Woods Green, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6QL | Property for sale | Savills
3,849 sq ft(357.58 sq m)
Guide price £1,850,000

Woods GreenWadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6QL

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2023
  • Handsome period home with adaptable accommodation arranged over three floors
  • Set within established garden of about 0.73 acres
  • Wadhurst mainline station approximately 1.7 miles, with services to Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street, or Frant (Bells Yew Green) approximately 3.6 miles
  • Well placed for schools
  • Tunbridge Well approximately 7.5 miles

Characterful and spacious family home in this charming hamlet, under two miles to Wadhurst mainline station.

About this property

  • A handsome and characterful family home dating back to the mid 1800s and offering a wonderful opportunity for some further enhancement.

    Originally a small private "dame school" run by women to educate the local children, the Old School House has been reconfigured over the years to create a spacious family home and enjoys a lovely semi-rural setting. The garden provides a lovely backdrop on the south westerly side, with a wide terrace flanking the rear.

    The accommodation is well proportioned throughout being split-level and arranged over three floors. The ground floor living space has been created from what was the original undercroft, with the formal front approach providing entry to the first floor.

    The fitted kitchen/breakfast room has velux skylights, slate flooring, a gas-fired Aga and ample space for a large table for informal dining and links to the family room with doors out to the garden. The two generously proportioned inter-linking formal reception rooms also open out to the garden and feature fireplaces, with a wood burning stove and full height built-in bookshelves in the sitting room.

    There are six bedrooms (two currently used as home offices) arranged over the top floors, plus a large games room/bedroom seven at the top, and four bath/shower rooms.

    The garden offers lovely outside space with many mature trees and stretches gently down from the rear of the house to a stream at the bottom, with neighbouring fields beyond on the other side.

    There is a car port and a small garage, with gated access from the lane and linked to the house via a brick pathway through the garden. The plot extends to about 0.73 acres in total.

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I like this hamlet setting on the edge of the thriving village of Wadhurst; this character house easily absorbs a growing family, with stylish entertaining spaces, and good-sized bedrooms.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • The Old School House is situated within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the small hamlet of Woods Green, approximately a mile from the popular village of Wadhurst.
  • Wadhurst offers a good selection of local shops, including a butcher, delicatessen, hairdressers and florist, together with two supermarkets, including a Jempsons with a post office, a fine church, doctors' surgery, a sports centre which is shared with the local secondary school, a garage, plus pubs, cafes and restaurants.
  • The large town of Tunbridge Wells is about seven and a half miles to the north, with extensive shopping, cultural and entertainment amenities including two theatres, cafes and restaurants, health clubs and and Knights Park out-of-town retail park.
  • Recreational facilities in the area include golf courses at Lamberhurst, Flimwell and Tunbridge Wells and Bewl Water, the largest stretch of open water in the South East with options including horse riding walking and cycling trails, sailing, canoeing and fishing. There is a tennis club and football club near-by at Sparrows Green, as well as a good network of footpaths in the vicinity and a sports centre at Uplands in Wadhurst.
  • Mainline rail: Wadhurst station is approximately 1.7 miles away, with commuter services to Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street, or Frant (Bells Yew Green) is on the same line about 3.6 miles along the B2169 Bayham Road. Alternatively, Tonbridge (about 11.4 miles via the A21 accessed at Lamberhurst), offers more frequent services.
  • State and private schools: Wadhurst primary school and Uplands Academy in Wadhurst, private preparatory schools in Wadhurst (Sacred Heart), Langton Green (Holmewood House), Tunbridge Wells (The Mead, Rose Hill), Five Ashes (Skippers Hill) and Hawkhurst (St Ronans and Marlborough House). Public schools including Beechwood in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge for boys, Mayfield for girls and Eastbourne, Bedes in Upper Dicker and Brighton, Kent College, Pembury and Sevenoaks which are co-ed.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas-fired central heating, mains water, electricity and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council 01892 653311, Tax Band H.
  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A267 Frant Road. At The Bull pub, fork left onto Birling Road, continue to the end and straight over Forest Road onto the Bayham Road (B2169). Follow this road, passing Frant Station and through Bells Yew Green. After about 1.2 miles, turn right into Bartley Mill Road, sign posted Cousley Wood. Continue on this road for about 1.5 miles, then turn right into Buckland Hill. Continue down the hill and turn right at the bottom towards Wadhurst/Woods Green. Remain on this lane for about 0.5 miles and the gated driveway entrance for The Old School House will be found on the left, just before the intersection with Woods Green on the right.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H