St. Mary’s, Battle
Here we have an impressive, five bedroom, unlisted, countryside family home, sitting within an acre of land, surrounded by fields and stunning views over to Battle Abbey. It is situated in the quiet hamlet of Henley’s Down, nestled between Catsfield and Crowhurst, with mainline train stations of Battle and Crowhurst nearby. A short distance away is Bexhill seafront for those blustery coastal walks and sunny beach days. The property is ideally located for many state and private schools, as well as being in the catchment area for Claverham Community College.
This lovely family home invites you in with its large, solid blue door and impressive oak framed porch. Upon entering the property, there is a large, purpose-built cupboard to house the family’s winter coats with plenty of room for the many guests’ coats too.
The unique, hand-made kitchen has been completed to a very high standard with solid wood worktops, island and double oven range with gas hob. The dining room is situated directly off the kitchen overlooking the rear garden and tranquil pond.
The large homely main reception room has wooden panelling, built-in cupboards, a wood burning stove and French doors leading to the rear terrace. The second reception room is a cosy snug featuring a brick fireplace with oak mantel and wood burning stove.
On the first floor the spectacular master suite has exquisite views of Battle Abbey and St Mary’s Church. The suite contains cast iron radiators, a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.
The stunning rear garden of approximately an acre, is wonderfully private, accessed from the house and via large double gates adjacent to the house. From the veranda you step down to a pretty terrace with shrubs, flower beds and paths, one of which leads to a handsome wood-store. The garden features lawn, wildlife havens, established trees, flower borders, seating areas, small greenhouse, potting and garden equipment shed, hobby shed and stable block (with potential for residential use subject to planning). Situated in the sunniest spot in the garden, sits a fabulous oak framed summerhouse, overlooking a beautiful, large wildlife pond which is enjoyed by fish, newts, garden birds, wild ducks, herons and the occasional kingfisher.
There is a three bay garage currently used as a workshop and benefits from its own separate access. There is the potential for this to be incorporated into the main house subject to the relevant permissions.
There is also a large, airy office space that is well insulated, has an independent phone/internet link, a kitchen area and toilet, and also benefits from its own separate access.