This popular and pretty village benefits from a range of excellent local amenities including a general store with post office, butchers, florist, several public houses, a highly regarded primary school with an Outstanding Ofsted report, playing fields and medical centre. The area is superb for cycling and walking with a network of footpaths and the National Trust property, Batemans, former home to Rudyard Kipling is very nearby.
More extensive shopping and leisure amenities can be found in Heathfield and the historic town of Battle. Tunbridge Wells, with its period architecture, excellent shopping centre and extensive retail park is about 14.5 miles away.
Mainline rail services: Stonegate (about 3.1 miles) and Etchingham (about 3.3 miles) have journey times to London Bridge in 1 hour 5 mins and London Charing Cross in 1 hour 16 mins.
Excellent educational opportunities can be found in the area at both primary and secondary levels, in the private and state sectors. These include primary schools in Burwash, Etchingham and Stonegate. Preparatory schools include Saint Ronans, Vinehall and Marlborough House. Senior schools include Benenden School, Battle Abbey, St Leonards Mayfield, Heathfield and Wadhurst Community colleges and further afield there are schools in Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.
Leisure/sporting facilities include a number of premium quality golf courses; Rye, East Sussex National, Dale Hill and The Nevill. Sailing, fishing, riding, walking and mountain bike trails at Bewl Water (10.3 miles) and a climbing and activity centre in Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum are just over 9 miles away.
Motorway links: The M25 via the A21 can be accessed at J5 providing links to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and other motorways.
*All mileages and journey times are approximate
St Giles is a substantial equestrian property which occupies an elevated position with stunning panoramic views, in the historic village of Burwash.
This light and airy, five bedroom family home which boasts ground floor annexe potential, dates from the early 1920's and enjoys well laid out accommodation in excess of 3,800 sq ft.
Reception rooms include a drawing room with wood burning stove, a dining room, a garden room with doors to the gardens, and a family room which is open to the kitchen. Together with the reception hall they offer ideal areas for entertaining.
Off the drawing room is an orangery, with views to three aspects and an Endless heated pool with electric cover.
The kitchen/breakfast room with central island, has a Thornhill range cooker, integral dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Off the kitchen is a utility room/second kitchen, a sitting room, a bedroom/study and en suite shower room. These rooms offer great flexibility and can be shut off from the main house creating a potential annexe if required.
The five first floor bedrooms, all with wardrobe cupboards are served by two bathrooms, one being en suite and a separate WC.
St Giles is accessed via two sets of electric gates which culminate in parking to the front of the house. The gardens comprise a belt of rhododendrons, azaleas and evergreens bordering the lawn to the front. Expansive lawns stretch away from the terrace to rear from where the spectacular views can be savoured. There is a Breeze House with power and light connected, a vegetable garden, greenhouse and summerhouse.
The equestrian facilities lie to the south west and benefit from separate vehicular access via double gates from Spring Lane. There is a hard standing yard with six stables and several store rooms. A track leads down to a horse walker and continues to the all weather outdoor school, the winter paddocks and nine fields beyond.
From the A21 heading south from Tunbridge Wells turn right onto A265 from Hurst Green towards Lewes and Etchingham. Continue passing through Etchingham and into the village of Burwash. Proceed through the village and St. Giles will be found on the right hand just before Spring Lane.