For those seeking a wonderful family home offering character, space and tranquillity, away from the bustle of the modern world, this fabulous converted oast could be the perfect place.
Now for sale through Fine & Country at a guide price of £1,299,950, the seven bedroom/four bathroom/three reception room residence occupies a rural idyll down a long country track a couple of miles outside the village of Dallington, which is just a short drive from the town of Heathfield.
The oast is one of just six properties in an enclave that few know exists. Reached through natural woodland and bluebell woods, this hidden community has historic connections dating back to the iron industry that dominated the area centuries ago.
Thought to date back to the mid-1800s, the house – set in three-quarters of an acre – has been renovated and much improved by its current owners. By seamlessly blending the building’s rustic charm with modern facilities, they have created a superb and very flexible individual home.
The sizeable main dwelling provides around 3,500 sq ft of accommodation, while in the gardens is a delightful detached studio offering a further 1,022 sq ft of floor space. Ideal for use as a home office, for leisure pursuits or for guests, it would be equally perfect for teenagers, a nanny or independent family members. Within the plot, too, is an attractive outdoor swimming pool and gravelled parking areas for numerous vehicles.
The wisteria and hydrangea-adorned oast offers impressive reception areas and was redecorated almost throughout in 2015. Its bathrooms have all been replaced in recent years and there is oil fired central heating circulating through cast iron radiators. Ceilings beams bring extra character to many rooms.
Entrance to the house is via a hall with stone floor, log-burning stove and exposed brickwork. One of the living areas is formed from the roundel, which is about 17ft across, has four windows and an oak floor.
Guide Price of £1,299.950.
Viewing of this lovely home can be arranged by appointment with Fine & Country on 01825 767575.