TENURE: Share of Freehold
Olive House, a Queen Anne house, was constructed in 1710 alongside a dairy and coach house, and later extended in the 1880's by a Bond Street jeweller who added a third floor, balconies and a veranda to the existing façade whilst retaining many period features including its beams and original fireplaces. The apartment is the whole of the top floor, affording commanding views across the surrounding countryside from its large windows and three balconies. The property is entered via its own private external entrance which leads up to a hall with roof light.
Highlights of this well proportioned accommodation include the magnificent drawing room with its double height vaulted and beamed ceiling, the fine fireplace and door to the balcony with outstanding views, the well fitted and equipped, country-style kitchen/breakfast room with stone tiled floor, range cooker and double doors to a balcony and adjoining is a formal dining room or study. Further accommodation includes a master bedroom with en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility room.
High Hurstwood is a small village with a primary school, church, public house and village hall. More comprehensive shopping can be found in Crowborough (5.4 miles) and Uckfield (3 miles) where there are leisure facilities and mainline train stations. The village of Buxted with local amenities and mainline station is about 1.3 miles while the popular spa town of Tunbridge Wells is about 12 miles to the north. The house is surrounded by countryside and close by is the famous Ashdown Forest with around 6500 acres of beautiful open heath land - popular with ramblers, runners, cyclists and horse riders.
Externally, the property has a commanding presence, with a sweeping gravel driveway to the side providing off-street parking. There is also a garage, and a further space nearby. The property benefits from its own private garden which is well screened, arranged with 'secret gardens' and is reached via a stone pathway. It is mainly laid to lawn with mature borders, including bamboo, an ornamental pond and a summerhouse.
Lease Term: 999 years from 26 December 2002. (982 years remaining).
Service Charge: £75.00 per calendar month (this includes ground rent).
Building Insurance: £400.00 per annum
Three Double Bedrooms
Two Bath/Shower Rooms
Outstanding Drawing Room
Total Of Approx. 1809 Sq Ft
Double Garage and Parking