For Sale 5 Bed House - Detached 

Whydown Hill, Sedlescombe £745,000

Property Features

Whydown Hill, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, TN33 0RN
Reception Rooms:4

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Battle Office
88 High Street
East Sussex
TN33 0AQ
Tel: 01424 774440

About the Property

This impressive detached residence occupies a private elevated position approached via a tree lined drive. The original property dates from the 16th century with two later additions and now provides considerable accommodation which blends seamlessly the traditional character charm with a spacious more modern feel.
Approached via a pretty gated courtyard you enter into a split level entrance hall with a semi-vaulted ceiling, leading into the bespoke kitchen/breakfast room that opens directly to the triple aspect dining room. The utility room and cloakroom are also of the entrance hall. The stunning 32ft sitting room is in the oldest part of the property and is bursting with period features from exposed beams to two inglenook fireplace and leads to the triple aspect study. The first floor is accessed via two stairscases and provides four bedroom, a newly appointed bathroom with high backed freestanding bath and large shower and a further en-suite. The second floor is arranged as an attic suite with delightful views over the courtyard and a claw footed bath.
The gardens extend to just over 1/2 acre and to either side of the property which are principally laid to lawn with tree lined borders and a well stocked secluded courtyard is to the rear. This sun trap is the ideal location for outdoor entertaining.
There is ample parking and a former garage which has currently been converted to provide additional accommodation.

  • Stunning detached period property dating from 116 century
  • Wealth of period features
  • 32ft Sitting room, study with vaulted ceiling
  • Kitchen, dining room
  • Cloakroom, utility room
  • Four bedrooms
  • Well appointed bathroom and en-suite
  • Second floor attic room arranged as bedroom and bathroom
  • Beautiful gardens, ample parking
  • Elevated private position

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Property Details

The property is approached via a private driveway ascending up to a gravelled parking area. Gated access then leads through the pretty rear courtyard with steps down to wooden and glazed doors leading into:-

Split Level Entrance Hall

3.12m x 4.19m (10'3 x 13'9)
Flooded with light via floor to ceiling glazed panels and high level Velux in the semi vaulted ceiling, decorative tiled floor, ceiling lighting, stairs to first floor, radiator, bespoke fitted coat and boot cupboard.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.78m x 3.18m (15'8 x 10'5)
Fitted with a bespoke craft kitchen made up of open base mounted units and a vintage style dresser, a central island with drawers and storage and breakfast seating area, workspace, double ceramic sink with mixer tap, tiled surround, space for range oven, fridge/freezer and slimline dishwasher, ceiling lighting, dual aspect windows to the front and side of the property and attractive lead glazed panel.

Opening directly into:-

Dining Room

5.08m x 3.96m (16'8 x 13')
Enjoying a triple aspect via windows and two sets of double doors with rear and side garden access flooding this room with light, wooden block flooring, ceiling lighting, radiator and attractive lead glazed window.

Utility Room

2.77m x 1.55m extending to 3.05m (9'1 x 5'1 extend
With a wooden work surface with rectangular sink with hot and cold taps, space for washing machine, tumble dryer, open shelving, window to front aspect, ceiling lighting, wooden flooring and radiator.

Leading back across the Entrance Hall.


Fitted with a bespoke crafted vanity unit with a Sanitan decorative painted hand basin with hot and cold taps, attractive period tiled surround, low level w.c, radiator, wooden flooring and window to front aspect.

Wooden latch door leading into:-

Bolier Room

Housing a wall mounted gas fired boiler, hot water cylinder and has lighting ideal space for airing cloths.

Sitting Room

5.97m x 9.86m (19'7 x 32'4)
This stunning room occupies the oldest part of the property and is brimming with character features and reminders to the properties history with the two original front doors and two ingelnook fireplaces one of which is open and working. A semi-vaulted ceiling with a Velux window fills this room with light along with the dual aspect windows and a further wooden and lead glazed door and French doors with courtyard access, exposed wooden floorboards, wall and ceiling mounted lighting, four radiators, built-in cupboard with shelving, stairs to first floor which sub divides the room creating two cosy seating areas

Wooden and louver doors lead into:-


5.21m x 2.97m (17'1 x 9'9)
Forming part of a later extension with a vaulted ceiling and a triple aspect via glazed windows, Velux and an attractive stain glass panel. This light and inviting space has exposed beams, painted wood panelling, wooden flooring, radiator and lighting.

First Floor


Loft hatch access and ceiling lighting.

Bedroom One

4.11m x 4.90m (13'6 x 16'1)
Enjoying a triple aspect via wooden glazed windows and a set of double doors with a Juliet balcony over the courtyard, ceiling lighting and radiator.


4.78m x 1.88m (15'8 x 6'2)
Recently appointed and comprises of a stunning white suite comprising a low level w.c, freestanding high back claw footed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin with hot and cold taps on a bespoke unit providing open storage, large walk-in shower with fixed glass screen and fixed rainfall and separate hand held shower attachment. Dual aspect glazed windows to the front and side, exposed floorboards, radiator and inset ceiling lighting.

Bedroom Five

2.74m x 2.90m (9' x 9'6)
Wooden glazed window to front aspect, wall mounted lighting and radiator.

Doorway leading through into:-

Inner Landing/Dressing Area

Within the eaves with built-in storage cupboard and space for hanging rails, lighting and window to front aspect. Opening directly into:-

Bedroom Four

3.58m x 4.01m (11'9 x 13'2)
This characterful room has a wealth of exposed beams a feature fireplace with decorative tiled insert and stone mantle, flooded with light via a wooden glazed window to the front and a Velux window in the semi vaulted ceiling from the sitting room with a galleried balcony over looking this area, wall mounted lighting, exposed floorboards and radiator stairs to second floor and doorway to:-


Stairs leading from sitting room, ceiling lighting and window to front aspect.

Bedroom Two

3.58m x 4.01m (11'9 x 13'2)
Dual aspect via glazed window to front aspect and a Velux to the rear incorporating a seating area, exposed beams, exposed floorboards, radiator and ceiling lighting.

En-suite Shower Room

Fitted with a low level w.c, wash hand basin with hot and cold taps, shower cubicle, Velux window to the rear, ceiling lighting and radiator.

Second Floor

Stairs from bedroom four.

Attic Bedroom Suite

9.55m x 2.49m (31'4 x 8'2)
Within the eaves and with a delightful aspect over the rear courtyard, wooden flooring, ceiling lighting, radiator, sub-divide by the stairs and some exposed beams with one end arranged as a bathroom with a concealled low level w.c, claw footed freestanding bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, bespoke vanity unit with oval wash hand basin with mixer tap. The bathroom area measures 11'8 x 8'2. The bedroom end has eaves storage and measures 11'9 x 8'2.


Detached Former Garage

The detached garage is currently being utilised as additional accommodation comprising a kitchen, shower room, open living/bedroom. ( We understand this has been done without planning)


The gardens extend to either side of the property and theses are predominately laid to lawn with tree lined borders. To the rear of the property is a pretty secluded courtyard which has been thoughtfully designed with meandering pathways, raised beds and a number of seating areas to make the most of the sun though-out the day and is well stocked with flowers, shrubs and trees, including an impressive magnolia and camellia. There is a charming water feature and brick outhouse.

Agents Notes

None of the services or appliances mentioned in these sale particulars have been tested.

It should also be noted that measurements quoted are given for guidance only and are approximate and should not be relied upon for any other purpose.

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