- A stunning and substantial detached five bedroom family house
- Adjoining self-contained Annexe
- Bright, spacious and Immaculately presented throughout
- Beautifully landscaped private gardens
- Garage, carport and ample off road parking
- Village High Street and Mainline Railway Station approx. one mile
- VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This impressive and immaculately presented substantial detached family home is neatly tucked away and sits within beautiful private gardens and benefits from an adjoining self-contained Annexe. The property in its entirety comprises three reception rooms, two kitchen/breakfast rooms, two bathrooms plus an en-suite, cloakroom and separate utility area, garage, carport and ample off road parking, and all within one mile to village shops, amenities, schools and mainline railway station. EPC Rating: D.
Pippins forms a charming 1920s detached family home, set in the middle of its plot, with the benefit of a completely self-contained annexe.
This additional accommodation is ideal for older or dependent relatives, or for use as a contained home office, studio, Au Pair flat, gym or indeed possible income/rental accommodation subject to any necessary consents.
The property has been incredibly well cared for over the years of ownership, to include roof repairs, a fabulous rear sitting room extension, updated windows, internal shutters to some rooms and décor. Indeed, the annexe has had a substantial overhaul in recent years, to include a new shower room and kitchen.
One enters the main house via a front door to an elegant entrance hall, with wooden flooring a cloaks area to one side and a door to a cloakroom, comprising a WC and basin, with a small window to side.
Beyond the hallway is an inner hall, with a large window to rear and the stairs to the part galleried landing above. There is a useful under stairs cupboard, and a door to the formal sitting room, a beautifully proportioned room, with wooden flooring, a large window to front and glass panels and doors to rear, plus a working fireplace with a rather fabulous Pewter surround and mantle, embossed with swifts and a tree.
Behind the sitting room is the modern living room, re-built by the current owners to form a large entertaining space linking the sitting room, inner hall and garden, enjoying large windows to sides and rear plus doors to the rear garden, modern wood effect flooring and under floor heating.
The hallway provides access to the open plan kitchen/dining room, arranged as two distinct areas, with the dining area at the rear, complete with a large bay window overlooking the garden, plus a wide opening to the kitchen. The kitchen comprises an array of cream cupboards and drawers, beneath slate effect worktops with a matching central island. There is a twin sink with drainer, space for a Range style cooker with an extractor above, space for a dishwasher, fridge and freezer, tiled floor, exposed brick chimney breast adds character and a large window to side.
A door leads into a side lobby, complete with door to the side heading towards the garage, with further cupboards and an opening to the utility room, again, enjoying further cupboards, sink, space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a wall mounted boiler for the gas central heating.
The first floor comprises an open landing, with a window to rear and loft hatch (not inspected) and a door to an airing cupboard. The master bedroom is a good-sized room, complete with a bay window to rear with made to measure shutters, ample space for wardrobes and a door to the shower room with shower cubicle, WC and basin, with a small widow to side and tiled walls and floor.
The second and third bedrooms both face the front, and both enjoy made to measure shutters, wooden flooring and one enjoying fitted wardrobes. The fourth bedroom also faces the rear, and is currently used as a study, and also has the made to measure shutters.
The family bathroom has been refitted and upgraded to form a light and spacious bathroom, with a modern bath with a shower over and glass shower screen, fitted cupboards with a sink above and glass top, WC, window to front with fitted shutters, white mosaic tiled floor and white tiled walls.
The annexe can be independently accessed but is also linked via a door from the kitchen/dining room.
There is a private front door to the hallway (linked to the kitchen) with a cupboard for coats and shoes, plus access to the large room, enjoying parquet flooring and windows and French doors to the rear garden.
The adjacent room is either a further reception room, or the bedroom for the annexe, with parquet flooring, a window to rear and sliding doors to a fitted wardrobe. Adjacent, and accessed off the hallway is an airing cupboard, and beyond that is the newly fitted, upgraded shower room.
The shower room comprises a walk-in shower, WC and basin, with a modern ceramic wood effect tile, mixed with stone tiles, heater towel rail and a window to front.
There is also a modern kitchen, comprising a range of cream gloss fronted cupboards and drawers, wood effect worktops and splash backs, tiled flooring, integrated sink with drainer, fridge/freezer and breakfast bar, space for a cooker and two windows to front.
The annexe can also have its own private courtyard garden, if required, located between the front of the annex and the rear of the garage/carport, complete with a York stone paved patio and metal pergola with angled roof bars, enabling the ‘roof’ to be open, or closed.
Pippins sits well into the plot, with mature lawned gardens to front and rear, plus a five-bar gate to Southview Road and a gravel driveway, lined with Portuguese Laurel and flower beds. The drive provides ample off-road parking and access to the detached garage, complete with an up and over door, and an adjacent car port.
The front garden enjoys a substantial, mature Acer tree, mature front hedges and side boundaries, with a shed and flower beds and fruit trees to the side of the house. A gravel path leads from the driveway to the front door, and down either side of the house, with a wider path to the right hand side, past flower bed borders to the rear garden.
The rear garden is also mainly laid to lawn, with a large Rhododendron rear hedge/boundary, which is a mass of colour in the Spring, plus a continued sweeping, gravel path to a circular stone and gravel patio with a pergola above, and flower bed borders.
There is a path that leads across the rear of the house and up to the annexe doors, and beyond the annexe is a grass access and further mature flower bed borders back to the front of the property.
The property is located approximately a mile to the High Street and mainline railway station.
Wadhurst is an attractive and characterful village with a pretty, predominantly Period High Street in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has much to offer.
Wadhurst also offers Churches of various denominations within a good and strong community. From a social point of view there are many choices to be made from Period Inns, Gastro Pubs, Restaurants, Cafés, an Art Gallery and many other Societies and Clubs.
From a shopping perspective there is a local supermarket and Post Office, a family run butcher’s shop, greengrocers, florist, chemist, delicatessen, hairdressers, a high quality gift shop and ladies outfitters and an excellent library and book shop. Wadhurst also benefits from a very good local Doctor’s Practice and Dentist.
There is an excellent choice of education and care from Nurseries and Primary Schools through to Secondary schools, for both boys and girls, in the private and state sector.
Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, an excellent children’s playground and a Community sports centre. There are also beautiful walks on the numerous footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross the area, the ever popular Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water Reservoir which offers sailing and other outdoor pursuits.
Approximately 6 miles North of Wadhurst is the lovely Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its fabulous shopping and beautiful Regency style paved Pantiles area, theatres and various other leisure facilities. This town also has very high achieving grammar schools.
All mains services connected, with the annexe also having its own separate boiler for central heating.
Council Tax Band G.