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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Wadhurst, East Sussex. TN5

£599,950

Property Description

Key features

  • INGLENOOK FIREPLACE
  • TWO/THREE RECEPTION ROOMS
  • DOUBLE GARAGE
  • SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION
  • GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING
  • NOT LISTED
  • MAINS DRAINAGE
  • OFF ROAD PARKING

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

BEAMS AND FIREPLACES
Four-bedroom Fortunes is believed to date back to the 17th century and a one time would have been two homes, he explains. "You can still see where the other original front door was and the drawing room features two inglenook fireplaces, one at either end," he points out. The ground floor of the house is entered via a lobby, which gives on to the impressive drawing room, with its beamed ceiling and brick inglenook fireplaces. One of these has a large grate and is still used for roaring open fires. "This was always a good family room as it is such a great size," he says.

BEAUTIFUL GARDENS
There is also a study, family room and dining room, together with a kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom and utility room. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower while the other has its own cloakroom. "All the bedrooms are nice," he admits. "Three of them have views out over the garden." He adds: "My mother was very green-fingered and always loved keeping the garden looking beautiful, and we all enjoyed spending time out there when the weather was fine." Although the family enjoyed the character home with its current layout, there could be scope for change, he suggests. "New owners may well wish to modernise it in places perhaps," he says. "There could also be scope to open up the kitchen and some of the smaller rooms at the back to create a larger space."

THE HIGH WEALD
Wadhurst is situated on the Sussex Kent border, seven miles east of Crowborough and about seven miles south of Tunbridge Wells. The land in this part of East Sussex is particularly scenic. The High Weald features rolling hills, small woodlands, open heaths and ancient trails. There is a network of paths as well as countryside sites owned by organisations such as the National Trust, RSPB, Woodland Trust and Forestry Commission. There are also three cycle routes along disused railway lines, as well as other paths that have been developed for cyclists.

OUT AND ABOUT
There are lots of opportunities for sports and outdoor activities in this area, as well as stately homes to visit and good pubs serving delicious food. It is also well placed for reaching places like Bewl Water, where visitors can walk, cycle and enjoy other activities. This is one of the country's top locations for trout fishing and also provides a range of water sports including sailing, aqua diving, rowing and windsurfing. It is a designated Nature Reserve, where people can walk and cycle but which is also protected to give wildlife the chance to thrive.

WADHURST LIFE
Known for its array of shops, good schools and train station, Wadhurst is an ideal place for family living or for anyone seeking to commute. It is also well-positioned for reaching the M20 or M25 by car, making road connections to other parts of the country easy. The popular village also offers proximity to Tunbridge Wells, which is a vibrant and bustling town that is just 15 minutes' drive away. It is also quick to get down to the coast at Eastbourne or Hastings. There is a railway at Wadhurst, with regular services into London. "My family always enjoyed living in Wadhurst and my parents liked being part of the community," he adds. "There are plenty of activities for those who wish to get involved and this is an easy place to live and has very beautiful surroundings."

Setting The Scene

Fortunes enjoys landscaped gardens to two sides. There is plenty of space for children to play out and for outside entertaining and relaxation. There is also a private rear courtyard area. The property benefits from a double garage.

Whats Nearby

Wadhurst is a small market town set in the High Weald, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its thriving High Street includes a traditional baker and butcher, a wholefood co-operative, an ironmonger, hairdresser, bank, library, post office, gift and book shop. Newer arrivals include a delicatessen, beauty shops and an art gallery. Local clubs and societies abound, and there's good food to be found in the many traditional and gastro pubs in and around Wadhurst. London Charing Cross and Cannon Street are just over an hour from its mainline station. Wadhurst has two state-maintained schools, a Church of England primary school (with a nursery) and Uplands, a community secondary school and sixth form with technology college status. The latter also has an affiliated youth and community centre and sports centre. The sports centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is open to the public 7 days a week. In addition, there are independent Catholic preparatory schools in Wadhurst and nearby Mayfield, and grammar schools in Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. The centre of Wadhurst is 6 miles south of Tunbridge Wells with its wide selection of shopping, theatres and other leisure facilities. Bewl Water, the largest area of inland water in the South East of England, is a mile away. This picturesque reservoir is an outstanding venue for outdoor education and activity courses, as well as sailing, fishing and water sports. Its 12-mile circumference is popular with walkers, runners, horse riders and cyclists. There are also a number of golf clubs and country parks within easy reach and an abundance of National Trust properties including Scotney Castle, Batemans, Sissinghurst and Bodium Castle. The south coast is under an hour away.

Within Easy Reach

The mainline station in Wadhurst itself provides a regular commuter service to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street in just over the hour. The A21 gives access to the national motorway network (M25), which in turn gives access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports, whilst the ferry port to the continent at Dover is 53 miles away.

Directions

From our office proceed towards Sparrows Green and turn right into Sparrows Green Road. Follow the road in the direction of Cousley Wood and Turners Green Road can be found on the left hand side.


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Nearest stations

  • Wadhurst (1.0 mi)
  • Frant (2.9 mi)
  • Stonegate (3.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Wadhurst (1.0 mi)
  • Frant (2.9 mi)
  • Stonegate (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Sussex & Kent

7 High Street, Wadhurst, TN5 6AG

01892 323029 Local call rate

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