Attractive Victorian house on the edge of the village, in a delightful wooded setting.
Situated in private, lightly wooded gardens on the rural outskirts of East Hoathly, The Old House is an attractive and comfortable Victorian family house. The house offers spacious accommodation extending to nearly 2,400 square feet; the layout of the ground floor being particularly versatile and including two bedrooms and a bathroom in the western wing of the house, which are ideal guest bedrooms or would lend themselves to being converted into a self-contained annexe (subject to the necessary consents).
The house is well presented, decorated in a light and bright, neutral colour palette with period features and points of note including exposed beams, wooden floors and open fireplaces.
The vaulted porch opens directly to a comfortable and welcoming sitting room featuring a handsome inglenook fireplace with oak bressummer and iron canopy; the sitting room is open to a south-facing garden room with full height windows to three aspects, framing the view over the mature garden. There are two further reception rooms: a dual-aspect study or snug with a fireplace set with a woodburner, and a family room (which leads on to the kitchen and could otherwise be used as a formal dining room).
The kitchen is fitted with a range of white gloss units with woodblock worktops, a ceramic sink and drainer and a Rangemaster oven with five-ring gas hob; there is ample space for a farmhouse-style table and glazed double doors open to a cottage garden bordering neighbouring fields. The kitchen is served by a utility and boot room with space for the usual laundry appliances; the utility room leads on to the ground floor bedroom hall, off which lie two bedrooms served by a bathroom. A small sixth bedroom adjoining the study, rear hall and cloakroom complete the ground floor.
Stairs rise from the rear hall to the first floor where there are three generously-sized bedrooms overlooking the surrounding gardens, and a shower room. The dual-aspect principal bedroom has some lovely views over the garden and adjoining fields and benefits from an en suite bathroom.
The Old House sits almost centrally within its plot, accessed from the lane via a long gravel driveway opening to a large parking area ahead of the house. The gardens to both the front and rear of the house are mainly laid to lawn and lightly wooded to the boundaries, dotted with mature trees and woodland shrubs. Areas of the front and back gardens are planted with apple trees and left to grow in summer as a wildflower meadow.
To the eastern side of the house is an open log store, together with gated access to the rear garden, where a gravelled terrace extends across the back of the house and leads, through a brick archway, to a private paved terrace to the west, next to the kitchen.
A detached brick garage offers useful storage; there is additional storage in the form of a brick wine store (in need of some repair), and a timber shed.
In all, about one acre.
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