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Guide Price £750,000

Cowbeech, Hailsham, East Sussex
Branch: Heathfield 70 High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8JD. 01435 864233

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GUIDE PRICE - £750,000 - £775,000

This enchanting period cottage is situated in a rural location on the edge of this favoured and sought-after village. With unusually flexible four-bedroom accommodation including a ground floor suite, large office with annexe potential, a double garage and secluded westerly-facing gardens in excess of 3/4 acre.

GUIDE PRICE - £750,000 - £775,000

The cottage is set in peaceful countryside on the fringe of the Sussex High Weald AONB, with many local footpaths across fields and woodland. It is equal distance to Polegate Station with regular trains to London Victoria, and Stonegate Station with trains hourly to London Charing Cross. The property is located on the edge of Cowbeech village. It lies between Rushlake Green, 2 miles to the north with a well-stocked grocer shop and a village green with an annual village fayre. 2 miles to the south is Herstmonceux with its castle and a good Church of England Primary School. There are a number of excellent state and private secondary level schools within a 10-mile radius. Gatwick Airport is within approximately 1 hour.

The front on this Sussex style property has all the charm of a picture-postcard chocolate-box cottage. The front view is deceptive. Behind what is believed to be an original 17th Century front, there is a spacious architect-designed modern extension across the rear width of the cottage. The cottage has many extras. Between 3 -7 double power point sockets to each room. LED recessed lighting in most rooms and some dimmer switches. Discreet metal shutters on both southwest-facing conservatories plus the window in the master bedroom gives added security for an empty cottage while providing a cool flow of air through the cottage on a hot summer day. A multi-room audio system is connected to 4 rooms, two on the ground floor, one upstairs and to the outside gazebo. The design of the cottage incorporates old and new features and offers versatile possibilities.

This fully double-glazed cottage features bespoke handcrafted reclaimed and waxed pine fittings throughout by Touchwood of Herstmonceux. It comprises a sitting room with an attractive inglenook fireplace, a country style kitchen and family room with oil-fired Rayburn for cooking/heating/hot water, a utility area, and a ground floor bathroom with double Jacuzzi bath. Most rooms on this level feature replica Yorkstone interior flagstone floors. There are 2 spacious conservatories, an ensuite bedroom and a study also on the ground floor.

Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms with individual characteristics. The master bedroom is ensuite and has access to a roof terrace. A separate modern shower room was recently added.

The Office can serve multiple purposes including a fitness room, games or playroom, personal cinema, granny annexe or for Airbnb.

A barn style double garage has up and over electric doors. The parking area can also accommodate up to 6 cars. A particular feature of the property are the gardens. The house stands on an easy to manage plot of around .75 of an acre. Snowdrops, daffodils, camellia and forsythia flower in early spring. Later, mature rhododendrons and azaleas bloom, followed by flowering climbing roses around the front of the property. The garden wraps around the property and offers complete privacy and seclusion.

Entrance Porch
With solid old oak door and two side windows leading to an inside door to the hall with radiator, phone point, wall lights, under stairs cupboard and stairs to the first-floor landing, or continue through to the kitchen, study or sitting room.

Sitting Room:
With triple aspect windows to the front, side, and the rear. It features a large inglenook fireplace with a brick hearth and surround. 2 radiators, 4 double wall lights and recessed ceiling lighting. Twin glazed doors lead to a very large conservatory. With closed doors the sitting room is a cosy space for a night by the fire or throw open the double doors to the conservatory providing a substantial light open space for entertaining a large group of friends.

The conservatory, built on low brick walls, has double doors leading to the rear garden. There are 2 ceiling fans, 4 double wall lights, 3 radiators. A stable door leads to the kitchen/family room.

With a range of Touchwood fitted cupboards and drawers, a Belfast sink with mixer taps, fitted dishwasher and a Rayburn for cooking, hot water, and central heating. Leading to an open plan

Family Room:
With large south-westerly facing bay windows making it a light airy room. Recessed lighting, 4 double wall lights and 4 double plug points. A window to one side overlooking the large conservatory and a stable door on the other flows through to a second smaller conservatory.

This part of the cottage can be a self-contained annexe for a granny or a teenager.

Small conservatory:
This south-westerly facing conservatory has double doors leading to a side garden. A ceiling fan, 3 wall lights, a radiator and glazed twin doors lead into a ground floor bedroom.

Ground Floor Bedroom 4:
This double bedroom has Touchwood furniture. It has recess ceiling lights and 2 wall lights, a radiator, a window overlooking the conservatory and a door leading into a utility room.

Ensuite: to bedroom 4 includes a WC, pedestal wash handbasin, panelled bath with fitted Mira shower, extractor fan, a wall mounted electric heater and a frosted window.

Utility Room:
With a single bowl stainless steel sink unit and mixer taps, Touchwood fitted cupboards, a washing machine space, radiator, and window overlooking the front garden.

The Lobby:
With a coat and shoe cupboard. A door leads to the front garden, or you can return from the lobby through a stable door and return to the kitchen.

Off the Kitchen/Family Room is a large Ground Floor Bathroom:
With a double Jacuzzi bath, mixer taps and fitted shower above the bath, bidet, pedestal hand basin, low-level toilet, and extractor fan.

The window overlooks the front garden. There is a brick fireplace, wall and led lighting, a radiator, and Touchwood fitted bookshelves.

From the hall the stairs lead up to a first-floor landing. Here it has a low ceiling as this small area includes some quirky features of the original cottage with 2 original small pine waxed doors with metal latches.

On the first-floor landing there are 3 steps on the left to bedroom 2.

Bedroom 2:
This light bright room has dual aspect windows over the front and rear of the property. Radiator, 2 eaves storage cupboards and Touchwood built-in wardrobe, dressing table and drawers.

From bedroom 2 back on the landing is a Family Shower Room:
With a window overlooking the front of the property. Recently fitted low-level WC, Mira shower, free standing wash basin with mixer taps, tiled walls, and a radiator. This bathroom serves bedroom 2 and the smaller bedroom 3 next door.

Bedroom 3:
This small double bedroom has a window overlooking the front garden There is a radiator, a hatch to the loft space and a Touchwood wardrobe, dressing table and drawers.

Airing cupboard with fitted shelving

Master Bedroom:
With large window access to large roof terrace with far-reaching southerly countryside views. Extensive range of Touchwood fitted furniture. TV point.

Ensuite to Principal Bedroom: including shower cubicle, washbasin and low-level toilet.

Linked Office:
There is a large self-contained office suite linked to the property that can equally be used as a cinema room, games room, a gym or for Airbnb to provide an additional income or for other purposes. With heating, lighting, and toilet handbasin.

The cottage includes many extra items. It’s a cottage you can move straight into and leave most of your furniture behind! The floor area of the property is estimated to be in excess of 2,064 square ft.


Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.

For more information please call our Heathfield office on 01435 864233.