5 bedroom house for sale

Oldlands Hall, Oldlands, Herons Ghyll, Uckfield, TN22

Guide Price £745,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • drawing room
  • 3 bathrooms
  • scope for refurbishment
  • 3,600 sq ft
  • period features
  • stunning southerly views
  • private garden
  • overall holding about 0.35 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial freehold portion of an imposing country house with far-reaching views and scope for refurbishment

Location

3 Oldlands Hall forms part of The Oldlands Hall Estate which is located down a long drive on the edge of Ashdown Forest, with its superb walks, which can be accessed directly from the communal driveway via a bridleway. The Estate benefits from secondary access to the South West leading from Fairwarp Village, some 0.8 miles distant.

Comprehensive Shopping:
Crowborough, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells all offering an extensive range of shops and services.

Mainline Rail Services:
Crowborough (about 4.6 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (about 11.8 miles) with services to London Bridge from 54 minutes and 48 minutes respectively.

Schools:
There is a wide range of highly regarded schools in the area both state and private. www.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools

Leisure and Sporting Facilities:
A number of prestigious golf courses within the area, in particular Crowborough, Piltdown Royal Ashdown and the East Sussex National at Uckfield. There are private members' Health Clubs at the Ashdown Park Hotel and at the East Sussex National. The nearby countryside is interspersed with footpaths and bridleways linking to the Ashdown Forest.

Communications:
The A26 links with the A21 to the North and the A22 to the South, providing access to the M25 and the M23 and thereby to London, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and coastal ports.

Description

Accommodation summary

Ground floor
- entrance hall
- drawing room
- kitchen/breakfast room

First floor
- master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- bedroom 2

Second floor
- 3 bedrooms, one en suite
- family bath/shower room
- dressing/utility room
- cloakroom

- low headroom cellar providing storage and housing boiler

Outside
- terrace with fine southerly views
- separate private garden
- double garage
- overall private holding of about 0.35 acres
- communal parkland

- EPC = E

3 Oldlands Hall forms part of a handsome country house, believed to date from 1875, in a country estate setting benefitting from far-reaching views to the South. Number 3 provides spacious and flexible accommodation, being arranged over three floors and featuring sash windows, extensive woodblock flooring, decorative mouldings, ornate fireplaces and an impressive staircase with marble handrail and ball finials. The property offers scope for restoration and improvement throughout. Further points of note include:

- entrance hall with oak strip flooring which continues into the kitchen;

- kitchen/breakfast room with sash window to the front overlooking the communal grounds. A range of fitted base and wall-mounted units with laminate work surfaces. Walk-in store room;

- the imposing Louis XVI style drawing room, believed to have originally served as the dining room for the Hall, has magnificent gilded carvings on the walls and cornice and an impressive ceiling rose. A full-height bay window to the rear incorporates a door to steps leading down to the terrace. Wood block flooring. Marble fireplace with mantel shelf and large mirror with gilded frame above;

- master bedroom with far-reaching views through a bay window across the grounds to the countryside beyond. Decorative cornice and parquet flooring. Fireplace with marble hearth currently covered with protective boarding. Fitted decorative wood mahogany-lined wardrobe with concealed bathroom access;

- adjoining Italian marble bathroom of Art Deco design with period fittings;

- second bedroom on this floor has parquet flooring with dark wood banding to the perimeter, two sash windows to the front and a white marble fireplace with decorative fireback;

- half-landing with a cloakroom;

- two bedrooms to the rear with far-reaching views, one of which has a fireplace with tiled slips, marble surround and mantel and a door to a small balcony over the bay window below;

- front bedroom featuring a painted fireplace with mantel, marble slips and hearth, two high-level storage cupboards and an en suite shower room;

- a dressing/utility room and family bathroom complete the accommodation.

Outside
- the property is approached over a shared estate drive with two entrances which leads to the main house where there is a large turning circle around a central lawn. From here a drive continues past the main house leading to the detached double garage and private garden which has mature planting including rhododendrons, cherry tree, shrubs and flower borders with gravel paths leading around the areas of lawn;

- to the rear of the house is an area of Yorkstone terrace which enjoys views across the communal grounds and the countryside beyond;

- the communal grounds include a line of geometrical ponds with fountains stretching down the length of the rear lawn, parkland and many paths leading around the grounds and to a further area of woodland fringe which is privately owned by number 3. The communal areas are maintained by staff employed by the Oldlands Estate Company.

Services:
Treated spring-fed water supply supplemented by mains. Oil-fired boiler, mains electricity and private drainage.

Outgoings:
Wealden District Council - 01892 653311. Tax band G.

Agent's Notes:
1. The property is currently without a hot water tank.
2. Details of service charges for the maintenance of the communal areas and services are available from the office.
3. The property had the benefit of Building Regulations consent, now lapsed (Application Number F/101/1077), and a certificate of Proposed Use or Development (Application Number WD/2010/2345/LDP), relating to proposals to incorporate part of Number 3 Oldlands Hall within Number 4 and to remove the porch to Number 3.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01892 507000.
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1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

AH/410140

Square Footage: 3,600 sq ft
Acreage: 0.35 Acres

Directions

From Tunbridge Wells head South on the A26, continuing through Eridge and Crowborough. About 0.9 miles after the right turning towards Duddleswell and Nutley (New Road), and on reaching Herons Ghyll, the entrance for Oldlands Hall will be found on the right-hand side, with brick pillars and wrought iron gates.

Follow the drive through the grounds for just over half a mile and Oldlands Hall will be found on the left. Number 3 is towards the right-hand side of the building.


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31 October 2014

Nearest stations

  • Buxted (3.0 mi)
  • Crowborough (3.9 mi)
  • Uckfield (4.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Buxted (3.0 mi)
  • Crowborough (3.9 mi)
  • Uckfield (4.2 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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