OIRO £775,000 New Instruction

Charles Wycherley Independent Estate Agents are delighted to present this most attractive Grade II listed attached village house to the open market. The property is double-fronted painted brick with superbly designed kitchen extension, bringing the magnificent garden almost into the house. Quince Cottage is exquisitely presented in a cottage style of high quality. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, all with views of the South Downs and over the village in this quiet location. There is a Heritage bathroom with shower and bath facilities, but also latch doors, sash windows, floorboards, exposed beams to sitting room and dining room with attractive fireplaces, the sitting room having a wood-burning stove. The ground floor has a south and west aspect sitting room, full-width dining room, shower/cloakroom, cellar and a new hand-built kitchen/breakfast room with a Smeg range cooker and high quality appliances with double doors opening out onto the garden. The garden is part of the National Garden Scheme and is professionally landscaped and planted, wrapping around the house and with downland views. There is a charming stone terrace and a riot of colour from flowers, shrubs, fruit trees and vegetable beds, with a lawn running to a gated driveway and a most attractive period Cart House for vehicles, hobby use or potential work room conversion. This splendid area is bounded by attractive flint walls and provides a magnificent setting for this lovely period village house. The property has gas fired central heating, mains water and mains drainage.

Quince Cottage lies in a peaceful and high sought after location with superb downland views in the picturesque and historic village of Alfriston, on the South Down Way. Alfriston is an enchanting village surrounded by the South Downs National Park, with the River Cuckmere meandering through the village to the magnificent Cuckmere Valley, just a couple of miles south to the coast between the chalky cliffs of East Dean, Eastbourne and Seaford beaches and thus, many miles of spectacular walking or riding. The village is one of the oldest in the county, founded in the Saxon period and a market town in the middle ages. There are a couple of historic inns with the Market Cross, a famous smugglers haunt in the 18th century, and the attractive narrow High Street offers a good range of shops a general store, restaurants and tea rooms. Further facilities include a primary school, doctors surgery and parish church. There is a mainline train service to London from Berwick Railway Station, which is approximately 2½ miles to the north past the famous Drusillas Zoo. Lewes, the historic county town of East Sussex, is approximately 9 miles and the coastal resort of Eastbourne is a similar distance.


Wide stairs to ground floor. Fitted cupboards. Deep fitted storage cupboard with coat hooks and double cupboard with side wood panelled walls. Thermostat. Potential for additional separate shower into cupboard.

11'1 x 10' (3.38m x 3.05m). Sash window with magnificent southerly view to Alfriston village with the South Downs beyond. Fitted wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail. Radiator. Cast iron fireplace. Latch door.

10'1 x 10' (3.07m x 3.05m). Sash window with wide vista of downland, framing Alfriston village from the south. Radiator. Fitted wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail. Latch door.

7'10 x 5'6 (2.39m x 1.68m). Casement window to west to Sloe Lane and the South Downs. Radiator. Telephone point. Deep fitted wardrobe cupboard. Latch door.

Sash window to east over the garden and the South Downs beyond. Wood panelled bath with drench shower and hand shower. Tiled bath area. Low level w.c. Corner Heritage wash basin. Half wood panelled walls. Recessed spotlights and extractor. Heated towel rail and antique radiator. Shaver point.


Original entrance door. Stairs to first floor landing. Original clay tiled floor.

16' x 11'1 (4.88m x 3.38m). Double aspect room with sash windows to south and west. Exposed wooden floorboards. Characterful fireplace with multi-fuel wood-burning stove and tiled hearth. Exposed wood ceiling beam. Fitted bookshelves. 2 Wall light points. Door from entrance hall. Door to:-

10'2 x 10'1 (3.10m x 3.07m). Sash window with southerly aspect to the front garden. Exposed ceiling beams. Feature brick fireplace with electric stove and tiled hearth. 2 Radiators. Exposed wooden floorboards to dining area and tiled floor leading to glazed door to:-

Lantern ceiling light. Modern shower with glazed screen and floor drain. Contemporary wash basin. Low level w.c. Terracotta tiled floor. Tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Recessed spotlighting.

11'9 x 11'8 (3.58m x 3.56m). A superb new extension to the property with high ceiling and fitted with an extensive range of hand-built painted wood units with exposed wood work surfaces. Smeg electric range cooker with 2 ovens and induction hob. Integrated Zanussi washing machine/dryer and Bosch dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer. Corner cupboards. Stainless steel splashback. Double cupboard housing modern Viessman Vitodens 100 boiler, electric fuse box and meter. Space for a dining table. Terracotta tiled floor. Recessed spotlighting and stainless steel wall light. Double glazed sash window and French window opening to walled east facing garden.

12'10 x 9'6 (3.91m x 2.90m) with vent window to garden. Boarded floor to original brick steps. Brick cellar floor. Double radiator. Double power point and electric light. Stone walls.


Approached from side lane adjacent to driveway. 14'1 x 11'1 (4.29m x 3.38m) with double doors, vaulted ceiling and sash windows. Power and light. Brick and tile roof with potential for use as a home studio.

The property is approached through wooden entrance gates which lead to a private gravel driveway providing parking for several cars. The gardens have been professionally landscaped and planted, opening to the public under the National Garden Scheme. The walled garden includes a lawn, a long colourful herbaceous border, 4 raised oak beds and a charming sheltered granite stone terrace which lies immediately adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room. From the terrace and garden there are lovely views to the South Downs. Fruit trees within the garden include kiwi, fig, cherry and a dwarf quince tree. To the front of the property, there is a further area of garden enclosed by a flint wall which is laid to gravel and planted with lavenders. The garden provides a beautiful setting for this lovely period village house.

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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