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Oak Lane, Blackham, Tunbridge Wells, TN3

Guide price £1,250,000


5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SVN080151


  • Wonderful Views
  • Attractive Gardens with pond in all about 1.2 Acres.
  • 3 Good sized Reception Rooms
  • Double aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Master Bedroom with ensuite Dressing Room
  • 3 further first floor Bedrooms
  • Vaulted second floor Bedroom
  • Oak framed Garage Block with Double aspect Playroom/Office over
  • In all approximately 1.2 acres


A MOST ATTRACTIVE GRADE II LISTED 16TH CENTURY FARMHOUSE IN A CONVENIENT RURAL POSITION ENJOYING WONDERFUL FAR REACHING VIEWS WITH POTENTIAL FOR A SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Study/Family Room, Rear Hall/Utility Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room. 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bath/Shower Rooms, Attic Store Room. Barn style Double Garage and Workshop with Playroom/Office over, Garden Store, Gardens including Pond. In all about 1.2 acres. DESCRIPTION Salehurst Farm is a most attractive Grade II Listed 16th Century detached farmhouse with mellow brick and stone lower and tile hung upper elevations, together with multi paned casement windows all under a tiled roof. The house stands in an elevated position at the back of its plot and benefits from wonderful rural views across the valley. Internally the well-presented accommodation benefits from excellent ceiling heights throughout and includes many period features such as exposed timbers, large inglenook fireplaces, panelled doors with moulded architraving, latch doors, Oak skirting boards, brick flooring and some wonderful wide Oak plank floor boards to the main bedroom. The present owners have considerably improved the house including, re-fitting of the kitchen, installation of a new central heating system and building the barn style double Garage which lends itself to possible annexe accommodation subject to planning. FEATURES Tiled Entrance Porch with entrance door opening to Entrance Hallway/Lobby with brick paved floor. Doors to Double aspect Sitting Room with superb rural views. Substantial open fireplace with attractive moulded bressummer and wood burning stove on flagstone hearth. Stairs to first floor. Dining Room with rural views to front, similar wide open fireplace with moulded bressummer and brick log bins, woodburning stove. Brick paved floor. Double aspect Study/Family Room with views to front. Built in cupboards. Double aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room with exposed ceiling timbers. Good area of wooden work surface over a range of cupboards and drawers. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, space for fridge freezer. Further area of work surface with cupboards and drawers under, cupboards to side with space for microwave. Rangemaster range style cooker with 5 plate induction hob. Fitted window bench. Spacious Rear Hall/Utility Room with quarry tiled floor. Built in double airing cupboard. Stairs to Guest Bedroom. Butlers sink. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Shower Room. From the Sitting Room a single flight of stairs rises to Landing with exposed timbers. Family Bathroom with suite including Aqualisa shower over bath. Double Bedroom 3. Main Bedroom with wonderful views to front, wide oak floorboards, former fireplace, ceiling timbers. Walk through Dressing Room. Further Double Bedroom 4. Double aspect Guest Bedroom open virtually to full height. Views to front. Approached by separate stairs from Rear Hall. From Landing an open tread staircase rises to Office/Bedroom 5 with exposed timbers to vaulted ceiling, views to front. Door to good sized boarded attic space with water tanks. OUTSIDE Salehurst Farm is approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway to a parking and turning area providing access to the detached barn style Double Garage with two sets of double doors. Workshop to one side. Power, Water and drainage laid on. An external staircase rises to double aspect Office. The delightful gardens lie to the front of the house and are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders together with a secluded circular cobbled sitting area. To one the side of the garden is an attractive Pond with mature trees. To the other side is a Garden Store with power and water. At the bottom of the garden a five bar gate gives access to Oak Lane. To the rear of the property is an extensive paved terrace with raised beds. Brick and tile Garden Store. External Grant oil fired boiler. Oil storage tank. In all extending to about 1.2 acres. SITUATION Salehurst Farm is situated in an elevated position on the edge of Blackham in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is located virtually equidistant from Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead Town Centres (about 7.5 miles). The hamlet of Blackham lies on the Kent/East Sussex borders and comprises a number of houses and farms, at the heart is All Saints church and a village hall. Villa Golf 9 hole golf course. Day to day shopping is available at Perry Hill Farmshop (about 1.5 miles). Edenbridge Town Centre (about 5 miles) provides a good range of shops. Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead both provide a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. Tonbridge and Hildenborough main line stations serves London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. Ashurst Station (about 1.7 miles) serves East Croydon/London Bridge. There are a good number of well-regarded Schools in the local area including Holmewood House in Langton Green, Brambletye in East Grinstead and Ashdown House at Forest Row. There are also Grammar Schools for both Boys and Girls in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. DIRECTIONS From Tunbridge Wells proceed out on the A264 passing through Langton Green and turn right keeping on the A264. Continue for about 3.6 miles after passing through Ashurst. Just after a sharp right hand bend turn right into Oak Lane. The driveway to Salehurst Farm will be found on the left hand side after about half a mile. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains Water and Electricity, Private Drainage. Oil fired central heating. Local Authority: Wealden District Council Council Tax band G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.