Combining character and modern living, a superb pre 1900 cottage with four bedrooms, feature kitchen/family room, office, off road parking and backing onto the Ashdown Forest.
DESCRIPTION A Character Cottage which has been sensitively extended and modernised in the highly sought after village of Chelwood Gate, in the heart of the Ashdown Forest.
This wonderful property combines the history and character, dating back to pre-1900, with a modern extension that works effortlessly as a family home. The original cottage provided cosy accommodation with three bedrooms, which has now been increased to four bedrooms alongside an excellent open-plan entertaining space. The two-storey extension on the western side is where you’ll find the superb kitchen/family room with Amtico flooring and underfloor heating. Perfect for entertaining, it is easy to understand how this is the hub of the home. There is ample work surface area, space for a range cooker, an integrated dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer. The family area also includes space for sofas and a dining table, whilst the french doors that take you out to the garden creates the perfect summer entertaining environment. The utility room is the ideal spot to house the washing machine and tumble dryer and provides rear access to the garden. On the eastern side of the cottage is the original character part of the home. The sitting room has a bay window with fitted seating area whilst the wood burner is the focal point of the room. A further reception room could be used as an indoor office, snug or playroom whilst next door is a cloakroom. The original dining room is now the entrance hall. As you walk through the front door, you are met by a beautifully spacious room which features an original fireplace and has a custom made coat and boot storage unit. The former entrance is a tile floor porch with its original style stained glass window.
On the first floor the previous main bedroom is now a great size second bedroom and the east aspect beautifully captures the morning sun. Bedrooms three and four work really well with bedroom three overlooking the front and bedroom four to the rear. The two storey extension now provides a stunning main bedroom and en-suite. This is a fantastically spacious and calming room, with built in wardrobes providing that flush, clean, finish and a view over the garden. The en-suite has a walk in shower with twin shower heads, sink and WC with storage and Amtico flooring. The main bathroom is equally as impressive; a free standing rolled top bath immediately captures your eye and there is a separate shower with a rainwater showerhead.
There are three main areas to the garden; the office is located on the eastern side and creates flexibility as either a gym or a work from home office should someone not want to use the snug/playroom in the cottage. The decking immediately in front of the office offers a nice view over different parts of the garden and is a lovely space to sit, capture the late evening sun and watch bats/listen to owls in the surrounding forest. In front of the main entrance to the cottage is a beautiful cottage garden with mature shrubs and the hedge provides ample privacy. This continues to where the drive is located, sat behind the gates. From the kitchen/family room, the terrace is the ideal spot for a table and chairs and the south/westerly aspect captures the afternoon and that late evening sun. There is a further lawn area and a large timber shed. In addition there are 2 raised beds, prefect for growing vegetables and the garden also contains well established fruit trees and bushes.
The property tenure is Freehold and the council tax band is E.
LOCATION Backing onto the Ashdown Forest and its 6,500 acres of outstanding walks, breath-taking views and bridle trails, Chelwood Gate is a much sought after village. The 2 local pubs are excellent both serving food centred on local produce. A 3 minute drive to the East takes you to the larger village of Nutley which has an excellent Indian and Italian restaurant/take-away, local shops and a squash club, amongst other facilities. Additional local amenities can be found in Horsted Keynes, Lindfield and Forest Row. For more comprehensive facilities there are the towns of Haywards Heath, Uckfield, East Grinstead and Lewes. For those that commute, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead station are both within a 20 minute drive from the property and offers excellent and fast trains into London. There is a good selection of schools in the area, both state and independent, including Danehill C of E Primary School, Nutley Primary School, Chailey Secondary School, Cumnor House (only 1.9 miles), Brambletye, Great Walstead, Michael Hall School (Rudolph Steiner) and Ardingly College. Places of interest nearby include the Bluebell Steam Railway running between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead and popular gardens at Sheffield Park and Heaven Farm.
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