Sharnden Manor, Mayfield, East Sussex
Commanding a gloriously elevated position, Sharnden Manor is a 19th century country house of impressive proportions which has been divided into three separate wings, of which Number 2 forms The Middle House.
Situated in East Sussex’s sought-after Mayfield village, which is known for its beautiful high street, and raised red brick pavements, the property lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has far reaching southerly views.
Located in the very heart of the village, the house provides an abundance of character and period features. This well-proportioned, family-friendly home comprises five bedrooms and three bathrooms set across the first and second floors. The property has high ceilings, feature fireplaces and parquet flooring. The vast picture windows in many of the rooms give a feeling of grandeur, light and space, as well as magnificent views over the grounds and countryside beyond.
The property’s well-equipped ‘Smallbone’ kitchen is of a modern, country style with terracotta tiled floors and bespoke cabinetry, with granite work surfaces. There is good storage, some integrated appliances, and an electric AGA. From the kitchen there’s access to one of the many terraces and a stunning outlook over the gardens towards the pond.
The splendid 30’ drawing room, formerly the old billiard room, is accessed through the dining hall. This impressive room displays an eye-catching alcove to one end that is reminiscent of a church alter, with cleverly concealed built-in secret cupboards and shelving to the sides, including a cigar cupboard with specialised drawers, and a wood burning stove to the centre. A bay window encompasses a deep window seat with dramatic views. The drawing room opens onto a wide paved terrace with a spectacular stone staircase, shrouded in wisteria and peonies, leading down to the gardens.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor comprising a very spacious principal bedroom with a beautifully appointed shower en suite, with Fired Earth glass mosaic tiles, Lefroy Brooks fittings, a Lusso stone sink, a Kudos frameless shower, built-in wardrobes, and a panoramic outlook through a large bay window. There is a further double room, and a smaller room currently used as a very useful home office, fitted with a built-in cabin bed with storage underneath. A highly stylish family bathroom is on the same floor.
There are a further two double bedrooms, and a contemporary bathroom, on the top floor, with a useful laundry room located on the same floor.
The outside of the property has sweeping gardens in which the current owners have created a magnificent layout and infrastructure to enhance the grounds immeasurably. The elevations of the property are clad in wisteria and clematis, and a wide paved terrace perfect for entertaining on a larger scale.
A detached garage block sits to the west side of the property with two allocated garages and a workshop, with two further spaces available on the driveway.
Natasha Selbie, property agent at Savills in Tunbridge Wells, says: “Quite simply, the Middle House is magical. I love the deceptive nature of the front approach; and what lies behind the front door will take your breath away. The views bring such joy, and the house has a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere all of its own.”
The Middle House is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £1.25m.
For more information, contact Becky Card on 01892 507000.