5 Bedroom House - Detached

Gardner Street, Herstmonceux

For Sale £575,000

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Price: £575,000
House - Detached
2 Bathroom
5 Bedroom
1 Garage

Property Description

Deeply-rooted in Herstmonceux Village folklore and history is this imposing and substantial DETACHED Grade II listed Georgian home, with origins believed to date from the late 1700's. This comfortable and versatile dwelling still retains many period features and commodious accommodation arranged over three floors. The subject property is sited in the heart of this quintessential Sussex village and therefore is in easy walking distance of local amenities including shops, post office, primary school plus a recently constructed medical and dental centre. Possibly, in the closing years of the nineteenth century, a shop area was grafted onto the lefthand corner of the original dwelling and over the ensuing years this has seen a variety of uses. On the ground floor can also be found a front aspect sitting room complete with working stove, dining/family room with french doors opening to the rear garden, fitted kitchen with adjacent utility room. An inner hall and stairs provide access to the first or "middle" floor where a long landing area provides access to four bedrooms, of generous proportions plus a contemporary-styled family bathroom. From the aforementioned landing a door and second staircase lead to the master suite with its dressing area and ensuite shower room/wc. Outside, a five bar gate opens to off street parking and here also can be found a timber-clad "heritage" style garage with workshop area beyond. The back garden is thought to be about 150ft in depth and has a wonderfully secluded feel with many different area, including a "mini orchard" with "home produce" are beyond. To sample the merits of this superb village home please call us for an appointment.

Main Features

  • Village Location
  • Grade II Listed
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room
  • Family/Dining Room
  • Kitchen & Utility Area
  • Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Double-Fronted Shop
  • Modern Bathroom


    A Georgian style "flat-top porch" provides some weather protection. Whilst below this a sturdy wooden six-panelled front door opens to reveal,


    15'0" x 6'6" (4.57m x 1.97m)

    Immediately next to the front door is a tiled area of flooring with a shallow step to the oak floor. To one side is a single radiator whilst beyond this is the door leading to the shop area. Built-in cupboard and doorway through to the inner hall. Exposed ceiling beams are also extant, a part-glazed door opens to the dining room whilst another internal door opens into;


    15'11" x 12'6" Max. (4.86m x 3.81m Max.)

    The focal point to this cosy room is provided by an open fireplace, with wooden surround and slate hearth, presently occupied by a working stove. Front aspect casement window with single radiator, painted ceiling beams. From the rear of this room a curtained doorway (with door) provides one of three access points to;


    19'7" x 17'4" Overall (5.97m x 5.29m Overall)

    This room is best described as two rectangular spaces, side by side, and partly separated by an internal wall whilst the remainder is open-plan with two pairs of french doors opening to the back garden. Presently the area closest to the kitchen door is used as a dining room and also has a part-glazed return door to the hall. Heating is provided by two radiators and we can also advise that oak flooring prevails.


    14'2" x 10'6" Max. (4.32m x 3.21m Max.)

    Dual aspect with windows to the rear and side . Presently it is fitted with a range of white-finish eye & base level units with contrasting work surfaces . Inset one and a half bowl sink with lefthand drainer and mixer tap. Part-tiled walls around working areas plus space for upright fridge freezer also space and plumbing for dishwasher. On one wall is space for a cooking range with filter hood over. Inset ceiling spotlighting, door to larder cupboard, tiled flooring, door to the inner hall. Doorway to;


    7'9" x 5'9" Max. (2.36m x 1.74m Max.)

    Side aspect window plus adjacent door to parking area. Fitted work surface with inset sink with single drainer and mixer tap, Some fitted wall & base level cupboards plus under work surface space for appliances. Tiled flooring.


    10'6" x 5'10" Max. (3.19m x 1.77m Max.)

    (Please note that stated dimensions INCLUDE the stairwell). This area is accessed both directly from the kitchen and main hallway. Stairs rising to first floor also door opening to reveal;


    7'6" x 3'10" Max. (2.29m x 1.17m Max.)

    White sanitary fittings including low-level WC and pedestal type wash hand basin, dark tiled floor. Part-tiled walls in white with checker pattern relief.


    25'6" x 22'4" Overall (7.78m x 6.80 Overall)

    (Also accessed internally from the main hallway). This area has a double-fronted display window with centrally-placed external door with hardstanding to the front elevation. This "retail space" is also, in part, split level with an elevated section to the outside wall.


    Rise from the inner and ascend to;


    20'0" x 10'6" x 5'11" (6.10m x 3.19m x 1,.80m)

    (Please note that the stated dimensions INCLUDE - in part - the stairwell). This area is oblong-shaped around the head of the stairs with a corridor proving access from here to further bedrooms and stairs to second floor.


    15'7" x 9'9" (4.75m x 2.98m)

    Rear aspect sash type window looking into back garden with double radiator. On the opposite wall are built-in wardrobes with storage cupboards over. On the same wall is a cast iron "register" style fireplace.


    8'10" x 8'0" Max. (2.69m x 2.43m Max.)

    Side aspect window. This room has been fitted to a contemporary theme with a chiefly white suite comprising low-level WC, hardwood vanity unit with bowl pattern wash basin and mixer tap, adjacent is a bath with shower valve over and shower screen. Dual doors to airing cupboard, chrome-effect towel radiator, fully-tiled walls and floor.


    11'7" x 10'3" (3.54m x 3.13m)

    Front aspect casement looking over Gardner Street, single radiator, built-in wardrobes, Exposed floorboards.


    12'9" x 7'3" (3.88m x 2.21m)

    (Presently used as study). Front aspect casement window, exposed floorboards.


    Accessed via a door & rising through 90 degrees and passing a "redoubt" style side aspect window with stairwell leading to;


    20'6" x 9'10" Max. (6.24m x 3,20m Max.)

    (The above stated dimensions are ONLY for the bedroom area) Enjoying a front aspect dormer window with low-height radiator under also there is a rear aspect skylight here. Many exposed wall & ceiling beams, chimney flank with fitted shelving adjacent. This rooms is partly sub-divided by an internal wall from;


    10'6" x 10'4" Max. (3.19m x 3.14m Max.)

    Here can be found a brick-build feature place with brick hearth, against one wall is a vanity-style wash hand basin, the other side of the door to the ensuite is a built-in cupboard. Exposed ceiling and wall beams, door opening to;


    9'2" x 6'7" Max. (2.80m x 2-05m Max.)

    White low level WC with adjacent shower cubicle, electric towel rail, "velux" style opening roof window, tiled flooring.


    To the front of the dwelling there is a low retaining wall to the front garden. This garden being attractively planted with several species of shrubs and plants plus a footpath leading to the front door


    This sturdy building is built on a wooden frame and is also timber-clad under a pitched tiled roof, and is actually built on two levels with garage area on the lower and the workshop on the higher, each with their own roof structure. We have measured this individually thus;


    16'3" x 7'10" Internally (4.95m x 2.38m Internally)

    This does, in our opinion, resemble a "cart lodge" with an open-front plus timber walls and a partition wall sub-dividing it from the workshop beyond, concrete flooring.


    14'4" x 8'11" Internally (4.36m x 2.72 Internally)

    As previously disclosed this is a timber constructed building with electric power and light plus dual doors opening to the back garden. The gable end here is cantilevered out to provide a sheltered outdoor space.


    We have been advised that this attractively well-stocked garden is approximately 150ft in length and back boundary is onto the village cricket ground. The shaped of this garden is best described as a "dog leg" and as it gently slopes uphill it is tiered, in places to allow this. Immediately to the rear of the dwelling is an expansive flagged patio that provides a useful outdoor entertaining space. Beyond this is a retaining wall with steps up to a section of carefully planted "formal" gardens plus a timber built summerhouse. The footpath then continues to a "mini-orchard" that is grassed with several varieties of fruit trees. Behind this area of the garden is a "home produce" area where can be found greenhouses and allotment beds plus an area of hardstanding.

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