Upper Croft is a fine detached property dating from around 1905 with later additions. The accommodation on the ground floor is focused around the impressive reception hallway with curved staircase that rises to the first floor galleried landing.
The double aspect drawing room has French doors to one side opening onto a terrace and a large square bay window to another, both enjoy the excellent outlook, and there is a superb open fireplace with stone surround. The dining room is situated across the hall and again has a double aspect, square bay window and open fireplace although in this room the surround and mantle are marble. In both these principal reception rooms there are exposed ceiling beams and lovely original stained wooden floors which continue into the hallway. Towards the rear of the house there is a double aspect family room, cloakroom and the kitchen/breakfast room which is well fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with granite worktops and a striking two oven Aga. The views from the kitchen are very good indeed. There is a large pantry with space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer and a door into the utility room. A rear lobby provides an ideal boot/coats room and leads into the study/workshop which in turn leads into the garages. Planning permission was granted to convert the workshop and garage into what would be a fabulous kitchen/breakfast room with a master bedroom suite above, although this consent has since lapsed.
On the first floor the galleried landing is both light and spacious and has doors to all the bedrooms and the recently re-fitted family bathroom. The principal bedroom is superb with stunning views out of two sets of windows and a range of built in wardrobes along with a good size en suite bathroom.
The house is located in an enviable elevated position and enjoys panoramic far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The popular and picturesque village of Wadhurst is to the east where there is an excellent range of local shops including a butchers, greengrocer and wine merchants. There is also a mainline train station along with a good primary school and the well regarded Uplands Community College for secondary education. The area is very well served for both state and private schools including Skippers Hill (7.6 miles) Holmewood House (8.4 miles) and Bricklehurst Manor (3.8 miles). Recreational amenities in the area include golf courses at Tunbridge Wells, Rotherfield and Lamberhurst and fishing, sailing and watersports at Bewl Water.
A five-bar gate opens to a driveway which sweeps up and past the house to a gravelled area which provides parking for several vehicles and culminates in front of the double garage. Arranged at a right angle to the garages is a detached stable block with four stables that provide excellent storage space. A terrace adjoins the house on two sides providing excellent space in which to entertain and enjoy the stunning views whereas the majority of the gardens are laid to lawn, interspersed with a selection of mature plants, shrubs and trees. In all the plot extends to about 1.15 acres.
Principal Bedroom with En Suite
4 Further Bedrooms