Chillies Granary is a lovely building converted more than ten years ago by the present owners, who paid particular attention to detail and created a property brimming with character.
It occupies an appealing elevated position with far-reaching views across the surrounding meadows, yet is only a couple of miles from the centre of Crowborough.
Outside, there are sandstone elevations with weatherboarding to the first floor under a tiled pitched roof. The sandstone continues throughout the grounds, accompanied by attractive brick edging on the walls.
Internally, features include many exposed beams but with good head height, more sandstone walls, hand-crafted oak-framed sliding double-glazed windows and oak doors.
Through the covered porch, the house opens to a hall area which widens out into an impressive vaulted dining hall with ornamental raised inglenook fireplace and an oak arched hatch to the sitting room. There is a wood-burning stove and double doors to a courtyard garden.
Also on the ground floor is a flexible second reception room, study or bedroom with a door through to a shower room – which can also be accessed from the dining hall.
The kitchen/breakfast room has wall and base units and an oil-fired Aga. A useful utility room across the hall features more units, a sink, boiler and space for more appliances.
From the grand dining hall, a striking staircase rises to half level then divides to a full galleried landing with exposed beams, king-post trusses and the original granary wheel. The master bedroom is double aspect with a dressing area and en-suite bathroom, while two more bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and a fourth is well served by a family bathroom.
The property is approached over a gravel drive with double gates. The detached Heritage double garage has a log store under the catslide roof and access to the loft space.
There are low level sandstone walls bounding the drive and a five-bar gate leads to an area of orchard planted with a variety of fruit trees. On from the orchard is a vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse, plus a soft-fruit garden to the side. The mature area of copse wood has oak, ash and willow with laurel hedging on the perimeter.
There are two areas of formal lawn to either side of the house – one enclosed by a sandstone wall with steps leading up to an attractive courtyard garden which means this spectacular home is perfect for welcoming family and friends both indoors and outdoors.
AT A GLANCE
CHILLIES LANE, CROWBOROUGH
- Attractive detached, converted barn
- Elevated position with rural views
- Character features
- Entrance hall
- Grand dining hall
- Sitting room
- Reception 2/study/ground floor bedroom
- Shower room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- Master bedroom with en-suite
- Three further bedrooms, two en-suite
- Family bathroom
- Detached Heritage garaging
- Mature gardens and grounds
- Orchard and copse wood
For sale through Savills Tunbridge Wells
01892 507000 | www.savills.com