Beautiful, grade II listed, five double bedroom family home situated in a secluded plot of just under an acre and within a few minutes’ walk of Ticehurst Village centre. This charming home offers ample living space, renovated to a high standard throughout by its present owners and with delightful wrap-around gardens.
Offers invited between £2,000,000 and £2,100,000.
Baber House offers peace and tranquillity with the convenience of a central village location and all its amenities on the doorstep. Built in around 1640 this stunning home exudes character throughout with the current owners retaining many of its period features during its extensive renovation in recent years.
Set back from the road, the sweeping driveway with electric gates leads you to the extensive, gravelled parking area with detached garage. The classic Sussex tile hung, and red brick exterior entices you inside this delightful home that stands proudly within its lovely plot.
You can enter the house via the original main entrance or from the side. The main entrance enchants you with its distinctive solid wood door opening into the welcoming entrance hall. The ground floor offers versatile living accommodation with character in its three principal reception rooms, currently a living room, dining room and a snug.
The living room has grand proportions with original floorboards, large original fireplace with log burning stove and a wealth of exposed beams. There are windows to the front looking onto the attractive gardens, double doors to the side and a library room to the rear.
There is a formal dining room, again with large proportions, accessed from the inner hall and entrance hall. There is a log burning stove and ample space for a large table and chairs making it the perfect room for dinner parties and entertaining.
The modern, contemporary kitchen offers plenty of fitted, gloss cabinets and Corian worksurfaces. A large open hearth houses the range oven, and there is a fitted dishwasher and a butler sink beneath the windows. There is space for a breakfast table and a useful fitted larder cupboard. There is a pantry leading from the kitchen with space for an American fridge/freezer and with additional fitted cabinets and surfaces, ideal for food preparation. There is a spacious, fully fitted laundry room next to the kitchen with plenty of fitted cabinets and surfaces along with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The dual boiler heating system is also neatly fitted within this room, serving both floors independently, and with a pump system allowing for full system drain throughout the house if required.
Completing the ground floor is the snug/tv room with its double doors to the decked entertaining area, two studies overlooking front gardens, cellar, and two downstairs cloakrooms, including the ‘Pope’s toilet’. The Pope’s toilet being named after a historic visit to Ticehurst where Baber House was built a toilet for his use upon visiting.
A prominent turning staircase with galleried landing takes you to the first floor where the five bedrooms and two bathrooms are easily accessible. A second staircase also links the ground floor to the first floor.
The principal bedroom is a delightful room of a great size and with exposed timber beams. A wide window looks overlooks the front gardens and there are two, large walk-in wardrobes with fitted rails and with potential for an en-suite. There are two further double bedrooms that are served by the family bathroom. Both have pleasant gardens views at the front of the house, and both have generous, fitted wardrobes.
The family bathroom has been finished to a high standard with quality fitting and crisp tiles. There is an extra wide walk-in rainfall shower, standalone bath, matching vanity basins, WC, chrome heated towel rail and fitted cupboard.
Further along the landing are the final two double bedrooms, both served by a second bathroom. Both bedrooms are double rooms with fitted wardrobes, exposed beams, and pleasant outlooks. The second bathroom is smartly finished with quality tiles, large walk-in shower, WC and double vanity basins with storage beneath.
The house sits within well established, wrap-around gardens offering seclusion and privacy. It offers lawned areas along with well-manicured box hedging, mature shrubs, wildflower etc. providing an abundance of colour. In addition, there are several seating areas to include the rear terrace with pergola and established grape vine, offering a pretty, shaded spot for outdoor dining. Stepping down from the front garden there is a further parcel of land which could lend itself as space for a swimming pool or tennis court.
There is a single detached garage accessed from the driveway to park a car along with plenty of space for further vehicles. Most of the boundaries are lined with well-established trees and hedging ensuring total privacy.