Savills | Sheepstreet Lane, Nr. Ticehurst, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ | Property for sale
964.80 sq m(10,385 sq ft)
Guide price £3,650,000(€4,225,510)

Sheepstreet LaneNr. Ticehurst, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Etchingham mainline station about 2 miles, commuter services to London Bridge from about 64 minutes
  • Conveniently located for the newly-improved A21 (about 2.6 miles) for Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks
  • South-facing aspect with superb rural views
  • Spacious master suite with balcony
  • Cinema and games room with option for creating a guest suite
  • Gardens and grounds with tennis court
  • In total about 2.02 acres
  • Integral double garage

Substantial country house, designed and finished to an exceptional standard, enjoying a rural location with panoramic southerly views and within two miles of Etchingham mainline station.

About this property

  • The exterior of this fascinating property may be traditional Sussex, however, the interior has been given new life. The current owners have passionately created a luxurious ambiance of calm, peace and comfort using beautiful, natural raw materials which are dramatically and stylishly presented and resulted in the property being awarded with the 2014 LABC Buildings' Excellence Award.

    On entering the reception hall, full height glass doors allow a glimpse through the heart of the property to the far reaching southerly view beyond. Elegant high ceilings and well proportioned rooms harness the natural light and the stunning interior is dressed with handcrafted bespoke joinery, book matched hand finished high gloss burr walnut veneer, liquid metal, coloured glass, LED lighting and pearlescent porcelain flooring which exudes an iridescent quality. The well designed layout provides versatile accommodation and superb space for entertaining, and the attention to detail and quality of finish is evident throughout.

    The property features a double aspect drawing room with wood burning stove, a recess log store and full height bi-fold doors opening out to the terrace where the views can be enjoyed.

    The kitchen is a work of art, thoughtfully designed for ease of use and featured in the April 2014 issue of “Utopia Kitchen and Bathrooms Magazine”. A circular central preparation area is positioned for enjoyment of the views, while top of
    the range Miele appliances, including wine fridges, cupboards and superb leather lined storage drawers and shelves are discreetly integrated to the periphery behind hand finished high gloss burr walnut and pearlescent and liquid metal doors,
    with hidden lighting.

    The study with bespoke joinery includes liquid metal filing cupboards, two customised birds eye maple desks with concealed wiring and Olympic ring design and access to the terrace.

    The twelve seater cinema complex is fitted with fine leather hide reclining seats, an automated dimmer/blind system and 110” wide screen, high specification JVC 3D HD projector, 7.2 surround system, Blue Ray player, custom walnut furniture and walnut and gold leaf cupboard doors.

    The separate games room features bespoke walnut panelling, walnut and glass bar furniture, a full size snooker table, a pool table and an adjoining cloakroom.

    In addition to the master bedroom suite, there are two further double bedrooms, each with a high specification en suite bath/shower room and a fourth double bedroom with en suite bathroom complete the first floor accommodation.

    There are two further en suite bedrooms on the second floor, together with a sitting room, offers scope for creating a private area, ideal for use by teenage children, or perhaps as additional office space.

    The first floor features a vast master bedroom suite with an impressive private sitting room with French doors opening out to an oak and glass balcony for the enjoyment of the views, a private cinema system with 65” TV, sound system and bespoke fitted shelving.

    Master suite controlled by individually programmed I-Pad. A stunning walk in dressing room with wardrobes clad in Italian embossed leather with bronze and silver handles, bronze mirror pilasters and leather clad trinket drawers along with handbag and shoe cabinets. The master bathroom is a place for complete relaxation with ArtCeram and Falper sanitary ware, book matched Titanium granite floors and walls, walk in shower with mood lighting, TV and sound system with mirror speakers and leather wall panels with hidden LED lighting.

    The property sits centrally within a secluded enclosed plot, well back from the lane and enjoys a panoramic rural outlook to the south at the back.

    The property is entered via bespoke electrically operated wrought iron entrance gates, with a meandering driveway down through landscaped borders stocked with mature trees and shrubs, with a small pond. There is a parking and turning area to the front of the property and the integral double garage. The automatic lighting is connected to the main house system, extends along the extent of the drive and is linked to the alarm and gate systems.

    A stone terrace extends from the back of the house leading down to a level lawn flanked by mature trees creating an ideal environment for children and animals and providing lovely space for alfresco entertaining and outdoor games. There is a greenhouse, a garden shed and a flood lit tennis court.

    Lutron intelligent lighting throughout, Crestron touch panels throughout the ground floor and in the master suite, with the remaining rooms pre-wired, controlling the AV system (music, lighting, Sky radio and gates), also linked to iPad. There are TV points in the main rooms, linked to one of 3 Sky HD systems, BT system with 4 lines, CISCO wireless system, 12 camera CCTV security system connected to all televisions with remote access from smart phone, Video Entry System, Zoned heating with underfloor heating to all bathrooms and kitchen.

    Our clients have drawn up proposed plans to create a Guest/Staff Suite by reconfiguring the current Games Room to provide the option for additional and adaptable accommodation as outlined in the floor plans.

A substantial award-winning country house with a stunning and highly specified interior design and beautifully set with far-reaching rural views in this convenient location.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Tunbridge Wells (about 13 miles), Tonbridge (about 18 miles), Sevenoaks (about 25 miles), Gatwick Airport (about 40 miles),
  • Eurotunnel Terminal (about 42 miles), City of London (about 56 miles)
  • Tamarind is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a delightful rural lane linking the villages of Ticehurst (about 1.8 miles) and Etchingham (about 2 miles). The A21, accessible at Hurst Green about 2.6 miles to the east, has recently benefitted from a major upgrade which has significantly improved access north to Tonbridge (about 18 miles) and Sevenoaks (about 25 miles) and thereby the M25 London orbital for Gatwick Airport (via M23).
  • The Channel Tunnel lies about 45 miles to the east via Hawkhurst/Tenterden and Hastings (about 16.5 miles) via the A21 to the south. Local amenities include a Londis general store with post office, pharmacy, greengrocer, dry cleaners, public houses and individual shops in Ticehurst, and a good range of services in Wadhurst (about 5.5 miles) and Hawkhurst(about 5.9 miles).
  • Tunbridge Wells (about 12.8 miles) offers more comprehensive amenities including theatres and restaurants.
  • Schools: State and private schools in the area include primary schools in Ticehurst, Stonegate and Etchingham, preparatory schools in Stonegate (Bricklehurst Manor), Hawkhurst (Marlborough House and St. Ronan's) and Cranbrook (Dulwich). Secondary schools include Uplands Community Technology College in Wadhurst, St Leonards-Mayfield School for Girls and Kent Grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
  • Mainline rail services: Etchingham (2 miles) has parking available and services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Waterloo East from about 64 mins, or Wadhurst (5.5 miles) on the same line with a journey time from about 52 mins.
  • Bus: Regular bus services operate from Ticehurst to Wadhurst and Tunbridge Wells.
  • Communications: The A21 is easily accessible at Hurst Green (about 2.6 miles), providing a direct link to the south coast and M25 London orbital. Gatwick Airport lies about 35 miles to the west (about an hour's drive).
  • Recreation: The Rother Valley is an historic area with many wonderful walking routes, and used for navigation since the Roman Times. Other nearby attractions include Bewl Water reservoir with walking, riding, sailing and fishing opportunities, Bedgebury Forest and the Ashdown Forest. The south coast is easily accessible by car with sandy beaches at Camber and popular coastal towns including Rye, Hastings and Eastbourne.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells proceed out of the town on Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant and, on leaving the village, take the next road on the left towards Wadhurst (B2099). Continue through Wadhurst and Wallcrouch and into Ticehurst village. In the centre of the village turn right opposite The Bell pub into Church Road. Follow this road, passing the church on your left, out of the village and down into the valley. As the road starts to ascend again turn left into Sheepstreet Lane. The gates to Tamarind will be found on the right hand side. If you reach King Johns Lodge, you have gone too far.
  • EPC Rating = C