We are pleased to offer to the market for the first time in thirty years this exceptional period cottage with origins from the 16th century. For equestrian enthusiasts it comes with circa ten acres of gardens and grounds plus four stables in addition to various other outbuildings and a carport/garage.
Set in the rural fringes of Tunbridge Wells in the peaceful hamlet of Bells Yew Green this property offers great connectivity. With Frant station just 0.5 miles away offering a regular service to London in under an hour and swift access to both the A21 & A26, not to mention its proximity to great state and private schools; it is easy to see why this home has not changed hands for quite some time!
From the village green you head North East along Hawkenbury Road, a lovely country lane where the mature hedgerows give way to views across fields before reaching Rushlye Cottages on the left. An electronic entrance gate opens up onto the driveway which runs alongside your front garden past the cottage and continuing beyond to the stables at the end of the drive. Whilst there is the old front door leading into the house it is the rear door which is used on a daily basis as you will find parking and the car ports to the rear of the property.
Stepping into the house you are greeted by a fabulous open kitchen/dining/utility space which has only been recently created by way of a rear extension. Every house needs a bright and welcoming hub and this kitchen is it! From the stable door to the range cooker, the high ceilings to the underfloor heating, this space is ideal for entertaining family and friends all year round. This tasteful kitchen retains a country cottage feel but with all the modern touches you would want. Whilst the kitchen occupies the rear of the property there are two further reception rooms to the front. The first is open to the kitchen and is a great place to relax and enjoy reading the paper of a morning whilst the second is more of a snug; somewhere to spend your evenings with the log burner a pretty feature with its exposed brick hearth.
Stairs rise through the centre of the house to the first floor where you will find three double bedrooms; two to the front and one to the rear. The two front bedrooms are well proportioned and offer built in wardrobes maximising the floorspace; the second also comes with its own en-suite shower room. The rear bedroom is great for guests having direct access to the family bathroom as well as from the landing.
It is worth noting that there is a very useful outbuilding just to the rear of the property which has been utilised as excellent storage. However planning permission has already been obtained for a single storey extension connecting this to the kitchen to create a larger and more formal dining room. Additionally, in conjunction with the adjacent neighbour, planning permission is currently being submitted for a two storey extension thus creating a fourth bedroom too.
One of the main attractions of this house is its affordability considering the wealth of equestrian opportunities it presents. The paddocks are flat and expansive and very easy to access as are the stables and garages. Planning permission has already been obtained for a 20m by 60m outdoor sand school should this be required
Fine & Country Tunbridge Wells
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