A charming Grade II Listed two bedroom mid-terraced cottage, set in a delightful rural location down a quiet country lane with a swimming pool, generous gardens and a single garage.
| GRADE II LISTED COTTAGE | MID-TERRACED | PERIOD FEATURES | DELIGHTFUL RURAL LOCATION | GENEROUS PLOT | SWIMMING POOL | DETACHED GARAGE | PARKING | SITTING ROOM | KITCHEN/DINING ROOM | GROUND FLOOR BATH & SHOWER ROOM | TWO FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS |
SITUATION: Five Ashes is a popular village nestled between the picturesque village of Mayfield and the market town of Heathfield, both of which offer a good range of shopping facilities, supermarkets, doctor's surgeries, private (Skippers Hill), Mayfield Convent and state schooling (Heathfield College).
The village has its own pre-school and primary schools as well as being on a regular bus route with services to Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.
DESCRIPTION: A period Grade II Listed cottage with an abundance of charm and character which is understood to date back to the early part of the 17th Century. Set in a delightful rural setting down a quiet country lane, the property offers period features typical of its age.
The accommodation comprises a sitting room looking out over the established cottage garden to the front with exposed wall and ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplace having a fitted wood burner on a stone hearth and bressummer beam over. A wooden latch door leads through to a lovely open-plan kitchen/dining room with access to the rear garden. The dining area has stairs rising to the first floor, ceiling timbers and inset lighting. The kitchen area has a quarry tiled floor and is fitted with a good range of units to base and eye level, work surfaces, inset sink unit and space for washing machine and dishwasher. Off the dining area is a bath and shower room. This comprises a freestanding roll top bath with wall mounted taps, separate shower cubicle with ceiling mounted waterfall shower head, wash hand basin and vanity unit and a low-level WC. The property benefits from oil fired central heating.
To the first floor are two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a dual aspect to the front looking out over the garden and woodland beyond. There is also a polished wooden floor, exposed timbers and brickwork. A deep recess to one side of the chimney breast is used as a hanging space. Bedroom 2 looks out to the rear and has built-in cupboards one of which is the airing cupboard housing the lagged hot water cylinder.
OUTSIDE: To the front of the property is a detached garage housing the oil tank and a parking area for the residents. The front garden has a pathway leading to the front door, flanked to each side by established flower beds, enclosed by picket fencing. The rear garden is arranged on different levels approached over a patio area which gives an elevated view over the garden. Steps lead down to an area laid to lawn leading in turn to a sloped area. Towards the end of the plot is a swimming pool and a wooden shed housing the heating and filtration system. There is also a useful Summer House, insulated, power and light, ideal as a changing room. The land then slopes down to the lane behind where there is a hardstanding and a further garden shed.
DIRECTIONS: From the centre of the village, opposite a triangular green, turn into Spring Lane and proceed for just under quarter of a mile where the property will be found on the right-hand side.