Guide Price £775,000 - £825,000
A delightful 3 / 4 bedroom detached Sussex Cottage spanning over 1,700sq. ft. whose origins are believed to date back 250 years.This rare and unique property is the first time to the market for over 18 years and possesses an enormous charm and character as well as a haven of immaculate gardens brimming with a wide variety of trees and shrubs and an array of different wildlife.
This hidden gem is a delightful Sussex cottage tucked away in an oasis of calm and yet with all the advantages of the proximity of Gatwick and key road and rail links not too distant. Yet at this property you find yourself surrounded by birdsong, flowers and trees beyond. Turning off the main road you continue along an unmade road and then onto a short stretch of tarmac before turning into the immediate approach to the cottage along shingle frontage. It is easier than it sounds but gives a flavour of the rural idyll you will then find.
As you face the cottage there is a five bar gate to the left and ahead you are greeted by a traditional Sussex style cottage which is tile hung with a traditional clay tiled roof. The tiled covered porch frames a traditional cottage wooden door which sets the tone for the interior doors which are all wooden with latches.
As you step inside the hallway has a flagstone floor and to the right is the lounge which is triple aspect providing a light, bright room. It has polished wood floor boards and a stunning inglenook fireplace with bressamer beam and wood burning stove. This immediately gives you the welcoming feel of a cottage whose origins are believed to date back 250 years with a plethora of beams.
From here an inner hall way comprising a spacious understairs cupboard, the stairs are to the left with a door ahead to the dining room and a window to the right overlooking a courtyard terrace which is a delightfully sunny spot to enjoy sitting outside.
The door ahead leads into the dining room which has double doors to the right also leading to the outside courtyard. Again, it is triple aspect with a window ahead and a single glazed door with direct access to the rear garden. Looking to the left, the dining room leads to the kitchen with a breakfast bar framed by timber beams. A real delight! There is an understated, expensive bespoke kitchen which comprises cream hand built and hand painted wooden wall and base units with attractive fretwork and granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include a Neff dishwasher, a Neff fridge freezer, a double Neff electric oven and electric hob together with a built-in Neff microwave. There are recessed spotlights, windows to the side and a butler sink under a window overlooking the rear garden. All around there is birdsong, flowers and further off mature trees. The door opposite leads to an inner lobby with ample space for coats and shoes, to the right is a side door opening to the area of garden to the side of the property. To the left is the downstairs cloakroom with white WC, wash hand basin and green tiled splashback.
Ahead is access to the workshop/garage and is currently used as a workshop but the garage doors have been retained and conversion back to a single garage would be straightforward. Light and power are available and, to the rear, a utility space has been created. There are off white base and wall units, a larder style cupboard, sink and draining board. There is space for a double height freezer, a washing machine and a drier is currently on a work surface and vented out.
Going forward form here takes you back to the main hallway. From the main hallway, there is a step down into the office with ample space as an office/third reception room/bedroom 4. This is a light and bright room given the triple aspect and has the cottagey feel with all the beams.
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