- Convenient location within easy walking distance of village amenities
- 3/4 double bedrooms
- Two bathrooms/shower rooms
- 24ft sitting room
- 20ft kitchen/dining room
- Utility room
- South facing garden
- Off road parking
- No chain
An attractive and well presented 3/4 bedroom semi-detached period cottage of approximately 1,517sq.ft, situated in the heart of the village with a south facing garden. NO CHAIN.
Situation: The property is situated in a convenient and elevated position in the sought after village of Wadhurst, recently voted the best place to live in the UK, and is within just a few minutes’ walk of the High Street. The village offers an excellent range of shops and services for everyday needs including a Jempson’s Local store and post office, café, delicatessen, butcher, pharmacy, bookshop, art gallery, florist, off licence, public houses, as well as a doctor’s surgery, dentist, primary school and the well regarded Uplands Community College and Sports Centre.
For the commuter, Wadhurst mainline station is approximately 1½ miles distant and provides a regular service to London Charing Cross/Cannon Street in an hour. There is a regular bus service and the A21 is also within easy reach providing a direct link to the M25 (junction 5) and the coast. Gatwick Airport is about 40 miles to the west, the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone is about 46 miles to the east and central London is about 50 miles away. The regional centre of Tunbridge Wells is just 6½ miles distant and provides a comprehensive range of amenities including the Royal Victoria Shopping centre, cinema complex and theatres.
The beautiful surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes Bewl Water Reservoir, reputedly the largest area of inland water in the South East, where a wide range of water sports can be enjoyed.
Description: 1 Balliol Cottages is an extended semi-detached period cottage with attractive external elevations of brick beneath a tiled roof and double-glazed windows and doors throughout. The property has been much improved over the last 12 months including an overhaul of the roof, a new boiler and a new kitchen, utility room and upgraded shower room. The cottage provides light, spacious and flexible accommodation of approximately 1,517sq.ft/141sq.m, including having a downstairs bedroom and shower room.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes on the ground floor: an entrance hall, a good-sized, double aspect sitting room which extends to nearly 24ft and has an attractive open fireplace and French doors leading out to the garden; an inner hall leading to a downstairs bedroom/family room. A door from the hall leads to a recently refitted open plan kitchen/dining room, which extends to over 20ft and has an extensive range of bespoke handmade wooden shaker wall and base units with traditional joints, quartz worksurfaces, range cooker, lovely Italian limestone flooring (which extends through to the utility room and shower room), pantry cupboard with original brick floor, glazed door leading out to the garden and opening leading to a utility room, fitted with complimentary wall and base units, space for appliances, shoe rack and doors to a downstairs shower room/wc and out to the rear of the house. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms – all having built in cupboards – and a well-appointed family bathroom.
Outside there is off road parking and pretty front gardens with mature flower borders, hedging and an area of lawn. A brick path leads along the side of the property to a side gate, which gives access to the rear garden, where there is a large storage shed, further garden shed and a good-sized south facing garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and plants, a mature hornbeam tree and a terrace outside the sitting room.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Gas central heating
EPC rating: E
Local authority: Wealden District Council (01892) 653311
Council tax rating: Band E (£2,827.44 per annum)