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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Caring Lane Leeds ME17 1TJ

Sold by Us £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* 15th Century Wealden Hall House
  • Stunning location within a pretty Wealden Village
  • 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms
  • Spectacular vaulted master bedroom with ensuite
  • Fascinating property retaining a number of outstanding architectural features
  • Garaging and off road parking for many cars
  • Detached home office
  • Chain free

Full description


Boasting impressive architectural features throughout, this fine example of a former Wealden hall house has close studded elevations with plaster infilling and striking jettied first floor all under a pitched and hipped peg tiled roof.

Internally you will not be disappointed. Once through the handsome ribbed Oak front door, the charming features are unravelled, gothic arched doorways with solid oak latched doors lead into the handsome rooms with uninterrupted views through the leaded light windows.

Latch doors open to the dining room with exposed beams and views over the garden. The Kitchen with underfloor heated Jurassic limestone floor tiles displaying ancient fossils is fitted with bespoke wall and floor cabinets with granite and timber work-tops and separate utility area with ceramic sink, plumbed for washing machine. The range gas cooker sits under a built in extractor hood with ample space for a breakfast table with door giving access to the well screened south facing patio.

From the hall separate staircases ascend to the 4 first floor bedrooms, inner hall to the guest ground floor wing and access to the generous cellar, currently used for storage and some white goods, with scope for further enhancement (stp). From the cellar, steps ascend to the front drive, giving easy access for storing of logs, groceries.

The guest ground floor wing comprising of shower room and double bedroom can be accessed either from the patio area through double doors or from the inner hall, therefore providing flexible usage for either guests, B&B, au-pair/granny accommodation.

The sitting room with attractive herringbone brick flooring, an impressive inglenook with bresummer, and inset multi-fuel burner is light and enjoys views to the front.
Onward to the drawing room, this charming room has a beautiful stone fireplace, arched niches with book shelves, wide oak flooring and double aspect views over the gardens.

Onward to the impressive vaulted master bedroom with its exposed Crown post, stone fireplace and ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating and slipper bath. Bedroom 2 is almost as impressive with its vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and striking crown and queen post. Doors lead to the inner landing with steps up to the family bathroom with its roll top bath, shower cubicle, low level Catchpole and Rye cistern, Old English sink with underfloor heating. Bedroom 3 is off the inner landing and is interconnecting to bedroom 4 that is accessed by the secondary staircase from the inner hall.


The property sits well back from all boundaries with a high screen of established shrubs and trees. The property can be found along a quiet back lane amongst a hamlet of similar period properties. Large gates open to a sweeping driveway leading to a single garage with carport and separate double garage with games room/office over and parking for several cars. The two paddocks are fenced and lie behind the property measuring in total of approximately 1 acre.  The rear paddock has fine views of the North Downs and has been planted with trees and slopes to the lower paddock that is level with gates to a small pony yard and stables with store/barn and area of hardstanding.

A detached bespoke timbered summer house provides for an ideal home office having
electricity. The gardens surrounding the house have established shrubs and hedging to front, paths lead around to an attractive rear paved courtyard with an espalier pear and grape vine planted around the south facing patio area.

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Added on Rightmove:
29 September 2016


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