Little Brook House is a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet location, with good sized gardens, a modern oak framed garage with a room above, secondary detached garage/workshop and planning permission to extend.
The house is well over half way through a comprehensive scheme to modernise and improve the house, whereby the current owners have stripped and replaced the roof, adding insulation, stripped, treated, weather-proofed and insulated the tiled hanging upper elevations, whilst also remodelling and upgrading the internal accommodation complete with new lime plaster, electrics and heating.
A large amount of the ground floor has also had a lot of works carried out, including stripping the walls to bare brick and sandstone, exposing the timbers, replacing windows with timber leaded light windows.
That said, there is still work to be done, including upgrading the bathroom and kitchen, as well as the ground floor electrics. The planning permissions include space for a new enlarged kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors, with a former front door to an entrance hall, with window to both sides and doors to the two main reception rooms. The sitting room is a charming room, with exposed timbered ceilings, windows to front and side with a glass door to the garden, large inglenook fireplace with wood burner, and slightly raised area with a further window to side.
The dining room enjoys a dual aspect to front and side, with exposed sandstone wall, cream Rayburn, oak flooring, timbered ceiling and door to the kitchen. The kitchen currently comprises a few basic units, with window to side and windows and door to rear. This area has not been touched by the current owners due to the planning permission to extend to the rear, which would alter the kitchen and add a new entrance hall and utility room.
A further door leads back to the sitting room, which then provides access to a rear lobby and ground floor WC. Also off the sitting room is a door to the stairs to the first floor landing, with further stairs to the second floor. It is worth noting that the first and second floor (apart from the bathroom) are completely finished.
The master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect, and deep cupboard housing the pressurised water system. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, one double, one single, although the single could be enlarged with the extension and an en-suite added. The bathroom is a decent size, comprising a bath with shower over, WC and basin, window to rear and part tiled walls.
The second floor comprises two attic rooms, one a twin bedroom, with window to side and the other which would be a useful study/occasional bedroom. There is also a handy storage cupboard.
Outside the house is approached via a gated driveway leading up to a parking and turning area. At the entrance of the drive is a detached garage, prepped and ready for timber cladding and a tiled roof.
At the top of the drive is a detached triple bay Oak framed garage/car-port, with two open bays and double doors to the end bay. External stairs lead up to the first floor room, which has velux windows and a gable window to one end. This space is very suitable for an office/games room and even has plumbing for bathroom/kitchen facilities if one wanted an annex.
The plot is triangular in shape, with a lovely westerly aspect, backing onto open fields. There are vegetable patches, various fruit trees, walled formal gardens by the sitting room, a glass-house and various trees and shrubs.
Planning Permission was granted for a two storey extension under ref: WD/2011/0749/F. This would create a new entrance hall facing the driveway, a new utility room off the kitchen and linking the existing lobby and cloakroom on the ground floor, whilst creating a new master bedroom with en-suite at first floor level.
The house is located between Cross in Hand and Waldron, accessed off a quiet lane, but not remote. Waldron is the nearest village, complete with Public House, The Star Inn, and a Saxon church. Cross in Hand provides the nearest local shop at the Esso petrol station. Cross in hand also provides a gym, bespoke furniture store, bakery, tennis and rugby club.
The nearby market town of Heathfield provides much more extensive facilities, including supermarkets, banks, post office, library, vets, doctors, cafes, restaurants, ironmongers, greengrocer, florists, jewellers to name but a few, plus other commercial and professional services.
Royal Tunbridge Wells and the coast at Eastbourne are both approximately half an hours drive. The nearest mainline station is at Uckfield, with services to London Victoria in around 90 minutes. Services to London Charing Cross can be found at Etchingham.
There is excellent access to footpaths, Bewl Reservoir, Buxted Park Hotel, Bedgebury Pinetum and several National Trust properties.