OIEO - £850,000 Sold
Twilight image of the rear of the property

Elma Cottage – Horam

Contemporary chalet design

Peacefully set back from the thoroughfare, discover the delights of this home in Horam, the last of three detached chalet style bungalows to be built off Horebeech Lane.


Wooden estate fencing keeps character with the surrounds to the front, as you pull onto a neatly tarmacked driveway. Young hedging is planted to the front, which will grow into a privacy screen as it matures, whilst established trees add a lush green feel upon arrival.


Park up on the drive or beneath the carport, and make your way to the front door, noting the electric vehicle charging point to the side of the oak portico entrance.


Warm welcome

Step inside, through the broad front door and into the entrance hall. Wood flooring, warmed by underfloor heating, extends underfoot to create a welcoming feel, continuing throughout the downstairs. An airy, bright space, sense the chalet vibes instantly in the vaulted, double height ceiling with its modern, exposed timbers. Built-in storage for shoes and hanging space for coats is available to both sides. Further storage is available in the deep understairs cupboard.


Make your way along the broad entrance hallway, turning right into the stylish family dining-kitchen. Designed for modern life, this capacious kitchen provides room for all. Aleutian white, Radianz Quartz worktops amplify the light, robust and resistant to bacteria, providing plenty of preparation space above the trench coat grey and dove grey drawers and units. Installed in 2018, this culinary hub of the home brims with appliances including a Blomberg larder fridge and larder freezer, Blomberg dishwasher, two Hotpoint fridge drawers and a CDA wine cooler. A Smeg Range-style cooker in white is currently housed within a tiled inglenook.


Indoor-out living

Glass pendant lights distil light down over the central island, featuring a rounded wooden breakfast bar at one end, perfect for casual dining. Dine formally at the large table set before doors opening out to the patio and garden beyond, where indoor dining blends with the outdoors in summertime for family barbecues and alfresco wine nights.


Tucked off the kitchen a handy utility room has plumbing for washer and dryer, alongside further storage, and access outside.


Carpeted and cosy, across the entrance hallway from the kitchen, step through into the sitting room. Natural sage green tones dress the walls, contrasting sublimely with the exposed redbrick chimney breast and fireplace. Currently housing a contemporary gas stove with Gazco Studio conventional flue with thermostatic remote control, this fireplace has also been designed to accommodate a log burner.


Peaceful places

A spacious yet embracing room, it serves all seasons; cosy in winter, and with direct access out to the red brick paved patio through glazed double doors, in warmer weather.


Turning right out of the sitting room, refreshment awaits in the downstairs shower room. Tastefully tiled in white, in modern metro fashion, a wall mounted WC and vanity unit wash basin maximise the space, with plenty of room for the walk-in shower with rainfall head and handheld attachment. Warm your towel on the heated ladder rail.


Plush grey carpet welcomes you, as you step through to the fourth bedroom, a beautifully bright space with a wide window looking out to the foliage at the front. Fitted wardrobes and drawers provide a plethora of storage. In each of the four bedrooms, there is a television point. Should you wish, this bedroom could easily serve as a spacious home office.


Sweet dreams

Ascend the carpeted stairs to discover three more sumptuous bedrooms. Light pours down through a skylight in the ceiling, illuminating your way and creating an open and airy feel.


Take the door on the right to emerge into the main bedroom, a bright, inviting room with high angled ceiling and plush grey carpet where verdant views extend through a window to the front. With ample room for a super-king-size bed, space is maximised in this bedroom, with fitted wardrobes bespoke fitted to sit within the slope of the roofline, with additional storage available in the eaves.


Refresh your senses in the ensuite, attractively tiled in Attingham seagrass geometric tiles. Storage for all your lotions and potions is provided in the double drawers within the wall-mounted wash basin vanity unit, with a wall-mounted WC and an Aqualisa quartz shower.


Returning to the large landing, glance up to spy the loft hatch above, as you cross the landing to the second bedroom. Carpeted in grey underfoot, the high ceiling ensures a bright and airy feel, with a large window looking out over the trees to the front. Fitted storage in here includes wardrobes and a dressing table.


Storage heaven

Next door, admire the sloping ceiling of bedroom three, evocative of the chalet-inspired design of the home. Wardrobes built-in along the roofline once again maximise space, for clutter free living. A window draws in light from the rear.


Back on the landing, note the deep eaves storage available to the left. Directly across, refreshment awaits in the family bathroom.


Freshen up beneath the Aqualisa quartz shower, fully tiled to the walls, with light flowing in through a Velux above. A heated towel rail, wash basin with vanity unit storage, WC and bath with alcove storage also feature.


Garden entertaining

Outside, the low maintenance garden is manageably sized, combining lush lawn, paved patio, and pathways alongside woodchip borders with establishing planting. Raised beds offer the opportunity to grow your own, alongside a greenhouse, log store and garden shed which provide plenty of storage for pots, mowers and garden furniture.


To the rear, the garden room is fitted with power and supplied by copper broadband – providing the perfect home office space. Bifold doors open to reveal a beach-bar interior, with wood cladded walls. Currently accommodating a fridge inset within the wooden walls, a bar with stools and desk area with television, this room is perfect for work and play.


Near & far

On the cusp of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, numerous walks lie on your doorstep. Only two minutes from the house leads you onto the Cuckoo Trail; a 14-mile footpath and cycle way running between Hampden Park and Heathfield, popular with cyclists and dogwalkers.


Enjoy a local bite to eat at Lakeside in Horam Manor Park, or head to your local gastropub The Brewer’s Arms for a drink in nearby Vine’s Cross. Less than five minutes’ drive away arrive at the Runt In Tun at Maynard’s Green.


A thriving local village, Horam has an active village hall which serves as the focal point for the village. With many clubs and societies to join from tennis to bowls, football to horticulture, there is something for everyone.


Only 200 metres up the road there is the local Horam Manor Oak Surgery, with a dentist also based in Horam. Nearby Heathfield has a Post Office whilst the village of Horam is also home to a convenience store and a Co-op.


Families are well served by local educational establishments including Maynards Green Primary School and Heathfield Secondary School.


For a stylish, storage-laden home, designed to accommodate modern family living, indoors and out, Elma Cottage blends character and comfort, classic and contemporary, in a friendly, rural locale.


Home Nuances:

  • Detached 4 bedroom family home
  • Open plan kitchen, snug and dining area
  • Aleutian white, Radianz Quartz worktop
  • Wood flooring with underfloor heating
  • Carport & off-street parking for several cars
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Wall connector EV charger
  • Mains Sewerage and electricity 
  • Council tax band G
  • 2.8 miles to Heathfield
  • 8.8 miles to Uckfield
  • 1hr 2m direct to London Bridge from Stonegate Station


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Bees Homes use all reasonable endeavours to supply accurate property information in line with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These property details do not constitute any part of the offer or contract and all measurements are approximate. It should not be assumed that this property has all the necessary Planning, Building Regulation or other consents. Any services, appliances and heating system(s) listed have not been checked or tested.

Floor plan measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built in furniture.

For a brochure of this unique home please call the Bees Homes country office on 01323 332344.


Price : OIEO - £850,000 Sold
Property Type : Chalet Bungalow
Purpose : Sell
Status : Sold
Address : Horam
Postcode : TN21
City : Horam
Property ID : 2969

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 3

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