An fully refurbished immaculately presented 3 bedroom Grade II listed Oast cottage in a delightful rural setting with private parking and gardens. The property offers a wonderful combination of contemporary living and period charm.
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An immaculately presented 3 bedroom period Oast cottage in a delightful rural setting.
1 Possingworth Oast Cottages enjoys a quiet rural location on the edge of the popular village of Blackboys which has a public house, local store and cafe and well regarded primary school.
The property is conveniently placed for access to surrounding towns and villages with excellent transport links to major roads and to London. The larger centres of Heathfield and Uckfield are about 4 miles and 5 miles distant respectively both offering a range of shops, services, major supermarkets and education for all ages. The county town of Lewes with its diverse selection of restaurants and shops is about 11 miles to the southwest whilst the larger centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells with its excellent shopping centre and leisure opportunities is 15 miles or so to the north. The coast at Eastbourne is about 18 miles distant and Gatwick airport some 30 miles.
Mainline services to London are available from Buxted (3.5 miles) or Uckfield with journey times of approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
There is an excellent choice of educational facilities in the general area. Nearby private schools include St Leonards-Mayfield School for girls, Skippers Hill Manor Prep at Five Ashes, Bedes at Upper Dicker, St Andrew’s and Eastbourne College at Eastbourne.
The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside including the High Weald, the South Downs National Park and the Ashdown Forest offering wonderful walking, riding and cycling opportunities. Other recreational facilities nearby include golf clubs and local cricket, rugby and tennis clubs.
1 Possingworth Oast Cottages is a charming 3 bedroom attached Grade II listed period cottage with attractive elevations of red brick with blue headers under a pitched clay tile roof with a single roundel at one side topped by a working cowl, set in a delightful rural setting.
Immaculately presented with superb attention to detail the accommodation has been extensively refurbished and offers a wonderful fusion of contemporary living and traditional period charm, enjoying plentiful natural light with a lovely feeling of calm. Features include a new fitted kitchen with oak work surfaces, bespoke bathroom, oak flooring, original fireplaces, new carpets, electric designer radiators and designer light fittings. Outside, the property also benefits from a substantial brick built outbuilding with pitched tiled roof that offers a useful storage area and would serve as an ideal home office. The grounds have been re-landscaped to provide a private gravelled driveway with generous parking area and lawned gardens incorporating terraces.
Accommodation is set over two floors and briefly comprises:
Steps from driveway leading through gardens down to terrace with;
Entrance Door leading into;
Entrance Hall opening into Boot Room with oak floor, exposed original brickwork to the walls and single aspect. Door through to;
Kitchen/Breakfast Room spacious and light with double aspect overlooking both front and rear gardens, recessed ceiling spotlights and oak flooring. The ‘L’ shape range of shaker style dove grey units has solid oak work surfaces, a stylish metro tile splash back and incorporates Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap over, integrated washer dryer and free standing stainless steel dishwasher. To one end of the fitted units, housed in the original brick Inglenook fireplace with oak mantel over is an ESSE electric range cooker with fitted painted cupboards and shelving to the other side. On the opposite wall is a stainless steel free standing American style fridge/freezer and door to under stairs storage cupboard. Further door to;
Inner Hall with stairs leading up to first floor and door to;
Roundel Sitting Room with double aspect having garden views and painted brick fireplace with oak mantel over.
Landing with an aspect overlooking the front gardens and driveway and doors off to;
Roundel Bedroom with single step up into room, dual aspect with open garden and countryside views and with attractive period cast iron fireplace set in a painted wooden surround.
Bathroom a unique bathroom of generous dimensions with oak flooring on split levels, single aspect over rear gardens, combination of metro tiling, painted timber cladding and painted plaster walls. The contemporary white suite comprises shower bath having a fixed glass and chrome screen, wash basin with chrome mixer tap over inset into painted wooden vanity unit with oak surface, back to wall WC and heated chrome towel rail. Door to airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
Bedroom 2 a good sized double bedroom with single aspect over gardens, exposed oak ceiling beam and period cast iron fireplace with painted timber surround.
Bedroom 3/Study A small single bedroom that would serve as an ideal nursery or study, with single aspect and exposed oak ceiling beam.
The property is set out on three tiered levels, accessed off a private no-through lane from which a gravelled driveway leads into the property opening into a generous parking area, all enclosed by hedging of varying maturity. Steps lead down to a small lawned garden off which the brick built outbuilding is set and accessed from.
The outbuilding comprises a large flexible space offering excellent potential for a home office, with painted concrete floor and power and lighting connected, accessed via a stable door with aspect overlooking the cottage and separate log store set to one side.
A further set of steps then lead down to a walled concrete terrace off which is set the main entrance door to the cottage.
To the rear of the cottage, and all set on one level, a door leads immediately out to a pleasant gravelled seating terrace skirting the length of the cottage with level lawn beyond enclosed by a combination of wooden fencing, hedging and trees.
Mains water and electricity. Electric heating. Megaflo pressurised hot water system.
Wealden District Council. Tel: 01323 443322. Web: www.wealden.gov.uk
Council Tax Valuation Band D. (£1676.27 2015/2016)
The property is offered for sale by private treaty freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Strictly by confirmed and prior appointment with the Vendor’s Joint Sole Agents, Samuel & Son, telephone 01435 864020 or Jackson-Stops & Staff Tunbridge Wells, telephone 01892 521700.
From the Tunbridge Wells direction, take the A26 south and then on to the A267 through Frant and Mark Cross. At the Mayfield roundabout take the second exit and continue on the A267 for approximately 3.6 miles after which turn right on to the B2100. Continue for approximately 2 miles before turning left onto Possingworth Lane signed to Waldron and Horam. The junction is also marked by an advisory route sign for lorries signed Dower House Farm. After approximately half a mile turn right (at the post box) into a private lane signed Dower House Farm. Follow the lane for 200 yards or so, passing the first turning on the left where after the entrance to 1 Possingworth Oast Cottage will be seen on the left hand side.
Important Notice Samuel & Son, Jackson-Stops & Staff and their clients give notice that: 1 They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the properties. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2 Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son and Jackson-Stops & Staff have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. 3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.