Distances are calculated in a straight line and may not reflect actual travel distance.
This delightful Grade II-listed semi-detached house in the centre of Ditchling village offers a rare opportunity to acquire a historic property in this sought-after community. The building was built in the 15th century of a timber-framed construction which has been refronted with red brick and tile. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and is full of character features including tiled flooring, stained glass windows, exposed wood beams and a cavernous inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove. Beautifully presented throughout, the property has been sympathetically modernised without losing any of its original charm. Immediately upon entering the property there is a generous, multi-purpose storage area to one side which could be used as a study, with an adjacent ground floor WC. Reception rooms include a formal dining area with front aspect and a very spacious 19ft sitting room leading to the kitchen. The 19ft kitchen is fitted with a range of attractive base units complemented by wooden worktops. Within the kitchen there is a range cooker with additional space available for freestanding appliances, and a second dining area ideal for day-to-day dining as a family.
The first floor can be accessed via two separate staircases, with one at the rear of the property leading to the third bedroom, creating an ideal guest suite. The central staircase leads to a landing which is fitted with built-in storage, with two double bedrooms opening off including a master bedroom with en suite shower room. In addition, there is a family bathroom with ‘Jack and Jill’ access to the third bedroom.
The picturesque downland village of Ditchling has a variety of local shops, including arts and craft workshops, a museum and Post Office, plus The Larder, an excellent delicatessen selling local produce and cafes such as The Green Welly. In addition, there are pubs including The Bull and The White Horse, a village church and a primary school. A wider range of shops are available at Hassocks, about two miles to the east, which also has a mainline train station to London Bridge/Victoria (approximately 55 minutes). The city of Brighton and the south coast are about nine miles distant. The M23/A23 provides good access to Gatwick and the national motorway network.
The property is accessed directly from Lewes Road with the popular Larder delicatessen next door. To the rear there is a delightful courtyard garden laid to brick which is enclosed by high painted brick walls covered with climbers providing a high degree of privacy. There is ample space for garden furniture and a wood-framed garden porch which offers useful storage space.
2 Bath/Shower Rooms (1 En Suite 1 Jack and Jill)
Approx. 1584 Sq Ft / 147.2 Sq M
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate