4 bedroom house for saleFreshfield Lane, Danehill, RH17
The Forge is an enchanting detached Grade ll listed timber framed village house believed to date from the 15th century. Originally built as a farm dwelling it became a mercer's house and was then occupied by a local blacksmith, Etherton whose name is illustrated on the ornate wrought iron entrance gates. This delightful house has been meticulously and sympathetically restored by previous owners carefully preserving a wealth of original features including exposed wall and ceiling timbers, latched doors and a fine inglenook. The house incorporates 4 bedrooms, a large drawing room, sitting room, a bespoke 32 foot oak fitted kitchen and dining room and enjoys delightful well stocked south and west facing gardens extending to about a third of an acre.
Situated in the heart of the Danehill Conservation Area enjoying an outlook to the historic parish church and within a short walk of the village social club and primary school. Haywards Heath is about 6 miles distant offering a good range of shops, an array of restaurants and a main line station providing an excellent commuter service to London. There are a good number of highly regarded schools in the locality catering for all age groups. Ashdown Forest is close at hand offering a natural venue for countryside walks and horse riding and there are several golf courses nearby. Gatwick Airport is about 16 miles distant.
Oak studded front door with wrought iron furniture to:
Entrance Hall : Useful understairs recess. Wall light point. Exposed ceiling timbers. Brick floor. Radiator. Door to:
Drawing Room : 21'9" x 18'11" (6.63m x 5.77m) , Fine inglenook with oak bressumer and mantle, raised terracota tiled and brick hearth, decorative cast iron wood burner (can supply hot water and central heating if required). Wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers. 5 wall light points. TV aerial point. 3 radiators.
Inner Hall : Brick floor. Telephone point. Main oak staircase to first floor.
Sitting Room : 19'1" x 12'0" (5.82m x 3.66m) , A delightful double aspect room with open fireplace, solid timber mantle. 3 wall light points. Exposed wall timbers. Radiator. Boarded timber floor. Stairwell with exposed timber framework and stone steps down to:
Cellar : 12'0" x 11'1" (3.66m x 3.38m) , Oil fired boiler. Brick floor.
Kitchen and Dining Room : 32'9" x 9'6" (9.98m x 2.90m) , A spacious room with open ceiling rising to the eaves with exposed timbers. Comprehensively fitted with bespoke oak units and work surfaces comprising island unit incorporating inset sink unit and mixer tap with adjacent work surface, cupboards and drawers under. Matching work surfaces with cupboards, drawers and shelving beneath with recess for cooker, electric point. Range of wall cupboards. 3 radiators. Part tiled walls. Terracota tiled floor. Oak door to rear garden.
Utility Room : Double aspect. Beech block work surface with inset stainless steel sink unit and double drainer with cupboards and plumbing under for washing machine. Radiator. Tiled flooring. Fitted wall cupboards.
Rear Hall : Secondary staircase to first floor with access to Bedroom 2. Tiled flooring. Door to:
Shower/Cloakroom : Fully tiled walk in shower enclosure with wall mounted shower, wash hand basin with mixer tap and low level wc. Extractor fan. Ceiling downlighters. Ladder towel warmer. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating.
Landing : Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Window enjoying outlook over the front garden and to the historic parish church beyond. Airing cupboard housing pre-insulated hot water tank. Range of built in storage cupboards. Natural timber floor. Door to staircase providing access to the second floor.
Bedroom 1 : 19'5" x 11'0" (5.92m x 3.35m) , Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Decorative cast iron fireplace surround with brick hearth. 2 wall light points. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 : 19'3" x 10'9" (5.87m x 3.28m) , Approached by second staircase. Fitted wardrobe cupboard. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers. 2 wall light points. Radiator.
Bedroom 4 : 11'8" x 8'0" (3.56m x 2.44m) , Exposed wall timbers.Wall light point. Radiator.
Bathroom : Roll top bath, decorative wash stand with inset wash hand basin and cupboards, low level wc. Wall light point. Radiator. Natural timber floor.
Landing : With sloping timbered ceiling. Radiator. Door to:
Bedroom 3 : 17'0" x 12'5" (5.18m x 3.78m) , With sloping timbered ceilings to two sides, cross tie beam. Radiator. Natural timber floor. Radiator.
Attic Storage Room : 23'1" x 17'0" (7.04m x 5.18m) , With window to the far end. Ideally suitable for conversion into a further room, subject to obtaining the usual planning consents.
Gravelled Driveway : Approached via a five bar gate and providing parking for several vehicles.
Front Gardens : Established beech hedging to the front boundary with holly and medlar trees, incorporates a wrought iron entrance gates with butterfly motif opening to a central brick path flanked on either side by well stocked flower borders with well kept lawns to either side. Further stone path. Climbing roses, vine and pyracantha clad the front elevations.
South and West Facing Rear Gardens : Arranged mainly as well tended lawns planted with a variety of trees including holly, cherry, pear and damson. Brick terrace adjacent to the house. Pea beech path to further terrace with timber shed and wood store. Oil storage tank. In all about 0.3 acres.
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