- Open Morning, Saturday 11th September 2021 - viewings by appointment only
- A detached four bedroom Period cottage with spectacular views
- Positioned on a quiet lane within the centre of Mayfield village
- In need of complete modernisation
- Scope for redevelopment/extension (STPP)
- Attractive gardens with stunning countryside views
- Ample off road parking
- No onward chain
- Viewing highly recommended
Enjoying what are perhaps some of the finest views in Mayfield, Flower Place looks out across the Rother Valley, and forms an often sought but seldom found opportunity to take dated but unlisted Period property in need of complete modernisation and offering considerable scope for redevelopment, or extension (STPP), whilst being central yet located on a quiet, single track lane within the centre of the village. EPC Rating: D.
Flower house itself forms an attractive Period cottage. Once two cottages, it was knocked into one property around twenty years ago, and now forms a detached family home in need of complete modernisation, presenting brick lower elevations, with white weather boarded upper elevations beneath a tiled roof. There is lapsed planning permission to extend to the rear, and also to replace the dwelling, dating from around 2008.
The property enjoys an original front door to the front, but a more generally used door to the side, where there is off road parking for four cars. The door leads into a hallway with a downstairs bathroom, comprising a bath with shower over, WC and basin.
Opposite is a utility room with a range of fitted cupboards and doors and drawers with sink and spaces for appliances. The hallway leads into a dual aspect family room, with window to front and French doors to read to make the most of the views.
An opening and steps lead down to a kitchen, comprising a range of pine cupboards and drawers, with space for appliances and inset sink, with windows and doors making the most of the views to the rear and a part vaulted ceiling.
There is a good-sized sitting room off the kitchen, with the original front door and steps leading up to the first floor.
The first floor comprises a master bedroom which enjoys fantastic views, with an adjacent shower room, comprising shower, WC, basin, and window to side. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor, two enjoying the stunning views to rear, and one to the side. There is also a cloakroom with a WC.
The property enjoys all sorts of lapsed planning, not only to replace the property, but also extended to the rear, dating from 2008, and the vendor is prepared to sell as much or as little garden as one requires.
At present, there is off road parking for four cars, effectively formed by two tandem parking spaces to one side of the house. A large sandstone paved patio area immediately behind the house makes the most of the just stunning views, with steps down to an area of lawn with flower bed borders and providing further access down to an area of wild garden backing on to open fields beyond.
The property is situated in The Avenue, a narrow little lane right in the centre of the village, just yards from the High Street and all the amenities on offer. The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street offers a range of day to day 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.
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, with access to a footpath immediately adjacent to the property.
Viewings are only by prior appointment on an open morning, Saturday 11th September 2021.