Virtual Tour Guide
VR Tour on your computer
Use your mouse to look left, right and up and down by left clicking and moving the mouse. This will enable you to gain the 360 degree view of each room of the property. When you are ready to move from room to room, just left click on the grey disc with the Q logo and this will navigate you through the property in the direction of your choice.
vR Tour on your mobile
Click through onto one of our virtual tours and use your thumb to move the image left, right and up and down. This will enable you to have the 360 degree view of all the rooms in the property. When you are ready to move to the next room, simply press down on the grey disc with the orange Q logo and this will navigate you through the property in the direction of your choice.
VR Tour with a vR Headset
If you are one of millions of people to have a VR Headset or viewer, you will need to turn your phone on it’s side and press the headset logo. This will change the image into a split screen view. Place your phone into the headset and use the focus function to get the clearest view. To view the property you simply move your head left and right and up and down and you will be amazed by the accuracy and feeling of space this provides. When you are ready to move from room to room, move the cross in the centre of screen over the grey disc with the Q logo and allow it time to load the next room. You can now take a viewing around the property as if you were really there.
3 bedroom Cottage for sale
Knowle Hill Cottages, New House Farm, Main Street
GUIDE PRICE: £575,000 – £625,000 freehold
360 degree virtual reality walk through tour of this property is available at www.qsalesandlettings.co.uk
Knowle Hill Cottages are located just outside the pretty hamlet of Bodiam, site of the 14th century castle. The property enjoys unspoilt, picturesque views of orchards and pastures across the Rother Valley, with the occasional chug of steam trains on the Kent & East Sussex Railway and the Village cricket ground only adding to the quintessentially English countryside setting. Bodiam itself is within walking distance and has a lovely village pub, which along with the family friendly café and activity centre nearby, form the hub of the community. Both Bodiam Primary school and Claremont School are within walking distance from the house. The nearby villages of Sandhurst and Staplecross provide local shopping facilities, while supermarkets can be found approximately 5 miles away in Hawkhurst. Mainline railway stations offering direct commuter links can be found in Etchingham and Robertsbridge, which are both around six miles from the cottage.
The cottage itself is approached via a private road and forms half of this attractive semi-detached property which used to be part of the Guinness estate. The driveway to the front provides ample parking for two cars in addition to the single garage. Access to the property is through the attractive open porch and into the hall. Immediately to the left is the sitting room; this bright and spacious room is located in the newer part of the property and benefits from an attractive fireplace with clearview woodburner and french doors opening to the southerly patio. Across the hall is the family room which again enjoys the homely comforts of a wood burner, while at the far end is the traditional kitchen/breakfast room with its attractive range cooker completing the country kitchen look. A stable-style door leads to the boot room and garden beyond. Just off the main hall is a cloakroom with low level wc and basin.
An open staircase in the family room leads to the first floor landing where an ingress has been perfectly used to create a small study area. Next to this is the master suite; a terrifically sized bedroom with built-in wardrobes stretching along one wall and an en-suite bathroom on the other. Low windows to the south offer incredible views – perfect to laze in bed with a cup of tea and gaze at the countryside. Across the landing are two further double bedrooms, both of which include built-in wardrobes and French casement windows to further enhance the views. The family bathroom is located at the top of the stairs and is finished in a contemporary style with a white suite and contrasting walls.
The grounds of the property really set this home apart. The paved patio area can be accessed from both the sitting room and the kitchen and is a beautiful spot to enjoy the peaceful views across the valley. Just across from the kitchen, outbuildings have been converted to form a garden office and a utility room which provides plenty of space for washing machine and dryer. Lawns from the patio stretch down to the hedged border with the pasture below and small summer house can be found tucked away in this quiet corner. The mature garden has a diverse mix of planting with a stunning maple tree, fruit trees and weeping beech providing colour and shape and roses, jasmine, honeysuckle and geraniums brightening the borders in the spring and summer months. Across to the easterly edge of the gardens is the medieval-style threshing barn. The current owners currently have planning in place for conversion to a three bedroom holiday let with it’s own good sized plot. Details can be viewed on the Rother District Council website – Planning No. RR/2016/2706/P.
What the owner says:
"This has been a truly idyllic spot to live in for the past 18 years. The stunning views offer a true representation of the constantly changing seasons and natural life. The garden is a haven for wildlife and bird life – wood peckers, swallows, finches, blackbirds are all present. Buzzards live in the trees along the valley and marsh frogs can be heard singing in the evenings at certain times of the year. Apparently it’s the chaps who make all the noise – a local farmer told me it’s the equivalent of the men sitting around drinking port and smoking cigars after dinner!
It has been a wonderful place for my two boys to grow up and the rural nature of the cottage and surrounding area afforded them much freedom to wander and explore. They regularly walked down the track and alongside the cricket pitch to the river and Castle beyond. The neighbours are lovely too, everyone is helpful and looks out for each other. The view from the garden and rooms is different every day, offering a beautiful distraction from anything else you might be doing. The garden is south facing and private – so you can cut the grass in your vest and pants if you want to!"
In The Know…
Council Tax: Band E
EPC Rating: D56
Floor Area: 178.9sqm (approx.)
Station: Robertsbridge (5.9 miles)
Bus Stop: Castle Inn, Main Rd (0.7 miles)
Primary School: Bodiam Primary
Secondary School: Robertsbridge Community College
Private School: Claremont School
Local shop: Londis, Staplecross (2.7 miles); General Store, Sandhurst (3.2 miles)
Supermarket: Waitrose, Hawkhurst (4.3 Miles)
Local Gems: Kino Cinema, Hawkhurst; Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway; Boating at Newenden; The Hub at Bodiam; Bodiam Fun Day.