- Link Detached Four Double Bedroom Family Home
- Main House Approx. 3100 Sq/Ft.
- Detached Double Garage With Development Potential (Approx. 1100 sq/ft)
- Former Dairy
- Stunning Retained Features
- Three Reception Rooms
- Two Bathrooms And One Shower Room
- Mature Gardens (Approx. 1/2 Acre)
- In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- On The Fringes Of The Ashdown Forest
** BEAUTIFUL FORMER DAIRY WITH DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL** The Maltings in Summerford Farm is an exceptional link-detached five double bedroom family home in a private road of just a handful of individual homes. A former dairy farm, The Maltings, a charming barn conversion with an abundance of character, is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with direct access to the popular and picturesque Ashdown Forest. The main house offers an impressive 3138 sq/ft. of accommodation mixed with stunning reclaimed features throughout. In addition a separate detached dwelling of approx. 1100 sq/ft. offers great potential for conversion to a cottage/holiday home or similar. The present owners have explored this option and are advised there is a strong precedence in its favour. The well kept gardens stretch to approx. 1/2 acre with a gravelled driveway at the front providing ample off-road parking spaces.
Set back at the end of the private road behind mature hedgerows and front lawn sits this beautiful family home. A footpath from the driveway leads you to the covered front door.
Once inside, the grand entrance hall sets the tone for what is to follow with the vaulted ceiling immediately giving the sense of light and space with the Travertine flooring adding a touch of class. A wide, newly carpeted stair case leads you from the hallway to the first floor.
A door to your left opens into a large, well-proportioned living room with exposed reclaimed beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace with bressumer above taking centre stage in this fine room. It’s dual aspect feature allows for lots of light whilst double doors from the living room open to the front gardens.
Beyond the living room is the spacious, well fitted kitchen/dining room, where the quality Travetine flooring continues from the hallway. Ample amounts of bespoke wooden cabinetry painted in cream contrast nicely against the striking Blue Pearl granite work surfaces. A four oven (Gas) AGA is a lovely feature in the room adding both charm and warmth. A double butler sink with mixer tap sits beneath the window overlooking the front garden along with a fitted wine rack and space for a dishwasher. There is a fitted window seat overlooking the rear garden with built in storage space. Measuring approx. 18” x 15” this is a lovely family room with ample amounts of space for comfortable, day to day dining. For more formal dining a separate dining room is a great space for entertaining a large number of guests with attractive views across the lovely gardens.
Completing the ground floor is the second reception room/ Fifth bedroom, fitted utility room and separate downstairs shower room. The reception room is another really good sized room and has been used as a fifth bedroom, served by the shower room ideally placed on the same floor with a stable door giving access onto the front garden. The utility room is a handy feature with plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer along with fitted work surfaces/cupboards and garden access - ideal for letting the dogs dry after those lovely walks across the Ashdown Forest.
The four bedrooms all lead from the spacious landing on the first floor. The delightful principle bedroom offers splendid countryside views, a number of fitted bespoke wardrobes and en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom with its triple window is very well fitted and has a double ended bath, separate shower, WC, bidet and a pedestal wash basin with storage beneath.
All three further bedrooms are good sized double rooms, each with bespoke fitted wardrobes. The really well presented family bathroom serves the final three bedrooms and completed this remarkable home.The fully tiled bathroom has a bath, WC and pedestal wash basin with storage beneath.
The Detached Dwelling
Adjacent to the property is a spacious detached double garage spanning over 1100 sq/ft and is partly converted with an entire first floor above. Currently used as a gym, office and means of storage this building already comes equipped with a supply of electric, water and drainage. There is also a downstairs toilet. The present owner has made early enquiries into the potential conversion into a self contained property which had been met with a positive response based on The Maltings being the last property in the development not to have converted the garage building. Subject to planning this could make a superb annexe or holiday home, ideal as an Airbnb investment opportunity or as a separate title.
The property itself enjoys wrap around gardens with the main area of lawn to the rear of the property enclosed with mature hedging and with stunning Ashdown Forest views. In addition to the lawn at the rear there are mature front lawns, a sun-trap patio and raised (child proof) fish pond. All in all the Maltings plot is approx. 1/2 an acre.
The Maltings sits in the village of Withyam which itself is in a beautiful area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village of Withyham has a good primary school and a popular gastro pub (Dorest Arms). Furthermore there is a church, village hall and active cricket club. Within a stone’s throw of the property is The Forest Way Country Park which provides safe cycling on a former railway track.
Hartfield Village is close by with further pubs, farm shop and is famously known as the village in which Winnie The Pooh was once founded. The Maltings also lies on the fringes of the Ashdown Forest with its beautiful country walks/horse rides in over 6000 acres of open heath.
The closest larger town is that of Royal Tunbridge Wells (approx. 7 miles) with its range of independent/high street retailers and excellent choice of bars and restaurants. Tunbridge Wells is also well known for its excellent centres of education to include primary, secondary, grammar and private.