4 bedroom detached house for sale

Underhill Lane, Ditchling, BN6

£1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four bedroom detached, with scope for a fifth bedroom, detached family home
  • Attached indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna complex
  • Parkland style gardens with total plot of just over an acre
  • Bespoke hand built Pippy Oak kitchen but Hamilton-Bergin master carpenter
  • Double aspect sitting room with inglenook style fireplace and cast iron log burner
  • Master bedroom suite with high ceilings, fitted furniture and ensuite bathroom with free standing bath
  • Outbuildings include: orangery, summerhouse/home office, timber barn/workshop, metal site safe
  • Parking for numerous vehicles with two driveways, space for caravan/boat storage
  • Stunning views of the South Downs, within the South Downs National Park
  • Council Tax Band: H / EPC Rating: E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Pleasantly situated at the foot of the South Downs, within the South Downs National Park and with stunning panoramic downland views this detached family home offers well appointed accommodation arranged over two floors. Underhill Lane is a small private lane running between the parishes of Clayton and Westmeston with this property sitting at the foot of Ditchling Beacon, a local Sussex landmark.

The accommodation briefly comprises:- A storm porch leads into the entrance hall with three built in storage cupboards, there is a cloakroom/WC fitted with a white suite, bow fronted family room which could provide a ground floor bedroom if required. The sitting room is double aspect with views of the South Downs to the front and double doors out to the patio and parkland style gardens at the rear, the sitting room features an inglenook style fireplace with oak bressumer beam and fitted 'Jotul' cast iron log burner. The kitchen/dining room is considered a feature having a partially vaulted ceiling over the dining area with three electronic Velux roof windows pouring light into the room, the kitchen is hand built in 'Pippy Oak' by master carpenter 'Hamilton-Bergin kitchens' with solid black granite worktops and returns, it includes a butler sink, separate waste disposal, sizeable island peninsula with space for breakfast stools under and integrated corner butchers block style chopping board. There is an integrated fridge/freezer and lovely cream and black coloured oil fired 'AGA' with adjoining four ring gas hob and having double electric ovens under. Windows and a door lead out to and overlook the gardens and there is a door into the utility room.

On the first floor there is a large landing, currently utilised by our client as a library with bespoke oak book cases, this area could be partitioned off and would then provide a fifth bedroom if required and subject to any necessary consents. The master bedroom has a high ceiling, built in oak wardrobes and high level storage, there is a lovely en-suite bathroom/WC with freestanding roll top bath. The guest bedroom and master bedroom both enjoy stunning views and the guest bedroom has a door into the family bathroom enabling its use as an en-suite if required. There is a further bedroom on the first floor and a study.

An inner hallway, accessed from the main hall leads to the swimming pool, sauna and spa complex. The swimming pool is heated and measures five metres by three metres, it is surrounded by non slip flooring and has windows and doors opening onto the gardens, beyond the pool area there is a conservatory under which there is a partially sunken spa/hot tub also enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens. There is a changing room with built in sauna and in turn leading into a shower/wet room with WC.

Outside, the parkland style gardens are considered a feature, extending behind neighbouring properties with the total plot being just over an acre. Made up of formal gardens, vegetable garden with substantial orangery/greenhouse, Koi Carp pond with waterfall water feature and a patio area overlooking the pond with a timber summerhouse/home office. There are two driveways, one to the front of the house with parking for five plus cars, the other has full vehicular access from the drive of nearby Tovey Lodge with a wide gate and large pea shingle hard standing ideal for storing a boat/caravan etc and pleasantly secluded from the house, there is a nine metre by five metre timber barn/workshop and a further four and half metre by three metre metal site safe.

LOCATION
Ashdown Cottage is situated at the foot of the South Downs (excellent walking country) one mile from the centre of Ditchling village and eight miles from Lewes, the county town of East Sussex. It is only 2.5 miles to Hassocks mainline railway station with services in under an hour to the capital (London to Brighton Line), 7 miles to the south the music and entertainment centre city of Brighton and Hove. Sports and leisure facilities are well represented in the area with horse riding and rambling immediately available along the South Downs Way, sailing at Brighton Marina or Ardingly reservoir, horse racing at nearby Plumpton Races, show jumping at Hickstead all England equestrian centre.

DIRECTIONS
From the mini roundabout in Ditchling High Street, proceed south on South Street, at the fork in the road turn left into Beacon Road. Proceed along Beacon Road until you reach a crossroads right at the foot of the South Downs, turn left into Underhill Lane. Continue for approximately 100 yards and the drive to Ashdown Cottage is third left.


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  • Plumpton (2.6 mi)
  • Burgess Hill (3.2 mi)
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  • Hassocks (2.0 mi)
  • Plumpton (2.6 mi)
  • Burgess Hill (3.2 mi)
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29 Keymer Road, Hassocks, BN6 8AB

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