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An elegant well presented Edwardian country home with elevations of cream render under a slate tile roof, sympathetically extended and modernised more recently and notably benefiting from the addition of a superb oak framed garden room. The house provides a spacious family home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms and has attractive double glazed sliding sash windows throughout, integral double garage and large driveway and is set in attractive mature gardens with an adjoining parcel of land and woodland extending to about 4.2 acres in all.
The accommodation of about 3,306sq ft is set over two floors with well-proportioned rooms all benefiting from plentiful natural light, the principal rooms all enjoying views.
On the ground floor a well appointed kitchen/breakfast room with fitted oak fronted units and granite worksurfaces, double ceramic butler sink, oil fired AGA, integrated dishwasher and island with fitted electric combi oven. The breakfast area opens into the superb oak framed garden room which provides a wonderful living and entertaining space with panoramic views, vaulted ceiling with a large lantern strip, travertine floor, fitted wood burning stove to one corner and wide sliding doors opening to the garden.
The other reception rooms comprise of a sitting room and drawing room, both with open fire places and access onto gardens.
Finally from the kitchen there is access to the utility room, study and integral garage and a cloakroom off the reception hall.
On the first floor the master bedroom suite is set at one end of the landing and comprises of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with modern white suite and a separate shower cubicle.
There are three further double bedrooms, one of which has a generous en suite, and a family bathroom.
A gravelled driveway leads off the lane rising gently to the front of the house where it opens into a large gravelled parking and turning area also giving access to the double garage. A brick pathway leads through the front garden to the main entrance door and then follows around the side of the house and on to a pedestrian entrance gate that provides a separate access of the lane. The gardens wrap around the house and provide a pretty feature of the property, mainly laid to lawn interspersed with small trees and shrubs, well planted borders and rose beds. At the rear of the property is a south facing paved terrace with brick retaining wall providing a pleasant sitting out area. The entire garden is enclosed by natural hedging with a gateway set in the hedge on the eastern side giving direct access through to the adjoining land.
The land immediately adjoins the gardens to the south and east, accessed through a timber field gate from the garden and also benefitting from an independent vehicular access directly off the lane with a hard surfaced trackway and set of metal field gates securing the entrance. Comprising of a single pasture field of about 3.2 acres and a parcel of woodland of about half an acre on the eastern boundary, the land slopes gently to the north with glorious views over the Rother valley, all enclosed by a combination of fencing and mature, well maintained hedgerows.
The property is set off a quiet no through country lane in an elevated position with glorious countryside views over the Rother Valley towards Mayfield and beyond. Broad Oak village is about 1¾ miles with general store and post office whilst the market town of Heathfield is about 3½ miles offering a wider range of shops and services, a choice of supermarkets including a Waitrose, coffee shops and restaurants as well as schooling for all ages.
The regional centres of Tunbridge Wells and Lewes are about 16 miles and 18 miles distant respectively. The cosmopolitan coastal city of Brighton and Hove is about 27 miles whilst the
smaller coastal resort of Eastbourne is about 19 miles.
Stonegate Station is about 4½ miles providing a service to London Bridge and Charing Cross.
The nearby A265 provides easy access to the A21 London Road which links to the South Coast and north to the M25 and wider motorway network providing access to London Gatwick/Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel.
There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area serving both the state and private sector. Nearby private schools include Mayfield School, Bede’s, Vinehall, Marlborough House and Cumnor House.
The surrounding countryside provides wonderful leisure opportunities with footpaths and bridlepaths easily accessible from the property. There is a host of other sporting and recreational facilities in the area along with cultural attractions.
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