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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Withyham Road, Withyham, Hartfield, East Sussex

Guide Price £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Drawing Room
  • Family Room
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Garden Room/Conservatory
  • Laundry/Cloakroom
  • Master Bedroom Suite with En-Suite Bathroom
  • Four Further Double Bedrooms
  • Sitting room
  • A former Oast House/Barn and Garage Block
  • Fine Detached Barn and Detached six-bay barn building

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A delightful Grade II listed Farmhouse with Ancillary Annexe/Home Office space in a superb accessible rural location with views over the Medway Valley.

*Drawing Room * Family Room * Kitchen/Dining Room * Garden Room/Conservatory * Laundry/Cloakroom * Master Bedroom Suite * Ensuite Bathroom * Two Double Bedrooms * Family Shower Room * Sitting room * Solar double bedroom * Bathroom * Further Double Bedroom * A former Oast House/Barn * Garage Block * Fine Detached Barn * Detached Garden Summerhouse * Detached six-bay barn building

Ham Farm is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys a delightful rural position with wonderful views over the Medway Valley. The property is approached along a right of way over a farm track leading to an electronically operated five bar gate and gravelled driveway to a large turning and parking area in front of the house and oast barn.

Tunbridge Wells is under 6 miles and provides extensive shopping commercial and recreational facilities and main line train services to London.

Schools: There is an extensive choice of schools in the area in both the state and private sector, including the highly regarded St Thomas CE Primary School, Holmewood House prep school in Langton Green and grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

Leisure Facilities: Include Crowborough Leisure Centre, golf courses at Crowborough Beacon, Royal Ashdown Forest (Forest Row), East Sussex National at Little Horsted, and Tunbridge Wells. Sailing and fishing at Bewl Water near Lamberhurst and outdoor pursuits at Bedgebury Pinetum.

Rail Links: Eridge station (about 1.5 miles) offers mainline services to London Bridge/

Road Networks: The A26 connects to the A21 providing links to the south coast and the national motorway network, the International airports at London Gatwick/Heathrow/Stansted, the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and Eurostar at Ebbsfleet/Ashford International.

A fine timber framed Mediaeval Farmhouse listed Grade II as a building of architectural or historical interest, built of mellow brick and tile hung elevations, with pretty panelled and gothic arched tracery windows. Thought to have origins dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. The property includes a substantial annexe building, garaging, a detached stone barn and garden outbuildings.

Ground Floor Front entrance door to lobby, built in shelved storage cupboards. Door to
Drawing room with recessed brick fireplace with solid oak bressumer, oak beamed ceiling. A triple aspect room.

Family room. A double aspect room with views over the garden. Former inglenook style fireplace now used for book storage with fine oak bressumer beam. 5 wall light points. Fitted variable height bookshelves to one wall.

Inner staircase hall. Door to
Kitchen/Dining room. Sealed recessed brick fireplace and oak bressumer. Extensive range of oak fronted floor and wall cupboards with tiled work surfaces and terracotta tiled floor. Four oven oil-fired Aga. Twin-bowl sink and single drainer sink unit. In the dining area built in cupboard with electricity meters.

Garden room/conservatory. Fine triple aspect glazed roof extension with terracotta tiled floor, large log-burning stove.

Rear entrance hall with range of fitted storage and larder cupboards, quarry tiled floor. Rear stable door to rear terrace and garden. Door to Laundry/Cloakroom with spaces, points and plumbing for washing machine, low level WC, corner handbasin, tiled floor, cloaks hanging space.

Staircase to first floor landing with recessed variable height shelving.

Master bedroom suite. Delightful double aspect room with views over the surrounding countryside. Door to walk-in wardrobe with extensive hanging and shelved storage space. Fine oak plank floor.
Ensuite bathroom with bath in tiled surround and electric shower over. Bidet, pedestal handbasin, separate WC with low level suite.

Double bedroom with southerly views. Built in linen cupboard with hot water storage cylinder fitted with immersion heater and two built in wardrobe cupboards.

Family shower room with large walk in shower cubicle, bidet, low level WC and vanity unit handbasin with cupboards under and two built in double shelved storage cupboards.

Double bedroom. Double aspect room with secondary double glazing, access hatch to roof space, wall light point, fitted wardrobe cupboard.

Ante room with variable height bookshelves and solar double bedroom with magnificent tie beam and crown post and exposed vaulted beamed ceiling. A double aspect room with outlook over the gardens. Wood plank floor.

Door to staircase to second floor. Access door to roof space. Landing with sloping ceilings, fitted book and storage shelves.

Bathroom with bath in tiled surround, and electric Mira shower over. Low level WC, pedestal handbasin, tiled walls and floor. Hatch to roof space.

Double bedroom with double aspect and outlook over gardens and grounds. Recessed shelving and two eaves cupboards.

Approached from an outside doorway from the parking area two cellar rooms, one used as a wine cellar with fitted wine bins, one room housing electric meters.

A former Oast House/Barn converted to provide accommodation ancillary to the occupation of the house. Built of mellow brick and part weatherboarded elevations under tiled and flat roofs. With the benefit of night storage heating. The accommodation provides:

Roundel room with ceiling spot lights. Steps to
Inner Staircase Hall.

Large triple aspect reception room/home office with exposed beams, high beamed ceiling, external door to garden. Door to lobby with cupboard housing electrical installation.

Cloakroom with low level WC and work surface with inset sink, wall light point and door to

Office with shelved storage space, worktop desk, From the hallway door, staircase to first floor. Open plan former office space with two fine exposed tie beams and exposed timber frame.

Four aspect room.
Attached to one side is a Garage block with two garages with two pairs of double wooden doors and an attached store room/workshop with installed generator. To the rear of the house is a
Fine detached barn with dressed sandstone and part brick elevations under a tiled roof, with lean-to garden tool shed/workshop. Internally the barn is divided into two spaces with concrete floors used for logs and general storage. Boiler room with Promatic oil-fired boiler, freezer point. Open tread ladder access to first floor with two storage rooms.

The gardens and grounds are a particular feature with mature herbaceous borders and lawns and is divided into different sections creating garden rooms. There is a variety of mature trees, including birch, oak, willow, beech and a number of specimen trees. A brick path leads to the rear of the house where there is a delightful stone walled sunken garden creating a rear terrace area with brick base.

Around the side and rear of the house is a paved terrace with areas of lawn and a flat lawned area with an avenue of sorbus creating a focal point view from the conservatory garden room. Below that area is a fenced fruit and vegetable garden, and small pond.

To the side is a Klargester sewage treatment plant and five-bar gate machinery access point to the farm track.

Beyond the rear of the barn is a fruit cage, with soft fruit plants, a traditional timber framed, heated greenhouse, cold frame, oil storage tank.

The garden rises up a southerly slope to a wooded area with a number of ornamental trees providing wonderful Autumn colour, a magnificent oak tree, thought to be the oldest in the Parish, and a sunken dry pond area.

There is a detached garden summerhouse with boarded walls and vaulted ceiling, a laminate wood effect floor and power and light connected, enjoying views over the gardens to the Medway valley beyond.

To the side of the formal gardens is a gateway leading to a long grassed area interspersed with mature ornamental trees leading at the far rear of the plot to a partly walled yard, down to grass, and a detached six-bay barn building with timber frame on brick footings, timber clad on three sides under a tiled roof.

To the rear of this building is a grassed walk enjoying views over the adjoining farmland, towards Burrswood, at the eastern end of which is a gateway leading to a wooded shaw.

The gardens and ground total in all approximately 3.87 acres.

Property Information
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains water & electricity and private drainage.

Local Authority : Wealden District Council 01892 653311 Council Tax Band: G
Fixtures and fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing Strictly by appointment through Jackson-Stops & Staff. Tel: 01892 521700

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07 November 2016

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