An outstanding Grade II listed farmhouse.
The idyllic position of this delightful home captures the imagination as you approach via the long gated driveway flanked by superb gardens, set against a backdrop of open countryside.
The Gate House is a former farmhouse with origins dating back to the 16th Century and is tucked away in a convenient, yet not remote, position off a small country lane in the hamlet of Woods Green. The popular village of Wadhurst is just 1.3 miles away and there is a wide choice of private and state schools in the area. For commuters, Wadhurst and Frant mainline stations are both easily accessible, offering regular services to London.
The Gate House is beautifully presented, having been sympathetically restored over the years and retains its wealth of character and charm. The principal reception rooms feature impressive fireplaces and comprise a welcoming entrance hall, an oak panelled dining room and a large drawing room opening out to the garden on the southerly side. This links through to a snug sitting room adjoining the light-filled country-style kitchen/breakfast room, complete with an Aga.
All five bedrooms enjoy a wonderful outlook and have much individual character, being arranged over the first and second floors, together with three bathrooms and a large attic room.
Garden and Grounds: The magnificent gardens surround the house with flagstone terraces, a choice of seating areas, lawns, deep shrub borders and specimen trees. The major focal point are the natural ponds in the middle, linked by a trickling stream with pathways alongside meandering through rock gardens filled with lush vegetation creating an idyllic ambience of calm. The garden rises up on the eastern side to
meet the fields at the top boundary and which are available by separate negotiation.
The property is approached from the lane via the main gate on the southerly side, with a long driveway which passes a detached oak framed garage which is temperature controlled to accommodate specialist cars.
There is a large parking and turning area and a secondary gate out to the lane.
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A fine country house with period charm, in this lovely country setting between Tunbridge Wells and Wadhurst, and with the option of a wider package, including land.Robert Jacobs