Description Set down a quiet lane this delightful country residence sit within its own 40 acres with extensive equestrian facilities currently run as an established bhs approved riding school, but would also make fantastic competition or livery yard, and barn plus further outbuildings with potential for development subject to planning.
The property itself is a double fronted detached house which in parts dates back to circa 1574 (unlisted) which has been extended over the years to now form a comfortable family home, comprising five bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, two reception rooms, dining hall, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and downstairs cloakroom, with established gardens surrounding the property.
Opposite the main residence sits the former water tower and milking parlour which now houses a large training room and a two storey office. In addition to this there is a large club house on the main yard, with bar area and seating.
The equestrian facilities comprise of 42 stables in total. With the main yard comprising 28 indoor loddon style stalls. With new water harvesting system and filter which will feed all stables. A further 9 stables located in an indoor barn and 5 isolation boxes. A large alarmed tack room, feed room, large indoor hay barn, large covered 42' x20' indoor school with judges box and newly installed irrigation system to enable the school area to be damped down at any time. Horse walker. 36 Acres of grazing with post and rail and permanent electric fencing. 3 acres of woodland and a further 3 acres and detached barn.
There is also a two bedroom static caravan on site which has established use for past 30 years.
Staplecross lies on the B2165 between Ewhurst Green and Cripps Corner and although a small hamlet, it was important during the Middle Ages. It was the central point in the Hundred of Staple that comprised the villages of Northiam, Ewhurst Green, Bodiam, Sedlescombe and parts of Brede, Mountfield and Whatlingon. The Hundred was a Saxon institution that subdivided a Shire in one hundred hides (a unit that varied between 40 and 100 acres). Each hundred had one leader and council who was responsible for, amongst other things, the administration of justice through the "hundred court".
entrance hall Hardwood door and window to the front. Stairs to the first floor. Door to cellar for storage. Tiled flooring.
Lounge Bay window to the front. Large feature Inglenook fireplace with display shelves, brick hearth and wood burning stove. Feature beamed ceiling and supports. Solid oak flooring with original "Priest Hole" hatch. Doors open into the dining room.
Dining room French Doors to the side with matching glazed panels. Feature beamed ceiling and support pillars. Tiled flooring. Door to the study.
Study Windows to side and rear. Fitted shelving to one side. Part feature brick and beamed walls and beamed ceiling. Oak flooring.
Inner hallway Window and door to the front. Feature wood burning stove. Glazed internal door to dining room. Tiled flooring.
Cloakroom Window to rear. Re-fitted suite comprising WC and vanity wash basin in fitted unit with storage under. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring.
Kitchen/breakfast room Bay window to the front and window to the rear. L-shaped with a range of white shaker style fitted and free standing units and matching butchers block style worktops. Space for a range style cooker and fridge freezer. Feature beamed ceiling and beamed support pillars. Tiled flooring. Breakfast area to the bay window end with open brickwork and beamed ceiling.
Utility room Window to the side. Fitted storage. Water tank and washing machine and tumble dryer space. Tiled flooring.
Landing Window to the front. Doors leading to the separate stairs to the second floor rooms. Carpeted.
Master bedroom Windows to the side and front. Space for wardrobes. Carpeted.
Guest bedroom Window to the front. Fitted cupboard. Door to the en-suite bathroom. Carpeted.
Ensuite Window to the rear. Re-fitted suite comprising Jacuzzi spa bath, WC and wash hand basin. Part feature beams. Fully tiled walls and tiled flooring.
Bedroom 3 Window to side. Carpeted.
Shower room Window to the side. Enclosed shower cubicle with steam and spa jet facilities. Vanity basin in unit. WC. Laminate flooring.
Bedroom 4 Window to front. Attic room. Carpeted.
Bedroom 5 Window to front. Attic room. Carpeted.
gardens Pretty side garden with walled feature, shingled patio area, very secluded and high hedge and tree perimeter. Mature planting. Front enclosed area ideal for keeping dogs. Old English orchard with apples and plum trees. Further gardens encircle the property with the total land area spanning 40 acres.
Outbuildings Variety of outbuildings including a timber clad water tower and milking parlour previously used as offices and a training room. There is a static caravan with 2 bedrooms which has had residential use for some years. There is a large clubhouse and more offices in the former cowsheds, with bar area and seating. In addition to this is an unconverted Sussex Barn.
Equestrian facilities The equestrian facilities comprise of 42 stables in total. With the main yard comprising 28 indoor loddon style stalls. A further 9 stables located in an indoor barn and 5 isolation boxes. A large alarmed tack room, feed room, large indoor hay barn, large covered yard, 42 x20 indoor school with judges box and Horse walker. Newly installed water harvesting system and filter that will serve the stables and a new irrigation system for the indoor school to allow for damping down at any time.
Land 36 Acres of grazing with post and rail and permanent electric fencing. 3 acres of woodland and a further 3 acres of land, making 40 acres in total.