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Lake Street, Mark Cross

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  • Stunning Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • Views to front and rear
  • Substantial, detached outbuildings with potential STPP
  • Beautiful Tithe Barn
  • Superb gardens around the property
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms
  • High ceilings
  • Huge Inglenook
  • Charm and character
  • Swimming Pool

An imposing, impressive and substantial Grade II listed Country House, believed to have origins in the 17th Century, and set within wonderful gardens and paddocks of approximately 2.5 acres, complete with substantial outbuildings including an old Grade II listed Tithe Barn, brick stables and garaging, brick bull pen and tractor shed around a separate courtyard, all offering considerable potential (STPP), plus a swimming pool and views to both front and rear. NO CHAIN. EPC Rating: N/A

Little Trodgers is an impressive, handsome and rather grand Grade II listed Country House of some stature, with excellent period features, and surprisingly large rooms, many with a dual aspect and predominantly high ceilings all nestled in the most fantastic gardens and paddocks of around 2.5 acres.

To one side of the house is a collection of four substantial outbuildings opening onto an open courtyard, including an impressive Grade II listed Tithe Barn, brick stables and garage block, brick bull pen and tractor shed, all of which offer considerable scope for further accommodation and/or development, subject to the necessary planning consents.

All the buildings enjoyed new roofs after 1987, and have been maintained very well, although the house is now in need of some aesthetic updating. There are oak panelled doors, oak beams and floors aplenty, inglenook fireplaces and leaded light windows throughout.

One enters via a front covered porch, with a large oak door to the imposing galleried entrance hall, with large flag stone floor, and an oak staircase rising to the first floor. There is an under stairs cupboard, coat cupboard and door to a mud room with a side window and a further door to a cloakroom, with a WC and basin and further window to side.

The sitting room is accessed via a further oak door, and provides a dual aspect to front and rear, a large inglenook fireplace with an open fireplace, oak bressummer, high, timbered ceiling and wide oak floorboards.

A door leads into a study, again with a dual aspect to front and side, and a door to a rear utility room, with windows to rear and side, and a door to the rear garden, butler sink and a range of cupboards to one wall, and a door back to the sitting room.

On the opposite side of the entrance hall is a dual aspect dining room, with an inglenook style fireplace and a second door back to the hallway.

The kitchen is at the rear of the property, accessed from the entrance hall and a side porch, and comprising a range of white, farmhouse style cupboards and drawers, with windows to side and rear, and access to a large larder cupboard, with a window to side and a marble shelf. The kitchen provides a fitted sink, fridge, cooker and hob, with space for further appliances.

Upstairs, the impressive galleried landing forms a wonderful open space and a feeling of grandeur with a minstrel’s gallery to the front.

The main bedroom is at the end of the landing, with timbered walls and ceiling, paneled doors to a wardrobe, windows to side and front with superb views, and a sink to one corner.

Adjacent is a bathroom, comprising a panelled bath, basin and enjoying views to the rear from the window. There is an adjacent WC and walk-in wardrobe.

A wonderful guest bedroom is also accessed from this landing, with a window to front and fine views across the countryside to the front, plus panelled doors to a wardrobe, brick fireplace and a sink unit.

Off the galleried landing, there are four further double bedrooms, all enjoying fitted wardrobes and three having a sink unit. Between them all is a shower room, comprising a shower, WC and basin with part tiled walls and a window to side.

The house is surrounded by its gardens, with the immediate garden enjoying a sandstone wall around, with a flat front lawn and central path to Lake Street, plus a beautiful, sunken garden to one side, flower bed borders and a paved seating area to the front of the house, and a wildflower and wooded garden, complete with an orchard area.

To the rear of the house is a further area of garden, with the immediate garden level and sandstone walled, with a paved path linking back to the front of the house. Just behind the house, behind the kitchen, is an attached brick outbuilding housing a former oil tank and the oil fired boiler, and this space offers considerable potential to enlarge the kitchen, should one so wish (STPP).

Beyond this is the swimming pool, with paved surround and flower bed borders. The pool has an air sourced heating boiler, located by the tractor shed.

By the kitchen porch is a gravel area, providing parking and access to a double garage at one end of the Tithe Barn, with a paved courtyard between the house and the barn linking back to the front garden.

Steps lead up the exterior of the barn, to an office/games room above the double garage.

The Tithe Barn is believed to pre-date the house, and is Grade II listed, with impressive King posts and leaded light windows of its own. It has been an ideal workshop, car garage, wedding venue and play area for the current owners, and has vehicular access to the courtyard and pedestrian access from the garden.

There is also a mezzanine level to one end, and a further external flight of steps from the courtyard to the first floor level.

There is considerable scope to turn this barn into additional accommodation, subject to any necessary consents, and it could easily provide a gym, annex, home office, car storage, subject to ones needs.

The courtyard is a wide, open space, with concrete base and sandstone walls and a five bar gate to Lake Street.

Along one side are the brick-built stables and garages, arranged in a line comprising four stables and two garages.

Adjacent is the brick-built bull pen, with three separate store rooms and an enclosed brick area to front. To one end is an open store and immediately behind is the tractor shed, forming an open four bay store on two levels, and having access across the garden to the gated paddock at the rear of the plot.

Agents Note: We understand that the tractor shed and bull pen are attached to outbuildings of the neighbouring farm.

The house is located off a popular and exclusive country lane between the villages of Mayfield and Mark Cross, with easy access to footpaths for walks into the countryside and across fields to The Lazy Fox pub in Mark Cross.

The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street includes facilities such as 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 secondary school.

For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells is approximately 7 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 Cannon 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.

Oil fired central heating, mains electric, water and private drainage (shared with a neighbour).
Council Tax Band H

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Lake Street
Mark Cross TN6 3NT
County: East Sussex
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00001956
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