Bespoke property search agents in Wadhurst

Bespoke property search agents in Wadhurst

Wadhurst is a bustling market town and the centre of the civil parish which also includes the hamlets of Cousley Wood and Tidebrook. Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles south of Tunbridge Wells and lies on a high ridge of the Weald – a range of wooded hills running across Sussex and Kent between the North Downs and South Downs. Wadhurst most certainly was a settlement at the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086 and in the 16th to 18th centuries had a thriving iron industry.

Best place to grab a drink or a bite to eat:  If you like good traditional pub food the area is very well served and worthy of note are The Old Vine at Cousley Wood and The Best Beech Inn near Tidebrook.

Best place to shop:  The High Street offers a very good range of shops including a traditional butcher, baker, ironmonger, bank, post office and several other small independent retailers.  Jempsons have just opened a very good supermarket where you can stock up on all of your daily essentials and more.

Top tip when visiting the area:  If the weather permits and you are a garden lover then spare a few hours and visit Pashley Manor at Ticehurst – stunning privately owned garden with award winning restaurant/tea room.  Alternatively a visit to Bewl Water will give the children hours of entertainment in their super adventure playground – you can even hire a bicycle and go round the reservoir if you fancy a bit of a challenge!

Getting back to London (for work or pleasure):   Wadhurst is on the line from London Charing Cross to Hastings via Tunbridge Wells and commuter trains take just over an hour.

Educational facilities: Good choice of independent schools in the area including the Sacred Heart Catholic prep school and Bricklehurst Manor.  Uplands Community College, a mixed state secondary school, is located in the centre of the village and has an excellent reputation hence is often over subscribed for entry.

Sports Facilities:   Wadhurst has its own football team and has recently come out of the relegation zone to retain a place back in the premier division of the County league.  There are excellent sports facilities available at Uplands Community College and if you are a keen runner there is a very active running group within the village.

Worst fact about the area:  Probably best to try and avoid passing through the centre when the schools are spilling out – the High Street does get rather congested.

The celebrity you would most likely find in the area:  Jeff Beck, the guitarist, has lived in the area since the mid 1970s and you could quite easily find yourself standing next to Davina McCall in the local shop as she also lives in Wadhurst.

What is the typical property like?  The town has a variety of vernacular styles dating from the 15th century onwards including timber-framed medieval houses, Victorian red brick, Arts and Crafts as well as a good supply of modern purpose-built family homes.

Colin Mackenzie Property Search are bespoke property search agents covering the South East of England.  Our knowledge of Wadhurst, East Sussex, and the surrounding area is extensive and we will work hard to find you your dream home in whichever area you are wanting to look.