Beggars Well, Bakers Lane, Nr Heathfield, TN21

For Sale £1,400,000

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A magnificent country home set within 13 acres (approx), on the outskirts of the picturesque East Sussex village of Dallington.

Enjoying a south westerly aspect and fine views from its elevated position overlooking its own unimproved meadow and woodland, the house is believed to date from the late 17th century. It is stone built with Sussex tiling to the first floor elevations and offers a wealth of character including impressive fireplace to dining room, American oak panelled doors and staircase and the original well is located in the rear courtyard.

The house has been extended and improved in recent times to provide spacious accommodation including delightful principal reception room, with access to an attractive walled courtyard garden, dining room with beamed ceilings, separate snug, and master bedroom suite with en suite dressing room and bathroom.

The property is approached via its own private driveway and has attractive formal gardens and private woodland with ancient oak and beech trees; beautiful Willingford stream runs through the meadow and there is access to bridle path from main driveway.

There is ample parking for several vehicles, including a double garage and hardstanding adjacent to the property.

Location and Setting
Set within its own picturesque woodland gardens and grounds of approximately 13 acres on the outskirts of the East Sussex village of Dallington. The property is approached via a private driveway accessed via Baker's Lane.

Dallington is approximately one mile distant where you will find the Post Office Stores and the 14th century Swan Inn public house, and sought after local primary school and village church.

Although rural the property does not feel remote and both Stonegate and Robertsbridge stations are within a short drive, providing mainline rail services to London.

Also nearby is Heathfield, with its high street supermarkets including Waitrose.

Flagstone pathway to:

Covered Porch
Sussex tiled pitched roof. Timber door, with leaded light glazed panel, to:

Reception Hall 7.29m (23'11') x 3.84m (12'7')
(First measurement reduces to 7'1'). Walk-in cloaks storage. Courtesy light. Full height leaded light window to rear.

Snug/Third Reception Room 5.84m (19'2') x 3.63m (11'11')
Fireplace with wood burner. Full height book shelves flanking chimney breast. Points for wall lights. Triple aspect with views to meadow to side and adjacent woodland.

Kitchen 4.32m (14'2') x 2.34m (7'8')
Double bowl single drainer composite sink unit inset into tiled work surfaces which flank three sides. Range of drawer and base units with matching range of wall mounted cupboards over. Electric hob. Eye-level double oven and microwave. Integrated Miele dishwasher. Double aspect with windows to side and rear. Door to:

Rear Lobby 2.67m (8'9') x 1.50m (4'11')
Space for fridge and freezer. Tiled floor. Door for side access. Door to:

Utility Room 3.61m (11'10') x 1.78m (5'10')
Ample appliance spaces with work surface and built-in electrics cupboard. Tiled floor. Double aspect with windows to side and rear.

Dining Room 6.10m (20'0') x 3.35m (11'0')
(First measurement excludes inglenook). Impressive fireplace with wood burning stove. Original beams. Double aspect with windows to front and double doors to front patio. Double doors to:

Principal Reception Room 8.20m (26'11') x 5.56m (18'3')
Step down to main sitting area, the feature of which is the stone fireplace and hearth. Recessed drinks cupboard with courtesy light. Inset ceiling downlighters. Double aspect with windows to front and double doors to courtyard garden. Feature arched windows to rear. Private staircase to master suite.

Staircase, from reception hall, to:

First Floor Galleried Landing
Double glazed window, in timber frame, to front, with views over meadow.

Master Bedroom Suite
Incorporating two bedrooms, including master bedroom which is currently utilised as a gentleman's study, dressing room, en suite bathroom, and Jack and Jill bathroom.

Bedroom 1/Gentleman's Study 5.59m (18'4') x 4.34m (14'3')
A magnificent room with double aspect triple glazed windows to front and side. Integrated study furniture. Twin 'partners' desks. Full height book shelves and wood panelled cupboards. Inset ceiling spot lights. Door to rear staircase leading to main reception room. Door to:

Dressing Room 3.51m (11'6') x 3.00m (9'10')
Range of built-in furniture incorporating dressing table and wardrobes. Window to front. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom
Roll-top bath inset into oak surround. Close coupled WC. Bidet. Sink inset into vanity unit. Heated towel rail. Inset ceiling spotlights. Window to rear.

Bedroom 2 4.04m (13'3') x 4.11m (13'6')
Built-in bedroom furniture. Points for wall lights. Windows to rear. Door to:

Jack and Jill Bathroom
Bathroom suite comprising corner bath, close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin. Double shower cubicle. Two heated towel rails. Laundry shelving to alcove.

Bedroom 3 3.73m (12'3') x 3.05m (10'0')
Full width built-in wardrobes. Window to front.

Bedroom 4/Second Study 3.99m (13'1') x 2.90m (9'6')
Built-in book shelves and cupboards. Points for wall lights. Access to loft space (the main attic spaces are boarded). Double aspect with windows to front and side.

Bedroom 5 3.58m (11'9') x 2.36m (7'9')
Airing cupboard. Eaves storage. Window to rear.

The private driveway leads to ample parking including double garage which is located adjacent to the property along with separate third single garage, currently used as wood shed. The double garage has large attic space, fully boarded for useful storage.

The attractive frontage includes formal gardens including walled courtyard which provides access to attractive glass outbuilding, currently used as a pottery studio, behind which is a potting shed with butler's sink, ideal for hobby room with access to woodland.

To the rear of the property there are extensive storage cupboards to rear passageway and stepped access to woodland glade.

The unimproved meadow is overlooked by the house, with south westerly views with access to private woodlands to all sides and uninterrupted access to Dallington Forest.

  • Magnificent Country Home
  • Circa Late 17th Century
  • Secluded Rural Location
  • Set in 13 Acres (Approx)
  • Elevated Position with Fine Views
  • Sympathetically Extended in Modern Times
  • Wealth of Character
  • Attractive Formal Gardens
  • Private Driveway
  • Well Located for Mainline Stations
Floorplan for Beggars Well, Bakers Lane, Nr Heathfield Floorplan for Beggars Well, Bakers Lane, Nr Heathfield

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