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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Beacon Road, Ditchling

Withdrawn from Market £1,900,000

Property Description

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An exceptional and substantial ‘Arts and Crafts’ style country house set along a private lane in the most enviable of locations, with views of the South Downs and beautifully tendered landscaped gardens of approximately 1.2 acres

Situated at the end of a private lane and nestled beneath the South Downs with glorious views, Crossgoats is a rare find. The village of Ditchling, steeped in history and with its embedded ties to the arts, provides a traditional array of local shops and amenities. Hassocks mainline railway station is situated approximately 2 miles away and provides regular services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria in approximately 55 minutes). Further to this Gatwick airport can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including Ditchling C of E, Great Walstead, Downlands, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurst College, Lancing College, Ardingly College and Brighton College. The city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 9 miles away and provides world class shopping, restaurants and provisions of the arts with a diverse twist. The surrounding countryside and rolling South Downs provide the finest backdrop for walking and horse riding.

‘Crossgoats’ is a beautifully presented 7 bedroom family home sitting centrally within its landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 1.2 acres. The property is believed to date circa 1930 and boasts a wealth of character features throughout with exposed beams, large open fireplaces and cast iron wood burners. The bespoke, handmade kitchen is a particular feature leading seamlessly into the south facing dining room with vaulted ceiling and minstrels’ gallery. The property with its abundance of reception space also has the facility to provide an attached annex that can be self-contained if desired. The grounds are impeccably kept with views towards the South Downs and surround the property on all sides. The gated entrance and sweeping gravel driveway provides parking for several cars and there is also the addition of 2 insulated, detached studios.

KITCHEN

Bespoke, handmade ‘Morris & Murray’ kitchen
Hand painted wall and base units
A mixture of granite and oak worksurfaces
Inset ‘Butler’ style sink
Oil fired Aga
Fitted ‘Miele’ electric oven
Fitted ‘Miele’ fridge
Centre island unit with oak worksurface with inset 2 ring ‘Neff’ electric hob
Fitted display cabinets
Slate tiled floor

Annex Kitchen

Hand painted wall and base units
Oak worksurfaces
Inset ‘AEG’ 4 ring electric hob with stainless steel extractor fan over
Dishwasher
‘American’ style fridge freezer
Floor mounted ‘Benson’ oil fired boiler
Flagstone floor

BATHROOMS

(Family Bathroom)
Panelled bath with traditional mixer taps and hand shower attachment
Low level w.c. suite
Vanity unit with granite worksurface and inset wash hand basin
Fitted cupboard
Striped pine floorboards

(Family Shower Room)
Panelled bath with traditional style mixer taps and hand shower attachment
Corner glazed shower cubical with wall mounted thermostatic shower
Traditional style pedestal wash hand basin
Low level w.c. suite
Half tongue and groove panelling

(Ground Floor Bathroom)
Panelled bath with traditional style mixer taps and hand shower attachment
Inset wash hand basin
Low level w.c. suite
Half tiled walls
Flagstone floor

SPECIFICATION

Beautiful fireplaces with large ‘Dovre’ and ‘BD&Co’ wood burning stoves in the vaulted dining room and the sitting room
Bespoke, handmade kitchen
Minstrels’ gallery
Potential for attached annex
First floor south facing roof terrace
Formal dining room with exposed beams
Floor mounted ‘Benson’ oil fired boiler located in the annex kitchen
Floor mounted ‘Boulter’ oil fired boiler located in the external store
Landscaped and private gardens and grounds of approximately 1.2 acres
2 insulated, detached studios/offices with light, power and phone connection
Large kitchen garden

EXTERNAL

The property is approached via a 5 bar timber gate and over a shingle driveway with parking for several cars. The beautifully landscaped gardens surround the property on all sides. The private grounds are mainly laid to lawn along with areas of paved terrace surrounding the property on all sides to capture the ever changing position of the sun throughout the day. Well stocked raised brick beds house a range of deer proof plants and shrubs, with the southern boundary interspersed with specimen fruit trees. There is a further terraced area, a green house and a quaint kitchen garden. The driveway also gives access to the 2 detached studios/offices, storage and bike sheds.
 


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