Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present this highly characterful detached cottage, circa 1650, in an attractive rural location overlooking fields to the rear and side, off a quiet lane. The property is on 3 floors with 2 interconnecting rooms on the second floor and 4 bedrooms and a 2-door bathroom on the first floor. The ground floor has 2 entrance hall areas, a shower room, through sitting room with fireplace and electric wood-burner, as well as a dining room, kitchen, utility room and conservatory. From the driveway, there is a double garage as well as a garden office and shed. The property borders onto fields and so has great views. In addition, the cottage has enormous character with exposed beams and a period fireplace. There is oil fired central heating and a good size south facing garden.
Church Road is a most desirable location, skirting the rural southern border of Barcombe by the attractive Penance Pond and Parish Church. Barcombe village is a short drive with its central thriving village shop, public house, village hall, primary school and sports ground/green. Cooksbridge is just 2 miles with its Railway Station and services to London Victoria (1 hour), London Bridge (90 mins) and to Lewes and Haywards Heath. Lewes is some 4 miles distant with its historic centre and vast range of independent shops, 3 superstores, cafes and restaurants, The Depot Cinema and further main line Railway Station. From Lewes, there is also easy access to Brighton and Eastbourne via the A27.
ACCOMMODATION WITH APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS COMPRISES:-
14' x 10'10 (4.27m x 3.30m). Double aspect with double glazed window to rear garden and superb long range views to the South Downs towards Lewes. Conservation rooflight looking to fields to the east. Exposed ceiling timbers. Stairs to first floor landing. Radiator. Fitted shelves. Spotlights. Through to:-
STUDY/OCCASIONAL BEDROOM/POTENTIAL ENSUITE
13'10 x 10'10 max (4.22m x 3.30m). Double glazed window with outlook to Church Road. Conservation rooflight looking to fields. Exposed ceiling timbers. Radiator. Original door.
Conservation rooflight to south. Galleried landing with exposed upright beams, wooden balustrade and handrail. Lower landing with south facing conservation rooflight. Space for study desk. Airing cupboard with pre-lagged copper tank, immersion heater and slatted shelves. Hatch to roof space. Double shelved cupboard.
14'5 x 11'9 (4.39m x 3.58m). Double aspect room with high ceiling and double glazed windows to front garden and the rear garden to the south with views over fields to the South Downs. Exposed wall beams. Modern oak double wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and 2 double cupboards over. Wash basin with cupboard over and fitted mirror. Chrome towel rail. Wall light. Radiator with thermostat.
8'9 x 8' (2.67m x 2.44m). Double glazed window to front. White suite comprising pine panelled bath with hand grips, mixer taps and shower attachment, low level wc with pine seat and pedestal wash basin. Heated chrome towel rail. Radiator. Latch doors to landing and bedroom 3.
13'7 x 11'7 (4.14m x 3.53m). Double glazed window with exceptional far-reaching views over fields towards Ringmer. Exposed original ceiling beams. Double wardrobe cupboard with hanging rails and cupboard over. Radiator. Latch door to bathroom.
14'2 x 10'8 (4.32m x 3.25m). Double glazed window with far-reaching easterly views across countryside towards Ringmer. Exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. 2-door cupboard with wardrobe hanging space, shelves and cupboards over.
10'9 max x 9'3 (3.28m x 2.82m). Double glazed windows. Sloping ceiling with exposed ceiling beams and upright beams.. Radiator. Fitted shelves. Latch door and oak step to upper landing.
7'8 x 6' (2.34m x 1.83m). Oak entrance door and double glazed window. Tiled floor. Cloaks hanging space. Exposed upright wall beam. Glazed door to:-
Galleried stairs to first floor landing with exposed wood balustrade and handrail. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Latch door .
7'7 x 7'max (2.31m x 2.13m). Double glazed window. Shower compartment with Mira Excel independent shower, shower tray and tiled walls. White suite comprising pedestal wash basin and low level w.c. Shaver/light point. Radiator. Tiled floor. Exposed wall upright beam. Hatch to roof space.
28'2 x 14'1 (8.59m x 4.29m). Superb through room with 2 double glazed windows to east. Exposed ceiling and wall beams. Glazed light through fireplace. Double glazed double doors to south garden. Brick period fireplace with exposed brick wall, circular hearth, exposed wood bressummer. Fitted shelves. 2 Radiators. Deep cupboard with fitted shelves. Original oak door to main hallway.
15'6 x 10'10 max (4.72m x 3.30m). Triple aspect room with glazed roof and uPVC double glazed windows to east and west. Large tile flooring. Dimplex electric heater. Power and lighting. Glazed light to sitting room. uPVC double glazed door to garden.
12'6 x 11'4 (3.81m x 3.45m) widening to 14'2 (4.32m). 2 Double glazed windows to western patio. Wall light point. Radiator. Understairs cupboard with fitted shelves. Oak door to hallway.
13'4 x 10'9 (4.06m x 3.28m). Double glazed window to south facing garden and views to the South Downs. 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps and single drainer. Pine Kitchen with formica top, drawer and cupboards under and waste disposal. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Fitted Neff electric 4-ring hob. Stainless steel Hotpoint oven with tops to each side and breakfast bar. Fitted shelves. Tiled splashback. Wooden dresser. Range of wall cupboards. Space for fridge/freezer. Double larder cupboard with fitted shelves. Wine rack. Shelved glassware cupboard. Pine ceiling.
10' x 8'8 (3.05m x 2.64m). Double glazed window to western patio. Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap. Worktop to side with space and plumbing for washing machine under. Space for chest freezer. Potterton Statesman oil fired boiler and programmer. Worktop with cupboards under and over. Door to side west garden with spy hatch.
16'2 x 15'1 (4.93m x 4.60m). Double automatic up-and-over door. Fluorescent light and power points.
The property is entered from the east side through an attractive lychgate to its own lawned garden with hedge, shrubs and flower beds.
REAR & SIDE GARDENS
The rear garden is approached from the conservatory onto an attractive slabbed patio looking south, with approach to ‘The Vestry' and the west facing garden. Large lawned garden with central brick path and small slabbed patio, currently with a swing chair. ‘Horseshoe' vegetable garden. Fenced and walled with garden with flower and shrub beds and garden shed 5'6 x 3' (1.68m x 0.91m). Potting shed 8' x 4' (2.44m x 1.22m) with glazed door, power and lighting. Outside water tap. West facing patio with brick paving and step to side garden with outside light and water butt.
‘THE VESTRY' (GARDEN OFFICE)
8' x 7'6 (2.44m x 2.29m). Double glazed window. Fitted shelves. Power and lighting.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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