Single Family

Herrings Road, Ashburnham, Battle, United Kingdom
GBP|1500000GBP £1,500,000USD $1,832,403
MLS LEW220058
Web code DZZR
Status Pending

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A charming detached Grade II character farmhouse with stabling, extensive outbuildings and 57.5 acres of stunning farmland in a wonderful unspoilt part of EnglandReception roomBreakfast/dining room & KitchenUtility room with cloakroomRear hall/boot room 2 Bedrooms & Family bathroomGardenOutbuilding with 4 rooms including workshop and storeStable block with 3 loose boxes and log storeOpen-sided outbuilding with 2 storesBarn & Further outbuildingsBelieved to date from the 18th century or possibly earlier, Thorndale Farmhouse is an attractive part weatherboarded traditional farmhouse offering light-filled accommodation, arranged over two floors. Nestled in the High Weald AONB, it combines the amenities of modern living with retained...
character features including casement windows, exposed wall and ceiling beams and inglenook fireplace. The ground floor accommodation flows from a porch into a large 28 ft. dual aspect reception room with feature inglenook fireplace and a door to a rear hall/boot room, with further doors to the rear terrace. There is also a fitted utility room with a cloakroom and a well-proportioned rear aspect kitchen with a range of wall and base units, a Belfast sink and spaces for appliances. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious 20 ft. dual aspect breakfast/dining room with a range of wall and base units, an Aga and walk-in storage.The first floor landing leads to a spacious front aspect principal bedroom with exposed wooden flooring and built-in storage, one further well-proportioned double bedroom with open fireplace and a large modern family bathroom.Thorndale Farm is 57.5 acres of mixed farmland, predominantly pasture with about 19 acres of arable, 2 acres of woodland, and the remaining comprises ponds, shaws and tracks. It is a particularly attractive block of farmland,bisected by a public footpath, that would appeal equally to the smallholder, equestrian or established farmer. At present, most is down to grass. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries as to water supplies andfencing but we understand some of the pasture is serviced by mains water.Historical Note:Thorndale Farm is part of the historic Ashburnham Estate and is offered for sale for the first time on the open market. Nearby Ashburnham Place was the family home of the Ashburnham family from the 12th Century. The family prospered through their land holdings in Sussex, Suffolk and Wales. John Ashburnham, the Cavalier (1603 – 1671) and his brother William were Grooms of the Bedchamber to King Charles I. John’s son was created Baron Ashburnham by William III in 1668 and his son, also John, was created Earl of Ashburnham in 1730. The Earldom became extinct on the death of Thomas the 6th Earl of Ashburnham in 1924 and the Ashburnham Estate is today owned by his sister’s descendants.The property is approached from a long driveway to the side providing parking for numerous vehicles and giving access to extensive hardstanding with a range of outbuildings. Near the driveway you come to a timber stable block with three loose boxes. Behind this is a larger 74ft steel framed building. Nearby are two other buildings, one subdivided into 4 units and one 28ft general purpose building. All have development potential, subject to all necessary planning consents. The mature garden surrounding the property is laid mainly to level lawn bordered by cottagestyle planting, mature shrubs and trees and features block-paved front and rear aspect paved terraces, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. Completing the garden is an attractive traditional weatherboarded building in the rear garden. The property enjoys far reaching views over the 57.5 acres of land.

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