A traditional residential and grassland farm in an idyllic rural location. On the market for the first time since 1963.
Stonehouse Farm. Rotherfield, East Sussex. TN6 3QN
Guide Price - Offers in excess of £1,400,000
Stonehouse Farm has been within the same family since 1963. The farmhouse has remained relatively unmodernised for many years and the character and charm of the house, combined with the traditional yards, timber framed outbuildings and adjoining hedge enclosed pasture fields are a legacy to local farming history.
The property offers a good degree of seclusion and privacy, and briefly comprises:
Located just under half a mile along a driveway, the period farmhouse incorporates the original house of brick, sandstone and tile hung elevations beneath a peg tile roof and a converted oast house of brick and tile hung elevations beneath a wooden cowl.
With a wealth of exposed timbers and original features, the accommodation, which is now in need of refurbishement and modernisation briefly comprises:
Living Room (15’7” x 13’6”) exposed brick floor, inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove and original bread oven door, under-stairs storage cupboard, staircase to first floor.
Dining Room (15’4” x 8’6”) double aspect, open fireplace.
Breakfast Room (23’5” x 11’11”) double aspect, exposed tiled floor, Butler sink on brick plinth, wood burning stove set into fireplace, bread oven, door to outside.
Kitchen (12’1” x 8’1”) Belfast sink on brick plinth with adjoining worktops and storage cupboards. Fitted dresser.
Bathroom (within roundel), exposed painted wooden floorboards, free-standing bath, wash basin, W.C
Morning Room (16’ x 10’) double aspect, exposed wooden floorboards, door to outside.
Stairs lead from the Living Room to the first floor landing with doors to:
Master Bedroom (21’4” x 12’) double aspect, en-suite (within roundel) free-standing bath, shower, wash basin, W.C
Bedroom 2 (13’6” x 12’4”) exposed wooden floorboards, panelled ceiling, open fireplace, fitted bookshelves, door to ladder leading to attic space.
Bedroom 3 (13’ x 10’8”) fitted hanging cupboard, cupboard housing hot water cylinder with immersion heater and water storage tank.
Bedroom 4 (15’9” x 9’3”) open fireplace with ‘bird’s nest’ fire basket and cast surround.
The pretty cottage gardens surrounding the farmhouse are predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with flower beds and shrubs.
In addition to a timber clad summer house, there is a traditional pigsty of sandstone elevations beneath a peg tile roof and the original ‘privy’ (now a garden tool shed).
A former agricultural building within the garden has been utilised as a studio for many years and is divided into three separate day rooms, plus a kitchen area and outside ‘gardener’s loo’.
The land is predominantly down to pasture, divided into ten individual hedge enclosed fields, extending in all to about 36 acres.
In addition to a block of mixed broadleaf woodland measuring approximately 2.28 acres, there are various smaller woodland shaws located around the farm.
An additional off-lying parcel of woodland extending to approximately 1.64 acres (hatched blue on the attached plan) is available by separate negotiation
The property (excluding the additional woodland) extends in all to about 42.3 acres
YARDS AND OUTBUILDINGS
There are two separate yard areas comprising a range of traditional outbuildings.
THE NORTH-WESTERN YARD
The yard to the north west of the farmhouse comprises:
Range of attached outbuildings of weatherboard, brick and sandstone elevations beneath a peg tile roof (fibre cement to part), including workshops, enclosed garages and an open fronted hay store.
Detached barn of timber elevations beneath a fibre cement roof, sub divided into three fully enclosed implement stores.
Detached barn of corrugated tin elevations, divided into two log/timber stores and two tractor sheds.