A delightful period property originally built in 17th century and later extended, set in a wonderful, tucked away, tranquil position on the edge of Ashdown Forest with outbuildings and paddocks and the potential to refurbish to your own requirements.
Hall, 2 Cloakrooms, Drawing room, Sitting/dining room, Kitchen,
Conservatory, Utility room, Pantry and boiler room
Principal bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing area
3 Further bedrooms, Shower room, Family bathroom
Triple garage with large studio over, Delightful gardens
Stable yard with 5 loose boxes, workshop, tack room and large agricultural building
Paddocks, About 10 acres.
This charming 17th century Foresters cottage has been extended over the years, retains some delightful period feature and now offers a new purchaser the opportunity to refurbish and remodel to their own requirements.
An oak front door opens into a central hallway, off which is a cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. The drawing room is a lovely, bright and well-proportioned room, which has an open fire with stone mantle. Across the hall is the sitting/dining room that overlooks the back garden and has an inglenook fireplace and a wealth of exposed beams. Steps lead down from here to the kitchen, which has fitted units, sink, terracotta floor and door through to the hall. The utility room has a sink and fitted cupboards and a glazed door leads from here into the conservatory, which in turn has French doors to the terrace. Beyond the utility is an inner hall, off which is another cloakroom, a pantry, a side lobby with door to the garden and an adjoining boiler room.
Upstairs, the principal bedroom has a large en suite shower/dressing room. Along the landing is another bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a shower room and a family bathroom. At the end is a large bedroom (originally 2 rooms) with fitted wardrobes, wash hand basin in vanity unit and beyond is an adjoining bedroom.
Gardens and Grounds
A 5-bar gate opens onto the drive and sweeps past a stable yard to a parking and turning area in front of a triple garage. Attached to the garages is a garden store and a door to an internal staircase leads up to a large studio room above with wonderful views and potential for conversion to ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. The stable yard is enclosed by fencing and mature hedging. There is a stable block with 5 loose boxes, a workshop, tack room and a large agricultural building. There are gardens on both sides of the house, with an expanse of brick paved terracing running along the south eastern side, leading onto the lawn, where there are mature trees, shrubs and pond. Beyond the post and rail fencing are the paddocks, at the southern end of which is a stream. The garden on the north western side of the house is mainly laid to lawn with terracing, pond, trees and shrubs.
Situated on the edge of Ashdown Forest, which is the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking, riding and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the home of Winnie-the-Pooh. The village of Fairwarp has a pub, church, village green, village hall and recreation ground. Further local amenities can be found in Maresfield and Nutley. A comprehensive range of shopping, educational and transport facilities are available in East Grinstead, Crowborough, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells.
Local Authorities & Services
Wealden District Council Tel: 01892 653311. East Sussex County Council Tel: 03456080190. Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Council Tax band G
From East Grinstead head south on A22 through Forest Row towards Nutley. As you head up the hill, turn left just before the village of Nutley signposted to Crowborough. Go over 2 cattle grids and at the T-junction turn right onto the B2026. Proceed past Fairwarp Church and then take the second left into Nursery Lane. As the road bears around to the right continue straight ahead onto a forest road and the property will be found immediately ahead.
The A22 is about ½ mile and provides good road access to M25, the south coast and London. There are railway stations at Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells and Buxted.