Commanding far reaching views towards the charming village of Mayfield, Blaydens is a uniquely imposing, privately located, detached country house centrally positioned within its own grounds. Designed and constructed to fuse together contemporary architecture along with traditional sensibilities and surrounded by lovely grounds with wild flower meadows and tree lined boundaries. The house has tall, double glazed, triple aspect windows to the drawing and living rooms in order to take in the views and ensure maximum natural light penetration throughout. Each of the large open plan living spaces has polished, light oak wooden floors. The kitchen/breakfast room is comprehensively furnished with a range of wall and floor cabinetry and granite work surfaces, whilst the study, office and shower room could easily be arranged to create a ground floor relative suite. Clever use has been made of the natural gradient of the land to create a garden level within which is situated a full size billiard room and generous gymnasium as well as extra storage rooms and internal access to the extensive garaging.
The five generously proportioned double bedrooms are arranged over the first floor and include a principal bedroom, which has a wonderful outlook over the gardens and beyond, a large en-suite bathroom and fitted mirror fronted wardrobes. The remaining bedrooms again have lovely views, fitted wardrobes, two have en-suite facilities with the others serviced by a family bathroom and one has the benefit of a Velux balcony. Also on the first floor is a sitting/library area with fully fitted hardwood shelving.
Blaydens is set off a quiet country lane just over half a mile from Mayfield Village. Mayfield is a conservation area and one of the most sought after villages in the area due to its active local community, character property, eclectic array of local shops, quaint public houses and cafes along with the renowned Middle House hotel and restaurant. The ever popular Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells is seven and a half miles (to The Pantiles) and has superb facilities from theatres, hotels and nationally known departments stores, to historic sites and artisan shops. For commuters there are fast, direct train services to the City of London and the West End from Wadhurst Station (7.1 miles), whilst the A21 trunk road can be accessed at Lamberhurst or Pembury (approximately 10.5 miles away) connecting with the national motorway network via the M25. The area is renowned for walking, sailing on the famous Bewl Water Reservoir and equestrian facilities, whilst golf can be found nearby at Dale Hill and Lamberhurst.
There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area at primary and secondary levels, in both the state and private sectors including primary schools in Mayfield, Lamberhurst and Wadhurst, Sacred Heart at Wadhurst, Marlborough House and St Ronan’s prep schools in Hawkhurst. Senior schools include Mayfield School for girls, Uplands Community College in Wadhurst, Benenden and Bede’s in Lower Dicker.
The house sits centrally within its plot in an elevated position and is approached via electric gates leading on to a long private drive, passing the front of the house and on to the integral garaging. Gardens and grounds are predominantly laid to lawn, peppered with mature trees and shrubs along with some fruit trees. Traversing the rear of the whole property is a wide and very spacious, granite terrace – perfect for outdoor entertaining - with steps down to the lower lawn and wrought iron balustrading over which, wisteria rambles in spring and summer months. The paddock has been left as natural grassland where there are marvellous spring bulbs and some wild orchids in the summer. A natural pond adjoining some light woodland, is a haven for wild birds.
Lovely views across its own land to the sought after village of Mayfield
Marvellous country house in grounds of 5.71 acres
Expansive accommodation in excess of 5300 square feet
Exceptional garaging space
Billard room and gymnasium
Large triple aspect living rooms.