Front Aerial
3,082 sq ft(286.33 sq m)
Guide price £1,295,000

Buckland HillWadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6QT


    Key features

    • Listed farmhouse in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with superb views
    • Conveniently located approximately 2.1 miles from Wadhurst station and 5.4 miles from Tunbridge Wells
    • Detached oast offering potential, subject to any necessary consents
    • English Heritage car port
    • Established garden
    • Swimming pool to the rear
    • Small field providing lovely space for children and animals
    • About 0.95 acres in total

    A delightful Grade II listed family house commanding far-reaching views, together with a detached Oast offering scope for improvement, conveniently situated in a rural position.

    About this property

    • This beautifully-presented farm house is Grade II listed for its special architectural or historic interest, with origins dating back to the 16th century.

      The property is set within attractive grounds with superb southerly views and has been sympathetically updated to create characterful and well-proportioned accommodation with a wealth of period features, good ceiling heights and plentiful windows framing a lovely outlook and maximising the natural light. A charming detached Oast house offers scope for conversion to provide extra staff/guest accommodation, subject to any necessary consents.

      Buckland Hill Farm House is well-placed for a choice of state and private schools and 5.4 miles from the Pantiles area of Tunbridge Wells. For commuters, the mainline stations at Frant (3.1 miles) and Wadhurst (2.1 miles) provide a regular service to London in a little over an hour, whilst Tonbridge (11.3 miles), via the newly upgraded A21, offers a more frequent service with a journey time from 44 minutes.

      The sitting room opens out to the garden and features an impressive brick inglenook fireplace, a huge oak bressumer beam and a flagstone hearth and linking through to a good-sized family room.

      The stylish bespoke Edmondson oak fitted kitchen/breakfast room includes a two oven Aga, twin electric ovens, a dishwasher, two fridges and a double Belfast sink strategically placed in front of the window for enjoyment of the superb south-westerly view and links to a characterful dining room with a part vaulted ceiling and flagstone flooring. The rear hall gives access to a fitted utility room with a Belfast sink, space for appliances and a shower room off.

      The study/music room has a lovely outlook to the front and the double aspect family room with limestone flooring has a door out to a rear porch.

      An oak balustrade staircase rises up to a spacious first floor landing providing access to the master bedroom which features a brick fireplace recess with oak bressumer beam over. A further three double bedrooms on the first floor all have a lovely south-easterly outlook over the garden, and one is double aspect with an outlook over the swimming pool to the rear. The family bathroom features Fired Earth fitments.

      The generously-proportioned and characterful second floor accommodation comprises bedroom five and an attic room/bedroom six, with a high vaulted ceiling and ample eaves storage.

      The Oast house:
      This charming unconverted brick and Oak weather-boarded Oast is located on the north-westerly side of the main house towards the rear boundary and currently comprises a ground floor games room with a store room above and a single roundel used as a swimming pool changing room.

      Garden and Grounds:
      Buckland Farm House is set within just under an acre of established grounds comprising a sheltered lawn to the front with high beech hedging, a wide flagstone terrace ideal for barbequing/entertaining to the rear, a further lawn in front of the Oast, with herbaceous and shrub borders, a walled swimming pool area and a small field on the north eastern side, providing lovely open space for children and animals.

      The property is accessed off Buckland Hill via a five bar gate opening into a large gravel driveway with parking for several cars in front of an Oak framed English Heritage double bay car port and store. A gravel path leads to the pretty canopied front entrance to the house.

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    Semi-rural in a great location for access to Tunbridge wells and with a lovely view, unexpectedly good ceilings heights, bespoke kitchen plus an additional Oast house with further potential. Quite a combination.

    Robert JacobsProperty agent

    Local information

    • Buckland Hill Farm House is situated in a rural, yet not remote, position off a small country lane in the sought-after area of Cousley Wood with near-by Bewl Water offering leisure activities including walking, cycling, water sports and fishing. Wadhurst is about 1.9 miles, with its excellent local amenities including pubs, a supermarket with post office, individual shops, butchers, green grocers, hardware shop, delicatessen and garage. Tunbridge Wells (5.4 miles) offers high street shopping, supermarkets, theatres and restaurants.
    • State and private schools: Primary schools in Lamberhurst, Wadhurst and Frant, Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, Preparatory schools including Sacred Heart (Wadhurst), Bricklehurst Manor (Stonegate), Marlborough House and St Ronan's (Hawkhurst), Rose Hill and Holmewood House (Tunbridge Wells), and The Schools at Somerhill (Tonbridge). Independent senior schools in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Eastbourne.
    • Mainline rail: Frant (Bells Yew Green) 3.1 miles along the B2169 Bayham Road with services to Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street from about 62 minutes, or Wadhurst (2.1 miles) on the same line from 68 minutes. Tonbridge (11.3 miles) provides an alternative route to London with more frequent trains and journey times from 44 minutes.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Note: The photographs were taken in May, 2017.
    • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells, head south on the A267 Frant Road. At The Bull pub, fork left onto Birling Road, continue to the end and straight over Forest Road onto the Bayham Road (B2169). Follow this road, passing Frant Station and through Bells Yew Green. After about 1.2 miles, turn right into Bartley Mill Road, sign posted Cousley Wood. Continue on this road for about 1.5 miles, then turn right into Buckland Hill. Proceed down the hill to the junction, then turn right towards Wadhurst. The shared entrance with Buckland Barn will be seen after a short distance on the right-hand side and the gate to Buckland Hill Farm House will be seen immediately on the right.
    • EPC Exempt