An absolutely stunning, incredibly light, architect redesigned and modernised home, set within the village, yet enjoying a remarkably quiet, private and tucked away plot, with views over the Rother Valley, comprising flexible accommodation with four bedrooms and a study, two bathrooms, sitting room and dining room, kitchen and utility room, plus parking and a detached garage and a landscaped garden. NO CHAIN. EPC Rating: C.
Wish Hill is one of the best modernised properties we have come across. The current owners have an eye for detail and perfection and completely reworked this wonderful property into the home it is today, with new wiring, central heating system with under floor heaing throughout the ground floor with individual thermostats for each room, new Danish double glazed Aluminium windows, and indeed resized windows and new corner windows to the front elevation, uprated insulation, new doors and flooring, a new configuration to include two new bathrooms, new cloakroom, utility room and a large kitchen with an electric on/off Aga.
The first floor has been wonderfully transformed into a wonderful second sitting room or master bedroom with doors to the balcony with a glass baulstrade. This room has the best views and could easily form a master bedroom with the adjacent study forming an en-suite if required.
Outside has also been completely reworked, with brick block driveway, new sweeping walls and paths to the front door, hard landscaping including a beautiful sweeping grey sandstone paved patio by the sitting room, plus new circular patio by the kitchen and new sandstone paved paths that surround the house. There is also outdoor lighting to the front and side of the house, both on the house and in some flower beds.
The attention to detail goes further, with the grey sandstone paving off setting the grey windows and doors, which match the grey dormer, garage door and gates. It truly is exceptional from local architect Sophie George: https://www.sgarchitecture.com/work#/wish-hill/
One approaches via the front door, with stained glass panel to a generous hallway, with wooden flooring and door to the dining room. This room overlooks the front garden and driveway, and enjoys a modern woodburner to the fireplace, complete with black granite hearth.
Adjacent is the kitchen, comprising a range of gloss fronted grey coloured cupboards and drawers and wooden worktops. The electric on/off Aga stand out alone one wall, whilst the double sink is by the rear window with a Bosch integrated dishwasher below. A recess by the door offers space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer. There is also a window and door to side, providing access to a charming private, circular patio and path to the front and rear garden.
Opposite the kitchen is a good sized sitting room, with glazed doors and full length windows to the front garden and teardrop shaped paved patio, plus fireplace with a second modern woodburner with a black granite hearth, and a new corner window.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room, with floor to ceiling cupboards housing airing cupboard plus boiler, and base units with an integrated sink and space for washing machine and tumble drier, plus a door to the rear garden.
Off the inner hallway is a cloakroom, with a window to rear, WC and basin, tiled floor and walls, and an adjacent bathroom, with a modern bath, separate tiled shower, WC and basin, heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor and a window to rear.
There are two ground floor bedrooms, both doubles with large built-in wardrobes, one facing the front garden, the other the rear.
Stairs lead up to the first floor, which has been altered significantly. A large velux window is above the stairwell, allowing ample light to reach the hall below, and at the top of the stairs, your eye is drawn through bespoke double doors to the main room, currently forming a second sitting room with glass doors to the balcony and the lovely views it offers.
A study is to the rear, with a built-in desk space and velux window and wooden flooring. The room is adjacent to the main room, and could easily form an en-suite if required.
There is a further double bedroom making the most of the eaves space with a velux window to front, plus a adjacent first floor bathroom, with a modern bath, corner shower, WC and basin, heated towel rail, tiled floor and part tiled walls, plus a velux window to rear.
Outside, the gravel drive from Sandy lane has gates at either end, with parking area being relaid in block pavers, providing parking for two to three cars, plus access to the detached single garage with an electric up and over door, and pedestrian door to side, updated electrics and roof storage.
A new brick wall retains the flower bed and curves round to the path to the front door, with steps leading down to the front garden and the two-tier paved patio which accesses the sitting room. The rear of the front garden is laid to lawn, with flower bed borders and subtle lighting. Raised sleeper flower beds run along the West boundary to a shed, hidden to the side the house.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, with mature hedge boundaries, several maturing fruit trees and a central flower bed providing colour. There is a seating area to the far corner, with a raised bed behind. To the side of the house is a paved circular patio with flower bed borders, subtle lighting and access to the kitchen and the front drive.
Wish Hill enjoys the best of both worlds; central, yet private and peaceful, tucked away down a track called Sandy Lane, between Alexandra Road and East Street. One could easily access the village via the footpath behind the Rose and Crown pub, only approximately 350 yards from the house.
The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street is approximately 1/4 of a mile away. Facilities in the village include a small supermarket with post office, butcher, baker, pharmacy, florist, greengrocers and deli as well as GP surgery, dentist and hairdressers. There are also a couple of cafes and Period Inns, including the renowned Middle House Hotel. There are pretty churches of various denominations, a flourishing primary school and the well regarded Mayfield School for Girls secondary school.
For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells is 9 miles to the north. Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (5 miles), Crowborough (6 miles), and Tunbridge Wells. These provide a fast and regular service to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Canon Street. There is a regular bus service to Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.
The area provides an excellent selection of both state and private schools. Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, bowls, numerous golf clubs, sailing on Bewl Water and at the coast. The area is criss-crossed with many beautiful walks through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.