• Entrance Hall
• Kitchen/ Breakfast Room
• Utility Room
• Ground Floor Cloakroom
• Living Room
• Snug/Sitting Room
• Dining Room
• Master Bedroom with Ensuite
• 3 Further Double Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• Off Street Parking for 4 cars
• Double Garage with electric doors
• Home Office / Studio Room above garage
• Large West Facing Garden
• Option for acquiring adjacent land by separation negotiation
Description: The Laurels is a charming detached house with many period feature parts dating back to the late Victorian times. The property is of brick construction, under a pitched slate tiled roof with UPVC double glazed windows including front bay windows on the ground floor.
The property is approached over a gravel driveway which allows for parking for up to four cars and give access to a canopied front entrance door that opens into an open plan hallway entering the snug /sitting room with feature cast iron Wood burner. The dining room is also accessed from the hall and features an open fireplace with pine mantelshelf and surround.
The kitchen / breakfast room is situated at the rear of the property with Oak Shaker style units and matching work tops, Stoves Range with glass splashback, butler sink under south facing window, and an integrated AEG. dishwasher and fridge. A stable door gives access to a rear boot room with rear door providing access to the terrace via a large canopied porchway. The utility room is accessed from the kitchen and provides a sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for additional fridge / freezer, as well as access to a ground floor WC. From the kitchen are a set of double glazed doors leading into the main living room with triple aspect windows, French doors leading out to a south facing paved terrace and views over the lawn side garden. The spacious living room has a connecting door back into the Snug/Sitting room
A central staircase leads from the entrance hall, up to a first floor landing off which is a master double bedroom, with double aspect views overlooking the former cricket pitch and St Marys church in the distance, and ensuite shower room with double wash basins and close coupled WC. At the front of the property are two further double bedrooms both with feature fireplaces and view across to the Tillingham Valley. A fourth smaller double bedroom enjoys rear views over the former cricket pitch. A family bathroom is situated at the end of the landing with panelled bath, walk in shower, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC.
Externally the property enjoys off street parking for up to four cars to the side of the house. There is double garage with two sets of electric up and over doors provides garaging for two cars with a generous workshop area or motorcycle parking to the side. To the side of the garage is an external staircase which leads to a first floor Home Office with separate telephone line, Velux window and connecting door to a storage room with Velux window. To the rear of the property is a paved South facing terrace with rear access gate onto the neighbouring adjoining former cricket field where the property’s septic tank is to be found. From the paved terrace there are fine views of the extensive west facing lawn garden surrounded by beech and mix hedging. A timber framed garden shed provides space for the lawn mower and garden tools.
Location: The Laurels is situated in the centre of Udimore village, with its charming church of St Marys nestling down the lane nearby with its Norman nave dating from 1170, and its two local pubs including the Kings Head and Plough. Udimore is approximately 5 miles from the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye, with its cobbled streets and period timber buildings in the High Street and surrounding lanes that offer shops, recreational and cultural facilities. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 31 miles distant offering a wider selection shopping and recreational facilities, while closer are the coastal towns of Hastings and St Leonards on Sea (7 miles), Tenterden (8 miles) known as the “Jewel in the Weald”, with its attractive tree lined high street, and Ashford with the McArthur Glen shopping outlet being only 20 miles away. Leisure activities in the Rye area include a local thriving tennis, sailing, and links golf clubs as well as being only 3 miles to Winchelsea Beach and 6 miles to Camber Sands. There are opportunities for riding, kite surfing and walking in the surrounding countryside.
Schools: There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area include; Vinehall, Claremont, St Ronan’s, Buckswood, Benenden and Cranbrook. Broad Oak and Winchelsea primary schools are within 3 miles and Rye’s state primary and secondary schools are within 5 miles.
Travel and Transport:
Rye train station is 5 miles away and offers direct links to the high speed service from Ashford to London St. Pancras (Rye to London 1hr 8 mins), and link to Eurostar trains from Ashford International. The M20 may be joined at Ashford via the A259 and A2070 with connections to the M25 and Dover Ferry Port.
Services: Mains Water, Electricity, Oil Central Heating, Septic Tank Drainage.
Broadband Speed: Up to 67 Mbps – (Ref U Switch)
Mobile Coverage: 2G coverage with intermittent 3G and 4G coverage from EE, O2, Vodafone, Virgin.
Council Tax: Currently Band E
Local Authority: Rother District Council: Tel 01424 787000
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Anderson Hacking Ltd Tel: 01797 224852.
From our offices in Cinque Ports Street proceed west along Cinque
Ports Street and turn right into Ferry Rd (B2089) towards Udimore. Continue over the level crossing and proceed for approximately 4.5 miles on Udimore Road, The Laurels will be found on the left hand side hand shortly before reaching The Kings Head public house.