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Faircrouch Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5

Under Offer £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 - 7 bedrooms
  • 4 - 5 reception rooms
  • 6 - 7 bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Private Parking
  • 11.00 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Land with planning permission for a substantial Georgian-inspired country house of approx. 7000 sq.ft. or 9000 sq.ft. with luxurious leisure complex & triple garage. Existing farmhouse (requiring modernisation) on the plot. Secluded semi-rural location convenient for Wadhurst and Tunbridge Wells.

A unique opportunity to create an impressive and substantial Georgian-inspired country house within approximately 11 acres of grass and woodland just outside the quaint market town of Wadhurst. Full planning permission and drawings are in place to create this exceptional home which has been designed for modern family living:
• Approx. 11 acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Kent/Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells
• Full planning & designs for the development of 3 principle floors spanning approx. 7000 sq ft (650 sq m), or 9000 sq ft (840 sq m) with a top floor, excl. the garage block and optional accommodation above
• Georgian-inspired architectural design with quality face brickwork complemented by beautiful Bath stone detailing and a natural Welsh slate roof
• Classic symmetrical façade with deep sliding sash windows and a grand, central entrance porch flanked by stone columns
• Spacious and light-filled interior with high ceilings, large windows and internal doors
• Contemporary bi-fold doors spanning the entire width of the property at the rear enabling it to open onto the patio and impressive gardens and grounds beyond
• Predominantly south-facing orientation from the rear of the property
• Excellent green efficiency credentials via the inclusion of solar PV and air source heat pump technology
• Luxurious leisure suite on the lower ground floor, featuring a pool, hot tub, saunas, steam room, 12-seater cinema, games room, bar, wine cave and secure gentleman's gun room
• Secluded peaceful setting beyond electrically-operated gates at the end of a long driveway accessed from a quiet country lane
• Superb location - rural, yet close to Wadhurst with its mainline railway station and traditional high street and the nearby spa town of Tunbridge Wells (6.5 miles). Central London is 1 hr by train. The ground floor design offers a considered and well-proportioned interior:
• Spectacular entrance hall with a central atrium
• Sweeping stairway and galleried landings with glass balustrading
• Formal double aspect drawing room with balcony, garden views and bi-fold doors opening onto the patio
• Large kitchen/living/family room and period-inspired orangery at the rear of the house also with bi-fold doors allowing it to fully open to the patio and gardens
• Feature glazed, double-sided fireplace between the drawing room and kitchen/living space
• Spacious double aspect dining room with French doors opening to a south-east facing balcony with views to the gardens
• Generously sized study/home office
• Utility, boot room and two g/f WCs
• Garage block with space for three cars beyond a gated courtyard • Extensive loggia behind the garage
• Opportunity for a further self-contained accommodation wing above the garage

The first floor offers flexibility with a minimum of four or five bedroom suites leading off the galleried landing. Furthermore, planning exists for the development of a second floor, if desired, creating opportunity for three further bedroom suites and a large gymnasium. It also features a fabulous lower ground floor leisure space which can be accessed separately to the main house:
• Generous indoor pool with integrated hot tub
• Saunas and 10-person steam room with glass doors
• Multi-use games room and bar
• Feature glass wall which can open up between the games room and pool
• Luxury 12-seater cinema
• Large temperature-controlled wine cave
• Secure gentleman's gun room
• Two WCs
• French doors off the pool and games room opening to an outdoor entertainment space and gardens


The Hermitage sits within beautiful grounds spanning approximately 11 acres, including for

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05 September 2016


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