Badgers Bank is a newly refurbished detached house situated in a peaceful, rural location, nestled in the South Downs National Park at the foot of the Downs. The South Downs is renowned for its plentiful walks, cycle routes and bridle ways and boasts a good selection of popular public houses. Folkington village is close by with a popular parish Church. The A27 is within easy reach giving access to the A22 and M23. Polegate train station is 1.5 miles away and provides connections to London (London Victoria) Gatwick Airport, Eastbourne, Lewes and Ashford International. The historic village of Alfriston is approx 4.5 miles and offers a range of local shopping facilities, cafes and galleries and Eastbourne is within 6 miles. There is a good range of state and private schooling available locally including Willingdon and Polegate Primary Schools, Hailsham Community College, Downs College, St Bede's and Lewes Grammar School to name a few.
The property offers well-proportioned family accommodation with many retained character features including exposed timbers and an Inglenook fireplace. The accommodation includes a 'Sage Green' shaker style fitted kitchen with complimentary metro tiled splashbacks, an oil-fired Aga, electric oven with ceramic hob over, an integrated dishwasher and breakfast area with built in seating.
Beyond lies a family room with a built-in cupboard which leads through into an L-shaped living/dining room with open fire and separate Inglenook feature fireplace and a serving hatch into the kitchen. An inner hall leads through into the rear lobby, cloakroom and the utility room which is fitted with floor units, offers space for washing machine and tumble dryer and also houses the new high efficiency oil-fired boiler.
On the first floor are four good sized bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, the master bedroom boasts an en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and there are also two further bath/shower rooms.
The property is approached via a private shared driveway from Folkington Lane leading to a private parking area to the side of the cottage. The gardens are principally laid to lawn enclosed by a mixture of trees, hedging and post-and-rail fencing, the front lawn is flanked by flint stone walling. There is a large terraced area to the rear of the property providing outdoor dining space and a detached timber garage to the front of the property provides ample storage.
The property is to be let unfurnished on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial period of 12 months with a view to continuing thereafter by agreement.
TENANCY APPLICATIONS & HOLDING DEPOSIT
Prospective tenants will be required to complete a preliminary application form should they wish to be considered for a tenancy. If you are successful in your initial application, RH & RW Clutton will collect the Holding Deposit (equivalent to one weeks rent) and will issue third-party referencing forms for completion.
REFERENCING & RIGHT TO RENT CHECKS
Prospective tenants will need to be credit-checked and fully referenced to include a financial and personal references and references from a previous landlord, if applicable. Copies of identification documents will be required as proof of identity to satisfy the Right to Rent Legislation and a utility bill will be required as proof of registered address.
A deposit the equivalent to 5 weeks' rent (or 6 weeks for rents over £50,000pa) will be payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This will be held by RH & RW Clutton as a stakeholder in a designated account protected by RICS Client Money Protection and will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit will be refunded at the end of the tenancy, subject to the property being given up in a satisfactory condition and with no rent arrears or outstanding charges for which the tenant is responsible. The deposit may not be used in lieu of rent by the tenant.
The tenant will be responsible for maintaining the garden and the interior of the house. The landlord will be responsible for the exterior and the structure.
Mains water via a private distribution network and mains electricity. Private drainage. The central heating is oil fired.
OUTGOINGS & OTHER CHARGES
For the duration of the tenancy, the tenant will be required to pay the Council Tax,, Utilities, Communication Services (telephone/internet etc), TV Licence and any Green Deal Finance charges either directly to the suppliers or to the Landlord or their Agent, or a proportion, if shared.
For a full scale of RH & RW Cluttons Tenant Fees, please visit www.rhrwclutton.com
Pets will only be allowed with the landlord's specific written permission and, if permitted, an additional rent of £20pcm per pet shall be payable in addition to the monthly rent.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)
The property has been given an EPC Rating of E46.