Situation: The property is situated in the heart of the pretty village of Lamberhurst, which offers a good range of shops and services for everyday needs including a general store, church, primary school, golf course and a number of popular inns.
For the commuter, the A21 offers access to both London and the South coast. Rail services can be found in the villages of Frant and Wadhurst and the towns of Paddock Wood and Tunbridge Wells and provide a regular commuter service to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street in approximately an hour. The regional centre of Tunbridge Wells is just 6 miles distant and provides a wide range of amenities including the historic Pantiles, Royal Victoria shopping centre, a retail park, cinema complex and theatres.
The beautiful surrounding countryside includes some excellent walks and local places of interest, including Scotney Castle and Finchcocks Museum and for those seeking outdoor pursuits, there is Bewl Water Reservoir, reputedly the largest area of inland water in the South East, where a wide range of water sports can be enjoyed.
Description: Mill Cottage is a very pretty attached Grade II listed cottage dating from the 1700s with most attractive tile hung and brick external elevations beneath a tiled roof. The property has been in the same ownership for over 30 years and benefits from having been well maintained and is well presented, yet also offers scope for some general updating and remodelling (subject to the necessary consents), if required. The cottage benefits from period features throughout and provides flexible and spacious accommodation of just under 1800sq.ft, with pretty cottage gardens, off road parking and two open bay garages.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors (with the addition of two useful cellars), and includes on the ground floor: a spacious double aspect reception hall with oak flooring (with access to one of the cellars) and doors leading to a cloakroom, which has plumbing and space for a washing machine, stairs to the first floor and a door to a dining room, which is open plan to the kitchen that has a tiled floor and an extensive range of shaker style wall and base units, an oil-fired Aga (blue) and separate oven with hob. The kitchen has a window and door leading to a garden room, which has French doors leading out to the garden and a door to a double aspect family room, which also has a door to the garden. Steps lead up from the other side of the kitchen to a good-sized sitting room, which has oak flooring, an attractive cast iron open fireplace with tiled surround and access to the larger of the two cellars (this also houses the central heating system). On the first floor are five bedrooms (four doubles and one single) and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is of a particularly good size with built in wardrobes, an ensuite shower room and a lovely central beam.
The property is approached over a driveway which leads to the rear of the cottage where there is a double garage (one having an electric door with remote control and one being an open bay) with parking in front. At the front of the house is an enclosed area of garden with original brick terracing leading to the front door. The private rear cottage gardens are mainly laid to lawn and planted with a variety of mature shrubs and plants. There is a terrace, a vegetable garden, greenhouse, useful brick outbuilding and the garden is fully fenced.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating
Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Current council tax band: G (£2,920.90 per annum)
Current energy efficiency rating: Exempt