Witherenden Hill, Etchingham – Detached House For

Witherenden Hill, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7JP, UK

On Market

An elegant, Victorian 6-bedroom house with separate 1-bedroom annexe in the converted hayloft above the stables, coming to the market for the first time in over 35 years. With extensive grounds totalling over 9 acres, loose boxes, a swimming pool and the most stunning views over the East Sussex countryside, this is a truly wonderful home that has so much to offer its new owners.
  • Beautiful Victorian house situated in the heart of the stunning East Sussex countryside.
  • Wonderful entrance hall with galleried landing above, dine-in kitchen, 4 further reception rooms, utility room, boot room and larder.
  • 6 bedrooms, the master of which has its own en-suite and dressing room, and 2 family bathrooms.
  • Additional, tasteful 1-bedroom converted stable annexe, with its own dedicated entrance.
  • 2 acres of landscaped gardens, swimming pool with pool house, 2 loose boxes, further storage facilities and a garage block.
  • In addition, 6.5 acres of agricultural land.
  • Lovely rural setting with exceptional valley views, and yet with Stonegate mainline station just 1 mile away.
  • High-speed fibre optic internet access, perfect for home-working.

Description

Coming to the market for the first time in over 35 years, this elegant, Victorian 6-bedroom country house has extensive grounds totaling 8.5 acres. A self-contained 1-bedroom apartment has been tastefully converted from the former stables and hayloft, and provides excellent ancillary accommodation. With a delightful swimming pool and pool house, and incredible views over the East Sussex countryside, this is a truly wonderful family home that has so much to offer its new owners.

Accommodation

Arranged over 3 floors, this lovely home has a wonderful flow of accommodation offering 6 bedrooms (5 of which are good doubles), 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, a large dine-in kitchen, 4 further reception rooms and separate utility and boot rooms. The spacious hallway is a real feature of this property, serving all of the main accommodation and with a galleried landing and beautiful woodwork. The generous kitchen has French doors leading to the patio, which wraps along the rear of the house and faces west, offering the perfect venue to relax, entertain and enjoy those magnificent views. The house itself is presented in good condition, having been lovingly cared for by the current owners for the past 35 years.

The former stables and hayloft, which was converted by the current owners into a lovely 1-bedroom annexe, are situated to the right of the main house and have their own separate entrance. The main door opens to the entrance hall, from which stairs up access the sitting room, flooded with light from the Velux windows, the separate kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Outside

This lovely home enjoys an enviable elevated position, with stunning west-facing views over its 8.5 acres of grounds. The expansive rear terrace enjoys spectacular views over the valley, with the most fabulous sunsets at the end of the day. There are just under 2 acres of fully fenced, landscaped gardens comprising expansive lawn areas, a large vegetable plot with greenhouse and a swimming pool with wooden pool-house. There are a further 6.5 acres of paddocks which are accessible on foot from the base of the formal gardens, or a vehicular access point is offered from the road. There are loose boxes, 2 garages and further additional storage facilities which are perfect for tack or feed rooms. The beautiful ancient woodland beyond the paddocks is a haven of redwood trees, streams and waterfalls. The property is approached via automatic gates and a gravelled driveway provides ample parking for several vehicles.

Location

Burwash village is under 3 miles away and has a range of amenities including a general store, Post Office, doctor's surgery and several public houses. There are many excellent private and local schools within easy travelling distance. The villages of Wadhurst, Heathfield and Ticehurst, offering further every day facilities, are all within 5 miles and the vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its excellent commercial and leisure facilities can be reached within a 30 minute car drive or just 15 minutes on the train. Stonegate mainline station is just 1 mile away and offers fast and frequent trains to central London. The impressive, award-winning Bluewater Shopping Centre is within an hour's drive and if you want to escape to the seaside, then that can be reached via a pretty 30 minute drive. There are also plenty of excellent recreational facilities close at hand, including first class golf courses at nearby Hawkhurst and Dale Hill. There is a popular large trout fishing lake within walking distance and a range of beautiful walks and bridle paths surround the property.

Directions

From our offices on The Pantiles, head to the Frant Road roundabout, and take the second exit onto the A267. Head out of the town on this road, and after 3 miles, take the turning on the left signed B2099, Wadhurst Road. Continue on this road through the village of Wadhurst, and after 5 miles turn right onto Stonegate Road. Continue on this road, taking the sharp right hand bend at Stonegate, for a further 2 miles, and Meeching can be found on the right hand side.
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