Grade II Listed, the property is charming and presented to a very high standard throughout, with all the comforts needed for modern living. There is a wonderfully light, bright open plan living space which is large enough to comfortably accommodate a cosy sitting area with wood burner, study area and dining area, from where French doors open onto the garden beyond. The pretty shaker style fitted kitchen has incredible views over a large neighbouring pond, teeming with wildlife, as does the second double bedroom. The largest of the bedrooms also has views over the garden and the accommodation is completed by an inviting traditional style modern bathroom. Not only would “Hop Pocket” make a super main residence, but the fact that it is situated in a highly desirable tourist area means that it could provide a holiday home for someone looking for a perfect rural retreat. This property also benefits from a double cart lodge style garage with off-street parking to the front, and a lovely garden with far reaching countryside views and summer house, which wraps around the house and provides an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the world outside. Located towards the end of a hidden lane and backing onto grazing land, this cottage offers everything you imagine from a truly rural retreat, and yet is conveniently positioned within easy reach of the villages of Northiam and Newenden, and the historic Cinque Port towns of Tenterden and Rye.
The front door opens into a long hallway which gives access to all the rooms in the property. Space for cloaks and boots. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Oak parquet floor. Hatch to loft space.
Open Plan Living Area
This spacious open plan living room has windows on three sides, which make the most of the stunning views on offer. The beautiful oak floor gives this space a warm feel and to one end of the room, there is a wood burner which makes a cosy focal point for the sitting area. To the other end of the room is the dining area which has French doors onto the garden and a useful hatch to the kitchen next door. The middle part of the room is at present set up as a study area.
The kitchen has a range of modern shaker style cream units, both wall and base, with woodblock worktops. From the ceramic sink, there are wonderful views over the neighbouring pond, making it the perfect place to do the washing up! Electric hob with extractor above and fitted oven below. Space for free standing fridge/freezer and small table and chairs.
A spacious double bedroom with plenty of room for free standing storage. Window overlooking garden to front.
A lovely double bedroom with wonderful views over the neighbouring pond.
A cleverly designed traditional style modern bathroom comprising: panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment; separate shower cubicle; wash basin; WC and heated towel rail. Built-in storage.
The property is approached from the main road over a private driveway which is owned by Gate Court Farm and over which we understand this property has a right of access at all times. A turning off the main access drive takes you onto a shared driveway where the two bay cart lodge and parking for this property is located. A side gate takes you through to the main part of the garden of Hop Pocket from where there are spectacular views over grazing meadows and open countryside. The large level garden, which wraps round the house on two sides is laid mainly to lawn with ornamental trees and a timber summer house, which makes a lovely sunny place to sit and relax. At the back of the house is a paved terrace which looks over the large neighbouring pond and is a wonderful place to sit and simply watch the abundant wildlife that regularly visit it.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. EPC Rating: exempt. Local Authority: Rother District Council. Council Tax Band: D.