Beautiful extended family home situated in an idyllic remote location close to Bewl Water. Surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens extending to an acre, heated outdoor swimming pool and various entertaining areas. This substantial five-bedroom family home also offers a gym and detached self-contained annexe offering flexible living to its new owners.
Huntleys is a remarkable family home situated at the end of a country lane surrounded by fields and stunning countryside views. A five-bar gate opens to the sweeping driveway which meanders through its grounds with pergolas to the front of the property. Before reaching the main parking area you will find two useful guest parking spaces on your right serving the annexe. The blocked paved driveway with inset lighting offers ample parking for several cars and has a fitted electric vehicle charging point.
On approaching the house, you are welcomed by its charm of red brick and wooden weatherboarding.
The main entrance has a useful open porch with ample space for kicking off muddy boots and hanging coats. You walk into a welcoming entrance hall with an imposing turning staircase and open galleried landing.
On your right is the living room with its triple aspect flooding the room with natural light and offering far reaching views over the immaculate gardens and rolling fields beyond. The exposed beams and large inglenook fireplace with log burning stove add character and warmth. A bay window with fitted seating makes an ideal spot for reading. There is a large living room measuring approx. 29” x 23” and has double doors opening onto one of the many outdoor seating areas.
Back to the entrance hall the next room is the gorgeous dining room. The dining room has smart solid wood flooring and impressive inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over. There is space for a large table and several chairs making it the perfect room for dinner parties. A door to the side of the fireplace leads you back to the living room and double doors open to the rear patio.
Carrying on from the dining room you find the kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining living area. The kitchen has stone flooring and exposed beams reflecting its period. There is a gorgeous fitted AGA with four ovens, four induction hobs and two simmering/boiling plates. There are plenty of fitted cupboards and worksurfaces along with space for the usual white goods and a fitted breakfast bar. The living area adjoining the kitchen is a lovely spot for morning coffee or small table and chairs.
Completing the ground floor is the gymnasium with underfloor heating and shower facilities. There is plenty of space for gym equipment with views to the garden through its double doors. The shower room has a large walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.
Adjacent to the shower room is a useful utility room with additional fitted cupboards, worksurfaces, wash basin and space for white goods.
Climbing the grand turning staircase you find the five bedrooms and bathroom, all accessed from the charming galleried landing.
The principal suite is at the far end of the house with great proportional rooms and period features. Its triple aspect allows you to effortlessly enjoy the stunning countryside views as you wake up. A walk-in dressing room from the bedroom with fitted wardrobes in turn takes you to the en-suite.
The en-suite has a large steam/shower, WC, wash basin and chrome heated towel rail. Fitted cupboards house one of the immersion tanks and offers additional storage.
To the other side of the first floor is another large double bedroom with lovely views, thick cream carpets and many bespoke fitted wardrobes. Open eaves add further storage and can lend itself as a dressing area. There is also plenty of space for additional bedroom furniture such as a chaise lounge.
Two further good sized double bedrooms on the first floor are served by the family bathroom.
The family bathroom has a large jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, WC and wash basin. There are fitted cupboards, including linen cupboard housing the second immersion tank and further storage.
A second set of stairs lead you to the fifth bedroom on the second floor. A quaint room with its exposed brick chimney, endless beams and ornate floor lighting this room offers real charm and character. Plenty of eaves storage space. The en-suite shower room has a huge square shower with rain head shower head and second shower attachment. There is a WC, pedestal wash basin, unique spiral heated towel rail and solid wood flooring.
It goes without saying that the gardens to this unique property are one of its most desirable features. A large flat lawn at the rear of the house is ideal for croquet. There is a fire pit with fitted seating making a great evening entertaining spot. There is a large raised fishpond with pretty waterfall feature and raised adjacent seating. A large patio stretches the width of the house linked via several double doors to the ground floor rooms and is perfect for summer entertaining and dining. Wrapping around to the side of the house you’ll find another patio area. Here you will also find the vegetable garden with raised beds, ideal for anyone with green fingers.
Beyond the main lawn area is a further secret garden with large workshop, ideal as a home office or similar. There is a small orchard of fruit trees, including apple, cherry and plums.
At the front of the house a set of stairs winds through a pergola covered with pretty wisteria and takes you to the pool and entertaining area. A good-sized heated pool has plenty of surrounding seating and lounging space. There is a fitted barbecue, covered hot tub and landscaped, raised flower beds above. Another footpath winds to a further seating area with its high elevation enjoying miles undulating picturesque views; the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a glass of wine!
In addition to the ample parking there are three garage bays for additional cars/storage.
A detached annexe completes this truly wonderful home. The annexe has a large living room with views over open fields, kitchen, double bedroom, and bathroom.
Local Authority – Wealden District Council
Council Tax Band G
Heating – Oil
Plot Size Approx. 1 Acre
Dunsters Mill Road is a peaceful country lane on the outskirts of the quintessential Ticehurst Village, close by to Bewl Water which is the largest stretch of open water in the South East. The 800 acre site is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of the High Weald. Open all year, a visit to this stunning lake is fantastic family fun and great value. The property itself is situated in a rural position surrounded by open fields and countryside.
Ticehurst is a thriving Sussex Village with plenty to offer. Village pubs include the renowned Bell and Cherry Tree Inn, with also the Bull in adjacent three Leg Cross. There is a convenience store, pharmacy and village church. Dale Hill golf course is a popular destination for many keen golfers and is situated on the outskirts of the village. Maynards Farm also in Ticehurst is another popular destination, taking claim to be the ‘first pick your own’ fruit farm in the country.
For those with children there is Ticehurst and Flimwell CEO Primary school, and Stonegate Primary School nearby. For secondary education nearby Wadhurst has a community college whilst there are highly regarded prep schools, namely Sacred Heart in Wadhurst, Bircklehurst Manor in Stonegate and The Mead in Tunbridge Wells to name but a few.
The nearest railway stations are at Stonegate and Etchingham. Trains run hourly to Hastings, London Bridge and Charing Cross from each station. The Stagecoach 254 service runs regularly Monday to Saturday between Tunbridge Wells and Hurst Green taking in Wadhurst, Hawkhurst and Flimwell.