SALE AGREED: A charming three bedroom semi-detached house enjoying stunning views over the Rother valley, dating back to 1860 with a Victorian addition and a more recent extension.
| CHARMING SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE | DATING BACK TO 1860 | STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER THE ROTHER VALLEY | ENTRANCE HALL | SITTING ROOM | KITCHEN/DINING ROOM |CONSERVATORY | STUDY | THREE FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS | FAMILY BATHROOM | OFF ROAD PARKING | DELIGHTFUL REAR GARDEN | OUTBUILDINGS | GAS CENTRAL HEATING |
SITUATION: Oak House is situated in the village of Broad Oak located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately 2 miles from the neighbouring market town of Heathfield with its range of shops, supermarkets, (including Waitrose, Sainsbury's and the Co-op) a doctor's surgery, a dentist, and an opticians. The nearest local primary school is in Old Heathfield, and Heathfield College/6th form is within walking distance. Broad Oak has a Spar shop, a hairdresser and two churches. Just down the road is Old Heathfield and All Saints 14thC church next door to the 14thC Old Star inn. There are delightful walks nearby and some picturesque villages within easy reach including the historic village of Mayfield (approximately 4 miles), and Burwash (5 miles) with proximity to Batemans the home of Rudyard Kipling. The nearest mainline rail station, Stonegate, is 4.5 miles with an excellent service and links to London Bridge and London Charing Cross in around 1hr 20. DESCRIPTION: A most attractive property dating back to 1860, with a Victorian addition and a more recent extension in the 1980s. There are window shutters to the front elevation and the accommodation is approached via a welcoming entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. The dual aspect sitting room has a fitted wood burner to one corner, a bay window to the front and sliding doors to the other end opening into a spacious Conservatory, which is an ideal dining room during the summer, with views over the valley. The fitted kitchen is twin aspect and has a good range of units to base and eye level, 'U' work surfaces, sink unit, electric oven and gas hob, along with a 'Vaillant' condensing gas combi boiler (installed February 2020). There is space in the kitchen for a family dining table. A study/office with extensive book shelving completes the ground floor accommodation. The study is large enough to be used as a fourth bedroom. To the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The attic space extends above two of the bedrooms, has three access points, lighting and is boarded. High speed broadband is connected to the house and both offices.
To the front of the house is a small garden and an area of hardstanding which extends along the front and down the side of the house, accommodating off road parking for two vehicles. The main garden at the rear of the house is on two levels and is approx. 100 feet in length and 30 feet across to the boundary adjoining the valley pastures and enjoys uninterrupted views over the Rother valley looking towards Mayfield, 4 miles distant. The owners created the garden from a 'blank canvas' with a 'continuation' style of planting providing continuous colour and architecture throughout the seasons. The garden is populated with mature perennial herbaceous plants and shrubs, two espalier fruit trees, a pretty Amelanchier, a crab apple and several large specimen grasses. Planting includes Lavender, Santolina, Knopfia, Eryngium, roses, Phlox, Iris, a herb bed and architectural grasses, and plants that will survive drought conditions should they arise. There is a 'working' greenhouse with water, power and lighting, two timber sheds (one used as a tool/work shed) both with power and lighting. The owners installed a watering system for the garden. There is also a wood shed. The garden office is quietly tucked away in the West facing corner of the garden and enjoys the sunsets. Mains gas, electricity, water and sewerage. Agents note: There is lapsed planning permission to extend the house to include downstairs wc , utility area and garage.