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Swife Lane, Broad Oak
Offers in Excess of £950,000
- Substantial 1920s Detached Family Home
- Situated in a Country Lane
- Now in need of some updating
- Set in approximately 1.1 acres of Wooded Gardens
- Five Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom & Two En-suites
- Four Reception Rooms
- Utility Room & Cloakroom
- Oak Framed Double Car Port & Ample Parking
- No Chain
The property forms a substantial detached 1920s family home, offering five bedrooms, two en-suites and a family bathroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room, utility room, cloakroom and reception hall, all set within just over an acre of wooded gardens with ample parking and a detached oak framed double carport. NO CHAIN. EPC rating F.
Byeways House forms a large family house with origins from the 1920s, plus later extensions, a new roof in 2021, updated external decoration and two updated en-suites. Otherwise the house is now in need of some updating throughout.
The property is accessed via an open gravel driveway, with a brick paved pathway leading to the main entrance. The lobby gives way to a reception hall with wooden flooring, window to side, door to a study with matching flooring and windows to front and side. The reception hall opens to an original hallway, with the original front door, chess-board black and white tiled flooring and stairs to the first floor.
The kitchen/breakfast room comprises a range of white farmhouse style cupboards and drawers, with a green oil fired Aga, separate electric cooker, integrated twin sink with drainer and dishwasher, parquet flooring and window to rear and French doors to side.
Adjacent is a dining room, with windows and French doors to the rear patio, open fireplace and limestone tiled flooring. Beyond is the sitting room, an extended room with windows and doors to the rear garden, further window to side, open fireplace with attractive surround and mantle, and a further seating area by the rear door.
Also on the ground floor are a utility room and a cloakroom with a WC and basin.
The first floor landing provides access to all the bedrooms, as well as a store cupboard, loft (not inspected) and the family bathroom. The bathroom comprises a white suite with a window to front, panelled bath with shower over, basin, WC and part tiled walls, painted wooden flooring and radiator.
The master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect with perhaps the best outlook over the gardens, and an adjacent en-suite, which has recently been upgraded with modern tiling, panelled bath with shower over, WC and basin, wood effect flooring and a window to side.
The second bedroom is to the front of the house, with a further en-suite shower room comprising a walk-in shower, WC and basin.
The third bedroom is to the side, adjacent to the family bathroom, with the fourth bedroom alongside. The fifth bedroom is also to one side, and the only room that is not a double room.
Outside, there is approximately 1.1 acres of wooded gardens, which are mature and mainly laid to trees, lawn and shrubs with a few flower beds. The whole garden is fence and hedge enclosed, with paths that lead around the house and a further path to Swife Lane from the original front door. The patio is at the rear of the house.
The driveway is accessed from an open tarmac area off Swife Lane, with a five bar gate to the private gravel driveway and area of parking, complete with a detached oak framed double car port.
Byeways House is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on a country lane between Broad Oak and Burwash Common.
The nearest village is Broad Oak, with a small Spar village store, post office, gym and hair dressers.
The medieval villages of Mayfield and Burwash are approximately 5 miles from the property and both have a good range of shops, pubs, schools and annual events. There are Churches of various denominations, period Inns and a Primary School. For more comprehensive facilities the nearest town is Heathfield, approximately 3 miles away, and the larger town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is approximately 9 miles to the north, and the coastal towns of Hastings and Eastbourne are approximately 30 minutes by car.
Stonegate train station is 4.7 miles from the property, with regular South Eastern trains to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, London Cannon Street, London Waterloo East, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. Journey time to London is approximately 1 hour 10 mins.
Nearby leisure facilities include several Golf Courses, water sports can be enjoyed at the nearby Bewl Water Reservoir and along the Coast. Mayfield has its own Tennis club and there are several public footpaths and bridleways providing lots of beautiful countryside and woodland walks, although the property has no public footpaths or public rights of way on its land. Other local attractions include Bedgebury Park, Batemans, Hever Castle, Battle Abbey, Harrisons Rocks and Bluebell railway steam trains. There are several fisheries, including a superb trout fishery nearby designed 25 years ago and still owned by pop legend Roger Daltrey and the Lakedown Brewing Co taproom selling their own beers.
There are a good range of local schools including Mayfield Church of England Primary School (5 miles), St. Leonards Mayfield School – an independent Catholic boarding and day school for girls (5 miles), Stonegate CofE Primary School (5 miles) and Burwash CofE School (4.5 miles).
Oil central heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity. Council Tax Band G.
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Broad Oak TN21 8UR