Plumpton East Sussex BN7 Plumpton Lane

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Features at a glance

  • Grade II listed family home
  • Located in a scenic South Downs Village
  • Detached annexe and apartment
  • Exceptional equestrian facilities
  • 11.14 acres
  • Tennis court and swimming pool

A charming Grade II listed family home with detached annexes and exceptional equestrian facilities, set in 11.14 acres in this scenic South Downs village

Rylands is a characterful and considerable 17th-Century Sussex estate set on the southern edge of Plumpton village that offers versatile accommodation and a wealth of original period features, including thick exposed oak beams, leaded windows, wood flooring and feature fireplaces, as well as a one bedroom annexe, a stone barn, a one bedroom apartment adjacent to the excellent equestrian facilities which include 12 stables, tack room, two barns and manège, plus paddocks and gardens.

The charming home with its grand 24 ft. heavily beamed central drawing room with its wide Inglenook fireplace and tiled hearth provides a striking entrance to the house, alongside which is a dual-aspect study with bay window. Further are the dining room and sitting room, both opening to the terrace and grounds, the sitting room has a feature fireplace, rich parquet flooring and an impressive curved walk-in bay window with pretty views. Off the hallway is the ground floor bedroom, bathroom and family room/bedroom 5 with French doors to the garden. Completing the floor is an in-keeping country kitchen with a range of cabinetry, worksurfaces, an AGA range and various deluxe integrated appliances. There is ample space for both formal and informal dining, with utility spaces/a boot room alongside the kitchen.

The first floor is home to a capacious principal bedroom suite with the curved bay and farreaching elevated aspect with an en suite bathroom. A family bathroom serves an additional well-proportioned bedroom with access to a large store room and the secondfloor bedroom making 5 bedrooms in all.

This property has 13 acres of land.


The property sits in a substantial enclosed private plot totalling 11.14 acres, surrounded by a wealth of mature trees and approached via a gravelled driveway and large forecourt, with box hedging beside a pretty front terrace. A paved pathway leads around the main home and to the 1-bedroom annexe and separate studio, with a charming brick-laid rear terrace overlooking a tranquil pond and an attractive lawned garden with a plethora of stocked herbaceous beds, a walled garden, pergolas, roses and an old oak tree. Further out are the generous stone built barn, swimming pool and tennis court. To the left of the driveway but convenient to the main house are several adaptable outbuildings and two timber-built stable blocks, plus a further barn, tack room and utility room being adjacent to 10 further stables with central concrete yard. Above this barn is the one bedroom apartment ideal for a stablehand. Close by are several well fenced paddocks and sand school.


Picturesque Plumpton Green features shops, a garage, doctor’s surgery and a mainline railway providing frequent services to London Victoria. The nearby vibrant and historic county town of Lewes forms part of the South Downs National Park and provides an excellent range of supermarkets, including a Waitrose, plenty of individual shops, restaurants and a variety of recreational facilities. The A27, A23 and M23 provide convenient road links. The coastal, business and entertainment city of Brighton & Hove is some 13 miles distant, offering an even more extensive range of amenities, recreational activities and highly regarded schools.


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