A charming unlisted period farmhouse and a substantial barn, nestled in an exceptional rural position, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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.
The reception hall features an impressive brick inglenook fireplace and polished red brick floor, and leads through to a delightful 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. The study also enjoys a lovely garden view.
The attractive country-style kitchen/breakfast room features 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. The good-sized adjoining utility room has a walk-in larder, boot room and a cloakroom off.
The galleried first floor landing with exposed wall and ceiling beams gives access to five charming good-sized bedrooms, all with a wonderful outlook and fitted cupboards and two with en suite facilities. A stylish family bath/shower room completes the accommodation.
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.
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.
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A fine period family house with a wonderful barn, tucked away in a rural position at the end of a long private lane, yet less than ten miles from Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead.Robert Jacobs