A very well-presented and conveniently located Grade II listed cottage situated in the heart of the village with a private garden and a garage
The village of Ditchling, steeped in history and with its embedded ties to the arts, provides a traditional array of local shops and amenities. Hassocks mainline railway station is situated approximately 1½ miles away and provides regular services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria in approximately 55 minutes). Further to this Gatwick airport can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including Ditchling C of E, Great Walstead, Downlands, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurst College and Brighton College. 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.
Originally 2 cottages, the property is beautifully presented and has been well maintained throughout by the current owners. The ground floor has 2 reception rooms and a kitchen with handmade pine units and slate flooring. The dining room and sitting room are filled with character indicative of its time, such as exposed beams and a fair faced flint wall. The sitting room also benefits from a fireplace with an inset cast iron ‘Clear View’ wood burning stove. The first floor is accessed via the beautiful oak staircase with 3 bedrooms and a bathroom boasting a freestanding cast iron roll top bath. The sunny rear garden is private and comprises a brick block terrace and an area of lawn, all gloriously bordered with seasonal plants and shrubs. There is the further benefit of a garage.
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- Bespoke handmade kitchen units
- Pine wall and base units including fitted wine rack
- ‘Butler Style’ sink
- Space for gas cooker with concealed extractor fan over
- Space for ‘American style’ fridge freezer
- Space for dishwasher
- Space for washing machine
- Free standing roll top bath with decorative clawed feet, centre mounted traditional style taps and hand Shower attachment
- Wall mounted shower
- High level w.c. suite
- Pedestal wash hand basin
- Oak flooring
- Wall mounted ‘Ideal’ gas fired boiler located in the kitchen
- Oak flooring to the majority of the cottage
- Cast iron ‘Clear View’ wood burning stove in the sitting room
The property is set back from the High Street via a private drive also giving access to the garage. Access to the rear garden is via a painted timber gate opening on to a brick block terrace, which adjoins the rear of the property with steps leading up an area of lawn bordered by well stocked shrub and plant beds. To the rear of the garden is a timber shed.