- Semi-Detached Period Cottage circa 1925
- Wooded & Landscaped Gardens of around 1.6 acres
- Three Bedrooms
- Bathroom & En-Suite
- Sitting Room with Wood Burner
- Triple Aspect Kitchen
- Detached Oak Framed Studio/Office
- Garage & Off Road Parking
- Lapsed Planning to Extend Further
- No Chain
A charming, very well-presented and deceptively spacious three bedroom semi-detached cottage, set in wooded and landscaped gardens of approximately 1.6 acres, with a large detached oak framed studio/office, garage and off road parking, all on the outskirts of the popular village of Mayfield. NO CHAIN. EPC Rating D.
Squirrels Cottage forms an attractive period cottage, dating from circa 1925 with recent additions and lapsed planning to extend further, the cottage presents painted brick and traditional tile hung elevations beneath the tiled roof, and has been beautifully maintained and subtly enhanced by the current owner with modern double glazed windows and doors to a number of rooms, modern cast iron radiators, oak flooring and a more open plan layout to the ground floor.
Whilst there is a front door to the front of the property, one would tend to access via a rear door straight into the kitchen, which is particularly well appointed, comprising a range of base and wall units with integrated appliances to include a Neff oven and hob, extractor, space for fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher, integrated ceramic sink with drainer, wooden worktops, tiled splash backs and wooden flooring. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar, modern down-lighting, and an attractive triple aspect with fitted shutter blinds to the front window.
There is access into the family room/snug, which in turn has been opened up into the formal sitting room, which enjoys a modern wood burner, windows front with the fitted shutter blinds and French doors to rear, wooden flooring and modern cast iron radiators.
There is an open staircase to the first floor with an under stairs cupboard. The first floor comprises three bedrooms with the master bedroom enjoying a triple aspect, and being a really decent size, with built in wardrobes and a modern en-suite shower room with a tile enclosed shower cubicle, vanity unit with a basin a top, WC with concealed system and towel rail.
There is a separate bathroom with a corner bath, basin and towel rail, and a separate WC. There are two further cottage style double bedrooms, one to front and one to rear.
There's also a very useful detached oak framed outbuilding, that could be used as a home office/studio/gym or even a small annex, enjoying power and broadband connections and prepared for a wood burning stove. The studio offers floor to ceiling glazed doors and windows overlooking part of the garden.
To the side of the cottage is a parking area for several cars in front of a single garage with an electric shutter door. From the lane steps lead down to the front door, and there is a more regularly used gate and steps leading down to a decking area immediately around and behind the house, offering an attractive vista over the rear garden beyond. To the side of a house is a partially covered area useful for storage.
As well as the gate and steps from the driveway, another gate from the decking area leads down through banked flowerbeds, to a level area of lawn where the studio is located. This area is level with fruit trees, flower beds, greenhouse and another area of decking with a pergola over to form a fantastic alfresco dining space, enjoying views both back up towards the house and down to the wooded area beyond.
The wooded garden beyond has steps leading down to a pond with a seating area, mature shrubs and trees and pathways leading on to where the formal gardens lead into to an area of woodland and the disused railway line, where there is a children’s play area with swings, bonfire area and space for sheds. In total the land measures approximately 1.6 acres and incorporates part of the old Cuckoo Trail railway line. The whole of the formal area of garden is fence enclosed.
The property is situated about a mile from the 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street. Facilities in the village include 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. There are pretty churches of various denominations, a flourishing primary school and the well regarded Mayfield School for Girls secondary school.
For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells is 9 miles to the north. Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (5 miles), Crowborough (6 miles), and Tunbridge Wells. These provide a fast and regular service to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Canon Street. There is a regular bus service to Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.
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, including a footpath immediately adjacent to the property.
All mains services connected.
Council Tax Band: D.