Explore this 14th-century Sussex hall house

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The owner, who runs a boutique B&B, bought this Grade II listed property in 2012 and lives here with his partner. The house has a reception room, hall, kitchen-diner, library, office, snug and four bedrooms, three of which are en suite.

‘The house is quintessentially English,’ says the owner. ‘We had been looking for a while for a period property, but they can be quite small and dark. This one stood out because of its generous proportions. It also offered the opportunity for me to work from home running the B&B. We re-organised the interior to create three en-suite guest bedrooms as well as two additional private rooms.’

The aim was an elegant, cosy and slightly whimsical home and the owner was prepared to search high and low for the antique furniture and luxe fabrics he wanted. ‘I enjoy mixing antiques from different periods and matching them with modern prints, which works particularly well set against the Tudor beams and the uneven wattle-and-daub walls in a home like this.’

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