North Lane, Guestling, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35
- Wonderful rural location
- Grassland farm
- Extensive equestrian facilities
- Grade II Listed farmhouse
- Detached annexe
- Pasture and woodland
- In all about 76 acres
**Guide Price £1,850,000 - £2,000,000**
Grassland farm of about 76 acres operated as a horse stud in recent years, situated in a rural location with wonderful views, comprising a Grade II Listed farmhouse, detached annexe, extensive range of farm buildings of about 21,000 sq ft with 25 loose boxes, sand school and pasture fields.
Lower Lidham Hill Farmhouse is Grade II Listed, dating from the 17th century, the elevations being brick, half tile hung beneath a slate roof. There is oil-fired central heating with LPG for the cooker. The property would now benefit from some updating.
The main features include:
• Front door to enclosed entrance porch and inner hall. The attractive double aspect drawing room has an inglenook fireplace with wood burner, store cupboards, exposed timbering and part stone/timber floor.
• The sitting room has a fireplace with wood burner, tiled floor and door to the rear porch and garden.
• From the sitting room there is a lobby with a cloakroom and door to a dining room with a brick fireplace, cupboard and timber floor.
• The well-fitted kitchen has a glazed sink, granite work surfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath, Britannia gas range cooker with extractor hood above, integrated dishwasher, wall cupboard, tiled floor and an opening through to the conservatory/breakfast room, also with a tiled floor.
• The first floor has the benefit of a large landing/study area. Bedroom 1 has a fireplace and inter-communicates with an en suite dressing room which inter-communicates with a nursery/bedroom 4.
• There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath, basin, shower cubicle and WC.
The farm is approached from a quiet country lane, set down a private driveway which is shared with one other property. At the head of the driveway is an open-fronted triple-bay garage and adjacent workshop with inspection pit, and a gateway leads into the farmyard where there is a generous area of hardstanding for a good number of vehicles.
The gardens are principally laid to lawn with a selection of mature trees including an attractive beech.
Within the garden is a triple dog kennel by Reeves (the base of which has been prepared for connection to services).
The farmhouse benefits from its own 2,000 litre rainwater collection cistern. There is an additional rainwater cistern in the farmyard.
This brick and tile building was converted in 2012 and has oil-fired underfloor heating with Travertine flooring throughout. It comprises:
• Living room/kitchenette with stainless steel sink, work surfaces, cupboards, electric hob/oven, integrated washing machine and fridge/freezer, door to the garden.
• Wet room with shower, basin and WC.
• Bedroom with clothes cupboard and door to the garden.
The Equestrian/Farm Buildings
These are arranged around a large open concrete yard and in recent times the farm has been run as a Trakehner horse stud with the buildings comprising:
• A quadruple span portal-framed barn divided into two separate stable yards with Loddon loose boxes, one comprising twelve loose boxes and the other ten loose boxes with a central indoor school of approximately 23m x 18m.
• There is a further steel portal-framed barn housing three Loddon Wellington foaling boxes with tack room and further storage areas. CCTV is installed. The stables have automatic drinkers and rubber matting.
• Staff quarters comprise kitchen area and shower room with underfloor heating having wash basin and WC with two rooms above.
• In addition there is a large steel-framed Dutch barn with lean-tos to the side which would lend itself to a covered stand for horse lorries.
• Behind the outbuildings is an excellent 60m x 20m sand school with sand and fibre surface, installed with integrated irrigation (not presently connected)
The land is principally laid to pasture with woodland shaws and three ponds. There are wonderful unspoilt rural views.
Mains water is laid on to most of the areas and there is some post and rail fencing with traditional hedgerows.
The land extends to about 76 acres.
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