Stream House is one of those often sought, seldom found houses, enjoying generously proportioned and light rooms, garaging, stabling/workshops and approximately 3.7 acres of gardens and woodland, all set off a quiet, single track country lane.
The property presents an attractive facade, complete with white painted brickwork and a tiled roof. The house was extended by the current owners with a single story extension providing open plan living space with a fabulous view out across the garden. This extension also provided the Vendors with a self-contained area to the rear of the house, suitable for working from home with staff access, kitchen and cloakroom. It is this area that could easily form an annex, subject to little alteration and any necessary consents.
The house itself is approached via a glazed porch and oak front door to the entrance hall, with oak flooring and oak staircase to the first floor. It is noted that the oak used in the staircase came from the garden! The entrance hall leads into an inner lobby, with access to a cloakroom and utility room/boiler room.
A door from the inner lobby leads into the kitchen area, comprising a range of pale lemon units with cupboards and drawers, tiled worktops, tiled floor, integrated stainless steel double sink with drainer and waste disposal, space for cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. This area is open to a breakfast area, which in turn opens into the open plan family/dining room, with windows and doors to the garden and a lovely vista up and across the garden.
There is a wide opening into the sitting room, complete with windows to front and an open fireplace with a slate hearth and metal surround. The white oak flooring continues from the sitting room through the family/dining room.
On the opposite side of the hall is another generous reception room complete with open fireplace with sandstone surround and extended hearth. This room is currently used as a studio, but could easily provide a formal dining room/TV or play room as required. There is a double aspect to front and side, and beneath this room, accessed from the outside, is a basement store room.
The first floor landing has a window and French doors to a balcony, wooden flooring and provides access to all the bedrooms. The master bedroom is above the studio, with windows to front and side, fitted wardrobes and a walk-in wardrobe that could easily form an en-suite shower room. Opposite is another generous, double aspect bedroom, with several fitted wardrobes and drawer units. There is a lovely outlook over the garden from this room.
Towards the rear of the property is the family bathroom, with bath, separate shower, basin, bidet, WC, towel rail and window to rear. There are two further bedrooms, either large singles or small doubles, both of which enjoy a view down the garden to the woodland beyond.
It is considered that there is ample scope to enlarge the first floor, over the extended ground floor, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Outside, to the front is the driveway with ample parking and turning for several vehicles. There is a brick built garage/carport and attached stables/workshops opposite the house. Flower bed borders the path to the front door, and a path leads around the house to the raised patio/seating area which enjoys sunshine the whole day and commands a view up and down the garden. The path leads all the way around the house, and at the rear of the house there is a shed, greenhouse and vegetable patch.
The rest of the garden is laid to lawn, or left wild with mature trees and shrubs, such as rhododendrons, providing considerable scope for landscaping and/or formalizing. Beyond the fabulous beech tree the lawn narrows and heads into an area of evergreen woodland, with an area of deciduous, broad-leaf woodland beyond that. In total, the plot is approximately 3.7 acres.
Stream House is located off a very quiet country lane, which only links other quiet country lanes, between the villages of Rotherfield, Five Ashes and Hadlow Down. It is exceptionally quiet and peaceful.
The nearest shops and supermarket can be found at Rotherfield and Jarvis Brook both of which are just over 5 minutes away. For more comprehensive shopping facilities, including various supermarkets, banks and high street shops, Heathfield, Crowborough and Uckfield are all within a 15 minute drive.
All the local villages have renowned primary schools, and just a few minutes away is the popular Skippers Hill Preparatory School. There is a choice of secondary schools in both the private and state sectors within a twelve mile radius.
The nearest railway station, Crowborough, is at Jarvis Brook just over five minutes away with services to London Victoria. Mainline services to London Charing Cross and Canon Street are available from Wadhurst or Tunbridge Wells stations. Gatwick is approximately 50 minutes drive across the Ashdown Forest, the Dartford Tunnel some 60 minutes via the M25 and the Channel Tunnel approximately 80 minutes drive via the M20.
The area is well served by sports and leisure facilities with swimming pools and leisure centres at nearby Crowborough and Uckfield, a local 9 hole Golf Course, tennis clubs, footpaths and bridleways, sailing and fishing at Bewl Reservoir, plus outdoor pursuits at Bowles Outdoor Centre and Bedgebury Pinetum. The area also provides the only inland outdoor climbing in the South East on the sandstone outcrops of The Weald. The coast at Eastbourne is also only around a 40 minute drive to the South.
Mains water and electricity, oil central heating, private drainage and Cat5e Ethernet to main rooms. Council Tax Band: G.