Savills | Back Lane, Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0NH | Property for sale
3,608 sq ft(335.19 sq m)
Guide price £2,000,000

Back LaneWaldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0NH

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Wonderful country setting on the village edge, with versatile accommodation
  • Unlisted character farmhouse
  • Detached barn with self-contained annexe and further space with potential
  • Delightful established gardens with pool
  • About 6.87 acres of fields about 8.79 acres in total
  • Garage and outbuildings
  • Buxted station about 7 miles or Stonegate station about 9 miles
  • Heathfield about 2.25 miles, Tunbridge Wells about 16 miles

A delightful family house in a wonderful country setting, offering secondary accommodation, land and outbuildings

About this property

  • This unlisted, character house is built in the classic English country house style, with pretty elevations combining tile hanging, Flemish bond brickwork and white rendering, complemented by traditional painted windows. Inside, the character and charm continues, with exposed whitewashed beams, tiled flooring and a traditional inglenook-style fireplace to the stylish sitting room.

    The house is well presented and benefits from an efficient layout running throughout the ground floor, with ‘flowing' rooms, which are ideal for entertaining. The country-style kitchen/breakfast room with Aga features French doors opening to the front to a raised half-moon terrace, in turn accessing the formal areas of the garden and with a fine distant outlook to the east. The lovely views across the valley can be particularly appreciated from the principal bedroom.

    The separate barn accommodation is also very impressive, adding a lot of additional space to the main house and with a delightful planted terrace out from the living room. In addition, the unconverted ‘half' of the building offers a classic double height barn interior, with fine exposed beams everywhere. This offers further potential for development in a variety of different ways, but is currently a great space for storage, games and casual entertaining. The barn's extended roof line provides a charming loggia, well placed for covered dining for either property.

    Outside, the setting and lovely gardens and grounds are a key feature, with lawns, hedging, planted beds, terracing and some wonderful trees, including a fine Lebanese cedar, a weeping pear and Himalayan birches breaking-up the area of grassed parkland, along with a small orchard, set within a beautiful flower meadow.

    Behind the barn, there is a secluded outdoor heated swimming pool and beyond this, a discreet parking area and a vegetable garden. The fields to the rear have an aspect towards Waldron village Church. Being discreetly tucked away, the smallest field on this side is set-up with solar panels.

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I really like this location, with wonderful, peaceful countryside, just outside this beautiful village and accessible to Heathfield and Uckfield, as well as being within striking distance of Tunbridge Wells, Lewes and Eastbourne. The property itself is a charming, unlisted 'mini country estate', offering great potential in a perfect setting, with fine gardens and grounds enjoying lovely views.

Robert JacobsProperty agent

Local information

  • Haymakers Farm is tucked away on the edge of the pretty village of Waldron, which is reached in about 1.4 miles. Here there is a church, which was founded in 1195 and the well-known Star Inn public house.
  • The market town of Heathfield is about 2.25 miles away offering good shopping for day to day needs, with three supermarkets, including a Waitrose and a Co-op, animal feed store as well as specialist shops in the High Street including a butchers, fishmongers, green grocer and an Italian Deli.
  • Isenhurst Country Club in Cross in Hand is about 1.5 miles, Heathfield and Waldron rugby football club and three tennis clubs lie within a three mile radius and there are a number of restaurants and pubs.
  • Further leisure activities in the area include horse racing at Lingfield Park, Plumpton and Brighton, golf at the East Sussex National near Uckfield, opera at Glyndebourne, cricket locally in Waldron, with sailing and water sports on the south coast. Uckfield is another option for amenities being about eight miles away, with high street shops, a leisure centre and a cinema.
  • The impressive larger towns of Lewes and Tunbridge Wells are reached within about 13 and 16 miles respectively, with Eastbourne on the south coast, about 16 miles.
  • Mainline rail: Buxted (about 7 miles for the Southern Rail train service to London Bridge from about 1hr 16 minutes, or Stonegate (about 9 miles for the South East train service to London Charing Cross from 1 hour 13 minutes).
  • State and private schools: There is an excellent choice of schools in the area including primaries at Cross in Hand, Horam and Heathfield, Skippers Hill preparatory school at Five Ashes and Vine Hall at Robertsbridge. For secondary schooling, there is Heathfield Community College in Old Heathfield and private options at Mayfield for girls, Bedes at Upper Dicker, Lewes Old Grammar School, plus Eastbourne and Brighton Colleges on the coast.

Additional information

  • Agent's note: The owners of Haymakers own a third field beyond the parkland, which they intend to retain, allowing a an agricultural right of way for access to the large field behind, being sold with Haymakers.
  • Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains water, electricity and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Wealden District Council Tel: 01323 443322, Tax Band G.
  • Directions: Post Code TN21 0NH: Proceed from Tunbridge Wells south on the A267, passing through Frant, Mark Cross and Five Ashes. At Cross in Hand, with the ESSO petrol station on the left, turn right onto the B2012. Then immediately turn left into Back lane and follow this lane for about 1.5 miles, The entrance to Haymakers Farm will be found almost immediately being second on the right after Whitehouse lane.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold