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8 bedroom house for sale

Lamberhurst, Kent/Sussex, Kent/Sussex border, TN3 8BH

Under Offer £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country character house
  • 6 bedrooms with 2 bed annexe
  • About 6,304 sq ft in total
  • Private elevated plot
  • About 5 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Wickhurst Farmhouse is one of a small collection of buildings forming Wickhurst Farm just south of the Kent / Sussex border, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Farmhouse occupies a private, elevated plot in its own grounds of approximately 5 acres at the end of a long private drive. The postal address is Lamberhurst but the property is almost equidistant from the villages Wadhurst and Frant, each of which has local convenience stores and public houses.

Comprehensive shopping: Tunbridge Wells (4.6 miles), with the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre, North Farm business/retail park, historic Pantiles and High Street offering a wide selection of shopping facilities from Marks & Spencer and Fenwicks to smaller speciality shops and boutiques.

Schools: Lamberhurst has a primary school and there are a number of well regarded schools in the area both state and private.

Mainline rail service: Frant (2.1 miles), Wadhurst (3.8 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (5 miles) mainline stations have services to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and London Cannon Street with journey times from 52 minutes (from Tunbridge Wells).

Communications: The A21 (accessible at Lamberhurst - 3.8 miles) links to the M25 and other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and to the coast.

Leisure: Sailing, cycling and fishing at Bewl Water (4.8 miles), wonderful walking and riding opportunities in Bedgebury Forest and the Ashdown Forest, racing at Lingfield Park, Plumpton and Brighton. Golf can be played at a number of local courses including the Nevill, two at Royal Ashdown, Crowborough Beacon, Dale Hill, Piltdown and the East Sussex National at Uckfield. There are private members health spas such as Esporta at North Farm, Sparkling Health at The Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells and also at Knowle Grange in Frant.


There has been a 'Wickhurst Farm' on this site since at least 1825, and it is likely that the original Farmhouse was built around this time. The house that exists today is however predominantly Victorian in character with good ceiling heights, bay windows, wide hall and door ways with panelled doors and decorative fireplaces in several of the rooms. Other points of note include tall, low set windows, dado rails and period style radiators.

The rooms are well proportioned and a single storey extension has been added to the rear of the house to provide a modern open plan kitchen / breakfast room. Part of the house has also been used as a self-contained annexe (known as 'Little Wickhurst'), although this is currently included as part of the main house as there are doors between them on the ground and first floors.


Ground floor

A part-glazed painted front door opens into the:

Entrance hall with quarry tiled floor, coats rail and doors to the cellar, cloakroom and reception hall.

Cloakroom with polished wood floorboards, WC, corner washbasin, under-stairs storage cupboard and patterned glass windows providing light from the cellar stairwell.

Reception hall with a wide staircase rising to the first floor, built-in cupboards, coats rail and doors to the principal reception rooms, kitchen and pantry.

Drawing Room featuring a bay with three sets of glazed doors to the front garden, separate window to the front, brick fireplace with open fire and built-in cupboards / shelves to either side, box beams to the ceiling and French doors with windows to either side leading through to the conservatory.

Conservatory with windows on two sides, French doors to the front garden patio and built-in cupboards. A door leads through to the annexe.

Double aspect sitting room with box beams to the ceiling and a decorative fireplace with marble surround and mantle, tiled hearth and built-in cupboards / shelves to either side.

Double aspect dining room featuring a decorative open fireplace.

Study with windows to the rear and oak flooring.

Kitchen / breakfast room which has been extended to provide an open plan dining area with three sets of double doors opening out to the rear garden. Oak flooring throughout. The kitchen is by Schofield & Crafter of Tunbridge Wells and comprises comprehensive wall and base units, matching dresser and larder units and a central island with granite worktops. There is a twin butler style sink and an electric AGA set in a fireplace recess with bressumer beam over. Integrated appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Accessed off the kitchen is the utility room with further wall and base units with wood block worktops, butler sink and space for a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Next to the utility room is the boot room with door to the side. Also accessed off the kitchen is a laundry / airing room.

First floor

First floor landing with window to the front, built-in wardrobes and a blocked fireplace.

Double aspect master bedroom with built-in wardrobes, decorative fireplace and en suite bathroom. The bathroom comprises a stand-alone 'slipper' bath with shower attachment, separate double shower cubicle, WC, bidet, pedestal washbasin, heated towel rail, wood flooring and a window to the rear.

Five further bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, two with decorative fireplaces (one blocked) and one with a bay window to the front.

Shower room, which can either be used separately or as an en suite to one of the bedrooms, with corner shower cubicle, WC and washbasin.

Family bathroom comprising a stand-alone roll-top bath with shower attachment, separate double shower cubicle, WC, pedestal washbasin, heated towel rail, airing cupboard and window to the rear.


Sitting room with decorative fireplace, built-in cupboards and window to the side. This room also features a well in a brick surround with glass cover and feature lighting. A door leads through to the conservatory in the main house and another door opens into the annexe kitchen.

Kitchen / breakfast room with tiled floor, windows to the rear, brick fireplace, door to the side garden, wood fronted wall and base units, sink, oven with gas hob, space for a fridge freezer and dishwasher. A latched door opens to reveal stairs rising to the first floor.

There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. A door from the landing opens to the main house landing. Both bedrooms have decorative fireplaces and one has a built-in wardrobe. The bathroom comprises a panelled bath with shower attachment, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail, window to the rear and airing cupboard.

Gardens & Grounds

The property is approached via a long private driveway. There is a lawned garden to the front of the house with a patio and raised pond by the conservatory.

To the rear of the house is a walled garden, which has been landscaped to provide a level lawn, with a patio by the kitchen / breakfast room and a greenhouse in the far corner.

There are parking areas to the front and side of the property in addition to a garage block to the side of the house.

Attached to the garage is a kitchen with access out to the swimming pool area, which is useful for summer entertaining. There is also a changing room with shower and WC. The swimming pool pump room is also attached to the garage block. The swimming pool is heated and the area around it is paved.

Beyond the swimming pool area is a small orchard of apple trees and a storage barn. From this area a five bar gate opens into the paddock.

On the other side of the house is an outbuilding with gardener's WC.

The tennis court is located in the paddock and there is a paved terrace from which to view the game or just to enjoy the view over the valley. There is also a summerhouse by the tennis court.


From Tunbridge Wells follow the B2169 through Bells Yew Green towards Lamberhurst. Having passed Frant station, continue for approximately 1½ miles before turning right onto Bartley Mill Road (signposted to Cousley Wood). The driveway to the property will be found after approximately half a mile on the left hand side, at the top of the hill.

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10 March 2012


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