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A delightful and beautifully presented three bedroom semi-detached cottage with lovely gardens and the benefit of a separate parcel of land situated in a wonderful rural setting with far reaching views over surrounding countryside.
An attractive red brick period cottage set in large grounds which has been refurbished and maintained to an exceptional standard by the current owner providing practical and spacious
three bedroom accommodation of about 1,146sq with notably a lovely garden with terrace enjoying open views and a separate area of kitchen garden with two greenhouses and two sizeable workshops that have electricity connected, solar panels and one also with internet connection and heating.
The property is set off a pretty country lane on the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a tranquil rural setting with fabulous views and direct access to extensive walking opportunities throughout the surrounding countryside. The cottage is within 2 miles from the village of Horam which provides a good range of local shops and amenities including a small Co-op supermarket, doctor’s surgery, dentist, veterinary practice, florist and butchers as well as a variety of local clubs and recreational facilities and access to the popular Cuckoo Trail, a scenic 12 mile route on the former railway line between Polegate and Heathfield.
The market town of Heathfield is about 4½ miles to the north offering a wider range of services, a choice of supermarkets including a Waitrose, post office, banks, a thriving high street with some interesting independent shops, cafes and restaurants as well as schooling for all ages. The coast at Eastbourne is about 15 miles south whilst the spa town of Tunbridge Wells with its excellent modern shopping centre is about 18 miles to the north. Mainline rail services to London are available at Stonegate and Polegate, both about 10 miles away.
Set over two floors with double glazing throughout, the cottage offers modern living accommodation having bright and spacious rooms with some attractive period features complimented by modern touches such as log burning stove set in the sitting room fireplace.
On the ground floor, the front entrance door opens into the entrance hall with stairway to first floor off and door into the beautiful and well-proportioned sitting room with a large aspect overlooking front gardens, oak flooring, picture rail and fireplace with large log burning stove and stone hearth.
The centrally located kitchen/breakfast room has a range of modern fitted cottage style cream units with oak block effect laminate work surface having inset stainless steel sink with swan neck mixer tap over, tiled upstands, vinyl floor and large window set to one end. An attractive large cream coloured range cooker provides electric cooking facilities with other appliances including a freestanding under counter dishwasher.
Off the kitchen an open entrance way leads into the double aspect dining room with oak flooring and door leading out to the rear hall with access to cloakroom and door through to the large conservatory providing for a lovely garden room as well as a useful utility area having a good range of fitted floor units with work surface over, plumbing and space for washing machine and dryer. From the conservatory a door leads out to the rear terrace and gardens beyond.
On the first floor a central landing provides access to a sizeable loft storage area. To the front of the cottage is a large double bedroom with single aspect overlooking front gardens and pretty cast iron feature fireplace.
Off the landing opposite is a dressing room/study which leads through to a single bedroom set to the back of the cottage with single aspect enjoying open countryside views.
A further double bedroom is set at the rear of the cottage with fitted wardrobes and overbed storage and single aspect with views over garden and open countryside.
The bathroom has a modern white suite of bath with shower over and glass shower screen, pedestal wash basin with chrome mixer tap and wc. The bathroom also houses the airing cupboard.
The cottage is accessed from a private driveway which runs off Cowden Hall Lane leading up to the front of the cottage and into a parking area for up to three cars, off which a pathway takes you on to the cottage through a pretty front garden bordered by flower beds and shrubs.
The rear garden is a lovely feature of the property providing plenty of interest. A stone terrace adjoins the rear of the cottage with a brick retaining wall and timber pergola over providing a super al fresco dining and entertaining area with views over adjoining fields. Steps lead down to the rear garden which is predominantly lawn with a raised border to one side and flower beds to the other, all enclosed by timber close board fencing. A good size shed is located at the foot of the garden. There are pedestrian gates off the access track running past the side of the cottage providing separate access to the rear gardens.
The separate kitchen garden is set opposite the cottage with good sized beds being used to produce a variety of vegetables and soft fruits, a small orchard, two greenhouses and two large workshops fitted with solar panels. Both sheds have power connected, one benefiting from internet connection and heating offering ideal storage and/or work space, with potential for a number of uses. On the northern boundary, which is bordered by a mature hedge, a paved path leads to a central patio area providing a pleasant sitting out area between the buildings with southerly views over adjoining fields.
Mains water and electricity. The cottage has an oil fired boiler to power hot water and heating but is not solely reliant on oil. Solar panels which benefit from the Government backed feed-in tariff system heat the water with the log burning stove also powering the central heating. Private drainage. We are informed that fibre optic broadband is available in Cowden Hall Lane.
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