This beautifully presented, most luxurious New England style property, which enjoys a rural yet accessible location, began life as a Victorian cottage. Since then, it has been cleverly extended, exquisitely styled and given a layout that is not only perfect for modern day flexible family life, but would also offer the potential for dual occupancy if desired. In addition to the main house, there are a number of outbuildings including a stable block comprising 4 boxes, currently used for storage and workshop space. The property also benefits from a driveway providing extensive amounts of off-street parking, an attached garage and a separate double gated access with hard standing behind which gives access to the stables and land beyond. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate all that this wonderful property has to offer.
The front door opens into a hallway that forms the centre of the house. An engineered oak floor, that extends throughout most of the ground floor, gives a classic country feel. Stairs to first floor with storage below. Open doorway to snug/family room.
Snug / Family Room
This homely room with its fireplace with wood burning stove has a very warm, comforting feel and is a cosy space to snuggle on cold winter evenings.
This light, bright, double aspect room with its spacious proportions and French doors onto the rear terrace, is ideal for modern family living. A working open fire provides a cosy focal point for the room.
With 180 degree views of the garden, this is the ideal place to sit, relax and enjoy the view. If desired, this versatile room could serve a number of different functions including as a dining area, hobby or play room.
Kitchen / Dining Room
This stunning area really is the heart of this home. With its beautiful kitchen open to the dining room, this sociable space is a lovely place to cook, eat, relax and entertain. There is a well designed painted shaker style fitted kitchen with granite worktops and matching dresser unit and a very useful large walk-in larder. The high spec appliances include: a Fisher and Paykel two drawer integrated dishwasher; an oil fired Rayburn oven; NEFF oven and induction hob. Quooker hot tap. Double Butler sink and space for an American style fridge/freezer. The dining area itself, which can comfortably take a large dining table, has a lovely bay window to the front with fitted seat.
French doors from the dining room lead to the study / home office. Built-in cupboards with shelving above make this a practical space as well as a beautiful one.
Boot Room / Cloaks
A door from the kitchen leads to a very useful entrance lobby where there is room for coats, boots and free standing storage. Door to driveway.
A generous cloakroom comprising pedestal wash hand basin and WC.
A useful space with room and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Butler sink. Space for cloaks, boots and dogs. Built-in storage. Door to garden.
Bedroom 2 / Guest Suite & En-suite
This lovely light, spacious room, with its patio doors onto the terrace and high end en-suite shower room, is the perfect place for weekend guests or as a principal bedroom. NB: Its position next to the garage means that there would be potential to turn this wing of the house into a self-contained annexe if desired, subject of course to the necessary permissions.
Stairs from the ground floor lead to a landing which also gives access to the second floor.
This lovely double aspect bedroom, with its luxury en-suite and dressing area with fitted wardrobes, is a wonderfully calming space to relax at the end of the day.
En-suite Shower Room
The spacious en-suite with its walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and basin with cupboard below, has the feel of a luxury hotel about it. Access to eaves storage space (unmeasured).
A good size double bedroom with window to the front and access to large eaves storage space (unmeasured).
Single bedroom with window over the garden and built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
A modern traditional style bathroom suite comprising: panelled bath with mixer tap and shower over; wash hand basin with storage cupboard below; and WC.
Second Floor Attic / Games Room
A very versatile room with useful eaves storage to both sides (unmeasured).
As you approach the house, an automated gate leads you onto a driveway where there is parking and turning for several vehicles in front of the house and garage. NB: The garage has potential for additional living accommodation (stp).
Immediately to the rear of the house is a beautiful landscaped terrace where there is plenty of space for alfresco dining and entertaining. A hot tub next to the terrace is an inviting place to dip during the summer and winter months. A path leads you through the more formal gardens to a lower level which is laid mainly to grass for the enjoyment of children. A large natural pond is a magnet for wildlife and if you want to keep your own animals (the current vendors have pigmy goats), then there is a stable block with hard standing to the front. Double gates next to the stable block give access to this area from the main road. The remainder of the land rolls gently up from the garden and is mostly meadowland which is bordered at the top by farmland and open countryside. A gate gives access to many good walks. NB: There is a fenced off public footpath which runs down the side of the meadow and forms part of the land that belongs to this property.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating (NB: Rayburn acts as a boiler as well as a cooker). Private shared drainage. Local Authority: Rother District Council. EPC Rating: D.