A most attractive and charming Victorian country house, situated in an AONB, on the edge of a sought-after historic village and occupied by current owner for 26 years. All set in about 17.5 acres
St. Denys Lodge is an attractive Victorian property with light spacious and wellproportioned accommodation arranged principally over ground and first floors.
The property is in a lovely semi-rural yet highly accessible location ideal for those wanting to work from home or commute. The property has much charm and character and includes original features such as sash windows, light filled rooms with generous ceiling heights and very impressive fireplaces, notably in the drawing room, dining room and sitting room.
The drawing room is a truly delightful room, having a lovely dual aspect and a bay window overlooking a former tennis lawn framed with mature hedging and trees. The dining room is also delightful and in the heart of the house which has access to the cellar and is easily connected to the kitchen and other reception rooms for entertaining. This again has an attractive fireplace and woodburning stove and a conservatory featuring stained glazing. The sitting room also has a double aspect.
The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room includes an Aga, extensive range of working surfaces with base units below, shelving and doors to other domestic offices, including a superb walk in pantry with marble shelf, a boot room, boiler room and access to the covered porch.
On the first floor there is access via the landing to all the main bedrooms all of which are light, generally proportioned and have views over the gardens, grounds and surrounding farmland. The bathrooms are light and have a feeling of space.
There is a small secondary landing with access to the two second floor attic rooms. In all there are six double bedrooms. There are two large family bathrooms
This property has 17.5 acres of land.
The property is approached through five bar gates over a gravelled in-and-out driveway. The gardens that surround the property are neatly laid to lawn and are interspersed with young and mature shrubs and trees. The property has access to its paddock. Access to the fields is via the paddock or through a separate road entrance. The property includes some useful outbuildings with a 26ft garage.
The property lies a short distance from the desirable Sussex village of Rotherfield. The village provides an excellent range of amenities offering all the usual day to day needs a general store, pharmacy, hairdressers, GP Surgery, pubs, churches and a primary school. There is a thriving village spirit, which is a true asset.
The nearby town of Crowborough has a further range of shops, a number of supermarkets, including Waitrose. Royal Tunbridge Wells is just a short distance away and has a very comprehensive range of shops and recreation amenities as well as a mainline station with an excellent service to London Bridge and Charing Cross in well under the hour.
Tunbridge Wells also well represents the arts and has a thriving theatre and other cultural entertainment attractions. For the motorists the nearby A26 and A21 offer direct links to London, the M25 and on to the national motorway network towards Heathrow and Gatwick airports and the Channel Tunnel terminus.
The area offers a good range of state schooling including Rotherfield Primary School in the village and Beacon Academy together with a wide selection of independent schools including Mayfield, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Holmewood House and Rose Hill.
From Tunbridge Wells head south from the A26 and proceed towards Eridge. After passing the Nevill, Crest and Gun pub on the righthand side, after a short distance turn left onto Sham Farm Road. Continue along Sham Farm Road for some distance and into Blackdon Hill. This road then becomes the Eridge Road and St Denys Lodge can be found on the left hand side.Read all
- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Dining room with conservatory bay
- Conservatory/Garden room
- Kitchen/breakfast room with utility room and associated domestic offices
- 6 Bedrooms
- 2 Family bathrooms
- 2 Further attic rooms
- Detached garage
- Gardens and paddocks including stables and 3 fields, in all approx 17.5 acres
- EPC Rating 'F
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