A rather fabulous and beautifully presented detached family house, offering characterful and flexible accommodation to comprise 3/4 bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, two detached garages, workshop and possible home office, all located on a quiet, little used country lane and set within large, beautiful, landscaped gardens, surrounded by woodland and bordered by a stream, creating a magical setting. EPC Rating E
Hoghole Lane Cottage forms a charming cottage, beautifully extended and recently upgraded further with bespoke timber double glazed windows. The property enjoys cottage style, beamed accommodation to one side, and modern, yet still character accommodation to the other.
One of the main features, though, has to be the sensationally pretty garden, as well as the peace and quiet of the location. Grass grows down the middle of the lanes leading to the cottage, and the trees around the house provide a wonderful natural habitat for wildlife and birds.
Accessing via the front door, the two halves of the house are immediately apparent within the entrance hall, with a vaulted ceiling above the modern staircase, and a beamed ceiling to the other half of the hallway. A door leads into a cloakroom, with a window to side, WC and basin.
The L shaped sitting room is another lovely dual aspect room, with windows and a glass door out to the garden, and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, brick hearth and exposed timbers and painted ceiling timbers.
Behind the sitting room is the dining room, also with painted beams and a window to front, plus a door to the office/family room/occasional bedroom, which has a window to side and a further door to the reception hall.
The kitchen is accessed off the sitting room, and provides a triple aspect room, comprising a range of wooden kitchen cupboards and drawers with granite worktops, with a wink unit by the window overlooking the rear garden, a dresser style unit to one wall complete with wine rack, a cooking area and further cupboards, plus a utility area, housing the washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also an integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and space for the range style cooker with the extractor above. A door leads into a large larder cupboard. A lobby off the kitchen provides a door to the rear garden.
The first floor is split into two sides, with the master bedroom enjoying the views over the garden via the windows to rear and side, with fitted wardrobes and an opening to a large dressing room with floor to ceiling wardrobes and cupboards, plus a further door to the en-suite shower room beyond, comprising a shower, basin and WC, window to rear and towel rail.
The dressing room could be converted to make a fourth bedroom, or indeed as a nursery room, if required. There is access to the original staircase between the dressing room and the en-suite, which leads down to the sitting room.
The other side of the landing are the modern bedrooms, both enjoying vaulted ceilings, and they share a bathroom at the end of the landing, complete with a spa/jacuzzi bath, WC and basin.
Outside, the gardens are an absolute delight. There are two parking areas, both with garages. The principal parking area and garage is by the front door, with direct access to the steps, flower beds and paved area by the front door. The garage has an up and over door to the lane, plus is attached to a large, timber workshop with access from the garden.
The second parking area is at the bottom of the garden, with a brick block parking area and a detached, brick built garage with a studio/home office at the rear, looking out across the stream, complete with windows to side and a door to the rear. This building has considerable scope to become an annex, subject to any necessary consents.
The main gardens around the house are beautifully planted with mature shrubs, trees and plants, with a lovely brick patio area by the kitchen and rear door, ideal for alfresco dining. A pathway works around the house to form a complete loop.
The lawn stretches down from the patio to the second garage, again with mature trees, shrubs and plants, together with a small pond and access to the largest expanse of levelled lawn, which in turn leads down to a wild bluebell area, adjacent to the stream, with an ancient beech tree.
The higher level of garden is behind the main parking area and workshop, with vegetable patches, a fruit cage and summerhouse, plus a further area of lawn by the workshop. The whole garden is hedge and fence enclosed.
Hoghole Lane Cottage is located on the very rural fringes of Lamberhurst, along a single track, quiet country lane.
Nearby amenities within Lamberhurst include several pubs, an extensive local village store with Post Office, a primary school, doctor’s surgery/pharmacy, Bewl Reservoir and the renowned Lamberhurst Golf Club.
Lamberhurst sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a number of local clubs and societies. There is a large recreation ground for football, games and dog walking plus an excellent children’s adventure playground. The property is approximately 2.5 miles away from the A21 for ease of access North and South, although there are better routes into Tunbridge Wells via Bayham and Bells Yew Green.
Wadhurst is merely 2.5 miles distant with a further array of shops, services and amenities. 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 can be found a very good and newly opened local supermarket, a family run butcher’s, greengrocer, chemist, delicatessen, two banks, a high quality gift shop and ladies outfitters, library and very well stocked and traditional Post Office and Book shop, a local Doctor’s Practice and Dentist.
Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (3.5 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (7 miles). These provide a fast and regular service to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Canon Street.
There is an excellent choice of education and care from Nurseries and Primary Schools through to Secondary schools, for both boys and girls, in the private and state sector.
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.
Approximately 7 miles North of Lamberhurst 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 highachieving grammar schools.
Also within 45 minutes of Lamberhurst is the Coast with all that it has to offer. In terms of places to visit, within an easy drive are various National Trust properties such as Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst with its famous and beautiful gardens, Scotney Castle and Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s former home).
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains water, private drainage, mains electricity.
Council Tax Band: G