This attractive Grade II listed period property is one of five pairs of cottages and is set back from the road with extensive frontage and a long gravel driveway providing off-road parking for 4 cars. In keeping with the house there is stone edging along the boundary, plants and shrubs together with an area of lawn.
Entering via the oak front door, the hallway has a quarry tiled floor with the stairs ahead and a door to the left into the sitting room with its beams and parquet flooring. The door frames and internal doors throughout the property are all oak with latch handles. To the front of the property there are 4 mullion windows all with original panes of glass and stone surround together with a deep window sill with quarry tiles. To the left of the fire place is an oak side board and to the right an oak dresser, both are originals and including original glass panes in the dresser. The open fire has a brick surround, oak mantel piece and stone hearth made of West Hoathly stone. The fire plate and fire basket were made by a local farrier together with the centre light in the room. There is a certain grandeur to the room with a high ceiling and picture rail here and also elsewhere in the cottage. There is a large under stairs cupboard, again with an oak door and latch handle, providing useful storage and the boiler is situated here. Moving through to the kitchen/diner there is a wood burner to the left which has an oak cupboard alongside housing the washing machine. There are triple mullion windows ahead which look into the bright and airy conservatory with a single mullion window to the right overlooking the area of garden to the side of the cottage. There are quarry tiles on the floor all in keeping with a period property. There is a good range of wall and base units in the kitchen with tiled splashbacks and recessed spotlights in the ceiling. Integrated items include an electric oven, a Neff hob with extractor above, a Neff dishwasher and a below the counter fridge. There is a one and a half bowl sink below the single mullion window. The conservatory has been built to a high specification with quality evident in the materials used. There is a step down from the kitchen with an oak stable door opening into the conservatory with handles again made by the local farrier. The stone floor tiles are Fired Earth in neutral colours with double doors ahead and a single door to the side opening into the rear garden. It is a spacious and well- proportioned room with exposed stone on one wall and a feature high brick wall to the left with small paned windows above. The bricks here are West Hoathly bricks and these continue in sections of the garden walls too. The structure has large windows together with deep window sills and all painted an attractive, discreet mid grey. It provides additional flexible space and an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the secluded garden.
The stairs have an oak hand rail and the mullion window further up has an oak window sill. At the top of the stairs, looking up, there is a feature curved ceiling. Turning to the left there is a cottagey step up with the master bedroom to the left, bedroom two ahead and the bathroom to the right. The loft is accessed from the landing and has a loft ladder, light and insulation. The master bedroom is to the front of the property and is a particularly spacious double with four mullion windows overlooking the front garden and an oak window sill. The fireplace could be re-opened, if required. It has two double wardrobes on each side of the chimney breast. These are both originals in oak with hanging space, shelving above and two drawers beneath. Additional storage is available in the over-stairs airing cupboard which has an immersion heater for use as/when needed. Again, the proportions of the room are generous with a picture rail as seen downstairs. Bedroom two is a spacious single bedroom with... Read more
|2 bedroom semi-detached Grade II listed period property believed to date from 1919 and architect designed
||Set back from the road with extensive frontage and a long gravel driveway providing off-road parking for 4 cars
|Impressive proportions with a high chimney of approximately 42 feet high together with stone clad lower and timber upper parts reminiscent of a Tudor Alms House
||Maintained to a high standard of authenticity and quality
|Beams, oak doors/door frames and original oak sideboard, dresser and wardrobes
||Mullion windows with original glass panes and secondary glazing upstairs
|Reception room with an open fire and kitchen/diner with wood burner and stable door and high specification, spacious conservatory
||2 bedrooms each with a fireplace and an upstairs bathroom
|Delightful rear garden which is not overlooked and attractively laid out with a summer house and two sheds as well as a terrace, lawns and well-stocked beds
||No onward chain Council Tax Band 'D' and EPC 'E'