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  • Bedrooms: 4
In a glorious rural location, well away from main roads, this lovingly renovated, improved and refurbished former Coachman's cottage exudes Victorian charm and character. Three/four bedrooms, two reception rooms, generous gardens and superb views. Also with workshop, games room & studio complex having much potential.

Originally a Coachman's Cottage to the Lealands estate, this attached Victorian house has been lovingly renovated, improved, extended and refurbished over the last 13 years to create a comfortable home with much character and features from the Victorian era, including fireplaces, sash windows and tall ceilings.

This characterful country home is in a quiet location, well away from main roads and enjoys glorious rural views over rolling countryside. An unusual benefit for a rural property is that it is connected to mains gas for heating and cooking.

An entrance lobby has double glazed sash windows and a terracotta tiled floor. Leading off is a small study with a cloakroom having a modern suite and coats cupboard. The imposing reception hall features modern oak flooring, together with a turning staircase with feature window, an attractive fireplace with decorative tile insets and fitted bookshelves to either side. This also incorporates an extended height set of double doors that can be opened into the sitting room. The sitting room has two sets of French doors leading out to the garden and enjoying far-reaching rural views. There is a wood-burning stove, modern oak flooring and contemporary radiators. A fourth bedroom/ office is set off, with an old en-suite shower room. The generous dining room features antique Parquet flooring, colour-washed wood panelling to the walls, a feature fireplace and contemporary radiator. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of oak fronted cabinets with granite worktops incorporating an underset double bowl Butlers style sink. There are twin integrated double ovens, a 6-ring gas hob with matching cooker hood, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There are black metro wall tiles and a tiled floor. The utility room features the original wide stable door leading to the courtyard, with colour-washed brick walls, space for washing machine and further fridge/freezer, fitted cabinets and worktops. Combi Gas boiler. We are advised there is a flying freehold over this room.

On the first floor, there is a spacious landing with parquet flooring and attractive ducks nest fireplace. A master bedroom has modern oak flooring, French doors enjoying uninterrupted countryside views and two wardrobe/linen cupboards. A superb en-suite bathroom includes a double-ended bath and separate large shower enclosure.

There are two further double bedrooms on this floor, one also with French doors giving rural views, together with a wide double wardrobe and the other with a fireplace. The spacious family bathroom is fitted with a stylish contemporary suite including a freestanding double ended bath, washbasin set on an oak stand and a separate shower enclosure.

A long gravel driveway leads from the lane to an in and out drive/parking area in front of the house. A stone and flint archway incorporates an old clock and opens into an old brick courtyard providing extensive additional parking together with a carport. There is an attached workshop/small garage, studio with greenhouse back and an old wood-burning stove. A door leads into a snooker room, complete with full-size snooker table. This room has a short staircase to a mezzanine balcony, wood-panelled to the walls and sloping ceilings and is considered to have excellent potential for a variety of different uses.

The large garden is accessed from the sitting room via a raised brick paved sun terrace and enjoys fine rural views, and a flight of brick steps leading down to the lower area of the garden, which is predominantly laid to lawn, fence and hedge enclosed and bordered with flower and shrub beds and has access out to the front through a set of gates.

EPC Rating =C

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Rowland Gorringe - Heathfield

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