A charming Grade II listed farmhouse in need of updating located on the fringes of the Ashdown Forest with gardens, paddock and woodland.
A delightful timber framed Grade II listed farm house, full of character and nicely presented, but now in need of updating having been occupied by the same family since the 1960s.
The property enjoys a tucked away semi-rural position on the outskirts of Crowborough and benefits from a beautiful mature garden with a fine outlook to the rear and a good landholding of about 13 acres in total, including a paddock of about two acres and woodland of about ten acres providing a tranquil haven for wildlife.
Hoadleys Farm House is a fascinating house, believed to have been the Game Keepers Lodge to the Buckhurst Estate, probably dating back to the late 14th or early 15th Century. According to the listing, the property has a good example of an inserted smoke-bay and stack in an open hall which clearly illustrates the evolution of a small medieval house and it is likely that there was a dwelling here in 1151.
There are many other character features including impressive exposed timbers, an inglenook fireplace and leaded light windows. The house was sold off by the Estate in the 1930s and has evolved over time with later extensions added to create a lovely family home.
The garden is a particularly stunning feature, stretching mostly to the rear and beautifully planted with trees and shrubs including camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias and with swathes of under-planted spring bulbs providing wonderful colour.
The magnificent old Yew tree is believed to be around 500 years old and forms a wonderful focal point. There is a covered seating area, two ponds and well stocked borders providing screening.
The field beyond the garden is hedged and fenced and extends gently down to the woodland access, over to the left. This is an idyllic natural environment with wild flowers including bluebells and attracting an abundance of wildlife.
The woodland is bounded by a stream, neighbouring woodland and a public footpath, which traces around the two far sides to the southern boundary (see plan) and is included within the land. This enables a walk through to the Ashdown Forest which lies to the west.
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Our clients took up residence of this special home the year before I was born in 1961! It is now time for a new owner to breathe new life into Hoadleys Farm House and look forward to another long-term stay. Potentially a fine house and already a wonderful garden and setting.Robert Jacobs