Offers in excess of £950,000
AN IMPRESSIVE AND PROMINENTLY LOCATED TRADITIONAL DETACHED HOUSE OF CONSIDERABLE QUALITY AND CHARACTER WITH AROUND 0.45 ACRES
RECEPTION HALL, CLOAKROOM, DRAWING ROOM, DINING ROOM, STUDY, KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, GAS CENTRAL HEATING, LARGE GARAGE WITH WORKSHOP, GARDENS ABOUT 0.45 ACRES
This outstanding, distinctive and substantial house is situated in one of the most sought after and desirable locations in the area with a fine southerly aspect to the rear along with glimpses across the treetops towards the South Downs and Jack and Jill Windmills. The location is much coveted being within ten minutes easy walk of Hassocks mainline railway station (London 55 minutes) together with all the other excellent amenities the village has to offer. Education in the area includes highly regarded public and state schools along with many nursery schools. The cosmopolitan city of Brighton and Hove with its many entertainment and shopping facilities lies around eight miles to the south. Gatwick Airport can easily be reached by car in around twenty minutes via the readily accessible A23 London to Brighton road. Golf is available at Pyecombe, Ditchling and Albourne, sailing from Brighton Marina and horse riding on the nearby South Downs.
The house was constructed in 1937 by a reputable local builder in a traditional style using mellow local bricks interspersed with random stone and tiles together with tile hanging topped off with a tile clad roof all gently combining to give a feeling of warmth and presence. All the principal rooms have a southerly aspect across the gently sloping rear garden and all are of excellent proportions. There is much oak joinery throughout together with leaded light windows and original fireplaces. The house lends itself to extension, subject to any necessary consents, with there being more than ample room both to the side and rear, together with the potential for further accommodation within the substantial roof space.
To the front a wide pea-shingle driveway provides both an impressive approach and ample parking for a large number of vehicles. A York stone paved path, offset by areas of lawn to either side leads up to the oak panelled front door. The entrance is through a Vestibule and into an excellent Reception Hall with oak strip floor. The well fitted Cloakroom lies to the rear of the hall with to one side the easy rising oak staircase leading to the first floor. The impressive Drawing Room has a triple aspect and massive fireplace with brick surround and an oak strip floor. Double doors from the well-proportioned Dining Room open out onto a wide York stone terrace and the rear garden. There is a recently refitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room with shaker style cabinets, timber block worksurfaces and fitted appliances. A door leads through to the Study with a separate rear door to a private courtyard area and the substantial Garage.
The first floor Landing has a large picture window overlooking the rear garden and a loft ladder provides access to the vast, part boarded roof space. The principal Bedroom enjoys views across the rear garden and has the benefit of a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards together with door to the refitted and large en-suite Bathroom complete with walk in airing cupboard. There are three further, large, double Bedrooms together with family bathroom currently providing large walk in shower and wash basin with a separate adjoining cloakroom.
Paths lead around either side of the house to the substantial rear garden where a wide York stone paved terrace with areas of lawn leads to stone steps with grass banks to either side down to the lower and gently sloping lawn with a feature massive raised bank at the far end planted with long established rhododendrons and substantial ornamental trees and other shrubs. In all the entire plot amounts to around 0.45 acres.