Hurricane Barn, Mayfield, East Sussex



  • 3/4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Study
  • Cloakroom
  • Family Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom Annexe
  • Gardens with views over open countryside
  • Garage/Store

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A superb barn conversion with attached annexe enjoying an elevated and unspoilt rural location with far reaching views over the high weald and having a wealth of exposed oak beams and timbers, inglenook fireplace and oak floors throughout, gardens to the front and rear, garage and store barn.


SITUATION  Lying 2½ miles outside of the historic and picturesque village of Mayfield, this property is in a much sought after and accessible location. Mayfield has a range of shops, cafes and public houses catering for most day to day needs. The vibrant town of Tunbridge wells is just 8½ miles away providing excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and theatres. There are fine country walks in the immediate vicinity and excellent recreational facilities nearby including equestrian pursuits, water sports at Bewl Water Reservoir, golf courses at Beacon golf Club and East Sussex National Golf Club. There is an excellent choice of educational facilities in the general area, catering for both state and private sectors. The nearest mainline station is located at Wadhurst, some five miles distant, providing twice hourly services to London (Charing Cross) in around an hour. Alternatively, Uckfield station provides services to London Victoria. Gatwick Airport is a 45 minute car journey. The cross channel tunnel and ferry at Dover can be reached by car in about 90 minutes.

DESCRIPTION  A superb barn conversion with brick and dark weatherboard elevations under a clay tiled roof with single storey extension and having an adjoining annexe offering ideal guest accommodation, a large Garage/Store Barn with both double and single door access. Set in private gardens, Hurricane Barn enjoys an elevated and unspoilt rural location off a quiet, private lane and provides fabulous far reaching views across open countryside. This substantial detached, well presented property offers excellent living accommodation arranged over two floors, comprising of 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, cloakroom, master en suite bedroom, two further double bedrooms and bathroom. The property benefits from a wealth of exposed oak beams and timbers, oak flooring throughout and an inglenook fireplace. The adjoining annexe has an entrance lobby, spacious bedroom and separate bathroom.


Accommodation is set out over two floors and comprises:

Covered Porch
 with oak framed and glazed front door and side windows leading to;

Entrance Hall (10’ x 6’ max) with oak floor leading into;
Open Plan Drawing Room (21’ x 30’ max) a stunning central area having plenty of natural light with vaulted ceiling, oak floor, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, brick inglenook fireplace with open log fire, large window with external wooden shutters operated from inside giving far reaching views to rear over open countryside. Open entrance leading through to;

Dining Room (21’ x 18’ max) having a double aspect enjoying views to rear over open countryside, oak floor and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Door to under stairs storage cupboard off. Glazed doors to decked balcony having steps down to rear patio area. Small staircase down to;

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (14’ x 23’) spacious and with plenty of natural light a double aspect country kitchen with brick floor and a range of white base and wall units with marble effect work surface over, integral stainless steel sink with mixer tap, dishwasher, large range cooker and free standing fridge and freezer. Glazed double doors leading to rear patio. Back door leading to Covered Connecting Area and Annexe. Door and steps up to;

Study (13’6” x 10’ max) single aspect room overlooking front garden. Door to;

Inner Hall with door to;
Cloakroom having close coupled white enamel WC with wooden seat and pedestal hand wash basin.

Sitting Room/Bedroom 4 (8’10 x 19’6 max) spacious single aspect room with part oak floor and views over front garden.

Magnificent burr oak staircase to;

Galleried Landing incorporating clothes storage cupboard, airing cupboard with slatted wooden shelves and utility cupboard with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Doors to;

Master En Suite Bedroom (14’8 x 15’6 max) a spacious double aspect room with vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, and oak floor with wonderful countryside views and having an En Suite Bathroom with white enamel sunk bath, pedestal basin and close coupled WC.

Bathroom with white enamel bath set in eaves with tile surround and chrome mixer taps and shower fitment over, separate tiled shower cubicle with glass doors, WC and wash basin.

Bedroom 2 (10’10” x 20’ max) double aspect with vaulted ceilings, oak beaming and floor, giving views over farmland and incorporating a single wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf above. Small internal high level window overlooking open plan living area

Bedroom 3 (10’4” x 13’ max into eaves) part vaulted and sloping ceiling with exposed timbers and carpeted floor.

From the kitchen back door;
Covered Connecting Area (17’ x 14’) of open fronted 3- bay cart lodge style open to ridge and with concrete floor leading to the Annexe/Guest Suite. Door to:
Entrance Hall with doors off to;
Bathroom having panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC.

Bedroom (14’ x 12’ max) steps down to spacious double aspect room enjoying views to rear over gardens and open countryside.

Storage Building (30’ x 20’) of brick and asbestos construction with a concrete floor and insulated ceiling, situated immediately adjacent to the house. This building has doors and windows to both ends and a concrete drive leads around the back of the house to the vehicle entrance.

Parking area with paved footpath to front door and access to Covered Area and back door. Front garden with paved walkways, lawns and climbing roses. Rear garden with sizeable area of lawn and paved terrace area enclosed by post and rail fence with spectacular views across open countryside. Access to the property is via a shared private drive leading to the front of the property.

Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage. Oil fired central heating system through Eurostar Combi boiler with boxed radiators

Wealden District Council – Council Tax Valuation Band G 2012/2013 £2670.80 pa.

Wealden District Council Tel: 01323 443322. Email:

Strictly by confirmed and prior appointment with the Agents, Samuel & Son contactable on 01435864020 or email, giving at least 24 hours notice where possible.

From London and the M25 head south on the A21 Hastings Road turning south at Tonbridge onto the A26 through Tunbridge Wells and then onto the A267 through Frant and Mark Cross. About ½ mile after the crossroads at Mark Cross with the B2100 turn left into Lake Street and continue along this road for about 2 miles until reaching the crossroads at Rushers Cross. Cross straight over into the drive leading to Sharnden and Hurricane Barn Farm and after approximately 100 yards turn left onto the track signed ‘Cinderhill Farm’. Proceed along the track and past a cottage on the left-hand side before taking the first left-hand turn. Hurricane Barn is situated at the end of this track.

Alternatively from Heathfield proceed east out of the town on the A265 passing through Broad Oak and turning left into Scotsford Road towards Mayfield. Continue along this road and upon entering the village turn right by the Rose & Crown Public House into Coggins Mill Road. Proceed down the hill and up the next hill towards Tidebrook and at the top of the hill at Rushers Cross turn right into the driveway leading to Sharnden and Hurricane Barn Farm bearing immediately left and thereon follow the directions as above.

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