MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A FOUR BEDROOMED SEMI DETACHED GRADE II LISTED CHARACTER COTTAGE WITH DRIVE WAY AND GARAGE / WORKSHOP * LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE * ENTRANCE PORCH * RECEPTION HALL * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * KITCHEN * UTILTY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER Read more
MAIN SPECIFICATIONS: A FOUR BEDROOMED SEMI DETACHED GRADE II LISTED CHARACTER COTTAGE WITH DRIVE WAY AND GARAGE / WORKSHOP * LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE * ENTRANCE PORCH * RECEPTION HALL * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * KITCHEN * UTILTY ROOM * CLOAKROOM * FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM * POTENTIAL SUBJECT TO PLANNING TO CREATE AN ENSUITE TO BEDROOM FOUR ON THE SECOND FLOOR * FRONT AND REAR COTTAGE GARDENS * POTENTIAL TO CREATE AN INNER LANDING TO ALLOW BEDROOM FOUR TO HAVE A PRIVATE ACCESS * A HOST OF CHARACTER FEATURES TO INCLUDE INGLENOOK FIREPLACES AND NUMEROUS EXPOSED BEAMS * EASY WALKING DISTANCE OF ALL OF THE VILLAGE AMENITIES * POLEGATE MAINLINE TRAIN STATION WITHIN CONVENIENT DRIVING DISTANCE.
DESCRIPTION: A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful and well-presented character four double bedroomed semi-detached grade II listed period cottage arranged over three floors with charming cottage gardens, its own private driveway and garage / workshop and within a stone’s throw of all the village amenities.
These types of property rarely come available in the sought-after village of Herstmonceux, especially with the added benefit of a driveway and a garage / workshop.
Furthermore, although this property has been well maintained by its current owners and the accommodation is quite extensive, there are still further enhancements and alterations that could create additional value and benefits for a new owner. These improvements or enhancements could include the fourth bedroom on the second floor having an ensuite added subject to planning, as well as this bedroom also having a private inner landing access created by taking some of the space from bedroom three.
The existing accommodation already includes an entrance porch, a reception hall, a sitting room, a dining room, a kitchen, as cloakroom, a utility room, a landing, a generous sized family bathroom / shower room and a large outside garage and workshop building, which could also have some alternative future uses subject to planning.
LOCATION: Situated in the heart of Herstmonceux village and with a stone’s throw of all its extensive amenities which include a new medical centre, a post office, a coffee shop, a local mini supermarket, a respected primary school, hairdressers a popular pub and a choice of restaurants and other artisan shops.
The mainline train stations at Polegate, Battle and Stonegate make this property also perfect for London commuters.
Depending upon educational requirements, there is an abundant variety to choose from, including, Bede’s, Battle Abbey, Mayfield School for Girls and Eastbourne College to name but a few.
More extensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found at Eastbourne and Hailsham, with Lewes and Brighton also within about 30 minutes by car.
ACCOMMODATION: Redbrick pathway leading to an attractive front door that opens into a charming entrance porch.
ENTRANCE PORCH: With tiled floors, half wood panelled walls, radiator, leaded light windows to either side, vaulted ceiling with feature light, oak framed archway leading into the reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL: With doorways either side leading to the dining room and the sitting room, as well as a staircase leading to the first-floor landing.
DINING ROOM: Approached from the reception hall through a lovely old wooden cottage door. A double aspect room with oak floor, beautiful exposed period beams to both the ceilings and walls, feature brick fireplace with wood burner, radiator, windows overlooking the front cottage gardens, further window with aspect to side. Door leading to the inner lobby.
SITTING ROOM: Approached from the reception hall or from the kitchen and comprises of an impressive inglenook fireplace with a fitted wood burner and brick hearth with a large oak bressummer beam over, beamed ceilings and walls, radiator, windows overlooking the front cottage gardens and up lighting wall lights.
KITCHEN: Which can be approached from the sitting room, the dining room and from outside via the rear door leading to the rear garden. This charming kitchen comprises of oak floors, a range of modern cottage style cupboard and base units with wooden worksurfaces over, fitted wine rack, fitted twin enamel sink unit with mixer and centre section, single breakfast bar area, space for fridge freezer, space for dishwasher, space for large cooking range with tiled back area, windows overlooking the rear cottage gardens and cottage door also opening out onto the rear garden. Central feature pillar period beam and opening leading to inner lobby.
INNER LOBBY: With oak floors, area to store coats, storage cupboard, doors leading to adjoining utility room and cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM: With a character wooden cottage door and travertine tiled floor, W.C., half tiled walls, wash basin with chrome taps, window and ceiling light.
UTILITY ROOM: With oak floors, wooden worktops with spaces under, cupboard units, spaces for washing machine and dryer, fitted sink unit with chrome mixer tap and window with aspect to side access.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Stairs leading from the reception hall up to the first-floor landing with doors leading off to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3, as well as the family bathroom / shower room.
BEDROOM ONE (PLEASE NOTE ALSO HAS BEDROOM 4 ACCESS VIA A STAIRCASE LEADING OUT OF BEDROOM ONE: A double sized room with attractive exposed beams to both ceilings and walls, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboards which could easily be moved to allow an internal hall to provide a private access to bedroom 4 possibly. Windows with aspect over the front cottage gardens. Wooden door opening to a concealed staircase which leads up to bedroom 4.
BEDROOM FOUR: This is in the eaves and is divided into two halves by the staircase. It could be possible to incorporate subject to planning to have one half as an ensuite bathroom and the other to still keep as the fourth bedroom area. There are two windows, one with a front aspect of the gardens and the other with a side aspect.
BEDROOM TWO: A double sized room with radiator, exposed beams to ceiling and windows with aspect over the front cottage gardens.
BEDROOM THREE: A double sized room with radiator and windows with aspect over the rear cottage gardens.
FAMILY BATHROOM / SHOWER ROOM: With oak floors, pedestal wash basin, fitted bath with chrome taps and panelled sides, part tiled walls, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, W.C., door to airing cupboard, separate corner shower with glazed and chrome sides, as well as tiled walls and with a chrome shower control system, wall mounted mirror and frosted windows.
OUTSIDE: This charming semi detached four bedroomed three storey grade II listed cottage has its own private drive, front and rear gardens, as well as a garage style workshop.
FRONT GARDEN: Arranged as a classical cottage garden, with a well-tended lawn that is divided by a charming red brick pathway leading from the front gate to the property’s front door. There are also well stocked flower borders and mature hedging mainly to the front boundary. To the far side is the private drive which provides parking for vehicles. There is a side access gate which leads to the rear cottage gardens.
REAR GARDENS: These are also designed classically to a cottage style and are arranged with a lawn area and rear sun terrace with access to a log store and the workshop / garage.