- • Reception hall
- • Sitting room
- • Dining/family room
- • Kitchen/breakfast room
- • Study/playroom
- • Utility room
- • Cloakroom
- • Three double bedrooms
- • Dressing room/fourth bedroom
- • Family bathroom and ensuite
- • Plenty of parking
- • Gardens and grounds of approximately 0.81 acres
- • Double garage with office above
An attractive, substantial and well-presented detached family house of just under 2,500sq.ft with lovely south facing gardens of approximately 0.81 acres, situated in a sought after and convenient location within walking distance of the village High Street, schools and station.
Situation: Oaklands House is situated in a much sought after position on Mayfield Lane within ½ mile of the village High Street and less than a mile distant from the station. Wadhurst offers an excellent range of shops and services for everyday needs including a Jempson’s Local store and post office, cafés, delicatessen, butcher, pharmacy, bookshop, florist, off licence, public houses, as well as a doctor’s surgery, dentist, primary school and the well-regarded Uplands Community College and Sports Centre.
For the commuter, Wadhurst mainline station is 0.9 miles distant and provides a regular service to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street in an hour. The A21 is within easy reach providing a direct link to the M25 (junction 5) and the coast. Gatwick Airport is about 40 miles to the west, the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is about 45 miles to the east and central London is about 50 miles away. Tunbridge Wells is 6 miles distant and provides a comprehensive range of amenities including the Pantiles, cinema complex and theatres.
Bewl Water Reservoir, reputedly the largest area of inland water in the South East, is close by and offers a range of leisure activities and water sports including an Aqua Park, walking and cycling trails, sailing, paddleboarding, rowing and fishing.
Description: Oaklands House is a substantial, much improved and well-presented 1960s detached house with attractive tile-hung and brick external elevations beneath a tiled roof and double-glazed windows and doors throughout. The house provides light, spacious and flexible accommodation over two floors of approximately 2481sq.ft/231sq.m and enjoys a lovely outlook over its south facing gardens from most of the rooms, with doors leading out to the gardens from the sitting room, dining/family room and kitchen. The property also benefits from having a double garage with an office and WC above, as well as offering an excellent opportunity to extend the loft space to create further accommodation, if required, having previously had planning permission to provide two further bedrooms and a bathroom.
The accommodation on the ground floor includes a large reception hall with a lovely aspect through the dining room to the garden and doors leading to a cloakroom, a study/playroom, a double aspect sitting room with French doors leading out to the garden and an attractive fireplace with stone mantle and surround fitted with a wood burner, The dining/family room has space for a large table and seating, an open fireplace with stone mantle and surround, bi-folding doors opening out to the garden and is open plan to a good-sized kitchen/ breakfast room, which extends to 20’10 and is fitted with an extensive range of wall and base units, an island with breakfast bar, attractive brick chimney recess housing gas range cooker, French doors leading out the garden, door leading out to the side of the house, and a door to a utility room. On the first floor there is a spacious landing with study area, an airing cupboard, access to a large loft offering potential for conversion, three double bedrooms, a dressing room (formerly a bedroom), a family bathroom and ensuite.
The property is approached off Mayfield Lane over a driveway (the first part being shared with a neighbour) through a five-bar gates to a large gravel driveway providing plenty of parking and leading to a double garage with an external staircase leading to an office above. There are front gardens with well-established shrubs and mature oak trees and a garden shed. Gates on both sides of the house give access to the rear gardens, which extend to about 0.81 acres and are a real feature of the property, being south facing and having a large terrace, ideal for outdoor entertaining, various seating areas, an expansive lawn bordered with mature shrubs and plants, a summerhouse with power connected, and archways leading to a more informal area of garden, with a greenhouse and vegetable beds.
Current EPC Rating: D
Services: Mains water and electricity. Gas central heating
Local Authority: Wealden District Council (01892) 653311
Current council tax band: G (£3,855.61 per annum)