Hammonds Green, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22
£2,250,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
Hailwell House is a substantial country home that lies in a superb rural position just under a mile from the pretty village of Framfield and 1.3 miles from Uckfield with its excellent facilities including main line train to London. Approached by a long sweeping driveway you are greeted by a very attractive Victorian property with mellow red brick lower elevations and tile hung upper elevations under a mainly pitched tile roof.

The current owners have completely overhauled the property with a sympathetic yet modern refurbishment which now offers a splendid family home with a plethora of living and entertaining space spanning to over 4700 sq ft. The full extent and harmony of the layout of the house can be seen on the accompanying floorplans. An internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the size and splendour of the property which still offers plenty of scope for new owners to make their mark whilst benefiting from the extensive foundation already created. This is particularly evident outside with the scope the beautiful grounds afford for entertainment and living.

On entering the property you are greeted by a sizeable entrance hall with principle receptions leading off and stairs to the first floor. Important to note is that all of the reception rooms lead into each other creating a lovely flow through the downstairs making this ideal for entertaining, particularly so with the dining room and drawing room being next to each other. It is important to note the high ceilings and generous proportions of the rooms throughout the house. The drawing room is an elegant room with an open fireplace and stunning floor to ceiling windows with one that in turn opens fully creating access into the garden with steps down. The dining room is equally impressive with French doors to the terrace and garden beyond. The snug room is very light and welcoming with a log burning stove and French doors to the terrace. The snug leads through to the unique open-plan living space which occupies the heart of the house and encompasses the large split-level kitchen with ample living and eating areas so necessary for modern family living. The striking bespoke kitchen provides ample storage room and preparation areas along with a breakfast bar, Aga and walk-in larder.

There are two downstairs cloakrooms one being formal and the other in the utility area. The utility is divided into two parts one being the clean laundry area and the other for dogs, coats, wellies and all things muddy! The car port and back garden is conveniently accessed from here. There is no shortage of storage in the property and located in the hallway is a very large store cupboard and pantry which is also home to a safe and gun cupboard.

To the first floor there are seven bedrooms and five bathrooms accessed from split landings, each room enjoying spectacular views over the gardens and countryside beyond. The master bedroom suite is situated to enjoy the southerly and easterly views with further far reaching views over the countryside. It has a modern en suite shower room with bath and large walk-through dressing room. The children's wing to the west has a large play room/day room leading to two bedrooms and two bathrooms - the secluded guest wing to the north of the house has then a further three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The bathrooms here will need updating.

Outside

Hailwell House is set in a stunning plot of 6.3 acres. Given its elevated position it enjoys southerly views to the rear over the surrounding countryside and to the east the wonderful views over its garden and grounds.

A large terrace spans the full length of the house and with access from all three main reception rooms this makes for a wonderful convenient area for alfresco entertaining, with the added advantage of being south facing with beautiful garden views.

The grounds are divided into formal gardens and paddocks. The large and very flat formal garden is surrounded by stunning boarders of established perennials and specimen trees. The Pavilion is a wonderful feature and can be converted to a number of uses, STPP - a gym/pool house/study. The footprint of the old tennis court is still in place along with that of a barn which sits next to the stables.

The Coach House: Lying some distance to the north of the main house and situated to one side to the entrance drive, is a substantial detached Coach House which presents brick lower elevations with wood tile hung upper elevations, under a pitched wooden tile roof. Approached via a wrought iron external staircase, is the spacious first floor flat, which provides two bedroom secondary accommodation, which would be ideal for staff, a dependent relative or teenagers. It has been let out for a figure of £1200 pcm. Below the flat is a double garage, a large workshop and a store room offering further development potential.

To note: There is a RHI 20 year scheme in place until 2034 for the Froling P4 Pellet boiler. We are informed this provides an income of approximately £5,000 per year.

Agents Note: There is outline planning on Bird In Eye Farm, ref WD/2010/2874/FE

pSituation

Surrounded by rolling countryside, the property is located on the outskirts of the village of Framfield which offers a public house, primary school, village church and recreational ground. Uckfield is a short drive away for a wider range of amenities, including Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, as well as train services to London in just over an hour. There are a number of well-regarded schools in the area, including Little Horsted Primary, Cumnor House and Lewes Priory; further afield are Hurstpierpoint, Brighton and Eastbourne Colleges. In addition, there is easy access to both the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty and the South Downs National Park for wonderful country walks and other outdoor pursuits.

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