£3,500,000 - Recently Sold

Clarklye Farm Barn – Chiddingly

Discover a unique country home near the picturesque village of Chiddingly. Nestled within this idyllic countryside setting, and spanning approximately 8,645 square feet, this is a truly exceptional home that was meticulously converted in 2000. This detached seven-bedroom residence exudes elegance and timeless appeal, offering a harmonious blend of classic charm and modern sophistication.

An Impressive Entrance

Pull onto the spacious gravel driveway that welcomes you to the house. With ample space for off-road parking, this outside space creates an inviting atmosphere, beckoning you to the front door.

Step inside and be greeted by a grand entryway, with the central staircase setting the tone of refinement that awaits throughout. The pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the stunning glass-roofed atrium, flooding the heart of the home in sunlight and creating an airy and ambient atmosphere. Envision yourself arriving home after a long day and being greeted by this inviting space.

To the left of the entryway sneak a peek at a spacious and bright cloakroom ideally situated for guests. Next you will find a boot room that provides ample storage space for outerwear and shoes; perfect for arriving after a long walk around the grounds.

Dining in Style

Continuing on and turning left leads you to a capacious living space, used as both a dining room and sitting area. Soaring ceilings and an abundance of windows create an airy and light-filled atmosphere, making the versatile space great for grand gatherings or intimate soirees. Double doors lead out onto a spacious patio with view of the swimming pool and fields. This unique room effortlessly transitions from a formal dining area to a comfortable drawing room. The exposed brick walls and wooden beams evoke a sense of rustic charm whilst the rich hardwood floors add a touch of warmth and elegance. Picture yourself curled up with a good book in one of the plush armchairs, accompanied by the crackling fireplace.

Moving on through you will arrive at the light-filled kitchen, a perfect place to inspire culinary creativity. With plenty of sleek storage options and helpful features such as a wine fridge, it has everything you need to provide excellent hospitality.

The breakfast bar seating allows you to cook and entertain simultaneously, with laughter and conversation flowing as you prepare a delicious meal with friends and family.

Discreetly tucked off the kitchen you will find the dog/boot room and a utility room. The kitchen opens up into another stylish yet functional dining and family room area that creates a convivial atmosphere across the whole ground floor. With double doors opening out onto the patio, alfresco dining is merely metres away. This space also leads into another bright and versatile room that can be used in a multitude of ways, such as a playroom or fitness room, depending on your family’s needs.
On the right side of the staircase you will find another spacious sitting room that is more private, ideal for cosy movie nights. There are also two bedrooms on this level, one with an en-suite bathroom, that sit on either side of another sitting room, kitchen and utility room. This corner of the house could be used as a self-sufficient living space.

Retreat Upstairs

Ascend the grand staircase to explore the other five bedrooms, all with majestic views of the verdant fields that surround the home.

Step through the office space into your own private sanctuary – a master bedroom designed for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. Drenched in beautiful sunlight that streams through the dual aspect windows, this haven exudes an air of tranquillity and understated elegance.

This bedroom features a private wrap-around balcony that allows you to bask in the warmth of the sun while enjoying the views of the sprawling south-facing garden.

This bedroom features a dressing room that gives way to a spa-like ensuite bathroom, complete with a double vanity, a freestanding bathtub and a spacious wet room shower. This is a personal oasis, a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and indulge in some self-care.

Moving along the corridor you will arrive at another en-suite double bedroom, with equally charming views of the lush surrounding countryside from the dual aspect windows. Next to this is another bedroom that shares the same gorgeous views.

Next door to this room is the shared family bathroom, fitted with a luxurious freestanding bath, a walk-in shower with a waterfall shower head, a WC and wash basin. Soak away the stresses of the day in this oasis of calm

Alongside this bathroom you will find another two spacious bedrooms, one of which is dual aspect, inviting in the tranquillity of the countryside. This final bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and separate bath, the perfect place for you to unwind and relax. Another utility room completes the first floor of this home.

Al Fresco

A striking feature of this home is its heated four metres deep swimming pool. Whether you are a competitive swimmer or just like to do some lengths of breast stroke in the morning, this pool can offer endless entertainment and fun for the whole family.

A true haven for relaxation, this home includes an impressively sized pool house that also features a kitchen and bathroom. If you’re an avid swimmer or even an art enthusiast seeking the perfect studio space, this versatile addition elevates the living experience this Barn provides.

Outdoor Oasis

Set on a 16 acre plot with unspoilt views over open farmland towards the South Downs, this unique feature is what gives this home its charm. With ample space to roam and explore, this is the perfect home for an idyllic family life. The land is a mix of fields and woodlands, providing endless hours of fun and exploration.

This property has two large barns, one of which is currently being used as a stables, with room for six horses. With an approved planning application for a 60×30 sand school, this home would be perfectly suited for an equine lover.

On Your Doorstep

Chiddingly is a family-friendly village in the Wealden district of East Sussex, 11.3 miles from Lewes and accessible via the A27. With the excellent pubs like the Six Bells and The Gun in the village, Chiddingly offers a traditional and community-focused countryside experience.

There is a well-regarded primary school in the village, and a number of excellent schools not too far away, such as Bede’s at Upper Dicker, Lewes Old Grammar School and Eastbourne College.

There are many activities you can participate in such as Chiddingly festival that celebrates the arts, and for the operatically-inclined, Glyndebourne Opera House is just up the road. For the thrillseekers you will find Knockhatch Ski & Snowboard Centre and Knockhatch Adventure Park just 5.4 miles away.

Chiddingly offers great connectivity for day-trippers and frequent flyers. The nearby A27 provides convenient access to Eastbourne, Brighton and Portsmouth. Gatwick airport is just an hours’ drive away and nearby Polegate station allows you to get into London Bridge/Victoria in approximately 80 minutes.

For a home that lends itself to all seasons, this family home offers a safe, warm and beautiful embrace to all. Private, light-filled and with views over the South Downs, country life doesn’t get any better than this.

Home Nuances

  • The picturesque village of Chiddingly
  • Substantial country home converted in 2000
  • Detached seven bedroom home
  • Three/four reception rooms
  • Central staircase
  • Glass-roofed atrium
  • South-facing garden & balcony
  • Approx 8646 sq ft
  • Approx 729 sq ft pool house/studio and barns
  • Chain free

Grounds & location

  • Off-road parking for several vehicles
  • Unspoilt views over open farmland to The South Downs
  • Heated 4 meters deep swimming pool
  • Pool house with kitchen and bathroom
  • Gravelled driveway
  • Garaging, outbuildings and stables
  • 16 – acre plot
  • Approved planning application for a 60 x 30 sand school
  • 1.5 miles from Chiddingly Village
  • 8.5 miles to Uckfield
  • 11.3 miles to Lewes
  • 1 hour drive to Gatwick Airport


  • Mains water
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Mains electric
  • Council tax band G


  • 1.4 miles Chiddingly Primary School
  • 4.8 miles Bede’s at Upper Dicker
  • 6.3 miles Hailsham Community College
  • 11 miles Lewes Grammar School
  • 13.5 miles Eastbourne College

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Price : £3,500,000 - Recently Sold
Property Type : House
Purpose : Sell
Status : Available
Area : 8649 Sq Ft
Address : Chiddingly
Property ID : 4170

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 7
Bathrooms : 5