Fletching Common, Newick, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Benefitting from its fine country location, this handsome Grade II listed, 14th-century farmhouse is situated in a most desirable position on a no-through lane to the northern edge of Newick, one of the area's loveliest villages. Surrounded by established woodland and attractive grounds of about 1 acre, the historical property is built in the vernacular style in red brick and partially tile-hung elevations, topped by a steeply pitched tile roof and a statuesque chimney stack. Internally many of the house's original features remain, including wood floors, exposed beams and in particular a stunning inglenook fireplace which takes up almost an entire wall of the sitting room. Though much of its period character remains, the house is somewhahowever, the main roof, guttering and second floor dormer windows have just been preserved and renewed.

The property extends to over 3000 square feet and is arranged over three floors, with the accommodation being generously proportioned throughout. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises a bright and airy kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling; a separate dining room; sitting room; study; and cloakroom. On the first floor there is a good size main bedroom with en suite bathroom, plus two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are a further two bedrooms and a third bathroom.


The property is approached along a private lane shared with additional properties and is surrounded by attractive grassland amounting to about 1 acre. The boundary is lined with mature trees and there are a number of shrubs to create interest, in addition to a working well. Outbuildings include a car port, garage and attached oil fired boiler room.


Rotherfield Farmhouse is situated to the north of the popular village of Newick, which is known for its thriving community feel and attractive village green. Amenities include a village shop, newsagent, pharmacy, butcher, baker, Post Office and three pubs, as well as a doctor's surgery. The village of Fletching is situated a short distance away and also has a number of amenities including a tea shop, farm shop and cricket club. The rural setting is enhanced by the house overlooking Lane End Common to the west. For more comprehensive shopping, Haywards Heath is about 6 miles, while the city of Brighton is 15 miles distant on the South Coast. Transport links are excellent with the M23/A23 providing good access to Gatwick and the national motorway network. Haywards Heath mainline station offers services to London Bridge/Brighton in approx. 55 minutes. Within the local area there are many highly regarded schools and college, including Newick and Fletching primary schools, Chailey Secondary School and Cumnor House.

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