- VARIOUS POTENTIAL EXTENSIONS
- Two Double Bedroom Semi-Detached House
- Seldom Available Property In Cul-De-Sac Location
- East Facing Rear Garden & Bonus 'Secret' Side Garden
- Well Maintained Decorative Order Throughout
- Positioned In Close Proximity To Village Amenities
This seldom available and well-maintained two double bedroom semi-detached residence, which offers potential for various different extensions, is located on the cul-de-sac of Blackthorns on the north-western semi-rural outskirts of Hurstpierpoint. The property is idyllically situated near to Court Bushes recreational ground 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 approximately 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 ten-minute drive being approximately three miles to the south at Pyecombe.
This nicely-proportioned dwelling, which offers well in excess of eight hundred square feet of versatile accommodation arranged over two storeys, is fashioned in a traditional style of brick with red tile hung elevations underneath a tiled roof. The property has been significantly and tastefully upgraded by the current owners who have carried out a range of improvements during their time in occupancy, whilst offering ample scope for various amendments subject to the necessary planning permissions, such as a double storey side extension, enlargement to the rear, a loft conversion, or partitioning of the master bedroom to create a third bedroom. The home benefits from gas fired central heating to modern radiators in every room and the hallway from a 'Worcester Bosch' combination boiler located in the airing cupboard, double glazing has been distributed throughout, all ceilings on the ground floor are finished in smooth matt emulsion, fitted blinds or curtain poles have been fitted over every window, whilst there is a mixture of carpeting, tiling, and wood effect laminate flooring laid throughout. The electricity fuse board, the electricity meter, and the gas meter are located in a fitted double cupboard in the covered storm porch.
Outside, the property is approached over a dropped kerb leading to a front garden that is enclosed by a brick wall to the left hand side and a wooden picket fence to the front and right hand sides, with both a swing gate and a double gate inset, leading to a hard standing pathway flanked by shingle, and a hard standing driveway with a shingle track inset, respectively. There is a wood chip laid flower bed to the left hand side, a flint laid area that abuts the immediate front and left hand side of the property, and a flower bed with an Indian sandstone patio inset to the right hand side. A useful outside water tap is located below the front window. The pathway leads to a covered storm porch where primary access to the property is admitted, with a further block paved pathway that leads to the driveway, behind which there is a hard standing area at the left hand side of the property where a steel garden store is currently positioned, with a further wooden picket fence and a gate inset that leads to the rear garden. This east facing space is enclosed by a wooden fence with a trellis atop to the left hand side, a wooden fence to the right hand side, and a bamboo fence to the rear. A hard standing stone patio area abuts the immediate rear of the property, with a shingle laid pathway bordered by a wood chip flower bed that leads to a decked seating area, a wooden pergola archway, and an area of synthetic lawn. The whole is given seclusion by a canopy of various overhanging trees and shrubs, whilst there is a wooden picket gate at the left that leads to an additional 'secret' garden. This space is enclosed by a brick wall to the front and a wooden fence to the rear, and is admitted underneath a further wooden pergola archway that leads to a stone laid patio area with an ornamental fish pond inset, and a flint laid area with raised timber decking behind. A shingle laid track with a block paved stepping stone pathway inset leads to a brick laid patio seating area hidden behind a timber pottery shed and a further timber storage shed, whilst there is also a wooden flower box, and various flower beds with trees and shrubs.
The ground floor opens into a spacious entrance hall which is bathed in natural light by a decoratively obscured door to the front and a window to the side, with a built in storage cupboard with fitted coats pegs, as well as a carpeted staircase enclosed by a painted wooden balustrade that rises to the first floor landing, underneath which there is a 'study' area with fitted shelving. The kitchen breakfast room accommodates a range of wall and base mounted units with cupboards and drawers under ample work surfaces and tiled splash backs behind, with integrated appliances including a sink with drainer and half bowl, an electric oven with an electric grill over, a four ring gas hob with a concealed extractor hood over, whilst there is plumbing and space for a washing machine, and a free standing fridge freezer. A fitted breakfast bar with cupboards below and tiled splash backs to the side is neatly positioned in the kitchen, providing ample room for four people to sit around comfortably. To the rear of the ground floor, there is a full width lounge diner, with sliding patio doors leading onto the rear garden, a gas fireplace, and an assumed seating area around a television point.
The first floor landing is also bathed in natural light by a window overlooking the side of the property, with an access hatch to the mostly boarded and fully insulated loft storage space, an airing cupboard with slatted wooden shelving, and a built in bulk head cupboard that serves as a useful linen space. The master bedroom, which like the lounge diner below is also full width, enjoys a peaceful outlook upon the rear garden from two windows, whilst having a television point, and accommodating enough room for a 'king' size bed and various further bedroom furniture. The second bedroom has lighting on a dimmer switch, and a television point, whilst basking in a pleasant view across the front of the home. The partly tiled family bathroom incorporates a pedestal wash hand basin, a panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and a handset shower attachment with a glass screen and a fitted curtain rail over a separate mains fed shower, a low level lavatory, a fitted triple door medicine cabinet, a further fitted mirrored double door medicine cabinet, a fitted towels peg, and a fitted chrome towel ring.