- Nestled in the heart of the stunning High Weald AONB, enjoying wonderful views of the rolling countryside
- Grade II listed Detached family house
- Five Double Bedrooms
- Two en-suites and a family bathroom
- Open sitting room with fabulous inglenook
- Large Kitchen / Breakfast Room
- Dining Room, Family Room, Utility Room
- Substantial Oak framed triple car garage, complete with annex potential above.
- Set within large gardens with ample parking
Nestled in the heart of the stunning High Weald AONB, enjoying wonderful views of the rolling countryside around is this charming Grade II listed detached family house, offering sizable accommodation to include five double bedrooms, two en-suites and a family bathroom, plus open sitting room with fabulous inglenook, dining room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and a useful cellar, set within large gardens with ample parking and a substantial Oak framed triple car garage, complete with annex potential above. EPC exempt.
Great Pigstrood Farmhouse is a fabulous example of a Sussex Farmhouse, enjoying attractive brickwork, tile hanging and timber upper elevations, some sandstone walls and clay tile roof. The property is grade II listed, and is in good order throughout, having been extended and modernised by the current owners some twenty years ago. The house is incredibly bright, and at approaching 3,000 sq.ft, spacious too.
The house is approached from the drive via a side door to the kitchen/breakfast room, offering a range of farm-house style wooden fronted cupboards and drawers, with an electric four over Aga, plus integrated one and a half bowl sink with drainer with a window overlooking the front garden and French doors to a rear 'courtyard' style garden. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
An opening leads into a snug, with a window to the garden. Archway and hatch to the dining room, with a former fireplace, built-in cupboards and window to front. A further door leads into the sitting room, with the original wooden front door with glass panel above. A wide, modern oak staircase leads to the first floor, with oak panelling to one side, plus wide windows to front and rear. The focal point is the wonderful inglenook fireplace, with wood burner and stone hearth.
A door leads back to the snug, as well as a further door to a brick staircase to the cellar, with rendered walls and ideal for wine storage.
Also off the sitting room is the family room, with a vaulted ceiling and two windows to the front. This is a lovely bright room, suitable for a variety of uses, depending on one’s needs.
A stable door leads to the utility room, with a window and door to the rear courtyard, plus a range of cupboards and drawers, with worktop and sink, ample storage and space for dog beds, plus a useful cloakroom, comprising a WC and basin.
The first floor comprises a landing, with window to front and countryside views, plus door to a large airing cupboard.
The master bedroom is a sizable room with built in wardrobes, window overlooking the gardens and with views to Mayfield. A door opens to the en-suite bathroom, comprising a white bath with shower over, basin, bidet and WC, with part tiled walls and a window to side.
The guest bedroom is a lovely size, with window to front overlooking the farmland opposite, and door to an en-suite bathroom, comprising a bath with shower over, basin, bidet and WC, part tiled walls and window to side.
There are two further double bedrooms on the first floor, with the front facing bedroom having some of the best views and two deep built-in wardrobes either side of the chimney, whilst the rear facing bedroom enjoys a wall of fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom on this floor is accessed off the landing, comprising a bath with shower over, WC and basin.
From the landing a door leads to the staircase to the second floor, leading to an open study/playroom at the top, with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, and some magnificent views from the window. Opposite is a fifth double bedroom, with a window overlooking the garden and a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, plus access to a useful attic storage area, with further eaves storage and a door to a cloakroom, with potential to form an en-suite, if required.
Outside there is the original brick path from the lane to the front door, with a small front garden with roses and lawn leading up to the drive. Immediately by the house is a paved patio area, enjoying views up the garden and the farmland beyond.
The driveway has a five bar gate and has been extended and skillfully landscaped into the garden, providing parking for several vehicles, as well as access to the detached Oak framed triple garage, which the current owners added, includes a workshop to one side and large open roof space, currently used for storage, but offering considerable potential for annex or a games room/studio/gym depending on one's needs.
The remaining garden is mainly laid to lawn, with several maturing fruit trees, and is hedge and fence enclosed.
Great Pigstrood Farmhouse is situated off a rural Country Lane between the villages of Mayfield and Broad Oak with far reaching views over undulating countryside.
The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street is only 2.5 miles away. Facilities in the village include a small supermarket, 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 and Skippers Hill Preparatory 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 criss-crossed with many beautiful walks through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Council Tax Band: G.
Oil fired central heating, mains electric and water, private drainage system.
Viewings only by appointment.