Savills | Bewlbridge Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6HH | Properties for sale
5,064 sq ft(470.46 sq m)
Guide price £2,450,000(€2,698,158)

Bewlbridge LaneWadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6HH

    Key features

    • Grade II listed Queen Anne home close to Bewl Water
    • well proportioned and adaptable accommodation with lovely period features
    • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conveniently located for Wadhurst (2.3 miles) and Frant Stations (4.1 miles)
    • wide choice of well-regarded schools in the area
    • set within about 2.64 acres gardens and grounds offering a good level of privacy
    • secondary accommodation over garage

    A most delightful family home in close proximity of Bewl Water with adaptable accommodation and extensive grounds.

    About this property

    • Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this striking family home oozes charm and character and is Grade II listed for its special architectural or historic interest. The Queen Anne origins can be fully appreciated as you enter through beautifully landscaped gardens and first glimpse the graceful symmetry of the iconic façade.

      Ladymeads House is ideally situated for family life, benefitting from an accessible semi-rural location between the popular villages of Wadhurst and Lamberhurst on the northern side of Bewl Water. There is a wide choice of private and state schools in the area and, for commuters, Wadhurst and Frant mainline stations are within easy reach.

      The light-filled and well-proportioned living space has an air of timeless elegance comprising a high ceilinged reception hall, two formal reception rooms with pretty fireplaces, a good-sized study, a stylish kitchen/breakfast room complete with an Aga and a large utility room with huge brick fireplace recess and a door out to a walled courtyard.

      The first and second floors offer a generous principal bedroom suite with wide oak flooring, suggesting even earlier origins, six further characterful bedrooms and two further bathrooms.

      A substantial detached brick garage building lies to the easterly side of the house. This currently provides secondary accommodation to the main house with two further bedrooms and a spacious leisure room on the first floor. Below is a triple garage and two store room with potential, subject to any necessary planning and listed buildings consent.

      The grounds provide the house with a good level of privacy, with high hedging to the boundaries, formal gardens, beautifully designed with distinct areas linked by wide rides through an eclectic collection of mature specimen trees with swathes of lawn and a pond. The periphery of the house has a cottage garden feel, a pretty arboured walled courtyard provides lovely space for entertaining and an orchard with tumbling roses adorning the fruit trees flanks the driveway.

      The heated salt water swimming pool lies to the easterly side of the house, with an adjacent changing room/shower and fabulous views to the North Downs can be enjoyed from the northern boundary.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Rarely available, a house with the look that everyone is after. <BR>Needs a bit of work but, for me, totally worth the effort.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ladymeads House is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, off a small lane serving several properties and leading to Bewl Water, the largest reservoir in the south east, which is about half a mile by foot. The reservoir provides many leisure activities including horse riding, walking and cycling trails, a sailing and canoeing club and fishing. Wadhurst is about 2.3 miles away with its excellent local amenities including supermarkets, post office, butchers, delicatessen and garage, whilst Lamberhurst (1.4 miles) has a village shop and several pubs. Tunbridge Wells town centre is about 8.5 miles, offering more comprehensive amenities, theatres and restaurants.
    • State and private schools: Well-regarded primary schools in Lamberhurst and Wadhurst, Uplands Community College (Wadhurst), preparatory schools including Sacred Heart (Wadhurst), Marlborough House and St Ronan's (Hawkhurst), Rose Hill and Holmewood House (Tunbridge Wells), and The Schools at Somerhill (Tonbridge).
    • Independent senior schools in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Eastbourne.
    • Mainline rail: Frant (Bells Yew Green) about 4.1 miles along the B2169 Bayham Road with commuter services to Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street or Wadhurst (3.3 miles) on the same line. Alternatively, Tonbridge is about 12.2 miles via the recently upgraded A21 accessed at Lamberhurst, which offers more frequent services.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage., Oil-fired central heating, LPG gas for the Aga.
    • 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 1.8 miles, and bear right towards Monks Lane and left, merging into Newbury Lane. At the end turn left onto the B2100 Cousley Wood Road towards Lamberhurst and Bewl Bridge Lane will be found after about half a mile on the right. Ladymeads House is the first property on the left.
    • EPC Exempt