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Herstmonceux, Windmill Hill & Boreham Street

Lealands, Hellingly £1,400,000


  • Price £1,400,000
  • Location Herstmonceux, Windmill Hill & Boreham Street
  • Type Detached
  • Bedroom 6
  • Status Under Offer

A once grand country house in need of sympathetic restoration. A very fine example of a Victorian manor built for a successful captain of industry. This south facing home enjoys bright and elegant rooms with many period features retained. Uninhibited from listing, there is great potential to return this property to a its former glory or very interesting commercial use. From the imposing tower you can peer across the countryside towards the coast.
A potted history This great house was originally a small cottage early in the 17th century. At various times additions were made by passing owners. When the owner, J.Hancock Nunn, took possession he created the present imposing residence leaving only a small portion of the walls inside the house. J.Hancock Nunn (born 1856) was the sole proprietor of Messrs Hancocks, founders of the India Rubber Industry and patent holders for the vulcanisation of rubber. The property was requisitioned by the RAF (attracted no doubt by the outlook from the tower) during the Second World War. The current owner has been residence since 1984. The attached coach house and lodges have since been converted to separate dwellings.
Location – The old Lealands estate is located in a rural area between the market towns of Hailsham and Heathfield. The country town of Lewes, City of Brighton plus the South Downs National Park are also within reach.

Reception Hall 8.71m (28'7") x 2.67m (8'9")
Day Room 6.63m (21'9") x 4.67m (15'4")
Drawing Room 7.32m (24') x 5.41m (17'9")
Dining Room 7.85m (25'9") x 4.87m (16')
Morning Room 4.87m (16') x 3.78m (12'5")
Kitchen 8.46m (27'9") x 3.60m (11'10")
Scullery 3.25m (10'8") x 3.20m (10'6")
Back Lobby 
Ground Floor WC 

Landing 10.41m (34'2") x 2.67m (8'9") | Laundry Cupboard 2.14m (7') x 0.82m (2'8")
Corridor to:
Master Bedroom 5.20m (17'1") x 4.07m (13'4")
En-suite Bathroom 4.04m (13'3") x 1.98m (6'6")
Walk in Wardrobe 
Apartment Anteroom 2.16m (7'1") x 1.89m (6'2")
Apartment Bathroom 2.63m (8'8") x 1.82m (6')
Apartment Suite 4.69m (15'5") x 2.90m (9'6") max
Apartment Kitchen 3.15m (10'4") x 1.63m (5'4")
East Wing Hallway | Old Lift Shaft | Linen Cupboard 
Bedroom Two 4.95m (16'3") x 3.99m (13'1")
Bedroom Three 4.94m (16'3") x 3.86m (12'8")
Bedroom Four 4.95m (16'3") x 3.87m (12'8")
Former Family Bathroom 3.18m (10'5") x 2.37m (7'9")
Bedroom Five 3.88m (12'9") max x 2.37m (7'9")

Lawned garden with mature trees.
Gravel Driveway via North Lodge.
Outbuilding. Lean-to structure at the rear of the property.

Council Tax Band G with Wealden District Council. 

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