An exceptional family house with open plan accommodation and a large private rear garden

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Ditchling with its beautiful views of the South Downs is a historic village playing host to a selection of local shops, cafés, a church and two public houses including The Bull, an award-winning gastro pub.  The larger village of Hassocks, with its mainline train station is a short drive away and provides regular rail services to London and a more comprehensive array of shops. The local area benefits from a range of revered state and private schools for all ages

Shirleys is a private and highly sought after residential road on the eastern side of the village. The property has been extended and enlarged over the years creating a spacious house with an abundance of traditional and character features but also encapsulating the ever popular, modern style open plan feel. With the addition of a large bespoke orangery, the kitchen with granite breakfast bar joins seamlessly into the light dining/family space. Double doors from the sitting room can be opened enlarging the space further and giving a different dimension perfect for entertaining. With the doors closed the sitting room becomes a warm family space with cast iron ‘Vermont’ wood burning stove, slate hearth, surround and mantel. There is also a family room and office with vaulted ceiling both with a multitude of uses. Oak flooring is fitted to the whole of the ground floor. The first floor provides 4 bedrooms and a bathroom with a freestanding cast iron roll top bath and twin inset wash hand basins. The master suite benefits from a separate dressing room and en-suite shower room. The large rear garden is private and bordered by mature hedging and established trees. There is a sizable terrace that adjoins the rear of the house and large expanse of lawn perfect for children’s games of all varieties. Parking is plentiful on the shingle driveway and detached double garage.


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Property Reference: 9018039

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Kitchen:

“Open plan kitchen with granite worksurfaces and elegant units and sizable utility”

  • Shaker style wall and base units

  • Granite worksurfaces

  • Butler style sink

  • Electric ‘Aga’ with stainless steal ‘Aga’ extractor fan over

  • Tiled splash backs

  • Oak flooring

Bathrooms

“Sophisticated and stylish family bathroom with classic finishes”

  • Freestanding cast iron roll top bath with decorative clawed feet

  • Low level w.c. suite

  • 2 inset wash hand basins with drawers under

  • Oak flooring

“Spacious En-suite shower room mixing modern and classic styles”

  • Large shower cubicle with wall mounted shower and glazed doors

  • Low level w.c. suite

  • Pedestal wash hand basin

  • Oak flooring

Specification: 

  • Oak flooring throughout the whole of the ground floor

  • Wall mounted ‘Worcester’ gas fired boiler located in the utility room

  • Beautiful bespoke orangery open plan to the kitchen

  • Large fully fitted utility room with granite works surfaces and shaker style wall and base units

  • Attic with stairs from the en-suite shower room

  • Detached double garage

External:

“Large private gardens, the perfect space for entertaining”

The property is approached over a shingle driveway with parking for several cars and access to the double garage. There is a selection of raised brick beds, well stocked with shrubs and plants. Side access to the rear garden is on both sides of the house via timber gates leading to a paved terrace adjoining the rear of the property.  A large expanse of lawn is bordered on either side by mature hedges and the rear boundary by established trees.