Prospect Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2
This beautiful old schoolhouse was built in 1872 and originally started life as the headmaster’s quarters for the adjoined local school. Hammerwood Cottage is believed to have been built by Norman Shaw, the British architect known for his design of country houses. The property is in need of modernisation and presents a wonderful opportunity to refurbish and update. The property is arranged as a 5-bedroom house with generous living space having been extended in the 1960s and includes approximately 4 acres of garden and paddocks.
This beautiful old schoolhouse was built in 1872 and originally started life as the headmasters quarters for the adjoined local school. Hammerwood Cottage is believed to have been built by Norman Shaw, the British architect known for his design of country houses. The property is in need of modernisation and presents a wonderful opportunity to refurbish and update. The property is arranged as a 5-bedroom house with generous living space having been extended in the 1960s and includes approximately 4 acres of garden and paddocks.
Situated in the rural hamlet of Hammerwood down a private road, the property sits close to Hammerwood Park country house. The property is located 3.8 miles East of East Grinstead and 4.3 miles from Forest Row and offers a plethora of countryside walks.
The property occupies the left hand-side of the old schoolhouse, adjoined on the rear corner, and has full privacy of the gardens to the West of the house.
The ground floor is made up of 3 large reception rooms, including a generous study/home office, dining room, and an extension to provide a large family living room. The living room also includes patio doors which provide access out onto the large West-facing patio, perfect for al fresco evening entertainment.
The kitchen is set at the rear of the property and includes a pantry, plenty of workspace and room for necessary white goods.
On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, including the master bedroom which has its own en-suite, with bath, WC, basin and shower and built-in wardrobes. In addition, there is a single bedroom with an airing cupboard which can provide additional storage.
There is also a good-sized family bathroom which provides a shower over bath, WC, and basin.
On the second floor, accessed via a narrow staircase, are a further two bedrooms which could easily be converted into a large master bedroom subject to planning permission.
This property presents the opportunity to reconfigure and extend, subject to planning permission, to make this a substantial family home.
Hammerwood Cottage enjoys a Southwest facing aspect and is set within approximately 4 acres of land, consisting of an acre of garden space, including a patio and large driveway and a further 3 acres of land set to paddocks.
An oversized double garage is at the top of the driveway providing 439sqft of space and could be repositioned or converted into a home office if required. Further to this, there is a large garden shed and access to a public footpath.
Hammerwood is perfectly located for both village life as well as being within 4 miles of the major town of East Grinstead.
The local community of Hammerwood is warm and welcoming, with regular social events such as coffee mornings, quiz nights and more take place at the village hall. Hammerwood has its own cricket pitch, where The Mighty Greys CC play throughout the summer.
The towns of East Grinstead, Forest Row and Ashurst Wood offer larger amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, bars, cafes, and plenty of independent spots. A local hidden gem is the fabulous butcher in Ashurst Wood. Less than 10 miles away is the Spa town Royal Tunbridge Wells, with good shopping, restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as the famous Pantiles.
For those looking for getting out in some fresh countryside air, there are plenty of local walks as well as easy access to Ashdown Forest, Winnie the Poohs home, and Hartfield Village for a pub stop! There are a number of local golf courses including Sweetwoods 18 holes and Holtye 9 holes.
East Grinstead train station is located 4.7 miles from the property and offers services into London in just under an hour or Lingfield station is 4.6 miles from the property and reduces the train journey to 49 minutes.
The A22 is also 3.8 miles away and provides easy access north to the M25 and south towards Eastbourne and the coast.
St Marys Primary School in Hartfield is 10 minutes away and was rated Good by Ofsted in March 2020. Other primary schools located in East Grinstead include Blackwell Primary School and Escots Primary School.
For secondary level, there are a number of schools in East Grinstead, Crowborough as well as Tunbridge Wells.
Independent schools include Brambletye School (Prep) in East Grinstead and Lingfield College (all ages).
• Grade II listed
• Oil central heating
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