Fonthill Farm dates back to the early 16th century, and is an attractive amalgamation of styles as later additions changed the property through the centuries. The house is a spacious family home with accommodation over three floors. Features of note include wide polished floorboards, inglenook fireplaces and lots of exposed honey coloured timbers, providing a cosy warm atmosphere.

In total the accommodation comprises entrance lobby, hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, and upstairs the principal suite comprises bedroom and dressing room; there are three/four further bedrooms with two bathrooms and the second floor has a further bedroom, playroom and a study.

Lying to the south east of the main property is an attached two storey cottage, providing ideal accommodation for staff, guests or relatives.

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Outside the gardens surround the property and have been attractively landscaped with clipped hedges, climbing roses, three picturesque ponds and numerous well-stocked borders. To the north east is a swimming pool with pool house, and a tennis court – there are also two loose boxes on the property. The remained of the grounds, which amount to just over three acres in total, are mostly laid to lawn.

Fonthill Farm sits in a secluded position about half a mile from Newick, an attractive Sussex village with local shops, three pubs and the well-loved 11th century St Mary’s Church. Lewes is just seven miles distant and Brighton just 14 miles. Haywards Heath, just seven miles’ drive, has trains into London Victoria.

The guide price is £1,900,000. For further information please telephone Strutt and Parker on 01273 475411 or visit www.struttandparker.co.uk.

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