6 bedroom detached house for sale

Witherenden Hill, East Sussex

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception hall
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Study, utility room and cloakroom/wet room
  • Family room/downstairs bedroom 6
  • Five further bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Detached two bedroom cottage/ annexe with kitchen/ breakfast room, shower room and sitting room
  • Gardens and grounds of approximately 8.2 acres, including two paddocks, a pond, an arable field (currently tenanted) and a stone outbuilding with two loose boxes, store room and garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situation: Witherenden Hill House is situated in a rural yet convenient location within a mile of Stonegate village, with its pretty church, well regarded primary school and mainline station.

Burwash and Ticehurst villages are within 2 and 5 miles respectively, both of which have a good selection of local shops and amenities. Wadhurst village lies just over 4˝ miles distant and offers a wider range of shops and services for everyday needs including a Jempson's Local store, café, butcher, baker, greengrocer, pharmacy, post office, bookshop, florist, off licence, banks, public houses, as well as a doctor's surgery, dentist, and the well regarded Uplands Community College. The regional centre of Tunbridge Wells is about 10 miles distant and provides a comprehensive range of amenities including the Royal Victoria Shopping centre, cinema complex and theatres.

The beautiful surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes Bewl Water Reservoir, reputedly the largest area of inland water in the South East, where a wide range of water sports can be enjoyed.

For the commuter, Stonegate station is under a ˝ mile distant and provides a regular service to London Charing Cross/ Cannon Street in just over an hour. The A21 is also within easy reach and links with the M25.

Description: Witherenden Hill House is a most attractive Grade II listed detached house set on high ground with lovely unspoilt views over its grounds and surrounding countryside. Dating from the 15th Century, the property has been in the same ownership for over 40 years and during that time has been a much loved and well maintained family home. With an abundance of exposed timbers and period features throughout, the property is well presented and has been refurbished within the last three years, yet also offers scope for further improvement, if required.

The main features and accommodation include: a lovely drawing room with a fine stone inglenook fireplace, oak parquet flooring, exposed timbers and fitted window seats and a door that leads to the study with oak flooring, book shelves, brick fireplace with a wood burner and further door to garden. There is a well proportioned, double aspect dining room with oak parquet flooring and window seat, as well as a family room/bedroom with a brick fireplace, door to the garden and cloakroom/wet room. The kitchen/breakfast room has an oil-fired Rayburn for cooking and hot water, large larder, oak parquet floor and secondary staircase to the first floor and a door to the utility room with quarry tiled floor and door to a covered area with outside brick built cloakroom and fuel store. The first floor is approached by two staircases, one of which is in oak, and lead to two separate landings. The main bedroom has exposed oak floorboards and two dressing rooms. There is one further bedroom and two bathrooms on this floor. The second floor is also approached by two staircases and has three further bedrooms, one with wash basin. There is also an annexe set across the parking area from the main house and this comprises a detached brick and tile building with a sitting room with wood burner, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room and two first floor bedrooms.

Outside, the property is approached over a gravel driveway leading to the parking area providing parking for a number of cars. There is a traditional stone outbuilding with slate tiled roof comprising garage/machinery store, covered storage area and two loose boxes with electricity and water connected.

The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 8.2 acres and form a really delightful setting, The established gardens surround the main house and have an interesting selection of specimen trees and shrubs, areas of lawn, a paved terrace, and a more formal gravelled garden with eight beds, originally planted with specimen grasses.

In addition there is an adjacent paddock and orchard with spring bulbs, flowering pear, crab apple, walnut, mulberry and apple, Yew trees and a fine Scots Pine. There is also a much larger pasture field with a wooded pond and, beyond, an arable field (currently tenanted to the neighbouring farm).

Arranged over three floors the accommodation in the main house comprises:

Reception hall

Drawing room: 24'6 x 17'1 (7.5m x 5.2m)

Dining room: 16'8 x 13'1 (5.1m x 4.0m)

Kitchen/breakfast room: 22'5 x 10'1 (6.9m x 3.1m)

Utility room: 10'4 x 10'2 (3.2m x 3.1m)

Study: 20'7 x 8'3 (6.3m x 2.5m)

Family room/bedroom 6: 20'11 x 12'9 (6.4m x 3.9m)

Cloakroom/wet room

Bedroom 1: 17'8 x 13'11 (5.4m x 4.2m)

Bathroom

Bedroom 2: 10'10 x 10'9 (3.3m x 3.3m)

Bedroom 3: 17'8 x 14'1 (5.4m x 4.3m)

Bedroom 4: 13'9 x 10'9 (4.2 m x 3.3m)

Bathroom

Bedroom 5: 8'7 x 5'1 (2.6m x 1.6m)

Arranged over two floors the accommodation in the annexe comprises:

Kitchen/breakfast room: 15'10 x 12'3 (4.8m x 4.2m)

Shower room

Sitting room: 15'10 x 12'3 (4.8m x 3.7m)

Bedroom 1: 13'0 x 12'6 (4.0m x 3.8m)

Bedroom 2: 12'5 x 10'9 (3.8m x 3.3m)

Services: Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating (electric heating in cottage)

Fixtures and Fittings: Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

Local Authority: Rother District Council 01424 787000

Current council tax band: G

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Stonegate (0.8 mi)
  • Etchingham (4.1 mi)
  • Wadhurst (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Stonegate (0.8 mi)
  • Etchingham (4.1 mi)
  • Wadhurst (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Green Lizard, Tunbridge Wells

15 Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LU

01892 323022 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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