Situated at the end of its own private drive, which is only part shared with one other property, Moat Farm is a charming, detached period country house surrounded by its own land. With exterior elevations of mellow brick and tile hanging under a pitched tiled roof, the house is presented with great style combining period charm and country house chic. Large multi-pane windows allow for maximum natural light penetration and for taking in the fabulous outlook, whilst the recent addition of a large ground floor extension has increased the accommodation to in excess of five thousand, two hundred square feet.
Detailing such as wide plank oak floors to the ground floor, painted ceiling beams, a brick inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer along with various other fireplace styles are enhanced by a bespoke kitchen by Rencraft, under floor heating, stylish contemporary large bath/shower rooms with power supplied via an air source heat pump. Laid out over three floors, the accommodation provides spacious and light living areas and fine, characterful bedroom space. The kitchen/dining/living room is a wonderful open-plan sociable area with the kitchen area to one side arranged around a large, central island and fitted with granite/quartz work surfaces and integrated appliances eg; by Miele together with a four oven Aga. Elsewhere is a large boot/utility room and a sitting room, whilst the new extension provides extra reception space and potentially an additional bedroom with en-suite shower room.
The five generously proportioned bedrooms are arranged over the two upper levels and include a principal bedroom, which has a wonderful outlook over the gardens and beyond, a large en-suite bathroom and a dressing area. The remaining bedrooms again have lovely views and are supported by a large family bath/shower room. There is also a sixth bedroom with the potential for an additional bathroom in the extension.
Moat Farm is set back off a country lane about 0.7 miles from the centre of Mayfield Village. Mayfield is a conservation area and one of the most sought after villages in the area due to its active local community, character property, eclectic array of local shops, quaint public houses and cafes along with the renowned Middle House hotel and restaurant. The ever popular Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells is 10.6 miles (to The Pantiles) and has superb facilities from theatres, hotels and nationally known departments stores, to historic sites and artisan shops. For commuters there are fast, direct train services to the City of London and the West End from Wadhurst Station (6 miles), whilst the A21 trunk road can be accessed at Lamberhurst or Pembury (approximately 10 miles away) connecting with the national motorway network via the M25. The area is renowned for walking, sailing on the famous Bewl Water Reservoir and equestrian facilities, whilst golf can be found nearby at Dale Hill and Lamberhurst. Mayfield Village is a 20/30 minute walk away through lovely woodlands.
There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area at primary and secondary levels, in both the state and private sectors including primary schools in Mayfield, Mark Cross, Heathfield and Wadhurst, Sacred Heart at Wadhurst, Skippers Hill at Five Ashes, Marlborough House and St Ronan’s prep schools in Hawkhurst. Senior schools include Mayfield School for Girls, Eastbourne College, Heathfield Community College, Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, Benenden and Bede’s in Lower Dicker.
Grammar Schools are located in Cranbrook, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
The house sits surrounded by its own land, providing a wonderful situation. There are lovely recently landscaped, part-walled gardens to the side and rear which include wide York stone terracing for outdoor entertaining and for taking in the views, colourful herbaceous borders, a knot garden and a raised decked area with a swim hydro pool and Jacuzzi. There are three large ponds, one of which has a jetty and is behind the garden, the other just beside some woodland and is used as an open water swimming pool. The third is located in one of the meadows. The land is principally laid to pasture with sheep grazing and post and rail fencing, wild flowers and grasses, whilst the woodland has a wide variety of magnificent indigenous trees and is a haven for wildlife. Boundaries to the east and south and by way of a small stream and the River Rother.
Outbuildings are excellent and separately alarmed. Covered car parking is provided by way of an open barn style, oak framed garaging with lockable storage and there is a large open side barn. A recently constructed, steel framed tractor barn with oak clad steel doors provides excellent, secure vehicle/equipment storage and has a first floor office with great views which is accessed via an external staircase.
Beautifully situated period farmhouse
Far reaching views over Sussex countryside and of Mayfield Village
Charming accommodation laid out over three floors
New ground floor extension under construction
Exceptional outbuildings and home office
Lovely landscaped gardens with hydro pool
Meadows and woodland with natural ponds for open water swimming
In total 41.32 acres