- Beautifully Converted Detached Oast House
- Four Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom & En-Suite
- Large Triple Aspect Sitting Room
- Roundel Dining Room & Handmade Kitchen
- Tailor-Made Oak Windows & Doors
- Detached Annex/Studio
- Garage & Off Road Parking
- Garden Backing onto Open Fields
- Vendor Suited
The most immaculate, exceptional and beautifully converted detached Oast House conversion, comprising four bedrooms, newly formed en-suite and dressing room, bespoke family bathroom, handmade kitchen, roundel dining room, large triple aspect sitting room with wood burner, complete with tailor-made oak windows and doors, complete with a detached annex/studio, all within 1/2 a mile of Mayfield High Street. EPC Rating: C.
The Oast House forms one of three buildings around 'Old Palace Farm' originally part of the Old Palace, the former seminary building at the top of the Village. The Oast has been significantly modernised and extended by the current owners with genuinely no expense spared, from the tailor-made oak windows and oak thumb latch doors, to the bespoke kitchen and bathroom suites, as well as the combined central heating system, with both under floor heating and radiators.
One enters into the hallway, with oak flooring, ample fitted storage cupboards, post box and windows to side. Doors on either side lead to both the sitting room and the dining room.
The dining room is in the roundel, with a working fireplace with an oak bressummer and wood burner, windows to both front and side, and oak flooring, with an opening into the kitchen/breakfast room.
The kitchen comprises a range of hand made cream, farmhouse style cupboards and drawers, complete with large wooden handles, with an area by the dining room which houses floor to ceiling cupboards, as well as the American style fridge/freezer. A large gas Aga with an electric side Aga occupies another wall, with a brick faux chimney and decorative brick splash back. The oak block worktop continues around to the large twin ceramic sink and spaces for further appliances, and further floor to ceiling cupboards towards the back door.
Two windows face the rear, with stone flooring with under floor heating, and exposed ceiling timber and brick wall, plus floor to ceiling radiator. Just off the kitchen by the back door is a cloakroom, comprising a WC, basin and window to side.
The sitting room is a large room, with exposed ceiling timbers and a lovely triple aspect with two windows to front, two to side and one to rear, with a large central fireplace with oak bressummer and wood burner and stone hearth.
The stairs lead up from the corner of the sitting room to the first floor landing, with access to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom. A door lead into the master bedroom which is in the roundel, with windows to front and side, as well as an opening into the recently formed vaulted dressing room, with floor to ceiling wardrobes and storage, as well as two velux roof lights and a further door to the en-suite.
The en-suite is part of the extension added by the current owners, and forms a beautiful room, with a bath, bidet, WC and basin, tiled floor with under floor heating, tiled walls with a recess by the bath to view the curved, intricate brickwork of the roundel, plus a window to side and towel rail.
The family bathroom is another sizable room, with part tiled walls and tiled floor with basin, WC and bath, plus a large walk-in shower/wet-room fitted around the curves of the oast roundel. There is also a door to the airing cupboard, overhead storage, heated towel rail and a window to front.
The second bedroom is at the rear and enjoys the best of the views over neighbouring gardens and fields, plus a fitted wardrobe and further window to side. The third bedroom also has fitted wardrobes and a window to side, and the fourth bedroom has a window to front.
Outside to the front is a shared access area, with private gates to The Oast House. The gravel drive leads up to the house and beyond, with a central rose bed and light, and access to the garage, which is part of the adjoining barn. The front garden is otherwise laid to lawn, with flower bed borders and arbour leads to a rear path/store area for bins and logs.
The detached annex is at the far end of the drive, and was originally a farm building, now rebuilt with an oak frame and vaulted roofline and floor to ceiling windows and doors and under floor heating. Inside, it is currently used as a sewing workroom, and has therefore remained open plan, with a fitted kitchen to one corner, complete with basin, cupboards, drawers and small hob. Adjacent is a fitted shower room, with a WC, basin and shower, tiled floor and walls. Above both these rooms is a mezzanine storage area.
There is potential for this space to be used as offices, a gym, studio, workshop, annex or indeed possible income potential as an air B&B (subject to any necessary consents).
Behind the Annex is a paved patio area, leading to a nearly level lawn with a mature willow tree and backing onto open fields with the views beyond. This area, or part of this area, could bs used as private garden if one so wished.
To the side, and leading back to the Oast House, is path back to the driveway and an area of lawn with flower bed borders and a Summer House, complete with an adjacent patio, ideal for entertaining being on the south and west side of the house, as well as right by the back door to the kitchen, with further steps up to the drive and a wisteria clad wall providing privacy from the neighbouring garden.
The Oast House is located within 1/2 a mile 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 pre-school and primary school and the well regarded Mayfield School for girls. There are several other private and state schools for all ages within easy reach. For more comprehensive facilities and amenities, Tunbridge Wells in 9 miles to the north.
Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (5 miles), Crowborough (5 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.
Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, bowls, numerous golf clubs, fishing and sailing on Bewl Water and at the coast. The area is criss-crossed with many beautiful walks through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Council Tax Band: G
Mains gas, electricity and water services connected, and private drainage.