A delightful five-bedroom edge of village house, with more than 4,000 sq ft of accommodation, an indoor pool and stunning far reaching views to the South Downs. About 0.85 acre.

Dacre House is a handsome detached period property, with five bedrooms and highly attractive accommodation, on the edge of the village of Windmill Hill. The property, thought to date originally from the 1820s, with later additions, has attractive whitewashed and tile hung elevations outside, together with spacious and comfortable accommodation inside, with a wealth of period character.

On the split-level ground floor there is an entrance hall, a spacious triple aspect drawing room with an open fireplace, sitting room and study. There is also a splendid 27'4" kitchen/dining room with some exposed ceiling timbers and brickwork together with an Aga. There is a walk-in pantry and a useful utility room, while ouble doors from the dining area lead to the conservatory, which overlooks the gardens and the magnificent countryside views.

On the first floor there is a spacious principal bedroom, a guest bedroom with an en suite shower room, a further bedroom, family bathroom and shower room. Arranged over the second floor are two further bedrooms.

The property also benefits from an indoor swimming pool, which adjoins the main house and provides four sets of glazed doors, opening onto the garden.

This property has 0.85 acres of land.


The property is accessed via electric security gates, which lead to a gravel driveway providing access to the house and the garage that provides garaging for three cars, a workshop and a log store. The gardens include a wide paved terrace to the south and west sides of the house, and attractively landscaped lawns beyond. There are also a variety of well-stocked flowerbeds and shrubs. Next to the formal gardens is a paddock area, with the gardens and grounds totalling approximately 0.85 acre.


Dacre House is situated in the village of Windmill Hill, providing stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Windmill Hill provides several amenities, including a post office/general store and a local pub. The larger village of Herstmonceux lies about 0.75 mile to the west, and offers further amenities, including a primary school and a selection of shops and facilities, including a post office/general store and a pharmacy. The coast at Pevensey is about 6 miles to the south, whilst the bustling coastal town of Eastbourne is 10 miles away. The area is well connected by road, with the A259 and A27 providing access towards Lewes and Hastings, and the A26 and A21 providing routes towards London. Mainline rail services to London Charing Cross are available at Battle (1 hour 30 minutes).


From the Boship Farm roundabout on the A22, take the A271 towards Herstmonceaux. Continue along this road, passing through Lower Horsebridge, Upper Horsebridge, Magham Down and Herstmonceux. Having left the village of Herstmonceux (after a distance of just under 0.5 mile), pass a turning on the left signposted Bodle Street and Rushlake Green (Victoria Road). Having passed Victoria Road continue for approximately 200 yards, and the entrance driveway leading to Dacre House will be found on the right.

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Other features

  • Three reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility room & cloakroom
  • Five bedrooms (one ensuite)
  • Bathroom & shower room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Cellar
  • Three garages, workshop & log store
  • Beautiful gardens & grounds - about 0.85 acre

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Ref: LEW180278

Windmill Hill Herstmonceux East Sussex BN27

Guide Price

Ref: LEW180278

Windmill Hill Herstmonceux East Sussex BN27

Guide Price