Built at the turn of the last century, Buckles is a classic Arts and Crafts country house. Elevated and set back from the lane, the house has large, light reception rooms and enjoys rural views to both the front and the rear of the property and comes complete with an additional cottage in the grounds.
Set in gardens and grounds of 10 acres, the eight-bedroom family home is unlisted with scope for alteration, should a prospective buyer wish to make any changes. The property also boats four principal reception rooms, two studies and a very welcoming reception hall.
A large family kitchen/breakfast room, complete with utilities and pantry, is complemented by extensive cellarage. Upstairs, particularly to the north west, the property’s countryside views are uninterrupted across in-hand pasture and acres of neighbouring woodland.
Adjacent to the house is a courtyard of buildings which include a two-bedroom cottage, attached pottery workshop, store, garaging and gardener’s WC there is also an impressive 60ft Victorian glasshouse and six garden sheds which offer plenty of storage.
The gardens and grounds are particularly notable. As well as semi-formal lawns and beds surrounding the house there is a wonderful kitchen garden lined along one side by potting sheds and greenhouses. There is also a well-screened all-weather tennis court and to the rear of the house, separated by a ha-ha is parkland and woodland extending in all to about 10 acres.
The popular and pretty village of Burwash benefits from a range of excellent local amenities including a general store with post office, butchers, florist, several public houses, playing fields and medical centre. Excellent educational opportunities can be found in the area at both primary and secondary levels, in the private and state sectors, including its own highly regarded primary school with an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report.
The area is superb for cycling and walking with a network of footpaths and the National Trust property Batemans, former home to Rudyard Kipling, is very nearby. Further leisure/sporting facilities include a number of premium quality golf courses and sailing, fishing, riding, walking and mountain bike trails at Bewl Water.
More extensive shopping and leisure amenities can be found in Heathfield and the historic town of Battle. Tunbridge Wells, with its period architecture, excellent shopping centre and extensive retail park is about 13.5 miles away.
With excellent motorway and train links to London from Stonegate and Etchingham, the spacious, light and airy property with spectacular views is in a rural yet commutable position.
Buckles is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £3.5m.