Savills | Cross in Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0TS | Property for sale
331.11 sq m(3,564 sq ft)
Guide price £1,750,000(€2,025,930)

Cross in HandHeathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0TS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A stunning, versatile home in an elevated position with views
  • Wonderful southerly aspect bordering Possingworth Park
  • Spacious reception rooms with a south-facing aspect
  • Superb principal bedroom suite with balcony
  • Tucked away between the villages of Cross-in-Hand and Blackboys
  • 2.5 miles Heathfield, 14 miles Tunbridge Wells, 12 miles Lewes, 19 miles Eastbourne
  • 6 miles Buxted mainline station
  • Well placed for choice of state and private schools

A stunning recently updated family house, nicely tucked away back from the road and offering exceptional southerly views and the benefit of direct access into Possingworth Park.

About this property

  • Far Cottage is accessed through the grounds of the Holy Cross Priory care home (A formerVictorian gothic mansion built by a successful banker) and tucked away behind its own gated drive.

    Our selling clients have created a stunning and versatile home with accommodation arranged over two floors and have renovated and re-modelled to an exceptional standard. The property has a wonderful southerly aspect bordering Possingworth Park and direct access to walks within this extensive acreage.

    The ground floor features include a limestone tiled reception hall and three wonderful inter-communicating reception spaces, all facing south. These rooms have oak flooring throughout, with the centrepiece being the stunning kitchen/breakfast/family room, with a hand painted, traditional style kitchen, complete with a quartz island breakfast bar and counter tops and an Everhot range cooker. This room benefits from three huge floor-to-ceiling glass panels (tinted solar glass) with sliding doors straight out onto the upper terrace. Each of the end rooms are double aspect to the east and west and fitted with wood burning stoves. There is also a family area on the ground floor leading off from the reception hall, accessing bedrooms 3, 4 and 5, and with a small concealed kitchenette and direct access out to a part-walled side garden, offering the potential for separate living.

    All the bedrooms are very well appointed, with fitted cupboards and modern bath/shower rooms, with the exception of bedroom 5, which is currently fitted out as a music room, with a w.c. and a storage cupboard. The principal bedroom suite is truly sumptuous, like a fine hotel suite, complete with a large bathroom, dressing room, and also a study or nursery and with a large balcony looking south with stunning views.

    Outside:
    The property shares an access with the Holy Cross Priory Care Home from the Lewis Road and is discreetly tucked away in an elevated position, with its own gated drive leading to a parking and turning area and providing access to the double garage.

    The house enjoys a secluded position and is in a wonderful setting with a superb southerly aspect. The garden has an area of woodland leading up to the road, a part-walled side garden, laid to lawn, and a fine main garden, gently sloping away from the house, with terracing on two levels, including a very large lower entertaining terrace. There is a substantial outbuilding here providing storage and an outdoor kitchen facility, with a greenhouse to one end, next to a vegetable garden. The gently sloping lawn leads on to an orchard and the grounds are mature and well stocked with established plants and shrubs.

    The property has direct access into Possingworth Park, with founding share certificates passed on, jointly owning approximately 77 acres of land and with access rights to some additional land creating a real benefit for families
    and dog walkers.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

In my view, brilliantly refurbished to take advantage of the setting, with an amazing outlook matched by a quality specification.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Far Cottage is located between the villages of Cross-in-Hand and Blackboys, to the west of the market town of Heathfield (about 2.5 miles) offering town shopping, cafe's and restaurants and supermarkets, with the larger towns of Tunbridge Wells, Lewes and Eastbourne reached within about 14, 12 and 19 miles respectively.
  • Mainline stations: Buxted (Southern Rail) within about 6 miles or Stonegate (South East Rail) within about 9 miles. Alternatively, trains from Tunbridge Wells.
  • Private and state schools: Village primary schools at Cross-in-Hand and Blackboys, with secondary schooling at Heathfield Community College which is within about 4 miles. Skippers Hill Manor preparatory school at Five Ashes is about 3.5 miles and Battle Abbey about 15 miles. For senior schools, there are co-ed options at Eastbourne, Brighton and Upper Dicker (Bedes), for girls at Mayfield and boys at Tonbridge.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas-fired central heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council (01323) 443322, Tax Band ‘G'.
  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells proceed in a southerly direction on the A267. Upon reaching Cross-in-Hand, turn right onto the B2102 heading towards Blackboys and Lewes. After a short distance look out for the turning on the left signposted Holy Cross Priory. Proceed down the drive and look out for the first left private access drive to Far Cottage.
  • EPC Rating = D