Attractive country home in a delightful Wealden setting
Situated on the outskirts of the sought-after rural village of Blackboys, Shawfords is an attractive and spacious bungalow that was extended in 2018. The sale presents a rare opportunity to acquire a truly rural property ideally located in a slightly elevated position with wonderful views To the South Downs and surrounding countryside.
Lot 1 Shawfords
Spacious and well presented, the house is clearly a much-loved and comfortable family home, having been in the same ownership for nearly 30 years. Extending to just over 3,000 square feet, it has a pleasing spacious layout, with the three formal reception rooms and three of the four bedrooms extending across the rear (south western) elevation of the house overlooking the gardens. The reception rooms are served by a kitchen and space for a breakfast table, and a number of traditional service rooms including a generous utility room/boot room.
The established gardens are an extremely attractive feature of Shawfords along with the adjoining paddocks that have been used for grazing and hay production. There is also a small area of woodland included within Lot 1 which adds to the sense of tranquillity and protection.
Lot 2 Shawfords Woodland
A useful block of around 46 acres of predominantly Chestnut coppice with some areas of softwood. A wildlife haven, this woodland has plenty of conservation interest, as well as opportunities for commercial woodland management.
The area is well served with state and independent schools including Blackboys CE Primary School, Cumnor House, Skippers Hill Manor, Benenden and St Leonards Mayfield School. Buxted railway station is within a short distance of Blackboys offering services to London Bridge and London Victoria with journey times varying between 75 and 95 minutes. Royal Tunbridge Wells offers services to Charing Cross with journey times approximately 60 minutes.
The property benefits from a rural setting yet is in an accessible area with good road access via the M25 (30 miles),A272 and A26. Both Gatwick and Heathrow are within reasonable driving distance.
Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include racing at Plumpton, golf at East Sussex National Golf Club and Piltdown, and ample opportunities for walking and riding.
From the centre of Blackboys village head down Gun Road and proceed up the hill. At the end of Gun Road bear left and Shawfords will be the first gated entrance on the left hand side.
Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Council tax band F.
It should be noted that Lot 2 will not be sold off until a sale of Lot 1 has completed.
Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01732 879050.
Acreage: 65 Acres