Vast Georgian mansion close to the East Sussex coast with garaging for nineteen cars for sale for just under £10 million
Built for a Rye based attorney and banker named Jeremiah Curteis (1735 – 1806) between 1798 and 1806 and altered in 1903 by Sir Reginald Blomfield (1856 – 1942) – best known for his work on Chequers between 1909 and 1912 – Leasam House at Playden in East Sussex is described as a “fine mansion” by British Listed Buildings.
Home to Sir George and Lady Warrender in the early 1900s, the Grade II listed building subsequently became the Leasam House School between 1956 to 1992 before being returned to use as a private residence in more recent years.
Consisting a total of 18,733 square foot of accommodation and 7 reception rooms, 11 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms in the three storey main residence, Leasam House also comes with a 3,592 square ancillary residence named Leasam Grange. Additional features number both a family and catering kitchens, a 10 seat cinema room, a gym and a steam room.
Standing on a picturesque plot of 56.67 acres that includes formal and informal gardens, parkland and woodland, there is also a tennis court, helicopter landing area and garaging for 19 cars – plainly something that attracted the company director and car enthusiast Matthew Le Breton, a collector of everything from 1937 Atalantas and Jaguar E-Types to Porsche GT Carreas, to the property.