A magnificent house, arranged over 3 floors, situated in the centre of the village with a unique large courtyard garden and integral garage

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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.

‘London House’ with its origins believed to date back to 1725 is a beautiful and spacious house arranged over 3 floors and having been recently redecorated throughout by the current owners. The ground floor provides a large double bedroom, a modern bathroom and access to the garden. The majority of the living space is on the first floor, with an open plan kitchen/dining room and steps leading up to a large sitting room. There is also the benefit of a bedroom/study and a cloakroom. The second floor provides 3 double bedrooms and a large recently redecorated bathroom. A notable feature that makes this house so unique is the split level walled courtyard garden. Accessed from both the ground floor and the first floor, the private courtyard garden is of a great size and provides a large space, perfect for entertaining. Further to this, a galleried lawned area overlooks the courtyard with views of the church spire. From the courtyard there is the addition of an integral brick arched studio and also the integral garage. 


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Property Reference: 7822156

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Kitchen:

  • White gloss wall and base units
  • Inset ‘Smeg’ stainless steel 5 ring gas hob with stainless steel splashback and extractor fan over
  • Inset ‘Butler Style’ sink
  • Fitted ‘Whirlpool’ electric oven
  • Fitted dishwasher
  • Fitted fridge and freezer
  • Tiled splashbacks
  • Ceramic tiled floor

Bathrooms:

ground floor bathroom

  • Panelled bath with wall mounted taps and hand shower attachment
  • Low level w.c. suite with concealed cistern
  • Large modern wall mounted wash hand basin,
  • Stone worksurface with cupboards under and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Half tiled walls
  • Ceramic tiled floor

second floor bathroom

  • Panelled bath with wall mounted mixer taps       
  • Tiled shower cubical with wall mounted shower and hand shower attachment
  • Low level w.c. suite with concealed cistern
  • Inset wash hand basin
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Tiled walls
  • Ceramic tiled floor

Specification: 

  • Open plan split level kitchen/dining/sitting room
  • Parquet flooring to the ground floor entrance hall
  • Split level private courtyard accessed from the ground and first floor
  • Integral brick arched studio
  • Large store
  • ‘Alpha’ gas fired boiler located in the cupboard in the kitchen/dining area

External: 

There is an integral garage with an electronic garage door and a rear door providing access to the private courtyard garden, which can also be accessed from both the ground floor and the first floor. The brick block steps lead down from the first floor to the enchanting courtyard garden, with its central brick block paved terrace being interspersed and bordered by beds containing established shrubs. There is a range of brick arched stores and a brick arched studio that has light and power. A timber lean-to creates a covered seating area with external heating. On the eastern side of the courtyard, steps lead up to a galleried pathway and a lawn that overlooks the courtyard.