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4 bedroom cottage for sale


Offers in Region of £499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Village Home
  • Three/Four bedrooms
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Many Exposed Beams
  • Shuttered Windows
  • Inglenook Fireplace
  • Bathroom/WC
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Upstairs Cloakroom

Full description

Tucked away on the outskirts of the East Sussex village of Herstmonceux is this delightful, three/four bedroom, ATTACHED period cottage that offers, in our opinion, some degree of versatility within the accommodation presently provided. Under the stewardship of the present vendors this comfortable home has seen many improvements including the installation of double-glazed windows complete with internal operating shutters in most rooms. The re-arrangement of the first floor accommodation to provide another WC for bedrooms on this level. Other noteworthy features include many exposed wall & ceiling beams, oil-fired central heating, dual aspect reception room with inglenook fireplace, ground-floor main bedroom with french doors to the garden, secluded decked area for " afternoon sun" plus a fitted kitchen opening into a breakfast area. We can also advise that the central heating boiler was replaced approximately eight years ago and is located in the utility lobby adjacent to the kitchen. The cottage is accessed by a footpath and intending viewers should note that there is no off road parking albeit Chapel Row presently has no parking restrictions. The cottage looks onto a good-sized, and relatively private, garden and presently has planning consent (Under ref: WD/2016/1521/F) to add an en-suite bathroom to the main bedroom downstairs. To explore the merits of this superb home then please call us for a viewing.

The Situation - The subject home is located in "Chapel Row" a minor road leading to Flowers Green and ultimately Herstmonceux Parish Church, approximately half a mile from the village. In the immediate vicinity are other period homes that add to the non estate nature of this particular location. We can advise that Herstmonceux Village, itself, is very much a "real" village community supported by a range of local shops (including a post office), recently built medical centre and village infants school. For the rail commuter we can advise that the nearest Stations can be found at either Polegate or Berwick both served by "Southern" trains to destinations including London (Victoria), Eastbourne, Brighton and Hastings.

Entrance Hall - 5.47m x 1.16m (17'11" x 3'10") - Is accessed via the exterior by a "front" door from the decked area, and this passage runs almost the entirety of the ground floor, double radiator, some exposed wall & ceiling beams. Internal doors opening to most parts of the ground floor accommodation including;

Bedroom One - 4.27m x 3.27m Max. (14'0" x 10'9" Max.) - Dual aspect room with french doors to the gardens, side aspect low-height window. Double radiator, some sloping ceilings.

Bathroom/Wc - 2.27m x 1.88m max. (7'5" x 6'2" max.) - Fitted with a white suite comprising low-level WC, pedestal type wash hand basin, bath with moulded wood-effect side panel. Part-tiled walls, dual voltage electric razor point, side aspect window, quarry-tiled floor, double radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.85m x 4.67m x 2.06m (15'11" x 15'4" x 6'9") - The kitchen area has a range of solid wood eye & base level units, with work surfaces built by "Touchwood Kitchens", arranged around two walls. Fitted "butler" sink with mixer tap space & plumbing for washing machine, also recess for upright fridge/freezer, built-in electric oven/grill plus ceramic hob with with stainless steel cooker hood over. The breakfast area also enjoys having windows, albeit one internal. Also here is a double radiator. The entire room has exposed ceiling beams and a quarry-tiled floor. A part-glazed door opens into;

Utility Lobby - 2.11m x 1.16m Max. (6'11" x 3'10" Max.) - Dual aspect with windows to the side and rear elevations, casement door to garden. Fitted tiled work surface with floor-mounted oiled-fired central heating boiler under. Wood-lined walls.

Reception Room - 5.60m x 4.19m x 3.14m (18'4" x 13'9" x 10'4") - A pleasant dual aspect room with three shuttered windows to the side elevation (overlooking the decked area) and french doors opening into the garden room. Many exposed beams are extant plus one aged supporting beam. The focal point being the impressive inglenook fireplace with stepped chimney and fire basket plus stone hearth. One double radiator and from one corner of this room the stairs rise to the first floor (plus adjacent storage cupboard). Interlocking floorboards are fitted throughout this room. The aforementioned french doors open into;

Garden Room - 4.81m x 1.97m Max. (15'9" x 6'6" Max.) - Two sides are part-glazed with windows to the rear and dual casement doors to the side under a translucent polycarbonate roof. Fitted shelving also features and also the former exterior bracing beams can be enjoyed from within this room.

Stairs To First Floor - Rise from a corner of the reception room and turn through 90 degrees until reaching;

First Floor Landing - 3.48m x 0.80m (11'5" x 2'7") - (Please note that stated dimensions EXCLUDE the stairwell). Some exposed beams, built-in cabinet over stairwell, inset ceiling spotlighting, built-in cupboard. Internal doors opening to all parts of the first floor accommodation including;

Cloakroom - 1.53m x 0.77m Max. (5'0" x 2'6" Max.) - White low-level WC with hidden cistern tank, "space-saver" wall-mounted white wash hand basin part-sloping ceiling.

Bedroom Four - 3.22m x 2.22m Max. (10'7" x 7'3" Max.) - Rear aspect shuttered window with double radiator under, some exposed wall & ceiling beams, part-sloping ceiling. Built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom Three - 3.56m x 2.54m Max. (11'8" x 8'4" Max.) - Side aspect shuttered window with single radiator under, some exposed wall & ceiling beams, part-sloping ceiling.

Bedroom Two - 4.29m x 2.86m Max. (14'1" x 9'5" Max.) - (Please note that the stated dimensions EXCLUDE the door recess). Rear aspect shuttered window, sloping ceilings, ceiling loft hatch also low-height door to attic space, single radiator.

Description Of Gardens - From Chapel Row a "twitten" leads to a pedestrian gate that in turn opens into the gardens belonging to the cottage with a curved flagged footpath leading the back or lobby door. Here can also be found a "loggia". The gardens are best described as "wrapping themselves" around the rear and sides of this attached dwelling and are mainly laid to lawn with hedgerows for two boundaries. Adjacent to the french doors form bedroom one is a semi-circular flower bed that is well-stocked with varieties of shrubs. If one walk around to the "far side" of the house you will find a decked area that provides a useful outdoor entertaining space benefitting from "late day" sun. The side boundary here is marked by a close-boarded fence with another gate for access into the plot.

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