A handsome, unlisted, period house situated at the end of a private lane surrounded by countryside, whilst only a short walk (approximately 0.7 miles) from Wadhurst High Street.
Foxes Bank is a handsome unlisted period house, dating from the 17th century, which provides versatile and beautifully presented accommodation over three floors; it is set in about 18 acres of countryside, comprising both woodland and paddocks, with wonderful long reaching views. Situated at the end of a private lane, whilst only a short walk (approximately 0.7 miles) from Wadhurst High Street, Foxes Bank offers wonderful views in a secluded setting, without being isolated, with only one other property nearby. It benefits from direct access to Forestry Commission woodland to both the east and south of the property.
Foxes Bank has been extended and updated over the years, offering modern-day family living, with appealing period features throughout, including exposed beams, timbers, and an inglenook fireplace in the drawing room. A wonderful kitchen/breakfast room has been installed, with shaker-style units, composite quartz worktops, York stone flooring, and a large central island with discreet storage below. The kitchen has a range of appliances, including a four-oven Aga, combi-oven and integrated fridge, freezer, and dishwasher. The double sink unit is positioned thoughtfully, affording views of the south-facing garden via the conservatory.
The front door gives entry to an impressive entrance hall with a period fireplace and a built-in coat cupboard.
The charming drawing room has an inglenook fireplace, two south facing windows with views of the pond, and a door opening out onto the main garden.
The spacious family room, which was added by the current owner and includes a cellar accessed via a floor hatch, boasts high ceilings with skylights, a log burner, fitted shelving with cabinets below, and double doors that open to the front terrace.
For those requiring space to work from home, there is a good-sized office, with built-in storage and a log burner with a brick fireplace surround.
To the rear of the property, is a good utility room with plenty of fitted storage, space for a fridge/freezer, and a Belfast sink.
An oak staircase leads to the first floor, where there is an impressive principal bedroom with lovely views, a dressing room and ensuite. Three further bedrooms, a family bathroom, and a WC occupy the rest of the first floor, whilst the second floor enjoys three bedrooms, one en suite, and a family bathroom, ideal as overflow rooms for family and friends or perhaps for an au pair.
There is a large barn in the garden, which has been used over the years as a 'party barn' for family events and as storage. Some time back, the owner had architectural drawings created to convert the barn into a three room annexe, but this was never taken any further.
The land at Foxes Bank extends to about 18 acres in total, comprising paddocks, woodland, a natural pond, and a variety of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums, and figs, with wonderful long reaching views. The south-facing main garden has a terrace with a small pond, and is accessed from both the conservatory and drawing room. To the east of the property, there is a stable block with three bays and a tack room, a landscaped rose garden, and a vegetable plot with a further pond and waterfall feature. There is an additional terrace at the front of the property, accessed via the family room. The property also benefits from gated access to Snape Wood, Forestry Commission woodland, ideal for walking or hacking (permit required), whilst Birchett's wood sits to the East of the boundary. There is a public footpath that runs through the land from the north boundary to Snape Wood at the south boundary.
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It's the setting which really stands-out for me. Located at the end of a no-through country lane, which leads straight up to Wadhurst High Street. Also, it's a wonderful, spacious family home, with fine views back towards the village and with a generous landholding, making this an ideal opportunity for a long term family purchase.Robert JacobsProperty agent