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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Offham, East Sussex, BN7

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique Detached Residence
  • Attractive Semi-Rural Location With Views
  • Light, Bright & Well Presented Accommodation Which Is Highly Flexible In Terms Of Use
  • 26 ft Living/Dining Room
  • Modern Fitted Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Second Reception Room/Fourth Bedroom
  • Family Bathroom

Full description

Swallow Cottage is an enchanting detached residence situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park within the scenic village of Offham, just moments from the county town of Lewes. This enviable setting is particularly peaceful and enjoys carefully landscaped gardens which seamlessly flow into the surrounding Sussex countryside, giving a prominent sense of the idyllic location. Dating from circa 1860 (TBV), this unique period home is understood to have been originally two workers cottages. Today, the well proportioned and extremely flexible accommodation includes three/four double bedrooms and incorporates a wealth of charm and character alongside modern conveniences, such as the solar photovoltaic panels which generate energy for the water heating. A private lane leads to a driveway affording parking for up to two vehicles and then to a garage and a functional workshop/studio with power and lighting. Meticulously landscaped and lovingly maintained gardens beautifully complement the property and are mostly laid to lawn with mature planting of specimen shrubs, bushes and trees including fruit trees in the kitchen garden. Throughout the grounds there are a series of secluded areas each providing a tranquil setting for al fresco dining or entertaining and include a paved terrace adjacent to the property. An ornamental pond and a former well create further points of interest, and whilst the gardens are fully enclosed by brick and flint walls and hedged borders this does not interrupt your immediate Downland views and access ideal for avid walkers, riders and cyclists alike. The imposing external elevations of the property have been fastidiously faced with flints which are accented by red brick dressings and quoins. The internal spaces have been sympathetically designed and decorated with a neutral colour palette and the lateral living arrangement to the ground floor briefly includes; entrance hall, modern fitted kitchen, utility room, shower room and a reception room/fourth bedroom. At the heart of the home is a 26 ft living/dining room which is a particular feature being warmed by a wood burning stove and enjoying two bay windows and two glazed doors framing views over the garden whilst flooding the space with natural light. Agent's note I: The current arrangement of the ground floor is such that the utility room, shower room and 16 ft reception room could be made into separate annexe accommodation with a private entrance via the courtyard, subject to the relevant consents and permissions (TBV). Stairs ascend to the first floor where the picturesque location can really be appreciated with elevated views over the surrounding landscape. Three double bedrooms offer fitted storage and the family bathroom is beautifully appointed with a modern white suite. This home is served by oil fired central heating, mains drainage and benefits from timber framed, predominantly double glazed, windows. Agent's note II: Energy Efficiency Rating E. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate the unique accommodation and stunning setting of this family home.

Every care is taken in preparing our sales particulars and they are usually verified by the vendor. We do not guarantee appliances, electrical fittings, plumbing, etc; you must satisfy yourself that they operate correctly. Room sizes are approximate. Please do not use them to buy carpets or furniture. We cannot verify the tenure as we do not have access to the legal title. We cannot guarantee boundaries or rights of way. You must take the advice of your legal representative.


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27 September 2016

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