2 Owls Castle Cottages forms a very beautiful, attached, character cottage. Formerly part of the Whiligh Estate, this house shares its attractive design with all of the Whiligh Estate houses in the area.
The current owners have been in residence for over twenty years, and in that time, they have completely modernised the property, purchased additional garden and partially converted the garage to form a utility space, whilst retaining a store room facing the lane.
From the front door, one enters into a hallway with stairs leading to the first floor, and a new oak door to the living room, with a window to front, an upgraded fireplace with a wood burner and exposed timbers.
A door leads into the open plan kitchen/breakfast/family space which spreads across the rear of the property. The kitchen is a fabulous handcrafted kitchen, with a range of off-white cupboards, open shelves and drawers, with black granite worktops, integrated sink with etched drainer, range style cooker, fridge and dishwasher, tiled splash back, two windows to rear, and tiled flooring.
The breakfast area has stunning oak flooring, and a part vaulted ceiling, door to rear garden, window to rear with a study recess and a door to a cloakroom. There is a further door to an under stairs cupboard and a second reception room, being a lovely snug sitting room, with wood burner, fireplace, exposed timbers and a window to front.
Off the kitchen is a very useful utility room, with windows, underfloor heating and door to side, tiled floor, sink unit and cupboards.
Upstairs, there is a master bedroom to front, with access to the eaves storage which also holds the water cylinder, and a double depth wardrobe above the stairs. There is a further bedroom also facing the front, and a third bedroom to rear with fabulous views. The bathroom is beautiful, with a tiled floor with electric under floor heating, bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and basin, window to rear, part tiled walls and towel rail.
Outside, there is off road parking to the front, with a small picket fence and gravel area to the front door. A garage door opens into a useful store room. A side gate leads into the rear garden, with several allocated areas. Immediately to the side of the house are various sheds, store areas and a greenhouse with electric supply.
There is a gravel seating area with a large Bramley apple tree, vegetable plots and an expanse of lawn leading down to the far end of the garden with two fruit trees and a further grass area. Linked by an Indian sandstone path all the way back to the house, and following it around the house to a large entertaining patio, with space for table and chairs and positioned to make the most of the evening sunshine. This more formal area of garden also houses a Wendy house, covered seating area behind the house and also hides the oil tank for the central heating.
The property is located in the middle of the popular village of Stonegate, close to the church and primary school, and approximately 1/2 a mile from the mainline train station.
There is easy access to Wadhurst and Ticehurst. Wadhurst is a very pretty and characterful village with a pretty 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. Ticehurst also has an array of shops around the central village square, and a gastro pub, The Bell.
From a social point of view there are many choices to be made from Period Inns, Gastro Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes, 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 butchers shop, greengrocer, chemist, delicatessen, two banks, a high quality gift shop, ladies outfitters, an excellent library and very well stocked and traditional Post Office and Book shop. Wadhurst also benefits from a very good local Doctors Practice and Dentists.
There is an excellent choice of education, Nurseries, Primary Schools through to secondary schools for both boys and girls in both the private and state sectors. Nearby leisure facilities include football, tennis and bowls, an excellent children’s playground and a Community sports centre. 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 6 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. Also within 45 minutes of Wadhurst there is the coast with all that it has to offer.