A delightful Grade II listed family house commanding far-reaching views, together with a detached Oast offering scope for improvement, conveniently situated in a rural position.
This beautifully-presented farm house is Grade II listed for its special architectural or historic interest, with origins dating back to the 16th century.
The property is set within attractive grounds with superb southerly views and has been sympathetically updated to create characterful and well-proportioned accommodation with a wealth of period features, good ceiling heights and plentiful windows framing a lovely outlook and maximising the natural light. A charming detached Oast house offers scope for conversion to provide extra staff/guest accommodation, subject to any necessary consents.
Buckland Hill Farm House is well-placed for a choice of state and private schools and 5.4 miles from the Pantiles area of Tunbridge Wells. For commuters, the mainline stations at Frant (3.1 miles) and Wadhurst (2.1 miles) provide a regular service to London in a little over an hour, whilst Tonbridge (11.3 miles), via the newly upgraded A21, offers a more frequent service with a journey time from 44 minutes.
The sitting room opens out to the garden and features an impressive brick inglenook fireplace, a huge oak bressumer beam and a flagstone hearth and linking through to a good-sized family room.
The stylish bespoke Edmondson oak fitted kitchen/breakfast room includes a two oven Aga, twin electric ovens, a dishwasher, two fridges and a double Belfast sink strategically placed in front of the window for enjoyment of the superb south-westerly view and links to a characterful dining room with a part vaulted ceiling and flagstone flooring. The rear hall gives access to a fitted utility room with a Belfast sink, space for appliances and a shower room off.
The study/music room has a lovely outlook to the front and the double aspect family room with limestone flooring has a door out to a rear porch.
An oak balustrade staircase rises up to a spacious first floor landing providing access to the master bedroom which features a brick fireplace recess with oak bressumer beam over. A further three double bedrooms on the first floor all have a lovely south-easterly outlook over the garden, and one is double aspect with an outlook over the swimming pool to the rear. The family bathroom features Fired Earth fitments.
The generously-proportioned and characterful second floor accommodation comprises bedroom five and an attic room/bedroom six, with a high vaulted ceiling and ample eaves storage.
The Oast house:
This charming unconverted brick and Oak weather-boarded Oast is located on the north-westerly side of the main house towards the rear boundary and currently comprises a ground floor games room with a store room above and a single roundel used as a swimming pool changing room.
Garden and Grounds:
Buckland Farm House is set within just under an acre of established grounds comprising a sheltered lawn to the front with high beech hedging, a wide flagstone terrace ideal for barbequing/entertaining to the rear, a further lawn in front of the Oast, with herbaceous and shrub borders, a walled swimming pool area and a small field on the north eastern side, providing lovely open space for children and animals.
The property is accessed off Buckland Hill via a five bar gate opening into a large gravel driveway with parking for several cars in front of an Oak framed English Heritage double bay car port and store. A gravel path leads to the pretty canopied front entrance to the house.
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Semi-rural in a great location for access to Tunbridge wells and with a lovely view, unexpectedly good ceilings heights, bespoke kitchen plus an additional Oast house with further potential. Quite a combination.Robert Jacobs