A Grade II listed country home, together with a detached office/annexe, situated in a prominent position with wonderful views.
This delightful farmhouse originates from the 16th Century and has since been extended and updated to create a characterful family home with a wealth of period features including aged beams, drop-latch internal doors, exposed floorboards and inglenook fireplaces.
A detached office with adjoining garage lies away from the main house on the northerly side providing excellent additional space. There is also the benefit of planning permission for the building of a new double garage.
Ridge Farmhouse is situated in a stunning elevated position close to the Kent/Sussex border, within a lovingly tended garden with an adjoining field and extensive rural views from the majority of rooms.
The property comprises a dual aspect drawing room with a delightful outlook over the front garden and a wide brick inglenook fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove; and a dining room overlooking the rear garden – also with an inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove.
The kitchen/breakfast room has terracotta tiled flooring, oak units with wood and granite worktops, a two-oven Aga with electric companion and two sets of French doors opening onto the garden terrace. This is complemented by a boot room with walk-in larder, space for a fridge freezer, a cloakroom to one side and a stable door out to the side leading to the garden office and driveway.
The home’s principal bedroom enjoys a view over the front garden to the Down beyond, exposed oak floorboards, fitted cupboards and an en suite bathroom, while four further bedrooms, two en suite and a family bathroom can be found on the first floor, along with a second floor attic bedroom.
Outside of the property, the superb gardens lie mostly to the rear, comprising distinct areas separated by brick walls and hedging creating a series of outdoor ‘rooms’.
To the front there are well-stocked beds, shingle paths and a pedestrian gate providing access from the road to the front door. From here, steps lead down to a level lawn interspersed with specimen trees which borders the driveway and parking area.
A five-bar gate gives access to the paddock which lies beyond a well laid out and productive kitchen garden with espaliered fruit trees to the boundary. A large greenhouse and garden shed lie within this area which is screened by high beech hedging. A two-tier terrace spans the back of the house offering an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the symmetry and order of the box and yew topiary and specimen trees behind the house.
A detached office offers an adaptable space that is currently divided into four rooms, with a store room, main office, a cloakroom and a further small office. There are lovely views over the garden and a small brick terrace to the rear.
For those needing to commute, Frant and Wadhurst mainline stations are about 4.3 miles and 4.8 miles away respectively offering fast and frequent services to London.
Ridge Farmhouse is situated in a prominent position on the Down, in the popular village of Lamberhurst, with its general store and well-regarded public houses and restaurants. Wadhurst, about 3.7 miles away, offers more extensive amenities including supermarkets, one with a post office, hairdressers, butcher, barber and florist. There are many pubs and restaurants in the vicinity, including the Vineyard, which is part of the Elite group of pubs, and The Smallholding in Kilndown, named as one of the best restaurants in Kent.
Ridge Farmhouse is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £1,995,000.