A gracious and serene Grade II* Georgian country Manor House (and Cottage) built in circa 1720 of over 4,000 sq ft (373 sq m) and within a substantial demise of land. Manor Farmhouse has 3 reception rooms, kitchen-breakfast room, scullery, utility room, cellar (with 2 store rooms), downstairs cloakroom, 5 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite), dressing room and large attic.
There is also a separate outbuilding known as the Cottage (circa 460 sq ft / 43 sq m), formerly a bakery and currently a separate teenage games annexe, ideal as an artist’s studio or guest house or for use as a granny annexe or to let out as a holiday cottage.
Both the Manor House and the Cottage stand in substantial and beautiful walled gardens with simply breath-taking south-west facing views across the Ouse valley and on the boundary of an area of outstanding natural beauty known as the South Downs National Park. This is unequivocally a special home.
Outside, to the front are gardens and to the east are an original Ice house and a raised woodland glade; while to the rear and off the main Vestibule / hallway is an enchanting walled and south-west facing courtyard with access to the Cottage and two separate side gates to the formal garden beyond and the Paddock.
We are informed there is planning permission to create a large parking area in the Paddock, should this be desired, still leaving an ample and fine space to keep horses and do all things equestrian.
South Heighton’s unique location offers opportunity to get to the City or walk along the stunning Seven Sisters coastline with equal ease. Access to seaside, country living, county towns, the buzz of a city and cultural events such as Brighton Festival, Charleston Festival, Literary Festivals, music festivals such as Love Supreme, Glyndebourne plus endless galleries fulfill all the desires of the individual. Much acclaimed potter Ursula Mommens, lived just a few yards away from Manor Farmhouse where there is still the beautiful working pottery of Chris Lewis.
South Heighton has the famous tunnels, used during WWII and for those with a family, there are many outstanding schools and colleges within driving distance and on school bus routes, as well as the delights of Lewes, Glyndebourne, Seaford and Brighton.
Speedy and frequent trains in to London (from Lewes) take just 69 minutes. There are trains also from Newhaven as well as the Dieppe Ferry. Plus excellent coastal buses travelling along the Downs making this country idyll and pastoral dream eminently commutable and a reality.