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Clayhill Road, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, TN3

Guide price £795,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: TON200114


  • Attractive Grade 2 listed 18th century cottage
  • Far reaching views over the High Weald AONB
  • Quiet rural location on outskirts of Lamberhurst
  • 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms


A delightful Grade 2 listed period cottage set in a wonderful rural location with far reaching views. Reception Hall/Study, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 5 Bedrooms (1 en-suite), 2 Bathrooms, Large Gardens, Off Street Parking. DESCRIPTION 1 Clayhill Cottages is a very charming 18th century Grade 2 listed timber framed cottage, with part weather boarded, part tile hung elevations, set on high ground in a wonderful rural location with fine, far reaching views. The cottage oozes character with its wealth of period features including exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. Extended many years ago to provide deceptively spacious accommodation arranged over three floors, the cottage now offers scope for a degree of further updating if required. FEATURES Points of particular note include:- * The sitting room is an excellent size and has a large stone inglenook fireplace with inset log burning stove and excudes so much character with its beautiful exposed timbers. * There is an exceptionally spacious L-shaped 2nd sitting room with stairs rising to the upper floors, again with a wealth of exposed beams which works equally well as a library/home office or even a family room. * The triple aspect farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room is light and spacious and enjoys superb far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. There are a good range of wooden units set beneath extensive work surfaces, an oil fired Rayburn range cooker which also provides heating and hot water, integral Neff electric hob and Bosch dishwasher. Quarry tiled floor and access to the terrace and gardens beyond. * The master bedroom is situated in the older part of the cottage and has an attractive stone inglenook, a wealth of exposed timbers and a useful walk-in dressing area. * The guest bedroom has a contemporary feel and enjoys a double aspect with delightful outlooks over the gardens and beyond and the advantage of a well-appointed en-suite shower room with large walk-in shower cubicle. * There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, both served by a well appointed family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle * On the top floor there is a most impressive bedroom with a full height vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and its own en-suite bathroom. OUTSIDE At the front there is an area of lawn with attractive wooden picket fence abutting the road. The rear garden wraps around the cottage on two sides and backs onto open farmland. There are good areas of lawn with mature shrub borders and some fine specimen trees including an attractive Acer and, two Silver Birches. There are several productive fruits trees and a vegetable patch as well as a brick built former pig stye and a large shed (which does require attention). In all just under 0.25 acres. There is off street parking on one side of a covered car port directly opposite the cottage. NB: The property has a flying freehold over the neighbouring cottage. SITUATION Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 1 Clayhill Cottages is about 2 ½ miles from the village of Lamberhurst and only 5 ½ miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells. Facilities: Lamberhurst village has a good range of amenities for everyday needs including a general store, two popular pubs. a Doctors' surgery and the pretty parish church of St Mary's. More comprehensive shopping, dining and commercial facilities are available in Wadhurst (just under 5 miles) and Royal Tunbridge Wells. Schooling: There is an extensive choice of schools in the state and private sector including Lamberhurst St Mary's CoE Primary School, Wadhurst CoE Primary School, Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, Bethany School at Goudhurst & grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells. Rail Services: Frant station at Bells Yew Green (about 4.5 miles), Wadhurst station (about 5.6 miles), Tunbridge Wells station and Paddock Wood station (about a 10 minute drive) offer services to London Bridge/Cannon Street/ Charing Cross in around the hour. Road Connections: The A21 provides access to Tunbridge Wells, the national motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the International rail station at Ebbsfleet, the Channel Tunnel, ferry ports and the south coast. Leisure Facilities: Include local clubs & societies in Lamberhurst; golf courses at Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Ticehurst and Hawkhurst; sailing and fishing at Bewl Water; the Pinetum at Bedgebury; Scotney Castle & Bayham Abbey Ruins; walking and riding in the surrounding countryside. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains electricity, oil fired central heating,private drainage. Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Council Tax band (2020/21): G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.