- HIGH STREET LOCATION
- Three/Four Double Bedroom Maisonette
- Versatile Split Level Accommodation
- Private South Facing Terrace Balcony
- Two Allocated Parking Spaces At Rear
- No Maintenance Costs Or Ground Rent
This beautifully presented and uniquely configured three/four bedroom split level top floor maisonette, a detached double bay fronted Victorian residence which has been skilfully converted, is located on the bustling and vibrant high street of Hurstpierpoint. The property is idyllically situated in an imposing stance 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, which is part of the Hurstpierpoint Conservation Area and enjoys delightful views to the rear over the village recreational ground, is conveniently positioned just over one mile 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 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 under 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 offers approximately fourteen-hundred square feet of versatile accommodation arranged over three storeys, is fashioned in a traditional style of brick 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 gas fired central heating from a 'Glow Worm' combination that is located in the utility room, smooth ceilings throughout, chandelier style light fittings, replacement double glazing to the majority of the windows, and a mixture of engineered 'Amtico' parquet or oak style flooring, tiling, or carpeting throughout. An abundance of charm is exemplified by high skirting boards, 'old school' radiators, dado and picture railing, stripped wooden doors servicing the majority of the rooms, and original cast iron fireplaces with mantle surrounds and tiled hearths in the study, the drawing room, and all three bedrooms on the second floor.
Outside, the property is approached over a concrete staircase that rises to a wrap-around terrace on the entry level first floor where primary access to the property is admitted underneath a covered storm porch. To the right hand side of the property, there is gated access onto a service pathway that runs directly onto the village recreational ground at the rear, where two off road parking spaces are positioned and directly allocated to the property, also accessible via a shingle laid track from the nearby South Avenue.
The entry level ground floor of the property opens into a spacious entrance vestibule via a solid wood door with a decorative glass panel surround, with ample coat hanging space, and a painted wooden balustrade enclosed staircase with carpet inlay that rises to the split level first floor landing. From here, there are doors to the study, the utility room, the kitchen breakfast room, and the drawing room, as well as casement doors to the rear leading onto the terrace balcony, further casement doors to the front leading onto a balcony that overlooks the high street, and a painted wooden balustrade enclosed staircase with carpet inlay that rises to the split level second floor landing. The predominantly south and south-west facing sun terrace balcony is privately enclosed by a low level brick wall with a wooden trellis style fence atop, and is timber decked with ample room for various outdoor seating furniture, whilst also having an outside water tap. The study is currently arranged as a fourth bedroom, and is basked in plenty of natural light by a large square bay window to the rear. The utility room has a wooden work surface over plumbing and space for a washing machine, a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs behind, a low level lavatory with a raised cistern, a radiator with a heated chrome towel rail surround, whilst offering potential for the future installation of a shower cubicle with plumbing already in situ. The kitchen breakfast room, which enjoys a pleasant outlook over the front of the property from a large bay window, has a bespoke range of wall and base mounted units with wooden work surfaces over a range of appliances including a butler style ceramic sink with chrome swan neck mixer tap over, and a dish washer, with space for a range cooker incorporated within the chimney breast with an old sleeper wood bressumer over, as well as a free standing fridge freezer. The drawing room also has a pleasing outlook upon the front of the property from a large bay window, with enough room for various seating furniture around an assumed television point.
The split level second floor landing is enclosed by a painted wooden balustrade, bathed in plenty of natural light by a south facing window, and has doors to all three bedrooms, the bathroom, and the separate shower room. The third bedroom has a fitted quadruple wardrobe with various hanging rails and shelves, the dual aspect second bedroom has a fitted double door cupboard to the right hand side of the chimney breast, and is currently arranged as a home office, whilst the dual aspect master bedroom has an 'open' wardrobe to the left hand side of the chimney breast, with ample room for a 'king' size bed and various further bedroom furniture. The bathroom has half tiled walls, a heated ladder style towel rail, spot lighting, and a free standing roll top bath with mixer taps and a handset style shower attachment, whilst the shower room boasts a wash hand basin, a lavatory with a high level cistern and a pull chain chord, a radiator with a heated chrome towel rail surround, and a partly tiled cubicle enclosed by a folding glass screen that houses a mains fed power shower.