A stunning family home of distinction, much improved by the current owners, situated in a wonderful rural location, approached down a long private lane with far reaching views.
| COVERED PORCH | ENTRANCE HALL | SITTING ROOM | DINING ROOM | UTILITY/LAUNDRY ROOM | KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM | REAR HALL | CLOAKROOM | FAMILY ROOM | FOUR FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS | TWO BATHROOMS | TWO FURTHER BEDROOMS TO THE SECOND FLOOR | DELIGHTFUL VIEWS TOWARDS THE SOUTH DOWNS | REPLACEMENT DOUBLE GLAZING | OIL FIRED HEATING |
SITUATION: Weald Cottage enjoys a rural setting adjacent to the Weald Way, a long-distance footpath extending approximately 83 miles through three AONB's, the nearest point of interest being the Ashdown Forest. There is easy access via the A26 to the neighbouring towns of Uckfield (3 miles) and Crowborough (4 miles). Both towns provide an excellent range of shopping facilities, supermarkets, leisure facilities and schooling for all age groups in both private and state sectors. The nearest villages are High Hurstwood (with its award-winning gastro pub 'The Hurstwood' and outstanding rated primary school), Fairwarp and Five Ash Down. Uckfield, Buxted, Jarvis Brook and Haywards Heath offer mainline rail services to London Bridge (From Uckfield in 1hr 20 minutes & from Jarvis Brook, Crowborough in 1hr 7 minutes). Gatwick airport can be reached in approximately 40 minutes by car, whilst the coastal resorts such as Brighton, Eastbourne etc can be reached in around 30 minutes. The well-known Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells is 11 miles distant.
DESCRIPTION: Weald Cottage is a charming family home, presenting half tile hung elevations to the first floor, extended in phases to provide versatile and spacious accommodation arranged over three floors. Delightful views are enjoyed over the generous gardens towards the South Downs in the distance and an extensive driveway provides an ample parking area. The current owners have recently completed an extensive refurbishment project throughout the property which was undertaken during 2020.
A viewing is considered essential to appreciate this wonderful property, its setting and approach within this idyllic, rural, yet convenient setting. The accommodation is approached via an oak framed covered porch with front door opening into a welcoming hallway with stairs rising to the first floor and storage cupboard under. An engineered oak floor in a light oak finish runs through a majority of the ground floor. The sitting room is double aspect with doors opening on to the rear terrace and has a fitted Charnwood wood burner. The dining room also has a woodburner, double doors to the rear terrace and a door to a useful utility/laundry room with butlers sink, plumbing for dishwasher/washing machine, space for American style 'fridge/freezer, and storage cupboards. The well-appointed kitchen has been thoughtfully designed with Midnight Blue and Grey fronted units, complementing resin stone work surfaces and geometric tiled surrounds. Matching deep breakfast bar, storage cupboards, drawers, pan drawers, double width larder storage, wine rack, induction hob, extractor fan, eye level oven/grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and concealed bin. With its own separate entrance, the rear hall has a downstairs cloakroom and fabulous family room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed oak timbers.
To the first floor are four bedrooms with three taking full advantage of the southerly rear aspect. They are served by two bathroom suites with one doubling up as a utility space having plumbing for a washing machine, work surface and storage cupboard. The landing extends to a staircase with recess under giving access to two further bedrooms on the second floor. These enjoy elevated views and give access to a large partly boarded loft/storage space which could provide further potential for conversion such as to an en-suite (subject to building regs). OUTSIDE: The drive approach has a graded type 1 finish and soakaway, oil tank (installed 2020) and boiler (installed 2017). Side access to a generous rear garden, principally laid to lawn, hedge enclosed and having an extensive paved terrace across the rear of the property along with a further terrace approached from the family room. Further down the garden is a timber store, shed, raised vegetable patch, whilst adjacent to the rear boundary is a summerhouse and decking.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F