Converted approximately 15 years ago, this well presented first floor apartment, which forms part of a development of four freehold properties within an unlisted Victorian Chapel, has been finished in a light, bright, modern style, whilst still remaining sympathetic to and retaining the lovely character of the original property. The welcoming accommodation includes a useful hallway, good size sitting / dining room, fitted shaker style kitchen, traditional style bathroom and two double bedrooms, one of which has good amounts of built-in storage. The fact that this apartment is located in the centre of the village, just a short walk from the many amenities on offer, is one of the reasons it is so popular, as is the fact that it is only a short drive from the larger towns of Hawkhurst, Rye and Tenterden. In addition, its tucked away position means that it would be particularly ideal as a second / holiday home or as the perfect “lock up and leave” property for retired couples. That said, this lovely apartment would suit any number of different buyers and as such, viewing is highly recommended.
The front door opens into a welcoming hallway where there is room for free standing furniture and cloaks / boots storage. Doors from the hall lead into the sitting / dining room and bedroom 2.
Sitting / Dining Room
A glazed door from the hall leads you into a light, bright open plan sitting / dining room, the sizeable proportions of which would easily also accommodate a study area. There is a beautiful original stained glass window which adds to the feeling of warmth and character and two Velux roof lights that bring in good amounts of natural light. Part glazed double doors open into the kitchen, linking these two areas and giving this space a very sociable, cosy feel.
The well appointed kitchen has a range of Shaker style cream units, both wall and base, with varnished woodblock worktops. One a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Built-in electric oven with electric hob and extractor above. Integrated under counter fridge and dishwasher. Room for freestanding furniture or small table. Heated towel rail. A stunning Victorian stained glass window to the side is a lovely feature.
An internal lobby links the main living space from the two bedrooms and bathroom. Loft hatch.
As you enter the main bedroom you are struck by the vaulted ceiling with its original exposed beam and Velux windows, and the calming feel of this light, bright space. Two large built-in wardrobes give plenty of storage space.
A traditional style modern suite comprising: panelled bath with mixer tap and shower above; built-in unit with back to wall WC and inset basin with storage cupboard below; heated towel rail. A built-in cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and electric boiler. Part vaulted ceiling with Velux.
This lovely room, with its vaulted ceiling, feature exposed beam and Velux window, could serve a number of different uses. Currently set up as a study cum snug, it would also make a good size second bedroom, hobby room or home office.
The apartment is approached up a flight of external stairs which leads to a shared covered verandah that gives access to this property and the neighbouring apartment.
Mains: water, electricity and drainage. Heating is via an electric Heatrae Sadia boiler. EPC Rating: D. Local Authority: Rother District Council.