Common Lane, Ditchling Common, East Sussex,

£850,000

4 Bedroom Detached House

Ref: EAXML862_4353456

Hopkins Crank is an 18th Century Grade II listed farmhouse forming part of this small enclave of just a handful of properties located within Ditchling Common. Once owned by the sculptor and artist Eric Gill and during his time of ownership the neighbouring properties were similarly occupied by fellow artists, craftsmen and engravers. The versatile accommodation is arranged over three floors, is in excess of 2500 square feet in total and includes three separate staircases leading from the ground to the first floor. The property retains many of its period features best displayed in the impressive double aspect drawing room which boasts a high vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling timbers, church style arch windows and doors, and a timber staircase leading up to a galleried landing / mezzanine level over one end. The centre piece and focal point for the room is the large inglenook fireplace with fitted cast iron ‘Jotul’ log burner. Also on the ground floor there is a reception/dining hall, a family room and a library. The kitchen/breakfast room and utility are well fitted with a modern matching range of 'Shaker' style units and there is a ground floor cloakroom fitted with a contemporary white suite. On the first floor the guest bedroom suite is accessed via its own private staircase and includes an en-suite bathroom fitted with a white suite, this room is considered ideal for an au pair/nanny etc. The master bedroom suite includes a dressing area with a range of fitted wardrobe/storage cupboards and an en-suite bathroom fitted with a white suite. There is a further double bedroom and a family bath and shower room located on this floor. On the second floor, the large landing area could easily be utilised as a bedroom and there is a further double bedroom on this floor, both of these rooms enjoy a pleasant outlook across the common. Outside, a driveway sweeps around in front of the house and also access the single garage, providing ample parking. There is a courtyard style front garden set behind a brick wall. The rear gardens face West, are well stocked and back onto farmland, within the garden there is a substantial brick built studio/workshop in excess of 300 square feet that is considered could be converted into an annexe subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

18th Century Grade II listed farmhouse with a versatile configuration within this small enclave of p Once owned by the famous sculptor/artist Eric Gill
Vaulted and galleried drawing room with fabulous inglenook fireplace Three further reception rooms, modern kitchen and matching utility room
Master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom Guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom accessed via its own staircase
Three further bedrooms and a modern contemporary family bath and shower room Wealth of retained period features, oil fired central heating
Vacant possession available with no onward chain Council Tax Band: G / Energy Performance Rating: F

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