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Elizabethan country house in East Sussex

Monks Manor is a country house dating back to the late 15th century with later additions and alterations. Extensive period timberwork includes latched oak doors and wall and ceiling beams, as well as wide oak floorboards and some fine inglenook fireplaces.

The current owner has been resident for nearly 30 years, and as such the interior would benefit from some updating, but there is a modern kitchen and the garage complex was added in 2001. There are four reception rooms on the ground floor, including the double-aspect study which has a bay window and a shelved fireplace recess. The inglenook fireplaces are in the drawing room and dining room, while the inglenook in the kitchen now houses an Aga.

Three staircases rise to the first floor, two of which lead to the principal landing off which are six bedrooms, two bathrooms and two separate WCs.

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Outside, the south-east facing graden lies to the rear of the house and is mostly laid to lawn with mature trees. A swimming pool lies behind one mature shrub bed and immediately to the rear of the house is a loggia.

Three main paddocks flank the property, one of which houses a former tennis court, while a stream lies at the bottom of the lower field with a children’s shelter built adjacent; the grounds come to around sixteen acres.

Monk’s Manor is located in the High Weald area of Outstanding Natural Beauty about 1.5 miles west of Mayfield in East Sussex. The village caters for day-to-day needs with a convenience store, bank, post office and butcher and there are three village pubs. Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells are also within easy reach.

The guide price is £1.55m. For further information please contact Savills on 01892 507 000 or visit the house on their website.

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