The Cottage, Boreham Street


The Cottage, Boreham Street, East Sussex, BN27 4SL


A charming detached 4 bedroom Grade II listed cottage full of character offering scope for refurbishment with delightful views over open countryside in this desirable semi-rural location.

  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room/Study
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • Master Bedroom with
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • 3 Further Double Bedrooms
  • Detached Garage
  • Off Road Parking
  • Gardens with Views
  • No onward chain

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A charming detached 4 bedroom Grade II listed cottage full of character offering scope for refurbishment with garaging, parking and gardens with delightful views over open countryside in this desirable semi-rural location.


The Cottage enjoys a desirable semi-rural location in the pretty Sussex village of Boreham Street. Nestled on the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the property enjoys fine views to the south over open countryside towards the Pevensey Levels. Boreham Street itself has a local Inn, Tea Shop and Village Hall and there are wonderful walking opportunities from the doorstep with a network of public footpaths through scenic countryside including the 31 mile 1066 Country Walk.  There are excellent local amenities in the nearby village of Herstmonceux, some 2 miles distant to the west, including Village Store, Post Office, a range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, Medical Centre and C of E Primary School. Herstmonceux is also renowned for its magnificent moated Castle set in 300 acres of accessible parkland.

The Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed four bedroom detached home, parts of which are believed to date back to the 16thCentury with later additions up to the 18th Century presenting elevations of red brick and stucco on ground level and tile hung above under a half-hipped clay tile roof. Set in a good sized plot, there is off road parking to the front with a large detached modern garage off the drive and gardens at the rear. Internally the property offers a spacious and character accommodation with scope for some refurbishment, well-proportioned rooms and a wealth of period features including inglenook fireplaces, bread oven, exposed timber beams and timber flooring.

Front entrance door opens into the ground floor Sitting Room with single aspect to front and featuring a wide brick inglenook fireplace with an oak bressumer beam over and fitted cupboards to one side. Door through to;
Inner Hall with staircase leading to first floor and doors to;
Dining Room/Study having single aspect overlooking the front drive and dark coloured vinyl floor tiles.
Cloakroom with wc and hand washbasin.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with brick Inglenook Fireplace housing the oil fired AGA with old bread oven to one side and oak bressumer beam over. To the opposite wall is a range of fitted melamine units with melamine work surface over and window overlooking the rear garden. Below the counter is the floor mounted oil fired boiler.
Off the Kitchen through an open doorway is the Utility Room with tiled floor and ‘L’ shape range of matching melamine units and melamine work surface with inset stainless steel sink and drainer with window above overlooking rear garden. There is space and plumbing for appliances below counter.
Off the first floor landing, doors lead to;
Master Bedroom with large single aspect giving a wonderful outlook over the gardens and countryside beyond.
The En Suite Bathroom has recently been refurbished and has tiled walls and modern white suite of wash basin, wc and bath with shower over and glass shower screen.
Bedroom 2 good sized double bedroom with pedestal wash basin to one corner and boarded fireplace with attractive brick surround and oak bressumer beam over. Single aspect overlooking front of property.
From the first floor landing a small staircase leads to the second floor landing with doors to;
Bedroom 3 and Bedroom 4, both good sized rooms set partly into the eaves and with single aspect to front and rear respectively. From the second floor, there are super views out of the back bedroom window to the southeast.

The Cottage is accessed off Boreham Lane via a wide entrance with picket gates leading into a large block paved driveway to the front with small lawned border to one side all enclosed by picket fencing.  The modern brick built detached Garage with half hipped tiled roof is set to the north side of the cottage with timber up and over door fronting the drive and attached store room at the back with separate single entrance door at the side. Between the garage and cottage is a narrow pathwith tall timber gates at each giving access to the side entrance door off the kitchen, side garage door and the rear garden.  To the rear, an attractive lawned garden enclosed by a combination of fencing and mature shrubs and hedges slopes gently down to open fields beyond giving lovely views. A raised paved terrace is set at the top of the garden behind the garage providing a pleasant sitting out area on which the domestic heating oil tank also sits.

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