3 Bed Semi-Detached House Under Offer
Ardingly Road, Cuckfield, RH17

Offers in Region of £675,000 (Freehold)

  • 3-double bedroom semi-detached character cottage (976 sq.ft.).
  • Living room to front with woodburning stove. Dining room to rear.
  • Impressive country-style kitchen/breakfast room with Rayburn & walk-in pantry/utility cupboard.
  • Ground floor cloakroom.
  • Gas-fired central heating. Original, restored sash windows.
  • Additional plot with detached oak-framed garage, parking, home studio, garden and patio.
  • Front, south-facing paved cottage garden. Shared rear paved courtyard.
  • Conveniently situated for schools and village centre.
  • Easy road access on the A/M23 and mainline station at Haywards Heath.
  • EPC: D. Council Tax Band: D.

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A most charming and rarely available 3-DOUBLE BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED VICTORIAN COTTAGE (976 sq.ft.) of IMMENSE CHARACTER, believed to date back to circa 1860, with the added benefit of an additional plot boasting a recently built, oak-framed, SINGLE GARAGE AND HOME STUDIO enjoying its own GARDEN and PATIO, bordering ancient woodland and the Borde Hill Estate.

This stunning home has a beautifully landscaped SOUTH-FACING COURTYARD GARDEN, and situated in a QUIET, TUCKED AWAY PRIVATE LANE, having undergone CONSIDERABLE RENOVATION by its present owner and lovingly restored to its former glory. The property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet conveniently located for local schooling and swift access to the A/M23.

The accommodation comprises: Entrance door into RECEPTION HALL with understairs cupboard. Door into a bright and airy SITTING ROOM overlooking front garden and original Regency marble fireplace surround inset with woodburning stove and built-in shelves to either side of chimney breast. To the rear of the room are stylish plantation shuttered arched doors with step down to the spacious, double aspect, DINING ROOM fitted with low cupboards and shelving to chimney breast recesses. Ample space is on offer for a large table and chairs. A further, high-seating area to breakfast bar is positioned to the far side of the dining room where it meets the open plan kitchen. From here are two steps down to a beautifully appointed country-style KITCHEN finished in soft white cabinetry and contrasting black granite worksurfaces inset with a Butler sink and integrated slimline dishwasher. A Rayburn cooker takes pride of place as well as a WALK-IN PANTRY/UTILITY CUPBOARD with plumbing for washing machine and ample fitted shelving. French doors from the kitchen open onto a large, shared and PAVED COURTYARD.

From the reception hall a turned staircase rises to a particularly bright FIRST-FLOOR LANDING giving access to 3 WELL-PROPORTIONED DOUBLE BEDROOMS. BEDROOM 1 features a cast iron Victorian fireplace and fitted wardrobe cupboards while BEDROOM 2 has a cast iron Victorian hob grate. BEDROOM 3, a small double has a few steps down. Lastly, is an original 1920s Victorian style bathroom suite and taps which lends to the property’s character.

Outside: A superb, SOUTH-FACING, LANDSCAPED COTTAGE GARDEN is positioned to the front and fully enclosed with timber fencing/gate and laid to grey Indian sandstone. A striking ornamental dwarf hedge feature sits to its centre as the main focal point with a timber pergola arranged to the far side, ideal as an alfresco dining area. A variety of trees, climbers, plants and shrubs add colour and interest.

Positioned just beyond the cottage, on the private lane, is a further plot with a recently built DETACHED, Conservation oak-framed GARAGE and HOME STUDIO, ideal as a home office/gym/potential annexe accommodation (subject to the usual consents), complete with power and light. A gated side entrance path leads to an enclosed garden, laid to lawn and banked to one side, bordering ancient woodland. There is also a GOOD-SIZED PATIO and timber SUMMER HOUSE.

Further benefits of the property include gas-fired central heating to radiators and character features throughout.

Internal inspection highly recommended.

Location Summary

The property occupies a quiet, private position off Ardingly Road being within walking distance of the village primary school and the highly regarded Warden Park Secondary Academy.

Other nearby facilities include the Co-op supermarket and Esso fuel station with convenience store. Cuckfield village with its picturesque High Street offers something for all ages with regular food markets, numerous niche speciality shops and a wealth of eateries which include The Ockenden Hotel and Spa and the popular Talbot Gastro-Pub.

There are numerous sports clubs including cricket, rugby, football, tennis and the Golf Club. There is also a flourishing social scene with many active clubs and societies as well as a busy social calendar including events such as the Cuckoo Fayre, the Independent State of Cuckfield Mayor’s elections and procession and the Cuckfield Village Show.

The village is surrounded by glorious countryside with outstanding views towards the South Downs as well as many footpaths providing excellent walks and bridleways linking with neighbouring districts. A pathway, via Blunts Wood, gives pedestrian and cycling access into the nearby town of Haywards Heath with its mainline railway station being within walking distance and providing fast commuter services to London (Victoria/London Bridge 47 mins), Gatwick Airport (15 mins) and the south coast (Brighton 20 mins).

By road, access to major surrounding areas, Gatwick Airport and London can be gained via the A/M23 to the west at either Bolney or Warninglid.

Schools:
Holy Trinity Primary (1 mile).
Warden Park Secondary Academy (1.3 miles).

Station:
Haywards Heath mainline station (2.1 miles).

Council Tax Band: D

Nearest Stations

  • Haywards Heath - 1.47miles
  • Balcombe - 2.70miles
  • Wivelsfield - 3.65miles
  • Burgess Hill - 4.35miles
  • Horsted Keynes (Bluebell Railway) - 4.39miles

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