IMPRESSIVE MAIN RECEPTION HALL * LARGE SITTING ROOM WITH SPLENDID INGLENOOK FIREPLACE * KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS BEYOND * FORMAL DINING ROOM * GAMES ROOM * STUDY / BEDROOM SIX * BOOT ROOM / REAR ENTRANCE * DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM / SHOWER ROOM * INNER HALL * CELLAR * Read more
IMPRESSIVE MAIN RECEPTION HALL * LARGE SITTING ROOM WITH SPLENDID INGLENOOK FIREPLACE * KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS BEYOND * FORMAL DINING ROOM * GAMES ROOM * STUDY / BEDROOM SIX * BOOT ROOM / REAR ENTRANCE * DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM / SHOWER ROOM * INNER HALL * CELLAR * BOILER ROOM * AN EXCEPTIONAL INTERNAL AND SEPARATELY ACCESSED RELATIVE / GUEST / STAFF ANNEXE COMPRISING OF A BATHROOM, SITTING ROOM, DOUBLE BEDROOM, KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM * SEVEN BEDROOMS IN TOTAL, FOUR OF WHICH ARE ON THE FIRST FLOOR * THREE OF THE MAIN BEDROOMS HAVE LUXURY ENSUITE FACILITIES AND DRESSING ROOMS * EASY MAINTAINED GARDENS AND GRASS PADDOCKS OF APPROXIMATELY 3.10 ACRES * A LARGE DETACHED BRICK BUILT GARAGE AND WORKSHOPS / THAT HAVE HAD PREVIOUS PLANS CREATED AND IS BELIEVED TO BE SUITED FOR CONVERSION INTO A DETACHED TWO STOREY THREE BEDROOMED SEPARATE COTTAGE OR ANNEX SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSION * BREATH-TAKING FAR REACHING RURAL VIEWS.
PLEASE NOTE: Foley and Neville's Planning and New Homes department have established that although there is the logical possibility, subject to planning permission, for the existing large detached outbuildings near the main house to be converted into a three bedroomed detached annex. That in addition to this potential building enhancement, after also discovering on the adjoining side garden that there is a further 260 square foot outbuilding next to the redundant all weather tennis court, there may now also be the possibility subject to planning permission to actually combine the two separate outbuildings total square footage and to possibly build a totally bespoke separate dwelling utilizing the second road access.
DESCRIPTION: A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial sized detached six / seven bedroomed 4046 Square foot beautiful period character family country residence with stunning rural views and approximately 3.10 ACRES of land, in addition to having a substantial detached brick-built outbuilding which could quite possibly be converted or re developed in to a separate three bedroomed cottage or further annex subject to planning permission.
This warm and inviting period family home has all of the classic character period features that so many house buyers continuously wish for in their perfect country property, including impressive inglenook fireplaces, beautiful original exposed oak beamed ceilings and walls, leaded light windows, a wine cellar, a classic farmhouse style kitchen with an AGA, charming antique wooden doors and rustic internal brick walls.
It isn't often that such a generous sized beamed character home comes onto the open market in such wonderful condition and with so many good-sized bedrooms, as well as having numerous reception rooms, up to five shower rooms and four bathrooms, three of which are ensuite.
The three large character bedroom suites have their own dressing rooms, in addition to benefitting from luxurious ensuite bathrooms / shower rooms.
On the ground floor, the internal attached annex / guest / staff accommodation that also has its own separate front entrance, could quite possibly be ideal as a BESPOKEE AIR B&B, especially with its own sitting room, kitchen breakfast room, double bedroom and luxury bathroom / shower room.
The current owners have found the present accommodation arrangement very adaptable for both friends and family, especially during annual festivities and proving a perfect venue for entertaining.
Although this charming country residence offers itself as a perfect beautifully positioned luxury family home with stunning views, it could just as easily lend itself as a very desirable bespoke holiday letting property.
SITUATION: The property is set off a country lane between Five Ashes and Mayfield and enjoys beautiful far reaching rural views over the adjoining countryside. Heathfield Town is within only approximately five minutes by car and there is also a main bus route at the end of the lane. Heathfield offers an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities, including a Waitrose, Sainsbury, Tesco and Co-op. Royal Tunbridge Wells which offers an even greater variety of shopping and leisure facilities, as well as its mainline train station within approximately 20 minutes by car. However, London commuters can also easily access a number of other mainline stations nearby, including Wadhurst, Buxted, Crowborough and Stonegate, all approximately 15 minutes by car. The property is also strategically located within easy access of the excellent road networks leading to both London within an hour or the south coast in approximately 20 minutes.
This marvellous family home is also ideally positioned within a convenient reach of a number of respected primary and secondary educational establishments, including Skippers Hill, Mayfield School for Girls, Tonbridge School for Boys, Vinehall, Bede's, Battle Abbey, Heathfield Comprehensive and Sixth Form College.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Gravelled path leading to the main central entrance through an attractive part glazed and wood panelled door which opens into the property's impressive large main reception hall.
MAIN RECEPTION HALL: A generous area with a host of beautiful exposed period character beams to the ceilings and walls, radiators, wall lights, attractive antique wooden door to walk in storage / coats cupboard, further antique wooden doors leading off the reception hall to the cellar, boiler room, games room, study / bedroom six, second study / bedroom seven, kitchen / breakfast room, bedroom suite two and internal access to the adjoining annex for guest / staff / relatives.
STUDY ONE / BEDROOM SIX: A double sized and double aspect room with attractive exposed beams, radiator, windows with aspect over rear garden and distant breath-taking rural views.
GAMES ROOM: Approached by double part glazed and wooden doors. A very light and relaxing room with beautiful exposed beams, radiator, part exposed rustic brick wall and delightful leaded light windows and secondary double glazing with aspect over front garden, with antique wooden door leading to the large sitting room.
SITTING ROOM: Also approached from the generous sized kitchen / breakfast room and off the short hall leading from the formal dining room. A very elegant and naturally light substantial sized character room with a host of wonderful exposed oak beams, radiators, a most impressive and imposing inglenook fireplace of red brick and sandstone construction with a splendid oak bressummer beam over, delightful leaded light windows and secondary double glazing with aspect over front gardens.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: A pleasant room of nice proportions that can be approached also from the inner hall, main reception hall and sitting room. This room also enjoys a host of elegant and attractive original exposed oak beams, an extensive range of bespoke fitted cottage style cupboard and base units with high quality marble worktops and preparation areas, fitted AGA with decorative tiled surrounds and twin top and double oven below, large separate rangemaster with electric hobs and ovens under, fitted microwave, butler sink with chrome mixer tap, display shelves and over mantle, Amtico style light oak effect flooring, integral dishwasher, space for American style fridge freezer, attractive part exposed rustic brick walls, windows and secondary double glazing with aspect over rear garden and beyond of stunning far reaching rural views. Door to Inner hall.
INNER HALL: Approached also from the Utility boot room and formal dining room, with original attractive exposed oak beams, Amtico style light wood effect flooring, with door also leading to downstairs cloakroom / shower room.
DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM / SHOWER ROOM: Comprising of a low-level W.C., wash basin with chrome taps, radiator, glazed and chrome fronted shower cubicle with shower control system, radiator, frosted paned window.
BOOT ROOM/ REAR ENTRANCE: Approached also by exterior wooden door and comprising of a quarry tiled floor, radiator.
LARGE FORMAL DINING ROOM: A substantial sized triple aspect room with good natural light, splendid original oak beamed ceiling, radiator, leaded light windows with aspect over front garden, full height leaded light windows and French doors that have an aspect of and open onto the side sun terrace, further leaded light windows with aspect to the rear. From the dining room there is a short hall that leads to the properties original front door, or another door leading to the large adjoining sitting room.
BEDROOM SEVEN / SECOND STUDY: Approached from main reception hall and comprises of a single sized room with a window having an aspect over the rear garden and beyond of the lovely rural views.
BOILER ROOM: Approached off the main reception hall by an antique wooden door and comprises of a Grant oil fired boiler, wall mounted meters.
INTERNAL ACCESS TO ATTACHED ANNEX / GUEST / STAFF ACCOMMODATION: Approached by steps from main reception hall that lead down to an attractive antique wooden door opening to a generous sized bathroom which has a further wooden door beyond leading further into the annex. This bathroom comprises of a low-level W.C., pedestal wash basin, a fitted panelled bath, tiled surrounds, mixer taps with shower attachment, radiator and window with aspect over the rear garden.
ANNEX SITTING ROOM: A pleasant sized room with a feature old sandstone open fireplace with an oak bressummer beam over, further exposed original attractive oak beams, to the walls and ceilings, radiator, leaded light window with aspect to the front garden. Attractive antique wooden door leading to annexes kitchen breakfast room.
ANNEX / 2ND KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM: Approached either from the internal sitting room area of the annex, or by a separate outside private entrance door from the front of the property. This double aspect room comprises of a comprehensive range of base units with light oak effect worktops over, a fitted sink unit with taps, tiled splashbacks, beautiful beamed walls and ceilings, radiator, leaded light windows with aspect over the rear garden with views beyond and a further leaded light window with aspect over the side garden.
ANNNEX BEDROOM / BEDROOM FOUR: A double sized room with original attractive exposed oak beamed ceilings and walls, radiator and leaded light window with aspect to front garden.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION NORTH WING: From the main reception hall there is a set of easy rising stairs leading to the large combined suite of bedroom two.
BEDROOM TWO AND ITS COMBINED SUITE: This is an impressive double sized bedroom suite with al walk-in dressing room with a further door leading into the bedroom suite area that has an impressive semi open plan antique style bathroom / shower room.
BEDROOM TWO: A double sized room with a splendid vaulted beamed ceiling, with further attractive exposed oak beams to walls, radiator, window with aspect over the garden and the views beyond, doorway to further walk-in wardrobe.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM TWO: Comprising of an impressive rolltop bath with ball and claw feet, antique style mixer tap with shower attachment, Pedestal wash basin with antique style taps, antique style W.C., radiator, vaulted beamed ceiling, further attractive exposed oak beams to walls, leaded light window.
FURTHER FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION SOUTHERN WING: Approached by a separate staircase leading off from the far end of the formal dining room to the first-floor landing area with its host of beautiful exposed oak beams and leaded light window with aspect to the front garden and antique wooden door leading into bedroom one.
BEDROOM ONE AND ITS COMBINED SUITE: This is a warm and pleasant double sized bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom / shower room and a large dressing room / nursery beyond.
BEDROOM ONE: A double sized room with a magnificent host of beautiful original exposed oak beams to the ceiling and walls, radiator, leaded light window with aspect to the front and views over the property's adjacent land, antique wooden door leading to a substantial sized ensuite bathroom/ shower room.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM ONE: Comprising of an antique style rolltop bath with ball and claw feet, mixer tap with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin with antique style taps, a separate glazed shower cubicle with a shower control system, antique style W.C. radiator, beautiful exposed oak beamed ceiling and walls, window with aspect over rear garden and country views beyond, antique wooden door leading to adjoining generous sized dressing room/ nursery.
DRESSING ROOM / NURSERY FOR BEDROOM ONE: Comprising of a fitted wardrobe, radiator, lovely oak beams and a leaded light window with aspect over the properties adjacent land.
BEDROOM FIVE: Approached off the first-floor southern wing landing by an attractive antique wooden door. This double sized room has a charming walk-in bay window with a pleasant aspect to the property's adjoining side paddocks, radiator and beautiful exposed oak beams.
SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Stairs from first floor southern wing landing leading to the second-floor landing area and beyond to bedroom three and its combined suite.
BEDROOM THREE AND ITS COMBINED SUITE: This comprises of a double sized bedroom, a walk-in dressing room and an ensuite bathroom / shower room.
BEDROOM THREE: Approached off the second floor landing by an attractive antique wooden door and comprising of a double sized room with elegant imposing architectural exposed oak beams, radiator and twin leaded light windows with a pleasant aspect over the property's adjacent paddock and distant rural views beyond, doors to a walk in adjoining dressing room and ensuite bathroom/ shower room.
DRESSING ROOM TO BEDROOM THREE: With exposed beams, door to eaves.
ENSUITE BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM TO BEDROOM THREE: Comprising of a fitted panelled bath, mixer tap with shower attachment, tiled surrounds, antique style W.C., pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back and antique style taps, radiator.
CELLAR: Approached off the main reception hall by an antique wooden door with red brick steps leading down to the redbrick floored cellar with painted brick walls and areas to store wine.
OUTSIDE: The property has two gated driveways and an extensive gravelled parking with additional turning areas.
LARGE DETACHED OUTBUILDINGS AND GARAGE: This generous sized mainly painted brick constructed garaging, workshops and old storeroom buildings has been considered possibly suitable for conversion or complete reconstruction into a detached three bedroomed separate cottage or an additional detached annex subject to planning permission.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS: Presently, the property has extensive lawned areas with some stocked flower borders, a large gravelled driveway and mature conifer boundary hedges, in addition to a number of brick sun terraces and pathways. Beyond the back lawns the property enjoys absolutely breath-taking and stunning far reaching rural views. There are also two large grass paddocks, one of which adjoins the side of the upper drive entrance and the other is immediately adjacent the front of the property. In all the paddocks and gardens extend to approximately 3.10 ACRES and could quite possibly now or in the near future be suitable for future building development subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions.