A superb, Grade II listed country home brimming with historical charm and enjoying far-reaching views over the adjoining and highly picturesque Sussex farmland.
Marley House lies approximately a mile from the historic and vibrant town of Battle. Built in warm, honey-coloured stone, it dates back to the 17th century and originally formed part of the Battle Abbey Estate.
According to Twenty Centuries in Sedlescombe by Beryl Lucey, tradition has it that the farmhouse was built with stone from those parts of Battle Abbey which were demolished by Sir Anthony Browne in the 16th century.
Further to this, it lies amid impressive gardens and grounds amounting to approximately 12.59 acres.
The house has been substantially enhanced by the present owners with modern living in mind, and includes character reception rooms, welcoming family areas, six bedrooms and a large, wooden-framed garden room which has an atrium ceiling and large windows giving a marvellous views of the gardens and countryside.
Outside, Marley House is approached via a gravel driveway leading to a large parking and turning area.
The extensive gardens that surround the house are peppered with tall, mature trees and many varieties of colourful shrubs.
The atmospheric walled courtyard has a brick built BBQ and provides a lovely area for outdoor entertaining.
This and leads, via a brick and tile outbuilding containing an office and a games room, to a further walled garden, wherein lies the outdoor pool with surrounding terrace.
There is also a stable block, a tack room, a separate garage and a detached former squash court. The latter could present an ideal opportunity for conversion to a a larger office subject to any consents that may possibly be required.
AT A GLANCE
MARLEY LANE, BATTLE
- Reception hall
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Garden room
- Laundry room
- Pantry and larder
- Wine cellar
- Cloakroom and boot room
- Rear hall
- 6 bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Separate WC
- Circular driveway
- Courtyard garden with terraces
- Games/pool room
- Walled swimming pool
- Stable block and tack room
- Detached former squash court
- Paddocks, woodland and pond
Guide Price £1,750,000
Available for sale from Hamptons Tunbridge Wells
01892 516611 | www.hamptons.co.uk