Wadhurst Road, Mark Cross, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6


Offers In Excess Of
  • Superb Southerly Views
  • Set down a long private lane
  • Main house 5702 sq. ft
  • Indoor Pool Complex of 2052 sq. ft
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds
  • Useful Outbuildings
  • Wadhurst Station 3.4 miles
  • For sale for first time since 1980
  • In all about 24 acres
  • Attached Cottage available by separate negotiation

An opportunity to acquire a sensational country house (unlisted) with influences from the Arts and Crafts period, situated in a superb rural location with glorious views and beautiful mature grounds; indoor pool complex and range of outbuildings. In all approaching 24 acres.

Bassetts has been a much loved family home for the past 44 years and is offered for sale for the first time since 1980. This superb unlisted period home has a wealth of charm and character with influences from the Arts and Crafts period. Features include leaded light windows, oak flooring to principal rooms, intricate decorative ceiling cornicing, impressive fireplaces, oak panelling and original bell system. There is an attached cottage available by separate negotiation. The accommodation is arranged as follows:

• Reception hall with cloakroom and wine store.
• Impressive sitting room with feature open fireplace, oak flooring, ornate ceiling, broad bay window to the side and double doors opening to the garden.
• Elegant dining room with fireplace, parquet flooring and attractive aspect over the garden.
• Kitchen/breakfast room with parquet flooring and a good range of cupboards and a peninsular area sub-dividing the kitchen from the breakfast room which has an open fireplace with brick and tile surround. Windows and doors to the garden. There is a study to one side which is dual aspect with an ornate stone fireplace and oak panelling incorporating book shelving. There is also a useful utility/boot room.
• From the utility room there are stairs down to an impressive indoor swimming pool complex on the lower ground floor with a 34 ft swimming pool, jacuzzi, shower and changing room.
• On the first floor the principal bedroom has an attractive barrelled ceiling and a large bay window affording a delightful view across the gardens and to the south. There is a large en suite bathroom/shower room.
• The guest suite also has a barrelled ceiling and a separate living room/bedroom 5 for guests.
• There are 3 further bedrooms all with views over the grounds, a family bathroom, separate shower room and a smaller 2nd floor attic room.

Bassetts is set at the end of a long private lane (about 0.6 of a mile). The property is approached via an archway under a pretty clock tower. There is a large private circular driveway surrounded by mature trees and shrubs and garaging for 3 cars. The formal gardens at the rear of the property include mature rhododendrons, acers, azaleas, and hydrangeas with level areas of lawn. There is an ancient woodland which extends to the south and the east and a disused tennis court. To the front of the house is a flagstone courtyard. The south side is mostly pasture with wild flowers, a waterfall and stream. Outbuildings include some former hoppers huts which have a separate vehicular access and it is considered they may have scope to provide additional office/studio space subject to planning consents.

Branch Information

Tunbridge Wells
1 London Road
Tunbridge Wells

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