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An attractive detached Victorian house of brick construction under a slate roof retaining many character features, set in plot of about half an acre amidst mature and established gardens. The property is in need of complete refurbishment offering an exciting renovation project and the potential to create a substantial modern family home in this lovely village setting. BEST & FINAL OFFERS are to be submitted in writing by noon, 19 January 2022.
The accommodation is set over two floors with some 2,094sq ft of living space. The property enjoys generous reception rooms arranged around a large reception hall with original quarry tiled floor. There are three reception rooms all with fireplaces and there is a separate scullery complete with an original larder cupboard and a separate boiler room that offers scope to be enlarged to create a big kitchen/breakfast room, subject to any necessary consents. To the first floor is an attractive gallery with two box bay windows complete with window seats that look out onto the rear gardens, 4/5 bedrooms and a bathroom.
A lovely feature of the property are the sizeable well established gardens that have been extensively planted over the years with mature trees and shrubs providing interest and a good. A pedestrian entrance is set in the front hedge with a small gate and path through the frong garden leading to the front entrance door. Planning permission has been granted to create a new vehicular access to the north side of the house along with the provision of a good size parking and turning area.
Catsfield is a very popular village with its medieval church, well-regarded primary school, general store/post office, village hall and public house along with access to wonderful countryside including the 1066 walk. For more comprehensive amenities and shops Battle is about 3 miles. The coast and town of Bexhill is about 5 miles whilst the larger Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells is about 25 miles.
Battle has a mainline station with regular services to London (London Bridge/Charing Cross). The A21 London Road is just under five miles away and connects to the M25 London Orbital. Gatwick Airport, along with Ashford International railway station and the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone are within easy reach by road.
State and private schools in the area include both Ninfield and Catsfield Primary Schools, Claverham Community College and Battle Abbey at Battle; Bede's at Upper Dicker; Vinehall Preparatory School at Robertsbridge; Claremont on the outskirts of Hastings and Senior School at Bodiam
GENERAL PROPERTY INFORMATION
Mains water and electricity. Mains drainage.
Rother District Council.
Outgoings Council Tax Band 'G'.
An EPC has not been applied for as the property in uninhabitable.
Note: The southern section of the existing garden of Ivy House is being offered for sale separately with outline planning permission having been granted by Rother District Council for two new dwellings reference RR/2021/192/P. The same planning permission also allows for a new vehicular access to the north of Ivy House to provide a parking and turning area for the property. Further details are available upon request.
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