- Detached Five Bedroom Family Home
- Tucked down a long private drive
- Approximately 12 acres of paddocks, gardens and woodland
- Extended and Refurbished around 15 years ago
- Four Reception Rooms
- Bathroom and En-suite
- Rustic Farmhouse Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Views towards Mayfield
- Detached Oak Framed Double Garage
- No Chain
An often sought but seldom found detached family home, tucked away down a long, private drive, enjoying views to Mayfield and approximately 12 acres of paddocks, gardens and woodland offering considerable equestrian potential, whilst the main house was lovingly extended and refurbished in around 2005 comprises five bedrooms, bathroom and en-suite, plus four reception rooms, cloakroom, utility room and a rustic farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, plus a detached oak framed double garage. NO CHAIN. EPC Rating: D.
Tanyard Cottage has a fascinating history, dating from the mid 1800s when it was a modest tannery. The property has been in the same ownership for over thirty years, and has been a labour of love, with the extensions and alterations made approximately fifteen years ago. There is now scope to personalise and update cosmetics, and the price reflects the old boiler and the septic tank which both need replacing.
The property is accessed via a long private track, which leads down from Newick Lane between the two fields to the house. There is ample parking and turning space, as well as footings for a further garage or outbuilding.
A path leads across a large paved patio, forming a sheltered place to sit, with direct access to the kitchen. There is a front door to the front elevation, leading to the entrance hall with a staircase to the first floor and under stairs cupboard. This leads back to the kitchen, comprising a range of cupboards with an integrated sink, and a former fireplace with an oil fired Aga. There is a further range of free standing Welsh Dresser style units and leveled and sealed brick flooring, windows to side and rear, and a door to a small lobby leading back to the driveway.
To the front of the house are two reception rooms, one being a dining room, with a door from the kitchen and hallway, window to front and a fireplace with a wood burner. The other is a lovely dual aspect sitting room, with a further fireplace and windows to front and side.
Beyond the kitchen is a hallway, complete with a door to the utility room with further door to the side and door to a ground floor shower room, comprising a WC, shower and a window to side. The utilty room has space for appliances, cupboards and an integrated sink.
Also off the hall is a family room/snug, complete with windows to both sides, fireplace with wood burner and double doors to the handcrafted wooden conservatory, making the most of the views with access to either side, glass windows and roof.
The first floor provides a split level landing, with the master bedroom and guest room off the level to the front of the property, both with windows to front and the master bedroom also enjoying a window to side and an opening to the en-suite shower room, comprising a shower, basin and WC, part tiled walls and towel rail.
The other part of the landing provides a window to rear and doors to the three other bedrooms, all with windows to side, and a wonderful family bathroom, with a freestanding central roll top bath, WC and basin, radiator with towel rail and window to rear, plus a door to the airing cupboard and exposed wooden flooring.
Outside, there is ample parking to the side with the oak framed detached double garage forming useful vehicular storage with eaves storage above. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, complete with the aforementioned paved patio forming a large entertaining space. The house enjoys its own woodland to the southern and western boundaries, with a stream that runs through the wooded area, which in the past was dammed for the historical tanning industry process.
The woodland is now in need of some clearing, but enjoys a mixture of deciduous trees, both long established oaks and younger scrub hazel, prunus and salix.
The paddocks are the real gem, with an open paddock to the North of the garden which would open up the view with some clearing, plus a large ten acre paddock to the North of the driveway, which has a gate and free-standing field shelter by the drive.
There is also the potential for a further gate and access at the top of the drive, for farm vehicles, should one require it, and within the field is an established oak tree, with natural boundaries.
On the southern side of the drive is a smaller paddock of approximately an acre, with a bank of trees and ground to both the eastern boundaries and southern boundaries. This is currently open to the rest of the field and land, but will be fenced prior to completion. This area, adjacent to the house and garage, could form an ideal area for a stable yard and menage, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The house is located between Heathfield, Broad Oak and Mayfield, with the views back to Mayfield. The nearby market town of Heathfield provides extensive facilities, including supermarkets, banks, post office, library, vets, doctors, cafes, restaurants, take-aways, ironmongers, greengrocer, florists, jewellers and antiques/collectables to name but a few, plus other commercial, industrial and professional services. The village of Broad Oak is closer, with its general stores and Post Office.
The vibrant spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells lies 10 miles to the north and has an array of well-regarded restaurants, a choice of supermarkets, extensive shopping, independent outlets and leisure facilities. The bustling town of Brighton is only 15 miles distant and the wonderful south coast beaches are within easy reach at Eastbourne and Pevensey.
Schooling in the area is excellent: there is a well-regarded pre-school and primary school in Broad Oak, Heathfield and Mayfield, as well as community colleges in Heathfield and Wadhurst, whilst Skippers Hill and Mayfield School for Girls offer excellent local private choices.
The nearest mainline stations are at Stonegate and Etchingham, both approximately 5 miles away, with services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross in around 75 minutes. The A21 with its access to the M25 is about 15 minutes away.
There is also excellent access to local footpaths, the Cuckoo Trail, Bewl Reservoir, Buxted Park Hotel, Bedgebury Pinetum and several National Trust properties.
Oil central heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity.
Viewings are only by prior appointment due to livestock at the property.