A spacious semi-detached four bedroom, three reception room character house, set within large gardens with superb countryside views to the rear. The property offers ample scope to extend and alter, being part way through a restoration. There is ample off road parking, and is available with no onward chain. EPC Rating: D
Old Barn Cottage is a charming and deceptively spacious, semi-detached family home, offering four good sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and possible en-suite to the master bedroom to the first floor, plus three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room with front and rear porches.
The property has had significant improvements carried out over the last few years, including a new boiler and new heating system, as well as electrics, some windows, and much of the first floor has been plastered and decorated. As such, it is a work in progress. There is ample scope to extend and alter the ground floor, subject to any necessary consents.
The front door provides access to a front lobby, with a further door to the entrance hall, with stairs to the first floor, and a door to the sitting room, which has a large window to front, fireplace with wood burner and a further door to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The kitchen comprises a range of cupboards and drawers, with black worktops and integrated double sink with drainer, chest level over/grill, four ring electric hob and extractor, plus space for under counter fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is a tiled splash back, and window and door to the rear porch.
There is an opening to the adjacent dining room, and ideally one would open up this space. There is a large window to side, a door to the utility room and an opening to the rear study/family room, which has fabulous views across the rear garden the countryside beyond. There is also a door to the rear porch.
The utility room is at the front of the house, with a new boiler, windows to both front and side, and ample space for further appliances and a door to the under-stairs cupboard. There is a further door to the front hall.
The first floor enjoys a good landing with loft access, and access to all bedrooms. The master bedroom is at the rear of the house, with a walk-through possible en-suite/wardrobe area to reach the bedroom, which has simply fabulous views across the countryside to the rear.
There are two large double bedrooms to the front of the house, both with wardrobe cupboards and one with a former fireplace and the other with a dual aspect. The fourth bedroom is also a good size, with a window to side.
The family bathroom comprises a white suite, with a WC, bath with shower over and basin, window to rear, towel rail and door to an airing cupboard.
Outside, there is a sandstone wall and maturing hedge to the front, as well as an area of parking for three cars, with a driveway to a rear area with a concrete hardstanding, forming further space for parking and potential for a garage (STPP). There are three secure stores which would be available by separate negotiation. We note that the neighbours have a right of access over part of the driveway, to and from their garage to the road.
The rear garden is over 300ft long, with expanses of lawn and flower bed borders, a concrete rear patio off the kitchen, a greenhouse, maturing orchard area plus a sizable area at the bottom of the garden, including a sunken patio and bonfire area.
The house is located between Five Ashes and Mayfield, with bus stops to Heathfield/Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells within 100 yards.
Mayfield High Street is just 2 miles distant, with a pre-school, primary school and Mayfield School for Girls, plus further facilities including a small supermarket with post office, 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, and pretty churches of various denominations.
Five Ashes is a small village enjoying a local public house, children's nursery, primary School and the renowned Skippers Hill Preparatory School.
The nearest town for further facilities is Heathfield, with an array of shops, cafes, restaurants, take-aways, supermarkets, banks, post office, library and further independent retailers for day to day needs, and additional primary schools and Heathfield Community College.
There are several golf courses, health centres and sports clubs in the vicinity, with sailing at Bewl Reservoir or on the coast at Eastbourne. The Cross in Hand Tennis Club and Rugby Club are within a few hundred yards, and there are several footpaths and woodland walks within easy reach.
For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells is 12 miles to the north. Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (7 miles), Crowborough (5 miles), and Tunbridge Wells.
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.
Council Tax Band E.
Mains water and electrics, gas central heating and a private drainage system.