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Former Abbot’s House with Cistercian Abbey ruins for sale

The Abbey is a fascinating Grade II* listed former Abbot’s house of exceptional historical interest. The house is the only building which remains in tact and was frequented by medieval kings: Henry III came in 1225 and again in 1264. Edward I visited in 1297, while Edward II stated for several days in 1324.

Today the Abbey presents stone and brick work with buttresses to the rear under a steeply pitched tile roof. Embracing nearly 800 years of architectural styles, the building contains fascinating period features including Caernavon arches, a combination of intriguing windows including mullioned and trefoil, oak floorboards and splendid open fireplaces. Despite all these changes, the house retains the air of tranquility and simplicity originally sought by the Cistercian monks. The house has inviting accommodation of great character, both bedrooms and reception rooms and the property some fine inglenook fireplaces including one with medieval tiles of superlative quality.  

Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall, drawing room, dining room, library/study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a cloakroom; upstairs are the master bedroom and bedroom two with a shared en suite bathroom while there are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.


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Partly walled gardens surround the house and are predominantly laid to lawn and sheltered by mature trees. The grounds amount to around 13 acres and include railed paddocks and coppice.

The property also comes with the Grade II* listed Cistercian Abbey ruins, coach house, greenhouse, productive kitchen garden and medieval fish ponds.

Situated amidst pretty Sussex countryside the property is within easy reach of the historic market town of Robertsbridge, which also has train services to London.

The guide price is £1,600,000. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01580 720000 or visit

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