With a convenient location in the heart of Ditchling village, popular for its independent shops and cafes, this characterful terraced house is believed to date back to circa 1725 and forms an integral part of the street scene of this lovely village. The property is of a very versatile arrangement over three floors, with a highlight being the uniquely designed split-level courtyard garden to the rear, which can be accessed from both the ground and first floors. In recent years London House has been subject to a number of high specification updates by the vendor, creating a stylish and contemporary family home. Notable improvements include the installation of a new ‘Alpha’ gas-fired boiler, a fabulous deVOL country-style kitchen with built-in seating area, a stunning mural wall in the sitting room decorated by luxurious ‘Mythical Land’ wallpaper by Kit Kemp for Andrew Martin, and equally fabulous wall dressings in some of the bedrooms.
The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall leading to the rest of the accommodation. In addition there is a good size double bedroom with storage, which, accompanied by a cloakroom across the hall, makes this well suited to guest accommodation for visiting friends or family.
The main living space is situated on the first floor and comprises a fabulous open plan kitchen/living room, a cloakroom and a study/dressing room which could equally be well suited to a snug. On the second floor there are three double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room.
The outside areas at London House are truly enchanting and offer a variety of areas for alfresco entertaining. The central brick block paved courtyard is generous in size offering several different areas for all of the family to enjoy. Brick arched stores are located to the rear of the terrace that make for useful extra storage. There is a further brick arched studio an ideal set up for an artist or someone requiring a separate office, it has light and power. Steps then lead from the courtyard up to a galleried walkway and lawned garden with a raixed timber garden studio. A quiet area to enjoy your stunning surroundings. There is an integral garage with an electronic garage door with a further door accessing the courtyard.
Situated in the very heart of the picturesque downland village of Ditchling, West Street is close to the wide variety of local shops, including arts and craft workshops, a museum and Post Office, plus The Larder, an excellent delicatessen selling local produce, and The Nutmeg Tree tea rooms. In addition, there are pubs including well renowned and award winning The Bull and The White Horse, a village church and a primary school. A wider range of shops can be found in Hassocks (2 miles), which also has a mainline train station to London Bridge/Victoria (approximately 55 minutes). The city of Brighton is situated on the south coast (9 miles). The M23/A23 provides good access to Gatwick and the national motorway network. There are a number of excellent schools in the area, including St. Margaret’s Primary School in Ditchling, Downlands Community Secondary School in Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Brighton College.