A substantial and beautifully restored award winning Grade II listed village house with a separate converted barn and stunning views over its own land. About 4.5 acres.

Chestnut House is understood to have originally formed part of the nearby Buckhurst Estate and is thought to date from the 17th Century and has been beautifully restored and enlarged. The property was the winner of the Sussex Heritage Trust small scale residential award in 2006.

The welcoming entrance hall gives an instant sense of space with bespoke glazing to the whole length of one wall giving a seamless connection with the dining room. The drawing room has full-height glazing maximising the stunning views over the property’s garden, orchard and fields.

Glazed doors give direct access to a terrace and there is an inglenook fireplace with a gas woodeffect stove and a hatch concealing a well with a glazed panel. Adjacent to the drawing room is a useful study with a built-in desk and book shelving.

The dining room is generously proportioned and features a large inglenook fireplace. Adjacent to the dining room and partly open plan to it is the superb kitchen/breakfast room, again with an inglenook fireplace with a three-oven gas fired Aga and an adjacent electric two-oven Aga module with a gas hob. The kitchen has a limestone floor and is fitted with an extensive range of wooden and stainless steel fronted units with polished granite work surfaces and incorporates an integrated dishwasher. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation and there is a useful cellar/utility with a limestone floor.

The principal bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with some exposed timbers and incorporates a built-in bed and a sliding door gives access to a walk-in wardrobe. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a luxurious white suite and incorporates cleverly built-in storage. There is a guest bedroom, a luxuriously appointed family shower room and two further bedrooms. From one of the bedrooms a drop-down ladder gives access to a lovely vaulted attic room. Also located on the first floor there is a spacious landing – providing a seating area and study area.

Other features within the house include particularly generous overall ceiling heights, oak latch doors, underfloor heating on the ground floor and in the bathrooms, a lovely oak turned staircase and superb oak floor-boards.

The Barn Located adjacent to the entrance drive The Barn has been converted to a similar standard to the main house and provides well-arranged and flexible secondary accommodation. Features include a lovely open plan kitchen/dining room with a feature high vaulted ceiling in the kitchen which includes an extensive range of units with polished granite work surfaces and a stainless steel Smeg range. In addition, The Barn provides a cloakroom/utility, two bedrooms – one with an ensuite shower room, a family bathroom and two store rooms.

This property has 4.5 acres of land.

Outside

The property is approached from the High Street via an electrically operated wooden five-bar entrance gate which leads through to a gravel entrance drive providing extensive parking. To one side of the drive is The Barn. Situated between the main house and The Barn is a charming part walled parterre ‘cottage’ garden with four main beds intersected by wide York stone paths. The garden includes clipped boxes, yews, lavenders, roses and mini aliums. Beyond this area of garden there are two wide paved terraces which lie immediately adjacent to the rear of the house and afford superb views over the property’s garden, orchard, fields and unspoilt countryside beyond.

The remainder of the garden is laid to sweeping expanses of lawn bordered by a long well-stocked herbaceous border. To one side of the lawn there is a picturesque pond and to the far end of the garden a wooden gate gives access to the orchard. Trees within the orchard include apples, damsons, cherries and pears.

The remainder of the land is divided into three hedge enclosed fields which are bordered by some magnificent mature oaks. Located within one of the fields is a pole barn. The land is approached from the entrance drive by a wooden five-bar gate. The garden and land at Chestnut House provide a wonderful setting for this magnificent, historic village house. In all about 4.5 acres.

Situation

Chestnut House is situated in the centre of the pretty and historic village of Hartfield within the conservation area and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village provides a shop, primary school, doctor’s surgery, gastro pub, village hall, church, recreation ground, tennis club and farm shop. A bus route passes through the village and provides access to Forest Row, Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead.

The larger village of Forest Row is about 4 miles providing an excellent range of shops and facilities for everyday needs including two mini supermarkets, petrol station, church and primary school. The larger regional centres in the area Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead are approximately 8 and 9 miles respectively, both providing an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with mainline train services to London. From Tunbridge Wells there is a service to London Charing Cross in about 45 minutes, whilst from East Grinstead there is a service to London Victoria in about an hour.

There is a good selection of schools in the area including Michael Hall School at Forest Row, Brambletye, Cumnor House, Ardingly College, and Worth. The nearby Ashdown Forest extends to about 6,400 acres of largely open heath-land, providing excellent walking and riding country.

Directions

From London, travelling south on the A22, upon reaching the centre of Forest Row and at the second mini roundabout, turn left signposted Hartfield and Tunbridge Wells (Hartfield Road B2110). Continue along Hartfield Road for just over 3.25 miles, and upon reaching the village of Hartfield continue past the Pooh Corner Shop on the left and having passed two further properties the entrance drive leading to Chestnut House will be found on the left (immediately after a post box on the left).

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Other features

  • Main House: Entrance hall
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Study
  • Superb kitchen/breakfast
  • room
  • Cloakroom
  • Cellar/utility
  • Large first
  • floor landing providing both a sitting area &
  • study area
  • Principal suite comprising bedroom
  • and bathroom
  • Guest bedroom
  • Family shower
  • room
  • Two further bedrooms
  • Large second
  • floor vaulted attic room
  • The Barn: Large open plan kitchen/dining room
  • Cloakroom/utility
  • Principal suite comprising
  • bedroom and shower room
  • Further bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Two store rooms
  • Shepherd’s Hut providing storage/workshop
  • Pole barn
  • Beautiful mature garden
  • Three
  • fields
  • Extensive parking
  • About 4.5 acres

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Ref: LEW160117

High Street Hartfield East Sussex TN7

Guide Price
£1,850,000

Ref: LEW160117

High Street Hartfield East Sussex TN7

Guide Price
£1,850,000