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This is one of our Country Houses
Enjoying a rear southerly aspect and set within one of the most sought after villages in the area, Westwood is a handsome detached house, which has been listed Grade II as being of importance to the Arts and Crafts movement. Designed and constructed for his own use in 1902 by the well-known society architect W H Romaine Walker - responsible for the interior design of London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre - the house has many of the sensibilities attributed to the movement. The present owners carried out a lengthy and thorough programme of sympathetic restoration ensuring a successful marriage of period detailing and stylish presentation. Romaine Walker employed the skills of the most able craftsmen and included internal features such as intricate carving, oak panelling, a variety of fireplace designs, plaster friezes and wrought iron door and window furniture. Exteriors are of sandstone and render with Tudor style doorways, decorative plaster lintels and carved grotesques, whilst timber mullioned windows have leaded casements, some with painted glass inserts. Elegant reception areas include the drawing room which is in the Jacobean style with wall panelling topped by a running pomegranate plaster frieze, an ornate decorative plaster ceiling with panels depicting flora and fauna, and a stone fireplace with columns. Adjoining are the library and sitting room both with fireplaces, while the dining room has a dual aspect and doors connecting to both the sun room and the kitchen breakfast room. The well regarded designer Chalon furnished the kitchen area with handcrafted timber cabinetry including a central worktable with timber work surfaces. There is a boot room and large walk-in larder, also a second staircase servicing the first and lower ground floors where there is access to the outside, a laundry room, shower room, games room and storage.
The first floor is given over to seven bedrooms and three bathrooms – one of which is en-suite. The principal bedroom has cupboards flanking the fireplace with delicate metalwork fronts. Bathrooms have all been restored using primarily the original sanitary ware, taps and wall tiles.
Westwood occupies a convenient position a few hundred yards from the centre of the historic and picturesque village of Mayfield with its charming period buildings, excellent range of local artisan shops and the highly regarded Mayfield School for girls and a local primary school. The Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is about 7 miles away for more comprehensive shopping facilities and amenities including many major national stores, numerous restaurants and the famous Pantiles.
The property is approached via tall oak gates, to a gravelled driveway and on to the detached double garage. Gardens to front and rear have been given careful consideration to the original layout and plant selection. Herbaceous borders have been planted with colourful perennials and shrubs and there is a large formal lawn with an ornate rill. Extensive York Stone terracing adjoins the rear of the house, with a further terrace overlooking the kitchen garden. A wide path leads along the right hand boundary leading past a further lawned area and on to some delightful, light woodland. In total, the plot extends to approximately 2.35 acres (0.95 hectares).
Prime location within a sought after village
Far reaching views over adjoining countryside
Stunning Arts & Crafts detailing
Elegant reception rooms with seven bedrooms
Landscaped gardens and light woodland in total 2.35 acres
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