Underhill Lane, Clayton

3 beds | 3 baths | 2 receptions | Offers in the region of £1,395,000


RARE OPPORTUNITY. A CHARMING DETACHED COUNTRY HOME OFFERING VERSATILE ACCOMMODATION WITH PLANNING PERMISSION TO EXTEND. APPROXIMATELY 5 ACRES OF LAND,EXTENSIVE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES AND SWIMMING POOL, SET IN A STUNNING LOCATION AT THE FOOT OF THE SOUTH DOWNS CLOSE TO PICTURESQUE DITCHLING VILLAGE

ENTRANCE PORCH, ENTRANCE HALL, CLOAKS, LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, DINING AREA, UTILITY ROOM, GROUND FLOOR GARDEN BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE FACILITIES, TWO FURTHER FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS, EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM, SUN BALCONY TO MASTER BEDROOM, FAMILY BATHROOM, GARDENS, 6 STABLES, PADDOCKS, STABLE YARD, SAND SCHOOL, AND POOL COMPLEX.

Faversham is a detached country home with planning permission to extend, set in approximately 5 acres offering quality equestrian facilities and a swimming pool. It nestles on a lane at the foot of the South Downs with magnificent views, including that of Jack and Jill windmills. There is a bridle pathway immediately opposite the property leading to the Windmills and South Downs Way. No roadwork is required to ride this beautiful route. Although not overlooked the property is situated in the pretty hamlet of Clayton with its 11th Century Church and local pub. The area is classified as an �Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and is within the South Downs National Park.

The property offers attractive bright accommodation for contemporary family living, there are double glazed leaded light windows, gas central heating (LPG) and a good quality farmhouse style kitchen opening onto the spacious dining area that overlooks the swimming pool area accessed via sliding doors.

To the living room there is a stunning feature Edwin Lutyens style fireplace and beamed ceilings, this is a triple aspect room leading onto formal gardens.

The ground floor bedroom/bathroom facilities provide an ideal guest suite and the master bedroom has a delightful south facing sun balcony with views towards the South Downs overlooking the swimming pool.

The land directly attached to the property consists of approximately 5 acres with formal gardens and a good size swimming pool with well appointed adjacent patio area for entertaining.

Equestrian interests are well catered for with four separate paddocks, six stables, stable yard, tack room, office and sand school which is of good size 22 m x 50 m, topped with plastic shavings (which will remain soft to firm underfoot permanently) fully drained to the NE, the current owners confirmed the sand school has never been out of use when most others have been suffering with surface water.

These facilities can be enjoyed by the owners or there is potential for these facilities to also provide an income. A  bridle path to the South Downs Way is opposite the property the bridle pathway can be accessed by crossing the lane. No road work required. The prestigious Hickstead showground is around 7.4 miles away, The Brendon Stud is located at nearby Pyecombe.  Plumpton College hosting several equine management courses is just 3 miles away.

The vendor has also given us details of a planning consent to create an additional ground floor bedroom/en suite with an enhanced first floor balcony.

The property is situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park on a quiet country lane, enjoying superb views. The historic village of Ditchling with local shops is only a few minutes away with the bustling City of Brighton and Hove being 7 miles away. Hassocks railway station is approximately 2 miles away with direct connections to London Victoria in around 60 Minutes. Gatwick Airport is approx 23 miles by car and the M23 & M25 motorway networks are easily accessible.


The accommodation in more detail is arranged as follows;-

Ground Floor -

Entrance Porch 

Entrance Hall-
Tiled floor, radiator, heating controls, cloaks cupboard, stable door style front door.

Cloakroom-
White suite, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled floor, wall mounted boiler,

Living room-
Triple aspect room, features an Edwin Lutyens style fireplace, beamed ceilings, stone floor, two radiators, wall light points, dimmer switch, bay window, doors to garden.

Kitchen-
Farmhouse style kitchen, stainless steel double bowl sink unit with mixer taps, triple window overlooking the stable yard and stables, extensive range of coloured base and eye level storage cupboards, drawers, granite work surfaces and breakfast bar, tiled floors, plumbing for dishwasher, range cooker, built in fridge freezer, TV point, vaulted ceiling, dimmer switch, radiator.

Dining area-
Tiled floor, two radiators, dimmer switch, wall light points, down lights, glass fronted display cabinets, glazed vaulted ceiling Triple sliding patio doors to pool area and a separate door to the stable garden and yard.

Utility room-
Plumbing for washing machine, Storage cupboards, wash hand basin, linen cupboard, tiled floor.

Ground floor garden bedroom-
Underfloor heating, stone floor, heating controls, down lights, airing cupboard, doors to garden, ideal guest suite.

En-suite bathroom-
White suite, Jacuzzi bath, power shower and screen, WC, wash hand basin, tiled walls and floor, heated towel rail, down lights, extractor fan.

First Floor

Landing-
Hatch to loft space.

Bedroom 1-
Triple aspect room, radiator, TV point, balcony, south facing with views over pool towards the South Downs, 

En-suite Shower room-
Tiled shower cubicle, WC, corner wash hand basin, tiled floor.

Bedroom 2- 
Twin aspect room, radiator, base level storage cupboard.

Family bathroom-
White suite, panelled bath, shower and screen, WC, wash hand basin, wall and floor tiling, radiator/towel rail.

Outside- 

Front garden-
Laid to lawn, with hedges, plants and shrubs.

Rear/Side gardens with Summer House
There is an attractive walled rear garden adjacent to the property with a good sized Summer House with power and heating, suitable for 'Glamping' with patio area, side access, outside tap, courtesy lighting, views over stable yard

Side garden-
Laid to lawn, mature plants and shrubs, patio area, vegetable plot, gates to paddocks

Swimming Pool area-
There is a good sized swimming pool, with an air heat pump. The pool is salinated, there is also a French made secure pool cover. Surrounding the pool are good sized patio and decking areas for entertaining with an ornate bridge leading to a secret garden and pond, timber storage shed and a small greenhouse.

Equestrian-
There are six stables - five singles, one double set around the stable yard together with tack room and hay store with gated access to a good sized sand school 22 m x 50 m, topped with plastic shavings (which will remain soft to firm underfoot permanently) fully drained to the NE, the current owners confirmed the sand school has never been out of use when most others have been suffering with surface water. Adjacent to this area are four paddock areas.  Green Lane runs alongside the property and this could provide a separate access to the stables if required.  

Parking- 
Twin five bar gates leading to parking for several cars and turning space. To the rear of the property there is a garage (with potential to be a double garage) and a workshop. 

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