6 bedroom detached house for sale

Beech Hill, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Individual period conversion
  • Tucked-away convenient position
  • Planning permission for alterations
  • Delightful well-stocked gardens
  • Tennis court
  • Detached garage with office
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An individual period conversion offering flexible accommodation with annexe potential tucked away within well-stocked gardens of about 1.35 acres in this convenient semi-rural location.

Location

Shepherd's Fold is situated in an accessible location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the popular village of Wadhurst and Mark Cross. Wadhurst mainline station is about 2 miles from the property, enabling a commute to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street in 1 hour 5 minutes.

Wadhurst village (about 2 miles) offers a wide selection of local shops including a butcher, green grocer, delicatessen, post office, library, bank, chemist, hardware store, cafes, supermarkets and a garage. More comprehensive shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities are catered for in Tunbridge Wells (about 7 miles).

Schools: Primaries in Wadhurst and Mark Cross, preparatory schools include Sacred Heart School (Wadhurst), Holmewood House (Langton Green) and Marlborough House and St. Ronan's (Hawkhurst). State secondaries include Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, and Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge where admission is based on academic performance in the 11 plus exam.

Communications: The B2100 links to the A26 to the west and the A21 to the east which in turn joins the M25 (junction 5), thereby connecting to the national motorway network. Gatwick airport is about 30.5 miles to the northwest.

Description

Shepherd's Fold is an individual family house offering well-proportioned accommodation arranged around a paved courtyard and set on a large southeast-facing plot on the western fringes of the popular village of Wadhurst.

The property was converted from period stables by the current owners in the late 1980s to create a comfortable home with a flexible layout well-suited to the needs of the modern family. Further points of note include:
- sun-filled orangery reception hall with an expanse of bifold doors to the front and limestone flooring;
- kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to the garden, fitted wood units and an electric two-oven Aga. Integrated appliances include a ceramic hob, an electric oven and microwave and a tall fridge, with space for a dishwasher. Walk-in larder with fitted shelving and space for a freezer;
- triple-aspect family room with a brick fireplace and sliding glazed doors leading out to the garden terrace;
- dining room with an outlook to the rear and to the courtyard and a fireplace with a wood surround, marble slips and hearth and fitted with a coal-effect gas fire;
- utility room with fitted units, space for appliances and a door out to the terrace;
- library with parquet flooring, a wall of fitted bookshelves and a fireplace fitted with a gas coal-effect stove;
- sitting room, partly open plan to a kitchenette and forming part of a former annexe, with engineered wood flooring, a woodburning stove set on a slate plinth and a spiral staircase to the first floor (comprising a double bedroom with adjoining shower room and a study);
- light and bright master bedroom with windows to three sides, fitted cupboards, an en suite bathroom and an adjoining dressing room;
- four further bedrooms, one with en suite facilities, and a family bathroom complete the accommodation.

Outside
The gardens and grounds extend to about 1.35 acres in total and comprise areas of lawn with stunning, well-stocked mature borders planted for scent and seasonal colour and interest, along with an orchard and a vegetable garden. A southeast-facing terrace lies to the side of the house offering an ideal spot for outdoor living and entertaining and for enjoyment of the bucolic surroundings. A rose walk and rose and wisteria clad pergola form most attractive divisions between distinct areas, giving a sense of enclosure without impeding the delightful outlook.

A shared driveway sweeps down from the road, opening out into a generous forecourt offering turning space and parking for several cars and incorporating a circular bed with a Bramley apple tree as a focal point. A detached double garage lies to the side of the driveway, with office space above benefitting from its own access to the side. A tennis court, in need of refurbishment, lies to the southwestern end of the garden, beyond the driveway and screened from the house by a tall evergreen hedge.

Square Footage: 4,608 sq ft
Acreage: 1.35 Acres

Directions

From central Tunbridge Wells proceed out of the town on Nevill Street/Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant and on to Mark Cross, turning left at the staggered crossroads and first right to join the B2100 towards Wadhurst. Continue on this road for about 1.8 miles and the shared driveway to Shepherd's Fold will be found on the right-hand side, Shepherd's Fold being the last house.


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Added on Rightmove:
21 June 2017

Nearest stations

  • Wadhurst (1.2 mi)
  • Frant (3.2 mi)
  • Stonegate (3.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Wadhurst (1.2 mi)
  • Frant (3.2 mi)
  • Stonegate (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Tunbridge Wells

53 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XU

01892 323042 Local call rate

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