5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in The Slade, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells
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Set within some 2½ acres of attractive gardens, paddocks and orchard area is this truly magnificent and characterful twin Oast house conversion, with generous accommodation of 3,672 sq.ft to include an unusual 'bottle' Oast plus a square Oast and barn forming a unique, family orientated and spacious layout:- four/five bedrooms (master with en-suite) and a modern family bathroom, a vaulted first floor playroom/family room, reception hall, roundel dining room, sitting room with modern inglenook, part vaulted and galleried kitchen/breakfast room with further 'prep' kitchen and utility room, office, studio and bathroom, plus a stunning glass garden room overlooking the gardens. NO CHAIN.... Read more
Set within some 2½ acres of attractive gardens, paddocks and orchard area is this truly magnificent and characterful twin Oast house conversion, with generous accommodation of 3,672 sq.ft to include an unusual 'bottle' Oast plus a square Oast and barn forming a unique, family orientated and spacious layout:- four/five bedrooms (master with en-suite) and a modern family bathroom, a vaulted first floor playroom/family room, reception hall, roundel dining room, sitting room with modern inglenook, part vaulted and galleried kitchen/breakfast room with further 'prep' kitchen and utility room, office, studio and bathroom, plus a stunning glass garden room overlooking the gardens. NO CHAIN. EPC Rating F.
The Slade Oast forms a truly wonderful character home. The Oast, believed to date from the 1870's, was a working Oast until its conversion in the 1970s, and one can still find the little details depicting its agricultural past. The cowls were overhauled in circa 2011 and work beautifully, as can be seen through a glazed roundel window into the ceiling of the second bedroom that enables one to look up the chimney of the Bottle Oast and into the cowl. The ground floor central reception hall, leads to a number of rooms, including the roundel dining room, the sitting room, studio/bedroom five and the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is a good sized room, with partly vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork, large window overlooking the garden and door to the glass room. The stunning Glass room brings the enjoyment of the garden inside. The large glazed panels flow effortlessly to the sides to open up the room to the garden on a hot day.Behind the kitchen is a prep-kitchen with additional units, sink, larder cupboards and large wooden chopping block and an opening into the utility room, with further units, sink and space for the usual appliances. The sitting room is a traditional room, with ‘Inglenook' fireplace and wood burner. There is a window to the front and side, plus an internal window to the reception hall and a door way to the ground floor study. The studio room/bedroom five is of a good size there is also a ground floor bathroom/cloakroom. The large roundel dining room is an attractive room with windows overlooking the garden.Each of the bedrooms flow from the vaulted 'barn' section of the first floor. The master bedroom suite is accessed via its own set of wooden stairs full length windows opening to a sun balcony and a charming mezzanine en-suite above, accessed via a private set of stairs from within the bedroom. The guest bedroom in the top of the roundel is also accessed via a set of stairs from the ‘Barn' area. A galleried landing leads to the beautifully modernised family bathroom, bedroom 4 and a further separate gallery for reading/study.Outside, the house is approached over a gravel driveway which leads to a private parking and turning area, with a large detached garage and stables/workshops/store rooms. Beyond the garaging and workshops is the paddock. The paddock is fenced and backs onto ‘Ancient Woodland'. It is believed that there are historic rights to walk through the ancient woodland via the gate to the rear boundary and that these walks link to footpaths within Whiskett's Wood and on to Bewl Reservoir.Double gates provide access from the parking area to the easily maintained, mature lawned gardens stretching around the house with several mature trees and shrubs and some flower beds. Mature trees shelter a delightful Children's tree house/play area amongst the flower beds and there is a separate fenced orchard area and pond garden to the front of the property. By the side of the glass room is a further sheltered paved patio with uplighters and an additional paved seating area to one side. Behind the garage is a vegetable plot and greenhouse.
The Slade Oast can be found within the Lamberhurst Down area, within striking distance of footpaths to Bewl (beyond those of the ancient woodland beyond the Southern boundary) and also footpaths that lead to the nearest pub and on to the main village High Street. Nearby amenities within Lamberhurst include several pubs, an extensive local village store with Post Office, a primary school, doctor's surgery/pharmacy, Bewl Reservoir and the renowned Lamberhurst Golf Club. Lamberhurst sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a number of local clubs and societies. There is a large recreation ground for football, games and dog walking plus an excellent children's adventure playground. The property is approximately 1 mile away from the A21 for ease of access North and South, although there are better routes into Tunbridge Wells via Bayham and Bells Yew Green. Wadhurst is merely 3 miles distant with a further array of shops, services and amenities. There are many choices to be made from Period Inns, Gastro Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes, an Art Gallery and many other Societies and Clubs. From a shopping perspective there can be found a very good and newly opened local supermarket, a family run butcher's, greengrocer, chemist, delicatessen, two banks, a high quality gift shop and ladies outfitters, library and very well stocked and traditional Post Office and Book shop, a local Doctor's Practice and Dentist. Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (3.5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (7 miles). These provide a fast and regular service to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Canon Street. There is an excellent choice of education and care from Nurseries and Primary Schools through to Secondary schools, for both boys and girls, in the private and state sector.There are also beautiful walks on the numerous footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross the area, the ever popular Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water Reservoir which offers sailing and other outdoor pursuits. Approximately 7 miles North of Lamberhurst is the lovely Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its fabulous shopping and beautiful Regency style paved Pantiles area, theatres and various other leisure facilities. This town also has very high achieving grammar schools. Also within 45 minutes of Lamberhurst is the Coast with all that it has to offer. In terms of places to visit, within an easy drive are various National Trust properties such as Bodium Castle, Sissinghurst with its famous and beautiful gardens, Scotney Castle and Batemans (Rudyard Kipling's former home).
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