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Arranged over two floors is this beautifully presented period villa offering an elegant and modern interior whilst retaining a number of period features. These include high ceilings, rooms of generous proportions, exposed wood flooring, a number of fireplaces, a delightful tiled open porch and ornate interior cornicing to the reception rooms. The property is entered via an elegant entrance hall with a galleried staircase rising to the first floor. With a convenient and spacious layout the reception rooms flow from the central hallway, including a charming sitting room and dining room to the front, both with a pretty fireplace and bay window. Of note is the 19ft drawing room with its striking cornice detail, opening onto a conservatory with patio doors to the terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room is appointed with fitted wooden units and a central island complemented by granite work surfaces. Appliances include a dishwasher and a freestanding range cooker with five-burner gas hob, with plumbing for additional white goods in the adjacent utility room.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms and a study, all beautifully presented with modern interiors. The master bedroom features fitted cupboards and an en suite bathroom with cubicle shower and heated floor. The three further bedrooms share a modern family bathroom with an integrated bath with glass shower screen and stylish twin basin unit.
The picturesque downland village of Ditchling lies just 1.6 miles from the famous Ditchling Beacon and its surrounding nature reserve in the South Downs National Park. The village 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 is 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 approached by double iron gates opening onto a gravel drive with parking for several cars, enclosed by a wall to the front. Hedges and a climbing wisteria to the front of the property provide year-round interest. Side access leads to the rear garden which is laid to mostly level lawn and features mature trees and shrubs, a pergola and a path leading to a wood shed and fruit trees at the bottom. Adjacent to the house is a paved patio area with ample space for outdoor furniture and steps down to the lawn between a stone balustrade.
2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite)
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