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.
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.
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 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.
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