- Charming three bedroom semi-detached cottage with countryside views
- Tucked away on a peaceful private country lane
- Bright and spacious accommodation throughout
- Beautiful gardens in a rural and tranquil setting
- Private drive providing ample off road parking
- Village amenities and railway station within three miles
- No onward chain
- VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
An absolutely charming and immaculately presented semi-detached cottage enjoying a peaceful and private setting with fabulous views over open farmland, comprising three bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, conservatory, utility/shower room, beautiful gardens, ample off road parking, and all within three miles of village amenities and mainline railway station.
EPC Rating: D.
This stunning cottage sits neatly tucked away in a quiet and picturesque location in the rural hamlet of Tidebrook which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Built in the 1890s this idyllic cottage offers plenty of character throughout, and benefits from a home solar panel system and recently installed double glazed windows throughout.
Approaching the property, a timber fence and five bar gate opens to a gravelled driveway with a pathway leading to the front door. Inside, a welcoming entrance hall includes door through to kitchen/breakfast room and a staircase to first floor landing with useful storage cupboard below.
The delightful bright and spacious kitchen/breakfast room exudes plenty of natural light and comprises an array of wall and base cupboards, worktops, space for cooker, dishwasher and upright fridge/freezer, sink/drainer, part tiled walls and splashbacks, some exposed brickwork, tiled flooring, cupboard housing boiler, inset lighting and windows to side.
A set of double doors open through to a lovely conservatory providing beautiful views of the garden and countryside beyond. A further door gives access to a useful utility area providing space for appliances with work surface, base units, shower cubicle, handwash basin, WC, tiled flooring, inset lighting and window to rear.
Adjacent is the dining room which includes a feature wall recess, built in cupboard with stable door, and sash window to side. Opposite is the stylish dual aspect living room with sash windows and a decorative fireplace on a tiled hearth.
There is an internal staircase between the dining room and living room giving access to two double bedrooms, both of which enjoy built in cupboards, decorative fireplace and windows with countryside views.
From bedroom two one accesses the first floor landing with doors off to a family bathroom and bedroom three, which again enjoys a window with fantastic views.
The bright and airy family bathroom is a generous size and comprises a panelled bath, shower cubicle, pedestal basin, WC, heated towel rail, inset lighting and windows to side and rear.
Outside, the front fence enclosed garden has a gravelled parking area providing ample off road parking, pretty flower/hedge borders with a pathway leading to front door and rear garden.
The private rear garden is beautifully landscaped, mainly laid to lawn with a large terrace area, just perfect for outdoor entertaining with family and friends. Also, there is a selection of established trees and shrubs, raised flower borders and a shed. The rural tranquillity combined with open farmland views gives that real sense of being amidst nature and all its glory.
Downgate Cottage is situated in a private country lane between the villages of Mayfield and Wadhurst.
The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street is just two miles distant, with further facilities including a small supermarket with post office, butcher, baker, pharmacy, florist, greengrocers, and delicatessen 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.
Wadhurst is also approximately two miles away and forms a very pretty and characterful Village with a predominantly Period High Street in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has much to offer. Wadhurst also offers churches of various denominations within a good and strong community.
From a social point of view there are many choices to be made from Period Inns, Gastro Pubs, Restaurants, Cafés an Art Gallery and many other Societies and Clubs. From a shopping perspective there is a very good local supermarket and Post Office, a family run butchers’ shop, greengrocer, chemist, delicatessen, a high-quality gift shop and ladies outfitters, an excellent library and book shop. Wadhurst also benefits from a very good local doctor’s practice and dentist.
Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, bowls and numerous golf clubs. 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. Also, within 40 minutes’ drive there is the Coast with all that it has to offer.
Approximately seven miles North of Wadhurst 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.
Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating.
Shared drainage with adjoining property.
Council Tax Band: F.