Nether Lane, Nutley, East Sussex

£3,200,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A magnificent country estate dating back to the 14th century consisting of three separate homes, a 7 bedroom period home, 4 bedroom Oast and 3 bedroom Lodge. Occupying a stunning elevated positioned within the Ashdown Forest with spectacular far reaching views and 14 acres.

Pricketts Hatch is an outstanding seldom found country estate, known to be the original gate to the Ashdown Forest and rumoured to have been used as a hunting lodge by King Henry VIII. The Main house has a most attractive Tudor façade and lies well within its plot with well-tended formal gardens, pond and indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The Oast House serves as a charming guest home and is regularly let. The West Lodge has largely open plan living accommodation and provides staff accommodation but would serve equally well for entertaining space for guests and enjoys a balcony over the pond with stunning views beyond. The grounds are well kept, beyond the formal grounds are stables and barns.

The main house dates back to the 14th century with later additions in the late 1900’s, boasting a wealth of period features with the fine original fireplaces. Entered via entrance lobby with a cloakroom. There are 5 reception rooms made up of a day lounge, living room, drawing room/snooker room, a dining room and study. Most rooms enjoying a pleasant aspect. Continuing through the property there is a ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room, a kitchen/breakfast room flowing through to a working kitchen and utility room with access to the integral double garage. In addition, there is substantial cellar accessed externally.

The first floor provides 6 bedrooms in total. 4 bedrooms are en-suite with the master bedroom enjoying a double aspect with spectacular far reaching view and built-in wardrobes. There is a family bathroom, ample storage cupboards and inner connecting door to the fabulous pool house with many leisure facilities and 3 sets of French doors opening to the stone terrace.

The Oast House, converted in the 1990’s and once derelict, has served a holiday let for many years. The accommodation comprises of a triple aspect largely open plan sitting/dining room, 2 en-suite ground floor bedrooms and a kitchen. The first floor has a galleried landing, two further en-suite bedrooms with the principle suite hosting a central bath and impressive central shower riser. Outside there is a separate driveway and seating terrace enclosed by a sandstone wall.

The West Lodge adjoins the main house, primary used to host weddings and many functions – a wonderful space to entertain. A distinguishing feature of the property is the 50’10 x 42’10 sitting room having floor to ceiling bi-fold doors and flowing through to a dining room and galley style kitchen. The property is entered via a library which continues through to a lobby. There is a separate office, master bedroom with dressing room and large en-suite bath/shower room. A versatile bedroom/staff quarters with a bathroom and a further bedroom. Accessed externally is a further en-suite bedroom and large walk-in storeroom.

Outside, the front of the property is approached via a gravel driveway that splits. The main drive leading to the main house has electronic wrought iron gates. The gardens to the main house have been beautifully landscaped with level lawns, an outstanding centrally positioned piece pagoda over water, accessed via a bridge. An attractive waterfall flows through to three ponds at a lower level. The whole enjoying spectacular far reaching views.

In total there are 14 acres for grounds, largely open fields adjoining the forest and host to various wildlife. Accessed via a separate drive is a stable block and pole barn with direct access to the fields and would serve well for those who have an equestrian interest. The fields are often hired out to local famers who graze lamb and sheep.

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