Hunters Farm, Nutley East Sussex
Hunters Farm is an elegant and beautifully presented 18th century country house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Ashdown Forest. The six-bedroom house with two-bedroom cottage, swimming pool and gym is on the outskirts of the village of Nutley. The property is rural, yet not remote, with impressive south-westerly views across its own gardens and grounds.
The main portion of the house has Georgian origins, with the oldest part dating from 1750, and over the years it has been the subject of sympathetic additions and improvements. With cream rendered elevations and white framed casement windows, the beautifully presented accommodation extends to 4,117 sq ft and is arranged over two floors, plus a cellar.
On the ground floor, there is a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, conservatory, kitchen and breakfast room, cloakroom and rear hall. Upstairs in the principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom, five further bedrooms (one of which is en-suite) and two shower rooms.
In addition to the main house is Dairy Cottage, a two-bedroom cottage with kitchen, living room and shower room.
There are a range of outbuildings and stabling, manège, workshop, gym and changing room, office, garaging, storeroom and storage loft. The detached double garage has an adjoining laundry room.
Accessed by a long driveway, the house is surrounded by formal gardens, grounds and partially wooded pasture extending to more than 50 acres. A further 188 acres of forest lying adjacent to the house to the west is available by separate negotiation.
Nutley is a thriving village which is about one and a half miles from the property, with a village shop, two restaurants, church and primary school, while more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are found at Uckfield, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells.
A range of outdoor pursuits are available nearby such as gold, walking and riding, and the area also offers excellent transport links with mainline rail services from Haywards Heath (London Bridge/ Victoria from 42 minutes). The M25 can be accessed via the A23, linking to other motorway networks, with central London 55 miles and Gatwick airport 18 miles.
The area has many highly regarded state and independent schools including Brambletye, Ardingly College and Cumnor House prep school in Danehill.
Hunters Farm is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £3,750,000.
For more information, contact Savills Haywards Heath on 01444 446000.