Picturesque 16th Century farmhouse

Strutt & Parker £1.4 million

Tickerage Castle is a picturesque Grade II Sussex farmhouse at Blackboys, thought to have origins dating from the 16th century with later additions.

More recently, the present owners have sympathetically renovated and extended the house, using traditional materials and building methods.

The property affords all the comforts of modern living whilst retaining numerous attractive period features, including a magnificent inglenook fireplace with a bread oven in the drawing room and an abundance of wall and ceiling timbers throughout the house.

A particular feature of the house is the spacious kitchen/dining room which has a terracotta floor with underfloor heating and a large bay window overlooking the garden and paddocks, together with glazed double doors giving access to a circular south facing paved sitting area.

The kitchen is fitted with a generous range of bespoke units, a centre island and a Falcon gas range cooker.

The house is beautifully presented and provides well-arranged accommodation over three floors. Many of the rooms have a double aspect and there are delightful views over the gardens and grounds from most of the principal rooms.

Tickerage Castle is approached from the country lane via electrically operated double gates giving access to the gravel driveway which leads to the house.

The driveway continues past the house to the garage and stables.

The annexe above the garage would be suitable for a number of uses, the present owners currently use this accommodation for visiting family and occasional holiday lets.

The swimming pool, situated to the north east side of the property, is set in a paved surround and is partly enclosed by clipped hedging.

To one side is the pool house which has a raised area of decking. There is an area of fruit trees, and a kitchen garden to the rear of the stables.

The land is divided into three paddocks which have separate access from the lane via a 5 bar gate. There is an area of woodland shaw and a stream borders the southern boundary of the property. The gardens and grounds at Tickerage Castle, along with the surrounding unspoilt countryside provide a particularly attractive and idyllic setting for this delightful property.

In all about 9.7 acres.

Tickage Castle lies equidistant between the villages of Framfield and Blackboys, both about a mile, each having a public house and a primary school.

Uckfield, about three miles, provides an extensive range of restaurants, public houses, shops and recreational facilities, together with Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets and also an independent cinema and a mainline railway station to London.

For more information call Strutt & Parker, 201 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2NR on 01273 475 411 or email