Nash Street, Chiddingly

£650,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
This enchanting and picturesque, detached UNLISTED ancient cottage exudes charm and character and comes with an exceptional 1.5 acre garden, set out as a number of inter-connecting garden rooms with an old brick building which could be rebuilt to provide an annexe or studio. It comes fresh to the market for the first time in a generation.

Nash Street is a rural hamlet near to the highly desired and sought-after village of Chiddingly, which offers an excellent pub, primary school, village farm shop and church. The old market towns of Heathfield and Hailsham are within a short drive, with the coast at Eastbourne and the County Town of Lewes both about 10 miles. The nearest rail station is only 4.5 miles away in Berwick.

The exact age of this charming UNLISTED cottage is unknown, at first glance from the outside we thought it probably dated to the 1700's, but on seeing the stunning array of low beams and timbers, with the exposed old floorboards above makes us feel that the origins are probably much older. The name of the house is thought to have derived from a previous owner, a Signor Wrigg.

The cottage is set well back from the lane, approached by its own 75m long gravel drive which terminates in a parking area, with ample room to erect a garage if required. The grounds extend to approximately 1.5 acres and have been lovingly created by the present owner over many years, with numerous and varied inter-connecting garden rooms linked by herringbone, pebbled and cut pathways. A formal lawn, rose garden and hornbeam and beech avenues lead through to wild, meadow and spring flower gardens. There are various seating areas throughout the beautifully planted grounds. A large vegetable garden has soft fruit bushes, an orchard area with apple and pear trees, vegetable beds and a polytunnel. Within the grounds - which are a haven for wildlife including nightingales - is an old, semi-dilapidated brick building that provides an excellent footprint for an annexe or office/studio.

Our client has owned the property for over 20-years. During this time the cottage has been significantly improved with an extension to create a comfortable home of immense character and the conveniences of modern-day living, including oil fired central heating, some double glazing and a modern kitchen and bathroom. However, there is great opportunity for redevelopment.

An Oak front door leads into a useful entrance porch, then on into the surprisingly bright, treble aspect sitting room. A terracotta tiled floor, heavily beamed ceiling showing the original floorboards to the rooms above and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove complete the room. The terracotta floor tiling continues into a study area, which also has exposed ceiling beams showing exposed floorboards. One wall is fitted with sturdy oak bookshelves and a stable door leads out to the garden.

Moving into the extension, a hall-way with skylight window has a boiler/linen cupboard, utility cupboard with plumbing for washing machine, further storage cupboard and a cloakroom. The kitchen/dining room is fitted with a range of modern, solid oak floor-to-ceiling cabinets with fluted door fronts and granite worktops with matching upstands. There is a corner composite sink, gas hob with cooker hood, high-level oven and microwave, together with integrated fridge/freezer and space for dishwasher. Sleek marble floor tiling completes the contemporary feel. The bathroom has a modern white suite including bath, separate shower cubicle and marble floor and wall tiling.

On the first floor are two bedrooms, both with exposed wall timbers and windows that overlook the gardens. The third room is currently used as a study but could easily be made into a third bedroom by the simple addition of a stud wall and door. This room shows the exposed brickwork of the impressive inglenook fireplace.

AGENTS NOTE: Fibre optic broadband is connected directly to the cottage. Download: 76 mbps, upload: 22 mbps

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

COUNCIL TAX BAND: D Wealden District Council £2,062.85 2020/21

EPC Rating = E

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