Hooe, Battle, East Sussex, TN33
- Grade II* Listed country house
- Detached single storey Cottage
- Unconverted Sussex Barn
- Wonderful garden and grounds of about 3.2 acres
- Battle town and station 7 miles
**Guide Price £2,000,000 - £2,200,000**
A handsome Grade II* Listed country house dating from the 17th century together with a detached single storey Cottage and a substantial unconverted Sussex Barn, situated in this beautiful stretch of rural countryside. Wonderful garden and grounds of about 3.2 acres
Court Lodge is a handsome Grade II* Listed country house dating from the 17th century. The elevations are red brick with some grey headers under a tiled roof with moulded brick stringcourse above each floor at a level to form a dripstone over casement windows. A particular feature of Court Lodge are the magnificent chimney stacks. A small addition was added in 1935 and the dining room has 16th century linenfold panelling, the additional panelling and staircase having been brought from other houses. There is oil-fired central heating.
The main features are:
• A panelled oak front door opens into an enclosed porch with inner door to reception hall, a wonderful atmospheric room with panelling to the walls, stone fireplace (presently sealed), and access to a well. There is a good sized cloakroom with coat hanging space, wash basin and WC.
• The splendid drawing room has a large inglenook fireplace with carved oak bressumer, panelling to the walls with deep oak sills, wood strip flooring. Doors lead to the dining room, rear hall and garden; staircase to the first floor.
• The dining room has beautiful fluted oak panelled walls, a fireplace with ornate oak carved surround, window seat to one side and shelving to the other. There is an attractive outlook over the garden.
• The inner hall gives access to the kitchen, utility room and cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room has an oil-fired Aga inset into a former fireplace with 2-ring Calor gas hob to the side, 1 ½ bowl sink unit, work surfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath, space for electric cooker, integrated dishwasher. Walk-in pantry with shelving and space for fridge/freezer. Secondary staircase to the first floor and door to side hall which gives access to a second cloakroom with basin and WC. There is a further door to the cellar and outside, and a second cellar houses the oil-fired boiler and has a door to the garden.
• From the inner hall a curved staircase leads down to the principal cellar 251 x 1411 with brick flooring, a window and a door leading to the outside.
• The first floor is approached by a handsome oak staircase with a spacious landing and a large walk-in box room.
• The generously proportioned master bedroom has oak strip flooring, two double cupboards and wonderful views over the garden and grounds to the sea in the distance. The en suite bathroom comprises a panel-enclosed bath, pedestal washbasin and WC.
• The guest bedroom is to the rear of the house and has a built-in double wardrobe cupboard, oak wood strip flooring, a brick fireplace (presently sealed) and an en suite bathroom with panel-enclosed bath, pedestal wash basin and WC.
• There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, one of which has a hand basin, and the other has bookshelves and fitted cupboards. Both these rooms have lovely aspects over the grounds. There is a family bathroom with panel-enclosed bath having telephone shower attachment, wash basin and WC.
• The staircase continues to the spacious second floor, which has oak wood strip flooring, and a large cupboard suitable for suitcase storage. A secondary staircase leads down to the kitchen.
• There are four bedrooms on this floor, three of which are doubles, together with a bathroom and separate WC.
The gardens of Court Lodge are a stunning feature with an in and out driveway through brick entrance pillars with flint stone walling leading to the front of the house. There is a rectangular area of lawn with an open-fronted summer house of brick and flint beneath a tiled roof.
The gardens are principally laid to lawn with a broad terrace to the west adjoining the drawing room. There is a selection of yew topiary, and mature trees including oaks, silver birch, conifers, magnolia, etc. An area of orchard leads down to the small stream and a wide avenue of several sets of steps leads to the pond. To the east of the house is a former vegetable garden with greenhouse, clipped and shaped box hedging and a garden shed.
From the driveway steps lead to a beautiful wall-enclosed parterre garden with clipped and shaped box hedging, mature yew topiary, herringbone brick pathways with wrought iron fencing overlooking the pond with a large willow tree to the side.
At the end of the garden and with access from the lane is an excellent Sussex Barn, timber framed beneath a pitch hip-end tiled roof, divided into a number of rooms including a garage and with first floor storage. There is electricity and water connected.
Buttercliff Court Cottage comprises a single storey detached cottage, approached separately from Kiln Lane, and would benefit from modernisation. The elevations are brick beneath a tiled roof and there is oil-fired central heating.
The accommodation comprises: hall, sitting room/dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom.
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