack and granite worksurfaces.

There is a peninsular breakfast bar, tiled splashbacks and flooring, an electric range with extractor canopy, an integrated dishwasher and space for other appliances.

Beyond is a double aspect sunroom with excellent views and double doors to an impressive terrace.

Rising from the kitchen area is a short flight of stairs to a 15ft by 12ft family room/snug.

With brick fireplace, multi fuel stove, shelving and oak floor, this opens to an inner hall leading to two of the bedrooms and a family bathroom.

On the first floor the master bedroom suite features a 17ft 9ins by 15ft 9ins double aspect bedroom with balcony and super views.

A door opens to a spacious en suite bathroom and dressing room with free-standing bath, separate shower cubicle and fitted furniture.

The property’s second bedroom measures over 18ft by 11ft 6ins and is currently used as a study. There is an adjacent bathroom.

The annex has a private entrance, but can be accessed from the main house though its hall. There are two large reception rooms – a more than 18ft by 14ft double aspect living room with sliding doors to a triple aspect conservatory and an L- shaped living/dining room extending to around 18ft in each section.

The latter leads to a well proportioned kitchen with units and space for various appliances.

On the annex first floor are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en suite.

Either side of the property are parking areas and the extensive terrace to the rear of the house is on several levels.

The gardens also include gently sloping lawns, shrubs, trees, and a fenced enclosed, two-section pond with attractive tiered beds, decking and small summerhouse.

There is also a large cedar summerhouse with decked seating area, a further outbuilding/store, a wooden aviary and a shed. At the rear of the garden, but accessed separately, is the paddock.

To fully appreciate the scale and quality of the Church Lane property and the wonderful setting, viewing is considered essential. Appointments can be made through Fine & Country on 01825 767575.