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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Upper Kings Drive, Willingdon, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Tenure: FreeholdEntrance porch | Entrance hall | Sitting room | Dining room | Study/snug | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Shower/cloakroom | Boot room | Further cloakroom | 4 Bedrooms | Bathroom | Box room | Garage | Greenhouse | Garden store | Substantial timber | summerhouse | Attractive garden. About 0.6 acre
Dating from the 1920's, with later additions, Dene Croft lies within a double plot (see plan) and presents attractive principally colour washed elevations, under a mainly thatched roof. The house provides well arranged and interesting accommodation arranged over two floors. Features of note include a terracotta tile floor in the entrance hall, an attractive inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, together with two window seats, wooden doors and a two oven gas fired Aga and walk in pantry in the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen/ breakfast room has a terracotta tile floor, and is fitted with a range of cream fronted units, incorporating a dresser style unit. Other features include good ceiling heights, picture rails an attractive oak turned staircase and bay windows in both the study/snug and principal bedroom.
Dene Croft is set back from Upper Kings Drive, and lies in the highly sought after area of Willingdon. The centre of the picturesque village of Willingdon is about 0.5 a mile, and is flanked by scenic downland countryside, which provides many miles of superb walking and riding country. For the commuter, Polegate station is about 2 miles, and provides mainline train services to London Victoria, Brighton, Gatwick Airport and Ashford International. Eastbourne town centre is about 3 miles distant, also providing a mainline station to London Victoria, together with an attractive beach and an excellent range of shopping, recreational and entertainment facilities. Gatwick Airport is readily accessible via the A22/A27 and A23.
The historic county town of Lewes lies about 14 miles to the northwest, and there are Channel ferries from Newhaven. There is an excellent selection of private schools within easy reach, including Eastbourne College, St Bedes, St Andrew's and Moira House.
Dene Croft is approached via a wooden five bar entrance gate, from which the entrance drive leads over a small stream with a brick and flint bridge giving access to a wide parking area. The garden at Dene Croft is a particular feature of the property, and provides a special setting for this picturesque house. The garden to the front of the house is laid to lawn with various roses and mature trees, and leading through the garden is a pretty stream. Adjacent to the rear of the house, there is a wide sheltered sitting area, beyond which there are various well stocked beds. To the far corner of the garden is a substantial timber summer house and a green house. Attached to the side of the house is the garage. In all about 0.6 acre.