Friars Gate, Rural Crowborough, East Sussex

Guide Price £650,000

3 Bedroom Detached House

Ref: EAXML10151_10473627

Surrounded by the breathtaking Ashdown Forest a 3 bedroom detached character cottage with spectacular cottage gardens and a substantial detached Oak framed garage barn positioned opposite ‘Hundred Acre wood’, the inspiration behind A.A Milnes Winnie The Pooh books. This enchanting cottage has been sympathetically updated and modernised throughout to include a new central heating system and a re-fitted bathroom and kitchen yet retains a wealth of original period features including exposed sandstone walls and brick floors, fireplaces with wood burning stoves and some exposed timbers, nearly all rooms enjoy a fine southerly outlook across the gardens and forest beyond. It is rare to find an authentic and un-spoilt cottage such as this.  The gardens and grounds are outstanding and are of a generous size with expanses of lawn and well stocked cottage garden beds containing a connoisseur’s collection of cottage garden perennials, herbs and shrubs for floral arrangements.  There is also prolific vegetable and cutting beds as well as a comprehensive collection of soft fruit and fruit trees.  Having been worked and organically composted for over fifty years by the current owners and also the owners before, the soil is an absolute gift to the keen gardener/home cook.  It would be possible to be entirely self-sufficient from this rich plot of land.  Within the gardens there are a range of useful outbuildings and stores to include an Oak framed 12’4 x 8’5 summerhouse which could be used as a home office, several timber sheds, and two glass houses.  In addition, to the rear of the plot there is a substantial Oak framed garage barn with large adjoining workshop and barn loft over, this building could provide a variety of uses including secure storage for a caravan/lorry/classic cars or to be converted to a holiday cottage or ancillary accommodation STPP. The character accommodation comprises in brief on the ground floor a good sized reception hall, a newly fitted bath/shower room with roll top ball and claw foot bath, a ground floor bedroom, a utility room, a dining room with Jotul wood burner, a re-fitted bespoke kitchen made by British Standard and a fine sitting room with further wood burner. From the reception hall a staircase rises to a good sized first floor landing which could provide a useful study space and 2 good sized double bedrooms. Outside, a meandering pathway, part of which is covered with a pretty wisteria clad arbour, leads through the gardens and down to the garage building and the parking. Access to the 6,500 acre Ashdown Forest can enjoyed via adjacent forest pathways which in turn provide vast scenic walks and bridle paths. The gardens are bound by thick mature hedging and offer total seclusion. EPC Band F.

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