Aerial View
4,608 sq ft(428.10 sq m)
Guide price £1,950,000

Beech HillWadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6JR


    Key features

    • Individual period home, tucked-away in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • Planning permission in place to reconfigure the accommodation
    • Conveniently located about 2 miles from Wadhurst mainline station
    • About 7 miles to Tunbridge Wells
    • Delightful well-stocked gardens with a southerly aspect
    • Tennis court
    • Detached double garage with office above

    An individual period home offering flexible accommodation with annexe potential, tucked away within well-stocked gardens of about 1.35 acres in this convenient semi-rural location.

    About this property

    • Shepherd's Fold is an individual family house offering well-proportioned accommodation arranged around a paved courtyard and set on a large southeast-facing plot on the western fringes of the popular village of Wadhurst.

      The property was converted from period stables by the current owners in the late 1980s to create a comfortable home with a flexible layout well-suited to the needs of the modern family.

      The orangery reception hall is sun-filled with an expanse of bifold doors to the front and limestone flooring and the kitchen/breakfast room opens out to the garden.

      The triple-aspect family room feature a brick fireplace and sliding glazed doors leading out to the garden terrace and the dining room has an outlook to the rear and to the courtyard, a fireplace with a wood surround, marble slips and hearth and is fitted with a coal-effect gas fire.

      The library features parquet flooring, a wall of fitted bookshelves and a fireplace fitted with a gas coal-effect stove. The sitting room is partly open plan to a kitchenette and forms part of a former annexe, with engineered wood flooring, a wood burning stove set on a slate plinth and a spiral staircase to the first floor (comprising a double bedroom with adjoining shower room and a study).

      The light and bright master bedroom with windows to three sides has fitted cupboards, an en suite bathroom and an adjoining dressing room. There are also four further bedrooms, one with en suite facilities and a family bathroom complete the accommodation.

      Outside
      The gardens and grounds extend to about 1.35 acres in total and comprise areas of lawn with stunning, well-stocked mature borders planted for scent and seasonal colour and interest, along with an orchard and a vegetable garden.

      A southeast-facing terrace lies to the side of the house offering an ideal spot for outdoor living and entertaining and for enjoyment of the bucolic surroundings. A rose walk and rose and wisteria clad pergola form most attractive divisions between distinct areas, giving a sense of enclosure without impeding the delightful outlook.

      A shared driveway sweeps down from the road, opening out into a generous forecourt offering turning space and parking for several cars and incorporating a circular bed with a Bramley apple tree as a focal point.

      A detached double garage lies to the side of the driveway, with office space above benefitting from its own access to the side. A tennis court, in need of refurbishment, lies to the south western end of the garden, beyond the driveway and screened from the house by a tall evergreen hedge.

      Planning

      Planning permission has been granted Ref: WD/2017/1101/F to create a first floor mansard roof, an entrance porch and to reconfigure the accommodation.

      The creation of a mansard roof will allow for the reconfiguration of the first floor accommodation, including the provision of a generous master suite, a ‘great room' at ground floor level incorporating a kitchen, dining room and family room, a new porch on the east side of the property and remodelling of the present kitchen and utility room to form a main entrance hall and utility/boot room.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • Shepherd's Fold is situated in an accessible location in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the popular village of Wadhurst and Mark Cross. Wadhurst mainline station is about 2 miles from the property, enabling a commute to London Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street in 1 hour 5 minutes.
    • Wadhurst village (about 2 miles) offers a wide selection of local shops including a butcher, green grocer, delicatessen, post office, library, bank, chemist, hardware store, cafes, supermarkets and a garage. More comprehensive shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities are catered for in Tunbridge Wells (about 7 miles).
    • Schools: Primaries in Wadhurst and Mark Cross, preparatory schools include Sacred Heart School (Wadhurst), Holmewood House (Langton Green) and Marlborough House and St. Ronan's (Hawkhurst). State secondaries include Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, and Kent grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge where admission is based on academic performance in the 11 plus exam.
    • Communications: The B2100 links to the A26 to the west and the A21 to the east which in turn joins the M25 (junction 5), thereby connecting to the national motorway network. Gatwick airport is about 30.5 miles to the northwest.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From central Tunbridge Wells proceed out of the town on Nevill Street/Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant and on to Mark Cross, turning left at the staggered crossroads and first right to join the B2100 towards Wadhurst. Continue on this road for about 1.8 miles and the shared driveway to Shepherd's Fold will be found on the right-hand side, Shepherd's Fold being the last house.
    • EPC Rating = C