An idyllic country estate

Lewes property SUS-150206-132618001
Lewes property SUS-150206-132618001

An idyllic small private estate, the Tickerage Mill estate is about 70.6 acres in total and is near the village of Blackboys.

The estate has been split into three lots as follows, although it can be brought as a whole for the guide price of £3,250,000.

Lot 1: Tickerage Mill - £2.3 million

Understood to date from the 17th century with later additions, the property is originally understood to have been an iron mill, and is surrounded by stunning gardens and grounds with many of the principal rooms enjoying a lovely outlook over the picturesque mill pond.

The current owners have sympathetically and stylishly restored the property during their ownership, and this beautiful historic country house provides light, well arranged and interesting accommodation with good ceiling heights for a property of its age.

Features of note include oak floors on the ground floor with underfloor heating, an open fireplace in the dining hall and wood burning stoves in both the drawing room and sitting room.

There is a superb split level vaulted kitchen/breakfast room and family room with a large oriel window overlooking the mill pond.

Immediately to the north west of Lot 2 is an annexe cottage which forms part of Lot 1 and is of timber construction which was formerly stabling and provides a sitting/bedroom, kitchen and shower room.

Lot 2: Tickerage Mill Cottage - £650,000

Tickerage Mill Cottage lies some distance to the north west of Tickerage Mill, and is approached over the main estate drive.

This picturesque period cottage provides well-arranged accommodation over two floors.

Internal features include a wood burning stove in the sitting room and a vaulted principal bedroom with a balcony.

Lying a short distance from the cottage is a substantial former mill building/studio on two levels with storage below immediately adjoining the old mill race.

The upper mill is currently used as an artist’s studio.

Surrounding the cottage is an attractive garden bordered in part by the mill stream, beyond which is a water meadow, and to the western side of the garden is the paddock.

Lot 3: Tickerage Wood - £300,000

Tickerage Wood is an attractive block of mixed woodland which has a mass of bluebells in spring, and is intersected by various rides.