Detached converted barn with paddock on Kent / Sussex border near Robertsbridge
Four bedroom barn conversion set in 1.6 acres in an elevated position with truly exceptional views over the Sussex Weald, complete with planning permission for a garden room / fifth bedroom extension
The location is what sets the barn apart from the many we viewed before we bought it seven years ago - well away from any disturbance from immediate neighbours, yet within an easy four minute walk from the shops, post office and fine inns of the pretty village of Burwash, complete with doctor's surgery and primary school.
Set in the rolling Sussex hills, Burwash lies around twenty minutes from Tunbridge Wells and Battle, and is home to The National Trust's "Bateman's", the former residence of Rudyard Kipling.
The village is only three miles from Etchingham Station, which offers fast train services to London in just over the hour.
Within easy reach of Burwash lie the acclaimed golf courses of Dale Hill and the East Sussex National, as well as the beautiful Bewl Water reservoir.
Originally converted eight years ago, the barn occupies an enviable location overlooking its own young orchard on the fringe of the village, with panoramic views across the beautiful Rother Valley. To maximise the views, the upstairs of the property features the main lounge area, accessed via a mezzanine gallery in the triple-height hallway, complete with antique-style chandelier overlooking the stunning floor-to-ceiling window.
Also on the upper floor, overlooking a cottage-style garden border, is the vaulted main bedroom featuring exposed beams, complete with en-suite bathroom and extensive built-in wardrobes.
Downstairs is another double bedroom with en-suite facilities, a cloakroom and two generously sized single bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. These are served by a separate family bathroom.
Set off the lower level of the hallway is a large dining/family sitting area, again with exposed beams. This in turn leads to the seven metre double height kitchen and breakfast room, complete with beech work surfaces, French country-style sink, attractive exposed brickwork and a stunning original roof beam.
A utility room with sink houses the gas boiler, which feeds the radiator central heating system. Unusually for properties in this kind of location, the barn enjoys access to mains gas services. For peace of mind, the property also has a built-in smoke detector system and a house alarm.