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Property Details

Property NameFlatropers, Bixley Lane, Beckley, East Sussexhighly rated property
Property Locationview map
Property Type3 bedroom detached house
PriceOIEO £875,000
StatusFOR SALE
For further information & viewings, contactDominic & Wendy Eldred-Earl
tel: 01797 260721
e-mail: flatropers@cinimod.co.uk
Web: www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-68918675.html

Summary of Property

First time on the market. ECO HOUSE IN A 11 ACRE WOODLAND SETTING - Designed and built by the current owners, Flatropers is a unique and impressive 3 bedroom architecturally significant, modern detached home clad with sympathetic chestnut and oak shingle roof and splayed chestnut clad exterior. It offers exceptional ecological credentials.

Environmentally Friendly Features

EPC - A Rating.
Fresh Water Harvesting System, Mains Electricity plus Solar Power system, Private Drainage - bio tank sewage, Wood Pellet heating system.

Dimensions of Rooms (m)

Kitchen
Lounge
Dining
Bedroom 1
Other RoomsSee floorplan for dimensions at https://goo.gl/mSqkGP
And further information below.
Details of Heating*See further info below
Average annual cost of utilities, electric, gas, oil, etc.£0 ** See further info
Ground Rent
Details of any Accreditation or rating, e.g., BRE EcoHomes, SAP, NHEREPC - A

Details of Garden or Outside Space

Accessed by a sweeping private driveway, the property sits within Flatropers wood, adjacent both to the remainder of Flatropers which is managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and a forestry commission woodland, brimming with wildlife and provides many delightful walks and footpaths. Flatropers sits in its own private 11 acre wood which is not encroached upon by any footpaths or rights of way. There is a kitchen garden and a half-acre deer-fenced dog run while the peaceful garden wraps around the main house created by a combination of wooden decking, lawn and Astroturf which provides a charming child's play area.

Transport & Local Amenities

Parking facilitiesGarage Driveway Off-road parking
Secure bicycle storage?Yes
Nearest shop/Post Office1.7 miles
Nearest leisure facilities1.5 miles
Nearest train station5.7 miles
Nearest bus-stop to main town/city0.2 miles

Further Information

ECO HOUSE IN A WOODLAND SETTING
Designed and built by the current owners, Flatropers is a unique and impressive 3 bedroom architecturally significant, modern detached home clad with sympathetic chestnut and oak shingle roof and splayed chestnut clad exterior. It offers exceptional ecological credentials. Set in 11 acres of semi-ancient deciduous woodland with secluded garden and large decking area there is a large 2-bay garage/1-bedroom annexe, with office above - ripe for conversion into 1/2 bedroom annexe/ancillary accommodation (subject to planning consent). This is the first time this property has come to the market.

Ground Floor:
The accommodation comprises: large reception hall / cloak and boot room, impressive large open plan living space with its high vaulted ceiling, breath-taking and unusually large window that frames the woodland trees beautifully, castor oil resin floor and a modern feature glass fire place. Stunning corner glass mono-slide doors slide away neatly, creating a magical 'indoor-outdoor' feel as the sitting room flows effortlessly out onto the large wrap around wooden deck with further magical views of surrounding woodland. There is underfloor floor heating throughout and the use of energy / solar power / utilities can be carefully managed by a state of the art Niko hub with touch pad controls and a smart phone app giving total remote control. Mains water is connected as is a superb filtered rain water harvesting system currently used as the primary source of water. No mains water has been used since the house has been occupied.

A large oak dining/pool table sits comfortably in this space and the open plan theme continues as the kitchen leads off the living room, creating a wonderfully light and spacious room designed for modern living and ideal for entertaining. The resin floor continues seamlessly into the bespoke, high specification kitchen which includes another feature window, breakfast bar, Lohberger wood pellet/log range, electric oven and hob, stunning white units and luxurious quartz work top. Leading off the main living space is a light and spacious double bedroom with French doors opening onto the deck, large and stylish family bathroom with luxury roll top bath suite and enormous walk in shower cubicle. The plant/utility room contains the 'brains' of the house with Home Control System, AV/Network cabinet, solar transformer, solar iBoost unit and the hot water tank, along with space for washing machine and tumble drier.

First Floor:
At the top of a handsome Oak staircase lies the impressive minstrel's gallery with its attractive balustrade, woodland views via the extra-large window above the living space (with potential to create a fourth bedroom/master suite - subject to planning), library as well as a useful reading/study area on the landing. There are two double bedrooms, both with electric black out blinds, the master bedroom being the larger of the two includes a large sky window allowing light to flood in. The bedrooms are serviced by a pristine and modern family bathroom with a large walk in shower which doubles up as an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom created by thoughtful 'Jack and Jill' sliding doors.

Exterior and Garage:
Accessed by a sweeping private driveway, the property sits within Flatropers wood, adjacent both to the remainder of Flatropers which is managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and a forestry commission woodland, brimming with wildlife and provides many delightful walks and footpaths. Flatropers sits in its own private 11 acre wood which is not encroached upon by any footpaths or rights of way. There is a kitchen garden and a half-acre deer-fenced dog run while the peaceful garden wraps around the main house created by a combination of wooden decking, lawn and Astroturf which provides a charming child's play area.

11 ACRE CHESTNUT COPPICE WITH OAK STANDS WOODLAND SETTING, adjoining a further 100 acres of Sussex Wildlife Trust Woodland and a similar amount of Forestry Commission woodland.

Sussex Wildlife Trust runs a monthly volunteer group which is a good opportunity to meet others and learn more about the woods.
You can also join SWOG (Small Woodland Owners Group) for free and they have meetings throughout the year.


Opposite the main house lies the large double garage/office, again clad with sympathetic chestnut and Oak set out over 2 floors. The ground floor is accessed by a large electric 'up and over' garage door (a single pedestrian door is cleverly built into this) and leads into the main garage/workshop area with downstairs wc (with sufficient space, wiring and drainage channel to install shower suite) being serviced by mains water/rain water harvesting system and mains electricity. The first floor presents 2 good sized rooms, currently used as a home office/study, the larger of the two includes an efficient wood burner as well as a neat and well-appointed kitchen area. As the fabric of the building has been built to a high residential standard, the garage has the potential (subject to successful planning consent) for conversion into a 1/2-bedroom annexe ideal for overspill/ancillary accommodation or holiday lets. In its current form, the garage has space for 2 cars and there is ample driveway parking for at least 4 further cars.

Situation:
The property is situated off a country lane between the villages of Beckley and Peasmarsh, adjoining Sussex Wildlife Trust Land opposite Forestry Commission land. Beckley has a Primary School, Norman church and public house. 3 miles to the north is the larger village of Northiam with everyday shopping facilities, doctor's surgery, optician, veterinary surgery and Great Dixter house and gardens. Further inland is the Wealden town of Tenterden with tree lined high street, independent shops and Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets. 2 miles to the south is Peasmarsh with Jempsons supermarket.

Further south is the Ancient Town and Cinque Port of Rye renowned for its historical associations, medieval fortifications and fine period architecture. As well as its charm and history, the town has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and an active local community, with the arts being strongly represented. From the town there are train services to Brighton and to Ashford with high speed connections to London St Pancras (37 minutes) and to the Continent via the Channel Tunnel. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye, Cooden and Hastings, sailing on the south coast and many fine countryside and coastal walks.

* Heating - Mixed wood pellet and log heating in winter - via PV Solar (using iBoost) in Summer

** Average cost of utilities = £0
Mains Water Cost - £1 per month
Water filters cost £140 per year (£11.67 per month)
Main Electricity £63 per month
Wood pellets £240 per year (£20 per month)
MVHR filters £60 per year (£5 per month)

Solar INCOME approx £120 per month

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External links:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-68918675.html

Details last updated: 2018-02-17 10:48:10

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