£800,000 Sold

Astrop House – High Hurstwood

A traditional coach house for today’s world!

A home with so much history, its story has grown alongside Olive House – a Queen Anne house, and a dairy house.

In the last 150 years, only a handful of owners have enjoyed the privilege of calling this unique coach house home… now looking for its next owner.

Dating back, in parts, to the 1700s, it comprises the original coach house and an outbuilding. Over the years this home has been lovingly and meticulously restored creating an utterly unique home.

Perched part-way up Hurstwood Road, this coach house slots into the landscape, capturing the very best views of High Hurstwood.

Designed to maximise the comfort of its owners, The coach house is a home with fitted storage and mod-con additions. Original elements can be discovered in every room, connecting the past with the present.

With parking at the rear and front, (in addition to a detached brick former stable currently used as a garden store), park up and step into the spacious entrance hall leaving your coat and boots, ready for your next adventure. Through a door to the right, sneak a peak at your pristine cloakroom ideally situated for guests; here you will start noticing the wood panel internal doors with drop-latches giving you a cottage like feel.

Through the neighbouring door find a comprehensive utility room with tiled flooring, plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer, an array of cupboards for storage, and the nearly new boiler. Along the counter, a stainless-steel sink is a handy spot for cleaning your wellington boots after a long walk with your furry friend.

To your left, step into the kitchen/ breakfast room. Here the inset spotlights illuminate elegant cupboards decorated in Farrow & Ball Blue Ground alongside plinth lighting brightening solid oak worksurfaces. Secreted into plentiful units, are a range of spotless integrated Mielle appliances such as an oven, dishwasher, coffee machine and space for a fridge/freezer. So much convenience tucked away.

Rinse your cup out in the inset Rangemaster ceramic sink and cook up a tasty meal with the oil fired Aga which provides radiating warmth throughout.

There is also space for a kitchen table where you can enjoy a cup of coffee with a freshly baked hot croissant and start your day in peace seated at the breakfast table, which is also ideal for casual brunches with the family.

Make a left to the far end of the kitchen and emerge into the dining room; a space which works in synergy with the kitchen.

Spacious, yet cosy with two deep-set windows to each side of the room that cast an evening glow on proceedings around the dinner table at the end of a happy day.

After dinner, make your way to the utterly unique sitting room decorated in Farrow & Ball Book Room Red and Elephants Breath with original oak floorboards and where two large arched windows entreat guests to lilting views down over the garden on a windy day.

On a cold winter evening, huddle up in front of the log burner, set on its slate hearth, and catch up on your favourite shows while enjoying a warm cognac or cup of hot cocoa.

Sneak a peek at the adjoining sunroom: with exposed brickwork and immediately captivating the eye, the glass roof allows this room to bask in light all day long.

Returning to the kitchen, step into the back porch and head up the stairs. On the upper floor, every front-facing window is a picture frame capturing its own unique panorama of the garden and adjacent fields – you can’t miss it!

To the right, discover the second of the four bedrooms. With plenty of space for a king size bed, this neutrally decorated room, full of charm and character, is ideal for family or visiting guests.

Make your way down the lengthy corridor and to your left, decorated in a neutral colour, is bedroom four currently used as a study. Homework room, office, or guest room; whatever its incarnation, this room guarantees tranquillity and refuge.

Sneak a peek left through the door where your sparkling bathroom awaits. Featuring a freestanding bath, complementary biscuit coloured floor tiles smoothly offset the gleaming white fixtures. Perfect for soothing aching limbs after a bracing day on the downs or swap the soothing bath for an invigorating spritz in your large walk-in shower.

Slip through to the left, where the master bedroom awaits.
Underfoot, a plush, creamy carpet provides toe-sinking comfort, in this spacious and sumptuous room. Space here for all your important furniture alongside a comfy king-size bed.

Stunning wardrobes each side of the dressing table add a touch of luxury while delighting you with stunning views as you apply the finishing touches to your outfit. And who wouldn’t want to wake up to the sound of birds and the gentle rustle of trees from the comfort of your own bed. Exposed beams at either end of the pitched roof add rustic charm to this already beautiful room.

Continuing on our voyage of discovery, come up to the top floor now, to the versatile loft space. The captivating views towards the fields may prove a distraction.

One final showstopper is the cleverly hidden en-suite with soft creamy hues glimmering through the pristine tiling. Enjoy a refreshing shower following your adventures ambling around the High Weald Welly Walk. A square wash basin, sits within a beautiful wooden vanity unit, and a WC is also situated in here.

Make you way down to the inner porch and let’s take a stroll about the outside of this country residence.

Here, a sensory garden awaits. Stroll by the herbaceous border and catch the array of aromas wafting by from the honeysuckle and clematis.

Nestling under the pergola spend sunny afternoons on the large flagstone terrace, overlooking the smooth green lawn as the sausages sizzle on the barbecue, whilst enjoying the company of family and friends.

Here also lies a short distance from the back door an impressively sized detached brick former stable of 383 sq ft, with ample room for the lawnmower and space for storing the terrace furniture in the winter. With the remnants of a cobbled floor and a boarded upper floor for extra storage and double doors opening out to the drive at the rear of the property.
Perhaps this sizeable space could become the new spa area with sauna, steam room and hot tub? Or maybe an art studio, a granny annex or just an extra dwelling which would offer the potential for Airbnb rental.

The driveway belongs to the property and leads from the road to the rear entrance. Several other dwellings and garaging have a right of way over the driveway for access.

And why not explore this lovely part of the countryside; within 1 mile of the village of High Hurstwood there is the delightful Hurstwood gastro pub well known for its culinary prowess. Here you can sample the delights of local home-made food and if you are quick to book one of their special dinners and organic wines evenings where a guest chef is invited to delight the lucky guests.

However you are really spoiled for choice here with a plethora of other wonderful pubs nearby and the stunning Buxted Park hotel just around the corner.

If you are a fan of “Shop local, eat local & support local” then you here is definitely where you should settle. With a nearby farm shop selling local produce, and with the advantage of being situated in an orchard with plenty of seasonal fruits. Plus on a cold day visit their café and warm yourself enjoying one of their homemade soups, or a delicious cake and a cup of coffee.

And if you need to get the train Buxted train station is only just over a mile away with direct links to London Bridge and Uckfield just three miles where you will find an array of restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses.

The A26 links with the A21 to the north and the A22 to the south, providing access to the M25 and M23 and on to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and coastal ports.

State and private schools:
High Hurstwood or Buxted C of E Primary schools, preparatory schools in Five Ashes (Skippers Hill), Eastbourne (Bedes and St Andrews), well-regarded secondary community colleges in Crowborough and Uckfield and independent senior schools in Mayfield, Eastbourne and Upper Dicker (Bedes).

Viewing strictly by appointment with Bees Homes on 01323 332344. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Please Note
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Bees Homes use all reasonable endeavours to supply accurate property information in line with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These property details do not constitute any part of the offer or contract and all measurements are approximate. It should not be assumed that this property has all the necessary Planning, Building Regulation or other consents. Any services, appliances and heating system(s) listed have not been checked or tested.

Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built in furniture.

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Price : £800,000 Sold
Property Type : House
Purpose : Sell
Status : Sold
Address : High Hurstwood
Postcode : TN22 4BD
City : High Hurstwood
Country : England
Property ID : 1689

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 2

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