7 bedroom detached house for sale

Beech Hill, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5

Guide Price £3,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • immaculate 7 bedroom country house
  • exceptional leisure facilities
  • Wadhurst MLS 1.9 miles
  • 66 mins London Charing Cross
  • 8,914 sq ft
  • landscaped gardens, field and ponds
  • indoor pool complex, tennis court
  • pavillion and outdoor kitchen
  • about 6.72 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive and immaculately presented country house, with exceptional leisure facilities and far reaching rural views, situated on the edge of this popular village, under 2 miles from the mainline station


Location

Pennybridge House is situated in an accessible location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the road between the popular village of Wadhurst and Mark Cross. Wadhurst mainline station, is about 1.9 miles from the property via Fairglen Road opposite the property, enabling commuting to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street in just over an hour.

Wadhurst village (about 2 miles) offers a wide selection of local shops including a butcher, green grocer, delicatessen, post office, library, bank, chemist, hardware store, cafes, supermarkets and a garage. Comprehensive shopping is catered for in Tunbridge Wells (about 7.5 miles).

Schools: Primaries in Wadhurst, Stonegate and Mark Cross, preparatory schools include Sacred Heart Catholic school (Wadhurst), Holmewood House (Langton Green), Marlborough House and St. Ronan's (Hawkhurst). State secondaries include Uplands Community Technology College in Wadhurst, and Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge where admission is based on academic performance in the 11 plus.

Buses: Regular school and public bus services operate from Wadhurst.

Communications: The A267 Frant Road links to the A21 and onto the M25 (junction 5). Gatwick airport is about 31.5 miles to the west. The Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is about 42 miles to the east. Central London is about 47 miles.

Description

Total accommodation of approaching 9,000 square ft arranged over 3 floors and comprising:

Ground floor:
- entrance porch
- reception hall
- sitting room
- dining room
- drawing room
- billiard room
- music room
- study
- kitchen/breakfast room
- pantry
- utility room
- boot room
- garden room
- 2 cloakrooms

First floor:
- galleried landing
- master suite with separate dressing room and en suite bath/shower room
- guest suite with shower/bathroom and second floor leisure room/studio above
- 4 further double bedrooms (2 with en suite bath/shower rooms)
- sitting room/media room
- family bathroom
- cloakroom

Second floor:
- bedroom
- bathroom
- 2 attic rooms

Indoor Pool/leisure complex:
- 62' x 32'9" swimming pool
- steam room
- sauna
- gym
- kitchenette
- 2 shower/changing rooms
- cloakroom
- hot tub

- landscaped gardens
- field
- ponds
- luxury wooden garden Pavilion
- outdoor kitchen
- English Heritage 2-bay garage
- workshop
- log store
- in total approximately 6.72 acres

- EPC = E

Extensively renovated to an exacting specification by the current owner, Pennybridge House is a striking country home enjoying a wonderful South-facing aspect and with the elegant proportions of the Edwardian period providing exceptional space and well appointed leisure and fitness amenities, ideal for entertaining.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors, centred around a high atrium ceiling which floods the house with natural light, and each room is presented with a bespoke contemporary interior design which retains the integrity and charm of the many character features.

Of particular mention is the intriguing older part of the house which is believed to date back to the Tudor period, being the remnants of a former farmhouse with its distinctive aged wall and ceiling beams creating a bold contrast to the later principal areas. Further points of note include:
- bespoke painted joinery in contemporary pastel shades, decorative mouldings and architraves, wood panel doors and feature fireplaces;
- high ceilings enhancing the light and big picture windows framing a lovely outlook from the majority of the rooms;
- gothic-style oak front door within a decorative covered porch, opening into a spacious reception hall with mellow oak parquet flooring and a balustrade staircase rising up the to the first floor;
- dual-aspect formal drawing room with big bay windows with views over the garden, bespoke hand-painted panels to the walls, matching skirtings, intricate decorative mouldings and a fireplace with a Greek-inspired decorative surround;
- dining room enjoying a southerly view over the gardens, with double doors out to the terrace, parquet flooring, a carved marble fireplace and decorative ceiling mouldings;
- intriguing billiard room in the oldest part of the house with oak wall and ceiling beams and an impressive deep brick inglenook fireplace with a flagstone hearth, seating benches and an oak bressumer beam over;
- charming music room with decorative tiled floor and double doors opening out to the garden;
- stylish Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room comprising a central island unit with wine cooler, 4-oven Aga, Miele electric oven, dishwasher and coffee maker and a Sub-Zero American-style fridge/freezer;
- useful additional butler's pantry in a traditional style with chequered terracotta tiled floor and bespoke French-style colour washed cupboards concealing fridge and freezer drawers and a Wolf range-style oven with a gas hob and griddle;
- separate utility room with space for white goods and a boot room with cloakroom opening out to the garden;
- superb South-facing garden room opening out to the terrace with a high atrium ceiling;
- dramatic first floor galleried landing featuring a central glazed atrium ceiling with reconditioned pulley system enabling the roof windows to be opened and giving access to a master bedroom suite, four further individual double bedrooms, many with Smallbone fitted cupboards, four well appointed bath/shower rooms and an informal sitting/media room;
- character second floor comprising a further leisure room/studio which forms part of a suite with the "Tudor" bedroom below, a guest bedroom with bathroom and two delightful "ship rooms" in the eaves, ideal for small children;
- Bang and Olufsen sound system, hardwired in the drawing room, dining room, billiard room, cloakroom, kitchen and conservatory and outside on the terrace.

Gardens and grounds:
Pennybridge House enjoys an elevated position within glorious grounds designed to maximise the enjoyment of the lovely surroundings and the far reaching southerly views over countryside beyond.

A landscaped formal area directly around the house provides structure and interest with an Italian quartz terrace to the rear, pleached hornbeam, gravel paths, low box hedging and strategically placed lighting. Beyond is a broad area of sweeping lawn interspersed by mature deciduous and coniferous trees including horse chesnut, a specimen oak with tree house, sequoia, flowering cherry, scotts pine and drifts of underplanted spring bulbs.

A more natural fenced meadow area lies to the rear boundary, bordered by native trees and hedging and providing a lovely backdrop.

The Pavillion:
Located to the East side of the house within striking distance of the domestic area is a magnificent raised wooden "Crown" Pavilion with drop down sides and providing luxury self-contained outdoor entertaining space, complete with sound system and lighting, tables and seating and an additional outdoor kitchen beyond.

The Pool/Leisure Complex/Tennis court:
Positioned away from the main house is a fenced all weather tennis court with an acrylic surface and a superb self-contained leisure complex.

Comprising a 62' 1" x 32' 9" mosaic-lined indoor pool with a high ceiling and graceful arched oak beams and double doors opening out to a terrace with a hot tub, the well appointed facilities include two changing/shower rooms, a steam room, a sauna and a climate controlled gym, Bang and Oulfsen sound system and a kitchenette/sitting area alongside.

An English Heritage oak framed two-bay garage is located towards the gated entrance to the house, and includes a workshop and log stores, with a substantial gravel parking and turning area for several cars.

Services: Mains gas-fired central heating. Mains water and electricity and private drainage.

Outgoings: Wealden District Council: 01323 443322 or 01892 653311. Tax Band 'G'.

Viewing
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SK: 615050

Square Footage: 8,914 sq ft
Acreage: 6.72 Acres

Directions

From our offices in Tunbridge Wells proceed out of the town on Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant before turning left on the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Continue along this road for 3.3 miles, passing the petrol station on the left and take the first right into Mayfield Lane, the B2100. Continue for about a 1.5 miles and Pennybridge House will be found on the left hand side, opposite the turning into Fairglen Road.

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08 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Wadhurst (1.2 mi)
  • Frant (3.2 mi)
  • Stonegate (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Wadhurst (1.2 mi)
  • Frant (3.2 mi)
  • Stonegate (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Tunbridge Wells

53 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XU

01892 323042 Local call rate

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