An enchanting Grade II listed Wealden hall house with various outbuildings, all set amidst glorious gardens and grounds of about 4.5 acres.
An enchanting Grade II listed former Wealden hall house dating from circa 1460 with various detached outbuildings including a substantial oast house with planning, all nestling amidst stunning gardens and grounds.
This wonderful property has been extensively renovated and refurbished by the current owner, retaining a wealth of period charm and character including exposed timbers, reclaimed elm flooring and diamond leaded light windows. With underfloor heating throughout, it features stylishly interior designed accommodation arranged over three floors.
Reception rooms comprise a drawing room with wood burning stove, an adjacent sitting room/study and a lovely family room with steps leading down to the part vaulted kitchen/breakfast room.
The bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room by Charles Hurst has deVol handles, taps and fossil stone worktops, a two oven Rayburn, various appliances and a useful larder cupboard.
Off the central hall is a utility room and bathroom fitted with Aston Matthews sanitary ware and Carrara Marble splash backs.
The first floor can be accessed by two separate staircases which lead to two heavily beamed double bedrooms linked by a luxuriously appointed bathroom. There is a dressing area and stairs lead up from bedroom two to an attic bedroom.
Wrought iron gates open to a parking area and the garaging with store room over.
Pedestrian access can be gained through a pretty gate which leads via a central york stone path, flanked by box parterres, seasonal roses and clipped yew trees to the front door. There are several connecting ponds which meander into a stream. Mature hedging divides the formal gardens from the kitchen garden with raised beds and a delightful brick built potting shed.
The well screened heated outdoor swimming pool is located at the top of the gardens where there is also a pool house with boiler room. The gardens continue to a lovely wild flower meadow and woodland.
Of particular note is the substantial Grade II listed square kiln oast house which lies to the north of the main house. Dating from the 19th century it currently incorporates a boiler room, two ground floor rooms one with an open fireplace and a spiral staircase leading to a galleried landing with steps down to a further room. Planning permission has been granted to reconfigure the oast, to include a kitchen/diner and snug on the ground floor and a substantial bedroom suite and separate WC on the first floor.
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This must be one of the most enchanting homes I have seen, the house is immaculate, the gardens are perfect and the listed oast has planning for someone to put their own stamp on it. It is the complete package with hundreds of years of history to boot.Duncan PetrieProperty agent