A charming Edwardian semi-detached cottage, providing three bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room, open plan sitting and dining room, both with fireplaces, study, kitchen, utility room and a cloakroom, with parking and gardens, just on the outskirts of Mayfield.
1 Fairview Cottages forms a good sized, beautifully presented, characterful semi-detached Edwardian family house, enjoying a convenient location within striking distance of the centre of this popular village, with an attractive Kitchen/Breakfast Room, matching utility room, open dining room and living room, both with fireplaces, and three bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, and landscaped, level gardens.
The property has been sympathetically updated to improve this family home with double glazing and stylish décor, yet retaining many character features, including panelled doors, deep skirting boards and fireplaces.
The front door leads into an entrance hall, with stairs to the first floor and door to the open plan sitting/dining room, arranged as two very distinct areas. The sitting room area has a bay window to front, angled fireplace with tiled surround and decorative hearth and a wide opening to the dining area, with French doors to rear, fireplace and multi-fuel stove, and a door to the kitchen.
The kitchen/breakfast room also comprises two areas, with quarry tiled floor, with some wood panelling to the Breakfast Area and window and door to the rear garden and seating area. The kitchen has the benefit of hand build wooden units with cream doors and granite work surface. Integrated Gas fired Rayburn, space for dishwasher and fridge/freezer, window to side, door to a utility room with matching cupboards and drawers and granite work surfaces, ceramic butler sink with mixer tap, window to rear, boiler and space and plumbing for washing machine.
Off the hallway is a study with window to side, under stairs storage area and door to the ground floor cloakroom with window to front, W.C and wash hand basin.
The first floor landing benefits from an airing cupboard and panelled doors to all rooms. Loft hatch with pull down ladder to part boarded loft space (not inspected).
Bedroom one enjoys a window to rear, wooden floor and fireplace. Bedroom two enjoys a window to front and an attractive fireplace. Bedroom three has a window to rear and wooden flooring.
The shower room comprises a tiled shower cubicle, W.C., pedestal wash hand basin and window to side.
On the opposite side of the landing is the bathroom, comprising a panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, W.C. And window to side.
Outside, from the lane, a brick block driveway (owned by the neighbour) provides one parking space.
From the area of parking, a picket fence and gate provide access to the rear garden, and a curving stone flagged pathway leads up the garden to the rear door, with access to the kitchen.
To the front of the property is a pathway from the front door to Newick Lane, also providing access to the adjoining property.
The front garden is mainly level, laid to lawn with flower bed borders. The path leads to the side of the property, passing a wood store and shed, and leading to the rear garden.
The rear garden has been re-formed to provide a shed and glasshouse area, open lawns, dissected by the path form the house to the parking area, with flower beds and maturing shrubs, and a recently laid terrace area, providing access to the kitchen and dining room.
The property is situated about 1/2 a mile from the 16th Century beauty of Mayfield High Street. Facilities in the village include a small supermarket with post office, butcher, baker, pharmacy, florist, greengrocers and deli as well as gp surgery, dentist and hairdressers. There are also a couple of cafes and Period Inns, including the renowned Middle House Hotel. There are pretty churches of various denominations, a flourishing primary school and the well regarded Mayfield School for Girls secondary school.
For more comprehensive facilities Tunbridge Wells is 9 miles to the north. Railway stations can be found at Wadhurst (5 miles), Crowborough (6 miles), and Tunbridge Wells. These provide a fast and regular service to London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Canon Street. There is a regular bus service to Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne.
The area provides an excellent selection of both state and private schools. Nearby leisure facilities include tennis, bowls, numerous golf clubs, sailing on Bewl Water and at the coast. The area is criss-crossed with many beautiful walks through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.