Striking country property with converted oast house

    Manor Farm

    Manor Farm is an extensive country property in elevated and secluded Brightling village, East Sussex, but still convenient for road and rail links.

    Dating from the 1930s, the vast array of rooms retain many period features, including fireplaces, wood flooring, decorative cornices and ceiling roses.

    As well as the main house, the property comes with an oast house providing extra accommodation and a studio currently used as a leisure facility.

    The ground floor features a drawing room with a handsome stone fireplace, a sitting room with an open fire and full height bay window, a family room, a substantial conservatory, an office and a library/bar with doors to the terrace.

    The light and airy kitchen/breakfast room has a four-oven Aga and there is a utility room as well as storerooms, a cloakroom and a shower room.

    From the inner hall a staircase leads to a half landing with a magnificent oriel window and on up to a galleried landing.

    The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and there are four further bedrooms (two of which share a Jack & Jill en-suite) and a family bathroom.

    Adjacent to the master bedroom is a small room used for laundry, but which could be utilised as a dressing room.

    Also on the first floor is a covered connecting staircase to the oast house.

    A further staircase leads to the second floor which has a study, three bedrooms, a separate WC and a shower room.

    The oast house is set over two floors offering a sitting room, a kitchen, two bedrooms, a shower room and a cloakroom on the ground floor, with a snooker room, a study, three further bedrooms and another shower room on the first floor.

    The detached studio, at present used for yoga, features an open space, two shower rooms and two cloakrooms.

    The gardens have been lovingly restored by the present owners. The wide expanses of lawn are interspersed with varieties of mature trees and shrubs, behind which are bluebell woods and a silver birch glade.

    A water cascade leads from a series of small ponds to a large lake that is well stocked with fish and has an ornamental bridge and a two-storey boat house with terrace.

    The 16.5 acres of grounds also feature a swimming pool, a hot tub, a tennis court and a croquet lawn.

    Further outbuildings include a triple-bay garage, a single garage, storage sheds, a workshop, a machinery store and a gardener’s WC.



    • Substantial country home
    • Dating from 1930s
    • Period features
    • Excellent family accommodation
    • Drawing room
    • Sitting room
    • Family room
    • Library
    • Office
    • Conservatory
    • Kitchen/breakfast room
    • Cloakroom
    • Utility room
    • Storerooms
    • Master bedroom with en-suite
    • Laundry/dressing room
    • Four further bedrooms
    • Two further bathrooms, one en-suite
    • Top floor with three more bedrooms, study, shower room and WC
    • Oast house with five bedrooms, sitting room, snooker room, study, two showers
    • Studio with large studio space, entrance hall, two showers, two cloakrooms
    • Ample garaging and outbuildings
    • Swimming pool and tennis court
    • Gardens with pond
    • Grounds of 16.5 acres

    For sale through Savills Cranbrook
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