513 Bullen Lane, East Peckham
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Rear photo shown. If you are looking for 'The Good Life' then you have found it! An exceptional piece of paradise in rural hamlet known as 'Peckham Bush', East Peckham boasting 3.5 - 4 acres of small holding and equestrian land. A 'hidden gem' offering a four bedroom semi-detached cottage with a beautiful formal garden, numerous outbuildings, equestrian land, lapsed planning for a Menage school and neighbouring licenced trot rides. Large double garage via a private shared driveway. It doesn't get better than this! The property backs onto a beautiful orchard and offers far reaching views across open countryside.
From Bullen Lane you access the property via a full height solid latch gate which opens into a beautiful well stocked front garden with a wide variety of mature shrubs lawn, feature pond and meandering brick footpath to the front and rear doors. As with most country living, our clients access the property via the rear.
Offering an absolutely idyllic location in a rural part of East Peckham known as Peckham Bush. Approximately 1 mile into the village centre which boasts, Co-op stores, Irelands bakery, butchers, post office, chemist, hairdressers, wine bar, library and community hall. Petrol garage with co-op store. East Peckham junior schools is approximately 0.75 mile from Fountain Cottage. The Bush are offers numerous country walks with a distance of 2.7 miles to Hadlow village centre. Paddock Wood is approximately 5 miles distant offering Mascalls Academy, Woodlands Health Centre, Putlands sports centre, Waitrose supermarket and mainline station to London Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge and Cannon Street. In the opposite direction, Ashford International and Dover Priory. The town of Tonbridge is approximately 6.5 Miles offering a wide variety of facilities and mainline station.
As they say every picture tells a story and I believe this to be true of Fountain Cottage, a rare gem for clients who do like the outdoor lifestyle, please take your time to look through the photos and drone work attached to these details. Words really cannot express the way nature encapsulates the land, offering a serene calmness as you walk around the grounds which takes in the far reaching countryside views and orchard. Offering a wide variety of outbuildings to fuel your ambitions whether this be equestrian or a small holding. This property will serve you well. The house is believed to date back to the early 1800's and has connections with the original Fountain public house and where the Woodstove shop is to the front of the property, this was formerly the original Ireland bakery. Internally, Fountain Cottage offers all the home comforts with two wood burning stoves and an open fire to the sitting room alongside the modern convenience of an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom. TO BE NOTED - for equestrian buyers, there are 'licenced' hacking and rot rides which lead off from the land. Viewing is highly recommended. YOU CAN FIND FOUNTAIN COTTAGE DRONE VIDEO ON YOU TUBE. JUST TYPE IN FOUNTAIN COTTAGE
Paradise - the land
The horses at Fountain Cottage live on a Horse Track System / Paddock Paradise. There is a partly surfaced track around the perimeter of the fields, this allows the horses to have free access to outside and shelter all year round .
Over the years the fields in the middle of the track and the land around Fountain cottage has been overseeded with a very diverse mix of old fashioned meadow grasses, wild flowers and herbs. As the grasses and herbs flower they encourage the insects and bees which in turn attracts the birds and bats. There are also many species of native hedging for the horses to browse on and the wild birds to nest in .
Fountain Cottage is a wildlife, animal & human paradise.
Front garden brick studio unit
Just behind the latch gate is a brick built studio unit with pitch roof which is ideal for a hobby/workroom or with some attention, it would make a superb work from home office.
Offering real country charm with a cosy convivial atmosphere. The measurement includes a range of hand-built base and wall mounted units in a cream painted crackle glaze finish offering contrasting granite work surfaces over. The units include glass display cabinets and plate rack. Rangemaster electric double oven with gas hob (Calor Gas bottles to the side of the property) set in feature brick inglenook style surround. Built in brick wine rack. Tongue and groove painted panelling to walls, double glazed window and radiator. Plumbing for washing machine, large inset undermount Butler style sink, with double glazed window above. Raised wood stove in brick surround fireplace for cosy winter days, slate floor, double glazed window and composite door to the rear. Feature beams, space for fridge/freezer and shelf for microwave. Door to:-
Storm canopy porch. Front door leads into entrance lobby with double glazed window to the side and internal door to the dining room.
An exceptional space for entertaining a large family, particularly at Christmas time, boasting exposed beams, a large inglenook fireplace with 'nook' cupboard space to the side, display niches and inset large wood burning stove. Double aspect, double glazed window to the front and double glazed casement doors to the rear. Internal door to entrance lobby. LTV style wood effect flooring. Turned stairs rise to first floor with carpet as fitted. Latch door to sitting room.
A cosy atmospheric room with double glazed window to the front, double glazed doors leading out to the 'Lean-to', brick fireplace with grate and hearth, radiator, display bookshelves and exposed beams.
Lean-to is attached to the house and ideal for housing summer planting throughout the winter.
First floor landing
A pretty room with a half vault to the ceiling, offering fitted wardrobes to include a double and two singles, double glazed window to the front, radiator and carpet as fitted. Door to en-suite:-
Double shower cubicle, square washbasin with contemporary unit, close coupled low level w.c., double glazed window, vinyl floor and heated towel rail radiator.
Panel bath, separate shower cubicle, 'half moon' basin set in curved cabinet with two drawers, heated towel rail radiator, double glazed window and vinyl floor.
Pretty fireplace with open grate, built in cupboard, double glazed window and radiator. Carpet as fitted.
Double glazed window, built in cupboard, hardwood floor and radiator.
Double wardrobe, hardwood floor, radiator and double glazed window overlooking the rear garden.
Formal rear garden
Stunning rear garden and perfect for people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. The garden offers an abundance of mature trees and shrubs too numerous to mention with a meandering brick footpath to the land. A large feature pond with a filter and pump graces the garden perfectly. Pergola with a seating area. Feature fountain. A large enclosed vegetable garden with a greenhouse and screened with well managed Leylandii. Circular flower bed and insulated workshop/work from unit. Large pergola to the rear of the property set on an expanse of patio, boasting an ideal area for alfresco summer dining.
Work from home unit
Perfectly located to the house, an ideal modern work from home unit which offers insulation.
Driveway and garage
To the rear of the garden is a five bar gate which leads to the shared driveway (shared with the neighbouring property) to a large double garage which is ideal for cars and storage.
Land 3.5-4.0 acres
To accompany the land there are a number of stables (see floorplan) - on both concrete and a non permanent floor system, a large chicken run, duck pond, raspberry and gooseberry patch, apple trees, feed/tack room, electric fencing surrounding the land with track drainage, and double shelter by separate negotiation. There is mains water to two fields. The land overlooks a large orchard and offers far reaching views across the open countryside. The exact measurement of the land is to be verified.
A field used for schooling has lapsed planning permission for a Menage.
Right of way
To the perimeter of the field there is a public footpath which does not join the land or enter through the land at any point.
Electric heating system, mains drainage, Calor Gas bottles which are located to the side of the property for the gas hob. Not metered for water. The land is to be verified for exact acreage.
Equestrian - Hacking and trot rides
To be noted there are 'licenced' hacking and trot rides which are adjacent to the land.
- 3.5 - 4.0 acres of land TBV
- 4 bedrooms
- Ensuite to master bedroom
- 2 receptions
- Stables and outbuildings
- EPC 'E'
- Council tax 'F'
- House 1472 sq ft
- Outbuildings 1138sq ft
- Garage 377 sq ft