A wonderful Grade II listed detached cottage with a large garden and garaging situated in the
heart of this highly regarded village - close to the 14th century All Saints church and Star Inn and with lovely views across farmland to the south and west.
The house, it is understood, dates from early 19th century, constructed with grey headers with red brick dressings and quoins. A bay window was added at a later stage and at one time, was arranged as two cottages - evidenced by having two staircases in the house.
The accommodation is immaculately presented and is arranged over two floors with the addition of a cellar; modernised to a very good standard the house retains a number of period features.
A round-headed doorway with a semi-circular fanlight above opens into the hallway at the front which reveals an elegant staircase leading to the first floor; there are further doors from the outside on the west side of the house and directly into the garden room. The open-plan dining room and kitchen is a notable feature of the property and very much central to the property providing bright and practical space with views out to the garden and beyond. There is attractive polished quarry tile tiling through both rooms - the kitchen area to one end is equipped with a range of fitted units with butlers sink and an oil-fired Aga in the chimney recess together with access to a separate utility room and cloakroom and a larder cupboard. The cellar is accessed from under the main stairway.
The sitting room has attractive oak flooring, a bay window and an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. The good-size study/reception room has double-aspect windows, an attractive fireplace and picture rail. The garden room is accessed directly from the kitchen and a lovely feature of the house; it is south facing and opens onto a patio and the garden.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room.
A driveway to the right hand side of the house leads up to the garage towards the rear of the house and provides off-road parking.
The timber frame, two bay garage provides one open bay and the other with double doors; the vaulted roof space provides a useful storage area..
A pillared entrance with large wrought-iron gates gives pedestrian access to the front of the house, a pathway is flanked by box hedging and an area of lawn and enclosed by further hedging.
The sizable south facing, rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn and interspersed with a number of mature plants and shrubs. A brick-paved patio area by the house provides an excellent entertaining area, slightly elevated above the garden it gives lovely views and catches the sun for most of the day. Steps lead down to the driveway and garaging. There are two timber garden sheds and a pair of brick-built storage sheds.
The property sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a wonderful area of East Sussex - depicted in 'The Vale of Heathfield' which was painted by JWM Turner in 1818. The cottages and houses which surround the church and the Inn are magical and create the charm and character of the village - of which this house is no exception.
There are numerous country walks in the area and a thriving cricket club with its unrivalled views provides a focus for many of those who live in and around the village. Also within a short walk, there is All Saints and St Richards Primary School and Heathfield Community College which is a highly regarded state secondary school.
The old market town of Heathfield is about 1.75 miles away providing a very good range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and other services and amenities. Tunbridge Wells lies about 14 miles to the north providing a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities. Eastbourne, on the south coast, is about 18 miles providing an equally comprehensive selection of shops, services and amenities.
There are bus services in Heathfield and the nearest stations are at Stonegate (6.5 miles approx.), Polegate station (approx. 11.5 miles) and Buxted station (about 8.5 miles) - all providing a very good service into central London.
Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
Local Authority and Outgoings
Wealden District Council. Council Tax Band: F
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendor's sole agent, Samuel & Son.