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