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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 reception room


  • Available from 19th Aug 2020
  • North wing with private entrance
  • Stunning communal gardens
  • Chain free
  • Double bayed first floor reception room
  • Views of the churchyard
  • Great willingdon village location
  • Unique two storey appartment
  • Gas central heating system
  • Allotment available
  • Must be viewed

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A unique Chain Free two bedroom duplex apartment forming the north wing of this iconic, Grade I listed building with delightful Grade II communal gardens. Set in a Downland village location, overlooking St Mary’s Church, Willingdon. Featuring a magnificent first floor twin bayed living/dining room with amazing concave ceiling. With ground floor bedrooms, study and bathroom, plus upstairs kitchen and further WC.

Historical Note Designed by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for Alexander Wedderburn qc in 1902 it was a very fine home indeed. Lutyens re-styled and added to an existing building that was on the site. Post war it was converted into 11 unique apartments. The gardens were arranged in a 17th Century style and may have had input from Gertrude Jekyll.

Location The Hoo is situated in Church Street, right in the heart of the picturesque Downland village of Willingdon. A good range of village amenities, all within walking distance, are available: Two great pubs (The Wheatsheaf and The Red Lion), a Thai restaurant (The Thai Village), The Old Willingdon Post Office, a beauty salon and a hair salon. A wealth of scenic Downland walks, offering glorious views, are available in The South Downs National park, which is right at your doorstep. Mainline trains to London can be found at Polegate. Eastbourne Town Centre is approximately 2 and a half miles away.


Window to front, stairs to first floor with cupboard under, private front entrance door with fitted mat.

Study 2.14m (7') x 2.06m (6'9")

Full height window to front, radiator, archway to:

Bedroom One 3.38m (11'1") x 3.35m (11')

Window to rear, wall to wall mirror front wardrobes, door interconnecting to:

Bedroom Two 3.35m (11') x 3.07m (10'1")

Window to rear, radiator, shelving, door to hallway.


Window to rear, tiled walls and floor, cupboard housing Worcester combination boiler. Suite comprises wc, basin, bath and shower enclosure. Space for washing machine. Heated towel rail.

First Floor Landing

Kitchen 3.08m (10'1") max x 2.33m (7'8")

Window to side overlooking the old vicarage, fitted with country style base units, sink, worktops, gas hob, oven and space for further appliance. Loft hatch. Tiled walls.

Living/Dining Room 8.58m (28'2") max into bays x 6.00m (19'8")

Fabulous twin deep bays facing East for morning sun and West for sunsets. Impressive concave ceiling, stone fireplace with inset gas fire, six radiators, picture rails.

Store Room

Window to front, shelving.

First Floor WC

Window to side, basin, wc.

Communal Courtyard with iron gate leading of Church Street.

Communal Gardens

Access to the side of the building. Large south facing lawn with deep well stocked borders and feature flint walls. Twin flint pavilions. Lower terrace with a lily pond and good selection of trees. Leading to the allotments. An allotment plot may be available for the next owner.

Tenure Share of Freehold, on a 999 year lease from March 1999. Pets are permitted but dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens and not cause a nuisance.

Maintenance Charges Responsible for an 8.75% share of the maintenance charge, which for 2019 equated to £2,621.

Council Tax Band C with Wealden District Council.

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Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Hampden Park (Sussex) 1.2 miles
  • Polegate 1.5 miles
  • The Lindfield School 0.6 miles
  • Ratton School 0.7 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Hampden Park (Sussex) 1.2 miles
  • Polegate 1.5 miles
  • The Lindfield School 0.6 miles
  • Ratton School 0.7 miles

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  • £260,688
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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
19th Aug 2020 £278,950 Price reduced by £10,050
30th Jul 2020 £289,000 First listed

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