Ockley Lane, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8NX
- Stunning Rural Views
- Oil Fired Under Floor Heating
- Natural Oak & Glass Staircase
- Travertine Tiled Floors
- Luxury Bathrooms
- Cantilevered Balcony
- Barn Style Double Garage
- Detailed planning consent for an additional detached property
The existing property built by the present owners in 2004, benefits from luxurious accommodation, including several living rooms, spacious open-plan ground floor being perfect for entertaining and luxurious bedroom suites with the main bedroom having a stylish cantilever balcony revealing stunning views of The South Downs and neighbouring countryside. With bi-fold doors onto an extensive composite decked terrace, outside there are gardens on all sides of the property, raised flower beds, well established fruit trees and a large brick paved parking area to the front.
Barn Cottage is located on Ockley Lane and enjoys a semi-rural location, whilst still remaining a short distance from local amenities. The semi-rural position means the property benefits from stunning views of local countryside and also direct access to country walks and trails. The bustling village of Hassocks has a variety of facilities, including shops, a sub-post office (within McColls Convenience Store), Sainsbury's Local & Budgens grocery stores, a modern health centre, schools for all age groups and a main line railway station which provides regular services to London and the south coast (subject to network time tables).
Visitors are welcomed by an attractive gabled porch with a flagstone floor and a solid front door has a viewing panel and opens into:
RECEPTION HALL with a built-in cupboard under stairs. The room has a prominent natural oak staircase rising to the first floor having a superb designer glass balustrade. Two pairs of glazed doors and a single door reveal the dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and the sitting room thus creating an open plan feel which is considered ideal for entertaining.
DINING ROOM Featuring a limestone open fireplace, wall mounted up lights and plantation window shutters. A pair of glazed doors open into:
SITTING ROOM This superb well-proportioned room has a double aspect enjoying a fine view over the gardens and open countryside beyond. There is a polished stainless steel fireplace and a further pair of glazed doors opening into:
FAMILY ROOM A light and airy room having bifold doors opening onto the expansive composite deck ideal for entertaining. There is a vaulted ceiling with a central exposed beam feature. A step up to the:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Fitted with German built cream and gloss furniture with extra internal fittings such as pull-out drawers etc. In detail there is an L-shaped worktop/breakfast bar with an inset ‘Smeg’ induction hob. Stainless steel sink. Excellent range of base cupboards and central island with pan drawers under. Range of Wall mounted illuminated display cabinets and a further range of cupboards also having illuminated display cabinets. Other appliances include a one and a half sized ‘Smeg’ electric oven, ‘Smeg’ chimney style extractor, ‘Smeg’ dishwasher and ‘Neff’ microwave oven. Space for an American style refrigerator, Plantation window shutters, a pastel coloured glass splashback which continues along one wall. A pair of glazed doors to hallway and door to:
Double aspect UTILITY ROOM with a full-length timber worktop having an inset one and a half bowl sink, two appliance spaces and stainless-steel cupboards under. Matching wall mounted cupboard, Plantation window shutters, double glazed rear door to garden and door to:
CLOAKROOM Fitted suite comprising a floating toilet and frosted glass and stainless-steel washbasin.
GALLERIED LANDING A spacious area with a glass balustrade. Window with Plantation shutters and a view to the front towards open countryside. Built in double linen cupboard.
BEDROOM ONE A beautiful L-shaped room having bedside lights, TV point, Plantation window shutters and a pair of double doors opening onto a splendid cantilevered balcony which is enclosed by a glass balustrade and faces west and south. Door to:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Having a walk-in shower with a curved shower screen and thermostatic shower over. Pedestal glass and chrome wash basin with mixer tap and illuminated mirror over. Ladder style towel warmer, skylight, ceramic tiled walls and toiletry shelf, automatic extractor.
BEDROOM TWO A through room having two bed lights, Plantation window shutters, door to walk in wardrobe and door to:
EN SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with a rolltop double ended bath having a central mixer tap/hand shower fitment, oval washbasin sets on a ceramic toiletry shelf. W.C. with a concealed cistern. Ladder style towel warmer, ceramic tiled walls and a full-length tiled toiletry shelf. Automatic extractor, hatch to loft.
BEDROOM THREE Plantation window shutters fitted dressing table/desk with adjoining double wardrobe.
FAMILY BATHROOM Fitted with a double ended bath inset in a ceramic tiled plinth with a central mixer tap, pivoting shower screen and thermostatic shower over. Floating washbasin with illuminated mirror over, W.C. with a concealed cistern, ceramic tiled walls and toiletry shelf. Skylight, ladder style towel warmer, automatic extractor.
BEDROOM FOUR Plantation window shutters window shutters.
GARDEN, OUTBUILDING & PARKING
The grounds extend to approximately one third of an acre and the property surrounded by neat gardens.
FRONT GARDEN An east facing garden featuring four small lawns plus a large block paved area for parking and turning and leading to the garage. Two side gates.
SIDE GARDEN Laid to lawn with a mature tree.
REAR GARDEN Facing west and laid to lawn with screening shrubs. The main feature of this area is the extensive raised deck terrace on two levels and providing an amazing entertainment area for summer barbecues etc and having outside lighting over.
NORTH GARDEN There is an additional garden to the north side of the property which has a spacious lawn, apple trees, natural hedges and a gate to the private drainage area. Timber garden shed and oil storage tank.
A DOUBLE WIDTH OPEN FRONTED BARN STYLE GARAGE with outside steps up to a boarded loft with power supply and which could easily be adapted as a home office or hobbies area.
The North Garden and the Double Garage is the area in which the planning consent for an additional dwelling is approved for.
The detailed planning consent for the additional detached property is located where the existing double barn style garage and north gardens is. This allows for the choice to either develop the existing land according to the plan or to remain as an investment opportunity.
An excerpt from the architects (Amorphous Design Architecture and Interiors) design synopsis;
“The proposal sits in a row of irregularly spaced cottages along Ockley lane. Their origins are from an estate near the Grade ll* listed Ockley Manor and associated farmstead buildings, which are classified as historic buildings from the post medieval period. From a thorough investigation of the site and its local environment, our new improved proposal was recognised for its detailed analysis and strategic approach. Our response was to incorporate the history of the area. Combining natural flint and local slate as external materials, resulted in unifying the past and present into a contemporary, spacious and comfortable dwelling.“
There is approved outlined planning consent for 500 homes, a primary school and a community building north of Clayton Mills which lies to the west of Barn Cottage. The development has now been acquired by Taylor Wimpey and more information about their proposed development can be found online.
Ockley Lane, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8NX
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Hassocks Station0.9 miles
- Burgess Hill Station1.4 miles
- Wivelsfield Station2.2 miles
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