Fine & Country are delighted to bring to market this spacious and light five-bedroom detached family home with vast development and equestrian potential, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym complex and approximately 2.75 acres of gardens and paddocks in a superb location off a quiet country lane near the popular village of Laughton.
Harbens Farm is presented to the market in excellent condition throughout and offers a spacious and bright family home in a sought-after location. The property has excellent room sizes throughout and a particularly impressive entrance hall and galleried landing. The property is in an enviable rural location with fields to three sides and has a southerly outlook to The Downs. The property has a range of outbuildings including a Shepherds Hut, a large double garage, and a detached two storey brick building. The two-storey brick building has planning permission to convert into a two bedroomed detached annex while the garage could, STPP, be converted into further accommodation. The Shepherds Hut comes with an outside shower and toilet unit.
This wonderful family home is believed to have been built in the mid 1970's, originally as part of the adjacent Equine centre but subsequently separated.
The property is entered via the impressive 19'6 x 15'3 galleried entrance hall and on the ground floor there are three large reception rooms, a 24'9 x 15'9 kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom. Also, on the ground floor, you enter the indoor swimming pool complex. This impressive adjoining building is constructed of a substantial steel frame with light coloured resin bonded floors and features a large indoor heated swimming pool, dehumidifier system, large double-glazed picture windows and double-glazed sliding doors leading to the side walled garden and rear sun terrace. Further double-glazed windows and sliding doors lead to the gym area and separate changing rooms with sauna and relaxing room.
On the first floor there are five double bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms, a family bathroom and a cloakroom.
Harbens Farm is situated about 0.75 miles south east of the village of Laughton, just north of the South Downs National Park. The village has a primary school, shop/post office and public house; the internationally renowned opera house at Glyndebourne is just three miles away.
The property is almost equidistant between the historic county town of Lewes (7.5 miles) and Uckfield (8 miles), both having supermarkets, a range of shopping facilities, leisure centres, a variety of pubs and restaurants and rail stations. Lewes station provides connections across the south east and to London Bridge/ London Victoria (journey time from 64 minutes). The City of Brighton & Hove is 16 miles to the south west and Eastbourne 14 miles to the south east.
There are secondary schools in Lewes, Ringmer, Uckfield and Hailsham. Private schools in the area include Bede's Prep and Senior School, Eastbourne College and Brighton Prep and College.
There is horse racing at Plumpton, Brighton and Goodwood; equestrian activities at Hickstead, Crockstead and Golden Cross; golf at Lewes, Seaford and the East Sussex National; sailing at Brighton, Eastbourne and many other places along the coast; and many bridle and footpaths close by....Read full description