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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Faircrouch Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5

Guide Price £6,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Private country estate
  • Personal access to Wadhurst train station
  • Main house, entrance lodge and three further dwellings
  • Extensive gardens, grounds and outbuildings
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis Court

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A private country estate, set within extensive grounds without footpaths and with personal access to Wadhurst train station.

Location

Faircrouch is situated in an accessible location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the western outskirts of the popular village of Wadhurst. Wadhurst mainline station is about 0.3 miles from the property by road, enabling a commute to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street in just over an hour.

Wadhurst village (about 1.7 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, entertainment and leisure facilities are available in Tunbridge Wells (about 4.9 miles).

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

Buses: Regular school and public bus services operate from Wadhurst.

Communications: The A21, accessible at Lamberhurst, links to the M25 and thereby to the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel terminus at Folkestone. Central London is about 47 miles.

Description

Faircrouch is a substantial and elegantly-proportioned Grade II listed country house, probably dating from the 17th century with a later 18th century front portion, set within nearly 38 acres of private gardens and grounds and with substantial secondary accommodation, including a detached Lodge house at the main gate, a Cottage, Barn and Coach House.

The property enjoys a lovely outlook from the majority of rooms and is situated in an accessible semi-rural location within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideally-placed for family life, with Tunbridge Wells lying about 4.9 miles to the north and Wadhurst mainline station, accessible via a private gate from the grounds, enabling a journey to London in just over an hour.

Secondary Accommodation
The substantial ancillary accommodation comprises The Barn and The Cottage which combine with the stables and garaging to form the sides of the former service courtyard to the main house. The Coach House is sited a little way to the south, beyond the driveway, with a detached Lodge adjacent to the main gate.

The Barn
An attractive Grade II listed conversion offering well-appointed accommodation, including a striking beamed reception room featuring a double-height vaulted ceiling, two ground floor double bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms and two first floor en suite bedrooms.

The Cottage
Single storey, with two bedrooms, a shower room, a kitchen/dining room and a sitting room and benefitting from a sheltered private garden to the rear.

The Coach House
Comprising a studio/gym, cloakroom and workshop/store on the ground floor and a kitchen/dining room, bathroom, cloakroom and three main rooms at first floor level, suitable for ancillary bedroom, living or office accommodation, as required.

The Lodge
The Lodge is a charming detached two-bedroom cottage located at the main entrance to the property, with its own garden and driveway parking.

Gardens and grounds
The Lodge marks the private entrance to Faircrouch, which is approached from the lane via wooden gates opening into a sweeping driveway leading to the front of the main house, with an avenue of trees including flowering cherry, cobnut, oak, willow and maple.

The park-like grounds create a wonderful setting for the house, with stone and brick walling, terraces and many mature specimen trees, including a mix of native and ornamental species. The woodland lies along the eastern boundary, with flowering shrubs including rhododendron and azalea to its margins, offering seasonal colour.

The landscaped area around the house provides interesting colour and structure with well-stocked borders and planting designed to frame the lovely views from the principal rooms.

A south-facing terrace to the side leads to a part-covered loggia whilst a further sheltered terrace is situated to the rear, fringed by scented planting and with a more formal walled garden beyond incorporating an ornamental pond, clipped evergreen hedging, a level lawn and a swimming pool with a paved surround.

A series of garden stores, workshops and glasshouses encloses the walled garden to the south, with a further lawned garden beyond leading up to an enchanting rose garden, complete with a stone summerhouse with a fireplace and a paved terrace. Steps lead up between tall evergreen hedging to a sports field with tennis court and timber pavilion to the side.

The gardens and grounds merge almost seamlessly with the paddock areas which form the southernmost extremity of the property and benefit from their own access from Faircrouch Lane.

A generous turning circle lies in front of the detached garage and the driveway continues on to The Coach House and Barn, with a secondary access to the lane.

A path leads from the driveway and through the woodland to a private secure gated access to the station, reducing the journey to the station to a walk of about 220 yards from the front door.

There are no footpaths within the grounds.


Acreage: 37.61 Acres


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20 May 2018

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