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Charming period house in East Sussex

The Old Slate House is a delightful country house sitting in a pretty rural position between Newick and Fletchling in East Sussex. The property is believed to have originated as two separate cottages dating from the 16th century, and re-fronted in the Victorian era with an attractive double-fronted façade.

Inside, the rooms are arranged over three floors, and period features include exposed wall and ceiling timbers, and a number of both working and feature fireplaces, including a very handsome inglenook in the sitting room. The house isn’t listed, so offers lots of potential for remodeling.

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Accommodation in full comprises: entrance and dining hall, sitting room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall/boot room, cloakroom, master bedroom suite and three further bedrooms, family bathroom, and the attic bedroom/playroom and the attic storeroom.

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Outside, the formal gardens are predominantly south-facing and enjoy a fine outlook across the Common and neighbouring countryside. Outbuildings include a summer house, garages and a greenhouse. The land comes to just under an acre.

The Old Slate House adjoins Fletchling Common and is just half a mile from the centre of Newick, which has good local amenities and a thriving community. Hayward’s Heath, with its trains into London, is seven miles.

The guide price is £750,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01444 446 000 or visit

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