An impressive and well presented family house, nicely set in a fine semi-rural location, with a good landholding and lovely views.
May Tree House was originally two farm workers cottages dating back to the 1800s and later converted into a single detached house. This unlisted property has now been transformed into a superb, well presented family home ideally set-out for modern living.
The property is set in a delightful semi-rural position within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in a small country lane between the sought-after village of Mayfield and the market town of Heathfield.
There is a good choice of private and state schools in the area, including Mayfield School for Girls and, for commuters, Buxted mainline station (5.5 miles) offers a regular service to London Bridge (and Victoria via East Croydon) or Wadhurst (11 miles) serves London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross.
The large open-plan kitchen/dining/family room is a really impressive space with a welll designed fitted kitchen area, complete with an Aga built into an inglenook fireplace. This opens through to a large double aspect main space with bi-fold doors onto the rear terrace and garden where the fine views over rolling countryside can be enjoyed. This whole area is laid with stylish grey ruffled porcelain floor tiles which extend into the utility room and the entrance hall. The sitting room is a lovely characterful room with a wood burning stove fitted into the period inglenook and brick blocked flooring.
May Tree House was subject to considerable updating in 2016/2017, including a new roof, double glazed windows, an extension, re-plumbing, heating system with underfloor heating in part of the ground floor, a pressurised water system, re-wiring with recessed ceiling down-lighters, oak cottage style latched internal doors and two spacious quality bathrooms with separate showers.
If there is anything further one could envisage doing, it is an improvement to the modest single garage, but the house itself is well sorted. There are also additional outbuildings, including a summerhouse and a substantial open timber barn with tiled roof.
The position and surroundings of this lovely property are key selling features, with gardens to the front and rear, hedged to the lane and opening onto a rectangular field of about 4.62 acres, bordered by mature trees and with a feature pond to the far side. The views from here are even better than from the house. There is one other house, set lower down across the lane, but any other houses are really quite some distance away.
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A lovely semi-rural location with fine views, good land and a character home, but very up-to-date - for me, an irresistible packageRobert Jacobs