A DELIGHTFUL converted period barn set on a gorgeous secluded plot of around 1.25 acres and offering accommodation including four bedrooms, three bathroom facilities, four reception rooms, a conservatory and a self-contained studio, is now for sale through Fine & Country at a guide price of £699,500.
Well presented and individual, the property – which also has planning consent for a sun lounge – is situated in Cross in Hand, a very popular village just to the west of Heathfield. The barn occupies a tucked away location on a private, unadopted and little-known track serving just a handful of homes and reached via Little London Road.
Highly recommended for viewing , this lovely home is thought to have first been converted in the 1960s and has undergone further extensions. Its spacious and extremely versatile layout makes it ideal for a family and perfect, too, for a home/working environment.
From an oak-framed porch with herringbone brickwork and tiled floor is a hall leading into a dining room. This leads through to an impressive lounge with a square opening into a sun room. Both rooms have a door to the garden and together they extend to nearly 29ft by over 14ft.
A useful and extensively fitted study adjoins the lounge, while off the dining room is a conservatory and the kitchen/breakfast room. This beautifully appointed room features attractive units, wooden worksurfaces, a gas hob with extractor above, an integrated fridge and dishwasher, a larder cupboard and space for a table and chairs.
From a wide opening are steps down to a rear lobby/utility area. A family room measuring 22ft 5ins by 11ft 3ins and having exposed beams and access to the loft is off one side, while another door opens into a storm porch. A cloakroom off the hall completes the ground floor layout.
Upstairs are four bedrooms. The over 15ft by more than 11ft double aspect master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a sizeable en suite shower room/fitted dressing room. Bedroom two, which is almost as large as bedroom one, also comes with built-in furniture, while another of the bedrooms forms a second suite with its own fully tiled shower room. A bathroom is also on this level.
The studio is on two floors, to the side and above the detached double garage. It includes a hall, a shower room and an upstairs room well over 18ft by almost 10ft with an outlook over playing fields.
The barn is approached through a carriage driveway to a garden with lawn, paving, gravelled area and parking. To the side is a courtyard garden with extensive crazy paved terrace, raised beds and gated access to the track.
A wrought iron gate within a brick wall opens to the L-shaped park-like rear garden. With its extensive sun terrace, gently sloping lawns, numerous trees and array of shrubs, including laurel and rhododendron, this has hedged boundaries, an apple orchard and vegetable area.
There is also an octagonal summerhouse with tiled floor, a greenhouse, wooden shed and mower store. A secondary vehicle access with parking recess opens to the lane.
Viewing of this excellent home can be arranged by appointment with Fine & Country at Uckfield on 01825 767575.