DESCRIPTION This unique house offers everything you imagine from a historic building and is perfect for anyone wanting to experience the tranquility of a bygone era. Not only is the accommodation generous, but it is also flexible, offering much potential and lots of space for the comings and goings of family life. The country style kitchen with its Aga and breakfast area is where family and guests tend to gather and socialise and for more formal entertaining, they can withdraw to the beautifully characterful dining room. In the evenings, and especially during the colder months, the fires in the two further reception rooms offer an inviting focal point. There is also a large shower room, utility area and studio on the ground floor, the latter offering the potential for extension to the kitchen, subject of course to the necessary permissions. The first floor comprises four double bedrooms, two of which share a "Jack and Jill' en-suite shower room, and a large family bathroom, and on the top floor, there are two further good size double bedrooms.
OUTSIDE Set within the heart of the beautiful East Sussex countryside, this property enjoys a lovely rural position and yet is still within easy reach of local amenities. The Old Rectory is approached through an existing gate onto a driveway that provides plentiful parking and turning. The original gardens that surround the house include a natural pond, raised lawn / orchard area with useful timber cabin (11'7 x 11'7) and a large, sunny decked area with hot tub, perfect for summer living. A short walk from the house takes you to the two stables and the start of the circa 18 acres of garden and land (unmeasured). Originally planted with grapevines, it has more recently been used to graze horses and is now divided into six fenced and gated paddocks with a field shelter and large barn. The fields rise gently to a point where the countryside views are simply stunning, and at their base, a pretty stream meanders through a wooded glade where a public footpath winds along the edge of the land owned by this property.
OUTBUILDING Currently divided into three parts and used as a workshop, garaging and studio, this versatile space would be ideal for a number of different uses including as a home office, guest accommodation, teenage den or possibly as an Air B and B or Annexe, subject of course to the necessary permissions.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage. Aga is fuelled by oil. EPC: Exempt. Local Authority: Rother District Council. Council Tax Band G.
AGENTS NOTE We are advised by the vendors that there is a right of access over Leaford farmland next door to the bridge that crosses the stream which divides their land from the farm. We understand that the boundary between the properties is the middle of the stream and that The Old Rectory has a Licence to remove 100,000 gallons of water per annum from the stream for their private use.
DIRECTIONS From our office in Tenterden, head south on the A28 for approximately 5 miles until you reach a T-junction. Turn right onto A268 and after 2 miles turn left onto Bodiam Rd. After another couple of miles, turn right onto Main Rd and then a little further along this road, left onto Junction Rd / B2244. Continue to follow B2244 for approx. 5 miles and then take a slight right onto Stream Ln. Turn right at the 1st cross street to stay on Stream Ln. Continue onto Riccards Ln and then turn left onto Whatlington Rd. The Old Rectory is on the left hand side just before bridge.