Catkin Cottage lies just outside the village of Cowden, between East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells, both 8 miles away. Junction 5 on the M25 to the north is about 12 miles away and Sevenoaks is readily accessible. A good range of state and private schools including Chiddingstone, Hever, Holmewood House, Lingfield College, Brambletye, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Worth are available locally and there are 2 golf courses very close by. The station at Cowden has trains to London Bridge (60mins); further stations at Hildenborough and Lingfield are within easy reach.
Catkin Cottage is set down a quiet country lane standing in an unspoilt rural location and comprises part of a group of now converted old traditional farm buildings yet enjoying its own privacy. Attached to the adjoining dwelling, it is constructed principally of brick under a tiled roof.
The front door from the flagstone terrace in front of the house opens to an entrance hall with door straight through to an inner courtyard with flagstone flooring . Steps lead up to kitchen/breakfast room with sky-lights, well fitted with island unit, range cooker with gas hob and electric ovens under, larder cupboard, doors out to the flagstone terrace at the front. There is also a boot room with utility room and wc. An inner front door leads to the sitting room with large brick windowed inglenook with wood-burner and exposed beams. The hallway has a door out to the courtyard, an understairs cupboard and large linen cupboard. There is a principal bedroom with doors out to a decking area, a fitted cupboard, en-suite luxury bathroom and a further bedroom completes the ground floor.
Open stairs rise to the landing and leads to two further bedrooms with fitted cupboards and a family bathroom.
From the drive a brick path leads up through the front garden to a flagstone terrace and raised terrace area to the side. A larger lawn follows round to the side of the house enclosed by high hedging in part and with a decked wendy house and a smaller decked area at the side of the house. The entrance drive sweeps up past the house into an enclosed courtyard which provides the main car parking area with a brick and tile store building with excellent potential for conversion to a home office (subject to all necessary consents), a timber garden shed and an adjoining open bay garage with woodstore and dog kennel.
Beyond the outbuilding is an extensive area of garden with chicken run, mature vegetable plot and greenhouse leading into woodland of mixed species with established paths through it providing a tranquil haven to the property. A further hardstanding area leads to a field gate providing access via Saxbys Drive.
The gardens have been planted with fruit trees over the years including apple, cherry, pear and damson adding spring colour and charm.
In all about 3.32 acres (1.34 ha)
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. There is an historic overage clause on the store buildings and further details are available from the agent.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Fixtures belonging to the vendor including all the garden pots and statuary are excluded and the vendor has the right to remove such fittings. Fitted carpets throughout the house are included and the curtains may be available by separate negotiation.
SERVICES (not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage is to a shared private system. Oil-fired central heating. LPG supply to kitchen. There is part double and secondary glazing. Superfast broadband available.
Sevenoaks District Council (01732 227000)
Council Tax Band "E" (£1,962.52 - 2017)
The EPC has a current rating of Band "D"
ESTATE AGENTS' ACT 1979
Prospective purchasers should note that two Directors of RH & RW Clutton have a personal interest in this property.
RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private including rights of way, drainage, water, electricity supplies, covenants, restrictions and obligations and all wayleaves whether referred to or not. The property has the benefit of an unrestricted right of way over the shared entrance driveway and the adjoining owner has similar right over the driveway passing the house.
Strictly by appointment with the joint agents
RH & RW Clutton - 01342 410122
Jackson-Stops - 01892 521700