A spacious family house situated prominently within its plot with glorious and extensively landscaped gardens of approximately 0.65 acre and being only a short walk from the centre of the village

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Commanding a central position within its generous plot ‘Braidlea’ is a family house with room for expansion if needed. 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 1.5 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.

This versatile family house has both a light and spacious feel, boasting well-appointed rooms. The reception hall with its feature oak staircase, has an abundance of glass creating a lovely light space giving access to all the principle reception rooms. The ground floor provides 4 reception rooms including a beautiful conservatory looking out over the private rear garden, a large triple aspect sitting room, a study and a dining room with an open fireplace. The first floor provides 5 bedrooms an en-suite bathroom and both a family bathroom and family shower room. A further notable feature of the property is the exquisitely tended and landscaped gardens housing a variety of specimen trees, shrubs and plants.  The sweeping block paved driveway provides parking and access to the detached double garage housing a sunken spiral wine cellar. There is a large front lawn bordered by mature shrubs and a glorious magnolia tree. In the rear garden, there is the benefit of a child proof gate fenced outdoor heated swimming pool and summer house. 


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Property Reference: 7710781

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Kitchen:

  • Painted wall and base units
  • Inset ‘Neff’ 5 ring gas hob with stainless steel extractor fan over
  • Eye level ‘Neff’ double electric oven
  • Space for dishwasher
  • Space for fridge freezer
  • Tiled splashbacks
  • Ceramic tiled floor

Bathroom:

Family Bathroom

  • Free standing bath with wall mounted taps
  • Wash hand basin
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Electronically controlled underfloor heating

Family Shower Room

  • Wall mounted shower
  • Large shower tray
  • Electronically controlled underfloor heating

En-Suite Bathroom

  • Panelled bath with wall mounted taps
  • Wall mounted shower
  • Glazed folding screen
  • Inset wash hand basin with glass surround
  • Low level w.c. suite with concealed cistern
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Fully tiled walls
  • Ceramic tiled floor
  • Electronically controlled underfloor heating

 

Specification: 

  • Beautiful oak staircase
  • Open fireplace with cast iron hood and quarry tiled hearth in the dining room
  • Large conservatory 
  • Large and light triple aspect sitting room
  • Wall mounted ‘Worcester’ gas fired boiler located in the utility room
  • Sunken spiral wine cellar with approximately 700 bottle capacity
  • Glorious landscaped gardens of approximately 0.65 acre
  • Fenced, heated outdoor swimming pool with summer house
  • Detached double garage
  • Brick built store and cycle shed
  • Integral workshop
     

External: 

The property is approached over a sweeping block paved driveway with parking for several cars and access to the double detached garage. The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn bordered by well stocked shrub and plant beds and mature trees. There is access to the rear garden on both sides of the house, via timber and wrought iron gates. A brick block terrace adjoins the rear of the property to a large expanse of lawn bordered on either side by well stocked shrub and plant borders and a selection of specimen tress. There is a beautiful central gazebo with brick block terraced seating area and an array of climbing plants including honeysuckle and roses. There is a child proof gate and fenced pool area with a heated outdoor swimming pool and timber summer house.