What family would not wish to spend 20 years or more behind the elegant Queen Anne façade of 17th-century Little Bucksteep, which sits amid banks of rhododendrons and magical landscaped gardens in the heart of unspoilt countryside, a mile and a half from the pretty East Sussex village of Dallington?

Strutt & Parker (01273 475411) quote a guide price of £2.3m for the substantial Grade II-listed house, which has three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, seven/eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, an annexe, and a separate two-bedroom oast house. Its 7.4 acres of grounds include garages, workshops and stores, an all-weather tennis court, a swimming pool, and a paddock. An excellent choice of nearby schools includes Vine Hall, Marlborough House, St Andrew’s, Eastbourne College and St Bede’s.

 

£2.3m through Strutt & Parker (01273 475411)

 

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