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This is one of our Equestrian Properties.
EQUESTRIAN - On the market for the first time in 21 years, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone to secure a superb family home in the heart of the Ashdown Forest.
Pleasant Farm was originally built in the 17th century as a forester’s cottage which has been sympathetically extended over the years to create a warm and comfortable country home extending to over 4,400 sq ft. Wisteria drapes across the front of the property enhancing its quintessential Sussex charm. The property sits well within its 7.887 acre plot and has outstanding far reaching views over the forest. Approached through a wooden five bar gate the driveway opens up to
allow ample space for turning and parking of several cars and a triple garage.
A brief description of the property, further details to be found on the floorplan.
The downstairs offers a plethora of reception rooms, a beautiful open dining area with a large inglenook fireplace dating back to the 17th
Century with a log burning stove. This rooms leads seamlessly through to the charming kitchen with plenty of cupboards, Welsh slate work surfaces, Fired Earth Oak island and oil fired Aga. A large pantry sits between the kitchen and dining room which offers fabulous storage.
A recent addition to the property is a stunning garden room with vaulted ceilings. Impressive Fineline floor to ceiling patio doors can be fully opened on both sides to utilise the beautiful gardens and views and welcome the outside in. This room has flagstone flooring with an underfloor water heating system and a Pow Wow log burning stove. A large patio is laid outside that is the full width of this room making this a superb area for alfresco entertaining. Many a marquee has been erected in the garden and this whole area really is the perfect setup for summer fun.
To the other end of the house is a very comfortable snug room with a large inglenook fireplace, this is a great room in the winter months
to get cosy. There is a further study on this floor with built in units and a bespoke spiral wine cellar with an electric glass opening and lighting which can accommodate 1000 bottles of wine.
To the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a wing to itself which offers a nice separation from the rest of the rooms. With vaulted ceilings and extensive space this is a glorious room to enjoy, with his and hers dressing rooms and modern and en suite shower room.
The further three bedrooms on this floor are serviced by a modern bathroom which along with a bath has the advantage of large walk in shower. Two of the bedrooms on this floor have a sink in the room and built in desks, drawers and wardrobes.
Two very nice guest bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms are located downstairs and with a separate front door at this end of the house this
would be perfect for a nanny or further member
of the family.
This property is featured by our Equestrian department.
The Ashdown Forest is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which extends to about 6,400 acres of largely open heath and provides fantastic walking and riding countryside. There is a plethora of superb golf clubs nearby such as Royal Ashdown, Piltdown, Crowborough and East Sussex
National. With excellent road communications via the A272 to the A22 and A26, for comprehensive shopping facilities and mainline train stations at Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells and Brighton.
Gatwick airport is easily accessible and the local train station is at Buxted with services to London Bridge in just over an hour. Mainline railway station: Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes). There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Ashdown House and many more.
The property sits in a picturesque and peaceful setting. The swimming pool area is well designed and cared for with a heat pump and an Australian shade sail for warmer days which covers the large terrace area. The gardens are beautifully looked after with well stocked borders offering year round interest. There is a further established orchard with apple, pear and plum trees.
The property is ideally set up for the equestrian minded with two large fields, separate access from the lane and a stable block with two stables
and a tack room. There are another two stables which are currently used for log storage. There is a further large garden shed, all building have water and electricity.
The property comes with Commoners Rights.
4 Reception Rooms
2 Dressing Rooms to Principal Bedroom
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