Guide price £670,000
An exceptionally fine and beautifully presented, attached period cottage set in a wonderfully tranquil, rural position about 1½ miles from this popular village
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An exceptionally fine and beautifully presented, attached period cottage set in a wonderfully tranquil, rural position about 1½ miles from this popular village.
Hallway, Kitchen/breakfast room, Dining room, Sitting room
Landing, Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
2 further double bedrooms, Family bathroom
Tandem garage with inspection pit, Parking
Delightful garden with lawns, pond and paved seating area
This charming period cottage is superbly presented and benefits from a host of period features, including boarded floors, exposed beams and fireplaces. Set in the middle of the countryside, this lovely home is well-away from any public roads.
From the entrance porch the front door opens into a spacious hallway with boarded floor and coat cupboards. The kitchen/breakfast room is delightfully fitted with country-style painted and pine kitchen cupboards with woodblock worktops and a countersunk double butlers sink. Appliances include integrated Miele dishwasher, Bosch washer drier, Siemens combi oven and there is an Everhot range cooker and breakfast area with vaulted ceiling above. Across the hall is the dining room, which is an excellent size and has French doors to the garden. Beyond is the very well-proportioned sitting room, which has an inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, to the side of which is a door to the garden.
Upstairs, there is an airing cupboard and loft hatch on the landing. There are 3 beautiful double bedrooms, all of which look out across the garden to the expansive countryside beyond and one of which has a very well-appointed en suite bathroom. The family bathroom is an excellent size and also very well-appointed.
From the private lane a drive provides parking and leads up to a tandem garage. To the side of the drive are a pair of wooden gates that open into the garden, where a brick edged path with slate chippings winds its way up to the front door. A spur off the path leads to a personal door at the rear of the garage and on the eastern side of the house is a log store and exterior oil fired boiler. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with specimen plants, topiary box hedging, trellising, pergolas a central, paved sitting area and an attractive fish pond with water cascade.
The railway station at East Grinstead provides services to London Bridge/Victoria in about 55 minutes. The A22 connects to the M25, London, Brighton and the A264, which in turn gives good access to the M23/A23. Gatwick airport is about 11 miles.
Ashurstwood and Forest Row have good local amenities, but for a wider range of shops, restaurants transport and recreational facilities there are the nearby towns of East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells. There is an excellent selection of schools in the surrounding area. Nearby Ashdown Forest is the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh.
From East Grinstead take the A22 towards Forest Row and after about 1½ miles turn left signed to Ashurstwood. At the War Memorial turn left into Hammerwood Road and continue on this road past Cansiron Lane and down a concrete track. Bear left at the fork and continue for about 1 mile until the road takes a hard turn right. The drive to the property is the first on the right.
Local Authorities and Services
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Wealden DC: 01892 653311. East Sussex CC: 03456080190. Council Tax band E.