Savills | Lake Street, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PP | Property for sale
5,015 sq ft(465.91 sq m)
Guide price £2,750,000

Lake StreetMayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PP

    Key features

    • A delightful character home in a wonderful setting with views
    • Well proportioned accommodation plus a detached coach house with studio
    • Substantial gardens and grounds of about 4.17 acres with a park-like feel
    • Highly sought-after convenient location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Mayfield, yet only about 6.9 miles from Tunbridge Wells
    • Well placed for choice of schools
    • Mainline stations at Wadhurst (about 5 miles) and Crowborough (Jarivs Brook) about 6.7 miles

    A substantial character country house in this exceptional location and with wonderful distant views.

    About this property

    • This most attractive character family home is believed to have been built just before the second World War. The extended accommodation offers generous room sizes throughout, arranged over three floors and supplemented by the impressive Stephen Langer designed coach house which was built in 2011, with the benefit of secondary accommodation above the triple garage.

      The layout of the ground floor rooms works well; with three formal reception rooms accessed off the hallway and a family room opening through double doors into the kitchen/breakfast room.

      This side of the house benefits from a secondary entrance to the front, with an outside seating area and access out to the rear terrace too. A good-sized cinema/games room leads off from the kitchen/breakfast room via the secondary entrance lobby.

      The house design is wide rather than deep, ensuring many of the rooms are able to enjoy the wonderful southerly view across open land and beyond, looking in the direction of the ridge at Broad Oak, near Heathfield. The view can be enjoyed when entertaining outdoors too, with an impressive slate terrace spanning the whole of the rear of the property and linking round to the coach house.

      The gardens and grounds are substantial, providing a wonderful setting for the house, extending to just over four acres in total and laid out with a park-like feel, with many mature trees, and ease of maintenance in mind.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I don't come across many people who fail to appreciate Lake Street, which is one of the most perfect and convenient semi-rural locations, just a short distance south of Tunbridge Wells. Mayfield is the next stop and is a real gem of a hillside village. So, top town, top village, as well as some of the best countryside, all makes it a hard one to beat!

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Longham Wood is in a highly sought after convenient location, being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the southern side of Lake Street, a delightful semi-rural country lane with many quality properties lying between Mayfield and Mark Cross. The historic village of Mayfield is reached in about 2.2 miles offering a thriving local community, including a convenience store with post office, doctors' and dentist surgery, delicatessen, bakery, butcher, church, tennis club, the very popular Middle House pub, cafés and individual boutiques.
    • More comprehensive amenities are available in the attractive town of Tunbridge Wells which is about 6.9 miles to the north, providing high street and out of town retailers, two theatres, extensive sports and recreational opportunities and a mainline rail station. Crowborough (about 6.7 miles) has a choice of supermarkets including Waitrose.
    • There are many leisure opportunities in the local area including, walking, cycling, sailing, canoeing and fishing at Bewl Water, cycling and horse riding trails at Bedgebury, public footpaths, golf courses at Dale Hill (Ticehurst) and Tunbridge Wells.
    • Mainline rail: Wadhurst (about 5 miles), and Tunbridge Wells (about 6.9 miles) with trains to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street (Tunbridge Wells to Cannon Street) or Crowborough (at Jarvis Brook, about 4.9 miles), has services to London Bridge with journey times from just over an hour.
    • State and private schools: Mayfield has its own well regarded primary school as well as the independent Mayfield School for girls at secondary level. Preparatory schools in the area include Holmewood House in Langton Green, Skippers Hill in Five Ashes, St Ronan's and Marlborough House in Hawkhurst and Vinehall in Robertsbridge. Wadhurst, Crowborough and Heathfield have community colleges and there are independent secondary schools in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Upper Dicker (Bedes), Brighton and Eastbourne and grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, with limited entry determined by performance in the 11 plus exam.
    • Communications: The M25 is accessed at junction 5 via the A21 which runs to the north, links to London, the south coast and the motorway network, and thereby to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the motorway network, and thereby to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel terminus.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains water, electricity and private drainage
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council (01323) 443322, Tax Band ‘H'
    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells head south out of the town on Nevill Street/Frant Road(A267). Continue through the villages of Frant and Mark Cross, after which Lake Street is the next turning on the left. Remain on this road, ignoring the right turn into Little Trodgers Lane, and Longham Wood will be found a little further up on the right-hand side.
    • EPC Rating = F
    • Tenure = Freehold