An extensively restored Georgian farmhouse set in a quiet, idyllic location yet within a mile of Hassocks mainline station and benefiting from beautiful landscaped gardens, outbuildings and views towards the South Downs.

Baldwins is situated along a private drive in a secluded spot within the village of Keymer backing on to farmland. The larger village of Hassocks, with its extensive array of shops, amenities and mainline train station is a short walk away and provides regular rail services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria/London Bridge in approximately 55 minutes). The village of Ditchling is less than a mile distance and provides a traditional array of local shops and amenities. Further to this Gatwick can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including Windmills Junior School, Downlands Community School, Great Walstead, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurst College and Brighton College. The centre of the city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 9 miles away and provides world class shopping, restaurants and provisions of the arts with a diverse twist. The surrounding countryside and rolling South Downs provide the finest backdrop for walking and horse riding.

Baldwins, with origins believed to date back to 17th Century has been carefully extended and lovingly restored over the years receiving a Sussex Heritage Trust award in 2011. Situated in a quiet and idyllic location the property has beautiful views towards the South Downs. Character and period features are in abundance with many of the rooms having cast iron fireplaces and original stripped floorboards. The ground floor provides 4 sizeable reception rooms with the majority looking out over the beautifully landscaped south facing garden. The first floor has 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom, with the master bedroom having an en-suite bathroom. The landscaped gardens extend to the south of the property with glorious views of the South Downs. Cleverly segmented, the garden comprises areas of formal lawn, a large terrace, an orchard and a woodland, interspersed with established and mature well stocked beds and bordered by mature hedging. There is also the benefit of a refurbished stable building creating a self-contained annexe with a multitude of uses. There is a detached oak framed double garage and car port.


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Property Reference: 8883604

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Kitchen:

  • Painted base units including dresser
  • Oak worksurfaces including a marble inset
  • Inset ‘Butler Style’ sink
  • Space for gas cooker
  • Fitted fridge
  • Fitted dishwasher
  • Original feature bread oven
  • Brick block flooring

Bathrooms

Master Bedroom En-Suite- Bathroom

  • Panelled bath with traditional style taps and hand shower attachment
  • Fully tiled shower cubicle with hand shower attachment and glazed door
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Inset wash hand basin
  • Ceramic tiled floor  

Family Bathroom

  • Panelled bath with traditional style taps and hand shower attachment
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Wash hand basin
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Ceramic tiled floor
  • Half tiled walls

Ground Floor Shower Room

  • Fitted shower cubicle with wall mounted shower and glazed door
  • Low level w.c. suite 
  • Wash hand basin
     

Specification: 

  • Cast iron fireplaces throughout
  • Original striped floorboards
  • Wall mounted ‘Worcester’ gas fired boiler located in the utility room 
  • Wonderfully private landscaped gardens
  • Refurbished stable building creating a 1 bedroom annexe eminently suitable as a home office or for other similar purposes
  • Oak framed double garage and car port
  • Brick built store
  • Beautiful views towards the South Downs

External:

The property is approached over a shingle driveway with parking for several cars and access to the detached ‘Stable Cottage’ and an oak framed double garage and car port. Side access to the rear garden is over a block paved path. A paved terrace adjoins the rear of the property with well stocked raised beds. Adjoining this is a large expanse of lawn including an orchard with a selection of fruit trees including apple and pear trees. There is a further area of copse at the rear of the garden. Established evergreen trees and mature hedging border the garden on either side and there is an array of well stock shrub and plant beds within the garden. Further to this is a secluded kitchen garden with a selection of raised timber beds and a brick built store.