5 bedroom detached house for sale

Holtye, Cowden, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8

Guide Price £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Enviable rural, yet convenient location
  • Charming unlisted farmhouse
  • Substantial unconverted detached barn
  • 8.57 acres grounds, orchard, woodland
  • Beautifully-presented and characterful
  • 3.8 miles Cowden MLS
  • London Bridge from 51 minutes
  • 9.5 miles Tunbridge Wells
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Convenient Country Living:
A charming period farmhouse and a substantial barn, nestled in an exceptional rural position, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Location

Puckstye Farm enjoys a rarely-found tucked-away position at the end of a long private lane serving six properties within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is conveniently located 3.8 miles from Cowden mainline station which offers a regular service to London Bridge from 51 minutes, or East Grinstead station (6 miles), serving London Victoria from about 60 mins.

East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells (9.5 miles) both offer comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities with local amenities and a well-regarded C of E primary school available in Hartfield (3.9 miles).

Independent schools in the area include Brambletye (Ashurst Wood), Ashdown House (Forest Row) and Holmewood House (Langton Green) preparatory schools and Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Eastbourne and Worth senior schools.

The A22 provides access to the M25 and M23 and linking to London, the south coast, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus.

Services:
Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water (a private pipe feeds from the mains further up the lane to the house). Private drainage.

Outgoings:
Wealden District Council (01892) 653311, Council Tax Band G.

Agent's Note:
The private access driveway from the A264 Holtye Road and serves six properties. A public footpath runs down its length, past Puckstye Farm at the end and on through the orchard as indicated on the plan.

Viewing:
Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01892 507000. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

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Description

On the market for the first time in over 42 years, Puckstye Farm is a delightful and beautifully-presented unlisted period home set in an enviable rural location at the end of a long private drive, yet conveniently placed for commuting and with a good choice of schools in the vicinity.

The property enjoys a glorious south-facing aspect, with far-reaching views over extensive gardens and grounds, and has been sympathetically updated over the years to create a comfortable and characterful family home.

Believed to date back to the seventeenth century, the property is light and spacious with good ceiling heights and many period features, including aged oak beams, fireplaces and drop latch wood panel doors. Further points of note include:
• reception hall with polished red brick floor and an impressive brick inglenook fireplace;
• sitting room with oak flooring, a wide brick inglenook fireplace and French doors offering a long view of the garden through a rose-covered arbour;
• study with a bay window and garden view:
• attractive country-style kitchen/breakfast room with a wide window framing a far-reaching westerly view, an oil-fired two-oven Aga, painted wall and base cupboards with granite or wood surfaces, a Belfast sink and space for a dishwasher;
• good-sized utility room with a walk-in larder and a boot room and cloakroom off;
• galleried first floor landing with exposed wall and ceiling beams giving access to five charming good-sized bedrooms, all with a wonderful outlook and fitted cupboards and two with en suite facilities, plus a stylish family bath/shower room.

The Barn:
Set to the side of the main house, the impressive detached barn with two adjacent open bay stores is currently used as a workshop and machinery store, but offers scope to create useful annexe accommodation, subject to any necessary consents.

Gardens and Grounds:
The house commands an enviable position surrounded by attractive grounds with a landscaped cottage-style garden, a sheltered brick terrace spanning the south side and a crazy-paved sandstone terrace with herbaceous borders and beech hedging to the front.

Beyond the landscaped area is an area of meadow, interspersed by many mature specimen trees, two pretty ponds supporting a plethora of wildlife and a sheltered all-weather tennis court.

An additional attractive block of land lies along the track to the east of the house comprising an undulating orchard, grassland and mature mixed woodland, from the top of which a superb southerly view can be enjoyed.


Acreage: 8.57 Acres

Directions

From Tunbridge Wells take the B2100 through Langton Green, then turn right onto the A264 towards Ashurst and East Grinstead. Remain on this road for about 5.6 miles, passing Sweetwoods Park Golf Course on the right and the White Horse pub and the entrance to Holtye Golf Course on the left. Take the next turning on the left and proceed down this small private lane to the end (about 0.75 miles) where Puckstye Farm will be found on the right hand side.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 January 2018

Nearest stations

  • Cowden (2.1 mi)
  • Ashurst (3.1 mi)
  • Hever (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Cowden (2.1 mi)
  • Ashurst (3.1 mi)
  • Hever (3.5 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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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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