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THE OLD VICARAGE is a handsome Grade II early Georgian house and is one of the most prominent properties within the village.
The house, which dates from the early 1700s, has most attractive and beautifully proportioned elevations of orange-red brick and has 3 bays, a peg-tiled hipped roof with two internal chimney stacks serving the principal rooms on each floor, and a doorway and windows with quoined surrounds.
The earliest known owner of the property was John Legas, a wealthy ironmaster, who was succeeded in 1752 by his son-in-law Richard Tapsell, also an ironmaster. It was then occupied by the Reverend Samuel Bush who left enough money for it to be bought as a vicarage for the parish church of St Peter and St Paul, which it served for most of its history until 1983 when the current owner, himself the son of a previous vicar and who was born in the house, bought the property for his family. The Old Vicarage has since been a well loved and well maintained family home.
The house has a wealth of period features - wide floorboards, beautifully proportioned windows (many with original shutters), fireplaces, cornicing, excellent ceiling heights and original panelling. There is also an elegant yew staircase, which is in the Chinese Chippendale style and all of the principal rooms provide impressive proportions.
The house works equally well for entertaining and as a family house, providing light, spacious and flexible accommodation of 6728 square feet / 652 square metres.
The bedroom accommodation is well laid out with four double bedrooms on the first floor arranged around a spacious galleried landing, as well as an elegant yew-panelled study and two bathrooms. There is a very large second floor (which benefits from being on its own separate heating system) with four more double bedrooms and two further bathrooms.
The Old Vicarage is situated in a Conservation Area in the heart of the sought after village of Wadhurst. Located just off the High Street and a short distance from Wadhurst station, it also enjoys a wonderful rural outlook over its own land to the rear, offering the perfect combination of village and country living.
Wadhurst has an excellent range of shops and services for everyday needs and there is also a good choice of schools, with both primary and secondary schools in the village and a wide selection of grammar and independent schools in the area.
For the commuter, Wadhurst mainline station is just a mile down the road and provides a regular service to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street in under an hour. The A21 is also within easy reach and links with the M25.
Tunbridge Wells is about 7 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of amenities including the Royal Victoria Shopping centre, cinema complex and theatres.
The beautiful surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes Bewl Water Reservoir, reputedly the largest area of inland water in the South East, where a wide range of water sports can be enjoyed.
From the double drawing room, a terrace leads to the walled garden with a swimming pool in the westerly corner adjacent to which is the pool house with changing rooms and a
The charming walled garden has extensive lawns and borders and a pond with a fountain, as well as gravel paths and stone retaining walls. To the eastern side is an orchard with walnut, mulberry, medlar, quince, apple, pear, apricot and plum trees, as well a cage for soft fruit.
There are superb views towards the church from the garden and a pillared gate leads to a large field, over which the house enjoys a lovely outlook. To the northeast is another large field which has its own road access.
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