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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Spode Lane, Cowden, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8

Guide Price £3,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Grade II* listed Tudor Manor
  • excellent secondary accommodation
  • well presented throughout
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms
  • orangery
  • swimming pool, tennis court
  • landscaped gardens
  • about 7.8 Acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superb example of a Grade II* listed Tudor manor house with excellent secondary accommodation set within wonderful gardens and grounds of about 7.8 acres


• The property is located within a rural location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Metropolitan Greenbelt with far reaching views over the adjoining countryside on the edge of
Cowden village, with its public house, church, village hall and primary school.
• Comprehensive shopping East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells.
• Schools There are many highly regarded schools in the area both state and private.
• Mainline rail service Cowden (London Bridge), East Grinstead (London Victoria), Tunbridge Wells (London Charing Cross/Cannon Street), Edenbridge Town (London Bridge and
Hildenborough (London Cannon Street).
• Communications The A22 lies to the west and provides access to the M25 orbital motorway linking to other road networks, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the coast.


History of the Manor
The exact date of origin is unknown but Elizabethan historians have said the first owner bore the name Wheystrode, and that he was a Knight to whom the unscrupulous King John gave the Manor for services rendered in 1208. Wheystrode and his descendants were Lords of the Fee, and held the Manor until 1460 when it was passed to John Style, and remained in the family for 300 years, with descendants living in Cowden until the 1960s.

Waystrode Manor is an exceptional Grade II* listed Tudor house which has been the subject of complete refurbishment and extending by the present owners. The house now provides well
proportioned accommodation with a wealth of character features together with a subtle mix of modern styling. Features include exposed wall and ceiling timbers, oak floor boards, lattice and lead light windows, inglenook fireplaces, high ceilings, modern bathroom suites, a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room and under floor heating to the ground floor. The property is located in a rural location with uninterrupted views over the adjoining countryside.

In addition to the manor house is the comprehensive secondary accommodation which could be utilized for annexe accommodation, home office and entertaining areas. They comprise a large detached cottage with a spacious first floor flat and storage and garaging on the ground floor. An oast house provides a kitchen, recreation room and first floor room. A coach house has a number of storage rooms and garaging. The Grade II listed timber frame barn has an impressive double height vaulted interior.

The principal reception rooms provide well proportioned areas for formal entertaining. The drawing room and sitting room both have exposed oak floor boards and brick inglenook fireplaces together with a double aspect over the front and rear gardens. The dining hall has limestone flooring and an attractive fireplace with stone surround. All these rooms have under floor heating.

• The impressive kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke wall and base cupboards with granite work surfaces incorporating a 1½ bowl sink and a preparation sink. There is a dresser style unit and useful walk-in larder cupboard. Appliances include an electric four oven Aga, electric induction hob, oven, an integral fridge-freezer and
dishwasher. The breakfast/family area is glazed on two sides with double doors opening to the rear terrace. This area provides ideal family living and has a wonderful outlook over the gardens and beyond.
• A utility room has ample storage cupboards and space for appliances.
• There is an inner lobby with coats cupboard and a cloakroom.
• An attractive oak staircase rises to the first floor landing which has an exposed sandstone wall and an outlook over the rear garden.
• The master suite comprises a generous double aspect bedroom, a dressing area with hanging space and a stylish en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
• There are four further bedrooms, two on the first floor and two on the second floor. Three have impressive vaulted ceilings, and all are of a good proportion.
• Completing the first floor is a stylish and modern family bathroom, and the second floor comprises a further modern bathroom and dressing room.

• The barn is Grade II listed and comprises an impressive double height vaulted ceiling with superb exposed timbers.

• The coach house is arranged as two store rooms with access to additional first floor storage, garden implement store and a garage.

• The oast has a vaulted recreation room with adjoining kitchen, and stairs rise to a room with views over the garden and a vaulted ceiling.

• The house is approached over a tree lined drive which splits leading to the house, where there is a turning circle, and to the cottage, barn and coach house. There are two ponds flanking the drive and many deciduous trees. The gardens are principally laid to lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs and well stocked borders. There is an attractive ragstone wall to the front of the house with wall flowers and a flagstone path leads around the house to the rear. Here are two terraces which provide excellent areas for al fresco entertaining and where views over the formal gardens and orchard can be enjoyed.
• There is an attractive oak frame orangery providing a wonderful area for entertaining and a place to admire the house and garden.
• The formal gardens comprise a delightful area with arches clad with honeysuckle and flanked by deep herbaceous borders and established hedging. The swimming pool area has a shaped pool and pool house with an adjacent pond and water feature. On from the pool is a hard tennis court. A kitchen garden is located to one side of the cottage and comprises a number of beds and two poly-tunnels.
There are two greenhouses located by the orchard which has a number of fruit trees.
• The gardens and grounds provide a wonderful backdrop to the house and amounts to about 7.8 acre.

• The cottage is a large brick and tile hung, two storey property comprising a utility room and hobbies room on the ground floor with access to the garaging. Arranged over the first floor is a three bedroom flat with well appointed kitchen and bathroom and reception room with far reaching views and an open
fireplace. Approached from outside is a plant room and W.C.

Square Footage: 4,435 sq ft
Acreage: 7.8 Acres


From Edenbridge town centre, proceed south on the B2026 for approximately 4 miles passing through the first set of cross-roads signposted to Cowden Pound and Mark Beech. Proceed to the next set of cross-roads and turn right into Cowden village. Turn right onto Spode Lane and continue out of the village and the drive for Waystrode Manor will be found on the left-hand side.

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