East Grinstead Road, North Chailey
A delightful cottage with gardens and grounds of nearly two acres set in the rarely available 'Chailey Green'. Extensively refurbished by the current owners and now boasting a detached two storey annexe, detached double garage plus a variety of other useful outbuildings
We are pleased to offer to the market this delightful cottage extensively refurbished by the current owners.
Set in the delightful Chailey Green this rarely available period cottage offers a wealth of features most notably the gardens which are simply exquisite. The cottage has a fantastic plot nearing two acres wrapping right around and behind the house and bordered by a pretty stream with agricultural fields beyond. With the sound of sheep and cows in the distance plus the trickle of water through the natural ponds; the sense of wellbeing this property provides is unrivalled.
As you reach the cottage from the road the driveway leads down and opens out in front of the house. If required you may continue past the house where the drive veers round behind the annexe and ends at the double garage and stable block.
The front door opens into the welcoming entrance hallway with stairs rising ahead to the floor above; the main lounge is situated to the right, whilst to the left is the dining room.
The Living space was all redecorated 3 years ago and also benefits from new carpets, the triple aspect lounge ensures a good flow of natural light with french doors leading out to a covered and heated stoop and the glorious gardens beyond. For the winter months a pretty log burner has been installed.
The dining room is in the oldest portion of the house and features a further log burner with attractive brick surround. The sellers have enhanced this room by way of fitted bookshelves and radiator covers ensuring that this room is multi-purpose not least as a sociable open space adjoining the kitchen.
The bespoke kitchen was fitted eight years ago and now offers a range of wall and base units with space for a dishwasher, fridge, a free standing range cooker plus a fitted butler double sink with waste disposal. Finally a door leads from the kitchen through into the pantry/rear hallway which then connects to the entrance hall. Here you will find large fitted cupboards for food storage as well as the downstairs cloakroom plus a rear door leading out to the annexe and beyond.
To the first floor you will find three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, one of which is an en-suite to the master and an additional shower which has proved useful for visiting guests. The master suite is accessed via the dressing room and offers dual aspects in addition to the en-suite bathroom which is a complete suite including a separate shower, double spa bath, bidet, wash hand basin and wc. In keeping with the character of the property there are dark wooden doors upstairs. Bedroom two is situated at the front of the house and benefits from five built in wardrobes and a feature fireplace; whilst bedroom three can accommodate a double bed and still have space for a chest of drawers.
Externally the former double garage has now been converted into a two storey annexe. The ground floor offers a big living space currently used as a utility room with a little loo which could easily be enlarged to create a bathroom, the first floor could be a sizeable bedroom or continue its current use as an office.
Beyond the annexe the driveway as previously mentioned wraps around and to the left and opens out in front of the stable block and double garage with workshop. The stable block has been separated into a number of sections now utilised as a proper garden shed and potting shed as well as wood stores.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees bordering the stream which signifies the boundary of the land. Closer to the house you have a greenhouse as well as a number of water features and ponds whilst a magnificent eucalyptus tree, the finest tree in Chailey, provides shade throughout the summer. The bridge after which the cottage is named is visible during the winter months.
The village of North Chailey is located on the A272 mid way between Haywards Heath and Uckfield. Haywards Heath mainline Station is approximately 6 miles away and offers fast and regular trains to Gatwick Airport, Brighton, London Bridge & Victoria. There are an excellent range of primary and secondary schools within the vicinity and being in an area of outstanding natural beauty there are excellent footpaths for countryside walks!
- Immaculately Presented Period Cottage
- Picturesque Gardens with Stream Border
- Over 2500 sq.ft of Living Accommodation
- Detached Two Storey Annexe
- Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & En-Suite Bathroom
- Large Triple Aspect Lounge with Log Burner
- Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
- Plenty of Parking, Double Garage & Stables/Stores
- New Roof (25 Yr Guarantee)
- Walking Distance to Good Primary School