- Exceptional 'Palladian' Style Detached House
- Set in 2.5 acres of Gardens & Grounds
- Seven Bedrooms all En-Suite
- Fabulous Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Formal Dining Room, Drawing Room & Sitting Room
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Steam Room, Gymnasium, Snooker/Games Room & Cinema
- Self-Contained Two Bedroom Flat
- Four Bay Garage
- No Onward Chain
A simply exceptional 'Palladian' style detached house set within 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds, with accommodtaion totalling 10,500 sq.ft arranged over four floors, to include seven bedrooms all with en-suites, a fabulous kitchen/breakfast room, formal dining room, drawing room, sitting room, office and a lower floor enjoying an indoor swimming pool, steam room, shower room, gymnasium, snooker/games room and a cinema room.
There is also a self-contained two bedroom, two bathroom flat and a four bay garage, all enjoying ground sourced under floor heating and fabulous landscaped gardens. The attention to detail and quality of materials used is second to none, forming a remarkably elegant and rather sensational home.
OFFERED WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN. EPC Rating: C for both the house and Annex.
Middle Court was built by the owner over two years and completed in 2010, enjoying the timeless elegance of the 'Georgian' era of architecture and design, with high ceilings and aesthetic symmetry in the design, and modern systems to reduce the costs of ownership, such as double glazing, ground sourced heat pump central heating with under floor heating throughout, and up-to-date levels of insulation.
The accommodation is generous, beautifully proportioned and incredibly light, due to the large sash windows and doors. It is also incredibly well finished, with a Portuguese hand-carved Limestone staircase, beautiful architrave and coving, handmade mahogany doors, panelled walls and ornate fireplaces in several rooms.
The outside has also been incredibly well designed, with a balustraded walkway to one side leading to a large entertaining terrace with a matching balustrade and steps to the formal lawn and ornate pond, plus a pillared balcony to the other side.
One enters via the front door to a magnificent reception hall, with Limestone tiled floor, an open gas fireplace with marble surround, the ornate Portuguese Limestone staircase leading down to the lower floor, and up to the vaulted glass rooflight with the eye-catching chandelier, the panelled walls and stucco-rendered columns.
A door leads into the kitchen, forming a large, open, dual aspect room with limestone flooring and a range of grey, hand-built bespoke units comprising cupboards and drawers with a matching central island and black marble worktops. Integrated NEFF appliances include a five-ring hob, extractor, two chest level ovens, grill, microwave and warming drawer, fridge and freezer, two Fisher Paycall dishwasher drawers, a larder cupboard and inset sink with etched drainer.
There is ample space for table and chairs, as well as a sofa, sliding door to the rear terrace and a further door to the boot room. The boot room has a further sink unit, window to rear and a door to the side, tiled flooring and a further door to the laundry room. The laundry room has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, further double deep sink unit and fitted cupboards, plus a window to front.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a sitting room, with door and windows looking down the ornate garden, and an array of bespoke drawers and display shelves, also containing the TV, plus a marble gas fireplace, and period features, such as the dado rail, panelled walls and ornate coving.
The drawing room is a fabulous room, elegantly proportioned and situated on the south and west side of the house, with a dual aspect and doors leading to the rear and side gardens, plus a marble gas fireplace, and period features.
There is also a formal dining room, again, beautifully proportioned and elegant, enjoying a dual aspect to side and front, with a central marble and gas fireplace to one wall, panelled walls and period features.
On the opposite side of the entrance hall is a recess, with a hidden door to the heating controls, and further door to a cloakroom, housing a WC and cupboard with a marble surround, window to front and tiled flooring, and a similar door to a study, with windows to front and side, plus some built-in shelving to one wall.
The first floor provides a galleried landing, and a clearer picture of the grandeur of the house, and the no-expense-spared vision of the owners, with the glazed atrium roof, limestone flooring and the ornate columns around the first floor void. This floor is given up to four vast, yet exceptionally elegant bedroom suites.
The first bedroom is a dual aspect room, with a door to the balcony and views down the rear and side garden, with a dressing room via one door, and a large en-suite to another, with the en-suite arranged as an open bath area with a roll top bath, plus a further area containing a walk-in wet-room shower, WC and basin, marble floor and wall tiles, part panelled walls and windows overlooking the rear garden.
The second bedroom is also a dual aspect room, with a dressing room and en-suite, with a central panelled bath with a marble surround, a matching sink, a WC and a large marble tiled wall-in shower.
The third room is another sizable bedroom, with access to the balcony to the side and windows to the front, plus door to a dressing room and a further door to the en-suite shower room, with a wet-room open shower, WC and basin, marble tiles and windows to front.
The fourth bedroom also faces the front, with a door to a wardrobe and further door to the en-suite bathroom, with a roll top bath, basin and WC, marble tiled floor and windows to front.
A further set of stairs leads up from the landing to the second floor, comprising three further double bedrooms with en-suites and a store room. The fifth bedroom is an excellent size with a large walk-in dressing/store room and wood panelled en-suite with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.
The sixth bedroom is a dual aspect room, with windows to rear and side, plus a door to the en-suite shower room, with WC, basin and shower, marble tiled floor and wood panelling and a window to side.
The seventh bedroom is also a double, with a travertine stone tiled shower room, comprising a shower, basin and WC.
The store room is a large room, with a large Velux window for light, and provides suitable storage for a household, such as suitcases, laundry and Christmas decorations.
The lower floor is accessed via a continuation of the limestone staircase from the reception hall and leads to a small landing with a door to a cloakroom, comprising a WC and basin.
Further doors lead to the cinema room, complete with surround sound, projector and screen. An adjacent snooker room, housing a full-sized snooker table with lighting, panelled walls and marble fireplace. This room could easily contain further games and tables, if preferred.
Also on this floor is a magnificent swimming pool, heated via the ground sourced heat pump, enjoying green marble tiles, travertine surround and seating area, fireplace and subtle lighting, air conditioning units and access to a shower room, comprising a travertine tiled shower, stone basin and WC, plus a door to an arched steam room.
Also accessed via the pool area is the boiler room (which can be accessed from the outside too) and a mirrored home gym.
Outside, there is a large two bedroom flat above the garage, providing excellent annex accommodation to include a sitting room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes and the other with an adjacent shower room. The flat and the garage beneath both enjoy under floor heating from the ground sourced heat pump and double glazed windows. The garage area comprises a central double garage, opening to a further garage and a separate garage to the side, all with electric sliding doors.
The property is approached via rendered pillars with electric iron gates to a sweeping gravel drive, leading to the fabulous, rendered facade and matching garage to one side. There is ample parking and turning, and ample space for further garaging if required. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees and a large planted earn in the front garden. Behind the garaging are various sheds and stores for machinery.
Gravel paths lead to either side, with external steps down to the boiler room, as well as a ballustraded walk-way and access to the boot room and on to the fabulous paved rear terrace, which commands a vista over the rear gardens. The rear garden is arranged as three distinct areas. To the eastern side is a mature orchard area, with several mature fruit trees providing different varieties of apples, plums, cherries and pears.
The central section is dedicated to the formal, eye-catching landscaped garden over which the eye is drawn, not just from the magnificent paved terrace running cross the rear of the property, but also almost every rear facing room in the house. The tall fir hedges give way to level lawns, with flower bed borders, a central gravel path and rectangular ornamental pond with a central water feature.
The western section of the garden is by far the largest, with scope to add a tennis court or similar if required, but similarly almost level, and forming a great space for a children's play area, trees to make dens, and otherwise open area of lawn, which stretches up to the drive gates.
Middle Court can be found just into Little Trodgers Lane from the ever-popular Lake Street, approximately 1.5 miles from the 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street.
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 secondary school.
For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells in 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.
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, Bedgebury Pinetum, Scotney Castle and Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s former home).
Private drainage, Ground sourced heat pump, Mains electricity, Mains water.
Council Tax Band H.
Council Tax Band B for the flat if separately rated.
Tunbridge Wells approximately 8 miles.
Central London approximately 55 miles.
Brighton approximately 27 miles.
Gatwick approximately 30 miles.
Le Shuttle approximately 48 miles.