We think this gem of an East Sussex property is perfect for a horse family, but do you agree?
St Giles is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the western edge and just a few minutes’ walk from the center of Burwash village. Rural yet within easy reach of the village, it overlooks the unspoilt East Sussex countryside.
The coast is only 16 miles from the property whilst Heathfield with a wide range of shops and facilities is around 10 km away and the larger center of Tunbridge Wells is around 15 miles away.
Local equestrian centers are Meadows EC (17 miles), Polegate EC (17 miles) and Brendon Stud in Pyecombe (31 miles).
Do you need a horse veterinarian? Contact Cliffe Equine Vets (16 miles).
Cross country opportunities are offered at Comphurst Cross Country (nine miles).
Show with local showing society BSPS Area 14 and you are also just under an hour from The All England Jumping Course, host of the Royal International (RIHS) and other famous events.
Competitions are held regularly at the Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, which is less than 30 minutes from the front door.
If you have children, they can also sign up at The Pony Club’s East Sussex branch.
The guide price for this rural nest, put up for sale by Batcheller Monkhouse, is £1.8million.
St Giles sits on 11 acres of grounds which includes a series of paddocks with a combination of post and rails, livestock fencing and water connections.
The equestrian facilities are accessed via a separate entrance through reinforced high wooden gates onto a parking lot for horse boxes and trailers. There is a wood storage barn in this area and a path leads to the stable yard.
There are four running boxes, one of which has currently been divided into two pony boxes, all with attached water troughs. There is also a tack room/fodder store with sink and plumbing, and space for a washing machine and fridge. There is a large concrete apron in front. Across the yard is another loose box with a hay barn on the side.
A double opening five bar gate gives access to the four bay horse walker with an additional machine store and another lockable container providing secure tack storage. There are three winter soft areas with sand surfaces and a hard slope leading down to the outdoor school with sand and rubber surfaces and training mirrors.
The main house was built in the 1920s. An annexe comprising a kitchen, lounge and en-suite bedroom is located to the north of the house and could easily be incorporated into the main house accommodation if desired.
The family’s kitchen/breakfast room features a butler’s sink set into granite countertops with cabinets and drawers below, a central kitchen island, and pantry and pan cabinets.
From the salon a partially glazed door leads to the conservatory where there is an infinity pool with power jet, tiled floor, shower cubicle and lovely views.
The main gardens are to the rear of the house with a York stone patio overlooking the countryside. Brick steps lead down to another terrace and there is also a Julian Christian gazebo with seating and table with heating and electricity. There is also a summer house and a greenhouse.
Horse & Hound Magazine, published every Thursday, is packed with the latest news and reports as well as interviews, specials, nostalgia, vet and training advice. Find out how to enjoy the magazine, delivered to your doorstep each week, and options to upgrade your subscription to access our online service, which brings you breaking news and reports, as well as other benefits.