- Charming and Quaint terraced cottage
- Convenient location set off the high street
- 2 bedrooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Sitting room with open fireplace
- External utility
- Attic store room
- Large and private rear garden
A rather charming and quaint terraced cottage, set just off the High Street, providing two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room and sitting room with open fireplace, external utility, attic store room and surprisingly large and private rear garden. EPC Rating D
The property forms an attractive mid-terraced cottage, with rendered front elevations and brick rear elevations. These cottages are utterly charming, and often have flying freeholds, although it would appear that No. 1 does not.
There is a front garden with a path to the front door and log store, plus a rear courtyard immediately behind the house, whilst the main garden is delightfully secluded and tucked away at the end of a path, forming an almost secret garden with fruit trees, expanse of lawn and views from the seating area. There is a shed, stores and a summer house with electric supply, with the summer house being available by separate negotiation.
The house is primarily accessed via the rear door, which leads in to the kitchen/breakfast room, with exposed timbered ceiling, tiled flooring and a butler sink with slate surround. There is a lovely free standing unit with wooden worktop with cupboard, drawer and shelf, space for a cooker and a former chimney with fitted shelved cupboard within the recess. There are two small windows to rear, and a rather unique feature of original printed wallpaper from circa the 1920s.
The sitting room has the original front door and wood framed window to front has the benefit of double glazing. There is also an angled open fireplace and recess to side, plus an oak staircase that leads to the first floor.
The first floor comprises a landing with door to the bathroom, with a roll top bath, basin and WC, boiler cupboard and a window to rear.
The largest of the two bedrooms is to the rear, with window and wooden flooring. The second bedroom has a window to front, recess and a door that leads to a staircase to the attic which forms a very useful store room.
Outside at the rear is an outbuilding, formerly a garden store with outside WC, but now forms a useful utility room, with power and water supply, and storage. Please note, this outbuilding has other rooms that belong to the neighbouring properties. The house enjoys gas central heating, mains electric, water and drainage.
1 Laurel Bank is situated just off the High Street on the right after Uplands Community College if you were heading towards Ticehurst.
Wadhurst also offers Churches of various denominations within a good and strong community. From a social point of view 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 butchers, greengrocer, chemist, delicatessen, mobile bank, a high quality gift shop and ladies outfitters, an excellent library and very well stocked Post Office and Book shop.
Wadhurst also benefits from a very good local Doctor’s Practice and Dentist. 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. Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, 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. In terms of places to visit, within an easy drive are various National Trust properties such as Bodium Castle, Sissinghurst with its famous and beautiful gardens, Scotney Castle and Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s former home).