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4 bedroom detached house for sale

RURAL STAPLEFIELD

£895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Pretty period 4 bedroom cottage in nearly 4 acres
  • Quiet secluded position.
  • Lavishly stocked formal gardens and gently sloping wooded valley
  • Stream and contemplation pool with decking area
  • Inglenook fireplace.
  • Garage and driveway parking
  • Modernised accommodation with contemporary extensions
  • No chain.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

It is rare that a house comes to the market with this level of charm and character, particularly one that sits so perfectly within its own stunning gardens and grounds that includes a wooded valley, stream and a glorious outlook over meadows. The late owners of this extraordinary property spent almost 60 years creating a beautiful 3 bedroom home comprising a 17th Century Grade II listed cottage with award winning gardens that were open to the public through the NGS until just a few years ago.

The timber framed former pair of farm workers cottages evolved through the centuries to become a delightful homestead in just under 4 acres of land much of which now consists of light woodland planted by the owners who have been in residence for over 6 decades.

The original period features remain with contemporary mono-pitched roof extensions to both ends, providing user friendly additions of kitchen breakfast room and a spacious third reception room. Despite its age the house has a number of modern twists which includes among other things solar energy, a well fitted kitchen, oil fired central heating and 2 bathrooms.

Approached along its own gravel driveway from the lane that terminates in front of the garage and workshop with a path leading over a bridged stream to the front door. Exposed oak joinery is much in evidence with a traditional inglenook to both the principal receptions. A lovely orangery at one end of the ground floor provides the perfect vantage point to look out across the lawns.

The grounds are spectacular and a testament to the vision the vendors had to create not just a pretty formal garden but also a place of interest and surprises. The principal accommodation faces due south as do the formal lawns. From here the visitor is drawn through a tunnel of lime trees to the croquet pitch enclosed by neat hedging and beyond to various pathways leading down to the stream and a contemplation pool with elevated viewing deck. The light woodland is a haven for wildlife and is strewn with various flowering shrubs and an abundance of naturally occurring spring flowers.

This property will appeal to the buyer seeking peace and tranquillity within a beautiful character cottage that is remote and yet just a mile or so from the village green with its cricket square, ancient church and two pubs, famous locally for their good food and hand drawn ales.

Location
Situated in a leafy road, the property is about a mile from this pretty village green with its cricket pitch and pavilion, two popular pub/restaurants and the beautiful parish church.

Handcross and Cuckfield offer the nearest High Street shopping about 5 minutes drive away. The mainline railway can be found at Haywards Heath (5 miles) with regular services into London Bridge and Victoria from 45 mins approx.

Staplefield has a primary school adjoining the church and the village falls into the Warden Park catchment for secondary schooling. For those who enjoy walking, running or cycling the area is a haven for these pastimes.

The A23 London to Brighton road is 5 minutes drive at Handcross connecting quickly to Gatwick airport, the coast and the M25.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 May 2019

Nearest stations

  • Balcombe (3.3 mi)
  • Haywards Heath (4.0 mi)
  • Wivelsfield (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Marcus Grimes, Cuckfield

High Street, Cuckfield, RH17 5JU

01444 704161 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Marcus Grimes, Cuckfield

High Street, Cuckfield, RH17 5JU

01444 704161 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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Nearest stations

  • Balcombe (3.3 mi)
  • Haywards Heath (4.0 mi)
  • Wivelsfield (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Marcus Grimes, Cuckfield

High Street, Cuckfield, RH17 5JU

01444 704161 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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