A fine detached cottage set within mature gardens on the edge of Udimore village. This delightful property is located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with far reaching southerly views overlooking orchards and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
• Entrance Hallway
• Ground Floor Cloakroom / WC
• Large Open plan Living Room
• Dining Room
• Study / Bedroom 3
• South Facing Conservatory
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Utility Room
• Attached Garage
• Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom
• Further Double Bedroom
• Family Shower room /WC
• LPG Central Heating
• Off Road Parking for Several Vehicles
• Well Established South Facing Garden
• Garden Studio Room
Description: Bowde Cottage is a charming detached house designed by a local architect in the early 1980’s. The property is orientated to maximise the south facing elevation and is of timber frame construction, with weather board elevations with UPVC double glazed windows, beneath a pitched tiled roof.
The property is approached over a shared driveway accessing the property’s parking area and paved path leading up to a canopied front entrance door that opens into a generous hallway.
Accessed from the entrance hall is a cloakroom / WC, a large coat cupboard and access into a large living room / dining room with central wood burner, triple aspect windows including French doors leading out to the south facing garden and into a rear conservatory. A ground floor bedroom 3 / study is also accessed from the living room while at the other end of the living space is access into a good size kitchen / breakfast room with double aspect window and a rear entrance door. The kitchen is well fitted with oak wall and base units, laminate worktops, gas hob, double oven and plumbing for a dishwasher. Accessed from the kitchen /breakfast room is a utility room with stainless sink and plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. An access door leads from the utility room into the single garage with up and over door.
A dog leg staircase leads from the living room up to a first floor landing off which is a master double bedroom with built in cupboards, south facing balcony and ensuite bathroom with panel bath, walk in shower, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC. A second double bedroom is also accessed from the landing with built in wardrobes and double aspect windows, and adjacent is a generous linen cupboard and a shower room / WC.
Externally the property is accessed from Udimore Road via a shared gravel driveway that leads onto a concrete base car parking area for several cars as well as providing access to the garage. A mature lawn garden is situated at the front of the property interspersed with trees with separating hedging hiding the LPG tank and wooden garden shed. A gated side path leads around the side of the property to a south facing lawn garden with paved patio area wrapping around the house accessed from the living room and conservatory. A timber garden studio room is situated to the side of the garden alongside a greenhouse and behind this a vegetable patch backing onto neighbouring orchards
Situation: Bowde Cottage is situated in the village of Udimore with its pretty church of St Marys nestling down the lane nearby with its Norman nave dating from 1170. Udimore is approximately 5 miles from the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its pretty cobbled streets and period buildings that offer shops, recreational and cultural facilities. The spa town of Tunbridge Wells is approximately 31 miles distant offering further shopping and recreational facilities, while closer are the coastal towns of Hastings and St Leonards on Sea (7 miles), Tenterden (8 miles) with its pretty tree lined high street, and Ashford with the Macarthur Glen shopping centre being only 20 miles away. Leisure activities in the 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, 5 miles away, offers direct links to the high speed service from Ashford to London St.Pancras (37 minutes), 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, LPG Central Heating, Septic Tank drainage.
Broadband Speed: Up to 67 Mbps – Ref Uswitch
Mobile Coverage: 2G coverage with intermittent 3G and 4G coverage from EE,3, Orange,O2, Tesco mobile, 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.
Directions: 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 5 miles on Udimore Road, Bowde Cottage will be found on the left hand side shortly before reaching the Kings Head public house.