2 bedroom semi-detached house for saleThe Green, Horsted Keynes
Sold STC £420,000
Full descriptionGREENMAN COTTAGE | An exceptional, 16th century, Grade II cottage situated in the heart of the quintessential village of Horsted Keynes. This 'chocolate-box' home has been the subject of extensive restoration and viewing is highly recommended.
The Cottage... - Welcome to 'Green Man Cottage', an exceptional, 16th century, Grade II listed semi-detached cottage situated in the heart of this sought after Sussex village, overlooking the village green. This period home has been the subject of a vigorous & painstakingly detailed restoration by the current owner which has transformed the cottage into the archetypal chocolate-box home in the quintessential Horsted Keynes.
Historically believed to be the landlords quarters of the nearby Inn, this delightful home provides a purchaser with a genuinely individual and seldom available proposition, boasting a wealth of retained character and charm with attractive beams & woodwork, stunning inglenook fireplace, stripped latch doors, exposed brickwork, York stone flooring in the kitchen and exposed floorboards.
The inviting sitting room offers a lovely retreat and extends across the entire front of the cottage with newly installed log burner. The 17ft5 kitchen/diner is dual aspect and provides an exceptional space for entertaining guests. The contemporary kitchen has been recently refitted, the inglenook fireplace is a glorious feature and there is a door leading to the rear garden.
Staircase rises to the first floor which provides two spacious double bedrooms and a beautifully refitted bathroom with Drench overhead shower & stylish white suite. The master bedroom is an impressive 17ft7 and enjoys views over the village green whilst the second double bedroom enjoys fitted wardrobes.
On the second floor is the versatile 20ft9 studio/loft room which could be used as an occasional bedroom, home office or snug. There may be potential, subject to gaining any necessary consent, to split this space to create an exceptional master bedroom with en-suite.
Modern attributes include gas fired central heating with LPG combination boiler and upgraded electrics including a new fuse board & earth cabling.
Outside... - Externally, the transformation continues allowing floods of natural light and a real feeling of openness. The rear garden is fully enclosed (ideal for dogs) with new fencing & secure gate. There is an Indian sandstone patio immediately adjacent to the house, expanse of lawn surrounded by well stocked beds and further paved area -ideal for al-fresco dining.
To the side is driveway parking leading to a detached, fully powered garage and an ancient Yew Tree.
There are also recently laid French drains around the cottage with associated soak away.
Nb: - Opportunities to acquire a cottage of this charm, history & quality are seldom available and an internal viewing is considered essential to fully appreciate the delights of Green Man Cottage.
The Location... - Horsted Keynes is a quintessential village situated in the heart of the Sussex Weald, approximately five miles from Haywards Heath and ten miles from East Grinstead. The village is centred around the green and boasts two village pubs (The Crown and Green Man Inn), a post office, convenience store, two village churches. St. Giles C of E Primary school enjoys an excellent reputation. More extensive facilities are available in the nearby Haywards Heath including a superstore, leisure centre and the mainline station which provides fast & regular commuter services to London, Brighton and Gatwick Airport. The village is surrounded by glorious open countryside, ideal for dog walking and exploring. Ashdown Forest is just two miles distant and provides riding tracks.
Information - Tenure: Freehold
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
Council Tax Band: D
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