Front Elevation
2,672 sq ft(248.24 sq m)
Guide price £1,295,000

Pell HillWadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6DT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautifully presented period cottage in an idyllic position just 0.6 miles from Wadhurst High Street
  • Mainline station approximately 1.5 miles
  • Characterful accommodation with impressive inglenook fireplaces
  • Four good-sized bedrooms
  • Delightful pavillion/games/leisure room
  • Southerly aspect with cottage gardens, woodland and a paddock with road access
  • Stable with secondary access to the lane

A delightful Grade II listed cottage set in idyllic grounds on the rural edge of the popular village of Wadhurst, within easy reach of the station and Tunbridge Wells.

About this property

  • This characterful and beautifully presented period cottage is nestled in the most idyllic elevated position against a backdrop of wildflowers and wooded slopes, yet lies just 0.6 miles from the centre of the popular village of Wadhurst which can be reached via a footpath off Blacksmiths Lane. There is a wide choice of private and state schools in the area and Wadhurst mainline station is about 1.5 miles offering a regular commuter service to London.

    Pell Bridge is listed as ‘18th century or earlier', with a wealth of lovely character features including inglenook fireplaces in the principal rooms, oak drop latch internal doors, oak framed leaded light windows and aged beams. Sympathetic later additions have brought this delightful cottage up to date without losing the intrinsic charm which resonates throughout.

    Every day access to Pell Bridge is from Primmers Green Lane via a path from the gate to shady loggia which hugs the west side and provides entry through a stable door into a rustic country-style David Haugh kitchen/breakfast room, complete with a Sandyford range cooker and a traditional walk in larder. The dual aspect dining/family room and the sitting room both feature impressive wide brick inglenook fireplaces fitted with wood burning stoves and link through to an inner lobby serving the canopied front door on the south side.

    Four good-sized bedrooms, all with a lovely rural outlook, are arranged over the first and second floors, together with two stylish bathrooms and a landing study area. Of particular note are the substantial aged floor boards which are full of character and the intriguing door which opens out to a timber bridge from the garden to facilitate direct access to the first floor.

    Garden and Grounds
    Pell Bridge enjoys a southerly aspect and is surrounded by delightful cottage gardens with meandering paths, terraces and richly planted herbaceous and shrub borders providing fragrance and colour and a high hedge to the boundary for privacy to all sides.

    To the rear, the land rises to a block of woodland with native trees and many unusual specimens providing Autumn colour. Walk ways have been cut through the woodland, bordered by swathes of wild flowers creating the most wonderful ambience and providing a haven for wildlife and an idyllic environment for children and animals. A small fenced paddock of just under an acre flanks the garden on the eastern side.

    Nestled within the trees is a delightful and spacious pavilion suitable for use as a games/leisure room away from the house with a decked veranda and a store room. Further outbuildings include a timber stable served by secondary access to the lane.

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A delightful house in a country lane setting just outside Wadhurst, and with a beautiful garden.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Pell Bridge is situated within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the small hamlet of Pell Green on the rural outskirts of Wadhurst which is about 0.6 of a mile and offers a good range of local shops and facilities. Tunbridge Wells (approximately 7.2 miles) offers more comprehensive shopping, dining, commercial and cultural facilities. Near-by Bewl Water offers leisure activities including horse riding, walking and cycling trails, sailing, canoeing and fishing and there are many footpaths in the area.
  • State and private schools: Wadhurst CofE primary school rated ‘Good' in the latest Ofsted report, and Uplands Community College (Wadhurst). Preparatory schools include 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: Wadhurst (about 1.5 miles) with regular services to Charing Cross (via London Bridge and Waterloo East) and Cannon Street.

Additional information

  • Directions: From central Tunbridge Wells proceed south out of town on Nevill Street/Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant village and, after a short distance, turn left on the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Stay on this road, through the High Street, and then turn left opposite the Greyhound into Blacksmiths Lane. Keep on this lane, bearing to the left at the bend, then proceed down the hill until reaching a fork after about 0.6 miles. Bear left into Primmers Green Lane and the gate to Pell Bridge will be found after a short distance on the right hand side.
  • EPC Exempt