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8 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Bells Yew Green Road, Bells Yew Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3

Guide Price £3,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Leisure facilities
  • 8 bedrooms
  • Mainline station 1 mile
  • Outbuildings
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description



Nestled at the end of a long, tree-lined driveway, in a rural position, this charming and beautifully presented timber-framed Sussex Farmhouse dates back in part to the 16th Century.

Sympathetically and extensively renovated to a high standard, the property is a comfortable and adaptable family home, enjoying a rarely found setting, with an outlook over farmland and the surrounding countryside.

The property retains many interesting period features and has the benefit of modern technology providing sustainable energy, by way of solar panels and a biomass boiler, which not only reduce the reliance on fossil fuels, but also provide a basis to manage the surrounding woodland, and generate useful income.

Barelands Farmhouse:
• well proportioned rooms, with good ceiling heights for a house of this age, and accommodation arranged over three floors;
• leaded light and oak framed windows, aged oak wall and ceiling
beams, fireplaces and character drop latch oak internal doors;
• 2 principal reception rooms in the oldest part of the house,
comprising a dining room with stone inglenook fireplace and oak
flooring, and a sitting room with stone open fireplace and built-in
oak shelving;
• separate study with built-in oak shelving and oak flooring;
• drawing room over-looking the garden in a more recent part of
the house, with double doors out to the terrace, a brick fireplace
with a stone hearth and oak flooring;
• rear hall with built in oak shelving and oak flooring with double
doors out to the terrace:
• modern country-style kitchen with an Aga, open plan to an
impressive oak framed breakfast room with under floor heating
and a high vaulted ceiling. This lovely family space enjoys a far
reaching outlook through big windows over the garden and lakes
to the rear;
• practical domestic space including a utility room and boot room;
• 8 good-sized individual bedrooms, all enjoying a lovely outlook
and arranged over the first and second floors;
• 4 well appointed bath/shower rooms.

The Barn:
Formerly part of the original dairy unit on the farm, a converted
brick and timber detached barn is conveniently located adjacent to the main house, accessed via a covered walk way and now offering excellent ancillary family space, currently including:

• an impressive 46' leisure room, with a home cinema, a high vaulted ceiling and double doors opening out to a sheltered swimming pool area behind, together with a sauna, steam-shower and cloakroom;
• gym with a small kitchenette;
• snooker room.

A useful range of timber outbuildings lie away from the house, linked to the barn and including a workshop, double bay open garage, pool room and, for those with equestrian interests, three loose boxes.

Biomass Energy System:
A substantial agricultural barn of some 5,102 sq ft, located on the opposite side of the yard, provides a workshop and machinery store, in addition to the space required for the state-of the-art Heizomat biomass energy system, installed by Nexus Energy in 2013 and under a 20 year contract. This heats the water and provides central heating for the house, swimming pool and barn. The heat produced is metered and Barelands Farm also supplies hot water to the next door Oast house, which is under separate ownership. The income generated from the Biomass system is in the region of £12,000 per annum.

Gardens and Grounds:
Barelands Farm enjoys a glorious setting within pretty gardens, with rolling countryside comprising swathes of pastureland and woodland beyond, providing a superb unspoiled natural environment. A sheltered flagstone terrace spans the rear of the house, accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall and drawing room, ideal for summer entertaining and the enjoyment of the outlook over three spring fed ponds and woodland beyond. A summer house sits in a secluded part of the garden overlooking the ponds, which are fox and child- proofed, and attract a wide variety of bird species. The front of the property has a more formal approach with brick paths and a parterre-style garden with low box hedging and rose borders.

Pool and Kitchen Garden area:
A roman-ended heated swimming pool lies within a pretty sheltered courtyard, with a vine and wisteria to the elevations, on the far side of the barn. A kitchen garden lies beyond, comprising enclosed raised beds, cold frames, a fruit cage and a substantial lean-to greenhouse against the dividing brick wall, also benefitting from heating.

The land extends out to to approximately 28 acres in total with woodland shaws and an attractive wildlife pond.

Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil-fired Aga, solar powered electricity, Biomass boiler providing hot water and heating.

Outgoings: Wealden District Council, council tax band G (improvement indicator in place).

Agents Note: A public bridleway runs down the drive from the Bells Yew Green Road, across the landholding, through fields and woodland, as indicated on the site plan.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01892 507000. If there is a point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Acreage: 28 Acres


From Tunbridge Wells proceed South on the Frant Road (A267)
turning left into Forest Road. Take the first turning on the right
onto Bayham Road (B2169) and continue along this road to Bells
Yew Green. On entering the village, turn right towards Frant at
the Brecknock Arms onto the Bells Yew Green Road and continue
for about 0.30 miles until you reach the Brewery Business Centre
on the right-hand side. The driveway giving access to Barelands
Farm and two other properties is immediately opposite. Proceed
down the drive way for just over 0.50 miles and fork left just before Barelands Oast. Continue down the drive, over the cattle grid to the property.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 November 2016

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