Grangewood House, Battery Hill
Grangewood is an immaculately refurbished Grade II listed country house with stunning, far-reaching views and gardens.
Originally built in 1824 as the vicarage for the village of Fairlight, Grangewood House was added to and extended in 1837 by Henry Harrison, and when Sir James Roberts purchased the property in 1923 he changed its name from The Old Vicarage. It has since had various uses, including a country house hotel, a residential home, and RAF officers’ accommodation during the second World War.
This imposing and classically proportioned six bedroom property is nestled between Hastings and picturesque Rye, set in an outstanding elevated position with truly amazing rural and marine views across the gardens to the north and east towards the North Downs, Rye bay and the White Cliffs of Dover.
This elegant and spacious home has been restored and extended by the current owners, retaining an abundance of period features and character. The property includes high speed internet and network cabling, a new heating system and is finished to an incredibly high quality throughout.
The principal reception rooms are generously proportioned with high ceilings, exposed wooden flooring, large sash windows, period fireplaces, hand painted silk wallpaper and ornate ceiling plasterwork and cornicing.
A luxurious kitchen/breakfast/family room is the true heart of the house. It is extremely light due to a large roof lantern, with several rooms beyond the kitchen including a library and a bedroom suite.
On the lower ground floor there is a cinema room, gym and wine cellar.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and have been redesigned by an RHS Chelsea award-winning designer. The design is a modern interpretation of the Tudor revival styling of the main house, with strong lines softened by sumptuous planting.
The walled garden has been terraced with paths and steps linking the different areas. The upper area includes a central fountain, rose gardens and herbaceous beds, while the lower area has a 12m heated swimming pool, wisteria-covered oak pergola and large terrace and pool house including a kitchen and changing rooms. There is also a large stone terrace around three sides the property, making it the ideal spot to enjoy the garden as well as the views.
Grangewood House is being marketed by Savills for offers in the region of £3.5m.