DETACHED 5 BED HOUSE AND ANNEX.
We are delighted to bring to the market this stunning edge of village, 5 double bedroomed home with detached two storey annexe. Carrick House sits in an elevated position in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in grounds of approximately 3 acres. Its commanding position means that most rooms have remarkable views – from the kitchen is a superb view across the undulating hills and ancient trees of Dallington Forest. From the lounge, there’s a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside all the way to the South Downs, some 15 miles distant. The idyllic views are enhanced by the private location, beautiful sunsets and wide skies.
The current owners have maintained and enhanced this Edwardian home, which now enjoys extensive and luxurious accommodation throughout, characterised by an abundance of natural light and excellent ceiling heights.
The main house is set over two floors and consists
of on the ground floor, a spectacular triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room, with vaulted ceiling, oak beams and Neptune fitted units, boiler/boot room, cloakroom, utility room, 2 studies, formal dining room and triple aspect sitting room. Patio doors lead from the sitting room on to a fabulous veranda – a perfect place to sit and take in the breath-taking views.
On the first floor, the exceptional views are accentuated by elevation. There are 5 double bedrooms, comprising the dual aspect master bedroom with large en-suite bathroom, 4 further double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room, and a large family bathroom.
OUTSIDE: The amazing views are complemented by the extensive landscaped gardens, terraced lawns, and small area of woodland, which together, extend to approximately 3 acres. There are 2 large Sussex style wooden slat boarded outbuildings, currently used for storage. In front of these buildings is an extensive gravel drive which has parking for several vehicles. There is an attractive, two storey, detached open-plan annexe/home office building, which could be updated to be used as a holiday let, home gym, or extra visitor accommodation.
SITUATION: Carrick House is well located. Three miles to Rushlake Green Village Stores, six miles to the country town of Heathfield, six miles to historic Battle, 8 miles to Etchingham mainline station – perfect for London commuters, and 13 miles to the beach at Norman’s Bay. The property is located on the edge of Dallington village, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, is in walking distance of the village Primary School and The Swan Inn.
Tunbridge Wells, Lewes, Brighton, Eastbourne, Sovereign Harbour, and Rye are within convenient driving distance. The area boasts an excellent choice of schools, including Vinehall, Battle Abbey, Mayfield, Bede’s, Eastbourne College and Heathfield Community College, to name but a few. Surrounding the property is a choice of wonderful walks, footpaths and bridle paths to explore through open farmland, alongside small Wealden streams, ancient beech trees and Dallington Forest.
The owner’s comment: “Carrick House is a uniquely beautiful place to live - we never tire of the incredible views and breath-taking sunsets.”
Directions: Travelling on the B2096 from Battle, continue through Wood's Corner with The Swan Inn and South Lane on the left. Just after the Post Office on the right, at the brow of the hill by the grass triangle, turn left onto The Street. The property will be seen on the right hand side, with a black slat boarded outbuilding adjacent to the road, and two brick pillars either side of the gravelled drive entrance.
SERVICES:- Mains Water & Electricity. Oil fired Central Heating. Private Drainage. EPC: D / COUNCIL TAX BAND: G