Whatlington Road, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0NA, UK
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Main specifications: A substantial detached 7 bedroomed 7 reception country residence set in circa 5 acres in elevated position with far reaching views and offering many different development opportunities * planning already granted for A new detached 2,500 square foot architect designed ultra modern 4 bedroomed 3 reception roomed bespoke stand-alone residence (not ancillary to the main house and sellable on separate title) to replace the cottage already in the grounds of the main residence * planning already granted for A detached triple garage complex with A one bedroomed apartment above * further foundations of A brownfield nursery site that may be considered suitable subject to planning permission for providing the ability to build further luxury homes in the grounds * in addition the large 4 storey main house which is in excess of 4,152 square foot could (subject to planning) be replaced by A new bepsoke mansion of A the new owners choice * private tree lined drive with electric entry gates * front, side and rear gardens including A 2 acres of grass paddock and 3 acres of lawns * fabulous views * backs onto farmland *
• planning permission granted for A new bespoke 2,500 square foot chalet bungalow in the grounds of the 5 acres
• wonderful far-reaching views
• approximately 5 acres
• large detached 4,000 plus square foot main house
• futher planning for detached garage with guest accommodation over
• old building foundations from old garden centre for possible further planning development.
Main house accommodation arranged over 4 floors: Reception hall * library * sitting room * kitchen / breakfast room * morning room * utility room / second kitchen * dining room * garden room * drawing room * games room * cinema room * 7 bedrooms * main bedroom with ensuite dressing room and separate ensuite bathroom / shower room * further ensuite to bedroom two * further family bathroom and further separate family shower room * four loft rooms for storage (ready for conversion).*
description: A very attractive substantial sized family residence set at the end of its own private security gated drive and also offering excellent redevelopment potential, as either a multi bespoke luxury building plot residential development site, in addition to the already granted planning for a splendid 2,500 square foot architect designed residence to replace the property’s old detached cottage building within in the existing circa 5 acres (tbv), or for the existing large circa in excess of 4,152 square foot residence to be replaced with a new bespoke mansion of an incoming owner’s own choice and design.
This substantial character styled detached 7 bedroomed property, as previously mentioned, is approximately 4,152 square feet and currently sits in circa 5 acres (tbv) of gardens and paddocks in an elevated position. Its current accommodation is arranged over 4 floors and it has an attractive exterior and offers a variety of options for the existing layout to be re arranged into a different format altogether depending upon a particular buyer’s style or needs.
As this substantial home is also located within the grounds of an old original garden nursery and still retains many of the nursery’s remaining foundations of the original commercial buildings and green houses, it could be quite possible, subject to planning, to look upon this whole site as having many different redevelopment options.
Furthermore, there is still existing planning permission for the completion of the construction of a triple detached garage complex with a one-bedroom apartment above.
The property room layout has been recently changed and embraces multigenerational living, with the owner on the west wing and his daughter, her husband and children on the east.
Situation: Located in a wonderful elevated semi-rural position set off Whatlington Road near Battle and enjoying absolutely stunning far reaching country views, this property is considered perfect for London commuters, especially with both the Crowhurst and Battle mainline train stations within only a short drive away.
Depending upon educational needs, there is an abundant variety of reputable teaching institutions to choose from within the general locality, including Battle Abbey, Eastbourne College, Mayfield School for Girls, Tonbridge School for Boys and Bede’s to name but a few.
Although Battle offers excellent shopping and leisure facilities, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne are also within a convenient drive away, which can offer an even greater choice if needed.
With sailing on the coast and numerous golf courses nearby, as well as a network of cycling routes and bridleways, in addition to amazing country walks all the way to the South Downs National Park, it is no surprise that London buyers are so keen to purchase properties in this particular part of Sussex.
Reception hall: Panelled front door into reception hall with radiators and wall mounted security entry phone system, coved ceiling, double glazed window to rear.
Cloakroom: Comprising of a W.C., wash basin, radiator, window.
Library: Approached from reception hall with radiator, coved ceiling and double-glazed window with front aspect and wonderful views. (Presently used as dining room.)
sitting room: Approached from library. A double aspect room with radiators coved ceiling, double glazed doors opening to the rear gardens, further double-glazed window with aspect to front garden and views beyond of the countryside.
Kitchen / breakfast room: A double aspect room, radiator, range of cupboard and base units with work surfaces over, central island and breakfast bar, space for range cooker, hood over, sink unit, integrated dishwasher, double glazed window with aspect over rear gardens, further double-glazed window with aspect over the front gardens and wonderful rural views beyond.
Inner hallway: With radiator, coved ceiling, 2nd staircase to first floor landing, door leading to Utility Room, door to Morning Room.
Morning room: With double doors, radiator, coved ceiling, double glazed window with aspect to front garden and wonderful far-reaching views beyond.
Dining room: A double aspect room with radiators, intricate coved ceiling, feature fireplace with wood burner, double glazed window with aspect to front and lovely views beyond, further double-glazed window with aspect to rear garden. Door to drawing room. (Presently used as second sitting room.)
drawing room with adjoining 2nd cloakroom: With radiator and window with aspect to rear garden.
Utility room: Comprising radiator, coved ceiling, of a range of cupboard and base units with work surfaces over and fitted sink and spaces for appliances, door to garden room, door to 3rd Cloakroom.
3rd cloakroom: Comprising of a W.C., wash basin, radiator, coved ceiling, window, understairs cupboard.
Garden room: With windows overlooking the rear garden.
Accommodation first floor: From the main staircase leading up from the main reception hall, you come to the first-floor landing with radiator, access to 2nd floor large loft accommodation. Double glazed window with wonderful breath-taking views of the front grounds and far-reaching aspect of the Sussex countryside.
Bedroom one with ensuite dressing room and ensuite bathroom / shower room: A double sized and triple aspect room with coved ceiling, radiators, window with aspect over front garden with wonderful breath taking far reaching rural views beyond, further double-glazed window with views of the rear gardens and far-reaching rural views beyond. Door to ensuite dressing room. Door to ensuite bathroom with separate shower.
Ensuite dressing room: With cupboards, radiator and double-glazed window with aspect to front garden.
Ensuite bathroom / shower room: Comprising of a panelled bath, W.C., separate shower cubicle with glazed sides and tiled walls and shower control system, wash basin with vanity cupboard under, towel rail, mirror cabinet, double glazed window with aspect over rear gardens and wonderful views beyond.
Bedroom two with ensuite bathroom: With fitted wardrobe cupboard, radiator, coved ceiling, double glazed window with aspect over the front garden and beyond of the distant countryside. Door to ensuite.
Ensuite bathroom / shower room to bedroom two: Comprising of panelled bath with shower system and screen, W, C., wash basin with vanity cupboard under, tiled walls, double glazed window with aspect to rear and wonderful views beyond.
Bedroom three: A double sized and double aspect room, radiators, picture rails, double glazed window with aspect to front and views beyond of the countryside, further double-glazed window with aspect to rear and wonderful rural views beyond. Door to inner landing.
Inner landing: Approached also by secondary staircase from downstairs secondary entrance. With doors leading off to family bathroom, family shower room and bedrooms 4,5,6 and 7.
Family bathroom: Comprising of a panelled bath with tiled walls, wash basin, W.C., chrome wall mounted heated towel rail. Double glazed window.
Bedroom four: A double sized room, with picture rails, radiator and double-glazed window with aspect over front garden and far-reaching rural views beyond.
Bedroom five: A double sized room with radiator and double-glazed window with aspect over the rear garden and views beyond.
Family shower room: Comprising of a double sized shower with shower control system. Wash basin, double glazed window with aspect to rear.
Bedroom six: A double sized room with radiator, coved ceiling and double-glazed window with aspect over the rear garden and views beyond of countryside.
Bedroom seven: A double sized room with radiators and double-glazed windows with aspect over the front gardens and fabulous views of the distant countryside.
2nd floor accommodation: Comprises of four fully-floored and boarded loft rooms with lighting, electricity sockets.
Lower ground floor accommodation: Approached by stairs from the library with side window to the rear garden.
Games room: With radiators and coved ceiling, further door to cinema room. (Presently used as an office.)
cinema room: With coved ceiling, radiator, double glazed window. (Presently used as a second office.)
outside: This property has 5 acres of gardens and grounds, which includes 2 acres of grass paddocks. Furthermore, the property has a detached one-bedroom cottage which can be replaced (Planning Permission already granted) with a 2,500 square foot bespoke luxury 3 storey detached four bedroomed and three reception roomed ultra-modern architect designed residence (not ancillary to the main house and sellable on separate title).
In addition to this, there is still current planning for the finishing of the construction for a triple garage complex located to the side front garden area, with a one-bedroom apartment accommodation above.
There is also excellent potential for further substantial redevelopment for the other buildings subject to planning, as there are the bases of the old nursery buildings and barns, as well as the commercial greenhouses that still occupy the site.
What’s also interesting and beneficial for other development options, is the fact that the existing house, which is not grade listed, is circa 4,152 square feet, which also offers a trade-off to have this replaced with either smaller bespoke houses of excess 2,000 square feet each, or for a magnificent bespoke mansion to be created and repositioned on the 5 acre plot for any current buyer looking for a prime site to build their own bespoke luxury mansion in an elevated position with magnificent far reaching rural views.
Rear garden: To the rear garden, which is predominantly laid to lawns, there is also an extensive walled Rose garden, which was partially formed out of the old garden nursery’s foundations left in situ. In addition, there are a number of mature trees, numerous established shrubs and flower borders, extensive walkways, large 15m x 10m Koi pond with large seating patio area, stream running from garden beds close to rear of house and joining pond underground via a charming waterfall, and a gravel driveway and parking area leading to where the existing old cottage is presently situated. Please note: The cottage is replaceable, as per the current planning permission, with an approximate 2,500 square foot bespoke luxury ultra-modern architect designed detached 3 storey 4 bedroomed and 3 reception roomed residence with separate access coming from around the front left side of the main property.
Paddock: The two acre grass paddock is located to the right (east) side of the main residence and, subject to planning, it may be possible to build a stable complex where an incoming purchaser would be looking to have equestrian facilities linked with their main residence.