Guide price £635,000
A charming Grade 2* Listed 17th Century character cottage overlooking the Green in the popular village of Groombridge Sitting Room. Dining Room. Kitchen/Breakfast Room. 3 Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Shower Room. Attractive Garden. Description 1 Bird in Hand Street is a delightful semi-detached period cottage, with brick, dressed stone, weather boarded and tile hung elevations with a mixture of square and diamond leaded light windows under a tiled roof. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and has numerous period features with exposed beams and oozes charm and character throughout. The property is set in attractive cottage gardens which incorporate several timber garden buildings, including a summerhouse. Features Stone steps lead up to front entrance door to: Sitting Room with window overlooking the Green, exposed polished floorboards, brick fireplace with slate hearth and Chesney wood burning stove. Storage cupboard. Steps down to: Double Aspect Dining Room with wood panelled walls, window to the front and side, door opening to the rear garden. Kitchen/Breakfast Room with natural stone floor, range of wall and floor cupboards including deep pan drawers, attractive granite work surfaces, integrated fridge, separate freezer and dishwasher. Belling dual fuel range cooker with two ovens, separate grill and warming drawer and 6 gas burners above. Deep cupboard housing Ideal boiler. Door to the rear garden, door and steps down to Cellar, door to Utility Room with space and plumbing for washer dryer. Shower room with tiled floor, low level w.c., corner wash hand basin, curved shower cubicle and heated towel rail Latch door from Kitchen to staircase rising to the first floor landing and cupboard with hanging rail. Double Bedroom with window to the front, ornamental fireplace, extensive range of built-in wardrobes and further large walk in wardrobe and additional cupboard with shelving. Master Bedroom with window to the side, vaulted ceiling and extensive built in eaves storage. Family Bathroom with bath with hand held shower, wash hand basin set in a vanity unit and low level w.c. Window to the side. Stairs rise to the second floor and further Bedroom with window to the side. OUTSIDE To the rear of the house is a paved entertaining terrace, leading to a large well stocked cottage style garden, mainly laid to lawn and fully enclosed with laurel and conifer hedged boundaries. There are various small fruit trees including apple and pear as well as a soft fruit area. There is an attractive Summerhouse, a greenhouse, two log stores and vegetable beds. A small gate leads to a rear access. Situation 1 Bird in Hand Street is located on the Kent side of Groombridge, lying about 4 miles southwest of Royal Tunbridge Wells in the High Weald AONB overlooking the village green near the Crown Inn. There are two pubs nearby, a village store, bakers, Post Office and local farm shops, with more comprehensive shopping amenities available in Tunbridge Wells itself. Groombridge Place is nearby and the Spa Valley steam railway connects Groombridge Old Station to the mainline rail services at Eridge on weekends and holidays via Tunbridge Wells West and High Rocks. There is a network of local footpaths including the Groombridge Place and Burrswood Estates. Schools: There is an extensive choice of schools in the area in both the state and private sector, including the highly regarded Groombridge St Thomas CE Primary School, Holmewood House prep school in Langton Green and grammar schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk Rail Links: Eridge station (about 2.5 miles) offers mainline services to London Bridge/Victoria. Tunbridge Wells station with mainline train services to London Bridge/ Cannon Street/ Charing Cross in under the hour. www.nationalrail.co.uk Road Networks: The A26 connects to the A21 providing links to the south coast and the national motorway network, the International airports at London Gatwick/Heathrow/Stansted, the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and Eurostar at Ebbsfleet/Ashford International Directions From Tunbridge Wells proceed up Major Yorks Road and turn left to join the A264. Continue through Langton Green and down Groombridge Hill until you reach The Crown public house on the right. Take the first small road in front of the village green and pub and the cottage will be seen directly ahead.
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