- Handsome Edwardian Detached Family Home
- Situated on a very quiet country lane
- South Facing Gardens and Paddock totally approx 2.5 Acres (TBV)
- Countryside Views
- Spacious and Flexible Accommodation
- Four/Six Bedrooms and Three Bathrooms
- Dual Aspect Sitting Room and Large Kitchen/Dining Room
- Integral Annex
- Substantial Detached Outbuilding
- No Onward Chain
A substantial and handsome Edwardian detached family house, situated on a very quiet country lane, enjoying countryside views, South facing gardens and paddock totaling approximately 2.5 acres and elegant and spacious accommodation to comprise 4/6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dual aspect sitting room, large kitchen/dining room, study and ante-rooms, as well as an integral annex and a substantial detached outbuilding and a Gothic-esque folly. NO CHAIN. EPC Rating D .
Meres Cottage forms a substantial detached Country Home, offering spacious and bright accommodation to comprising of a number of large, dual aspect rooms which make the most of the views over the surrounding Countryside.
The house is well maintained both inside and out, and offers considerable scope for further alteration and modernisation, such as converting the attic store room into further bedrooms; keeping the internal annex, or indeed converting the outbuilding. The property is double glazed throughout, with sash windows, with updated central heating including a Grant oil fired boiler and a modern plastic bunded tank and a Tricel septic tank installed in 2018.
The property sits within its own land, surrounded by fields and rolling countryside, with footpaths directly opposite. The gardens are mainly South facing, open to the paddock beyond which has a large pond within it, and the folly. There is also a detached garage/outbuilding offering scope for the car enthusiast, or indeed as an annex, gym, home office, studio or possibly stables.
The property is accessed via a large front porch, with a further door to the reception hall, with stairs rising to the first floor, window to front and folding doors to the sitting room, forming a dual aspect room, with windows to side and rear, plus doors to the rear patio, an open fireplace with attractive surround and wooden mantle.
The kitchen/dining room is vast, extended in the last decade to form a bright open plan space, with windows and doors to rear and further windows to side, plus further walk-in store room/larder, mud room with door to the front and a utility room.
The kitchen area comprises a range of cream cupboards and drawers, with slate effect worktops, stone tiled splash backs, plus integrated sinks, ovens, hob and fridge/freezer. There is also lovely wooden flooring with under floor heating.
Off the hall is a dual aspect study, with windows to front and side and a fireplace, plus a cloakroom, comprising a WC and basin and the boiler. The first floor enjoys a large open landing with a window to front, further staircase to the second floor and ample fitted cupboards.
The principle bedroom is a charming dual aspect room, with windows to side and rear and fantastic views, plus several fitted wardrobes and a door to an en-suite shower room, comprising a shower unit, WC and two basins within a set of fitted cupboards.
The first floor provides a further dual aspect bedroom, and a door to the internal annex, or remaining first floor bedrooms, depending on one's needs. This area provides a bathroom, with shower over the bath, WC and basin, part tiled walls and window to front, a bedroom with window to rear and an open kitchen/sitting room, or easily two further bedrooms. This room has windows to front and rear, as well as a door to side and an external staircase, allowing the annex to be self-contained.
The second floor comprises a lovely guest bedroom suite, with a dual aspect bedroom with lovely views, several fitted wardrobes and a door to the en-suite shower room, comprising a shower, WC and two basins. A further door leads into the large attic store room, with window to one end and offering considerable scope for further bedrooms, subject to any necessary consents and alterations.
Outside, there is ample parking on the driveway, either to the front of the house, or to the rear by the detached garage/workshop. The mainly South facing gardens are open to the paddock beyond, enjoying a large Sandstone paved terrace, with steps down to a mainly level lawn, with flower beds to one side and the detached garage/outbuilding beyond, comprising a double up and over door to the front, an internal locked store/workshop, a room to the rear which is used as a gym, but could easily form and art studio/home office and an adjacent WC. Within the paddock is a large pond, a separate road access and a Gothic style block and slate folly.
The house is located on a quiet country lane within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately 2 1/4 miles from Mayfield, and approximately 1 1/4 miles from Five Ashes.
Five Ashes is a small village enjoying a local public house, children's nursery, primary School and the renowned Skippers Hill Preparatory School. Mayfield High Street is just 2 ¼ miles distant, with further facilities including a small supermarket with post office, butcher, baker, pharmacy, florist, greengrocers and deli as well as GP surgery, dentist and hairdressers.
There are also a couple of cafes and Period Inns, including the renowned Middle House Hotel, and pretty churches of various denominations.
The nearest town for further facilities is Heathfield, with an array of shops, cafes, restaurants, take-aways, supermarkets, banks, post office, library and further independent retailers for day to day needs.
Both state and private schools are within reach including Cross in Hand Primary School, All Saints & St Richards Primary School, Heathfield Community College, Skippers Hill Preparatory School and Mayfield School for Girls.
There are several golf courses, health centres and sports clubs in the vicinity, with sailing at Bewl Reservoir or on the coast at Eastbourne. The Cross in Hand Tennis Club and Rugby Club are within a few hundred yards, and there are several footpaths and woodland walks within easy reach.
For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells in 12 miles to the north. Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (7 miles), Crowborough (5 miles), and Tunbridge Wells.
The area provides an excellent selection of both state and private schools. Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, bowls, numerous golf clubs, sailing on Bewl Water and at the coast.
The area is criss-crossed with many beautiful walks through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Council Tax Band G.
Mains water and electrics, oil fired central heating and a private drainage system.
Viewings are only by prior appointment.