- Substantial Edwardian Family Home
- Elegant Accommodation over Three Floors
- Refurbished in 2009
- Six Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom & Two En-Suites
- Drawing Room with Open Fireplace
- Family Room & Dining Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Lovely Views over the Gardens of around 1/2 acre
- Detached Garage & Off Road Parking
An impressive detached Edwardian family house comprising beautifully proportioned and elegant accommodation to include a reception hall, drawing room, family room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom, six bedrooms, two en-suites and a family bathroom, cellar and a detached garage, off road parking and private, terraced gardens of around ½ an acre to the rear. EPC Rating: D.
Martin Lodge forms a substantial detached Edwardian house which was the subject of a complete refurbishment in 2009 and provides well laid-out accommodation arranged over three floors, plus a very useful cellar/boiler room.
The property was restored with a new heating system, roof, electrics, kitchen and bathroom suites along with traditional Edwardian features such as high corniced ceilings, picture rails, sash windows and wooden floors. Since then, the current owners have installed new boilers and have replaced or restored many of the windows.
A glazed front door leads to a tiled entrance hall with windows to front, a cloakroom to one side comprising a WC and basin, plus a large glass door leading into the reception hall.
The reception hall enjoys wooden flooring, coving, picture rail and a large, wide banistered staircase to the first floor, with an under stairs cupboard.
The drawing room is a very elegant, double aspect room with a new, double glazed timber sash window overlooking the gardens, plus a further window to side, an open fireplace with ornate surround, decorative coving and picture rail.
The adjacent family room has a square, deep bay window overlooking the garden with a door to the terrace, a fireplace housing a wood burner. The dining room beyond has a further feature fireplace with ornate surround and a further bay window overlooking the rear garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of cream floor and wall mounted cupboard and drawer units with wooden worktops, with a ceramic sink and space for several appliances, with a window to front and a further door into the fitted utility room. The utility room enjoys front and rear doors, matching wooden flooring and has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
On the first floor, the landing echoes the space of the hall downstairs, with a further staircase to the second floor. The master bedroom enjoys the beautiful views over the rear garden, and has a wall of doors to fitted wardrobes, as well as a hidden en suite bathroom, comprising tiled shower, panelled bath, basin, WC and bidet, towel rail, windows to side and front.
There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor, two to the rear, enjoying the views, and one to the front. There is a family bathroom comprising a bath with shower over and a basin, tiled walls and towel rail, plus a separate WC and basin, with a window to side.
On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms with stunning views over the valley to the rear. The larger of the two bedrooms has an en suite bathroom, comprising a bath, basin and part tiled walls, with a window to front and a door to a separate WC. Both rooms enjoy eaves storage.
Outside, there is parking for several cars across the front of the house, with a detached garage to the right-hand side.
A gate to the side of the house leads to the rear garden, where a door provides access to the cellar/storeroom which contains the recently upgraded boilers and useful storage.
A paved terrace spans the rear of the property, accessed from the family room and the utility room, providing an excellent south-west facing entertaining and dining area, overlooking the garden.
Steps lead from the terrace to several lawned areas, linked by steps and surrounded by mature shrubs and trees. Beyond is a fence and gate, providing access to a part of the former railway line, now part of the title, offering a wild and partly wooded area of garden.
The property is situated about 1/2 a mile from the 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street. Facilities in the village include a small supermarket, 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 crisscrossed with many beautiful walks through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
All mains services connected.
Council Tax Band: G