Three Oaks House – Wadhurst
Exceptional period country house, with an abundance of character, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This charming and substantial Grade II listed country house is the perfect rural retreat for commuters, enjoying a tucked away position on a country lane, yet with a walk of about 0.4 miles of the mainline railway station. The property nestles within beautiful mature gardens and grounds and offers very good seclusion away from neighbouring properties. The emphasis here is on entertainment amenities, including a home cinema set-up in the sitting room, a Sonos sound system installed in the house, with wiring out to the rear terrace, a ground floor gym in the garage block, plus a tennis court and a swimming pool, complete with pool house. The very large double garage building has rooms over and is used as overflow accommodation, but also offers potential as a home office.
The accommodation has been sympathetically extended, providing well laid out modern day family space, with popular and appealing period features, including an abundance of exposed beams and timbers, oak panelling, oak doors and fireplaces, including a large inglenook in the sitting room and wood framed leaded light windows. Three Oaks House offers country house practicality too, with a combination of stone and oak flooring throughout, on all floors and a superb, generously proportioned, fitted kitchen/breakfast room opening through to a family room and out to the garden. There are up to six bedrooms in the main house, four with en suite facilities, plus the accommodation above the garage.
Outside, the gravel drive has electric gates to the lane and leads up to a generous parking and turning area, with a spur leading off to the garage block. The attractive and established gardens are partly terraced and wrap around the house, with many of the surrounding trees having been in situ for hundreds of years. Immediately to the rear of the house is a substantial Yorkstone terrace, providing a delightful area for outdoor entertaining and featuring an outdoor, inset chess board. Beyond the terrace is an expanse of lawn and a Japanese-inspired garden. Steps lead up to the upper terrace, where there is a heated swimming pool and tennis court and area for children’s football.
Robert Jacobs, head of residential sales at Savills in Tunbridge Wells, says: “I’ve always really liked this house. Historic, yet with a modern twist to its style and secluded yet convenient and with all the toys for entertaining and fun.”
This substantial family home is the perfect rural retreat which lies on the edge of the historic market town of Wadhurst (about 1.9 miles). Placed with plenty of local amenities.
Three Oaks House is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £2,795,000.