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  • Updated On:
  • June 24, 2024
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

New equestrian property for sale on Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Welcome to Rylands, a truly exceptional Grade II listed family estate that exudes timeless charm and offers unparalleled equestrian facilities. Steeped in rich history dating back to the 17th-century, this remarkable house echoes the grandeur of yesteryears while providing a living space spanning an impressive 3,172 square feet. Nestled in the heart of Plumpton, this property is a rural retreat that effortlessly blends classic elegance with modern comfort.


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As you step inside, you’ll be captivated by the meticulously designed interiors with exposed wooden beams throughout the property that add character and architectural charisma. The drawing room is adorned with an inviting open fireplace with a stone surround and parquet flooring, setting the scene for memorable gatherings. The room also benefits from French patio doors, which brighten the space and lead to the lush garden, allowing your guests to mingle inside and outside.  


If you’re looking to set up a home office or have a space free of any distractions, you have a generous study with abundant natural light streaming through double-aspect windows, offering captivating views that inspire productivity. To entertain guests in comfort, the property features a dining room, which is highlighted by a square bay window and a beautiful inglenook fireplace that adds warmth and ambience.


Moving through the residence, the sitting room invites you to unwind by the snug fireplace, with French doors seamlessly connecting you to the garden. The strategic layout provides effortless accessibility to the adjacent kitchen.


The heart of the home, the kitchen/breakfast room, offers an abundance of space to cook your favourite meals and spend quality time with your family. It also delights with a Bosch oven and Gaggenau induction hob as well as a practical central oil-fired Aga cooker, which allows you to cook various dishes simultaneously and provides additional heat to your home. In the ground floor’s south wing, you’ll discover a library, along with two spacious double bedrooms and a family bathroom.


Ascend to the first floor to find the Master Bedroom, complete with fitted wardrobes, a deep bay window presenting gorgeous garden views, and an en suite bathroom. An additional bedroom and bathroom await, with an attic bedroom on the second floor providing an extra retreat.


The single-story annexe, nestled at the rear of the house, boasts a kitchen/breakfast room, a comfortable sitting room, and a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom – ideal extra living space for when friends and family are visiting. But that’s not all! The stable flat, situated in the stable yard, provides a first-floor sanctuary with an open-plan sitting room and kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom.


Enchanting Outdoor Retreat


Beyond the doors lies an outdoor paradise. Entering through the solid wooden gates onto a gravel drive, you’re led to ample parking. The rear of the residence features a sunny terrace, complemented by an ornamental pond, creating an idyllic space for outdoor gatherings.


Amidst the lush gardens, you can enjoy a heated swimming pool, sheltered by verdant hedgerows. Close by, you’ll find a vegetable garden with a central greenhouse and a brick garden store, offering the perfect chance to embrace a true farm-to-table experience with the freshest produce. 


The garden’s charm is heightened by the commanding presence of an ancient oak tree, which oversees the beautifully maintained surroundings. Adding to the convenience is a spacious single-story brick and stone barn, equipped with power and a lean-to log store.


Completing this outdoor oasis, a tennis court where you can hone your skills without interruption or club rules to worry about, beckons for matches.


Equestrian Paradise: A Dream Come True for Horse Lovers


For equestrian enthusiasts, this property is a rare gem spanning approximately 11 acres. The mature hedgerows and post-and-rail fencing provide privacy and security, creating ample space for horses to roam freely. 


The home’s extensive equestrian facilities include a sand school, measuring about 40m x 22m, enclosed by post-and-rail fencing, two loose boxes with two more loose boxes and hard standing. Conveniently situated next to the main house, an Illuminated and well-equipped yard boasts a range of facilities, including nine loose boxes, two of which are corner foaling boxes. There’s also a feed store, hay store, tack room, and day room. 


Given the proximity to Plumpton Racecourse, could this make an excellent opportunity to create additional income through leisure use?


Apart from being a dream residence, Rylands offers exciting opportunities to start the equestrian business of your dreams. With the immense demand for horse holidays and equine-related activities in the area, the possibilities are boundless. Whether you envision a training yard, livery business, grooming service, or riding school, the property’s strategic location and extensive facilities provide a perfect canvas. The potential for a thriving equestrian business is yours to explore!


The property’s location places you at the heart of equestrian excellence. Plumpton Racecourse, host to exhilarating horse races and competitions, is just a stone’s throw away. Experience the thrill of the Sussex National and other top-notch events from the comfort of your own property. A mere 20 minute drive away, Hickstead is a renowned centre that hosts prestigious equestrian events, including international competitions, national championships and the Premier League competitions.


There are also plenty of equestrian centres in the area, such as:


Plumpton College – 2.2 miles


Golden Cross Equestrian Centre – 11miles


Crockstead – 8.2 miles


Hascombe Farm Equestrian Centre – 8.5 miles


Alder Lake – 4.2 miles


Felbridge Show Centre – 20 miles


Pyecombe Equestrian – 8.3 miles


South of England Showground – 10 miles


These all give you every experience you could wish for, with a range of disciplines being catered for, as well as affiliated and unaffiliated events & competitions. 


Moreover, you can indulge in some of the country’s finest outriding opportunities. Explore the breathtaking South Downs Way, a National Trail boasting 100 miles of picturesque countryside. But in addition to that, there’s no shortage of bridleways in the area, with a huge bridle path network right at your doorstep, traversing across Plumpton, Westmeston, and all the way to Rottingdean, Poynings and beyond.


Enriching Surroundings and Convenient Proximity


Nestled in the charming Plumpton village, Rylands enjoys an excellent location just five miles from Lewes. Plumpton has been home to notable individuals like Queen Camilla, who grew up in the former rectory known as The Laines. Explore the captivating Clayton to Offham Escarpment, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and discover its unique flora and fauna. Nearby attractions include Butterfly Gardens at Middleton Common Farm and the Artelium Wine Estate, offering winery tours and tastings. There are also lovely pubs close by, such as The Plough Inn, a Cask Marque accredited Harvey’s Pub, and the 19th-century The Half Moon Inn – both within a 2 mile radius. Just a 15-minute car drive away you’ll find the county town Lewes where you can discover more shops, restaurants, museums and much more. Here’s where you can enjoy events like the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Lewes Bonfire celebrations. The Jolly Sportsman, renowned for fine dining, is a only short walk away.


For the city dweller, Plumpton Station offers swift connections to London, making commuting a breeze. Haywards Heath Station, roughly 9 miles away, connects you to Gatwick Airport and London within 45 minutes. Brighton is a mere 14 miles away, providing diverse entertainment. A23/M23 provides easy access to Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network, and the property benefits from great access to A27.


Experience the fusion of history, luxury, and equestrian excellence at Rylands – an embodiment of opulent countryside living. Contact us today to explore this extraordinary property.

And if you’re eager to explore more incredible houses with land for sale, we invite you to browse our extensive collection of rural properties. Discover the perfect match for your lifestyle and uncover even more breathtaking homes in captivating settings.


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Zip: BN7 3AB
Country: United Kingdom
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Property Id : 38423
Price: £ 2,200,000 Guide Price
Rooms: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Equestrian Facilities
Other Features
Adjacent Plumpton Racecourse
Equestrian Estate
Excellent commuter links
Grade 2 listed
Tennis court & Pool

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