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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20
Description Bassetts is a very interesting period property, Listed Grade II, now available on the open market in nearly thirty years. The house presente attractive part tile hung elevations and to the rear a jettied covered varandah and delightful well stocked gardens and grounds of around 2 acres in all. There is ample parking in addition to the triple length garage and the property although in need of further modernisation offers great potential and situated in a sought after country lane position within easy reach of the village centre.
Situation Occupying a sought after semi rural location on the outskirts of the beautiful Sussex village of Mayfield with easy access to numerous footpaths over the surrounding countryside. Mayfield is a lively and picturesque village located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with excellent local amenities including a general store, post office, butcher, baker, hairdresser, chemist, bank and green grocer. The High Street is attractive and there are churches of various denominations, a primary school and St. Leonards-Mayfield School for Girls. A number of leisure facilities including a tennis club, bowls club, cricket club, bonfire society and many active local committees and organisations. The Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 9 miles to the north and Heathfield 6 miles to the south offering more comprehensive shopping and leisure amenities. There are mainline stations in Wadhurst 5 miles and Stonegate 8 miles distant.
. Heavy oak front door with wrought iron furniture and carriage light opening through to
Entrance Hall A real feature of the property, double aspect and with leaded light windows and a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers, exposed stone work, under stairs storage cupboard, double radiator, open to
Dining Room Double aspect and with polished oak wood block flooring in heringbone design, open fireplace with stone surround, ceiling timbers, serving hatch, two radiators.
Cloakroom High Level wc, wash hand basin, window.
Kitchen/breakfast room In galley style, fitted with an extensive range of painted base and eye level units with beech work surfaces, one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap, free standing oven, plumbing and space for dishwasher, space for upright fridge/freezer, quarry tiled floor, door to garden, larder cupboard with slate shelving, covered radiator.
Utility lobby Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumbledryer, door to courtyard.
Drawing Room A lovely room displaying a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers, leaded light casement windows each with radiators beneath, wall light points, full width inglenook fireplace with raised brick hearth and wood burning stove, television and telephone points.
Sun Room Full width sliding double glazed doors and picture windows onto rear sun terrace. A lovely room with exposed timbering, double radiator, part glazed door to
Roundel Study Light and double aspect with leaded light windows, fitted book shelving, television and telephone points.
. From the entrance hall, stairs lead to the First Floor
Gallering Landing With vaulted timbered ceiling, windows to front.
Master suite, bedroom 1 A fine room, double aspect and with a full width range of fitted wardrobes with storage cupboards above, exposed timbers, leaded light casement windows, brick chimney breast and fireplace (currently redundant).
En-suite bathroom Suite of corner bath, dado tiling, corner shower cubicle. wc, wash basin in oak vanity unit with shaver point, mirror, tiled floor, heated towel rail/radiator, access hatch to roof void.
Bedroom 2 Formerly two single bedrooms and with pillow plastering, exposed timbers, leaded light casement windows, range of fitted wardrobes, radiator.
Bedroom 3 Heavily timbered, window to the front, pedestal basin.
Bedroom 4 Double aspect and again heavily timbered, fitted double wardrobe, radiator.
Family bathroom Double ended roll top bath, ball and claw feet and chrome accessories, pedestal basin, window with radiator beneath, large airing cupboard with Megaflow hot water system, chrome heated towel rail/radiator.
Main Landing With access hatch to large attic, storage area.
Outside The property is approached over a five barred gate, over which is a public footpath, onto a tarmacadam driveway which sweeps around to the front of the property with areas of level lawn, established beds and roses. The drive accommodates a substantial parking and turning area for at least six further vehicles.
Brick built triple length garage 38'2" x 9'7" (11.63m x 2.92m). With pitched roof, side doors, power and light points and double doors to front.
. Adjacent is a further secure store and open plan wood store.
Formal Gardens The formal gardens are absolutely delightful, enclosed at the front with high conifer screening, oak gate and Yorkstone pathway leading to the rear of the property.
. The gardens offer total seclusion and privacy, a real feature of the property and with a very sheltered rose garden with old brick pavias, central lily pond and enclosed with beech and conifer hedging. A Yorkstone perimeter pathway continues along the rear of the house where there is a gardners wc, magnificent mature wisteria, climbing roses and planted borders.
. There is a paved patio garden and areas of tiered lawn and the former swimming pool is now covered, above which is a hot tub and summerhouse both with power available.
. To the side of the house is a gate to the lane and
Brick outbuilding With pitched tiled roof, power available, currently utilised as a workshop.
. There is a further timber implement store (in need of rebuilding) and further areas of natural gardens with magnificent magnolia and specimen trees and rhododendron. The lawns slope away from the house with further large area of natural garden bordered by a gently flowing stream and with an established tree line boundary which maintains privacy and acts as a natural windbreak.