A beautifully presented semi-detached 3 bedroom period oast cottage with large gardens and private parking set in a delightful rural location.
2 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 30 minutes by car and Gatwick airport is about a 40 minute car journey.
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, St Bedes at Upper Dicker, St Andrews 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.
2 Possingworth Oast Cottages is a charming 3 bedroom semi-detached 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. The cottage is set in large gardens with the benefit of vehicular access and parking areas to the front and back of the property, and enjoys a delightful rural setting.
Beautifully presented, 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 a calm. Features include a new fitted kitchen with oak work surfaces, period feature fireplaces and new oak flooring and carpets. 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 to the rear of the property as well as a driveway leading round to the front of the cottage and a further parking area. The lawned gardens wrap around the property and are enclosed by mature trees and hedging.
Accommodation is set over two floors and briefly comprises:
Off front entrance drive and parking area;
Entrance Door leading into;
Entrance Hall with stone tiled floor, stairs off leading to first floor landing and doors leading through to;
Kitchen/Breakfast Room spacious and light with double aspect overlooking both front and rear gardens, recessed ceiling spotlights and rustic variegated slate tile flooring. The ‘L’ shape range of shaker style dove grey units has solid oak work surfaces, a stylish metro tile splashback and incorporates Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap over, 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. To the opposite wall is a door with access to under stairs storage cupboard. Further door to;
Boot Room/Utility Area with plumbing for washing machine and rear entrance door leading out to terrace, gardens and outbuilding.
Roundel Sitting Room with double aspect having garden views, oak flooring and attractive gothic stone feature fireplace with open fire.
Landing with an aspect over the rear of the property and doors off to;
Roundel Bedroom carpeted with dual aspect with garden and open countryside views and with a striking gothic stone fireplace as the centrepiece of the room.
Bathroom a unique bathroom of generous dimensions with timber floor boards, single aspect over front gardens, combination of white metro tiling and painted walls. The white suite comprises roll top bath on traditional chrome feet with chrome bath shower mixer tap over, traditional Edwardian pedestal wash basin and WC. The bathroom also houses the built in airing cupboard.
Bedroom 2 a good sized carpeted double bedroom with single aspect over front gardens, with elegant cast iron period fireplace with painted timber surround.
Bedroom 3/Study A small carpeted single bedroom that would serve as an ideal nursery or study.
The property is set out on three tiered levels, accessed off a private no-through lane. A gated access at the rear leads off the lane and into a generous gravelled parking area with lawned area to one side. Steps lead down to a further lawned garden stretching to the side of the cottage and off which the brick built outbuilding is set and accessed from. A further set of steps then lead down to a walled concrete terrace off which is set the rear entrance door to the cottage.
To the front of the cottage, and all set on one level, a further driveway leads from the lane to the front of the property and a second parking area with a pleasant gravelled seating terrace skirting the length of the front of cottage and level lawn beyond all enclosed by a combination of wooden fencing, hedging and mature trees.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating and hot water via a Bosch combination boiler.
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 521740.
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 Dower House Farm. After approximately half a mile turn right (at the post box) into a private lane signed Dower House Farm. Proceed along the lane for about 200 yards, passing the first turning on the left and the rear of the Oast Cottages after which turn left and follow the drive around to the front of 2 Possingworth Oast Cottages.
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