- A rather wonderful, Architect Designed, detached family house
- Built to a very high specification
- Enjoying a large Open Plan main living space
- Three bedrooms
- Large en-suite to the master bedroom
- Shower Room
- Utility Room
- Ample parking & covered carport
- Fabulous views across open fields and countryside to the West
- The 8 acres of paddocks beyond the property are available by separate negotiation
A rather wonderful, architect designed, detached family house, built to a very high specification, enjoying a large open plan main living space, three bedrooms, en-suite to the master bedroom, plus shower room and utility, ample parking, covered carport and simply fabulous views across open fields and countryside to the West. The 8 acres of paddocks beyond the property are available by separate negotiation. EPC Rating B.
The property was built three years ago, and is set back off the main road, protected by two large bunds. It has the added benefit of being tucked down into the landscape, negating any road noise, as well as providing a fabulous backdrop to the views beyond.
The property is built with SIPS panels, forming a highly insulated property, complete with aluminium double glazed windows and doors. The outside is clad in vertical timbers beneath a slate effect tiled roof, which matches the grey windows.
The property benefits from other mod-cons such as a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system, an Air source heat pump and Photo-Voltaic panels providing hot water, underfloor heating zoned throughout the house, wiring for surround sound, LED lighting, a Nest fire alarm and night light system with an app that can be downloaded to give you alerts when the alarm is activated and you are not at home.
The black-out blinds in the master dressing area are electronically controlled and the other windows have fitted blinds.
The house is accessed via a covered double car-port, with a central entrance hall, providing access to the utility room, with an array of fitted cupboards and drawers, integrated sink and fridge and window to front.
The open plan main reception area is skillfully arranged as separate areas, with open vaulted ceilings, up and down lighting and simply fabulous views to the Ashdown Forest, ten miles away.
The areas include an office, sitting room and dining area with a modern wood burner, oak flooring and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors to the garden, and four skylights.
The kitchen comprises a range of white cupboards and drawers, with white quartz worktops. There is an integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, double stainless steel sink, oven and steam oven and warming drawer, plus a four ring induction hob. The matching central island also provides drawers and a breakfast bar.
The master bedroom is to one side of the living space, forming a large bedroom with the wonderful views from floor to ceiling windows. A part-vaulted ceiling with skylights and automatic black-out blinds in the open dressing area with fitted wardrobes and shelving unit. A door leads to the sumptuous en-suite, with stand-alone modern slipper bath, walk-in shower, WC and basin, stone effect tiled floor and walls, high level windows to front, integrated mirror faced cupboards with lighting and two electric towel rails.
The two further double bedrooms are the other side of the main living space, and form split-level spaces, with a seating/office area on the ground floor, with fitted wardrobes and floor to ceiling glass doors to the rear with the views, and steps up to the mezzanine bedroom area, with space for a double bed and shelving units. These rooms also make fabulous studios and/or private office spaces.
Opposite the bedrooms is the shower room, with stone effect floor and wall tiles, a walk-in shower, WC and basin, high level windows to front, integrated mirror faced cupboards with electric towel rail.
Outside the house is approached via a stone chip drive between the two bunds, with a five bar gate (there is a duct for future electric gate) to the parking area, providing ample parking for several vehicles. The covered carport with PIR sensor lights also forms a useful area for storage. To the front of the house is a small area of lawned garden, space for a greenhouse and adjacent shed to one side.
From the drive, one gets the views, which continue around to the rear of the property, with a paved path and patio area, chimney forming a BBQ/grill and log store, all of which takes in the views. The rear garden is maturing nicely, with thirty fruit trees, a large vegetable patch and fruit cage, flower beds for colour and structure around the house and area of wild flower meadow.
Beyond the garden are two paddocks totaling approximately 8 acres and a newly created pond, with separate lane access from Spring Lane. This land is available by separate negotiation.
The property is located on the outskirts of Five Ashes, a small village enjoying a local public house, children's nursery, primary School and the renowned Skippers Hill Preparatory School.
The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street is just 2 miles distant, with further facilities including 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 for Girls secondary school.
The market town of Heathfield is also only 3 miles away, providing supermarkets, banks/building societies, iron mongers, bric-a-brac and antiques, Vets and various restaurants amongst other more industrial services.
For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells in 11 miles to the north.
Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst, Crowborough 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 and numerous golf clubs. 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 11 miles North of Five Ashes 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. Also within 40 minutes drive there is the Coast with all that it has to offer.
Council Tax Band: E
Mains electricity and Photo-Voltaic Panels
Mains water and private drainage.
Viewings are only by prior appointment.