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The Very Old Meets the Very New in Sussex!

Exceptional Homes is instructed to sell one of Sussex’s oldest medieval farmhouses.

Gate House Farm dates from 1441. house and cottage total 8 bedrooms. Guide Price is £1,895,000.

Exceptional Homes dates from May 2007 and is the first national estate agent in the UK to cater solely to £1 million plus properties with a flat 1% commission rate.

Exceptional Homes has been instructed to sell one of the oldest and most historically important medieval farmhouses in the Weald. Gate House Farm – located close to Robertsbridge in East Sussex - has been inhabited since at least 1441 and is Grade II listed. From its establishment until 1689 it was in the possession of one single family (the Crisfords). The property comprises a six bedroom farmhouse with exposed oak beams and inglenook fireplaces and a two bedroom cottage with a full size billiard room; all surrounded by lawns and borders including tennis court and a swimming pool housed in a magnificent medieval barn. The farm comprises over 50 acres in total.

The vendors of Gate House Farm said:

“Gate House Farm is a very special and truly lovely family home that we would like to be exposed to the widest possible range of buyers, including London and overseas. Exceptional Homes seems well positioned to be able to deliver this for us.”

Exceptional Homes Managing Partner Dr Jeremy Howard said:

“It is very exciting for a new company like ours to receive an instruction to sell one of the oldest farmhouses in this lovely part of the Weald on the Kent / Sussex border. The history of Gate House Farm is quite fascinating – stretching back as it does to the time of Henry VI. We are delighted that the owners of this beautiful property chose a thoroughly modern company to market it for them.”

Note to Editors:

Exceptional Homes is a new company founded by former Deutsche Bank MD Dr Jeremy Howard in May 2007. It caters only to properties priced at £1 million or above (or the equivalent in USD or Euros). Exceptional Homes is open and transparent in its commission fees, and charges just 1% - or less than half the published fees of traditional London-based agents.

The company uses a network of Regional Directors and Negotiators working in their local communities to manage the day to day business of property transactions.


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Adrian Pepper 07774 269755

Dr Jeremy Howard 07701 090046 Managing Partner of Exceptional Homes,