- A Beautiful and cleverly extended period cottage
- Stunning Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
- Three Double Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom
- Sitting room, mud room & cloakroom
- Garden Store & Workshop
- Close to Village
- Landscaped gardens
- Walking distance to Scotney Castle and Bewl Water
A beautiful and cleverly extended Period cottage, with spacious and light accommodation arranged over three floors, to include three double bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, mud room, cloakroom and a stunning open plan kitchen/dining/family room, set within charming, landscaped gardens close to woodland walks, Scotney Castle and Bewl Reservoir.
1 Down Farm Cottage forms a charming, unlisted semi-detached cottage, set above the road within beautiful, landscaped gardens. The cottage has been modernised, modified and extended by the current owners, with a fabulous side and rear extension creating a ground floor that matches the three double bedrooms on the floors above. That said, the house has lost none of its character and charm associated with older beamed cottages, and the Vendors have been sympathetic to the property when extending and choosing materials that would suit the house.
To the front of the house, there is a charming front garden, with bin stores, area of lawn, flower bed and path to both the front and side doors. The front door leads into the sitting room, with window to front, exposed brick fireplace and chimney with wood burner, wooden flooring, stairs to the first floor and a door to the open plan kitchen/dining/family room.
The kitchen enjoys a range of painted wooden cupboards and drawers, with oak worktops, inset ceramic sink, tiled splash backs and an integrated oven with four ring electric hob and extractor above, and space for several appliances. Timbered ceiling, window to side, stone flooring and a wide opening to the newly formed dining/family area, with a large roof-light window to side and bi-fold doors to the rear garden. The stone flooring continues through this room, and also into the side boot room, which has the door to the front garden.
On the opposite side of the dining area, is a door to the boiler room and also the downstairs cloakroom, with WC, basin and small window to rear. It is considered that the boiler room could be more of a utility space, should someone wish to modify the space.
The first floor comprises a bright landing, with window to side, a bathroom with a white bath, WC and basin, tiled floor and part tiled walls, electric shower over the bath and window to side. The rear facing bedroom is the smallest, but still a double, with an attractive corner fireplace and window to rear. The front bedroom has a window to front, fireplace and built in wardrobe.
The second floor provides a lovely vaulted bedroom, with masses of eaves storage, two Velux windows to rear and also the possibility to form an en-suite, subject to any necessary consents.
Outside, the front garden is described as above, whilst the rear garden, accessed via a gate from the front, is now completely private, being fence and hedge enclosed. Off the back of the house is an attached garden store (also containing the oil tank for the central heating boiler) and a workshop, with windows to side and power supply.
The rear garden then has various areas. Immediately behind the dining room and the bi-folding doors is an al-fresco dining area, with gravel and stone base, this leads on to a raised brick seating area, with lavender and flower bed surrounds. There is a green house, vegetable border, area of lawn and mature trees that help provide structure.
The cottage can be found within the Lamberhurst Down area, opposite woodland for dog walks, within striking distance of footpaths to Bewl Reservoir and Scotney Castle, close to the nearest pub, The Brown Trout, and not too far from the main village High Street.
Nearby amenities within Lamberhurst include several pubs, an extensive local village store with Post Office, a primary school, doctor’s surgery/pharmacy, Bewl Reservoir and the renowned Lamberhurst Golf Club. Lamberhurst sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a number of local clubs and societies. There is a large recreation ground for football, games and dog walking plus an excellent children’s adventure playground. The property is approximately 1 mile away from the A21 for ease of access North and South, although there are better routes into Tunbridge Wells via Bayham and Bells Yew Green.
Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (3.5 miles) Frant (4 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (7 miles). These provide a fast and regular service to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street.
There is an excellent choice of education and care from Nurseries and Primary Schools through to Secondary schools, for both boys and girls, in the private and state sector.
There are also beautiful walks on the numerous footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross the area, the ever popular Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water Reservoir which offers sailing and other outdoor pursuits.
Approximately 7 miles North of Lamberhurst is the lovely Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its fabulous shopping and beautiful Regency style paved Pantiles area, theatres and various other leisure facilities. This town also has very high achieving grammar schools.
Also within 45 minutes of Lamberhurst is the Coast with all that it has to offer. In terms of places to visit, within an easy drive are various National Trust properties such as Bodium Castle, Sissinghurst with its famous and beautiful gardens, Scotney Castle and Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s former home).
Council Tax Band: E
Oil fired central heating, mains electrics, water and waste.