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4 bedroom detached house for sale

South Downs Way, Pyecombe, West Sussex.

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • CIRCA 1605

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A beautiful Grade II listed period home originally built in 1605, extended in the 1700's and 20th & 21st centuries, being very secluded and set within glorious open countryside and enjoying fine rural views. There is planning permission for two bedrooms to be used for B and B on a seasonal basis and is ideally located on the South Downs Way and close to Pangdean Barn which is a wedding and functions venue. The property has been carefully maintained by the present owners being much improved, providing both character with extensive exposed beams and modern conveniences such as en suite facilities, gas central heating and secondary double glazing. A special feature of the property is the large south facing rear garden in which there are several outbuildings and a separate paddock which can be let out if desired.

The property can be found on the western side of the A23 accessed via bridge just north of the Plough pub/restaurant and a Marks & Spencers convenience store. The nearby village of Hassocks (2 miles) provides a variety of facilities, including shops, a bank, a building society, a sub-post office (within McColls Convenience Store), Sainsbury's local, a modern health centre, schools for all age groups and a main line railway station which provides regular services to London and the south coast (subject to network time tables).

The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises:

Old latch front door opening into:

ENTRANCE LOBBY Radiator, generous built in cloaks cupboard enclosed by sliding doors including a mirror feature. Wall light, range of bookshelves and meter cupboard. Door to kitchen and glazed door to:

DOUBLE ASPECT LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 21'4" (6.50m) x 15'4" (4.67m) A characterful room with exposed beams and Inglenook fireplace with internal illuminated niches, quarry tiled floor and stone hearth. Two radiators, wood laminate flooring, five wall lights, TV aerial connection. Door to inner hall and glazed door to:

CONSERVATORY 14' (4.27m) x 11'3" (3.43m) Modern PVCu construction, radiator, vinyl flooring, power and fan/light. A pair of double doors open into garden.

INNER HALL With stairs rising to first floor partly concealed by a decorative pivoting panel. Wood laminate flooring, fitted bookshelf unit, skylight window, digital central heating programmer, latch door to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 11'2" (3.40m) x 10' (3.05m) A double aspect room with pine kitchen furniture comprising a generous u-shaped work surface with a range of base cupboards, drawers and shelves under. Inset one and a half bowl composite sink with mixer tap. Range of wall mounted cupboards, display cabinet, shelves and three quarter height food store. Integrated appliances include an 'AEG' double oven and grill, 'Smeg' ceramic hob with concealed extractor over. 'Miele' dishwasher and 'AEG' refrigerator. Ceramic tiled splash backs with mood lighting under wall cupboards, vinyl flooring, 'xpelair' extractor, door to hall.

UTILITY ROOM 13'1" (3.99m) max x 6'9" (2.06m) Partially enclosed by a decorative stained glass panel. Range of fitted cupboards and worktops, space for appliances, concealed water softener, recessed ceiling downlights, extractor fan, vertical radiator, vinyl flooring, half glazed door to rear courtyard and entrance gate.

BEDROOM ONE 16'0" (4.88m) x 13'1" (3.99m) (less an area 5'3" (1.60m) x 3'0" (0.91m) ) A spacious double aspect room enjoying a fine view over the garden which is accessed by a pair of glazed doors. Extensive range of fitted furniture comprising wardrobes, bedside chests, chest of drawers and a dressing table. TV aerial connection, two bed side lights, air-conditioning unit in ceiling, wood laminate flooring latched door to hall and door to:

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully ceramic tiled and having a white suite comprising generous shower cubicle with thermostatic shower head on a slide rail, internal seat, glass shelf and soap dispenser and enclosed by a pair of glazed sliding doors. Wide laminate display top with cupboards and drawers under, inset wash basin and W.C. with concealed cistern, wall mirror, glass shelf, strip lights and shaver point over. Ladder style towel warmer, recessed ceiling downlights, automatic extractor, vinyl flooring.

FAMILY BATHROOM Automatic light, fully ceramic tiled walls and modern white suite comprising a panelled bath with internal seat, glazed quadrant shower cubicle with 'Triton' electric shower and enclosed by glazed double doors. Pedestal wash basin with glass shelf, mirror and strip light/shaver point over. Recessed ceiling downlights, W.C., radiator, automatic extractor, ladder style towel warmer, vinyl flooring, latched door to inner hall:


LANDING With exposed beams and automatic light. Radiator, built in shelved linen cupboard with a wall mounted 'Viesmann' boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, automatic internal light.

GUEST SUITE comprising DRESSING ROOM 10'9" (3.28m) x 7'10" (2.39m) Radiator, old fireplace, exposed beams, views to The South Downs. Triple fitted wardrobe with internal automatic light and enclosed by polished and patterned inlaid doors, hatch to loft. Latched doors to shower room and to: BEDROOM TWO 13'2" (4.01m) x 12'0" (3.66m) A double aspect room having a fine view to open countryside. Radiator, TV point. SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a coloured suite comprising fully ceramic tiled shower enclosure with 'Mira' electric shower and enclosed by a smoke glass pivoting door. Vanity unit incorporating a wash basin with strip light/shaver point and toiletry cupboard over. W.C., ladder style towel warmer, automatic extractor, vinyl flooring.

BEDROOM THREE 10' (3.05m) x 7'5" (2.26m) View over open countryside. Radiator, TV point, bed side light, exposed beams.

BEDROOM FOUR 9'10" (3.00m) x 7'8" (2.34m) View over the garden with open countryside beyond. Radiator, exposed beams,TV point.


There is a range of outbuildings including:
FLINT AND TIMBER WORKSHOP 16'6" (5.03m) x 14'8" (4.47m) Power and light, extensive workbench and shelves. Half glazed door to paved courtyard with gate to the lane, lampost style outside light, steps down to paved path leading to rear garden and a slope to a gate opening onto the front forecourt.
DOUBLE WIDTH GARAGE 17'6" (5.33m) x 15' (4.57m) Part vaulted ceiling with half boarded storage area. Power and light, fibreglass door with automatic opener.
PINE CABIN 16'8" (5.08m) x 12'9" (3.89m) Finished to a high standard with pine clad internal walls, vinyl floor. Base fitment comprising cupboard, drawers and refrigerated bottle store with laminate top and inset moulded sink with a 'Triton' electric water heater over. Two wall lights, two pairs of glazed doors, one pair of which opens onto a generous decked barbecue area with painted balustrade and outside lighting.
CEDARWOOD SUMMERHOUSE 7'9" (2.36m) x 7'8" (2.34m).
CEDARWOOD SHED 13'10" (4.22m) x 13'10" (4.22m) Double access doors.
OLD BRICK POTTING SHED 9'9" (2.97m) x 6'11" (2.11m) Internal staging and overhead storage space. Adjacent brick store (formally a toilet).
GREENHOUSE 20' (6.10m) x 10' (3.05m) With internal water tap.
FRONT GARDEN Enclosed by low post and rail fence and laid to lawn with well-stocked flower border and gates to paddock, cesspit area and to:

FRONT FORECOURT Measuring approximately 50'0" (15.24m) x 35'0" (10.67m) Laid to block paving and enclosed by six-foot walls with decorative wrought iron panels, outside lighting, leading to the double garage and providing off street parking for many vehicles. There are paved brick planting troughs and shrubs by the edge of the house and a wrought iron gate opens into:

REAR GARDEN A fantastic south facing garden being very private and enjoying far reaching views. The garden measures approximately 216' (65.84m) x 105'0" (32.00m) with a generous paved patio adjoining the house having decorative brick retaining walls, terraces with abundant flowers, shrubs and exotic planting. A substantial lawn leads to a backdrop of open farmland. There are two standpipes for irrigation and outside lighting. An adjacent paddock with water trough has it's own access gate to the lane and private drainage leads to a cesspit.

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