4 bedroom detached house for saleFive Ash Down, East Sussex
- Magnificent 4 bedroom detached country home
- Stunning plot of 0.3 of an acre
- Wealth of period features
- Impressive sitting room with Inglenook fire place
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Beautifully improved
- Principle bedroom
- Guest bedroom with en-suite
- Detached double garage with adjoining workshop/studio and separate WC.
- Walking distance of the village store/post office and public Inn
A magnificent detached 17th century part white weather-boarded period cottage with a detached double garage and adjoining workshop/studio and WC, occupying a stunning plot of 0.3 of an acre. Situated in this ever popular village within walking distance of the village store/post office and public inn.
This charming grade 11 listed home offers a wealth of period features throughout with exposed timbers, period fireplaces, oak doors, with most rooms enjoying a pleasant double aspect. The property has been recently redecorated and improved, finished to a contemporary standard with beautiful well-kept gardens. The property comprises in brief on the ground floor; a covered storm porch, a kitchen with built-in four ring gas hob and a matching range of units with stone flooring and breakfast bar, an impressive sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, a double aspect separate dining room/study whilst the first floor provides four double bedrooms with bedroom 4 having a separate shower cubicle and a modern family bathroom. Outside the front of the property is approached by a central gravel driveway interspersed and flanked by well stocked flower and shrub beds with manicured level gardens either side and a working well. The rear gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a flagstone seating terrace, raised vegetable garden, a detached double garage with adjoining workshop/studio and a separate WC. The property offers scope for an extensions to the rear which could provide additional living accommodation on the ground floor and larger bedrooms with en-suites to the first floor, subject to necessary consents.
Ashdown Cottage forms part of the highly desirable village of Five Ash Down with its post office/general store, public inn and village hall. The area is surrounded by open fields and rolling countryside providing vast scenic walks linking with the neighbouring district. The nearby A272 provides swift access to the nearby Buxted railway station which offers services to London in just over an hour. A more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities can be found in the neighbouring town of Uckfield offering numerous bars/restaurants, a cinema, a public library and several supermarkets, as well as a further railway station. The area is well served with schooling for all age groups including Buxted primary school. In addition Uckfield also offers a sixth form community college. The stunning 6,500 acre Ashdown Forest, the inspiration behind A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh books is also within close proximity providing fine scenic walks and meandering bridle paths. In addition the coastal resort of Eastbourne and Brighton City are also easily accessible
The accommodation and approximate room measurements comprise:
COVERED STORM PORCH: Wooden door with inset glass into: KITCHEN: Comprising one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with free standing mixer tap set in a wooden edged work surface with a matching range of units to eye and base level, breakfast bar and display plate rack. Further wooden edged work surface with built-in four ring gas hob and matching oven beneath, extractor canopy above, stable door giving access to the rear gardens, double aspect multi-pane windows overlooking both sides of the property, useful under-stairs storage cupboard housing domestic boiler, stone flooring, inset spotlighting, radiator..
INNER HALLWAY: Radiator, exposed timbers.
SITTING/DINING ROOM: Double aspect with multi-pane windows overlooking the front and rear of the property, stunning inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed timbers, wall light points, radiators, staircase rising to the: FIRST FLOOR LANDING.
DINING ROOM/STUDY: Double aspect with multi-pane windows overlooking both sides of the property, door giving access to the rear terrace, attractive York stone fireplace, radiator, exposed timbers, wall light points.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Hatch giving access to LOFT SPACE, multi-pane windows overlooking the rear of the property, wall light points, exposed timbers, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.
FAMILY BATHROOM: Comprising panel enclosed bath with chrome mixer tap, low level WC, pedestal wash basin with chrome taps, heated ladder style towel rail, inset spotlighting, multi-pane window overlooking the rear of the property.
BEDROOM 1: Multi-pane window overlooking the front of the property, wall light points, exposed timbers, radiator.
BEDROOM 2: Multi-pane window overlooking the front of the property, wall light points, exposed timbers, radiator.
BEDROOM 3: Double aspect with multi-pane windows overlooking both sides of the property, exposed timbers, radiator, wall light points.
BEDROOM 4: Multi-pane window overlooking the front of the property, inset spotlighting, exposed timbers, SEPARATE SHOWER CUBICLE: fully tiled with folding glass screen, built-in Aqualisa shower with stop/start control, radiator.
A flagstone patio immediately adjoins the rear of the property with the remainder of the gardens laid to level lawn enclosed one side by natural hedging with well stocked flower and shrub beds, covered seating terrace with useful BRICK OUTBUILDING: ideal for gardens storage with a picket style gate leading to a RAISED VEGETABLE GARDEN: timber framed GREEN HOUSE, grapevine.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE: Up and over door: ADJOINING TIMBER FRAMED WORKSHOP/STUDIO: with separate WC, wash basin, vinyl flooring, multi-pane window overlooking the front of the property, power and light connected.
The front of the property is approached by a central gravel driveway with manicured level lawns to both sides hosting a wide variety of mature shrubs and plants specimens, with a raised sandstone brick wall with a well-stocked bed and working well.
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