Chain Free- A stunning completely refurbished detached Grade II listed house, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stylish kitchen, 3 recp. room together with a spacious detached 2 bedroom Coach house located on the outskirts of the village. Gardens believed to measure 0.5 acres (tbv) ample parking. Scope to divide. Read more
Chain Free- A stunning completely refurbished detached Grade II listed house, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stylish kitchen, 3 recp. room together with a spacious detached 2 bedroom Coach house located on the outskirts of the village. Gardens believed to measure 0.5 acres (tbv) ample parking. Scope to divide.
A stunning, completely refurbished detached Grade II listed home, benefiting from four bedrooms, master en-suite, stylish family bathroom and three reception rooms including a stunning drawing room with curved sash windows and well appointed kitchen together with a spacious detached two bedroom Coach house ideally suited as annexe accommodation or holiday let, located on the outskirts of the village. Sitting in private level gardens of approximately 0.5 .acres (tbv) with in and out driveway and ample parking. Excellent scope to divide or for dual occupation.
Location & History: Ivy Lodge is located in the village of Northiam which lies in the High Weald on the Kent-Sussex border adjacent to the Domesday village of Newenden. At the time of Domesday in the late 11th Century the area was owned by the then Archbishop of Canterbury before passing into the ownership of Battle Abbey. During the 16th century the puritan John Frewen made Northiam his home when he became rector of the parish in 1589. His son Accepted Frewen went on to become canon of Canterbury Cathedral and the Archbishop of York. The Frewen family still reside in Northiam.
The parish church dedicated to St. Mary was built in the 12th Century and is notably home to six bells, although the village has had a number of churches and chapels serving different denominations only the original church still remains.
With the opening of the South Eastern Railway line to Hastings from Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells the Victorian era saw the village expand northwards in the direction of Newenden with a new branch line and railway station built in 1900 about 1.5 miles north of the village centre before its closure in the 1960's. However, reopening more recently as the Kent & Sussex Steam Railway, a popular tourist attraction.
Northiam boasts two Grade I houses within the parish, the historic Great Dixter famous for its gardens and Brickwall House, home of Frewen College, a boarding school for dyslexic children. The first such school in the country, set up by the late Admiral Sir John Frewen. For many years a pair of Queen Elizabeth I's shoes could be found on display at Brickwall having been given as a memento after she rested under the oak (which still survives) on the village green on her way to Rye in August 1573.
Locality: Northiam is well provisioned with small businesses and services including doctors, dentists, vets, optician, primary & nursery schools, two general stores, post office, hairdressers, bakery and coffee shop. Further shopping facilities are to be found in the nearby towns of Rye and Tenterden, 8 miles to the north east and south east respectfully. The spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells lies 22 miles to the north west whilst Hastings some 12 miles to the south, both with a wide variety of in and out of town shopping centres, supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars.
For the commuter, Robertsbridge railway station (some 9 mile away) provides services via Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Tonbridge also connects to Ashford International which provides a fast service to St. Pancras and Europe.
The Motorway network (M25) can be accessed at Junction 5 north of Sevenoaks via the A21 or the M20 at Maidstone or Ashford.
Accommodation List: Entrance hall, reception one / drawing room, reception two / dining room, kitchen / breakfast room opening to family room, cloakroom. Cellar. Split level first floor landing, two double bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, double bedroom four, family Bath and shower room. Gas fired central heating. Detached two bedroom coach house. level gardens of 0.5 acres (tbv) in and out drive, ample parking
Covered entrance porch, wooden door to:
Entrance Hall: Staircase with painted balustrade and hand rail to the first floor, painted panelled doors to all rooms, glazed casement door leading out to the rear courtyard. Double doored utility cupboard with plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer, cupboard above. Oak floor.
Cloakroom: Casement window to the rear. White suite comprising WC with wooden seat, wash hand basin set into surround with tiled splash back and double doored cupboard below. Ladder style chrome towel rail. Oak floor.
Reception One / Drawing Room: 6.93m x 4.70m Usual part curved room. Three original large curved sash windows overlooking the garden to the side. Impressive marble fire surround inset with basket for open fire on tiled hearth, oak floor, coved ceiling, two wall light points, central ceiling light.
Reception Two / Dining Room: 4.27m x 4.08m Sash window with Gothic panes to the front. Marble fire surround (at present not in use) Coved ceiling, TV point.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room: 4.30m x 4.15m (max.) Casement doors leading out to the rear courtyard, matching window alongside. Fitted with range of pale grey high gloss contemporary style units with contrasting worktop over. Stainless steel sink unit. Beko dual fuel range style cooker with extractor over. Four light spot track. Shelved larder cupboard. Tiled floor.Opening to the:
Family Room: 4.20m x 3.56m Sash window with Gothic panes to the front. Large fireplace inset with cast-iron wood burning stove on tiled hearth. Oak floor throughout. Four light spot track, ceiling beams. Large floor hatch.
Brick steps down to:
Wet Cellar: 6.93m x 4.70m With sump pump.
Lower Landing: Arched sash window with Gothic panes to the front. Matching doors to both rooms.
Bedroom Two: 4.27m x 4.10m (max.) Sash window with Gothic panes to the front. Painted fire surround (currently boarded) Two double doored storage cupboards. Beams.
Bedroom Three: 4.30m x 3.56m (max.) Sash window with Gothic panes to the front. Exposed brick fireplace inset with basket (at present not in use) Two double doored wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves. Beams. TV point.
Upper Landing: Double doored cupboard housing high-pressure hot water tank. Matching panelled doors to all rooms.
Master Bedroom: 6.93m (max.) x 4.70m Unusual part curved room. Three original large curved sash windows overlooking the garden to the side. Two wall light points, central ceiling light. TV point. Door to:
En-suite Shower Room: Casement window to the rear. Fitted with white suite comprising WC with wooden seat, pedestal mounted wash hand basin, double fully tiled shower cubicle with glass sliding doors, chrome ladder style towel rail. Two wall light points, extractor, oak floor.
Bedroom Four: 4.70m (max.) x 2.60m Casement window overlooking the rear courtyard, small window to side. Double doored cupboard with slatted shelves and matching cupboards above three-quarter height shelved cupboard to side. High level door giving access to roof space.
Family Bath and Shower Room: Window overlooking the rear courtyard. Fitted with white suite comprising back to wall WC, pedestal mounted wash hand basin, double ended bath set into tiled surround with central telephone mixer tap. Fully tiled shower cubicle with glass sliding door and Aqualisa shower. Chrome ladder style heated towel rail. Oak floor. Small loft hatch.
Courtyard to the rear giving access to the:
Detached Coach House
Accommodation List: Entrance hall, reception room, kitchen / dining room, spacious first-floor landing two large double bedrooms, shower room. Rear terrace. Gas fired central heating.
Part glazed wooden door to:
Entrance Hall: 2.48m x 1.17m Double doored cloaks/storage cupboard. Quarry tiled floor. Matching part glazed doors to both rooms.
Reception Room: 5.54m x 3.96m Casement window to the front, double opening doors leading out to the rear terrace. Oak floor. Stairs to the first floor with under stairs storage cupboard. BT point. TV point.
Kitchen / Dining Room: 5.59m x 4.10m Casement window with blind to the rear and part glazed door leading out to the rear terrace. Bi-folding oak glazed doors to the front. Fitted with range of oak base and wall units with black Starburst granite worktop over, inset with single bowl stainless steel sink unit with machined drainer to side. Double electric fan assisted oven, plumbing for washing machine, integrated larder fridge / freezer. Large island unit with four ring gas hob, extractor over, set into matching worktop, incorporating breakfast bar. Door to storage cupboard housing gas fired boiler. TV point. Oak floor.
Spacious first-floor landing with window to the front. Loft hatch. Matching oak doors to all rooms.
Bedroom One: 5.61m x 3.78m Windows to the rear and side enjoying far-reaching rural views. Range of wardrobe and storage cupboards. TV point.
Shower Room: 2.15m x 1.52m Casement window to the rear. Fitted with contemporary style white suite comprising WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit below, shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower. Chrome ladder style towel rail. Fully tiled walls, inset ceiling lighting, extractor.
Bedroom Two: 5.60m x 4.02m Windows to the rear and side enjoying far-reaching rural views. Three double doored wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves. TV point.
Outside: The property is approaced over an extensive in and out gravelled drive providing ample parking to the front with good-sized established level gardens, predominantly to the side of the house with hedged and fenced boundaries to the front and side. To the rear of the main house is a large gravel and paved courtyard giving access to the detached Coach House, which enjoys a private terrace to the rear.
Services: Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage are connected. The main house and the Coach House each have their own independent gas fired central heating systems.
Main House: 210 m2 (approx.)
Coach House: 114 m2 (approx.)
EPC Rating: N/A
Council Tax Band: 'G'
Local Authority: Rother District Council
Transport Links: Commuters are served by the railway station at Robertsbridge (9 miles) which provides regular services to London/Charing Cross and Cannon Street, whilst Ashford International and Euro-tunnel provide excellent links to Europe.
Directions: From the A21 south of Lamberhurst turn left onto the A268 at Flimwell traffic lights (signposted to Hawkhurst and Rye) continue through the villages of Hawkhurst, Sandhurst and Newenden (8 miles). On crossing the river at Newenden and the Steam railway line continue, joining the A28 (Station Road). After a short distance the property will be found on the right turn right into the driveway (and private track) . Ivy Lodge will be found immediately on the right.
Viewing: All viewings by appointment through our office. A member of the team will conduct all viewings. Read less
Property at a glance
Stunning Spacious Grade II Listed House
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