Strawberry Thief House is a charming, mid-terraced period town-house, offering considerable charm and character throughout, such as high ceilings, sash windows, bay windows, part vaulted ceilings on the top floor and some oak panelling, as well as a pretty detached garage/studio outbuilding to the rear.
The property is in need of cosmetic modernisation throughout, including new kitchen and bathroom suites. There is also general decoration required, with repairs to ceilings and walls.
One enters via the front door to a lovely hallway, with stairs leading to the first floor, under stairs storage cupboard and a door to the lovely bay fronted sitting room, complete with oak panelled wall and chimney, matching cupboard, open fireplace with brick hearth, and a brick arch to the dining room.
The dining room provides access to the rear garden via a glazed door, as well as access to the kitchen, comprising a range of cupboards and drawers, with integrated sink, cooker and space for several appliances, wall mounted boiler and window to rear. A further door leads back to the hall.
The first floor comprises a landing, with further stairs to the top floor, store cupboard and door to the master bedroom, with a lovely bay window, as per the sitting room, former fireplace and a range of fitted wardrobes and exposed wooden flooring. There is also a rear single bedroom, and a rear facing family bathroom, comprising a bath, basin and WC, plus space for a shower.
The top floor comprises two part vaulted bedrooms, with dormer windows and one with a range of fitted cupboards. There is also a second bathroom on this floor, with a velux window to rear, bath, WC and basin, and an above door internal window to provide light to the landing.
Outside to the front is a small front garden, with steps up from the road to the front door. The rear garden is a courtyard style, with paved patio area and flower beds and a rose arch over the path that leads to the detached garage/studio building.
This attractive outbuilding used to be a double garage, with access to the track that leads from station road along the rear of the terrace. There is still the up and over door, and a window to side, but the garage has been splint in two, to the rear half forming an insulated studio/office space, with windows to side and overlooking the garden back to the house.
The property is located on Rotherfield Lane, just yards from the 'Shopping Basket' a local shop for day to day needs.
The 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street is only a few hundred yards away. Facilities in the village include a small supermarket, 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.