Cross In Hand, Heathfield


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A gracious and attractive, early-Victorian house with classic features of its era, spacious accommodation and 3/4 acre gardens laid out as a series of inter-connecting garden rooms . All within 0.8 mile of Heathfield High Street.

Fairfield is a substantial semi-detached, gabled late Victorian house, (1872 above the porch) with diaper-pattern brickwork on the west wall, and grounds extending to some three quarters of an acre. It is in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty (ANOB).

Conveniently located less than 0.8 mile from Heathfield High Street, which offers an excellent range of shops, services and amenities, the property has generous, well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings, decorative cornices and tall windows that let in plenty of natural light. It has gas fired central heating, partial double glazing and secondary glazing on all other rear windows.

A Victorian-style stained and etched glass front door with a leaded fanlight above opens into a reception area. A wide arch leads into the sitting room which has a large south-facing bay window to the front, a white marble fireplace with slate hearth, and ornamental shelving in the chimney recesses. An arched doorway leads to the study/library, which has French doors opening onto the rear courtyard. Modern pale-oak flooring extends throughout these rooms and, via an inner hall with a cloakroom leading off, to the open-plan family room and kitchen. The tile-floored kitchen is triple-aspect and has a half-glazed door leading to the courtyard. It is fitted with limed oak cabinets, granite worktops with an under-set sink and matching doors to house free-standing dishwasher and washing machine. There is space for an oven in the former kitchen range alcove, and a walk-in larder. The dining/sitting area has a fireplace with glass-fronted display cabinets above, and cupboards under in the chimney recesses. A door with brick steps, formally leading to a cellar, provides useful storage.

A staircase with mahogany hand-rail rises to the first floor landing, where there is a large built in airing cupboard and access to loft space. The triple-aspect master bedroom looks over the garden and courtyard and has a semi-vaulted ceiling and has an adjoining shower room. A second large double bedroom faces front, looking south over open countryside, whilst the third double bedroom overlooks the courtyard with a glazed door to a balcony with wrought iron balustrades. There is a small study

ursery also facing front which has a fitted desk with a deep, natural-oak desk top. There is also a family bathroom.

The house is approached via a shared gravel driveway, leading to a turning circle and parking area for several vehicles. The gardens, on a south-facing slope, extend to approximately three quarters of an acre and comprise connected but differing garden rooms .

In front, either side the drive, are formal flower borders, deep lawns, and a tall, double hedge providing privacy from the road. Stretching to the forest behind the property, is a wide grass ride, pond, shrubbery, wild-garden, orchard, vegetable plot and greenhouse, plus several flights of steps, small paved courtyards and stone ornaments. At the back of the house is a gated, part wall-enclosed paved courtyard, with central stone fountain and tiled-basin fed by an ornamental rill, a summer house with veranda, workshop and woodstore, established grapevine and flowering cherry.

AGENTS NOTE: We understand from the seller that there is an element of flying freehold at Fairfield.

The shared drive only serves one other property, behind Fairfield.

EPC Rating = D

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