"We are delighted to bring onto the market for the first time in 36 years this uniquely positioned four bedroom un-listed 19th century cottage.
Originally providing the living accommodation for the miller to the Issinghurst Estate; the windmill has since been relocated.
Windmill Cottage is set well back from the road, up a secluded driveway skirting its own small wooded dell. This discreetly located property has an elevated position with stunning views across the Weald towards the South Downs and the English Channel .
The immediate approach to the grounds is via a five bar gate; therein providing a wooded vehicle turning circle with ample parking surrounded by numerous mature trees and shrubs including azaleas and rhododendrons. This area gives clear access to the paddock and house frontage.
The house has been extended over the years and offers generously proportioned living and bedroom accommodation for a family home. The main entrance is through the original cottage doorway into a hallway, off which are separate utility and cloak rooms.
This leads into a large and bright inner lobby onto a large open dinning room. This flows into the spacious living area including kitchen and breakfast room and the large sun lounge over looking an ornamental pond, the latter with dual aspect and sliding door to the outside. All three rooms have unobstructed views over the garden paddock or to the coast. Also from the inner lobby is a staircase and door to a triple aspect reception room with wood burning stove set within the original fireplace. To the rear is a small conservatory.
Taking the stairs to the first floor you find, accessed directly from a large central landing, four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bath/shower rooms, and a family bathroom.
The master bedroom has built in wardrobes, with hidden doors to an en-suite and a walk in cupboard. It has dual aspect windows allowing for an abundance of light and commands stunning panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.
The house is surrounded by a secluded garden and is adjacent to a good sized paddock with a small stable and mains fed water to the field trough. Windmill Cottage is fully double glazed with mains gas central heating and water. There is also a new upgraded waste sewage treatment tank to meet current environmental regulations.
Outside the property has outbuildings including a small stable and a tandem garage and is set within three and a half-acres of land and garden. Planning permission existed (now lapsed) for an additional dwelling to be constructed within the section of woodland to the left of the driveway where gate access has been maintained.
The property is located in a secluded yet convenient location in Cross in Hand. Cross in Hand is a small village outside Heathfield in the Wealden District of East Sussex. Local retailers include a petrol station, wooden furniture shops, a motorcycle shop, a bakery and public house. With so much to offer we strongly recommend an early inspection to appreciate this unique equestrian property that's 'chain free'. It is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to add their own stamp in a stunning setting.
The property is located just a few minutes from Heathfield (2.2 miles) with its wide variety of amenities including several major supermarkets. The property is also close to main lines train stations in Buxted (4.4 miles), Uckfield (5.9 miles) and Stonegate (8.6 miles) with direct links to London."...Read full description