3 bedroom house for saleLondon Road, Balcombe, RH17
Deer Wood Cottage is a charming semi detached period house believed to date back to the 1700's with later additions. The delightful cottage has been thoughtfully extended yet retains many features of the era including a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers, an inglenook fireplace and latched internal doors. The property has the benefit of gas fired central heating and sympathetically installed double glazed windows and incorporates three first floor bedrooms plus a nursery/study, bathroom, a fine sitting and dining room with inglenook and wood burning stove and a spacious refitted kitchen with breakfast room complete with range cooker. There is parking for several vehicles and the delightful gardens backing onto open farmland enjoy a favoured westerly aspect extending to about 80 feet in length and incorporating a timber workshop/shed plus an outbuilding presently used as a separate office.
Situated in a rural location 1.4 miles north of Balcombe village which has a local shop, village hall, an inn, nursery, primary school, historic parish church and a mainline station offering an excellent service to central London (London Bridge 43 minutes). Haywards Heath is 6.2 miles to the south providing a wide range of shops, an array of restaurants, a modern leisure centre and several well regarded schools. Horsham is about 11.5 miles and Crawley 5.3 miles, whilst the M23 (junction 10a) is just 2 miles to the north providing a direct route to the motorway network and nearby Gatwick Airport (7.1 miles).
Sitting and Dining Room
Sitting Room : 13'1" x 10'9" (3.99m x 3.28m) , Fine red brick inglenook with oak bressumer, brick hearth and cast iron wood burner.Exposed ceiling and wall timbers. TV aerial point. Wall light point. Wide opening to:
Dining Room : 10'3" x 9'8" (3.12m x 2.95m) , 3 wall light points. Natural timber floor. Double glazed casement doors flanked by double glazed windows to rear garden.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room : 22'0" x 11'1" (6.71m x 3.38m) , Fitted with an excellent range of country style shaker units with timber work surfaces incorporating inset sink and drainer with mixer tap, adjacent work surfaces, cupboards and drawers under. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Brick faced recess with oak bressumer housing Leisure range cooker incorporating 7 burner gas hob, 2 electric ovens, grill and warming drawer. Matching base unit. Wall mounted Worcester gas combination boiler. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. 3 double glazed windows. Tiled floor. Door to outside. Stairs with timber balustrade to:
Landing : Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. 3 wall light points. Central heating and hot water time control.
Bedroom 1 : 10'2" x 10'0" (3.10m x 3.05m) plus deep door recess. , Double glazed window. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 : 11'10" x 11'6" (3.61m x 3.51m) (at 2'9" (0.84m) wall height). , Sloping ceiling to either side. Natural brick fireplace and chimney breast. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Recessed storage cupboard. 2 double glazed windows with shutters. Eaves storage cupboard. Hatch to loft space. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 : 7'10" x 7'1" (2.39m x 2.16m) , Exposed ceiling timbers. Double glazed velux window.
Nursery/Study : 7'5" x 7'5" (2.26m x 2.26m) , Exposed timbers. Double glazed velux window. Radiator.
Bathroom : White suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc. L shaped plinth. Heated towel warmer/radiator. Wall mounted convector heater. Double glazed window. Vinyl flooring.
Double width drive. : Approached by a five bar gate via a drive located on the north side of the house.
Gardens Backing onto Farmland : Arranged on the north and west side of the house with a stone filled area to the front enclosed by picket fencing, paved pathway adjacent to the house, bark filled bank and herbaceous bed with central steps to a raised paved terrace with garden store and large timber shed/workshop 19'3" x 9'3" (5.87m x 2.82m) with power and light points. The rear garden extends to about 80 feet (24.38m) in length x 50 feet (15.24m) in width with a good size L shaped lawn with rose bed, raised brick vegetable/flower planters arranged in a circular pattern. Greenhouse. Brick and timber outhouse 17'2" x 8’ (5.23m x 2.44m) with tiled roof presently used as an office with light, power and telephone point. Sheltered paved sun terrace to the far end. The garden is fully enclosed by clipped mixed hedge.
Directions : From the M23 travelling south, exit on junction 10a onto the B2036 and continue beyond the junction with the B2110 (signposted to Handcross) and Deer Wood Cottage will be found on the right hand side after about 0.1 of a mile, turn into the drive and then immediately left following the drive to the cottage. Approaching from the village of Balcombe, proceed onto the London Road (B2036) for approximately 1.4 miles and the drive to Deer Wood Cottage will be found on the left hand side just beyond Stoney Lane (on the right). Then proceed as above.
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