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Strood Gate, Wivelsfield Green, Wivelsfield Green, RH17


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Tenure: Freehold

The Old Cottage is an impressive detached period village home, the original part is believed to date back to the 16th Century with later additions, has been sympathetically extended and enlarged and incorporates a self contained ground floor annexe. This delightful home retains many original features of the period including a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers, a fine inglenook and latched internal doors. The main house has 5 good size bedrooms, en suite shower room to the master bedroom, a family bathroom, a splendid triple aspect living and dining room with high ceilings and open fireplace, a cosy sitting room with inglenook, study and a splendid cottage style fitted kitchen with breakfast room plus useful utility area. The separate annexe was thoughtfully converted from the outbuildings, has its own entrance and is ideal for an elderly relative or wheelchair user. The delightful grounds extend to about 0.3 acres, arranged mainly as lawns with wide paved sun terraces adjacent to the building. There is an open sided double garage approached by a wide stone filled drive and parking area offering space for numerous vehicles with electronically operated wrought iron entrance gates.

Situated in this delightful village location just a short walk to the local shop/post office, inn, well regarded primary school, village hall and recreation ground. Haywards Heath is about 3 miles to the north, Burgess Hill 3.5 miles to the west and Lewes 8.8 miles to the south, all of which offer a wide range of shops, an array of restaurants, a modern leisure complex and a mainline railway station (Haywards Heath to Victoria/London Bridge 42-45 minutes). There are a number of highly regarded schools and colleges both state and private in the area including Great Walstead School, Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College and Burgess Hill School for Girls. Gatwick Airport is 17.7 miles to the north and the cosmopolitan city of Brighton is less than 13 miles distant. There are several footpaths in the vicinity providing a natural venue for countryside walks, there are golf courses at Ditchling, Hassocks, Haywards Heath and Lindfield, water sports at Ardingly Reservoir, horse racing at Plumpton and the South Downs are just a short drive away offering a natural venue for a variety of recreational pursuits.


Attractive Porch : Part glazed panelled front door. Leaded light window. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Glazed door to:

Sitting Room : 16'5" x 10'2" (5.00m x 3.10m) plus stair and deep door recess. , Fine inglenook with open fireplace, raised brick hearth, canopy and oak bressumer. 3 wall light points. Exposed ceiling timbers. Main staircase to first floor. Deep recess with door and steps to:

Cloakroom : Low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Wall mounted gas boiler. Radiator. Timber floor. Exposed ceiling timbers.

Living and Dining Room : 26'4" plus bay x 13' (8.03m x 3.96m) , A splendid triple aspect room enjoying an outlook over the gardens to the front, side and rear. Most attractive red brick open fireplace with raised stone hearth and oak mantle. 3 wall light points. Deep bay window overlooking rear garden with fitted bench seat incorporating storage. Recessed storage cupboards with open shelving over. Fitted base cupboard. Deep recess with fitted tall book shelf units. 2 radiators. Exposed ceiling timbers. Natural timber floor. Glazed casement doors to rear garden.

Study : 12'5" x 9'0" (3.78m x 2.74m) , Double aspect. Fitted tall storage cupboard. Further shelved storage cupboards with open shelving over. Wall light point. Radiator. Laminate flooring.

Lobby : Built-in coats/store cupboard. Door to:

Kitchen with Breakfast Room : 20'0" x 12'10" (6.10m x 3.91m) , Comprehensively fitted with an attractive range of cottage style shaker style units with beech work surfaces comprising deep enamel sink with mixer tap, adjacent L shaped work surface forming peninsula unit, cupboards, pan drawers and integrated dishwasher under. Wall cupboard. Matching L shaped worktop, cupboard and drawers under. Fitted 4 ring halogen hob with brushed steel extractor hood over, adjacent wall cupboard. Built-in brushed steel electric double oven, drawer under and cupboard over. Integrated fridge with cupboard over. Understairs cupboard. Large dresser unit with range of cupboards and open display shelving over. Radiator. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Part glazed panelled doors with fitted plantation shutters to rear garden. Latched door to second staircase. Part glazed door to:

Utility Room : 10'5" x 9'4" (3.18m x 2.84m) , Fitted worktop, plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer under. Wall cupboard over. Space for large fridge/freezer. Wall mounted gas boiler. Radiator. Tiled floor. Separate entrance with part glazed door to front. Stable door to rear garden. Oak panelled and studded door to annexe.


Landing : Built-in airing cupboard housing pre-insulated hot water tank and slatted shelving. Skylight with decorative glass panels. Radiator. Exposed wall timbers.

Master Bedroom : 13'10" x 10'3" (4.22m x 3.12m) , Enjoying an outlook over the rear garden. Large built-in double wardrobe. Radiator. Picture rail.

En Suite Shower Room : Fully tiled glazed shower cubicle, wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath, low level wc, useful shelf. Extractor fan. Heated ladder towel warmer/radiator. Ceiling downlighters. Tiled walls.

Bedroom 2 : 14'0" x 13'1" (4.27m x 3.99m) , Built-in double wardrobe with cupboards over. Radiator. Exposed wall timbers.

Bedroom 3 : 13'0" x 11'10" (3.96m x 3.61m) plus recess on either side of chimney breast. , Built-in wardrobe. Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Radiator.

Bedroom 4 : 13'3" x 9'7" (4.04m x 2.92m) , Double aspect. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. 2 secondary double glazed windows. Walk-in dressing area 6' x 5'5" (1.83m x 1.65m) with hanging rail and high level shelf. Hatch to loft space.

Bedroom 5 : 13'0" x 9'5" (3.96m x 2.87m) , Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Ceiling downlighters. Radiator.

Note: : The doorways to Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 have a restricted height of 4'10" (1.47m).

Family Bathroom : White suite comprising timber panelled bath, mixer tap and shower attachment, adjacent L shaped tiled shelf, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc. Heated chromium towel warmer with inset radiator. Part tiled walls. Natural timber floor.


Approached from the utility area with separate entrance.

Living Room : 15'1" x 14'5" (4.60m x 4.39m) , Enjoying outlook over rear garden. 3 ceiling skylights with fitted blinds. 2 hatches to loft space. 2 wall light points. Radiator. Laminate floor.

Inner Hall : Electric radiator. Half glazed door to private timber sun deck. Laminate floor.

Kitchen : 8'0" x 7'2" (2.44m x 2.18m) , Inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap, adjacent worktop, cupboards, drawer and appliance space under. Matching worktop, cupboards and drawers under. Recess for cooker with electric point. Double glazed velux window. Ceiling downlighters. Part tiled walls. Laminate floor. Hatch to loft space. Door to:

Utility Area : 14'9" (4.50m) in length. , Door to barn/workshop.

Bedroom : 13'10" into recess x 10'6" (4.22m x 3.20m) , Fitted triple wardrobe. Hatch to loft space. Radiator. Laminate floor.

En Suite Bathroom : White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surround, fitted rail and curtain, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splashback, low level wc. Shaver point. Double glazed velux window. Heated chromium ladder towel warmer/radiator. Ceiling downlighters. Laminate floor.

Note: : The annexe has a restricted ceiling height of 6'2" (1.88m) throughout.


Open Sided Double Garage : 21'0" x 17'3" (6.40m x 5.26m) , Timber built with hipped tiled roof. Light and power points.

Drive and Turning Area : Stone filled offering parking for numerous vehicles. Approached by electronically operated wrought iron gates.

Lovely Gardens : To the front there is a well tended lawn edged with box hedging with brick and tile well, central natural stone path to wide paved sun terrace adjacent to the house. Area to the side with further south facing paved terrace, deep herbaceous bed screened by evergreens. Good size area to the rear arranged with a large paved sun terrace with retaining wall opening to a good size area of lawn planted with a variety of shrubs, trees and bushes providing shelter and seclusion.

Attached Timber Barn/Workshop : 33' x 16' (10.06m x 4.88m) , Light and power points. Double entrance doors. Door to annexe. In all about 0.3 acres. Raised timber sun deck at the rear of the annexe.

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