Country House Alterations and Extension The Old Rectory House & Coach House Barcombe

Fine Regency substantial residential property in 75 acres. Three phases of work approved by Lewes DC to the main building: Phase 1 & 2: Obtain consents for alterations to historic core of main house with new underfloor heating to the entrance hall and various internal and external alterations with the recasting of two service wings incorporating staff, kitchen, storage accommodation and  rear yard reorganised to form a grand formal vista through the house linking the main stair hall through the open kitchen and dining area and punching through the rear service wing to complete the vista through to the garden and swimming pool beyond. Phase 3 involves alterations to the coach house  to provide garaging & garden equipment storage and a very posh loft for the resident white doves who currently inhabit a large open barn.  A Roman Road runs across the main entrance to the property which has triggered archaeological conditions involving preparation of special reports and survey material with close liaison with the County Archaeologist (East Sussex) and appointment of specialist archaeological consultants to give an archaeological watching brief to monitor the excavation and ground works and agree the recording of finds. Final phase due to start Spring 2014.

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