****GUIDE PRICE £681,000****
In rural surroundings a delightful detached thatched cottage in around 2/3 of an acre of established gardens and with well appointed accommodation incorporating a 1 bedroomed self contained annexe, garage plus ample parking and lovely country views.
Description: Holly Tree Cottage is believed to date from 1570 with an interesting provinence and situated off a country lane surrounded by it's own secluded and established old English gardens. The cottage has been sympathetically restored by it's current owners and incorporates a self contained annexe, ideal for a variety of uses. Garaging and ample parking.
Situation: Tucked away on the edge of Brightling village forming part of the High Weald conservation area designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Robertsbridge village is 3.5 miles distant with a good range of village facilities which include shops, pubs, primary and secondary schools, and mainline station with regular services to London on the Charing Cross/CannonStreet line. Battle is appx 5 miles with a good range of comprehensive high street shops and mainline station.
This delightful period cottage is approached over a brief covered entrance which opens into the entrance lobby with slate flooring which continues through to the sitting room 4.47m x 3.9m, light and double aspect with a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers, flagstone floor, welcoming inglenook fireplace with canopy, raised brick hearth, bread oven and salt store. A squared archway opens through to the dining room 4.47 x 2.79m, triple aspect and overlooking the rear garden, again heavily timbered and with mullioned window to rear and built in period corner cupboard.
From the entrance lobby a stable door opens through into the kitchen 4.3m x 3.3m, fitted with bespoke base units with wood block work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit, oil fired Rayburn Nouvelle range cooker for hot water, heating and cooking, exposed brick former fireplace housing a working Victorian range, under stairs storage cupboard and wine store, tiled floor, inner lobby. The utility room has plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer and the ground floor Bathroom has a white suite of panel enclosed bath, wc, corner wash hand basin (all by Heritage), dado panelling, timbered ceiling and tiled floor.
The sun room 4.0m x 2.9m, with it's far reaching views, is a very practical entertaining space with sealed unit double glazed windows, sliding door to garden, quarry tiled floor, exposed timbering and lobby with stable door to garden.
From the lobby an oak door opens through to the integral self contained annexe comprising bedroom with oak flooring, double glazed window to rear,velux skylight, two overhead recessed cupboards, timbered ceiling and access hatch to loft. The en-suite shower room has a tiled shower cubicle, wc and hand wash basin. The sitting room has a partially vaulted ceiling,exposed timbers, conservation roof light, gable end window, stable door to garden and oak flooring, the kitchette is fitted with base and eye level units with oak work surfaces, butler sink, halogen hob, built in oven and fridge, tiled floor.
From the kitchen an oak staircase leads to the first floor with heavily timbered landing and recessed book shelving. Bedroom 3.4m x 3.4m, a lovely room with oak flooring and a wealth of timbering, casement windows to front, recessed wardrobe cupboard and eaves wardrobe cupboard. The master bedroom with its beautiful views is a very impressive room, overall measuring 4.47m x 3.9m, triple aspect with vaulted timbered ceiling, partially sub divided and with solid oak flooring, fireplace with working wood burning stove on raised tiled hearth. The en-suite bathroom has a slipper bath with chrome accessories, free standing pedestal basin and bidet. A half turned staircase takes you to the second floor bedroom/study/dressing room 3m x 3m vaulted timbered ceilings, gable end window,hanging rails and access to eaves storage cupboard.
Outside: The property is approached from the lane, over a five barred gated entrance onto a parking and turning area and garage 18'6 x 8'8 widening to 12'3, power and light points, double doors to front and with roof storage area. The front gardens are laid to gently sloping lawn with brick pathways, sunken herb garden, mature magnolia and specimen trees, established beds, borders and external lighting. A feature of the garden is the delightful ornamental pond with footbridge. The remainder of the front garden is laid to lawn with mature willow and apple trees. To the far boundary the oil storage tank and garden shed. A small stream runs along the rear boundary with further foot bridge and yorkstone paved sun terrace, barbeque area, garden shed and shaped yorkstone patio.
Directions: Travelling towards Hastings on the A21 turn right into Roberstbridge village, Turn right out of the village onto Brightling Road. Drive appx 3 miles turn left on Hollingrove Hill (Jack Fullers on the corner). Holly Tree is the 3rd cottage on the right hand side (SATNAV will take you past it onto Kent Lane). Travelling from the other direction, SATNAV will take you to Kent Lane, you need to travel down Hollingrove Hill signposted to Robertsbridge (The Old Chapel is on the corner) Holly Tree is the 1st cottage on the left hand side.