Savills | Meres Lane, Cross in Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0TZ | Properties for sale
2,931 sq ft(272.30 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Meres LaneCross in Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0TZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • A characterful family home in a convenient semi-rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • about 5.65 acres in all comprising extensive gardens and a field
  • extensively updated and extended in 2016/17
  • spacious open plan kitchen/dining/family room opening out to the garden
  • countryside views
  • well placed for a choice of private and state schools
  • Buxted station about 5.5 miles with services to London Bridge and Victoria, or Wadhurst about 11 miles
  • Tunbridge Wells about 11.5 miles, Eastbourne about 19.5 miles

An impressive and well presented family house, nicely set in a fine semi-rural location, with a good landholding and lovely views.

About this property

  • May Tree House was originally two farm workers cottages dating back to the 1800s and later converted into a single detached house. This unlisted property has now been transformed into a superb, well presented family home ideally set-out for modern living.

    The property is set in a delightful semi-rural position within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in a small country lane between the sought-after village of Mayfield and the market town of Heathfield.

    There is a good choice of private and state schools in the area, including Mayfield School for Girls and, for commuters, Buxted mainline station (5.5 miles) offers a regular service to London Bridge (and Victoria via East Croydon) or Wadhurst (11 miles) serves London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

    The large open-plan kitchen/dining/family room is a really impressive space with a welll designed fitted kitchen area, complete with an Aga built into an inglenook fireplace. This opens through to a large double aspect main space with bi-fold doors onto the rear terrace and garden where the fine views over rolling countryside can be enjoyed. This whole area is laid with stylish grey ruffled porcelain floor tiles which extend into the utility room and the entrance hall. The sitting room is a lovely characterful room with a wood burning stove fitted into the period inglenook and brick blocked flooring.

    May Tree House was subject to considerable updating in 2016/2017, including a new roof, double glazed windows, an extension, re-plumbing, heating system with underfloor heating in part of the ground floor, a pressurised water system, re-wiring with recessed ceiling down-lighters, oak cottage style latched internal doors and two spacious quality bathrooms with separate showers.

    If there is anything further one could envisage doing, it is an improvement to the modest single garage, but the house itself is well sorted. There are also additional outbuildings, including a summerhouse and a substantial open timber barn with tiled roof.

    The position and surroundings of this lovely property are key selling features, with gardens to the front and rear, hedged to the lane and opening onto a rectangular field of about 4.62 acres, bordered by mature trees and with a feature pond to the far side. The views from here are even better than from the house. There is one other house, set lower down across the lane, but any other houses are really quite some distance away.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A lovely semi-rural location with fine views, good land and a character home, but very up-to-date - for me, an irresistible package

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • May Tree House is located in an elevated position on the southern end of Meres lane, which runs around as a long loop road off the main A267, running north to south between the villages of Mayfield and Cross-in-Hand.
  • The nearest primary school is in the village of Five Ashes about 1.3 miles using Frog Hole Lane and Skippers Hill Preparatory School is also here (about 1.5 miles).
  • Secondary schools in the area include Heathfield, Wadhurst and Crowborough Community Colleges and there are independent schoolsincluding Mayfield School for girls, Tonbridge Boys and co-ed options at Sevenoaks, Eastbourne, Brighton and Bedes in Upper Dicker.
  • For local shopping, the popular village of Mayfield is about 3.5 miles, offering excellent local amenities including a convenience store, chemist,dentist, doctors' surgery, hairdresser delicatessen, grocer, butcher, pubs and cafés, whilst Heathfield (about 3 miles) has a choice of supermarkets, including Waitrose and Co-op and many individual shops.
  • The larger town of Tunbridge Wells is about 11.5 miles to the north and Eastbourne lies to the south, about 19.5 miles.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (water treatment plant installed 2016/2017).
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council: 01892 653311. Tax Band: “E” (improvement indicator in place).
  • Directions: From Tunbridge Wells head south on the A267 towards Eastbourne. Remain on the A267 south towards Heathfield, over the roundabout at Mayfield and continue for about 2.1 miles. Turn left into Frog Hole Lane continue to the end to Meres Lane and the entrance to May Tree House will be seen ahead.
  • EPC Rating = D