Heathfield East Sussex TN21 Little London Road, Cross in Hand

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  • 7
  • Freehold
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  • H Council Band
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Features at a glance

  • Main House
  • Storm porch
  • Reception hall
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room
  • Larder
  • Snug
  • Conservatory
  • 2 Cloakrooms
  • Study
  • Library
  • Billiard room
  • Large Cellar
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms
  • 2 Family bathrooms. Self-contained flat
  • Hallway
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Outside
  • Garden
  • Garage with first floor over
  • Tennis court
  • Greenhouse
  • Garden store
  • approx. 10.61 acres

A handsome 6-bedroom country home with a 2 bedroom self-contained flat, tennis court and 10.61 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, enjoying far reaching views to Beachy Head.

Heatherden is an elegant early Victorian residence built in 1860 offering almost 9,700 sq. ft. of sensitively modernised accommodation retaining the majority of original features include sash windows, generously-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and fine cornicing, a wealth of wooden flooring and original working fireplaces. With only 3 previous owners, this shows testament to the charm of this unique family home.

The accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with beautiful Gothic arches, woodburning stove, stunning parquet flooring and impressive period staircase with stained glass window rising to the first floor. The double aspect drawing room has a superb fireplace and the breathtaking dining room has beautiful oak panelling and three sets of French doors to the verandah. The 40ft. kitchen/breakfast room is undoubtedly the heart of the house with extensive work surfaces and bespoke units, two central islands, an Aga, and separate utility room with a generous walk-in larder. The snug has a delightful open fireplace and glazed double doors inter-connected with the orangery-style conservatory with French doors to the terrace. From the hallway, a corridor takes you to the study and a generous library, which in turn leads to a stunning billiard room with vaulted ceiling. The corridor also provides access to two cloakrooms and there are two deep storage cupboards.

The property benefits from extensive cellarage consisting of 5 rooms providing excellent space for a wine cellars etc, and all having excellent ceiling heights.

The first floor landing includes a cosy sitting area with a fitted window seat that offers a charming view of the garden and beyond. It also features a stained glass window with a Gothic arch design, a walk-in linen cupboard, and access to a secondary staircase.

The principal bedroom is a double-aspect room facing south and west, and includes a marble fireplace and a striking oriel window. The en suite bathroom is equipped with a central bath, twin hand basins set in a vanity unit with cupboards, a wc, a bidet, and a tiled shower cubicle.

There are five more bedrooms, two of which have en suite bath/shower rooms. Additionally, there are two more family bathrooms.

Self Contained Flat This is accessed via a side door and a rear staircase and consists of a hallway. sitting room with twin sash windows, kitchen with fitted units, two good sized bedrooms, one having a wonderful double aspect and a bathroom.

This property has 10.61 acres of land.


Approached via a long 600 yard driveway through woodland and past the Croquet lawn to a sweeping gravelled driveway and forecourt to a detached garage with first floor over, suitable for a variety of uses. The mature garden surrounding the property is laid mainly to lawn with beautiful flowerbeds and features numerous seating areas, an all-weather tennis court with cabin, extensive greenhouse, ornamental pond with fountain, a generous lake, verandah and wraparound gravelled terrace. The gardens have an abundance of rhododendrons providing spring colour and a magnificent Wellingtonia pine. There is also a bog garden with extensive boardwalk.


Cross In Hand village has an historic windmill, independent shopping, a church, village hall, pub, bowls and tennis clubs and a primary school. The market town of Heathfield has a wide range of independent and larger stores and supermarkets, together with pubs, restaurants, a leisure centre, football field and youth centre. Nearby towns including Uckfield and Lewes offer more extensive amenities. The area offers independent schools including including Skippers Hill Manor, Mayfield and Annan.


What3Words: ///swift.major.carpeted This takes you to the end of the long driveway. Proceed through the woodland and take the right fork about half way down taking you to Heatherden.

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