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This is one of our Country Houses
Secluded from the road by a curving drive, Bramdean is a fine Edwardian country residence constructed in the early 1900’s. The ground floor reception areas include elegant well proportioned rooms with high ceilings, decorative cornicing, wood burners or open fireplaces and large windows with French doors opening onto a deep veranda. The flexible accommodation is arranged over two floors with several points of particular interest:
The spacious reception hall, with polished wood flooring, includes a dining area with a wood burning stove and fitted bookshelves. A door leads to the elegant drawing room with a deep bay window to the front, an open fireplace and a secondary staircase to the first floor. Another door opens into the well-proportioned family room with an open fireplace, more bookshelves and fitted cupboards, while yet another leads to a cosy sitting room with a log-burner and French windows opening onto a sheltered section of the veranda.
The large kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted and equipped with a range of pine wall and base units, a central island with a tiled work surface with cupboards below and an oil fired AGA. An adjacent laundry room houses the oil fired boiler and there is also a large pantry. A later extension off the kitchen (believed to have previously been the former stables) provides an excellent home office with a feature roof lantern, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Alternatively this could be arranged as a self contained annexe.
On the first floor the wide galleried landing leads to the double aspect principal bedroom which looks out over the garden and grounds. There is a large bay window, fitted wardrobe cupboards and an en suite bathroom. There are four/five further bedrooms (two inter-connecting) all with fitted wardrobe cupboards and all well served by two further bathrooms.
The house is situated on the outskirts of Stonegate village, with its church, and its busy primary school, as well as its thriving choir, Amateur Dramatic Society and regular farmers market. The mainline station is less than ½ mile away with regular trains to London. The villages of Wadhurst and Ticehurst are about 2 miles away, both with a good range of local shops and amenities including further schools. Tunbridge Wells is about 9 miles away for more comprehensive shopping facilities and recreational amenities such as a cinema complex, theatres, golf courses and numerous restaurants. Further recreational amenities include golf at Dale Hill, Ticehurst and fishing, sailing and water sports at Bewl Water.
The property is approached via a timber gate and the driveway provides parking for several vehicles to the front and additional parking by the garage area. The delightful veranda is accessed from the sitting room, dining room and family room and benefits from long, south-facing views over the garden and grounds. The terrace leads to the swimming pool which has a summerhouse/changing room and a pool room which houses the pool equipment, well screened by an arbour and a mature wisteria. The well maintained gardens are a particular feature with long sweeping areas of lawn, a mature rose garden, vegetable garden and an old orchard where wild orchids succeed the daffodils every summer. There are some rare and interesting trees, some ancient woodland and an old pond, believed to be connected with Roman iron-works in the village.
Just outside the garden is an all-weather tennis court, with far-reaching views over the fields and beyond. The fields themselves have separate road access and cover about 10 acres: There is a good brick stable, suitable for two horses.
Train Services: Stonegate main line station for Charing Cross, London Bridge and Canon Street about 70 minutes
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