- Stunning Grade II Listed Property
- Three Double Bedrooms
- Full Of Character
- Large Garden
- Driveway For Parking
- Walking Distance To Mainline Train Station
**CHAIN-FREE** A UNIQUE period family home available with LeGrys Estate Agents. Orchard Cottage offers an incredible amount of outdoor space with a number of useful outbuildings. This Grade II listed house built in the late 1800’s has a stunning roundel to the front of the property. A driveway from front to rear provides secure off-road parking for a number of vehicles. Ashurst in Wealden AONB, is situated on the fringes of the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, benefiting from a mainline station providing an hourly, 55 min direct service to London Bridge.
The Georgian style front door opens into a hallway area with some built in shelving and space to kick off muddy boots. There is a cloakroom to the left with traditional WC with high level cistern, period sink and opening window to the side. The cloakroom is finished with attractive Travertine stone tiles.
To the right of the hallway is the dining room which is to the front of the roundel. Its semi-circular shape is an attractive feature with the room offering ample space for a large dining table and dresser. Three steps lead up into the sitting room.
The spacious double aspect sitting room has an open feel with a log burner providing a lovely focal point, ideal for those cosy winter nights in. An enclosed staircase in the rear corner leads up to the bedrooms and bathroom which are on split levels.
The half flight of stairs leads to the landing where there is a large fitted airing cupboard which houses the boiler.
The stylish family bathroom is on this level and has a traditional roll top bath with mixer taps and a hand-held shower attachment. There is also a wall mounted electric power shower over the bath with Georgian style chrome shower curtain rail above. The wash basin is built into a bespoke vanity unit with storage below and an inset mirror above. There is a chrome heated towel rail and natural stone tiles.
On this level, further along the landing is the first double bedroom which has high ceilings and space for free standing furniture.
From the landing stairs go up and round to the second double bedroom that sits to the front in the roundel. It’s a generous size with plenty of space for double bed and additional furniture.
On the final floor is the master bedroom. A bright spacious room with high ceiling and an original cast iron fireplace and fitted wardrobes providing plenty of built in storage with hanging space.
A reception room on the ground floor opposite the front door is currently being used as a snug but would also make a great dining room or play room. To the side of this room is the kitchen.
The shaker style kitchen with terracotta floor tiles has bespoke wooden cabinetry and solid oak work surfaces. The units have been hand painted in a popular bone colour with unusual ‘chilli’ handles. There is space for a range oven and washing machine or dishwasher. A large double butler sink positioned directly below the window overlooking the attractive rear garden. A stable door leads you to the patio where useful storage cupboards house the tumble dryer and recycling boxes.
Outside you will find a large paved patio, ideal for outdoor dining in the summer months.
Steps down lead to a block paved path, meandering through the garden which itself is laid to lawn with well stocked flower borders. An archway covered in climbing plants leads through to another section of garden which opens widely to offer an amazing space; laid to lawn with a further patio and bonfire area, mature hedging and trees with large well stocked flower borders and a mature apple tree. There are many outbuildings on the plot including a studio with decking area, wooden built garage with shed to the side and the original brick garage toward the front. There is a small front garden which is fully planted and a driveway providing off road parking for approximately five vehicles.
The village of Ashurst sits nestled in the Kent countryside within the Wealden Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts a community atmosphere with regular village socials at the Village Hall or Sports Pavilion, with local league sports played on the sports field and home to the Ashurst Ladies Stoolball team. Ashurst benefits from a mainline station offering commuters a 55minute, hourly, direct service to London Bridge.
With the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells just 10minutes drive to the East, hosting many of the well-known high street retailers in Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, through the High Street and further to the Historic Pantiles, there’s also an excellent array of independent shops and restaurants in nearby Southborough High Street and Tonbridge. Then 20minutes to the West of Ashurst; East Grinstead – home of one of the oldest High Streets in the country with a range of both independent and national chain stores & coffee shops.
Ashurst boasts access to many footpaths for ramblers and walkers alike- from just outside the front door, including much loved Winnie-the-Pooh Country just a few miles south. The locality is home to many historic buildings and gardens with Hever Castle, Penshurst Place, Standen House and Garden & Scotney Castle (and more!) all within just 10 Miles.
Transport links from Ashurst are good with the Main Line Station located in the centre of the village offering a regular service to London Bridge(to the North) and Uckfield (to the South). The A21 is accessible which gives access to the coast (to the South) and the M25 (to the North). Gatwick Airport is also within easy reach being around 20 miles away. Regular bus services run from the village into Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead.