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Tidebrook, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 See map

An enchanting period barn conversion nestled within a wonderful rural position at the end of a long private track.

Nestled at the end of a long private approach drive in a tranquil spot is this enchanting home offering a wonderful opportunity for country living, yet conveniently placed between the sought-after villages of Mayfield and Wadhurst, which are approximately 2. 4 miles and 2.8 miles respectively.

Dating back to the 15th century, Chittinghurst Farm Barn is a Grade II* listed former agricultural barn, but time has not stood still and the property has been transformed to create a very special home without losing the sense of history and character. Cited in “The Housing of Peasant Livestock in England 1200 to 1520” a paper for the Agricultural History Review, Chittinghurst Farm Barn was originally used to store crops in sheaf before they were threshed, and there are many points of interest still evident, including wattle and daub infill and tie rings in the splendid oak beams.

Light-filled with impressive high vaulted ceilings and aged oak joinery, the property has been brought right up-to-date with quality contemporary fixtures and fittings throughout which sit well with the wonderful period features. The principal living space is open plan and spacious, comprising a stylish bespoke fitted kitchen, opening out to the garden, dining area and a family area, with full height windows and a wood burning stove. There is a separate dual-aspect sitting room/snug for more private space, and a utility room.

An oak and glazed balustrade staircase rises up to the second floor with its impressive minstrels gallery. The principal bedroom’s en suite shower room is particularly striking and bespoke, configured to making clever use of space. There is a further bedroom and a well-specified bath/shower room on the first floor, and a third bedroom on the second floor. There is useful additional accommodation over the garage, which is currently used as an office.

The property is in a truly idyllic position with a lovely outlook and a high degree of privacy to all sides. The grounds surround the barn with automatic gates for entry from the lane, ample driveway parking and turning space and a pond.

Our clients have been keen to encourage and facilitate an unspoiled natural environment for the benefit of wildlife. The land-holding extends to about 7.55 acres in all, with no public rights of way and comprises a hedged field of about 4.59 acres, laid to pasture, an area of mixed woodland full of wild flowers in the Spring, including bluebells and wild garlic, and an orchard with apple, crab apple, white mulberry, pear, cobnut and walnut trees.

Chittinghurst Farm Barn is located in a wonderful rural position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the charming hamlet of Tidebrook with its historic church between Wadhurst and Mayfield. Both villages are very popular and offer a wide selection of local shops between them, including butchers, grocers, delicatessen, post offices, libraries, banks, chemists, a hardware store, several cafes and pubs, supermarkets and a petrol station in Wadhurst. The historic Middle House Inn in Mayfield is a popular choice for dining.

More comprehensive shopping and entertainment options is catered for in the nearest large town being Tunbridge Wells (approximately 7.5 miles).

There are many leisure options in the area including walking, cycling, sailing, canoeing and fishing at Bewl Water, the largest reservoir in the South East, cycling and horse riding trails at Bedgebury Forest/Pinetum, many local public footpaths, golf courses at Dale Hill (Ticehurst) and Tunbridge Wells, Uplands Gym in Wadhurst, a football club at Sparrows Green in Wadhurst and tennis clubs in both Wadhurst and Mayfield.

Mainline rail: Wadhurst station (approximately 2.8 miles) has good commuter services, with trains to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street from 63 minutes.

State and private schools: There are many well-regarded schools in the area, including Sacred Heart in Wadhurst, Skippers Hill in Five Ashes, St Ronans and Marlborough House in Hawkhurst and primaries in Mayfield, Wadhurst and Stonegate. At senior level, there is Uplands Academy in Wadhurst, Mayfield School for girls, Bedes in Upper Dicker, Eastbourne and Brighton Colleges and Tonbridge for boys.

Communications: The M25, accessed at Junction 5 via the A21, links to London, the south coast and the motorway network, and thereby to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel terminus.

Square Footage: 2,571 sq ft

7.55 Acres

From Tunbridge Wells head south on Nevill Street/Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant then turn left onto the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Continue along this road for approximately 3.3 miles, passing the petrol station on the left and take the first right hand turn into Mayfield Lane, the B2100. Continue for approximately a mile and turn left at Best Beech Hill onto Tidebrook Road. Follow the road down the hill for approximately 0.6 miles, passing the church on the right, and the private track to Chittinghurst Farm Barn will be found on the left. The gates to the property will be found at the end on the left hand side.

Additional Info
Services: Propane gas for central heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage. Full fibre broadband and electric car charging point.

Outgoings: Wealden District Council , Tax Band G. The private driveway serves five houses with Chittinghurst Farm Barn being responsible for a percentage of any required upkeep.

Agent’s Note: There is a planning application under consideration ref: WD/2023/2561/F for the partial demolition and conversion of the existing barn located opposite Chittinghurst Farm Barn, to create a residential dwelling with associated landscaping to form parking areas and domestic curtilage.

Listed: May 18, 2024
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ID: 55089772


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