A picturesque period house and successful holiday let business, lying in a peaceful elevated position on the edge of the village and within the South Downs National Park. About 6.5 acres
In excess of 8000sq.ft of flexible accommodation
5 Bedroom farmhouse
3 Holiday cottages
Studio annexe & 1 bedroom annexe
Edge of village and within the South Downs National Park
Stables, yard, stores and field shelters
Kitchen garden, mature garden and paddocks
About 6.5 acres
EPC’s: C, D, E, F
The property is understood to date from the 1600’s with later additions, the most recent thought to be Victorian. It is believed that the property has never been on the open market and is understood to have been occupied by the same family since circa 1740. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms and a study. There are open fires in the drawing room and dining room and a lovely inglenook fireplace and large wood burning stove in the sitting room. There are Agas in both the kitchen/breakfast room and secondary kitchen, which has a bread oven and a walk-in pantry. There is a downstairs cloakroom leading from the spacious quarry tiled reception hall, from which the cellar can be reached.
The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor by a spacious principal suite with wonderful downland views and an ensuite shower room. In addition there are four further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Externally, the house presents attractive white washed, rendered, timbered, flint and tile hung elevations under a mainly pitched tile roof. In recent years the current owners inform us that they have replaced the majority of the windows with wooden sealed unit double glazed, principally sash windows.
Lying a short distance from the rear of the main house is The Old Wash House, which is a detached period building providing one bedroom secondary accommodation with a kitchen/breakfast room and shower room. The original fireplace with chimney and washing copper have been preserved and are a lovely feature.
Situated to the far end of the garden is the Annexe. This detached brick, flint and tile annexe was built in circa 2009 and provides excellent ancillary self-contained accommodation. Features within The Annexe include a particularly spacious kitchen/dining room with a Rayburn, wooden doors and glazed doors leading from both the sitting room and kitchen/dining room to the garden.
The Holiday Cottages - Mill Laine Barns Approached via a separate shared entrance drive, a gate leads through to an extensive area of parking. The Holiday Cottages lie some distance to the south-west of the farmhouse and were sympathetically and stylishly converted, from what are believed to be 18th century buildings, for the current owners and are currently run as a successful holiday let business.
A sheltered lawned courtyard is enclosed on three sides by the cottages and on the fourth, in part, by an attractive old fl int wall. The barns present attractive fl int, brick and weatherboard elevations, and our clients inform us that they were converted in circa 2002. There are three holiday let cottages within the barn complex and each has its own entrance and individual character. Features within the barns include some magnifi cent vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, well-appointed kitchens, white bathroom suites and wood burning stoves.
From the cottages there are some spectacular views and surrounding the complex there are various wide expanses of lawn. Given the nature of the holiday cottages, and their accessible location, Mill Laine Barns are currently run as a successful holiday let business, providing a substantial income.
From the parking area, a brick path leads through a clipped beech hedge to the front of the house. The garden has been attractively landscaped over the years with various lawns, well-stocked beds, clipped yews, a well, a number of mature trees and a greenhouse. From the garden there are some lovely views over the surrounding countryside and South Downs.
To the west of the garden and adjacent to the Annexe is a timber stable block which provides six loose boxes, three open fronted stores and a further store. To the front of the stable block there is a large concrete yard. A short distance from the stable block are two field shelters. The remainder of the land is down to grass and divided into a number of paddocks with some magnificent mature trees.