The Old Parsonage
475.76 sq m
Guide price £1,995,000(€2,261,680)

TidebrookWadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6PA


    Key features

    • Impressive Victorian family house
    • Planning for a single storey extension, associated internal alteration, a detached garage and tennis court
    • Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room
    • Attractive gardens
    • Paddock of about 3.55 acres, plus woodland
    • About 6 acres in all

    An impressive Victorian character family house with planning to extend enjoying a tucked-away position between the popular villages of Mayfield and Wadhurst.

    About this property

    • This elegantly-proportioned former parsonage enjoys a rural, yet not remote, position equidistant between the popular villages of Wadhurst and Mayfield, with Wadhurst mainline station just under three miles away. The property has been sympathetically updated by the current owners to create a comfortable home with generously-proportioned living space and a flexible layout and is well-suited to the needs of the modern family.

      The property enjoys a lovely outlook over the garden and features high ceilings, large-paned double-glazed windows and character detail including decorative moulded architraves and skirting boards, fireplaces, picture rails, cast iron radiators and panelled wood internal doors.

      The well-proportioned triple-aspect Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room has French windows opening out to the garden, painted wood units under granite worktops, an oil-fired Aga with electric companion and integrated Miele appliances including a steam oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, an island unit incorporating a vegetable sink, a slimline dishwasher and a further under-counter fridge.

      The lower ground floor grants access to the rear garden, having previously been used as a separate apartment and provides useful utility space, a gym/studio area, a bedroom, shower room, TV/cinema room, office and store room.

      The master bedroom enjoys an outlook towards the church and also has a well-appointed en suite shower room. There are three further characterful double bedrooms and a generous family bathroom on the first floor.

      A further three bedrooms, a large games room/bedroom 9, with a fireplace and a stylish bathroom on the second floor complete the accommodation.

      Outside
      The property is set within attractive gardens which lie mainly to the south and west of the house, with mature evergreen shrubs and trees to the boundaries ensuring a good level of privacy. A level area of lawn borders the driveway, which offers parking and turning space for several cars, with a low evergreen hedge and a mixed border bed to the side. Below the hedge, the garden sweeps down towards the southwest, comprising lawns interspersed with established trees, with further evergreen hedging, shrub beds, box-edged beds and a clipped bay tree. A sheltered southwest-facing terrace offers a vantage point from which to enjoy the verdant surroundings, giving ample space for outdoor living and dining in the warmer months.

      A stream flanked by woodland marks the bottom of the garden, beyond which a fenced paddock of about 3.55 acres with a woodland fringe rises to the northwest.

      Planning
      The property benefits from planning consent reference WD/2015/1887/F dated 19 September 2016 for a single storey extension, a proposed garage and tennis court. The extension will provide a new garden room, cloakroom and music room with associated hallways and access to the garden. The garage is to be set at the lower garden level and will comprise two enclosed bays, an open bay and first floor accommodation accessed via an external staircase including a main room and shower room, with the tennis court beyond to the west.

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    Local information

    • The Old Parsonage is situated next to St John the Baptist parish church in the rural hamlet of Tidebrook, which lies in the valley between Wadhurst and Mayfield within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both villages offer a wide selection of local shops including butcher, grocer, delicatessen, post office, library, bank, chemist, hardware store, cafes, supermarkets and a petrol station (Wadhurst). More comprehensive shopping and entertainment is catered for in Tunbridge Wells (about 7.5 miles).
    • Mainline rail: Wadhurst (about 2.8 miles), and Tunbridge Wells (about 7.8 miles) with trains to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street from 47 minutes.
    • State and private schools: Many well-regarded schools in the area include Sacred Heart School, Wadhurst Primary and Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, Mayfield School for girls and Mayfield Primary in Mayfield and Stonegate C of E Primary and Bricklehurst Manor in Stonegate. Limited places available in the Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, subject to academic performance in the eleven-plus examination.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells head south on Nevill Street/Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant before turning left on the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Continue along this road for about 3.3 miles, passing the petrol station on the left and then take the first right turn into Mayfield Lane, the B2100. Continue for about a mile and turn left at the Best Beech pub onto Tidebrook Road. Follow the road down the hill, passing the Church on the right, after which the gates to The Old Parsonage will be found.
    • EPC Rating = E