- No onward chain
- Secluded plot
- Large gardens
- Five reception rooms
- Granted planning permission
- Potentially more land available
A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family home in an idyllic rural location surrounded by beautiful countryside. The property has been extended and improved by the current owners but planning permission was also granted for renovated elevations of the main part of the building and construction for a detached garage/store. The ground floor comprises stunning open plan reception hall/dining room/kitchen/breakfast room extending to 47 foot in length, utility room, cloakroom, play room, sitting room with wood burning stove, family room, living room with vaulted ceiling and bedroom with ensuite shower room. The first floor consists of galleried landing and study area overlooking the living room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, three further bedrooms and family bathroom.
Outside the beautiful grounds extend to approximately one acre and include large sweeping lawns, driveway, parking area for several vehicles, carport and swimming pool. The plot enjoys complete privacy and seclusion.
The main entrance is situated to the front and accessed by solid wooden door opening to:
Reception hall tiled flooring with underfloor heating, downlighters, three storage cupboards, double glazed tri-folding patio doors to rear, doors to inner hall and sitting room, double doors to family room, open to:
Dining area dual aspect with double glazed windows to front and rear, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, open to:
Kitchen/breakfast area comprehensive range of wall and base units with contrasting marble work surfaces and upstands incorporating butler sink with mixer tap, aga with tile surround, integrated siemens appliances including dishwasher, oven, microwave and warming tray, space and plumbing for american style fridge/freezer, large central island with base units and marble work surface and breakfast bar, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, pendant lighting, spot lights, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, double glazed windows to front and rear.
Utility room & side entrance marble work surface incorporating butler sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, drying rail, downlighters, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, double glazed stable door and window to rear, door to side, family room & cloakroom, larder with granite shelf.
Cloakroom low level wc, victorian style wash hand basin with mixer tap and glass splashback, downlighters, extractor fan, tiled flooring with underfloor heating.
Play room double glazed window to side, downlighters, underfloor heating.
Sitting room dual aspect with wooden glazed windows to side and rear, wood burning stove and flume, radiator.
Inner hall door to side, radiator, stairs to first floor, glazed door to living room, door to bedroom five.
Living room feature vaulted ceiling, triple aspect with wooden glazed windows to front, rear and side, patio doors to rear and side, two radiators, wood burning stove, exposed beam, open to: family room glazed door to rear.
Bedroom five dual aspect with wooden glazed window and patio door to side and window to front, radiator,
Storage cupboard, door to:
Ensuite shower room refitted suite comprising tile enclosed shower cubicle with drencher shower head, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level wc with concealed cistern, heated ladder towel rail, tiled flooring, downlighters, extractor fan, glazed window to side.
Landing/study area gallery landing area overlooking the living room, study area, doors to first floor bedrooms and bathroom, cupboard with slatted shelving area, further cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
Master bedroom dual aspect with wooden glazed windows to front and side, built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, storage cupboard with shelving, radiator, satellite point, glazed door to:
Ensuite bathroom refitted suite comprising panel bath with victorian style mixer tap and shower attachment, shower cubicle with drencher shower head, marble vanity top with inset wash hand basin and storage cupboards
Under, low level wc with concealed cistern, heated towel rail, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, downlighters, extractor fan, mirror.
Bedroom two dual aspect with wooden glazed windows to rear and side, built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, two radiators.
Bedroom three two wooden glazed windows to rear, built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving, two radiators.
Bedroom four wooden glazed window to rear, radiator, built in storage cupboard with shelving, built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving.
Bathroom fitted suite comprising panel bath with Victorian style mixer tap and shower attachment, Drencher shower head, low level wc with concealed
Cistern, marble vanity top with inset wash hand basin and storage cupboards under, heated ladder towel rail, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, downlighters, extractor fan, wooden glazed window to side.
Potential further improvements
Although the property has been greatly improved by the current vendors there is potential for further improvements including:
• construction of detached car port/garage and adjoining store room and wood store.
• alterations to the current elevations (image above)and
Change of materials to match the recently built extension.
Full details can be found on the wealden planning website:
Granted planning application no: wd/2012/2336/f
Sweeping driveway leading to large parking area and carport, entrance vestibule, outside light, covered wood store area and bin store, expansive lawn areas with borders and screened by specimen trees and mature hedging, access to side leading to:
Paved patio area, large lawn area with shrub borders, screened by mature hedging and specimen trees providing complete privacy an seclusion. Swimming pool in need of servicing. In total the plot extends to 1.0 acres.
The property enjoys an idyllic rural position backing onto Sweetwoods golf course and surrounded by Kent countryside. The picturesque village centre is a short distance away and has a public house and ancient church. Cowden station is only 2.5 miles away with services to East Croydon and London Bridge. The nearby towns of East Grinstead (5 miles) and Edenbridge (6 miles) both have a comprehensive range of facilities, shopping, supermarkets and mainline stations. There is a wide range of schools in the area in both the state and private sector, with grammar schools at Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Recreational facilities include golf at a number of nearby courses including Sweetwoods, Holtye and Chartham Park at Felcourt. Excellent walking and riding can be found in the nearby network of bridle paths.
Services: Mains electricity, water. Private oil & drainage.
Council tax band: G
Authority: Wealden District Council
Max broadband 67 mbps
Cowden is a small village with a pretty High Street remarkable for a large number of Grade II listed cottages and houses. The village features a 14th century church, pub, playing field with cricket pavilion and tennis club and is surrounded by countryside. Holtye and Sweetwoods Park golf clubs are nearby.
Cowden has a mainline railway station on the Uckfield – London Bridge line, with trains to London Bridge and Victoria in less than an hour.
Shopping, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities are available in the nearby towns, and there is a good selection of schools in the surrounding area.
Edenbridge - 4 miles; East Grinstead – 5 miles; Tunbridge Wells – 8 miles; Gatwick Airport – 15 miles