Guide price £1,150,000
A stunning Grade II listed barn conversion in a tranquil tucked away rural position convenient for amenities Entrance Hallway. Utility Room. Stunning "Baronial Hall" open to full height. Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Sitting Room. Study/Bedroom 4 with en suite Shower Room. Master Bedroom with en suite Shower Room. Double Bedroom 2 with en suite Shower Room. Double Bedroom 3. Wet Room. Delightful and well secluded plantsmans Garden. Further Grounds with large ponds/water feature and woodland walk. In all about 1.6 acres. DESCRIPTION Snape Barn is a substantial and most attractive Grade II listed detached barn believed to date back to the late 15th/early 16th Century. The property is set in most attractive formal gardens which provide a well secluded and private setting. Internally the main Reception Area is a stunning room open to full height (over 25') with many exposed timbers including crown posts and curved braces. Snape Barn has most attractive boarded elevations with diamond leaded light windows to principle elevation all under a a hipped and pitched tiled roof. In 2004 the barn was extended at the rear to provide and Entrance Hallway, further reception room and 2 Double Bedroom suites. At the turn of the 20th Century the Snape House Estate was owned by Sir George Barham the founder of Express Dairies and Snape Barn was linked to the main house by a covered way as the Baronial Hall. In later years the barn was converted into a separate dwelling and is now one of just four character houses in this delightful rural enclave. FEATURES Snape Barn and its immediate gardens are surrounded by stone walls and mature Yew hedge including metal railings purported to have come from St Pauls Graveyard that provide a well secluded setting. The barn is approached through a picket gate and over a raised brick and flagstone paved pathway with pergola planted with flowering creepers. Arched oak entrance door opens to Entrance Hallway with rooflight. An open doorway leads to Absolutely stunning double aspect Main Reception Area/Baronial Hall open to full height (25') with many exposed timbers including crown posts. Substantial brick inglenook fireplace with quarry tiled hearth. Triple aspect alcove to front with oriel windows. To one side of the fireplace wooden staircase rises to Minstrels Gallery/Mezzanine area with good storage area behind. To the other side of the fireplace door to double aspect Bedroom 4/Study with en suite Shower Room. To the other end of the Baronial Hall door to Kitchen/Breakfast Room with good area of granite work surface over a range of cupboards and drawers. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Substantial island unit. Siemens double oven and 4 plate hob. Bosch dishwasher. Eye level cupboards. Rear Hallway with glazed external door to front. Wooden staircase rises to double aspect Master Bedroom with some lovely views. Many exposed timbers. En suite Shower Room. Off the the Hallway is Sitting Room with vaulted ceiling and attractive outlook to and glazed sliding doors opening to garden. Door to Rear Hall with door to side garden. Double Bedroom 2 with En suite Shower Room. Double Bedroom 3 with walk in wardrobe. Wet Room. OUTSIDE Snape Barn is approached from Snape Lane through an impressive gateway with stone piers and over a shared drive. Immediately to the side and rear of the barn is a most attractive and delightful plantsmans garden surrounded by flagstone and brick pathway and planted with a wide variety of flowering shrubs and plants. Ornamental pond. A shared driveway with Old Snape gives access to Timber Garage. On the opposite side of the drive are further gardens and grounds including woodland walks, large ponds/water feature and lawned areas. The whole extends to about 1.6 Acres. SITUATION Snape Barn occupies a wonderful tucked away position in this rural enclave of just 4 character properties set off this quiet country lane. Wadhurst Village Centre is about 3 miles with good range of facilities including supermarkets, post office, local bakery and butcher as well as main line station serving London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. The Royal Spa Town of Tunbridge Wells offers a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. There are a good range of schools in the local area including Primary schools in Lamberhurst, Wadhurst and Frant, Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, Preparatory schools including Sacred Heart (Wadhurst), Bricklehurst Manor (Stonegate), Marlborough House and St Ronan's, as well as Rose Hill, Holmewood House and The Schools at Somerhill. Independent senior schools in Mayfield, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. There is walking and sailing at Bewl Water and Bedgebury Pinetum close and golf can be found at Dale Hill, Tunbridge Wells and Lamberhurst. DIRECTIONS From Tunbridge Wells proceed South on the Frant Road (A267). Pass through Frant and turn left on the B2099 to Wadhurst. On reaching the village turn right into Mayfield Lane (B2100). After about a mile, turn left into Tidebrook Road continue for about 0.5 mile and turn left into Riseden Road. After a further 0.5 mile turn left into Snape Lane. Continue down the hill and as the lane bends to the right proceed straight over into the driveway and Snape Barn is the first property on the left. SERVICES Mains Water & Electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired Central Heating. Local Authority: Wealden District Council Council Tax band: F Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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