The property is situated on a quiet country lane in Upper Hartfield, on the northern side of the Ashdown Forest, with a spectacular outlook over adjoining farmland. The village of Hartfield (1.5 miles) has local facilities including a primary school, village shop, church and public house. Forest Row (3 miles) offers a wider range of shopping facilities and recreational amenities, including cafes, public houses and restaurants and is also home to the popular Steiner Waldorf school, Michael Hall. Mainline rail services are available at Cowden (6.6 miles) with regular trains to London Bridge. East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells 6 and 9 miles respectively have a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. Godstone (M25) and Gatwick (M23) are easily accessible, both about 16 miles respectively.
1 Hodore Farm Cottages is a recently refurbished and attractive former farm cottage. The entrance hall leads to a double aspect kitchen with a range of recently fitted units with built in electric oven and hob with extractor hood over, a dishwasher, and a freestanding fridge freezer. A spacious reception room provides living and dining space and enjoys a pleasant outlook over the front and rear garden. Beyond the reception room is a rear hall/study area with access off to the a utility with wc.
On the first floor is a spacious landing with an airing cupboard and an elevated view of the garden. Doors lead to three good sized bedrooms, two with built in wardrobes, and each enjoying a pleasant rural outlook. The family bathroom has a modern white suite with low level WC, wash hand basin, a bath with shower over and a heated towel rail.
The property enjoys a fine rural aspect on a quiet country lane surrounded by farmland. There is a good sized garden mainly laid to lawn with numerous trees. Off road parking for several cars is available to the front of the property.
The property is to be let, unfurnished, on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial period of 12 months with a view to continuing monthly 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 will be payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This will be held by RH & RW Clutton and will be held in a designated account and 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.
Mains electricity. Metered mains water. The central heating is oil fired. Drainage to a private shared system. The solar panels do not serve the property.
An Energy Performance Rating has been assessed at Band E.
OUTGOINGS & OTHER CHARGES
For the duration of the tenancy, the tenant will be required to pay the Council Tax to Wealden District Council (Band E), Utilities, Communication Services (telephone/intermet 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/informationfortenants.
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 of the house.
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.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agent RH & RW Clutton - 01342 410122.