BEHIND THE PERFECTLY symmetrical stone frontage lies a wealth of history, intriguing period details and contemporary charm within Marley House. Set in nearly 13 acres of picturesque Sussex farmland this stunning 17th century property can also proudly claim that it once formed part of the Battle Abbey Estate.
According to ‘Twenty Centuries in Sedlescombe’ by Beryl Lucey, Marley Farmhouse was built with stone from those parts of Battle Abbey which were demolished by Sir Anthony Browne in the middle of the sixteenth century. Battle Abbey itself was built using stone transported from Normandy in the years following the Battle of Hastings as William the Conqueror apparently believed Norman stone was superior to local stone.
Listed Grade II, the house has been substantially enhanced by the present owners with modern living in mind and includes characterful reception rooms, welcoming family areas including a games room, six bedrooms and a large, wooden framed Garden room which has an atrium ceiling and large windows allowing for marvellous views of the gardens and countryside beyond.
In the grounds there is a swimming pool within a walled garden, a stable block with two loose boxes and tack room as well as a former squash court which is ripe for refurbishment. Enclosed paddocks, a pond and smattering of private woodland make up this idyllic country pile.
PROPERTY: Marley House
LOCATION: Marley Lane, Battle
GUIDE PRICE: £1,750,000
BATHROOMS: 2 bathrooms, 1 cloakroom
BEST BITS: If you’re into horses then this is the property for you. Not only is there ample space to keep your ponies but there are also private paddocks and an ample amount of space in the surrounding countryside in which to enjoy your equine pursuits.
- Reception hall
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Garden room
- Laundry room
- Pantry & larder
- Wine cellar
- Boot room
- Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing area
- Five further bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom
- Family bathroom
- Separate WC
- Circular driveway
- Well established gardens with level lawns, herbaceous borders, mature trees and shrubs
For full details contact Hamptons • 01892 516 611 • www.hamptons.co.uk