4 bedroom detached house for saleGrange Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8
Oak-framed, local brick property circa 1776 with later extensions added
Complete eco renovation since 2011 by current owner (comprehensive guide on works available by request)
Open plan kitchen/dining room with separate utility room
Three spacious double bedrooms
Additional single bedroom
Charming, well-tended rear garden
The Old Cottage is an oak-framed and local brick property built in 1776 with later extensions added and lies in the heart of of the village of Barcombe.
The property was in a considerable state of disrepair when purchased by the current owner in 2011. The extent of renovation works required provided an ideal opportunity to dramatically upgrade the energy performance of the whole building and to improve the internal environment to make it a comfortable and healthy house to live in.
On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen/ dining room, with additional morning room. There is a separate living room as well as a study. Furthermore there is a downstairs WC, shower and a utility room.
Upstairs there are three spacious double bedrooms. There is an additional single bedroom and a family bathroom.
To the rear of the property there is a charming, well-tended garden, with trees, shrubbery, a feature well, as well as a patio area for potted plants and dining.
The attention to detail is striking. It is rare to find such a sympathetic renovation - true to the property's character but bringing a 21stC awareness of the need to be environmentally responsible and conserve energy through reducing consumption.
The delivery of this high-quality refurbishment demonstrates that the beauty and historic character of traditional buildings can be maintained while achieving high standards of thermal performance and comfort.
Barcombe is a vibrant, typically beautiful, East Sussex village featuring numerous walks close by. The village centre offers a general store/post office, public house, village primary school, village hall, recreation ground, allotments and church. Barcombe Primary School's Ofsted Inspection (24-25 June 2015) concluded that it is 'Outstanding' in all areas.
Lewes and Chailey have some excellent state schools, and there are many well respected and established private schools in the area, including Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton College, Bede's, Burgess High School and Hurstpierpoint College.
The nearby town of Lewes offers a mainline railway station (London/Victoria just over the hour). The historic town of Lewes also offers a range of shops including supermarkets, restaurants, high street banks, building societies, boutiques and wine bars.
There is beautiful scenery and historical homes in the surrounding area, as well as the famous opera house at Glyndebourne and numerous leisure facilities. There is also a mainline railway station with services to London at the nearby village of Cooksbridge and Lewes which are approximately a 15 minute drive away.
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