A large wing of a substantial country house set in a enviable and highly convenient rural location with a range of outbuildings
Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Utility Room, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Range Of Outbuildings, Gardens & Grounds Of About 1.45 Acres
Paynesfield North is the larger wing of two created from a substantial country house of considerable character around sixteen years ago. The house is situated in an enviable and highly convenient rural location providing privacy and seclusion in the midst of the glorious Sussex countryside. Hurstpierpoint village provides an excellent range of local shops and other facilities and is about two miles distant whilst the main line railway station at Hassocks is approximately three and a half miles. The A23 London to Brighton road is easily accessible and provides fast vehicular access to Gatwick Airport and the south coast at Brighton. There are excellent sporting facilities in the area including Golf at Albourne and Pyecombe, show jumping at Hickstead and sailing at both Brighton and Shoreham Marinas together with riding in the surrounding countryside.
This attractive property is thought to date from the late Edwardian era with a gross external floor area of about 3976 sq ft (369.3 sq metres). There is the benefit of a self contained first floor flat, accessed either via an external staircase or from within the main house. Close to the house are around 3,000 sq ft (278.70 sq metres) of outbuildings providing potential for further extension or redevelopment, subject to planning permission. These buildings are a tremendous opportunity for those who wish to do their own thing and along with the stable block provide ample space for purchases with equestrian or other business needs. Well established and colourful gardens surround the house on three sides. Scope exists for some modernisation and improvement. Elevations are of mellow brick with tile hanging and a tiled roof and in greater detail the accommodation, with approximate dimensions, provides the following:
Panelled front door to:
ENTRANCE HALL Quarry tiled floor.
SITTING ROOM 5.30 x 4.50 (17'5 x 14'9) East
Large fireplace with raised multi fuel stove, tiled surround and hearth, fitted dresser with hardwood top with drawers under, tongued and groove boarded walls and ceiling, Fitted shelves, fitted storage cupboard, fitted cupboard housing hot water cylinder, hardwood flooring, wide opening to:
KITCHEN 5.60x04.10 (18'4 x 13'5) East
Fully fitted units comprising work surfaces, twin bowl stainless steel single drainer sink top with cupboards and drawers under, space for range cooker, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge freezer, space for chest freezer, tiled splash backs, range of wall units, half glazed door to garden, extractor fan.
DRAWING ROOM 6.80 x 4.30 (22'4 x 14'1) West
Magnificent room with timber panelled walls, fine open fireplace with marble insert, serving hatch, five radiators, two wall light points, door to the garden.
DINING ROOM 4.80 x 4.20 (15'9 x 13'9) North
Open fireplace with carved painted timber surround and mantel with attractive tiled inserts and hearth, one radiator and one night storage heater, two wall lights points, tongued and groove boarded walls and ceiling, door to garden.
UTILITY ROOM 3.20 x 3.20 (10'6 x 10'6) North
Fitted oak work surfaces with sunken butlers sink with cupboards under, tongued and groove boarded walls and ceiling, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, fitted storage cupboards, fitted shelves, controls for solar water heating system, hot water cylinder.
Large tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted 'Mira' shower, pedestal wash hand basin, door to low level w.c. suite.
BEDROOM 4 4.32 x 2.85 (14'2 x 9'4) West
Large cast iron fireplace with painted stone surround, traditional style radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard, telephone point.
REAR HALL with domestic offices to include:
Sauna, Store Rooms, Cloakroom
Light well, fitted storage cupboard.
BEDROOM 1 6.66 x 4.04 (21'10 x 13'3) East
Night storage heater.
BEDROOM 2 4.55 x 3.98 (14'11 x 13'1) West
Ceramic tiled fireplace surround with painted timber mantel, fitted double wardrobe cupboard into recess, night storage heater, door to bathroom
Fully fitted white suite comprising panelled bath with traditional style mixer taps and hand shower attachment, low level w.c. suite, wash hand basin, half tiled walls, heated towel rail, access panel to loft space.
BEDROOM 5 3.60 x 3.30 (11'10 x 10'10) North
Access panel to roof space, night storage heater, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, radiator.
BEDROOM 7 4.32 x 2.85 (14'2 x 9'4) West
Fitted double wardrobe cupboards, night storage heater.
Pedestal wash hand basin, fitted shelves, light well, door to high level w.c. suite.
LARGE STOREROOM (potential dressing room)
SELF CONTAINED FLAT
Accessed via an external staircase or the landing.
ENTRANCE HALL/UTILITY ROOM 4.16 x 3.28 (13'8 x 10'9)
Fitted units comprising tiled work surface with inset stainless steel single drainer sink top with cupboards under, space and plumbing for washing machine, night storage heater, carved timber fireplace surround and ceramic hearth. Door to:
Fitted white suite comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, glazed screen, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash back, fitted airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, wall mounted electric fire.
Access panel to roof space.
High level w.c. suite.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM/SITTING ROOM 5.12 x 4.68 (16'10 x 15'4) East
Fitted range of units comprising of a tiled work surface with cupboard under, stainless steel single drawer sink top with cupboard under, space for electric cooker, island unit with tiled work surface with cupboards under, space for fridge freezer, ceramic tiled fireplace surround and hearth, t.v. point, original dresser, tiled splash backs, built in larder cupboard, tongued and groove boarded walls and ceiling, deep fitted storage cupboard.
BEDROOM 6 5.12 x 3.39 (16'10 x 11'1) North
Cast iron fireplace with marble surround and mantel, night storage heater.
BEDROOM 3 4.16 x 2.75 (13'8 x 9) South, North
Cast Iron fireplace.
The property is approached over a long tarmacadam driveway and to its northern boundary are espalier trained fruit trees. A tarmacadam driveway leads towards the house with a detached carport and studio. The main garden is to the west and is mainly laid to lawn with a large central oak tree and is bordered by laurel bushes and mixed mature trees with a tree house and zip wire. A gravelled patio adjoins the building and close by is a covered well thought to be around 80ft deep. To the eastern side of the plot is another large expanse of lawn bordered by a hawthorn hedge with a vegetable patch, paved patio with covered area for barn studio and a green house. A covered opening with attached stable block leads to a loose stone driveway with parking for several cars opening to a block paved yard.
PRINCIPAL OUTBUILDING : Approximately 2071 sq ft (192.4 sq m)
Providing: Garage extensive store rooms and self contained accommodation.
SECONDARY OUTBUILDING : Approximately 896 sq ft (83.2 sq m)
Providing: Carport and living space.
STABLES : 6.99 x 2.99 (22'1 x 9'10)
With adjoining tack room
There is a field wich is accessed via a gate opposite the entrance to the main house. It is arranged as two paddocks and is approximately 3.33 acres (1.35 hectares) with stock fencing and a water supply. The field is available by separate negotiation.
Viewings strictly by appointment through our Hurstpierpoint Office 01273 833491