- Colonial Style Family Home
- Skilfully Extended & Modernised
- Beautifully Presented
- Four/Five Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom & En-Suite
- Sitting Room with Wood Burner
- Dining Room with Wood Burner
- Kitchen with Aga
- Large Gardens & Detached Car Port
- No Chain
A rather charming Colonial style cottage, skilfully extended and modernised to form a contemporary and deceptively spacious detached chalet style home, to provide flexible accommodation comprising four/five bedrooms, en-suite and dressing room, family bathroom, galleried landing with study area, plus open plan kitchen, dining room, charming sitting room, hallway, cloakroom and utility, set off a quiet country lane in a tucked away spot with large gardens and detached car port. NO CHAIN. EPC Rating D.
Rose Cottage was originally built in around 1903 in a Colonial style, with a fabulous front veranda area and timber cladding beneath a slate tiled roof, with a substantial rear extension in a more modern render with a balcony to the rear and faux shutters by the windows continuing the theme to the side and rear elevations.
Over the last ten years, the property has been modernised and updated both inside and out, with new décor, updated boiler, windows, electrics, new paving around the extensive gardens as well as modern composite decking to the front veranda and rear raised patio, and all the steps to the front door and rear garden. The owner has also added a double oak framed car-port, new fencing, new pathways, a large shed and hard landscaping to the front area of garden around the new garage.
One enters via the front steps to the front door under the veranda, with ornate and bespoke metal iron works installed by the owner. The hallway is spacious, and in the original part of the house, with wooden flooring and doors ahead to the kitchen, and door to side to the sitting room, forming a wonderful double aspect room with a focal fireplace with wood burner and ornate surround, window to front and side, radiators and wooden flooring.
Opposite the sitting room is a door to the dining room, with French doors onto veranda, a free-standing wood burner and wooden flooring opening on to the kitchen, which is on a slightly split level.
The kitchen forms a striking room comprising a range of white cupboards with black granite worktops, black and white tiled floor, black tiled splash backs and black integrated appliances to include the Aga, double drawer dishwasher, microwave and American style fridge/freezer. There is a matching central island with a breakfast bar, door to a walk-in larder cupboard and windows to side.
Double doors lead through to the side hall, with a further door to the side garden with matching ornate ironwork, an under stairs cupboard and stairs leading to the first-floor galleried landing.
Also off the kitchen is a door to an internal hallway with access to a utility room, with further door to side, cupboards and sink, and space for further appliances.
This hall then provides access to three double bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom comprising a bath and separate shower, basin and WC, part panelled walls, window to rear, heated towel rail and black and white tiled flooring.
From the front hall, a door leads into a cloakroom, forming a large space, with window to side, part panelled walls, and door to the airing cupboard with a modern pressurised mega-flo system.
The first floor open landing is a lovely bright space, currently set up as an office, but could also form a relaxed reading area with velux windows to either roof line, one with an electronic remote blind.
A door leads into the main bedroom suite, comprising a walk-in dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a door to the en-suite shower room, recently modernised to comprise a walk-in shower with bespoke glass door, stand-alone dressing table sink unit and WC, under floor heating and towel rail, tiled walls and floor and heated towel rail.
A door from the dressing area then leads into the bedroom itself, forming a large room with velux windows to both sides and French doors to a balcony to the rear. There is ample space and scope for further storage, and indeed access to the large eaves storage areas.
On the opposite side of the landing is another large room, with limited ceiling heights, window to front and forming a possible fifth bedroom, but could be used as a hobbies room, play room or office space.
Outside, there are two distinct areas of garden; the formal gardens both to the front and rear of the house, and the less formal on the south side of the drive. The drive leads in from Rotherfield Lane and provides access to three houses, of which Rose Cottage is the second. To the right of the drive is the new oak framed car port with electric supply from the house, lighting and plug socket, block paved approach and parking spaces for four cars. Sandstone paths have been laid all around the car port, providing access to the gardens beyond and to the side, complete with new fencing, new fruit trees, new shed/workshop, bonfire spot, pathways and steps and compost areas, all backing on to a little stream and woodland beyond.
To the other side of the driveway is a large area of matching block paved parking with access to the steps to the veranda and also to the side gate into the rear garden. The front garden is raised up by a small sandstone wall, creating a ha-ha effect from the house, thus hiding the drive. The front lawn has a weeping birch tree and flower bed borders up to the front of the house, with gates on either side.
The main gate to the right provides access to a side paved area, access to the side door and ample stores and store areas, including log stores and garden stores. This paved area is also divided into areas, with a pergola area with lighting, and the more open area by the gate.
The paved path leads around the property, and steps lead up to the rear area of lawn, via a raised seating area, flower bed borders and a pretty archway. The area of lawn enjoys flower bed borders and a mature apple tree, and backs onto a paddock.
Rose Cottage is situated off a narrow lane approximately half a mile from the village. There are a few other houses around and fields and woodland beyond and opposite.
The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street provides a small supermarket, 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 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.
All mains services connected. Council Tax Band G.