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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wadhurst Road, Mark Cross, TN6

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome Victorian family residence
  • In favoured schools catchment areas
  • Four reception rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast room
  • Five bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Gardens and two paddocks amounting to 5.86 acres

Full description

Little Frankham was constructed around 1896, originally built for the son by the owner of nearby Frankham Manor that was given to him as a wedding present.
The property has been in ownership of the present vendors for the last 32 years who have utilised it as a delightful, much loved family home.
The well proportion accommodation is arranged over two floors and offers three reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, breakfast room, office/ playroom, five bedrooms and two bathrooms.
For the active family there is a thirty foot heated swimming pool and a tennis court.
The well maintained grounds amount in total to 5.86 acres and are made up of formal gardens, two paddock areas, woodland, and a pond.

Description - Little Frankham was constructed around 1896 and built for the son by the owner of nearby Frankham Manor and was given to him as a wedding present.
The property has been in ownership of the present vendors for the last 32 years who have utilised it as a delightful, much loved family home.
In 1986 the owners created a breakfast room, and converted the stables into a well proportioned games room/office. Plans were drawn up to convert the first floor of the stables to provide a new master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and create a new family bathroom. Consent however, was not applied for.
The property features a heated swimming pool. The current vendors have relaid the tennis court as well as the addition of a large conservatory which takes full advantage of views over the well maintained gardens.
Little Frankham sits fairly central in its formal gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolia, and rose beds. The property is approached via a sylvan setting with the sweeping driveway flanked by screening mature spruce and fir trees. The driveway terminates in front of the property and provides ample parking and turning space for several vehicles. The grounds amount in total to 5.86 acres and are made up of formal gardens, two paddock areas, woodland, and a pond. The property would benefit from a certain degree of modernisation and updating. Any works along with an extension to the property would be warranted by the superb grounds and sought-after location.

Location - Little Frankham is situated in an accessible location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the road between the popular villages of Wadhurst and Mark Cross. Wadhurst mainline station is approximately three miles from the property, enabling commuting to London, Charing Cross/ Cannon Street, in just over the hour.
The historical and picturesque village of Wadhurst, approximately two miles, offers a wide selection of traditional shops including a butcher, green grocer, baker, iron monger and delicatessen. There is a local post office, library, banks, several public houses, chemist, supermarket and a garage.
The A267 Frant Road links to the A21 and onto the M25 (Jct 5) network, which in turn gives access to Gatwick Airport, approximately 29 miles to the west, and Heathrow International Airport. The Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is approximately 47 miles to the east and Central London approximately 49 miles.

Schools/ Amenities - The village has two schools in the state maintained sector, a Church of England primary school (with a nursery) in Sparrows Green, and Uplands, a community secondary school and sixth form with technical college status. In addition, in Mayfield Lane, there is an independent Catholic preparatory, Sacred Heart, Wadhurst. Mayfield St Leonard's Girls School in Mayfield, Mark Cross Church of England Primary School and grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. The centre of Wadhurst is six miles south of Tunbridge Wells with its wider selection of shops, including the Royal Victoria Shopping Centre, and leisure facilities.
There are a number of golf clubs and country parks in the area including Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Lamberhurst and Dale Hill in Ticehurst, and several National Trust properties including Scotney Castle, Batemans, Sissinghurst, and Bodiam Castle. Bewl Water Reservoir is less than five miles distance, providing sailing, fishing, and water sport facilities.

Ground Floor - The property is approached via a portico with Victorian tiled floor and a hard wood front door leading to an impressive Entrance Hall. The entrance hall offers a spacious reception area with high ceilings, useful under stairs storage/wine cupboard and a feature turned staircase to the first floor. There are doors leading to a cloakroom along with further doors to the

Sitting Room - 16'10" x 12'9" (5.13m x 3.89m) - A well proportioned room with open fire place and enjoying a double aspect with views over the garden.

Conservatory - 23'4" x 12'11" (7.11m x 3.94m) - A light and bright room with similar aspect over the lawns and woodland.

Study - 11'9" x 8'4" (3.58m x 2.54m) - Useful storage cupboards with sliding doors along the length of one wall, double doors also giving access to the conservatory.

Dining Room - 14'10" x 13'3" (4.52m x 4.04m) - With double aspect and door to outside and swimming pool.

Boiler Room - With oil fired Perrymatic floor mounted boiler serving domestic hot water and central heating system, a useful drying room.

Kitchen - 26'8" x 10'7" (8.13m x 3.23m) - Range of floor and wall mounted cupboards, ceramic hob with built in extractor over, space for kitchen appliances, double oven, skylight and window making a light working environment, single drainer sink unit with mixer tap.

Utility Room And Useful Butlers Pantry - Range of floor and wall mounted cupboards, sink and a double drainer.

Breakfast Room - 16'10" x 12'9" (5.13m x 3.89m) - Constructed in 1986, a double aspect room, with door to private terrace area. Steps down to

Games Room/Office - 19'3" x 15'6" (5.87m x 4.72m) - A double aspect room which can be used for various purposes. Door to outside.

First Floor -

Landing - Approach via turned staircase, a large landing area with feature window to the side of staircase, sky lantern, and doors to

Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom/Shower Room - 14'10" x 13'3" (4.52m x 4.04m) - A double aspect room enjoying views over the garden, door to en-suite bathroom and shower.

Bedroom Two - 10'0" x 9'11" (3.05m x 3.02m) - Fitted bedroom furniture, a double aspect room with door to

Family Bathroom - Bath, shower, w.c., this room can also be accessed from the landing as well as bedroom two.

Bedroom Three - 12'11" x 11'9" (3.94m x 3.58m) - Hand wash basin and fitted bedroom furniture.

Bedroom Four - 12'8" x 8'5" (3.86m x 2.57m) - Hand wash basin.

Bedroom Five - 9'6" x 7'6" (2.90m x 2.29m) - Hand wash basin.

Triple Garage - Located to the side of the property with light and power and useful workshop to the rear. Garden storage accessed from rear.

Tennis Court - Located on the western side of the property, fence enclosed.

Exterior Swimming Pool - 30' x 15' (9.14m x 4.57m) - 30' x 15'
Pool room with separate boiler serving the swimming pool, filtration unit.
Changing room
The swimming pool area is fence enclosed.

Gardens And Grounds - Little Frankham is set in level well maintained gardens which are mainly laid to lawn. There is a wooded area along with two paddocks and a small pond. Original timber pony stable with direct access to paddocks. The gardens and ground in all amount to 5.86 acres (2.37 ha).

Services - Mains water (metred), electric and private drainage (septic tank).
Oil fired central heating.

Distances - -Crowborough 4 miles
-Tunbridge Wells 5 miles
-Tonbridge 9 miles
-M25(Jct5) 25 miles
-Gatwick 29 miles
-Eurotunnel Folkestone 47 miles

-Central London 49 miles

Council Tax Band - Council Tax Band: G
Local Authority: Wealden District Council

Directions - From Tunbridge Wells proceed south on the A267 to Mark Cross. On entering Mark Cross turn left signposted Wadhurst and continue on the B2100 for approximately 1 mile. Pass the turning to Earls Farm on the right hand side and the entrance to Little Frankham will be found approximately 100m further on the left hand side just after a large field.

From our offices in the high street: proceed south along the high street and continue till you approach a mini roundabout. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Crowborough Hill. Continue for approximately 2 miles through Rotherfield, on approach to the Kings Arm Pub on the corner on the left hand side, turn left onto Station Road. Continue to follow the B2100 for approximately 1.9 miles. At the junction turn right onto Mayfield Road (A267) and then turn left onto the B2100, signposted Lamberhurst. After approx 489 ft turn right onto Wadhurst Road. Pass the first turning to Earls Farm on the right hand side and the entrance to Little Frankham will be found approximately 100m further on the left hand side just after a large field.

We have not tested any services, appliances, equipment or facilities and nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that they are in good working order or that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise. These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property, as a guide to prospective buyers. Accordingly a) their accuracy is not guaranteed and neither Banfield Residential Sales and Lettings Limited nor the Vendor(s) accept any liability in respect of their contents. b) they do not constitute an offer or contract of sale. c) None of these statements contained in these particulars is to be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact. d) any prospective purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any statement or information in these particulars, and e) the Vendor(s) do not make or give and neither Banfield Residential Sales and Lettings Limited nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

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