Ahandsome front door stands squarely in the centre of a gorgeously pretty house on the Kent/Sussex borders. It’s a classic Georgian farmhouse, broad and solid, though it contains a few surprises and the low set windows offer a clue to its earlier origins as a Wealden hall house. 

the cool grey kitchen with its big blue Aga was inspired by the paintings of Carl Larsson

the cool grey kitchen with its big blue Aga was inspired by the paintings of Carl Larsson

the sitting room was originally the farmhouse kitchen. The beams have been sanded, limed and waxed

the sitting room was originally the farmhouse kitchen. The beams have been sanded, limed and waxed

the dining room has been painted the colour of a northern European sky

the dining room has been painted the colour of a northern European sky

the high-ceilinged drawing room is in the Georgian part of the house

the high-ceilinged drawing room is in the Georgian part of the house

Jane and Eddie’s son’s bedroom reflects his keen interest in art

Jane and Eddie’s son’s bedroom reflects his keen interest in art

the ruby coloured sofa by the fire in the main bedroom provides the perfect place to relax

the ruby coloured sofa by the fire in the main bedroom provides the perfect place to relax

the chickens enjoy the afternoon sunshine

the chickens enjoy the afternoon sunshine

the house has fabulous views over the Sussex Weald

the house has fabulous views over the Sussex Weald

the carvings made into the cellar wall during the reign of William of Orange

the carvings made into the cellar wall during the reign of William of Orange

  • words:
  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Cherry Whytock

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