A particularly spacious Victorian 4 double bedroom semi detached house extending to 3718 sq.ft with the BENEFIT OF 2 INDEPENDENT FLATS THAT HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL TO GENERATE EXTRA INCOME (prior to the lockdown crisis they were advertised on Airbnb). There are further outbuildings which could also be converted to create further accommodation.
This imposing property built in 1856 has been refurbished by the current owners and is now presented internally to a contemporary style. The large gardens are ideal for entertaining, laid mainly to large areas of patio and an expanse of level lawn.
The property is situated in this established residential road on the eastern side of town within a 5 minute walk of Wivelsfield Mainline Station, Manor Field Primary School, Janes Lane Recreation Ground and a selection of convenience shops
The accommodation of the principal property comprises a handsome pillared porch opening to the entrance hall with stairs to the first floor.
A sitting room faces the front aspect with an archway either side of an open fireplace leading to the dual aspect living room with double doors opening to the rear garden. A particular feature however is the impressive dual aspect L-shaped kitchen/dining room which provides a wonderful family space fitted with an excellent range of white cupboards complimented by granite worksurfaces. From this room there is access to the utility room with space for a fridge/freezer, plumbing for a washing machine and a gas fired boiler. Door to the annexe/flatlet 1.
On the first floor there is a generous landing with a window to the front. The dual aspect master bedroom benefits from a range of built in wardrobes across 2 walls and an ensuite shower room with double size shower cubicle and twin wash basins. There are 3 further double bedrooms (one is used as a dressing room) and a family bathroom.
Annexe/Flatlet 1: This can be approached from the utility room or as a separate flatlet from the garden. Entrance hall with cloakroom/wc and step up to a shower room and to a bedroom with exposed brick fireplace. From the hallway steps lead down to a lower ground floor sitting room with exposed painted brick walls (a kitchen could easily be created either from the utility room of the main house or the outhouse next to the flat that is currently used as a gym).
Flat 2: Accessed from the garden. Entrance hall with stairs to the first floor, ground floor bedroom with built in wardrobes. Shower room/wc. Fabulous full width triple aspect first floor kitchen/dining/sitting room fitted with a range of cream cupboards and an integrated fridge, freezer and wine cooler. Exposed beams and brick wall.
Further Outhouses: One outhouse is used as a gym. There are 3 further outhouses/workshops and a boiler room housing the gas fired boiler. If required this could be converted to further accommodation.
Prior to the recent events the owners had the flatlet (1) and flat (2) advertised on Airbnb. This would provide a profitable income independent to the main house.
The property is approached via a pillared entrance with a 90’ frontage from the road. The driveway provides ample parking for numerous cars flanked by a large area of lawn shielded by mature hedging. A side gate leads to the east facing rear garden that extends in total to 165’ but is divided into 2 sections. An exceptionally generous patio abuts the house measuring 80’ x 39’ max providing a sunny entertaining hub. There is a central area of pebblestones presented to a ‘Mediterranean style’ with palm trees.
The remaining garden measures 85’ x 70’ and is mainly laid to lawn, enclosed by fencing and a period brick wall.
|Main House: Entrance Hall Sitting Room Living Room Kitchen/Dining Room Utility Room Master Bedroom & Ensuite 3 Further Bedrooms Family Shower Room||Flatlet/Annexe One: Hallway, Cloakroom/WC, Shower Room, Bedroom, Sitting Room|
|Flat Two: Hallway, Shower Room/WC, Bedroom, Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room||Outhouses: Gym, 3 Workshops/Stores, Boiler Room|
|Gardens: Long Private Driveway, Front Garden, Large Rear Garden Laid to Patio & Lawn||Council Tax Band E|
|EPC Rating D|