A stunningly presented period cottage with a delightful garden in an amazing setting, nestled in the middle of the Ashdown Forest.
Spacious reception hall
Vaulted sitting room
Principal bedroom with en suite shower room
2 Further bedrooms
Garden with terracing, covered sitting area, garden store, log store, lawn and mature shrubs
2 large balconies
Direct access onto the Ashdown Forest
This wonderful gem of a property is superbly presented throughout and is an absolute haven for nature lovers being surrounded by the Ashdown Forest. Set about ? mile from the road, towards the end of a forest track, it has beauty and tranquillity in abundance.
The front door opens into an elegant and spacious reception hall with an oak boarded floor, exposed beams and French doors that open out onto a large balcony looking straight over the forest. Off the hall is a large cloakroom with contemporary style fitted cupboards to house a washing machine and dryer. The kitchen/breakfast room has elegant modern units with fitted appliances. Off the kitchen is a boot room with a door onto the forest.
The sitting room is orientated to take advantage of the magnificent views of the forest through a large window and a vaulted ceiling enhances the sense of light and space. The sitting room also has stylish, minimalist open fire, oak boarded floor and concealed sliding door through the dining room, which is an excellent size and has fitted cupboards and French doors onto another balcony.
Upstairs, there is a loft hatch and airing cupboard off the landing. The principal bedroom has fabulous views over the forest, fitted wardrobes and a beautifully appointed en suite shower room. Both of the other bedrooms are excellent sizes and overlook the forest. The family bathroom is wonderfully stylish, with high quality contemporary fittings.
A spur off the main forest track leads down to the property, providing ample space for parking. The garden lies on the southern side of the property, is bordered by mature hedging and is beautifully landscaped on several levels to take advantage of the surroundings. There is a large balcony off the hall with steps leading down to an expanse of brick paved terracing to a covered sitting area laid with sandstone, with inset speakers and to the side of this is a garden store. There is also another balcony off the dining room. The terrace is bordered by beautifully stocked flower beds beyond which steps lead down to a path that wraps around the lawn, at the end of which is another gate onto the forest.
Amenities & Communications
The property is located about 1 mile east of the village of Nutley in an absolutely fabulous position within Ashdown Forest, which offers spectacular walking and riding country. Nutley has a Church of England primary school, village stores and 2 restaurants. There are excellent private and state schools and some fine country pubs in the surrounding area. The larger village of Forest Row (about 6 miles) provides a good range of shops and facilities, including two mini-supermarkets and a range of cafes and restaurants. More extensive facilities are available in Crowborough (5½ miles), Haywards Heath (11 miles) and East Grinstead (9½ miles) both of which provide mainline train services to London Bridge/Victoria in less than an hour. Gatwick Airport is about 19 miles away, with the Gatwick Express provides an additional train service to London Victoria. The M23 gives access to Gatwick Airport, London, the coast, M25 and national motorway network.
Local Authorities and Services
Wealden District Council: 01892 653311. East Sussex County Council 0345 6080190. Council Tax band G. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
From East Grinstead head south-east on the A22 to Nutley and just before entering the village turn left onto the Crowborough Road. After about ½ mile turn right down a forest track and the property is the 4th house, set at the end of a spur off the track.