Guide price


3 bed detached house for sale
Claphatch Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5

3 beds
2 baths
2 receptions
Council tax band:
Not available
  1. Property photo 1 of 12. Wishdown Cottage

Points of interest

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Ticehurst Hospital School1.4 miles
  • Uplands Community College1.9 miles
  • Wadhurst3.1 miles
  • Stonegate3.3 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • Unlisted period cottage in this stunning position on Bewl Water
  • Set in about an acre off a private drive serving just one other residential property
  • Character features throughout
  • Pre-App advice has been sought to assess scope for extension, refer to office for further information
  • Rural position, yet just 5 miles to Wadhurst mainline station
  • Wadhurst and Ticehurst villages about 3.5 miles, Tunbridge Wells about 10.3 miles
  • EPC Rating = E
A charming character cottage overlooking Bewl Water and offering potential.

This delightful unlisted character cottage has brick and tile hung elevations with white painted timber windows under a peg tiled roof. The roof extension raised the cat slide to the rear elevation, helping to balance the accommodation inside the cottage, where character abounds throughout.

The sitting room has an exposed brick fireplace (though the wood burner in situ is no longer operable), along with exposed timbers to the staircase. The dining room has exposed ceiling beams and both rooms have an outlook towards Bewl Water, with even better views seen from the two main bedrooms upstairs.

The kitchen is positioned to the rear of the property and is fitted with oak units and a small Everhot range cooker, with the tiled flooring extending through into the utility/shower room and a separate w.c.

Outside, to the rear, there is a delightful enclosed garden, with tall hedging and a gate to the front and rear, leading out to the wider land holding. This expansive area is kept as a well-tended grass field, with a number of mature trees, consistent with the immediate surroundings as an open and natural landscape. The plot in total extends to about an acre.

The approach to Wishdown Cottage is via a shared private driveway serving just one other property in the distance, two farm buildings and some land, owned by a local farmer. The cottage and the majority of the land lies to one side of the drive, and there is a further block of land and a garage on the other side, with storage in the roof, power and lighting and attached at one end to the neighbouring farm building.

Given the obvious potential opportunity to extend further, our selling clients have recently investigated the scope by approaching Rother District Council using a planning consultant and the Pre-App planning process. Further information over the Rother District Council's position and their response in writing is available on request.

Wishdown Cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty off a private shared driveway serving only one other residential property and looking towards Bewl Water, the largest reservoir in the southeast. Leisure activities to be enjoyed at Bewl Water include horse riding, walking and cycling trails, sailing, canoeing and fishing.

The popular village of Wadhurst is about 3.5 miles away with excellent local amenities including two supermarkets, one with a post office, a butchers, a delicatessen, hairdressers, florist, cafes and pubs, a convenience store and a garage.

The pretty village of Ticehurst is also about 3.5 miles with the Bell pub, village shop, dry cleaners and a greengrocer, as is the Bull at Three Leg Cross.

Wadhurst mainline rail station provides regular commuter services to London from 65 minutes.

Tunbridge Wells (about 10.3 miles) offers more comprehensive amenities, including two theatres and many restaurants.

State and private schools: Wadhurst has a well-regarded C of E Primary School and Uplands Community College at secondary level.

Preparatory schools include Sacred Heart (Wadhurst), Marlborough House and St Ronan’s (Hawkhurst), Rose Hill (Tunbridge Wells), Holmewood House (Langton Green), and The Schools at Somerhill (Tonbridge).

Independent senior schools can be found in Tunbridge Wells, Mayfield, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Eastbourne and Bedes in Upper Dicker.

Square Footage: 1,035 sq ft

1 Acres

From central Tunbridge Wells proceed south out of the town on Nevill Street/Frant Road (A267). Continue through Frant village before turning left on the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Stay on this road for about 3.7 miles and, having passed through Wadhurst, continue for about 1.5 miles and turn left into Wards Lane. Remain on Wards Lane for about 1.9 miles, bearing left at the junction with Birchets Green Lane, and then turn right at the bottom, going past Beaumans Cottage on the left. The shared drive for Wishdown Cottage will be seen on the right, just a little further on and is clearly signposted.

Additional Info
Services: Oil-fired central heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage.

Outgoings: Rother District Council, , Tax Band F.

Agents Note:- the current private drainage system requires upgrading as a priority, given the recent changes in legislation.

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