A historic Edwardian home that offers "a slice of Sussex history" is up for sale.

The eight-bedroom property in Jevington Road, Friston, near Eastbourne, is on the market for £2.3 million.

It was built in 1901 by the Maitlands, a well-regarded gentleman farming family who own Friston Place and has been a home to various interesting residents including RAF officers from RAF Friston during WW2 and a secret agent.

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Despite being renovated over the years, the home still has period features including the original fireplaces.

On the ground floor of the home, the entrance hall - which has Ralph Lauren wallpaper and an "elegant staircase" - acts as the central hub of the home.

From here, residents can access various rooms including the study, the dining room and the drawing room.

The Argus: The dining room has floral wallpaper

Each of these rooms has curved walls creating small alcove sections where fireplaces and windows are located.

Each of these rooms boasts an Edwardian fireplace, chandeliers and large windows.

The study also has some panelled walls across part of the room.

The entrance hall also leads into the kitchen and breakfast room, which then leads to a small kitchen area.

In the main kitchen, there is a central island bar area and an inform family dining table next to the doors which lead out into the property's garden space.

The kitchen also comes fully equipped with a Caple induction hob, downdraught extractor and additional appliances, including a Neff double oven, Bosch dishwasher and fridge-freezer.

Upstairs, the home has eight bedrooms spread across two floors, with three family bathrooms and two ensuites.

Each of the bedrooms has been decorated to individual styles, with almost all the rooms having alcove spaces with fireplaces and large windows with views of the South Downs.

Outside, the property has landscaped gardens which were designed nine years ago by award-winning garden designer Juliet Sargeant, who won Gold at RHS Chelsea flower show for her work 'Modern Slavery'.

The Argus: There is a lily pond in the garden

The garden also has patio areas for outdoor dining, a pond and areas of woodland.

The home also has an attached annex which once acted as former servants' quarters and is now used as an Air BnB.

This two-bedroom accommodation has its own separate driveway, a private area of garden, a large open-plan dining kitchen-living room and bathroom facilities.

A spokesman for Bees Homes, who are marketing the property, said: "Just minutes' walk from sea views at the Birling Gap and the iconic Seven Sisters, comes the opportunity to join a legacy of homeowners at this historic home in Friston.

"Offering one of the finest views in Sussex, out over the South Downs, and nestled alongside Friston Forest, affording it the sense of sitting within its own 300-acre estate.

"Substantially renovated by the current owners, this East Sussex home has been renovated inside and out to the highest of standards, with windows and doors replaced, restoration of fireplaces and the re-establishment of Edwardian style sockets and switches throughout."