- QUINTESSENTIAL SUSSEX VILLAGE
- Two Bedroom Mid Terraced Cottage
- Presented In Beautiful Condition
- Cleverly Amended Accommodation
- Close Proximity To Village Amenities
- Located One Mile From Hassocks Station
This beautifully presented and cleverly-amended two double bedroom mid terraced cottage, which is believed to have been built in the Victorian period and enjoys far-reaching views of the South Downs, is located on the thoroughfare of College Lane on the favourable eastern side of Hurstpierpoint. The property is idyllically situated between Wickham Hill and Malthouse Lane in this picturesque and quintessential rural Sussex village, which is surrounded in each direction by glorious open countryside.
This warm and inviting residence is extremely conveniently positioned approximately 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 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 just over 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 one-and-a-half 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 well in excess of seven hundred square feet of versatile accommodation, is fashioned in a traditional style of brick underneath a tiled roof whilst enjoying breath-taking views over the rear across open fields. The property has been significantly and tastefully upgraded by the current owner who has carried out a vast range of improvements during her time in occupancy since 2013, whilst being sympathetic towards the original period features which are still evident throughout. A full refurbishment overhaul has been undertaken, including extensions to the front and rear of the property, in addition to a stylish loft conversion to complete the arrangement over a third storey.
All the walls and ceilings have been finished in a smooth matt emulsion, whilst double-glazing has been distributed throughout. Tiled flooring has been laid in the entrance porch, the open plan dining room and kitchen, the cloakroom, and the bathroom, with carpeting on the staircases and the first-floor landing, the master bedroom, and the second bedroom, whilst there is wood effect laminate flooring in the lounge. A mixture of stripped wooden doors, either with cast iron thumb nail latches or circular knobs, service every principal room, whilst the majority of the windows have either fitted unfurling blinds, roller blinds, or Venetian blinds. The electricity fuse board is housed in the entrance porch, whilst both the electricity meter and the gas meter are located in a fitted cupboard to the immediate front of the property. A ‘Worcester’ combination boiler is positioned within a fitted double door cupboard above the lavatory in the bathroom and provides gas fired central heating to ‘old school’ radiators in the lounge and both bedrooms, whilst the open plan dining room and kitchen benefits from under floor heating. Further security is provided by mains connected smoke alarms with battery back-ups in the lounge, the dining room, the landing, the master bedroom, and the second bedroom, as well as a multiple locking point solid wood painted front entrance door with decorative glass panelling inset, in addition to a secondary solid wood vertical panelled door with lock leading from the entrance porch to the lounge.
Outside, the property is bordered to the front from the road by a brick wall, with steps and an iron hand rail inset that rises to the front garden. From here, there is a low-level hedge row to the right-hand side, a flower bed to the front, a shingle laid area bordered by railway sleeper bricks at the right, and a brick laid pathway with a step up to the entrance porch where primary access to the property is admitted.
The ground floor opens into a good-sized entrance porch with a further door to the lounge. This reception space, which has an eye-catching cast iron fireplace with marble hearth, has ample room for various seating furniture, as well as a further door to the open plan dining room and kitchen area. The dining room has two columns of the original chimney breast which form a useful storage space, to the right of which there are two fitted double door cupboards with shelves, in addition to an exposed under stairs storage space and a small boot cupboard, as well as an archway that opens into the kitchen area. The kitchen is bathed in natural light by an apex sky light roof window, whilst having a further door that leads to a useful cloakroom with a low-level lavatory with push touch flush button, a wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, and a fitted chrome towel ring. The kitchen itself incorporates a range of high gloss soft close wall and base mounted units, coloured white for the cupboards but black for the drawers, with tiled splash backs behind various marble effect work surfaces, and various integrated appliances including a washing machine, a ceramic sink with drainer and chrome swan neck mixer tap, a four ring electric induction hob, an electric oven, and a small fridge freezer, with further space for a slim line dish washer.
Casement doors from the kitchen to the rear open onto the garden, a west facing space that is enclosed by wooden fencing with a trellis atop to both sides and the rear, whilst having useful access gates to both sides that serve each end of the terrace that the property belongs to. A concrete patio area that is bordered by a low-level brick wall abuts the immediate rear of the property, whilst there is a step up to a generous expanse of lawn. To the left-hand side, there is a hard-standing stone pathway that leads to a hard-standing stone patio area that is bordered to the right and the rear by a flower bed. There is a painted timber pottery shed and a semi-detached brick outbuilding that would formerly have been employed as a coal shed but currently provides ample storage space, both of which form a natural ‘entrance’ to the rear of the garden via a cast iron swing gate attached to the brick outbuilding. The rear of the garden has a low-level brick wall with a step up to a further generous expanse of lawn.
The first floor is access via a door from the dining room, further leading to a carpeted staircase that rises to the landing where a door to the master bedroom is located. This bedroom has a cast iron fireplace with a painted wooden mantle, to the right of which there is a fitted double door wardrobe with a hanging rail and a fitted double door cupboard over, in addition to a fitted under stairs storage cupboard with a hanging rail. On the landing, there is a further door to the inner landing where a door to the bathroom is located alongside a staircase that further rises to the second floor. The bathroom has partly tiled walls and a step up to a painted wooden vertical panel enclosed bath with a chrome mixer tap, over which there is a separate mains fed rainfall style shower and additional handset shower attachment, as well as a low level lavatory with a push touch flush button, a wash hand basin with a chrome mixer tap, a heated chrome ladder style towel rail, and a cast iron fireplace with a painted wooden mantle.
The second floor is currently arranged as a second bedroom, although could also be suitably employed as a home office, a playroom, or a nursery, and is enclosed by a painted wooden balustrade with two fitted double door cupboards on the staircase itself, whilst also having three fitted eaves storage cupboards. This bedroom enjoys the benefit of natural light from the dual aspect sky light roof window to the front of the property and by a further window overlooking the rear.