A wonderful 17th Century Grade II listed house, situated in an elevated position with superb views and magnificent landscaped gardens and grounds. About 2.25 acres.
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Believed to date from the 17th Century or possibly earlier, with later additions, Grove Hill House is a wonderful period house, constructed of mellow red brick with grey headers, all under a mainly clay tile roof.
Internally, the house provides bright and well-arranged accommodation with good ceiling heights and has been considerably improved by the current owners. On the ground floor, there is a large welcoming reception hall, a well-proportioned drawing room with a magnificent inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, a double aspect dining room with polished wood floor and an open fireplace flanked by a range of display cupboards, a cosy sitting room, again with an open fireplace, a generous conservatory with a marble floor and a superb farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a Travertine floor with underfloor heating and is fitted with an extensive range of French Grey painted Smallbone units with granite work surfaces with an integrated two drawer Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, an integrated fridge and a Britannia two-oven range with a six plate hob over. There is also a dresser unit with extensive book shelving and a walk-in larder. In addition, there is a utility room, boot room and two cloakrooms. The ground floor accommodation is ideally arranged for entertaining.
The first floor is approached via two staircases and provides a particularly generous principal suite comprising bedroom, dressing room/study and bathroom. In addition, on the first floor there is a guest suite with an ensuite shower room, a further suite comprising bedroom and cloakroom, a further bedroom and a well-appointed family bathroom. The second floor provides a large landing, two double bedrooms, a shower room and a sitting room. All of the bathrooms/shower rooms are considered to be well-appointed and are fitted with white suites.
This property has 2.25 acres of land.
Grove Hill House is approached via an electrically operated wooden five-bar gate, from which the private gravel drive leads to the front of the house, where there is a wide parking area, bound by banks of mature rhododendrons. The driveway continues past the house to the brick and tile garage and workshop. Adjacent to the south eastern side of the house is a superb York stone terrace, beyond which is the heated swimming pool which is set into a sandstone surround and has an electrically operated cover.
The gardens have been attractively landscaped with gravel and brick paths, numerous well-stocked herbaceous borders, clipped box hedges, a kitchen garden and there are a number of magnificent mature oak and beech trees. The gardens slope gently away from the house to a picturesque pond and the all-weather tennis court. Located opposite the house is a separate parcel of land which is mainly down to grass and is bordered by some magnificent mature trees including oaks and a superb sequoia tree.
From the house, gardens and grounds there are some splendid views over the surrounding countryside.
In all about 2.25 acres.
Grove Hill House lies in a superb rural elevated position. The village of Horam lies some 2.5 miles to the north and provides a range of shops and amenities for everyday needs. The old market towns of Hailsham and Heathfield are about 3.5 miles and 6 miles respectively. The coastal, business and entertainment centre of Eastbourne is some 11 miles, whilst Battle is a similar distance and the historic county town of Lewes is some 14 miles to the west. Polegate mainline station is about 7.5 miles and provides a service to London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford International, and there is also a mainline train service to Charing Cross/Cannon Street from Stonegate station, which is about 12 miles from the property.
From the Boship Farm Roundabout (junction of the A22, A271 and A267), travel north on the A267 for approximately 0.5 mile, before turning right signposted Hellingly and Horsebridge. Having turned in to this road, turn almost immediately left signposted Hellingly. Continue for just over 0.25 mile, and take the second turning on the left marked Mill Lane. Proceed up Mill Lane (with the church on the left) for approximately 0.6 of a mile, and at the T-junction, turn left into Grove Hill signposted Park Wood. Continue along Grove Hill for approximately 1.4 miles, and the driveway marked Grove Hill House will be found on the right (about 0.1 mile after a turning on the left signposted Cowbeech - Cinderford Lane).
Alternatively, from Tunbridge Wells, travel south on the A267, and having left the village of Horam, continue south on the A267 signposted Eastbourne. Having passed the May Garland public house on the right, continue south on the A267 just under 2.5 miles, before turning left into Church Lane, which becomes Vicarage Lane. At the end of Vicarage Lane at the small junction, turn left in to Mill Lane. Proceed along Mill Lane for just under 0.5 mile, and at the T-junction, turn left in to Grove Hill signposted Park Wood. Continue along Grove Hill for approximately 1.4 miles, and the driveway marked Grove Hill House will be found on the right (about 0.1 mile after a turning on the left signposted Cowbeech - Cinderford Lane).Read all
- Considerably improved 17th Century Grade II listed house
- Superb elevated rural position
- Splendid views over the surrounding countryside
- Separate studio/home office with planning consent to create a studio annexe
- Garaging for two cars
- Wide parking area
- All-weather tennis court
- Heated swimming pool
- Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds
- About 2.25 acres
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