This fabulous four-bedroom detached family home is offered with extensive outbuildings and surrounding gardens, with striking interiors that perfectly display the character of this historic property. While the décor is presented in a contemporary style, updates to the interiors have perfectly preserved a number of desirable period features including exposed brickwork and flint walls, solid wood doors and feature inglenook fireplace. The historic Forge itself has been sensitively converted into a magnificent double height living space with an exposed timber truss roof and a study set on a minstrels gallery. There is a full-height fireplace, with doors looking out to the patio which extends the living space in the warmer months. Additional reception rooms include a separate dining room also with open fire, opening to a cosy snug. The kitchen/breakfast room also offers space for day-to-day dining with a breakfast area. The kitchen has been fitted with country style units complemented by quartz worktops and a selection of appliances including an AGA and twin built-in Bosch ovens.
The first floor accommodation is accessed via a stunning study/gallery room which is a mezzanine offering views over the substantial living area. Also on the first floor are two good-size double bedrooms arranged together, including a master bedroom with a walk-in dressing room and an en suite shower. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms that have spectacular far-reaching views. In addition, in what was once the stables is a self contained one bedroom annexe.
The village of Pyecombe provides a number of amenities in a rural setting yet is handily located close to the A23 making it ideal for the commuter. The South Downs National Park surrounds the village and the property is located on the South Down Way, offering fantastic walking and riding country. Nearby there are good road links to Ditchling, Hassocks, Burgess Hill and Brighton, with the A23 linking the latter to London. There is an excellent selection of both state and private schools in the area. TRAIN SERVICES: Hassocks (3 miles) has a mainline railway station with services to London Victoria/London Bridge (from 58 minutes).
Outside there are vast, delightful gardens which wrap around three sides of the property and offer spectacular views over the South Downs National Park. Features include a patio ideal for barbecues in the summer months, and attractive lawn areas. To one side of the property there is space for up to four cars, as well as a separate double garage. The modern garage has an attached one-bedroom annexe complete with self-contained kitchen, shower room and living room.
2 Bath/Shower rooms (1 En Suite)
Total of approx. 2770 sq ft / 257 sq m