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Station Road, Hellingly, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27


Guide Price
  • Grade 1 Listed Moated Manor House
  • Excellent secondary accommodation
  • Main house, 7,414 square feet
  • Good range of outbuildings
  • Garaging for 8 cars
  • Beautiful gardens
  • About 30 acres
  • Polegate Station about 6 miles

A Grade 1 Listed Moated Manor House dating from the 15th century in a magical setting in a part wall-enclosed garden and within a spring-fed moat. Plus attached self-contained annexe cottage, garage block with flat over, detached cottage, farm buildings, beautiful grounds and farmland - in all about 30 acres

Horselunges Manor
This exceptional Grade I Listed moated Manor House dates from the 15th century, and is rich in medieval architecture having in recent times been restored to a high standard. There is mains gas-fired central heating with separate zoned areas run by two boilers.
In the 1970s/1980s Peter Grant, the manager of Led Zeppelin, lived in this wonderful house, and for the last 30 years Horselunges Manor has been the inspirational and much loved family home of the present owners.

The main features are:
• Horselunges Manor is approached over a stone paved and timber bridge leading through an imposing archway with wooden nail-studded double doors and from where the full splendour of this wonderful house of such historic importance can be appreciated.
• From here a stone path dividing two grass plats leads to a wide stone terrace in front of the house.
• The main studded oak front door opens to an entrance hall leading through to the Great Parlour / drawing room. The focal point of this grand and imposing room is the high ceiling with massive oak timber framework, deep recessed brick fireplace with stone facings, three window seats and door to the garden.
• The impressive dining room also has high ceilings with massive exposed timber framework, open fireplace with oak panelling on either side. Door to the front entrance hall and oak studded door to the garden.
• The study is double aspect and has oak panelled walls, built-in bookcase, stone and brick fireplace, oak door to the garden. The west-facing snug has a deep recess (formerly a fireplace) with oak beam over.
• The rear hall has a cloakroom with wash basin and WC.
• The kitchen/breakfast room has a 11/2 bowl sink unit, granite work surfaces with cupboards and drawers beneath and wall cupboards above, flagstone floor, four-oven gas-fired Aga with extractor hood above, ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Integrated Siemens oven and dishwasher. Further full height storage cupboards housing larder fridges. Door to the rear porch and garden.
• The utility room has a 11/2 bowl granite composite sink, work surfaces with cupboards beneath and wall cupboards above, plumbing for washing machine/dryer, and quarry tiled floor.
• The billiard room/sitting room is triple aspect and has double French windows opening to the garden. The gymnasium is also triple aspect with doors to the front and rear gardens, sprung floor and mirrors, vaulted ceiling, second staircase to the first floor library/bedroom and a door to the cottage annexe.
• The first floor is approached by the historically important staircase, built round a solid newel containing cupboards, and is one of the earliest examples of a Well staircase dating from the early 16th century, some 6’ wide rising to the first floor landing with oak plank flooring, vaulted roof with exposed timbering, deep window recess on the second half landing.
• The Great Chamber/master bedroom suite is situated above the Great Hall and is equally impressive. The vaulted ceiling has exposed timbers and two massive oak tie beams, brick and stone fireplace, panelled walls of polished oak and a door to a small balcony. A concealed inner door leads to the dressing room/bathroom with mirror-fronted wardrobe cupboards, two double fitted cupboards, pedestal wash basin and through to the bathroom with oval bath, shower cubicle, second wash basin, WC, fitted marble-topped cupboards.
• Approached from the second half landing is bedroom 2 with two sets of wardrobe cupboards, fitted bedside cupboards. Bathroom 2 has a Victorian hand-painted Art Deco bath, pedestal basin, bidet, separate cloakroom with basin and WC.
• Bedroom 3 has a stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and exposed timbers. Bedroom 4 also has a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers. Bathroom 3 has a panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, bidet and WC, linen cupboard.
• The library/bedroom 5 has exposed timbering and has its own entrance via external steps down to the front garden and also a staircase down to the gymnasium. Bathroom 4 has an Art Deco bath, pedestal wash basin, and WC. Bedroom 6 has exposed timbering.
Council Tax Band H

Cottage Annexe
This is an attached, self-contained, single storey annexe of brick beneath a tiled roof and comprises: Sitting Room; Kitchen; two Bedrooms; Shower Room.

Self-contained Flat / Garage Block
This Elizabethan-style building was built in the 1960s of brick beneath a tiled roof and with its own gas-fired central heating system.
The garaging comprises six pairs of panelled oak doors with the individual bays providing parking for eight cars, workshop with inspection pit, and cloakroom with basin and WC.
The first floor self-contained flat is approached by an external brick rendered staircase and provides: Sitting Room; Kitchen/Breakfast Room; two/three Bedrooms; Bathroom. There is a private area of garden.
Council Tax Band B

The Stables Cottage
This comprises a self-contained single storey dwelling converted within recent years and comprises: Sitting Room; Kitchen/Breakfast Room; two Bedrooms, two Shower Rooms; Bathroom. Gas-fired central heating.
Council Tax Band A

The Farm Buildings
These comprise a modern L-shaped outbuilding, built in the style of a Sussex Barn 48’3 x 46’7 (max) with concrete flooring and vaulted ceiling, a traditional farm building, timber-framed beneath a tiled roof, 40’ x 23’ (max) and a further timber weatherboarded storage barn 36’ x 11’.

The Gardens and Grounds:
Horselunges Manor is approached through brick piers and electronically operated heavy wrought iron entrance gates with a gravelled drive of some length culminating in a large parking area in front of the garage. This driveway is enhanced by areas of grassland planted with wild flowers, a wide selection of specimen trees and shrubs, and three ponds.
The moat surrounds the formal area of garden which to the east is part wall-enclosed clad with espalier fruit trees, and creates a most wonderful setting to this impressive house. There are sweeping lawns, criss-crossed by flagstone paths, flower and rose borders, parterre of clipped box hedges, ornamental trees and shrubs. Adjacent to the kitchen is a greenhouse and raised beds for vegetables.
On the southern side of the garden is the heated swimming pool 45’ x 20’ (in need of updating) set in a paved surround and an adjacent brick and tile pavilion 39’ x 10’ providing a sheltered sitting area, changing room with shower, basin and WC, heat exchange unit, filter unit and pump.
The remaining grounds provide a delightful backdrop with two small paddocks, areas of lawn and rough grass, established trees and Spring bulbs – in all some 5.5 acres.

The Farmland
This extends to about 24.5 acres and is currently laid to pasture with woodland shaws. The boundaries comprise hedges or drainage channels and the subsoil varies between Weald clay to the south and east, Upper Tunbridge sand to the north and alluvium close to the river. The Cuckmere River and its drainage channels are all deep and well dredged. There is about 450 yards of double bank to the Cuckmere River.

Branch Information

68 High Street
East Sussex
TN33 0AG

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