5 bedroom detached house for sale

£2,250,000
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Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Marley Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 See map

GUIDE PRICE: £2,250,000-£2,500,000

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A MAGNIFICENT DETACHED 3,500 SQUARE FOOT FIVE TO SIX BEDROOMED GRADE II LUXURY BARN CONVERSION WITH CIRCA 9 ACRES * SUCCESSFUL 3 UNIT GLAMPING SAFARI STYLE BUSINESS THAT COULD BE FURTHER ENHANCED * FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY TO COMMERCIALIZE AN ESTABLISHED ARTISAN SPARKLING WHITE WINE VINEYARD AND WINERY * ALSO THE CHANCE FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF POTENTIAL PLANNING PERMISSION BEING SOUGHT BY THE CURRENT OWNER FOR THE GRANTING OF A LUXURY BESPOKE BUILDING PLOT FOR AN IMPRESSIVE NET CARBON ZERO TUDOR STYLE OAK FRAMED RESIDENCE WOULD BENEFIT ANY PURCHASER OF THIS SMALL COUNTRY ESTATE * BATTLE MAINLINE STATION WITHIN ONLY A FEW MINUTES WALK AWAY.

BARN SPECIFICATIONS: A RARE NINE AISLE SUSSEX BARN ONCE BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF BATTLE ABBEY. THERE HAS BEEN A BARN ON THE SITE SINCE THE 14TH CENTURY WITH THE CURRENT VERSION DATING FROM 1729 AND CONVERTED IN 1987 TO A HIGH STANDARD * ROOF COMPLETELY RETHATCHED BY THE CURRENT OWNERS IN WATER REED WHICH WILL LAST FOR 40 YEARS * GROUND SOURCE AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS * HIGH LEVEL CEILINGS THROUGHOUT * DOUBLE GLAZED OAK FRAMED WINDOWS THROUGHOUT * FIVE / SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMS * TWO FEATURE INGLENOOK FIREPLACES * CURRENTLY A LUXURY ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM ONE * A LUXURY FAMILY BATHROOM * FURTHER LUXURY FAMILY SHOWER ROOM * POTENTIAL TO INCORPORATE ANOTHER ENSUITE TO BEDROOM TWO AND BEDROOM FIVE * POTENTIAL TO INCORPORATE A LARGE DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM SET OFF THE MAIN RECEPTION HALL * POTENTIAL TO INCORPORATE THE LARGE FORMAL DINING ROOM TO THE ADJOINING KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * LARGE SITTING ROOM * LARGE LOUNGE * UTILITY / BOOT ROOM * IMPRESSIVE OPEN PLAN FIRST FLOOR LANDING WITH AMAZING RURAL VIEWS * DETACHED STORAGE STABLE AND WINERY BUILDINGS * GERNEROUS SIZED GRAVELLED ISLAND AND CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY PROVIDING PARKING FOR A NUMBER OF CARS WITH GLAMPING CAR PARK FURTHER BEYOND *

• DETACHED 3,500 SQUARE FOOT LUXURY GRADE II LISTED BARN CONVERSION

• SET IN CIRCA 9 ACRES (TO BE VERIFIED)

• SUCCESSFUL 3 UNIT SAFARI STYLE GLAMPING BUSINESS THAT COULD BE EXTENDED TO HAVE ADDITIONAL UNITS SUBJECT TO PLANNING

• POTENTIAL TO CONVERT SUCCESSFUL ARTISAN SPARKLING WHITE WINE PRODUCTION AND WINERY INTO A FURTHER COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE LOCATED ON THIS SMALL COUNTRY ESTATE

• OUTBUILDINGS USED FOR WINERY AND STORAGE COULD BE CONVERTED BACK TO STABLES OR OTHER USES SUBJECT TO PLANNING

• EXISTING 5 TO 6 BEDROOM BARN CONVERSION CONVERTED IN 1987 HAS BEEN RE-THATCHED AND IS OFFERED FOR SALE IN GOOD DECORATIVE ORDER

• BARNS GENEROUS ACCOMMODATION COULD BE ENHANCED WITH THE INCORPORATION OF A LARGE DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM, EXPANDING THE KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM INTO THE FORMAL DINING ROOM, AS WELL AS A FURTHER ENSUITE TO BEDROOM ONE AND BEDROOM FIVE

• BEAUTIFUL RURAL VIEWS

• GROUND SOURCE AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

• POTENTIAL FOR PLANNING BEING GRANTED FOR A LUXURY BESPOKE BUILDING PLOT

DESCRIPTION: An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a very imposing and well maintained substantial sized detached 3,500 square foot grade II listed five to six bedroomed barn conversion set within its own grounds of approximately 9 acres (to be verified) and benefitting from not only wonderful rural views over the adjoining countryside, but also a successful 3 unit safari styled glamping business that could be further extended to have additional units subject to planning, in addition to a established and productive Artisan Sparkling Wine Vineyard and winery which could possibly be enhanced also into a commercial enterprise operating from this wonderful small country estate.

The very attractive grade II listed main barn residence which has just had its roof re thatched was only converted in 1987, the property benefits considerably from oak framed double-glazed windows. Furthermore, the current owners have also been ahead of the energy efficiency curve by already incorporating both ground source and air source heat pumps to provide the heating for this magnificent Sussex Barn conversion.

As a result of the existing accommodation being so generous, we are of the opinion that this provides a good opportunity to add in further property accommodation enhancements, such as a downstairs cloakroom set off the large main reception hall, knocking through from the formal dining room side wall to further enlarge the existing kitchen / breakfast room, as well as incorporating additional ensuites to bedroom two and off bedroom five into the mezzanine bedroom six.

LOCATION: Situated in a beautiful and highly sought after semi-rural position set within its own grounds of approximately 9 acres (to be verified) and considered perfectly positioned for a London commuter, as the Battle mainline station is about a mile away.

Battle town provides excellent local shopping and leisure facilities, as well as Battle Great Wood being accessed directly from the top field of the estate.

There are a number of golf courses nearby and for horse enthusiasts, there are many bridleways to choose to access directly from the estate.

Depending upon educational requirements, there are many reputable teaching institutions to choose from, including Battle Abbey, Claverham, Bede’s, Eastbourne College and Vinehall to name but a few.

ACCOMMODATION: From the elegant classical landscaped circular island driveway, you are able to conveniently alight directly in front of this stunning property’s imposing ecclesiastical style main entrance with its gothic storm porch and large handsome arched gothic styled substantial double wooden doors that open through into the fabulous main front reception hall.

MAIN FRONT RECEPTION HALL: With beautiful refurbished redbrick flooring, attractive high level beamed ceilings, feature period style wall lighting, imposing oak pillar and further oak beams to walls, radiators, further large recessed area with feature beams to walls and ceilings and double-glazed oak framed window with aspect to front entrance area. PLEASE NOTE: This particular large recess that currently forms part of the main reception hall, in our opinion could quite easily lends itself for portioning off into a generous sized downstairs cloakroom.

In addition, from the naturally light reception hall, there are doorways leading off to a formal dining room, a sitting room and the south facing kitchen / breakfast room. There are also two beautiful feature leaded light ecclesiastical internal windows with aspect to the kitchen / breakfast room.

DINING ROOM: Approached from the main reception hall A naturally light room with a large full height and wide double glazed oak framed feature window with aspect over the side gardens and grounds, high level beamed ceilings and further beamed walls, refurbished red brick floor, radiator, feature period style wall lights. PLEASE NOTE: The right-hand side of this formal dining room adjoins the kitchen / breakfast room, and it could well be suited, depending upon open plan enthusiast to take down this internal wall to create an even larger and fabulous substantial sized kitchen / breakfast room and dining room.

LOUNGE: Approached from the main hall via an attractive period styled oak door with period opening latch system. A large and impressive sized double aspect reception room with a fabulous inglenook fireplace, high level beamed ceilings and walls, wooden floors, elegant oak rustic balustraded staircase to side leading via a mezzanine to the first-floor accommodation. The feature inglenook comprises of a York stone hearth, sandstone sides and back, with a handsome cast iron wood burner fitted and a splendid oak bressummer beam over, radiator, period style wall lights and spotlights to ceiling, oak framed double glazed window with aspect to front garden and entrance, further large feature oak framed double glazed window with stunning views over the rear gardens and beyond over the vineyard and countryside. Oak framed doorway and attractive oak period styled door leading to the adjoining sitting room.

SITTING ROOM: Approached from the lounge and being a naturally light and spacious double aspect additional reception room with high level beamed ceilings, beamed walls and a further large feature inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and sides, as well as a splendid oak bressummer beam over, period style wall and ceiling lights, radiator, wonderful large oak framed double glazed window with aspect over the front gardens and to the winery and storage buildings beyond, additional large oak framed double glazed window with aspect to side garden.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: Approached from the main reception hall via an attractive period styled oak door and comprising of beautiful refurbished red brick floors, high level beamed ceilings, further beamed and brick walls. Presently the existing kitchen breakfast room has the breakfast area to the right with a part rendered and oak beamed section partially separating the main kitchen area and with two feature internal leaded light windows to the reception hall and also twin oak framed double glazed `French doors opening out onto the southerly aspect rear garden sun terraces and enjoying wonderful views beyond over the vineyard and grassland beyond, as well as the adjoining countryside and Battle Great Wood. The main kitchen area comprises of an extensive range of modern wooden Shaker style cupboard and base units with granite worktops over, tiled surrounds, inset 1 ½ sink unit with mixer tap, retractable larder cupboard, space for electric / gas cooking range, space for large American style fridge freezer, display cupboards and further preparation areas, continuation of the red brick flooring, air purifier hood over the cooking range, high level beamed ceiling and further feature beams to walls, double glazed oak framed window with a stunning aspect over the rear landscaped gardens and beyond of the vineyard and the property’s grasslands, as well as Battle Great Wood, part tiled wall and doorway leading to the adjoining utility room. PLEASE NOTE: As previously mentioned from the adjoining dining room dividing wall with this large kitchen area, there appears to be scope to remove the wall to open up the kitchen / breakfast room further into the generous sized formal dining room, which in our opinion, would create and even more impressive and substantial sized open plan kitchen / breakfast room / dining room feature arrangement.

UTILTY ROOM / BOOT ROOM: Approached from the kitchen / breakfast room via an attractive period styled oak door and comprising of part red brick and screed floors, high level beamed ceilings, beamed walls, incorporated shelving and area below for washing machine and dryer, radiator, oak framed double glazed window with aspect over the side gardens and grassland beyond, ceiling lights, boot and coat storage areas, substantial gothic styled oak door leading outside to side sun terrace and garden.

FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Approached from the large feature rustic oak mezzanine and balustraded staircase leading up from the lounge, while at the same time encapsulating the feature large split two level oak framed double glazed windows that enjoy the breath-taking southerly views over the gardens, vineyard and grasslands beyond, as well as to Battle Great Woods.

LANDING: The first floor open galleried landing with its elegant beamed vaulted ceilings extends primarily towards a stunning southerly facing fabulous specially designed viewing lounge area that has its wonderful views from framed with the upper-level large feature oak framed and double-glazed window that allows the panoramic far reaching rural views to be fully enjoyed and appreciated.

The landing in addition has a northerly recessed section that is presently used as an open walled library area with an oak framed double glazed window having an aspect over the front driveway and part of the property’s front garden. From this location of the main landing, there are split twin hallways leading off to the property’s 5 / 6 double sized bedrooms, as well as a number of shower rooms and bathrooms.

Taking the left westerly hallway with the continuation of the beautiful vaulted beamed ceilings and beamed walls, you are able to access the main bedroom suite, bedroom three and the first family bathroom / shower room.

BEDROOM ONE MAIN SUITE WITH LUXURY ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Approached from the westerly hallway via an attractive period styled oak door. This substantial sized naturally light triple aspect double sized bedroom also enjoys wonderful high level vaulted beamed ceilings and beamed walls, as well as bespoke hand-crafted period styled wardrobe cupboards, radiator, wall lights and three large oak framed double glazed windows that have picturesque aspects of the front and side gardens, in addition to far reaching breath-taking views of the southerly landscaped gardens, vineyards and countryside beyond. Door to luxury ensuite shower room.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM FOR BEDROOM ONE: Approached via an attractive period styled oak door and comprising of a vaulted beamed ceiling, travertine tiled floor and part tiled walls, further beamed walls, feature travertine bowl sink with chrome mixer tap, travertine topped Shaker style wooden vanity unit under, low level W.C., wall mounted chrome heated towel rail and heater, large corner shower with glazed and chrome sides, chromed shower control system with additional power jet washing system.

BEDROOM THREE: A double sized room approached from the westerly hallway through an attractive period styled oak door and benefiting from a high level vaulted beamed ceiling, further feature beamed walls, exposed wooden floors, radiator, large oak framed double glazed window with stunning views over the rear landscaped gardens, vineyard and grasslands beyond, as well as the further rural views of Battle Great Wood.

LUXURY FAMILY BATHROOM: Also approached from the westerly hallway through a period styled oak door and comprising of travertine tiled floors, a large fitted whirlpool bath with chrome mixer tap, travertine tiled sides and surround walls, vaulted beamed ceiling, beamed walls, WC., chrome heated towel rail / radiator, feature oval wash basin with chrome mixer tap and travertine tiled support under, wall mounted mirror cabinet above, spotlights.

EASTERLY HALLWAY FROM THE MAIN FEATURE GALLERIED LANDING: leading to an open plan study area, as well as bedrooms two, four, five / six and 2nd family shower room.

The easterly hallway also has attractive beamed walls, as well as a storage / airing cupboard with an antique stripped pine door front, beyond the hallway widens out to an open plan study area with radiator and continuation of the beamed walls, as well as an oak framed double glazed window with aspect over the front drive, front garden and winery buildings.

BEDROOM TWO: A substantial double sized room with vaulted beamed ceilings, wooden floors, beamed walls, feature large oak framed double glazed windows with aspect over the side gardens and grassland areas beyond. PLEASE NOTE: This large generous sized double bedroom has excellent scope to easily incorporate an ensuite shower room and still leave a large double sized bedroom area.

BEDROOM FOUR: Approached from the easterly hallway through a period styled oak door. This bedroom is also double sized with vaulted beamed ceilings, beamed walls, radiator, period styled wall lights, oak framed double glazed windows with fabulous southerly views over the property’s rear landscaped gardens, vineyard, grassland and adjoining countryside beyond.

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM: Approached from the easterly hallway through a period styled oak door and comprising of a travertine tiled floor, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail / radiator, low level W.C., vaulted beamed ceiling, beamed walls, corner wash basin with chrome mixer tap, travertine tiled surround and wall area, vanity cupboards under, wall mounted mirror cabinet over. Chrome and glazed fronter shower with chrome shower control system and additional power jets.

BEDROOM FIVE WITH A MEZZANINE BEDROOM SIX ABOVE (Which could also lend itself to be a further ensuite shower room / bathroom): Approached from the easterly hallway through an attractive period style oak door. The lower area can currently be used as a double bedroom with wooden floors, beamed ceiling, part beamed walls, part exposed red brick walls, radiator, feature large oak framed double glazed windows with stunning outlook over the rear southerly landscaped gardens and beyond over the vineyard, as well as the property’s additional grassland to the adjoining Battle Great Wood. Open wooden staircase leading up to either a bedroom six, or more sensible potential further convertible room for an ensuite shower room / bathroom. This upper-level room houses a double bed with a vaulted ceiling over eaves storage and presently a galleried and beamed side.

OUTSIDE: This generously proportioned family residence also currently benefits from circa 9 acres (to be verified). It’s attractive landscaped gardens closely encompass this stunningly handsome circa 3,500 square foot Grade II listed barn dating from 1729 that was expertly and tastefully converted in 1987.

FRONT GARDENS AND GROUNDS: There is a classical styled circular gravelled driveway to the front of the property with a central island. Beyond to the right is the main front formal garden laid to lawn with some specimen trees and shrubs.

In front of the gardens are the detached old piggery farm buildings and more recent stables, currently with half being utilized for the Artisan Winery and the other buildings for storage. There is ample scope to extend the winery into some of the extensive storage space.

To the left side of the drive there is the access for the glamping parking and the location of the wooden glamping shop for general supplies.

SIDE GARDENS: These are to both the easterly and westerly sides of the barn and are again mainly arranged as lawn with pathways leading to the rear gardens.

REAR SOUTHERLY GARDENS: Predominantly arranged to lawn away from the main house with a landscaped brick and paved substantial sun terraced area that can be easily accessed from the rear double glazed oak framed French doors. Furthermore, around the terraces are numerous shrubbed areas. Beyond the rear garden there are well maintained grassland areas with one acre carefully set aside and used for the established growing of grapes for the production of Artisan Sparkling Wine with suitable land to extend this to close to 2 acres.

GRASSLAND AREAS: These gently fall away initially down the hill to a brook that has a bridge that leads across to the additional grasslands that have the luxury Safari style 3 unit glamping units including a naturally heated biomass hot tub. Please note that there is a footpath that crosses at the bottom of the hill in front of the brook, although it is apparently rarely used.

SUCCESSFUL SPARKLING WINE VINEYARD AND WINERY:
This property also benefits from having an established highly bespoke private Artisan Sparkling Wine Vineyard, having been planted between 2007 and 2009 with the classic Champagne varieties this has been passionately and painstakingly developed by the current owners, with the added bonus that it has already proven capable of producing up to circa 2,000 bottles of fine quality Sparkling wine annually from using just one acre of the property’s total circa 9 acres. It is possible with perhaps the right guidance and in the correct enthusiastic hands, that this Sparkling White Wine vineyard and Winery, especially considering its production capacity, may have the possibility of being enhanced into a successful commercial Artisan Sparkling Fine Wine business, which could also run along and compliment the property’s existing and highly very successful 3 unit Safari Styled Glamping business that has been running already for approximately 3 years.

SUCCESSFUL SAFARI STYLE 3 UNIT GLAMPING BUSINESS: The current property owners have also immersed themselves over approximately the past 3 years in the creation of a successful three-unit luxury safari style glamping business that is able to produce a healthy income stream that can be enhanced further by increasing the season, or even subject to planning by adding more similar styled glamping units. There are images of some of the glamping units that are on private drainage and have hot showers and fully equipped kitchens with wood burners and barbecues for cooking. The units sleep 4 to 6 people giving a maximum capacity of 14 guests currently.

The fact that Battle Great Wood directly adjoins this property’s land and there are footpaths that can also access the adjoining countryside, makes this Glamping business a very popular location.

PLEASE NOTE: The Glamping business has also been complimented financially with the cross fertilization of the Artisan Sparking White Wine Vineyard and Winery tours.

THE WINERY BUILDINGS: These are converted mainly from the old farm buildings and stables near the front boundaries of the property. All the equipment presently used and required to carry on with the production and storage for the Sparkling White Wine Vineyard and Winery are included in the current guide price.

WINERY TASTING BUILDING: There is also a wooden building with a generous covered veranda area where avid wine enthusiasts after the vineyard and winery walk can taste the various wines produced by the Artisan Winery whilst enjoying the evening summer sunsets. The building has both electricity and water supply installed.

GLAMPING SHOP: There is a wooden building close to where the glampers park their vehicles that is currently used for the purchase of general glamping food supplies. The building has electricity connected to it.

STORAGE BUILDINGS: Beyond the old converted Winery buildings are further old farm buildings where there is a substantial area for storage, as well as the further farm buildings also housing the GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP & AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS which provide efficient energy supplies for the main family Converted Barn residence.

BUILDING PLOT POTENTIAL: Currently, the existing owners have been actively pursuing the possibility of obtaining planning permission for a bespoke single building plot for a luxury net carbon zero oak framed Tudor influence family residence to be located the far side of the easterly boundaries and to be set within roughly an acre plot. If successful or on appeal, the current higher guide price has been designed to include it within the purchase price of the main country house, in addition to the existing successful Glamping business, as well as the beneficial possibility of enhancing the Sparkling Wine production into an additional commercial enterprise.

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Listed: February 23, 2023
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