London Road, Lye Green, East Sussex, TN6 1UT | Property for sale | Savills
367.71 sq m(3,958 sq ft)
Guide price £2,250,000

London RoadLye Green, East Sussex, TN6 1UT

    Key features

    • Approached at the end of a long drive, set well back from the road.
    • Built originally in the 1930's, with later additions including a central, open-plan kitchen/dining room, opening to the rear terracing and garden.
    • Six bedrooms with four bathroom/shower rooms.
    • Total square footage of 3,958 sq. ft. and about 4.985 acres of gardens and grounds.
    • Formal established south facing gardens, ideal for entertaining, with lawns, tennis court, children's garden and two fields.
    • Three bay open garage with electric charging point and attached workshop/store.
    • Station options at Eridge (approximately 4.2 miles) for Southern Rail and Tunbridge Wells for South Eastern Trains.
    • Crowborough is reached within approximately 1.5 miles, with a range of supermarkets, including a Waitrose.
    • Tunbridge Wells reached within approximately 9 miles.

    A fine character country house, offering generous well-presented accommodation, combined with impressive gardens and grounds.

    About this property

    • Bowmans is an attractive character house originating from the 1930's, with later additions, set in a fine secluded location between Crowborough and Lye Green. Our selling clients have continually improved the property over the last 24 years which is attractively presented and offers spacious family accommodation, complemented by the established gardens and grounds.

      Highlights include the well-appointed kitchen/dining room, nicely fitted with a bespoke range of shaker-style cabinetry and finished with solid oak flooring and granite worktops. Appliances include an electric Aga, as well as a Neff oven and hob, and a Miele dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker. This is a generous size room which is centrally positioned within the house, benefitting from French doors out to the rear terracing and gardens, creating a wonderful area to entertain.

      The generous sitting room divides into two zones; a more formal seating area around a stylish open fireplace, and a recessed TV area offering a cosy snug.

      The principal bedroom suite is an impressive space too, with the flexibility of a secondary room off the bedroom, either as a nursery, dressing room or private study. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes and there is a stylish bathroom, complete with recessed separate shower and twin sinks. There are five further bedrooms arranged across the first and second floor, one of which is en suite, whilst the remainder are served by two well appointed shower rooms.

      The gardens and grounds are a definite wow factor; a level lawn around the house is complemented by the extensive terracing, including a walled garden off the family room, which leads onto a decked area with a heated Breeze House. Beyond here, there is a children's garden featuring a Wendy house and tree house, as well as a tree swing to one of the prominent oaks.

      The three bay open garage with EV charging point to the driveway is integral to a tractor store/workshop, with a vegetable garden behind together with a greenhouse. The tennis court is beyond this, overlooking wild flowers in the meadow and a larger field to the side.

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    I really like the wonderful approach, which gives a special feel to the house on arrival, with the long tree-lined drive leading through to a wide shingled parking area.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Bowmans is situated in this attractive setting in the High Weald National Landscape, equidistant between the charming village of Lye Green and Crowborough, with its wide range of everyday shops and services.
    • The surrounding countryside provides wonderful walks via a public footpath which is directly accessed opposite. Nearby Crowborough offers a range of amenities, including a wide choice of supermarkets, including Waitrose, together with a selection of High Street shops including café's, restaurants, hairdressers, barbers, pubs and variety of independent shops. There is also good choice of primary schools in Crowborough, and The Beacon Academy at secondary level.
    • The pretty village of Withyham is approximately 2.8 miles by road. It is well known for The Dorset Arms pub, part of the Sackville family's Buckhurst Estate which has been under family ownership since the 16th century. There is also a historic church and village hall.
    • Hartfield and Groombridge are approximately 4.1 and 3.3 miles respectively, both with excellent local shopping, popular pubs, village halls and leisure amenities, including tennis. There is an abundance of local farm shops in the vicinity, including Perry Hill in Hartfield and the Cherry Gardens in Groombridge. Tunbridge Wells is the nearest large town, with two theatres, many restaurants, cafes and pubs, extensive retail options and the historic Pantiles Georgian shopping arcade.
    • Private and state schools: Hartfield, Withyham and Groombridge villages have well-regarded primary schools, Crowborough has a choice of primary schools and the Beacon Academy at secondary level. Preparatory options include Cumnor House in Danehill, Brambletye in Ashurstwood and Holmewood House in Langton Green. There are independent secondaries in Mayfield, Upper Dicker (Bedes), Ardingly, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Eastbourne and Worth, as well as the Michael Hall Steiner school in Forest Row for 3 to 18 year olds.
    • Mainline rail: Crowborough station (at Jarvis Brook, approximately 2.8 miles) on the Southern line serving London Bridge from about an hour, or Tunbridge Wells (7.4 miles) on Southeastern serving London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street from 47 minutes. Alternatively, East Grinstead station (approximately 11.8 miles) on the Southern line, with services to London Bridge and London Victoria.
    • Communications: The A26 at Crowborough joins the A21 to the north of Tunbridge Wells which links to the M25 London orbital motorway and thereby to the national motorway network, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and the Channel Tunnel terminus.

    Additional information

    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council.
    • Council Tax Band: G - An improvement indicator has been noted therefore the tax band will be reviewed following the sale.
    • Services: Mains Water and Electricity. Oil Central Heating. Private Drainage (we do not believe that the current system meets current regulations and will therefore need replacing).
    • Please note, a neighbouring property has a right of way over Bowmans driveway.
    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, head west onto the Langton Road (A264), and then take the B2110 through Groombridge village. Continue south on the B2188 towards Crowborough, passing Ladies Mile towards Lye Green. Continue past Ashdown Cattery on your left, and the private road will be shortly on your right hand side, with a sign stating 'Archers and Bowmans'. Turn onto the private road, and continue past Archers until you reach Bowmans on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G