Mayfield Lane, Wadhurst
Mayfield Lane, Wadhurst, TN5 6HX,
A unique country home with 5 bedrooms in a tranquil setting close to the sought-after market town of Wadhurst.
- Attractive family country home
- A short walk to the desirable town of Wadhurst
- Set in 1 acre of beautiful gardens
- Maintained to a very good standard
- Many period features including attractive cornicing
- Generous amount of accommodation including 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Spacious kitchen/diner and 2 further reception rooms
- Close to Wadhurst mainline station
DescriptionBrockfield is an attractive Edwardian property located just outside the popular small market town of Wadhurst on the Kent Sussex border within the Wealden Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Full of character and period charm with wooden floors, deep skirting boards and attractive cornicing, the house was one of the first to be built (c. 1906) along the desirable Mayfield Lane on land once part of Wadhurst Castle. One of the highlights of this much loved family home is how it enjoys sunshine throughout the day with the dining room catching the sun's rays in the morning, before they move around the reception hall into the living room. Other features include the spacious and bright accommodation, the well-balanced layout, the secluded gardens and delightful summerhouse.
Ground Floor AccommodationThe ground floor accommodation opens to a spacious reception hall running along the south-facing front of the property. The room is light and bright, with views to the front and side and laid with quarry tile flooring. The entrance hall serves as the main hub to the rest of the house, and retains its very fine original oak staircase. The dining room with its fireplace flanked by built-in shelving and a recessed seating area can be found to the front of the house. The large living room to the left of the hall, with an original Edwardian fireplace and two attractive bay windows overlooking the garden and access to a terrace, runs the whole length of the property. The well-appointed kitchen is fitted with cream wall and base units with plenty of worktop space, and the dark blue Aga with double oven is a real feature, with the kitchen also having an integrated hob and oven. A well-equipped utility room, a boot room, study with built-in shelving and a cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
First Floor AccommodationUpstairs are located the five double bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and extensive fitted wardrobes. The four further bedrooms are all good doubles, and there is a further separate WC and shower room. The property could easily accommodate another bathroom if required. Access to the boarded loft is granted from bedroom 5.
OutsideThis property enjoys a charming countryside location within a 1-acre plot giving it a real sense of space and tranquillity. A wide gravel driveway leads up to Brockfield with ample parking for several vehicles and there is also a large detached garage. Tall hedges screen the house from the road and the front garden has established plants and a lawn. For those who enjoy the outdoors life, Brockfield has much to offer as wooden gates lead through to the rear paved terrace with steps down to a large garden laid mainly to lawn with established flower beds, fruit trees, a pond, vegetable garden and croquet lawn (once a grass tennis court). Another terrace can be found to the side of the property, which is accessed from the sitting room. Both terraces are real suntraps and make wonderful entertaining areas. The outbuildings for this property are extensive: there is a large garage, workshop, tool room and further space for storing logs, plus a brick and timber garden summerhouse with power and telephone line, making it perfectly functional as a home office.
The AreaWadhurst is a thriving small market town with an excellent range of amenities, including a general stores, hairdressers, hardware store, gift shop, coffee shop, butchers and post office. The vibrant spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its excellent commercial and leisure facilities can be reached within a 10 minute car drive or just 8 minutes on the train. 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. A range of beautiful walks and bridlepaths surround the property. The property is within easy reach of the many excellent primary and secondary schools in the locality. Within the state sector, there is the local village primary and secondary school and further options in many of the surrounding villages and towns. Within the independent sector, Bricklehurst Manor, St Bedes, Vinehall, Claremont, Marlborough House, St Ronans, Skippers Hill, St Leonards at Mayfield, Cranbrook, Benenden and Battle Abbey are all excellent schooling options and easily accessible.