- GRADE II LISTED
- Four Bedroom Semi-Detached Residence
- Origins Dating Back To The 15th Century
- Subject To Extensive Restoration Programme
- Highly Regarded & Sought After Location
- Close Proximity To Amenities Provided By Village
This beautifully presented and uniquely configured four bedroom semi-detached residence, which is believed to have originally been built in 1460, is located on the western semi-rural outskirts of Hurstpierpoint. The property is idyllically situated nicely set back and privately screened by trees from the road in this picturesque and quintessential rural Sussex village, which is surrounded in each direction by glorious open countryside.
This warm and inviting residence is conveniently positioned approximately two miles from Hassocks Station, which provides fast and direct services to both London in the north and the coastal region of Brighton in the south, the latter of which is also reachable within a twenty-minute drive. The centre of the village is also within short walking distance and offers a comprehensive range of boutique style shopping facilities including a building society, a 'Co-op Food' convenience store, as well as various eateries and public houses. The larger market town of Burgess Hill, where the popular 'Triangle' leisure complex is located, is also suitably reached only a few miles north, whilst the neighbouring historical down land villages of Ditchling and Hassocks are accessible on local bus routes. St Lawrence C of E Primary School, a mixed gender primary education centre for those aged between five and eleven years of age, is located under half a mile away, whilst Downlands Community School, a mixed gender secondary education centre for those aged between eleven and sixteen years of age, is positioned just over two miles away, both of which are rated 'outstanding' in the latest Ofsted rankings. The A23 bypass that joins south of the A273 and merges into the M23, is within a five-minute drive being approximately three miles to the south at Pyecombe.
This nicely-proportioned dwelling, which is Grade II listed and offers versatile accommodation arranged over three storeys, is fashioned in a traditional cottage style underneath a tiled roof. The property has been significantly and tastefully upgraded by the current owners who have carried out an extensive restoration programme during their time in occupancy since 2010, whilst still being sympathetic towards the original character features. The home benefits from underfloor heating to the kitchen, a wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler located in the shower room, and a detached garage neatly located to the rear of the property which is accessed via the neighbouring property's driveway. An abundance of charm is exemplified by exposed timber beams and wood paneling throughout, painted wooden thumb latch doors that service the majority of the rooms, and a large inglenook style fireplace with oak bressumer in the sitting room.
Outside, the property is approached via a timber swing gate over a 'crazy' paved terrace and herb garden, bordered to the front by a retaining stone wall. Gated access at the right hand side leads to a paved terrace style patio that abuts the immediate rear of the property, enclosed by a low level retaining brick wall. Steps from the terrace lead up to a generous expanse of lawn, bordered by well stocked flower beds with various plants and shrubs.
The ground floor opens into an entrance hall with a storage cupboard, and a door to the sitting room. This large, dual-aspect reception space has doors to a secondary reception room, the inner hallway, and an opening to the right of the fireplace that leads to the kitchen breakfast room. The second reception room is currently arranged as a 'snug' but serves purpose as a children's playroom, a television room, or a fifth bedroom. The inner hallway has a door leading onto the rear garden, stairs to the first floor landing, and a door to the refurbished shower room, which accommodates a sunken walk in enclosure with a floor to ceiling glazed screen and a wall mounted shower with handset style shower attachment, a low level lavatory, a butler style wash hand basin, a heated ladder style towel rail, and a utility cupboard that currently houses a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The 'shaker' style kitchen, which has ceramic tiled flooring, as well as casement doors also leading onto the rear garden, incorporates various wall and base mounted units with oak work surfaces over various integrated appliances including a ceramic sink with a stainless steel 'swan neck' mixer tap over, a four ring gas hob with a stainless steel extractor hood over, a larder style fridge freezer, and a dishwasher.
The first floor landing has doors to the family bathroom, and the first three bedrooms. The bathroom accommodates a panel enclosed bath with a handset style shower attachment, a low level lavatory, and a wash hand basin. The third bedroom, which enjoys a peaceful outlook upon the rear garden, has a built in double door wardrobe, whilst the second bedroom has a staircase that leads to a second floor loft conversion which could be utilised as a dedicated fourth bedroom, or as a study space or a dressing room that compliments the second bedroom. The master bedroom also has a staircase which leads to a mezzanine level en suite bathroom which is enclosed by a contemporary glass balustrade, with a centrally placed free-standing bath which is illuminated by feature 'kick board' lighting below, and a wash hand basin.