A beautifully-presented Grade II listed farmhouse in a delightful rural setting with stabling and paddocks and a substantial detached barn offering scope for conversion.
A quintessential 16th Century oak framed farmhouse, privately set at the end of an impressive long tree-lined driveway off a small country lane.
Hadlow Down is a small village lying within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty about 14 miles to the south of Tunbridge Wells, between Buxted and Heathfield. The area benefits from a good choice of schools and Buxted mainline station (about 3.4 miles) offers commuters a regular service to London.
The current owners have been the custodians of Crowpits House for over twenty years and the property is beautifully presented having been sympathetically extended and updated to create a delightful family home. Many lovely character features add to the intrinsic charm, including bespoke joinery, aged oak wall and ceiling beams, drop latch doors and red brick flooring in the oldest part of the house. Extensive windows enhance the natural light and frame a lovely outlook to all sides over the extensive gardens and grounds.
Two characterful interlinking south-facing reception rooms in the oldest part of the house have doors out to the garden, with a wide inglenook fireplace in the drawing room and a wood burning stove in the dining/family room. The stylish kitchen/breakfast room is complete with an Aga, and a fitted study and a practical utility/boot room are positioned in the later extension. Four charming bedrooms and two bathrooms are arranged over the first floor.
Of particular note is the stunning barn of about 1,280 sq ft which lies on the east side of the main house and incorporates a wonderful beamed open bay dining area, a store room with cobbled floor and the remnants of the cattle byre, together with a huge open barn with double cart doors.
Currently unconverted, the barn offers a wonderful opportunity having previously been granted planning permission Ref: WD/2013/0840/FE (now lapsed) to provide a residential annexe to the main house. Interested parties would need to make their own enquiries in this respect.
Crowpits House is approached via an impressive long tree-lined driveway giving a sense of arrival and is tucked away in a glorious setting with gardens and grounds of about twenty acres providing a lovely outlook from the majority of rooms.
The landscaped garden extends to about an acre, surrounding the house with a flagstone terrace accessed from the reception rooms creating lovely space for entertaining. Various "rooms" provide corners for enjoyment of the garden at different times of the day, linked by meandering paths with established yew and box hedging.
Beyond the garden is a path through a wooded dell with two "hammer ponds" providing a haven for wildlife and rich with wild flowers.
Three attractive level fields of about 19 acres in total are easily accessed from the house and are laid down to pasture, with perimeter hedging, mature trees and post and rail fencing.
A timber block of four loose boxes and a tack room is located east of the main barn, creating a functional and easily managed equestrian facility which includes an enclosed sand and rubber lunging/exercise arena.
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Lovely period country house with a fine approach and land, plus a stunning barn offering potential.Robert Jacobs